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WCC Sets New October 29 date for Rescheduled September Meeting

The Special Meeting announced for Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 7:00 p.m. has been CANCELED and RESCHEDULED.  The new date is Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. This will be a Zoom Teleconference meeting.

Guests will include Councilmember Paul Koretz and UCLA Graduate Student Sam Siegal, reporting on his study of preservation of Westwood Village.

*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. 

New Date for September Board Meeting

The regularly scheduled September 15, 2020 meeting of the Westwood Community Council has been RESCHEDULED for:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

at 7:00 p.m.

via Zoom 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

One tap mobile 

+16699009128,,7482345507#,,,,0#,,455451# US (San Jose) 

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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) 

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

The recheduled  meeting  accommodates the schedule of our special guest presenter, Samuel Siegel.  

Mr. Siegel, who is a June 2020 Masters of Urban Planning graduate from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (and lifelong Westwood resident), devoted his Luskin “Capstone” graduate research project to an examination of Westwood Village, with a particular focus on the role that historic preservation and historic restoration in the Village can play in its revitalization, as Westwood Village reaches its Centennial in 2029.

In January our Council voted to be the official sponsor (“client”) for Sam’s Capstone research project and he promised to return to our Council to present his final report, findings, and recommendations.

Sam will complete and file his final report later this month, and will  present his findings to our Council on

Wednesday, September 30th, at our Zoom Teleconference meeting.

In addition to Sam’s report, we will also have our regularly scheduled reports from government and agency officials, and conduct other regular business at that time.

Plan to join us!

Best regards,

For the Westwood Community Council…

Steven Sann

New Businesses coming into Westwood Village and Businesses operating or reopened during COVID-19 Pandemic

As a service to the community, WCC has compiled the following list showing the status of Westwood Village businesses as they continue or resume operations following this summer’s extended Covid-19 Pandemic shutdown, or prepare to open new operations in Westwood Village. (This is the most up-to-date information as of August 31, 2020. If you notice any errors or omissions, please email WCC Chair Steven Sann directly at stevesann2001@yahoo.com. Verified corrections will be made in a future update of this list. Please credit Westwood Community Council when sharing, citing, or quoting from this information.)

New Businesses CONFIRMED Coming into Westwood Village:

  1. Alfred Coffee, 1154 Westwood Boulevard (former Peet’s Coffee site; under construction)
  2. Duffl, 950 Gayley Avenue (former Cell Bzz site; under construction)
  3. Dun Huang (noodles), 1081 Gayley Avenue (former El Pollo Loco site; under construction)
  4. Jadore by Mr. Habibi, 940 Broxton Avenue (former Shahi Café/Gypsy Café site; already opened)
  5. Kreation Organic Juicery, 1134 Westwood Boulevard (former Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches site; lease signed, in entitlements)
  6. Krispy Rice, 10975 Weyburn Avenue (former Tomodachi Sushi site; already opened)
  7. Let’s Go 4 Tea, 952 Gayley Avenue (formerly L Kitchen; under construction)
  8. Meet Fresh (Taiwanese Boba and desserts), 10923 Weyburn Avenue (former Jerry’s Deli site; construction completed, opening soon)
  9. Nick the Greek Souvlaki and Gyro House, 10959 Kinross Avenue (former D1 Café site; under construction)
  10. Northern Café Chinese Hot Pot, 1061 Broxton Avenue (former Spireworks site; already opened)
  11. Primo’s Donuts, 10948 Weyburn Avenue (former Stan’s Donuts; lease signed, in entitlements)
  12. Print Center, 10929 Weyburn Avenue (former Jerry’s Deli site; under construction)
  13. Sender One (climbing, fitness, and yoga gym), 10887 Lindbrook Drive (former Festival Theater site; under construction)
  14. Splatterz (paint-your-own-pottery arts and crafts store similar to Color Me Mine), 1036 Broxton Avenue, Suite D (former One Source Facilities Group site and Art One Gallery; lease signed with City, in entitlements)
  15. Sweetgreen, 10922 Kinross Avenue (former Headlines Diner site and additional adjacent spaces on Kinross; in entitlements)
  16. The Watermark at Westwood Village, 947 Tiverton Avenue (14-story former Vintage Westwood Horizons site; construction nearly completed, opening expected October 2020)
  17. 99 Ranch Market, 1360 Westwood Boulevard (former Ross Dress For Less site) (a few blocks south of the Village) (lease signed; in entitlements)

Westwood Village businesses already reopened, or announced they will be reopening:

