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 (2020-2021):
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)
David Card, PPCC Chair (Committee Chair)
David Kaplan, 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, 2021):
Function:  to nominate officers who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VII, Sec. 1)
Membership pending  (April 2021)

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)
David Kaplan, PPCC Vice-Chair (‘committee Chair)
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer
Nancy Niles, Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club President
John Padden, PPCC PRIDE Representative & President
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
David Card, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)
Heather Cohen, Data Scientist (technical advisor/non-voting)

Three Chairs Committee (Alternates Nomination, 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)
Membership pending (September 2020)

Other Ad Hoc Committees

Awards Selection Committee (Citizen of the Year/Golden Sparkplug/discretionary Pride of the Palisades Awardees – if event held):
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 & decision on 2020 event pending

Awards Event Committee (Holiday Meeting & Awards Celebration – if event held)
Function:  to coordinate all details and produce the annual event honoring the PPCC Awardees.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive (Sec. 4.d)
Membership & decision on 2020 event pending

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 Kaplan, PPCC Vice-Chair
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
Andrew Wolfberg, PPCC Area 8 1st Alternate
David Card, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Community Plan Update Committee (CPUC):
Function:  to begin reviewing the Brentwood-Palisades Community Plan, working with a companion committee in Brentwood and making recommendations to the PPCC Board regarding possible Plan revisions in advance of the City’s update process (expected to begin in 2021).
David Card, PPCC Chair & landscape designer (Committee Chair; ex officio/non-voting)
Amy Baker, PPCC Palisades Elementary School Representative, past Governing Council member
Richard Blumenberg, PPCC Civic League Representative, LUC member & architect/AIA
Christin Cho, resident, parent of children in local schools & litigation attorney
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor, LUC member & transportation planner
Howard Robinson, PPCC Area 3 2nd Alternate, LUC Chair & planning consultant
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative & LUC member
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary, LUC member & past Chair
Randy Young, Palisades historian, past PPCC Chair & participant in prior Community Plan revision process

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
David Kaplan, PPCC Vice-Chair
Rick Mills, PPCC Area 4 Representative
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
David Card, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Palisades Forestry Committee (PFC):
Function:  to conduct research and make recommendations to the PPCC Board about developing an Urban Forestry Policy (including street tree selection) for the Palisades.
PFC 9/1/19 Report
Resolution re Street Tree Selection Policy
Cindy Kirven, Pacific Palisades Garden Club (Committee Chair)
Jo Ann Bright, Pacific Palisades Garden Club, landscape designer
Bill Bruns, Friends of the Palisades Library
Kelly Comras, PPCC Area 1 2nd Alternate, landscape architect/FASLA
Mary Schulz, Pacific Palisades Garden Club
Michael G. Terry, Palisades Beautiful, landscape designer
Lisa V., Palisades tree activist
Marilyn Wexler, PPCC Area 7 2nd Alternate, SMCCA
Lisa Cahill, tree activist & former CD11 Palisades Deputy (advisor/nonvoting)
Stephen Du Prey, City of LA, Urban Forestry Division (liaison/nonvoting)
Lisa Smith, registered Consulting Arborist (advisor/nonvoting)
Durrah Wagner,  CD11 Constituent Advocate (advisor/nonvoting)
David Card, PPCC Chair, landscape designer (ex officio/nonvoting)

Liaisons to Regional Coalitions/Committees/Government

Emergency Preparedness Officer (liaison to the City Emergency Management Dept.)
K.C. Soll, Palisades resident, Red Cross MYN facilitator & C.E.R.T. coordinator
Emergency Preparedness Initiative

PCH Task Force
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor
David Card, PPCC Chair

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

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

WRAC Land Use & Planning Committee (WRAC-LUPC)
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary (primary)
(1st alternate pending)