Coming on March 30, 2019 — Community Workshop on
How to Navigate the New Los Angeles Zoning Code,
co-sponsored by PPCC & BCC!

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Disaster Readiness Information (“Get Ready for Wildfire” & Earthquake Early Warning Apps, MYN information and Emergency Preparedness Guides)

Bylaws Committee Report – March 2019

Proposed Bylaws Amendments “Redline” (2nd Distribution)
Proposed Bylaws Amendments “Clean” (2nd Distribution)

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Message from the Chair, George Wolfberg

Dear Community,

PPCC continues to look out for Palisadians with critical information presented at Council board meetings about matters of community concern.

At our March 14th Board meeting, we welcomed LAPD Capt. III Vic Davalos, new commanding officer of the West LA Area, who introduced himself to the Board and community and spoke about his background and goals.  He emphasized his commitment to working for and with the Palisades community in order to serve our needs. Together with other LAPD officers in attendance (Officers Maria Gray & Ryan Basaker), Capt. Davalos answered numerous questions about crime prevention and enforcement, including gas-powered leaf blowers, home burglaries, vehicle thefts, Neighborhood Watch formation, motorcycle gangs on Sunset and the use of technology in fighting crime.  Most importantly, he repeated the promise made 10 years ago by the Police Chief and since then repeated by all the West LA Area Commanding Officers:  the Palisades will have a 24/7 police car which will be the last to be pulled from our area if an emergency occurs elsewhere.

The First Distribution of proposed PPCC Bylaws amendments (mainly related to changes and improvements in the Elected Representatives’ election process) also occurred on March 14th.  The Bylaws Committee Report, and redline and clean versions of the proposed amendments are linked above.  Look for the Second Distribution, discussion and vote on a motion to adopt the amendments in connection with the next PPCC meeting.

Finally, after discussion the Board unanimously passed a WRAC-recommended motion to oppose video advertising on taxicabs and for-hire vehicles and to support Councilmember Blumenfield’s motion to change Taxicab Rule 415(c).  See PPCC’s position letter sent to City officials here.

Visit the Meeting Recaps for additional information about the March 14th meeting and recent prior meetings.

Looking ahead in March and beyond:

The next PPCC Board meeting will take place on March 28th.  The Second Distribution, discussion and vote on the proposed bylaws amendments will take place at that time, as noted above; additional topics will be noticed in advance.

On Saturday March 3oth, as s a public service to our communities, PPCC and our counterpart in Brentwood, Brentwood Community Council, will co-host a special educational workshop focused on how to navigate the new revised Zoning Code (culmination of the 5+-year long Re:code LA process) soon to be in operation in Los Angeles.  The workshop will take place at 10:30am at Palisades Charter High School, Gilbert Hall.  See the Workshop Flyer and Workshop Speakers flyer, also shown above. All property owners — and anyone with an interest in how property can be developed in the Palisades — will want to attend!

The members of the Nominating Committee will be appointed at our April 11th meeting.  This Committee recommends nominees for the PPCC officers’ positions, with additional nominations from the Board also accepted at our meetings on May 9 and May 23.  The Board then elects its officers at the first PPCC meeting in June.

On April 25th, at the request of CD11, the Bureau of Street Services, Urban Forestry and City Plants, PPCC will hold a discussion about developing a new workable street tree policy for the Palisades with Palisades Beautiful — one of PPCC’s respected Culture & Aesthetics organization members.

As always, I look forward to seeing you around town and at a future meeting.

Best regards,

George Wolfberg
Chair