Agenda – September 20,2016

Westwood Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 ▪ 7:00 p.m.

Belmont Village Westwood ▪ Town Hall community room (ground floor)
10475 Wilshire Boulevard ▪ Westwood ▪ Los Angeles, CA  90024

Call to Order:  Steve Sann, Chair

Reading of the WCC’s Mission Statement: Steve Resnick, President, Westwood Homeowners Association

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

Certification of Quorum

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

Special Discussion and Q&A with U.S. Postal Service representatives and Westwood community stakeholders on mail delivery, mail theft, and other postal issues. U.S.P.S. representatives will include: Ken Snavely, Los Angeles Postmaster; Edwin Mendoza, Manager, Barrington Post Office; and Angela Ferris, United States Postal Inspection Service – Mail Theft Division. (Special thanks to Janet Turner and the Office of Congressman Ted Lieu for arranging this presentation.)

Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report)
Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Field Representative & Constituent Services
LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
Office of California Senator Ben Allen: David Lorango, Ambassador
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz:  Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field Deputy
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
UCLA Government and Community Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

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

Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (information only, no action):
Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. (third Weds. every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd.
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Blvd.
Oktoberfest The Musical: “An Almost True Story”: original live musical performance on stage weekly Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m., thru November 27; Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Boulevard;
UCLA Fall Quarter 2016 Instruction Begins: Thursday, September 22
“Music and Movies” Family Matinee at Crest Theater: Saturday, September 24, 2:30 p.m. Live Music, 3:00 p.m. screening of “The Muppets Movie”; 1262 Westwood Blvd.; (310) 470-1518
West L.A. Chamber “First Wednesday Breakfast” with Congressman Ted Lieu: Wednesday, October 5, 7:00-9:00 a.m.; Olympic Collection, 11301 West Olympic Boulevard
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Blvd.
Concert at Westwood Library: Sunday, October 9, 2:30 p.m. featuring Fiato String Quartet and post-show reception hosted by Tender Greens; Westwood Branch Library; 1246 Glendon Avenue
Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC): Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall, 10822 Wilshire Blvd.
Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard
Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District): Thursday, October 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Thurs. every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave.
Westwood Village Improvement Association Annual Meeting (WVIA): 2015-16 Year in Review featuring “Westwood: The Future is Now” with Zev Yaroslavsky; Tuesday, October 25, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Geffen Playhouse; 10886 Le Conte Avenue
Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons

Old Business – None

New Business
Discussion and possible Resolution on “Persian Square, Next Exit” signs placed on 405 Freeway (southbound at Wilshire Boulevard exit, northbound at Santa Monica Boulevard exit), and accompanying declaration that “Persian Square is defined by the stretch of Westwood Blvd. between Pico and Wilshire” without public notice to, or consultation with, Westwood Neighborhood Council, Westwood Community Council, Westside Neighborhood Council, affected Westwood homeowner associations (including Westwood Homeowners Association and Westwood South of Santa Monica Boulevard Homeowners Association), or property owners and business owners along affected segments of Westwood Boulevard: Nathan Khakshouri, Roozbeh Farahanipour, and David Hekmat.

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)

Next Regular WCC Meeting:  Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

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.