Agenda September 17, 2013

 Westwood Community Council Meeting 

A G E N D A 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. 

Belmont Village Westwood Town Hall community room (ground floor) 

10475 Wilshire Boulevard Westwood Los Angeles, CA 90024 

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the Council’s Mission and Purposes: David Hekmat, Mary & Robb’s Westwood Café

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. Adoption of the Minutes of previous meetings

7. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons

A. Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

B. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Katherine Hennigan, Director of Economic Development

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

D. UCLA Community & Local Government Relations: Carmen Healey, newly appointed Assistant Director (written report only; she plans to attend our November WCC meeting)

Fifth Annual UCLA Volunteer Day, Tuesday, Sept. 24: 7,000+ volunteers, 50 project sites in all 15 City Council Districts, five County Supervisorial Districts, and many Assembly, Senate, and Congressional districts. Local sites include: Belmont Village Westwood, Vintage Westwood Horizons, California Veterans Home/VA Medical Center, Bessie Pregerson Child Development Center, University High School, Emerson Middle School, Palms Middle School, Webster Middle School, Mark Twain Middle School, and UCL A Lab School. Information:

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

9. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members

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

i. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard

ii. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, September 18, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

iii. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association): Thursday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.

B. Update on Arts ReSTORE LA, Nov. 1-24 in Westwood Village (Thursdays-Sundays, 15 days total)

i. Urban pop-up village inhabited by designers, craftpersons, purveyors, and innovators. Opening Night: Friday, Nov. 1, continuing through Sunday, Nov. 24; Thursday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans include: dosa, Fallen Fruit, ForYourArt, Freehand, Heather Levine, IKO IKO, Iron Curtain Press, Loyal Dean, Tanya Aguiñiga, craft workshops by Unique LA, Whitman’s Beard Used Bookstore, and more. Street Performances curated by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP), and a UCLA student “hub” programmed with activities for students by students

C. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

10. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

A. Planning and Land Use Committee: Michael Metcalfe, Chair

i. Meeting with L.A. City Director of Planning Michael LoGrande and Planning Department staff regarding Westwood Village Specific Plan and enforcement issues

11. Old Business

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

B. 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

C. WRAC Resolution on Murals in Residentially Zoned Neighborhoods: Steve Sann

D. WRAC Resolution on Mayor’s proposed consolidation of L.A. City Departments of Planning, Building & Safety, Code Compliance Unit, and planning functions of Department of Transportation, plan-check functions of Fire Department, and land-use planning functions of Department of Public Works – Bureau of Engineering: Steve Sann

12. New Business – None

13. 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)

14. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

15. 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.