Please see link below for an announcement on the recent
passing of our esteemed past Chair, George Wolfberg
Interested residents of PPCC Areas 4 and 6 are invited to apply for the now-open 2nd Alternate Representative seats for these areas on the PPCC Board; application deadline 5pm, March 15. See Alternates Application Notice.
Message from the Chair
PPCC’s first meeting in February took place on February 13, 2020. One of the first orders of business was to nominate and elect David Kaplan (former Area 6 Representative) as PPCC’s Vice-Chair. A respected member since 2014, David was elected by a unanimous vote of the Board.
As announced at the meeting, PPCC is now inviting residents of PPCC Areas 4 and 6 to apply for the open 2nd Alternate Representative positions in their respective areas. For information about eligibility and how to apply, see the Alternates Application Notice. The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on March 15.
I also announced additional Board member & committee appointments & changes. See the PPCC leadership pages for listings of current officers, elected representatives, organizational representatives, advisors and committees.
We also honored our esteemed former Chair, the late George Wolfberg, at our February 13th meeting, with members recalling fond memories of George. The Board unanimously passed a resolution supporting a motion by Councilmember Mike Bonin to name the new park in the Palisades in George’s honor: “George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon.”
In addition, the Board voted unanimously to approve a letter recommended by the PPCC Palisades Forestry Committee, commenting on the City’s proposed Sidewalk Repair Program (Street Tree Removals) Draft EIR.
Please visit the Meeting Recaps page for a more detailed recap of our February 13th meeting.
Upcoming PPCC meetings:
February 27: Nick Melvoin, LAUSD Board Member, was scheduled as our guest speaker but is unable to attend; we will reschedule his presentation for a future meeting. His District Director Allison Polhill will attend and present information about the Teacher of the Year Award celebration.
March 12: 1) The new LAPD West Division Commanding Officer, Capt. III Jonathan Tom, will be our guest and be introduced to the Board and community; 2) LADWP representatives will give an informational presentation on water & power rates and billing (note: the representatives will not be able to answer questions about individual bills; see below on how to contact DWP about specific billing questions).
March 26: 1) City Controller Ron Galperin will speak to the Board about City finances & audits and will answer our questions; 2) CD11, LADOT & Caltrans representatives will provide information about potential improvements to the PCH / Chautauqua intersection; 3) the “3 Chairs Committee” may nominate candidates for the open Areas 4 and 6 Alternate Representative seats, with a possible election by the Board.
Questions about LADWP bills: PPCC reminds the community that residents who believe they have been overbilled should contact LADWP Community Liaison Deborah Hong at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing name, address, contact information, account number & nature of the complaint.
I encourage Palisadians to visit the PPCC Disaster Readiness page for a wealth of information on how to protect against wildfires and other disasters. And don’t forget to visit the PPCC Calendar for information about upcoming events of interest.
I also encourage community members to contribute to PPCC’s operations by donating toward our annual expenses. PPCC receives no support from any agency and is entirely dependent on contributions from the community to sustain its operating expenses. The suggested donation for individuals is $25. Click on the Donate page to contribute.
I look forward to seeing you around town and at future PPCC meetings!