  1. Aahs! (already reopened)
  2. Ali Hair Salon (already reopened)
  3. Ami Sushi (already reopened with sidewalk patio dining)
  4. Barney’s Beanery (already reopened with LA Alfresco sidewalk and patio dining)
  5. Bollywood Bites (already reopened with LA Alfresco Dining in the Street)
  6. Broxton Brewery & Public House (already reopened July 16 with LA Alfresco Dining in the sidewalk, expanded outdoor seating, and patio dining)
  7. California Pizza Kitchen (has been serving take out and carry out orders throughout the entire pandemic; Note: the Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization; after much back and forth with their Westwood landlord, CPK has recently decided to KEEP their Westwood Village location open, according to the landlord; CPK will be finalizing this decision to remain open in Westwood Village in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on 9/1/2020) 
  8. Campus Shoe Repair (already reopened)
  9. Campus Shop (already reopened)
  10. Capelli Hair Salon (announced on Instagram they are reopening week of 9/1/2020)
  11. Christian Science Reading Room (already reopened for curbside pickup)
  12. Copymat (already reopened)
  13. Corner Bakery Café (already reopened third week in August)
  14. Crazy Falafel (already reopened)
  15. Diddy Riese (already reopened)
  16. Dip ‘n’ Mix (already reopened)
  17. Eyes of Westwood (Dr. Patrick Doyle) (already reopened)
  18. Fellow (announced they are reopening in September with sidewalk dining, following interior remodel, new chef, and newly expanded Gallerie space)
  19. Flax Pen to Paper (already reopened)
  20. Footaction (already reopened)
  21. Freddy & Liana’s Hair Salon (on Weyburn; closed, but then reopened)
  22. Frozenland (already reopened)
  23. Gary’s Custom Tailoring (already reopened) 
  24. Gushi Korean BBQ (already reopened)
  25. Headlines Diner (already reopened with patio dining)
  26. Heather Taylor Home (already reopened, after it appeared they were closing permanently, and landlord put up a “For Lease” sign, which has since been taken down)
  27. The Hideout at the W (already reopened for patio dining)
  28. Hotel Palomar (already reopened) (on Wilshire)
  29. House of Meatballs (already reopened with LA Alfresco Street Dining)
  30. Ichi Tea & Sushi (already reopened)
  31. Jadore by Mr. Habibi (new restaurant replaced Shahi and Gypsy Café; already opened with sidewalk dining and hookah)
  32. Jews For Jesus (already reopened)
  33. Junbi Matcha (already reopened)
  34. Kazu Nori (already reopened with LA Alfresco Dining in the Street)
  35. La Belle Hair and Skin (already reopened)
  36. Le Pain Quotidien (apparently WILL be reopening in Westwood; Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization; it was originally announced that LPQ would be closing ALL 19 of their California locations, but the company has since walked that back, and apparently they WILL be reopening in Westwood, Beverly Hills and several other Southern California locations, according to the Manager of the Westwood store; Note: the Robertson LPQ store apparently is NOT among those stores that will be reopening)
  37. The Little Branch Vintage (already reopened)
  38. London Cleaners (already reopened)
  39. Marine’s Officer Selection Center (already reopened)
  40. Michael K Jewelers (already reopened)
  41. Muriel Chastanet Fine Jewelry (already reopened)
  42. Napa Valley Grille (will be reopening; reportedly they have resolved their outstanding lease issues and will reopen, according to their landlord Douglas Emmett)
  43. Nekter Juice Bar (already reopened)
  44. Noah’s NY Bagels (already reopened)
  45. Northern Café Chinese Hot Pot on Broxton (new restaurant opened during pandemic, already opened)
  46. Papersource (already reopened)
  47. Phoenix Salon Suites (already reopened)
  48. Poké Bar (already reopened)
  49. Oakley’s Barber Shop (already reopened; is cutting hair outdoors per Governor’s orders) 
  50. Onkei Ramen (already reopened)
  51. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop (already reopened for in store sales)
  52. Salon Platinum Black by Michael Hasse (already reopened)
  53. Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers (already reopened; held their Annual Vault Sale in July, which they extended by popular demand for a total of three weeks, and posted record sales figures!)
  54. Skylight Gardens (already reopened with LA Alfresco sidewalk dining)
  55. Sontre Nail (already reopened; doing nails on sidewalk in accordance with Governor’s orders)
  56. Sports Rush (already reopened)
  57. TLT Food (already reopened)
  58. Tower Cleaners (already reopened)
  59. Upside Down Café (already reopened)
  60. Urban Outfitters – Men (already reopened)
  61. Urban Outfitters – Women (already reopened)
  62. Verizon (already reopened)
  63. Village Eyes Optometry (Dr. Jon Vogel) (already reopened)
  64. Violet Bistro, Shop & Cooking School (already reopened with LA Alfresco sidewalk and patio dining)
  65. W Hotel (already reopened August 14)
  66. Westwood Bodega (already reopened)
  67. Westwood Branch Public Library (already reopened as a hub for curbside pickup)
  68. Westwood Copies (already reopened)
  69. Westwood Flower Garden (already reopened)
  70. Zuma Housing (already reopened)
  71. And more 

