Message from the Chair, George Wolfberg
Summer is now here and we have already witnessed brush and grass fires in Southern California. With increasing temperatures, our hillsides are becoming tinder dry. The Los Angeles Fire Department has an informative website at LAFD Brush Information. Learn, comply, and be safe! Of course, best wishes for a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday.
On June 27, PPCC hosted our Councilmember Mike Bonin, who spoke to an overflow crowd of engaged Palisades residents for almost 90 minutes! Q&A ranged from sidewalk & street repairs, state preemption of local land use control, status of the dog park and library bookstore, to overnight beach access, Potrero Canyon fencing, safety improvements at the Sunset & Chautauqua (traffic signal), Chautauqua & PCH and Temescal Canyon & PCH intersections — and many more topics of concern to the community. We thank Mike for engaging with us!
We also had a report on June 27 from Land Use Committee (LUC) Chair Howard Robinson, who explained that the LUC had met and re-visited the project proposed for the old Jack-in-the-Box (JIB) site and had voted to recommend a Board position on the matter. See LUC Recommendations to the Board. Due to time constraints the Board was unable to take a position; the matter was postponed to the July 25th PPCC meeting.
Please click on the Meeting Recaps link above for a more detailed recap of our June 27th meeting.
This summer, the Board meeting dates will be July 25 (topics: 1) LAX Landside Modernization Plan update; 2) Board consideration of LUC recommendations regarding the JIB site project), and August 22 (topics: 1) latest news about recycling from the Bureau of Sanitation; 2) Gladstones Redevelopment Project briefing (deferred from July 25); 3) “3 Chairs” Committee Nomination and Board election of a new 2nd Alternate At-large Representative). We will resume our regular meeting schedule in September (meeting twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month).
NOTE: Due to a Citywide change in library policy, PPCC meetings at the Palisades Branch Library must now take place from 6pm-7:50pm. The new earlier meeting times will begin on July 25. We appreciate the cooperation of all meeting attendees in exiting the meeting room and taking all conversations outside before 8pm (Library closing).
We also call the community’s attention to a message received from the California Coastal Commission in response to a PPCC inquiry concerning rumors that the coastal zone boundary had been or was being redrawn in some Palisades areas (see Coastal Commission Map Clarification message linked above).
Don’t forget to visit the PPCC Calendar for information about upcoming events of interest to Palisadians!
As always, I look forward to seeing you around town and at a future meeting.