PPCC Land Use Committee (LUC) information here.  

Introduction:  PPCC has one standing committee (the Executive Committee), three committees required under the PPCC Bylaws for specific purposes, and several ad hoc committees.  Current committee names and membership are listed below.  All committees dissolve as of June 30th of each year; on July 1st each year, the Executive Committee’s officer membership is automatically reconstituted and other committees are formed or reconstituted at the Chair’s discretion and/or as directed by the Bylaws. For further information about committee formation please see PPCC Bylaws & Procedures, or contact info@pacpalicc.org.

PPCC’s liaisons to regional coalitions, committees and/or government, appointed by the Chair under his/her general administrative authority, are also listed below (following the PPCC committee listings).

Standing Committee

Executive Committee (2019-2020):
Function:  to act on behalf of the PPCC Board only when immediate action is required and the Board is unable to act, and to give advice and counsel from time to time as requested by the PPCC Chair; the officers and Chair Emeritus (automatic committee members) by majority vote appoint the two remaining members (one organizational and one area/at-large representative).
PPCC Bylaws (Art. V, Sec. 3)
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (Committee Chair)
David Card, PPCC Vice-Chair
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
Maryam Zar, PPCC Chair Emeritus
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative
John Padden, PPCC PRIDE Representative

Required “Specific Purpose” Committees

Nominating Committee (Officers Election, 2020):
Function:  to nominate officers who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VII, Sec. 1)
Membership pending (April 2020)

Election Committee (Elected Representatives Election, 2020):
Function:  to implement and supervise the public election of area and at-large representatives.
PPCC Bylaws (Attachment A, Sec. 1)
Membership pending (June 2020)

Three Chairs Committee (Alternates Nomination, 2019-2020):
Function:  to nominate alternate area and at-large representatives who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VIII, Sec. 1.C & D)
Maryam Zar, PPCC Chair Emeritus (Committee Chair)
Richard F. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer and past Chair
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary and past Chair
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/nonvoting)

Other Ad Hoc Committees

Awards Selection Committee (2019 Citizen of the Year/Golden Sparkplug/discretionary Pride of the Palisades Awardees):
Function:  to review nominations and select the person(s) to receive the Citizen and Sparkplug Award(s) and under special circumstances to select a recipient of “Pride of the Palisades” recognition.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive (Sec. 4.a)
Membership pending (September 2019)

Awards Event Committee (2019 Holiday Dinner & Awards Gala)
Function:  to coordinate all details and produce the annual event honoring the PPCC Awardees.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive (Sec. 4.d)
Membership pending (September 2019)

Bylaws Committee:
Function:  to consider, draft and recommend proposed Bylaws amendments for adoption by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws & Procedures
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer (Committee Chair)
David Card, PPCC Vice-Chair
David Kaplan, PPCC Area 6 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
Andrew Wolfberg, PPCC Area 8 1st Alternate
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Land Use Committee (LUC):
Function:  to help standardize and professionalize the PPCC Board’s consideration of zoning and land use related issues by offering thorough, consistent and well-researched analysis and recommendations to the Board.
LUC Policy & Procedures 
Committee email/requests to review projects:  luc.ppcc@gmail.com
Howard Robinson, PPCC Area 3 2nd Alternate (Committee Chair)
Richard Blumenberg, PPCC Civic League Representative
Steve Cron, PPCC  Area 2 Representative
Rick Mills, PPCC Area 4 Representative
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Meeting Room Management Committee
Function
:  to coordinate & expedite PPCC meeting room set-up and closing.
Sue Kohl, PPCC Area 5 Representative
Miriam Schulman, PPCC Wildfire Safety Advisor
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
PPCC Youth Advisors (as available)
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/nonvoting)

Organization Notification Committee:
Function:  to notify and follow-up with organizational members regarding the bylaws requirements for annual designation of representatives and organization certification.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VIII, Sec. 1.A; Appendix A); Certification Requirement
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary (Committee Chair)
David Card, PPCC Vice-Chair
Sue Kohl, PPCC Area 5 Representative
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/nonvoting)

Palisades Forestry Committee:
Function:  to conduct research and make recommendations to the PPCC Board about developing an Urban Forestry Policy for the Palisades.
David Card,  PPCC Vice-Chair, landscape designer (Committee Chair)
Jo Ann Bright, Pacific Palisades Garden Club
Bill Bruns, Friends of the Palisades Library
Kelly Comras, PPCC Area 1 2nd Alternate, landscape architect/FASLA
Cindy Kirven, Pacific Palisades Garden Club
Michael G. Terry, Palisades Beautiful, landscape designer
Marilyn Wexler, PPCC Area 7 2nd Alternate, SMCCA
Lisa Cahill, CD11 Palisades Deputy (advisor/nonvoting)
Stephen Duprey, City of LA, Urban Forestry Division (liaison/nonvoting)
Mary Schulz, Pacific Palisades Garden Club (participant/nonvoting)
Lisa V., Palisades tree activist (participant/nonvoting)
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/nonvoting)

Liaisons to Regional Coalitions/Committees/Government

Emergency Preparedness Officer (liaison to the City Emergency Management Dept.)
Cathi Ruddy, PPCC Woman’s Club Representative
Emergency Preparedness Initiative

PCH Task Force
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC)
www.westsidecouncils.com
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary  (primary)
David Card, PPCC Vice-Chair (1st alternate)
Maryam Zar, PPCC Chair Emeritus (advisor/WRAC Chair)

WLA Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer (primary)

WRAC Land Use & Planning Committee (WRAC-LUPC)
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (primary)
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary (alternate)