Westwood Village “essential” businesses that remained open throughout COVID-19 pandemic (or only closed intermittently due to protests, riots, or government ordered curfews):

  1. 7-Eleven
  2. Amazon @ Westwood
  3. Avis Rent a Car
  4. Baja California Tacos
  5. Bank of America – Westwood Boulevard 
  6. Bank of America – Wilshire & Midvale
  7. Bella Pita
  8. BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse
  9. The Boiling Crab
  10. California Pizza Kitchen (stayed open for delivery and carry out throughout the pandemic, and plans to remain open in the Village)
  11. Cava Mezze Grill
  12. Chase Bank – Wilshire & Westwood
  13. Chase 24-Hour ATM Storefront – Westwood Boulevard
  14. Chevron Gas Station
  15. Chick-Fil-A
  16. Chipotle
  17. Citibank – Westwood Boulevard 
  18. Citibank – Wilshire & Westwood
  19. City National Bank – Wilshire & Glendon
  20. City Target
  21. Comerica Bank – Glendon
  22. CVS Pharmacy 
  23. Denny’s Diner
  24. Elysee Café & Bakery 
  25. Enzo’s Pizzeria
  26. Espresso Profeta
  27. The Farmacy
  28. Fatburger 
  29. Fat Sal’s Deli
  30. FedEx Office
  31. First Foundation Bank – Wilshire
  32. First Szechuan Wok
  33. Frida Mexican Cuisine
  34. Gayley @ Lindbrook Apartments
  35. The Glendon Apartments at Westwood Village
  36. Habibi Café
  37. Habibi Lounge & VIP Room
  38. Hangry Moons
  39. Hilgard House Hotel & Suites
  40. Image Wireless/Cell Phone Repair (CPR)
  41. In-N-Out
  42. Italian Express
  43. It’s Boba Time
  44. Jersey Mike’s
  45. Lamonica’s NY Pizza 
  46. Ministry of Coffee
  47. Mon Amour Café & Mon Amour VIP Room (Habibi)
  48. Mr. Rice
  49. Native Foods
  50. Northern Café Dumpling House (Gayley)
  51. Northern Café Chinese Teppanyaki (Weyburn)
  52. Palihotel Westwood Village
  53. Pinches Taco
  54. Plaza La Reina Hotel & Residences
  55. Ralph’s Fresh Fare
  56. Rite Aid Pharmacy
  57. Royal Palace Westwood Hotel
  58. Scrubs Unlimited
  59. Share Tea
  60. Smoke Spot
  61. Starbucks – Westwood Boulevard
  62. Starbucks – Weyburn & Broxton
  63. Stop Market
  64. Subway
  65. Taco Bell
  66. Tacos 1986
  67. Tender Greens
  68. Tocaya Organica
  69. Trader Joe’s Market
  70. UCLA Blood & Platelet Center 
  71. UCLA Tiverton House
  72. Union Bank – Wilshire
  73. The UPS Store
  74. U.S. Bank – Wilshire
  75. U.S.P.S. Post Office – Village Station (Gayley)
  76. The Vape Lounge 
  77. Veggie Grill
  78. Wells Fargo Bank – Le Conte
  79. Wells Fargo Bank – Wilshire
  80. Westwood Center Pharmacy
  81. Westwood Sporting Goods (already reopened)
  82. Westwood Village Ambassadors (Block by Block)
  83. Westwood Wireless
  84. Whole Foods Market 
  85. And more 

Westwood Village businesses currently closed by government order and planning to reopen, pending approval from Governor Newsom, Mayor Garcetti, and L.A. County COVID-19 guidelines:

  1. Regency Fox Westwood Village Theater
  2. Regency Bruin Theater
  3. Landmark Regent Theater
  4. Geffen Playhouse
  5. Hammer Museum
  6. Angeles Academy of Music
  7. UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood Center
  8. UCLA Extension English Language Center
  9. UCLA Extension Samuel Osher Learning Center (Gayley Center)
  10. UCLA Extension Gayley Center and Plato Society
  11. Geffen Academy at UCLA

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.