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WCC Board May Meeting Set for Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Via Zoom

In order for our WCC to hold a meeting this month and take up business, WCC will hold its first Zoom Teleconference/Videoconference Meeting* onTuesday, May 19th beginning at 7:00 p.m. .  (Special thanks to John Heidt for setting up this Zoom meeting.)  

The one major item from our March agenda that is rescheduled for this month is a special presentation by Zuriel Espinosa, City Planning Associate from the Los Angeles City Planning Department, on possible amendments to the Westwood Village Specific Plan. These amendments under consideration include food use definitions, numerical limitations on food uses, parking requirements, and location of parking.


In addition to Zuriel, joining us on our Zoom Teleconference meeting will be Christine (Mahfouz) Saponara, Senior City Planner, and Susan Wong, City Planner.  All three planners are very familiar with Westwood Village and our Specific Plan: both Zuriel and Christine previously staffed our Westwood Design Reveiw Board (DRB) for multiple years, and Susan Wong spent several years in Westwood as a UCLA graduate.
You can participate via Zoom on your desktop, laptop, iPhone, or other Smartphone using the link below.  (Note: if you have not already done so, you must download the Zoom App using the link below.)  Or you can join the Zoom meeting by telephone using one of the phone numbers below.  Note the Meeting ID and Password below.

Call in: (669) 900-9128  Meeting ID: 748 234 5507  Password: 455451

Join the Zoom Meeting by using this Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7482345507?pwd=Y2pkYnhxWSszUGtzbHducGdoZExZQT09

(Note: To join the Zoom video, you must download the Zoom App prior to the meeting.)

To join the Zoom meeting by telephone, please use one of the following Dial-in Numbers:

 (669) 900-9128 US (San Jose) ▪ (346) 248-7799 US (Houston) ▪ (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago)

(646) 558-8656 US (New York) ▪ (253) 215-8782 US (Tacoma) ▪ (301) 715-8592 US (Maryland)
We have also invited our various governmental and agency representatives and liaisons to participate and give us their reports and updates.  Of course, members of the public are welcome to listen in, and participate in, the Zoom Telephone Conference meeting, in accordance with our Bylaws.


Kindly RSVP by hitting “reply” to this email, to confirm whether we can expect your participation in our first WCC Zoom Teleconference meeting tomorrow.

I look forward to having you join us on our first WCC Zoom Teleconference meeting on Tuesday, May 19th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued service to our Westwood community…and please continue to Stay Safe!
With kindest regards,
For the Westwood Community Council….
Steve Sann
STEVEN SANNChairWestwood Community Council907 Westwood Boulevard, # 203 | Los Angeles, CA  90024-2904
t: 213.448.8147 (direct) | e: stevesann2001@yahoo.com

*Public meeting by Teleconference are permitted per State of California Executive Order N-29-20.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. 

Teleconference Meeting* 

Call in: (669) 900-9128 Meeting ID: 748 234 5507 Password: 455451 

Join the Zoom Meeting by using this Link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7482345507?pwd=Y2pkYnhxWSszUGtzbHducGdoZExZQT09

(Note: To join the Zoom video, you must download the Zoom App prior to the meeting.) 

To join the Zoom meeting by telephone, please use one of the following Dial-in Numbers: 

(669) 900-9128 US (San Jose) ▪ (346) 248-7799 US (Houston) ▪ (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago) 

(646) 558-8656 US (New York) ▪ (253) 215-8782 US (Tacoma) ▪ (301) 715-8592 US (Maryland) 

For more information about the Westwood Community Council (WCC) please visit: http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org 

1. Call to Order and Reading of WCC Mission Statement: Steve Sann, Chair 

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

3. Certification of Quorum 

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

5. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (subject to availability) (3-5 minutes per report) 

A. LAPD West L.A. Community Police Station: Officer Pete Ojeda, Westwood Senior Lead Officer 

B. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services 

C. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager: Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative 

D. Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Fernando R. Morales, District Director, Metro/West L.A. 

E. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Tanaz Golshan, Senior Area Representative, West Valley & West L.A. 

F. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Westwood Field & Policy Deputy 

G. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director 

6. Special Presentation from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning and possible motion on proposed amendments to the Westwood Village Specific Plan related to food use definitions, numerical limitations on food uses, parking requirements, and location of parking: Zuriel Espinosa, City Planning Associate 

7. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members 

A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (Information only, no action). 

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

9. Old Business 

10. New Business 

11. 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) 

12. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 p.m., Location TBA (may be Zoom Teleconference Meeting) 

13. Motion to Adjourn 

*Public Meetings by Teleconference are permitted per State of California Executive Order N-29-20. 

