Thank You to First Responders, Local Officials and Volunteers
Your Community Council thanks and commends the many government employees and volunteers who have served with bravery and distinction during the current horrific fire event. Of course our firefighters from local stations have been sent many miles away to provide days of unrelieved mutual aid during the Woolsey fire. The Police and parking enforcement corps demonstrated flexibility and rapid decision making working to create a safe corridor for hundreds of neighbors who evacuated along PCH. Even the Big Blue Bus showed nimble response when the #9 route lost access to PCH and missed passengers were picked up by shuttles. Palisades Charter HS as a designated evacuation center hosted persons forced out of their homes. The Red Cross and ordinary people stepped up in ways we will never know. And more; thank you to all.
To the community: Please enhance your planning by visiting the Resources Tab above to learn more about your personal disaster preparedness options and stay safe!
Awards Gala Invitation
Message from the Chair, George Wolfberg
I am honored to announce the exceptional 2018 PPCC Awards Honorees:
Co-Citizens of the Year: Jimmy Dunne and Bob Harter
Golden Sparkplugs: John Steadman and Dede Vliestra
Pride of the Palisades: Arnie Wishnick
Information about their amazing accomplishments can be found on the Awards Honorees Information page linked above.
The awards will be presented at the annual Holiday Dinner and Awards Gala at Gladstones Restaurant on December 13. This will be a festive evening, featuring famed Palisadian Sam Lagana as Master of Ceremonies, silent and live auctions with items for bid that are unique to PPCC and the Palisades community, and celebration of community with our Honorees. The Gala invitation is posted above. To RSVP and purchase tickets, please click on the green Buy Tickets button below the invitation. RSVP Deadline: December 9. Conact firstname.lastname@example.org for details regarding submission of tribute ads in the commemorative event program book. Submission deadline: December 1.
At PPCC’s last board meeting on November 8, the board considered a motion that had been postponed from the October 25 meeting concerning the proposed residential project involving eight homes on Marquette St. Following discussion, the board passed a motion calling for 1) the City to seriously consider the neighbors’ detailed concerns and the developer to provide the community with all plans, including sewer and sewer ejector plans; 2) the City to consider the appropriateness of the use of lot line adjustments in lieu of a subdivision process, and 3) the City to determine if the street has been withdrawn from public use, and if so, determine the ramifications. A PPCC position letter has been submitted to the case file: Marquette Project Letter.
Other meeting highlights included presentations by Eric Bruins (CD11 Transportation Deputy) and Steve Lantz (Area Four Alternate and Transportation Director for the South Bay Cities Coalition of Governments) on City and regional policies/regulation of dockless electric scooters and bikes; as well as a briefing by the County Dept. of Public Works on a proposed new beach walk path that will close the current 0.6 gap between the Santa Monica border and the Temescal Canyon parking lot, with the existing trail to be widened to create two separate paths for pedestrians and bicyclists. See more information at Beach Walk Path Presentation.
Visit the Recent Meetings Recap page, also linked above, for more details about the November 8 meeting.
Looking ahead, the next PPCC event will be the December 13 Holiday Dinner and Awards Gala. There are no other regular board meetings in November and December. In 2019, the board will resume its regular meeting schedule on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (January 10 and January 24). Meeting topics will be announced.
I look forward to seeing you around town and at a future meeting.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to all!