Message from the Chair, George Wolfberg

Dear community members,

As we head into the fall, your PPCC remains busy looking out for you and organizing for the year ahead.

PPCC is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 election of Area and At-large representatives to the PPCC board.   Nine members of our 23 member board were elected by the community to serve two-year terms, beginnning October 1.  They will take their seats at the first board meeting in October (October 11, 2018).

The newly-elected representatives for the 2018-2020 term are:

Area One:     Joanna Spak
Area Two:     Steve Cron
Area Three:  Haldis Toppel
Area Four:    Rick Mills
Area Five:     Sue Kohl
Area Six:       David Kaplan
Area Seven:  Steve Boyers
Area Eight:   Reza Akef
At-large:        Alan Goldsmith

The vote count was announced at the PPCC meeting on September 13.  For details about the results and and to view the Committee’s recommendations for possible future changes, see the Election Committee Report and Results Data Sheet.

PPCC thanks all the candidates for their willingness to participate in the public election process and commitment to serving the community.  We also thank the members of the Palisades community for participating in the election process by voting.  Finally, we thank the Election Committee, led by David Card, American Legion representative to the board, for its responsible management of the election.

I’m also pleased to announce that PPCC is now accepting applications for Alternate Area and At-large representative positions from interested community members. Eligible individuals may apply for 1st or 2nd Alternate representative positions, or both.  Applications must be received by 9pm on September 30.  For details on how to submit applications and other requirements, click on either the link above this message or the green “Alternates Application” button on the upper right hand side of this page.

The PPCC board meeting on September 13 featured not only the Election Committee report, but also an update on commercial aircraft noise by 2017 Golden Sparkplug Award Winner Debbie Warfel.  Meeting attendees were also treated to an introduction to the new Porta Via Cafe coming soon to the Palisades Village project, by General Manager Ryan Hill.  Everyone enjoyed the generous “Taste of Porta Via,” with delicious sandwiches and house-made potato chips!

We are all looking forward to the grand opening of the Palisades Village project, with a ribbon cutting set for 9:45am on September 22, 2018.

PPCC’s next board meeting will take place on September 27, 2018, at 7pm at the Palisades branch library.  The agenda will include an announcement about the 2018 Citizen of the Year and Golden Sparkplug Awards nominations and Awards Gala;  a briefing on the state’s REAL California Driver License/ID law (deferred from the September 13 meeting); and a presentation about the Safe, Clean Water ballot initiative (Measure W parcel tax).

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

Best regards,

George Wolfberg