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 MUST NOTIFY THE CHAIR VERBALLY OR BY USING THE ZOOM NOTIFICATION BUTTON, AT THE TIME THAT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE CALLED FOR. This agenda is posted for public review at http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org online. 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. 

Belmont Village Westwood Town Hall community room (ground floor) 

10475 Wilshire Boulevard Westwood Los Angeles, CA 90024 

For more information about the Westwood Community Council (WCC) please visit: http://www.westwoodcommunitycouncil.org 

1. Call to Order: Steve Sann, Chair 

2. Reading of the WCC Mission Statement: John Heidt, Westwood United Methodist Church 

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

4. Certification of Quorum 

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

6. Reports from Government and Public Agency Liaisons (3-5 minutes per report) 

  • A. LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station: Christopher Ragsdale, LAPD Senior Lead Officer 
  • B. Office of Congressman Ted Lieu: Janet Turner, Senior Field Representative & Constituent Services 
  • C. Office of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, Jamie Kennerk, Field Representative 
  • D. Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti: Ami Fields-Meyer, West Los Angeles Representative 
  • E. Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz: Jasmine Shamolian, Field & Policy Deputy 
  • F. UCLA Government and Community Relations: Carmen Healey, Assistant Director 

7. Special presentation, project update, and possible motion on the proposed State licensing of The Watermark at Westwood Village, 947 Tiverton Avenue (former Vintage Westwood Horizons site) – Allison R. Marty, Managing Director, Watermark Retirement Communities 

8. Announcements and Concerns from Board Members 

  • A. Upcoming public hearings, meetings, and other events of interest (Information only, no action; see calendar of meetings, public hearings, and events of interest at end of this Agenda). 
  • B. 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood – Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m. (meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, free parking on site). 
  • C. Kelly Music Building (aka Alice’s Restaurant/Tanino Ristorante), 1041-1043 Westwood Boulevard – Successfully declared a Historic-Cultural Monument by Los Angeles City Council in December 2019 
  • D. Grand Opening of The Galerie at Fellow, 1073 Glendon Avenue, Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., art exhibition by artist Rachel Rubinstein and unveiling of new special event space (free to the public) 

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

10. Old Business 

  • A. Report on Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners’ meeting of January 16th re proposed second synthetic Multipurpose/Soccer Field at Westwood Park (aka “Tommy’s Field”) – Sandy Brown 

11. New Business 

  • A. Presentation and discussion on proposed Westwood Village historic preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse framework to achieve community revitalization, and proposal to engage UCLA Urban Planning Masters student and fourth-generation Westwood resident Samuel Siegel to prepare a Capstone Research Project report and presentation to the WCC in May 2020 – Steve Sann and Sam Siegel (Masters Candidate, Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs) 

12. 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 minutes per speaker) 

13. Next Regular WCC Meeting: Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m., Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall community room, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard 

14. Motion to Adjourn 

EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE WESTWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL (WCC) ON AN AGENDA ITEM MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER’S REQUEST CARD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE WCC CHAIR PRIOR TO THE WCC’S CONSIDERATION OF THAT ITEM. In accordance with its Bylaws, the WCC shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for members of the public to address the WCC on agenda items at the time the respective item is considered. Individual testimony on agenda items shall be limited to two (2) minutes per person. Public comments on all other non-agendized topics of interest to the public which are within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the WCC shall be made during the General Public Comment period, and 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 for each agenda item and each speaker depending on the number of speaker request cards received and the time available for each agenda item and each non-agendized topic. Items may be called in any order at the discretion of the Chair. 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 for motor vehicles and bicycles in its underground garage, which may be 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. 3 

Westwood Calendar of Upcoming Meetings, Public Hearings, Holidays, and Events of Interest: 

2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westwood: Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m., meet at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Friends of Westwood Library Pop-Up Book Sale: Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Westwood Branch Public Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue (free parking on site) 

Grand Opening of The Galerie at Fellow: Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., art exhibition by artist Rachel Rubinstein and unveiling of new special event space, public invited, 1073 Glendon Avenue 

Opening Celebration of new Hammer Museum Exhibition: Saturday, February 1, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Paul McCarthy – Head Space Drawings (1963-2019), 10889 Wilshire Boulevard; rsvp: hammer.ucla.edu/winterparty20 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive 

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

President’s Day Holiday: Monday, February 17 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, February 19, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Iconic Westwood Village Guided Tour and Bar Crawl: Saturday, February 22, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m., Co-sponsored by Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID) and Los Angeles Conservancy, featuring five Westwood Village restaurants & bars – Audrey at the Hammer, Broxton Brewery & Public House, Fellow, Rocco’s Tavern, and Skylight Gardens (ticketed event, 21+; $30/per guest includes small bites and one drink per location) 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

North Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (NWNC): Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.; (first Wednesday every month); UCLA Weyburn Commons, Village View Room (4th floor), 11020 Weyburn Drive 

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board (WWNC): Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. (second Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westwood Community Council Board (WCC): Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (third Tuesday every other month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall, 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Board (WRAC): Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. (third Wednesday every month); West L.A. Municipal Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1645 Corinth Avenue 

Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB): Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 p.m. (first and third Wednesday every month); Belmont Village Westwood, Town Hall; 10475 Wilshire Boulevard (free parking on site) 

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board (WVIA) (Business Improvement District “BID”): Thursday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. – (third Thursday every other month); Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Avenue 

WCC Votes to Support Sepulveda Pass Heavy Rail

At its July meeting, WCC’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to support a one-seat Valley-Westside Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project alignment that provides below-ground heavy rail with a terminal on the UCLA campus and a direct connection to the Westwood Purple Line. In so doing, the Board rejected an alternative proposal that would link the Valley and LAX via an above-grade monorail down the center of the 405 freeway.

The monorail alternative would carry fewer passengers than the heavy rail options and would not connect directly with UCLA which is expected to generate a large proportion of the cross-mountain passengers. This monorail option proposes to link to UCLA by building an elevated people mover that would pass above both Wilshire and Westwood Blvds. to reach campus. This latter proposal is called a two-seat option because passengers must use two conveyances to reach their desitinations and is expected to reduce UCLA-bound ridership on the proposed cross-mountain service.

In other action, the Board voted to support a Westwood Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) motion to support Citywide Sign Ordinance Version B+ which disapproves amnesty for existing unpermitted billboards, disapproves “grandfathering” of pre-2009 sign districts, restricts new off-site signs, including digital billboards among other provisions.

Sepulveda Transit Corridor on WCC July Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the WCC Board will take place at 7 p.m., July 16, 2019, in the Community Room of Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Blvd. The meeting will include a presentation on Metro’s proposed Sepulveda Corridor Transit Project by Renée Fortier, Executive Director of UCLA Events & Transportation, and Dave Karwaski, Director of UCLA Mobility Planning & Traffic Systems.

UCLA Vice Chancellor to Speak at July 17 Board Meeting

UCLA’s new Administrative Vice Chancellor, Michael J. Beck, and Housing Director Peter Angelis, will be featured speakers at the July 17 meeting of the Westwood Community Council Board of Directors. They are expected to address a wide range of topics including Planning for the Olympic Games, housing needs related to increasing enrollments, and the challenges of operating a campus with a daily population larger than many small cities.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Blvd. 90024.  Parking is available under the building.

 

 

ImageHEADS UP!!  New date for WOMP 2014.

WOMP 2014  is scheduled for May 31…….Mark your calendars.

 

Look What's New in Westwood Village

1. Le Conte-Gayley Mixed Use Project (10970 Le Conte Ave.)
Currently before Westwood DRB (9/13/13)
2. Weyburn Terrace (11000 Weyburn Dr) UCLA graduate student housing
3. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen (10959 Broxton Ave.) Under construction
4. Gayley-Kinross Mixed Use Project (10955-10959 Gayley Ave.) Renovation of three-building complex and restoration of historic building facade. Expected completion fall 2014.
5. Shepard Mitchell Building Historic Renovation (1108-1144 Gayley Ave), DRB approved, Expected completion fall 2014.
6. Lindbrook-Gayley Mixed Use Project (10917-10925 Lindbrook/ll08-ll14 Gayley) Under construction.
7. The Gayley at Wilshire (10955 Wilshire Blvd.) R.M.Stern designed 29-story hotel or condominium, fully entitled.
8. Majestic Crest Theater (1261 Westwood Blvd.) Historic cinema reopened May 2013.
9. iPic Theater Westwood (10840 Wilahire Blvd.) Under construction. Expected to open early 2014.
10. Plaza la Reina (10844 Lindbrook Dr.) Luxury extended stay hotel under construction. Expected completion July 2014.
11. The Boiling Crab (1097 Glendon Ave.) Seafood restaurant. Approvals in process. Expected completion early 2014.
12. Holmby Hall Seismic Upgrade and Interior Improvements (901-951 Westwood Blvd./10902-10914 Le Conte Ave,/10901-10909 Weyburn Ave.)Seisimic upgrade and improvements of historic structure. In planning.
13. Broxton-LeConte Mixed-Use Project (corner of Broxton and LeConte) Mixed Use. Planning stages.