AGENDA Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 

Westwood Community Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  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

 

  1. Reading of the WCC’s Mission Steve Resnick, Westwood Homeowners Association

 

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

 

  1. Certification of Quorum

 

  1. Adoption of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
  2. Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  3. Tuesday, May 20 , 2014

 

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

 

  1. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons
  2. Office of State Senator Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, District Representative
  3. Report on Public Hearing with California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), City Attorney, and Planning Department leadership and Westside community representatives
  4. Report on DMV Handicapped Placard Abuse and undercover enforcement in Westwood Village
  5. Office ofCouncilmember Paul Koretz:  Katherine Hennigan, Economic Development Director
  6. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Daniel Tamm, Westside Area Representative/Chief Service Officer
  7. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer
  8. UCLA Community & Local Government Relations:  Carmen Healey, Assistant Director

 

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

 

  1. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members
  2. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and community events of interest to the Westwood Community (informational only, no discussion)
  3. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard
  4. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association): Thursday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
  1. UCLA Fall Quarter 2014 Instruction Begins: Thursday, October 2
  2. Westwood Neighborhood Council: Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall; 10822 Wilshire Boulevard
  3. Westwood Library “Quartet-in-Residence” Free Concert: Sunday, October 12, 2:30 p.m., 1246 Glendon Avenue – Fiato String Quartet performance and post-reception catered by Tanzy
  • Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard
  • Westwood Hills Property Owners Association Annual Meeting: Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 p.m., Westwood Presbyterian Church, Hoffman Hall; 10822 Wilshire Boulevard – Retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will be the featured special guest and speaker
  1. Westwood Community Design Review Board: Wednesday, October 15, 7 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard
  2. Westwood BID Board of Directors (Westwood Village Improvement Association): Thursday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue
  3. SPECIAL EVENT: LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station “West L.A. Night Fundraiser” with Sharon Stone: Saturday, November 1, 6:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars (benefitting LAPD youth programs, cadets, and unfunded high priority Station needs)
  4. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

 

  1. Reports from Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees/Liaisons
  2. Planning and Land Use Committee: Michael Metcalfe, Chair
  3. Tender Greens: Report on revised design to respect architectural integrity of 1931 “El Encanto” building, an historic Cultural Resource, and request for support for Conditional Use Beverage Permit (CUB) to allow sale of beer and wine for on-site consumption at 1109 Glendon Avenue.
  4. New Fraternity House at 611 Gayley Avenue: Report on review of preliminary design and CUP Reply

 

  1. Old Business
  2. Report on Appeal outcome for Simms Commercial Development Lindbrook-Gayley project (former National Theater site), filed by Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association – Sandy Brown

 

  1. New Business
  2. WRAC Resolution on LAFD Hiring: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council urges the City of Los Angeles to continue to adequately fund the recruitment, hiring, and training of new firefighters to bring the Los Angeles Fire Department back to full strength by Fiscal Year 2019. – Steve Sann
  3. WRAC Resolution on proposed Sidewalk Vending Ordinance: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council expresses deep concerns regarding the Chief Legislative Analyst Report 114-05-0361, dated May 13, 2014, relative to various recommendations relating to the City’s Street Vending Policy. WCC believes the following issues must be resolved before any new ordinance moves forward:   Overlapping regulatory responsibility and possible gaps in enforcement requirements; liability; trash, locations and/or zones where permitted; resources for permit compliance given the mobility aspects of these carts; allocation of scare sidewalk space, whereas other uses must be permitted to use the public right of way; ADA compliance/ obstruction of the public right of way; noise, odors, and hours of operation; sanitary conditions for food vendors including hot water, hand washing, etc.; impacts upon brick and mortar stores and jobs; BIDs have to pay for services, and sidewalk vendors pay nothing; sales taxes are not necessarily collected; finally, the WCC also requests an opt-out procedure. – Steve Sann
  4. WRAC Resolution on Hillside Residential Development: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council supports the establishment of emergency measures to control excessive truck activities in the hillside areas including the enforcement and monitoring of permits, haul routes, and truck staging areas on the Westside. – Steve Sann
  5. WRAC Resolution on People Street Projects: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council urges the Mayor, LADOT, and the City Council to amend the process for consideration of design of L.A. People Street project (including parklets, plazas, and bicycle corrals) to include a requirement for advance notice to, and consultation with, Neighborhood and Community Councils. To the extent possible, designs and locations should comply with local Specific Plans. We also urge the program to comply with CEQA, as applicable. – Steve Sann
  6. Resolution on proposed Bicycle Corral in Westwood Village: Resolved, that the Westwood Community Council does not support the Department of Transpiration’s proposed location of placing a bicycle corral on Broxton Avenue, in an existing red curb space in the street. in front of the Broxton Parking Garage at 1036 Broxton Avenue, but supports installing it on the backside of the Broxton sidewalk, south of the El Paseo (CPK) Building, and to have it painted in the City-approved Westwood Village Streetscape color “Westwood Blue” (Benjamin Moore #805) to match the existing Westwood Village Street Furniture Program. – Wolfgang Veith
  7. Resolution on Enforcement of Federal, State, and Local Laws, Regulations, Sanctions, Divestment, and Anti-Terrorist Acts Against the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) in Westwood: (language to be provided prior to meeting) – Sandy Brown and Roozbeh Farahanipour
  8. Resolution on Three-Week Notice to Westwood Neighborhood Businesses for the Removal of Illegal Signs, Street Banners, Symbols, and Advertisements Promoting Relations With, Providing Services To, and Conducting Business With, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) and it Related Institutions and Companies: (language to be provided prior to meeting) – Sandy Brown and Roozbeh Farahanipour

 

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard

 

  1. 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 http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org 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.

 

 

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