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10/22 Meeting Recap; Events & Information

Next PPCC Meeting:
PPCC Meeting Agenda November 12, 2020 (agenda pending)  

Message from the Chair

Dear Community,

Coronavirus:  PPCC stands with the Palisades community as we all struggle to cope with the pandemic and the resulting directives.  We will continue to be a voice for Pacific Palisades during this difficult period.  We invite you to visit:

Alternate Area & At-large Representatives:  
At the October 22, 2020 meeting, the Three Chairs Committee announced its nominees for Alternate representative positions, who were then elected unanimously by the Board.  Each Alternate comes with an impressive background and a desire to serve the community.  See Alternates List.  We welcome the new Alternates to the PPCC Board!

Improvements to Chautauqua/PCH & Chautauqua/Sunset intersections: Representatives of CD11 and LADOT gave presentations at our October 22 meeting on improvements to these intersections.  We were pleased to learn from Eric Bruins, CD11 Transportation Director, that a left-turn signal is being installed at the Chautauqua/Sunset intersection (for westbound traffic on Sunset turning left onto Chautauqua southbound). The signal had been sought by community members since the fatal motorcycle accident in 2017, and is expected to reduce collision incidents at this location going forward.

We also heard from Tim Fremaux, LADOT Senior Transportation Engineer, about changes under consideration for the difficult Chautauqua/PCH intersection, including possible new lane markings, signage and changes in turning lanes. Board and community members also gave input, stressing the long-standing concern about drivers constantly making dangerous & illegal turns onto PCH from the left lane heading southbound on Chautauqua (instead of making the required u-turn onto W. Channel Rd.). Mr. Fremaux listened to many suggestions for improvements and indicated that he will consult with Caltrans representatives regarding what can or cannot be done on PCH. PPCC will continue to actively monitor efforts to improve the intersection.

Palisades Beach Detail:  We recently received alarming word that budget cuts may soon result in elimination of our critical Beach Detail. The Executive Committee has therefore written a letter to Mayor Garcetti and Councilmember Bonin, stressing the importance of the Detail for the public safety of our community and urging City officials to provide sufficient funding for its retention.  See Beach Detail Funding Letter Similar letters were also submitted by PPTFH and Assemblymember Richard Bloom. We have received this response from Councilmember Bonin:  CM Bonin Letter.

Next PPCC meetings:

November 12, 2020:  (Tentative) consideration of motions recommended to member councils by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC), including elimination of the State legislature’s “gut-and-amend” bill process (deferred from the 10/22 meeting); other topics to be announced.

PPCC holds only one meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month during November and December. The December meeting is normally the Awards Event gala, which we’re not able to hold this year due to the pandemic conditions.  We will determine soon whether the Board will meet on December 10, 2020 (TBA at the November 12th meeting).

Note:  Per decision of the Executive Committee as authorized by PPCC Bylaws, due to exigent circumstances all PPCC meetings through January 31, 2021 will be conducted via Zoom videoconference.

I look forward to seeing you at upcoming PPCC Zoom meetings . . . . Meanwhile, stay safe and well — and don’t forget to VOTE!

Best regards,

David Card