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Next PPCC Zoom Meeting:
January 28, 2021 (see agenda for Zoom log-in)

Message from the Chair

Dear Community,

Coronavirus:   PPCC stands with the Palisades community as we continue to cope with the pandemic and the resulting directives.  We invite you to visit:

Board Meeting Update:   
PPCC’s first meeting of the new year took place on January 14, 2021.  The meeting was well-attended, with many community members interested in the various agenda topics. Our guest speaker was LADWP Community Affairs Liaison Deborah Hong, who attended along with LADWP Electrical Services Managers Ruben Hauser and Dominic Cerulli.  They reported on the status of the power pole replacement project in upper Temescal Gateway park and also addressed concerns about the risk of fire due to inadequate brush clearance or poor condition of utility poles.

We also had a report on the work of the PPCC Palisades Forestry Committee, as well as updates on matters we’ve been monitoring, including the status of unauthorized use of the Riviera Country Club’s Longworth maintenance gate (see Letter to Bonin) and significant legislative matters impacting the Palisades (see Legislation Update). In addition, after extensive discussion with board and audience members (including parents and educators), PPCC’s board passed a motion to prioritize safe elementary school reopenings (see Schools Motion), along with two other motions recommended by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC).

For more details about the January 14th meeting, see the Meeting Recap.

Future PPCC meetings:
January 28, 2021:   Zac Gaidzik, West/Metro LA Field Deputy for County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, will present information about the status of vaccinations and COVID-related matters; the Board may also consider motions to oppose new housing density bills (SB 9 and 10) which seek to add more density (more houses, more people) in our R1 zones (essentially eliminating most single-family zoning), yet fail to contain an unconditional exemption for the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (all of the Palisades).
February 11 and 28, 2021:   Topics to be announced.

Note:  Per decision of the Executive Committee as authorized by PPCC Bylaws, due to exigent circumstances PPCC meetings going forward will be conducted indefinitely via Zoom.

I look forward to seeing you at PPCC Zoom meetings in 2021!

Best regards,

David Card