Message from the Chair George Wolfberg and Vice-Chair David Card
With the experience of the frightening recent Palisades and Getty Fires, the wildfire threat to our community remains ever-present. First and foremost, we thank our first responders for protecting us (see “thank you” messages to firefighters, linked above). Residents are encouraged to attend the Public Safety Town Hall on November 9, 10am-1pm at Paul Revere Middle School. Please also visit Disaster Readiness Information (PPCC’s Disaster Preparedness page), for a wealth of information on how to protect against wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters. Don’t forget to contact our Emergency Preparedness Officer, Cathi Ruddy, for information about preparing for all types of emergencies.
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2019 Citizen of the Year & Golden Sparkplug Awards. The awardees will be selected by the PPCC Awards Selection Committee (with input from the board), and will be announced at the PPCC meeting on November 14. A celebration of the honorees will take place the PPCC holiday meeting on December 12, at the PP Woman’s Club Clubhouse (more details to come)!
Our October 24th meeting featured three important “action” items:
1) The “Three Chairs” Committee nominated, and the board unanimously elected, Quentin Fleming to the position of 2nd Alternate At-large Representative. We welcome Quentin – a former PPCC 1st Alternate At-large Representative – to the board!
2) The board considered a recommendation by the Land Use Committee (LUC) concerning the Calvary Christian School application for Plan Approval of its Conditional Use Permit and for a Coastal Development Permit. See LUC Summary. The board approved language, agree to by the school, of a proposed condition of approval regulating concurrent use of facilities at the site. The board voted unanimously not to object to the application, contingent on the submission and adoption of the condition. See PPCC Position on Planning Application and PPCC Position Letter.
3) The board considered a resolution recommended by the Palisades Forestry Committee (PFC), for board approval of the PFC Mission Statement and proposed street tree selection policy for the Palisades. The board voted nearly unanimously to adopt the resolution. See Street Tree Selection Policy Resolution. It is hoped that PPCC’s adoption of the policy will expedite the resumption of street tree planting in the Palisades.
Please visit the Meeting Recaps page for a more detailed recap of our October 24th meeting.
PPCC meets once a month in November and December:
November 14: Our honored guest speaker will be Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin; the 2019 Citizen of the Year & Golden Sparkplug Awards honorees, and a possible (discretionary) Pride of the Palisades honoree, may also be announced.
December 12: The PPCC Holiday meeting & Awards celebration will take place in the PP Woman’s Club Clubhouse – stay tuned for more details to come!
Don’t forget to visit the PPCC Calendar for information about upcoming events of interest to Palisadians.
We both hope to see you around town and at a future meeting!