Agenda March 19, 2013

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair

2. Reading of the Council’s Mission and Purposes: Shannon Montoya, W Los Angeles – Westwood Hotel

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 Professor Linda Sarna, UCLA School of Nursing, and Dr. Michael Ong, Associate Professor of Medicine – Chair and Co-Chair of UCLA’s Tobacco-Free Campus Steering Committee

i. Report on UCLA’s plan to go Tobacco-Free on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013

7. Adoption of the Minutes of previous meeting

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 (Westwood BID): Andrew Thomas, 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. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Board: Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 a.m. (third Weds. every month); Jerry’s Deli, 10925 Weyburn Ave., second floor meeting room

ii. Westwood Community Design Review Board: (a.) proposed façade alteration, partial restoration, signage program, and Certificate of Appropriateness for Shepard Mitchell Building (10910-10922 Kinross Avenue/1108-1114 Gayley Avenue), a Cultural Resource Building; (b.) proposed façade remodel, signage, and Certificate of Appropriateness for Fab Dog, 920 Broxton Avenue, in Bruin Theater Building, a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument; Wednesday, March 20, 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, March 21, 8:30 a.m. (third Thursday every month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue

B. WCC Committees and Liaison positions

i. Committee Assignment Preferences – please complete and return preference sheets

ii. Solicitation of Candidates for Representation Committee (no fewer than three Members; elected by the Board, on nomination of the Chair)

iii. Solicitation of Candidates for Nominating Committee (no fewer than three, and no more than five, Members; elected by the Board, on nomination of the Chair)

C. Other Announcements or Concerns from Board Members

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

A. Nominating Committee: Carole Magnuson, Chair

i. Election of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary

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

ii. Fourth Annual WOMP: Sunday, April 21, 2013

iii. Donations from businesses, civic groups, HOAs, and individual donors are most welcome (please make WOMP donation checks payable to “Westwood Community Council,” note “WOMP” in the memo, and remit to Rick Chancellor or John Heidt. Thank you!)

C. Ad-Hoc Westwood Village Revitalization Committee: Carol Spencer, Chair

12. Old Business – None

13. New Business

A. Motion to allocate $150 to share expenses with other sponsoring organizations for set-up, clean-up, and security for Los Angeles Mayoral Candidates Run-Off Forum with panelists Jim Newton, Editor-at-Large, Los Angeles Times and Jill Stewart, Managing Editor, LA Weekly, and moderator Robert Kovacic, KNBC4; Monday, April 29, 7:00 p.m., Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Boulevard (subject to final confirmation by two Mayoral run-off candidates). Westwood Community Council voted on January 15, 2013 to co-sponsor this event with other groups including Westwood Neighborhood Council, Brentwood Community Council, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association, and Westwood Homeowners Association: Sandy Brown

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

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

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

E. WRAC Resolution on Digital Billboards and Summit Media Case: Steve Sann 

F. 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, May 21, 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.