Agenda July 16, 2013

Westwood Community Council Meeting


Tuesday, May 28, 2013  7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order:  Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the Council’s Mission and Purposes:  Jackie Freedman, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association

3. Welcome and Introductions of Board members, guests, and members of the public

4. Certification of Quorum

5. Consideration of the Agenda (Note:  items below may not be heard in the order listed.)

6. Special Presentation by Weezie Melançon, WMA Enterprises

A. Report on plan to reopen the Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood

7. Adoption of the Minutes of previous meetings:

A. Tuesday, January 15, 2013

B. Tuesday, March 19, 2013

8. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons

A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station:  Christopher Ragsdale, Senior Lead Officer

B. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz:  Sarah Mallory, Westwood Field Deputy

C. UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Rachel Brashier, Assistant Director

D. Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID):  Eric Norton, Assistant to the Executive Director

9. Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer’s Report:  Dr. Jerry Brown, Treasurer/CFO

A. Reminder – 2013 Voluntary Dues – dues payments for current year are being collected

(please make dues check payable to “Westwood Community Council” and remit to Dr. Jerry Brown)

10. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and community events of interest to Westwood Community (informational only, no discussion)

i. Westwood Community Design Review Board:  Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard; proposed façade alterations, restoration of architectural features, and Certificate of Appropriateness for historic Shepard Mitchell Building (10910-10922 Kinross Avenue/1108-1114 Gayley Avenue), a Cultural Resource Building under the Westwood Village Specific Plan

ii. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board:  Wednesday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Jerry’s Deli, 10925 Weyburn Ave., second floor meeting room

iii. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association):  Thursday, June 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

iv. SAVE THE DATE – Westwood Community Council’s Fourth Annual “Night Out in Westwood Village” community event:  Sunday, June 23, 5 p.m. reception at NINETHIRTY at the W and 7 p.m. performance at Geffen Playhouse of “Yes, Prime Minister” (American Premiere, from London’s West End)

v. Tour of UCLA’s Weyburn Terrace Phase II Graduate Student Housing project:  Date TBA

vi. Simms Project, 10925 Lindbrook Drive/1130 Gayley Avenue:  Excavation has begun

vii. Plaza La Reina, 10844 Lindbrook Drive:  Construction is commencing

viii. iPic Theater, 10840 Wilshire Boulevard:  Theater interior construction delayed due to extended asbestos abatement; opening now projected for November 2013 or early 2014

B. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

11. Report from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

A. WOMP Planning Committee:  Rick Chancellor and John Heidt, Co-Chairs

i. Report on Fourth Annual WOMP:  Sunday, May 19, 2013

12. Old Business – None

13. New Business

A. Resolution on CityTarget request for “Public Convenience and Necessity” determination:  John Heidt

B. Resolution on  Westwood Park, AYSO Soccer Field, and 50-50 equitable expenditure of Quimby Funds:  Wolfgang Veith

C. Resolution on proposed Bike/Bus Lane on Westwood Boulevard:  Debbie Nussbaum

D. Resolution on proposed “Complete Streets” Bike and Bus Lanes:  Debbie Nussbaum

E. WRAC Resolution on Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO) and Proposed Amendments:  Sandy Brown

F. WRAC Resolution on Digital Billboards, Summit Media Case, and proposed Sign Districts:   Steve Sann

G. WRAC Resolution Calling for Written Notice of Public Hearings and Proposed Change in Conditions of Approval (inspired by lack of notice regarding free parking at Westwood Century City):  Steve Sann

14. General Public Comment (on non-agendized topics of interest to the public, within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC) (10 minutes maximum, 2 minute per speaker)

15. Next Regular WCC Meeting:  Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room,10475 Wilshire Boulevard

16. Motion to Adjourn

In accordance with its Bylaws, the Westwood Community Council (WCC) shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC.  Individual testimony within the Public Comment period shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person and up to ten (10 minutes per subject.  However, the WCC Chair has the discretion to modify the time allotted on each subject, to each speaker, and the number of speakers per subject.  Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the WCC Chair.  EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DURING THE MEETING MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL.  The agenda is posted for public review at the Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90024, and at online.  Belmont Village Westwood provides free covered self-parking in its underground garage, accessed from the driveway at 10475 Wilshire Boulevard, and also is accessible via public transportation by all bus lines serving Wilshire Boulevard.  Belmont Village Westwood, including its Town Hall Community Room, is an ADA accessible facility.