On October 12th, PPCC heard from Sergeant Danny Eun, from LAPD West Traffic Bureau. He reported on traffic and enforcement efforts, which have been ongoing since early last summer. He explained that the investigation regarding the fatality that occurred on Sunset and Chautauqua is still pending and that the ‘Ruthless Ryders’ in particular still required ongoing enforcement and strategic efforts for a long-term solution. Sgt. Eun reported that LAPD will continue to enforce speeding along Sunset. The motorcycle task forces focus on Wednesday nights now, and the community has been providing crucial input which has been helpful. Sgt. Eun suggested that public education is critical to decreased speed and promote better driving habits. Officer Clifford introduced himself as the new traffic enforcement officer who will be most active in the Palisades. He cautioned Palisadians that he will ticket anyone breaking traffic laws, not just those riding motorcycles.
Government Reports: Stephanie Cohen gave an update regarding County Measure H housing funds that have begun to trickle in as of October 1st, and will be used to provide wrap around supportive services to housing units for homeless individuals; and Debbie Dyner Harris from Council District 11/Office of Mike Bonin informed us that Chautauqua would be resurfaced. At the request of the community, she said Lisa Cahill (Field Deputy) would be ensuring that all Palisades Fire Roads will be reviewed to ensure they are in good and accessible condition.
By Laws Committee Co-Chair, George Wolfberg, introduced the first reading of proposed by-laws amendments. George read from the Committee Report and provided additional detail. The second reading and discussion will take place at the next meeting of the PPCC, on October 26th, 2017.
Finally, the Chair announced Danielle Samulon as the newest member of the Executive Committee, replacing David Kaplan, whom she thanked for his service. The Board also affirmed the Chair’s nominee for Legal Advisor, Lindsay Conner (Co-Chair of Media & Entertainment Law at Manatt Phelps & Philips), replacing Ron Dean, long-time trusted Legal Adviser to many Chairs dating back as far as 2009 (and beyond). The Chair will thank Ron appropriately with recognition at a time to be announced.
Our thanks to everyone who attended the meeting, and all those who follow our work and engage in the process of protecting and preserving this community by giving us their input and participating in the community-wide conversations of important issues that we regularly address.
Upcoming events – Oct. – Nov. 2017
October 18, Pacific Palisades Park Advisory Board Quarterly Public Meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades Recreation Center, small gym. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23, PP Civic League public meeting, 7:30-9:30pm, Community United Methodist Church Gym, 801 Via de la Paz. For more information email@example.com.
October 24, PP Democratic Club, 6:00-7:30pm, Community meeting at Pacific Palisades Library Meeting Room. Topic: Housing – presentations and discussion on L.A. Housing in the aftermath of County Measure H and City Prop HHH passage, as well as Gov. Brown’s package of 15 Housing Bills. Discussion hosted by Maryam Zar with Guests from LA City Planning Housing Unit, County Homeless Initiative, LA Family Housing. Possible appearances by Richard Bloom and Mike Bonin. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25, PP Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, 8:30-10am, Taste at the Palisades, 538 Palisades Dr. RSVP required. Admission: $10. Features a great breakfast and a chance to network with over 50 local business professionals. For more information or to RSVP contact the Chamber at 310-459-7963 or visitwww.palisadeschamber.org.
October 25, (Canelled) PP Design Review Board public meeting, 7-9pm, PP Chamber of Commerce office, 15330 Antioch St. For information/agenda requests contact assigned City Planner Kenton Trinh, email@example.com.
October 25, PP Historical Society Speaker Event, 7:30-9:30pm, Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd. Join in a conversation with author Laura Rosenzweig about her new book, “Hollywood’s Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles.” Free admission and parking. Refreshments follow the program. For more information visit www.pacificpalisadeshistory.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 26, PPCC Land Use Committee (LUC) public meeting, 5-6:30pm, Palisades branch library. Topic: 1525 Palisades Dr. (proposed assisted living facility). For more information contact email@example.com.
October 26, PPCC public board meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades branch library. Topics: 1) PPTFH Enforcement and Results Report; 2) Proposed Bylaws Amendments 2ndDistribution and Motion; 3) (Tentative) 1525 Palisades Dr. (proposed assisted living facility); 4) Cannabis Location Ordinance position.
October 28, Annual Fiesta of Fright, 4-8pm (Haunted House 4:30-7:30pm), Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, Latimer Rd. Haunted House, games, food truck and more. All are invited. $5 entrance fee per person (includes Haunted House and 4 game tickets; extra game tickets $1 each). For more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, Annual Marquez Halloween event, 5-9pm, Marquez Elementary School Haunted House, costume contest, Cake Walk and Transylvania, The Movie, under the stars. All are invited. $5 entrance fee. For more information contact Marquez.
October 28, 12 midnight. Deadline for Submission of Nominations for Citizen of the Year and Golden Sparkplug Awards. Submit nominations email@example.com. For more details about nomination and submission requirements, Click here.
October 30, Palisades Alliance for Seniors meeting, 10:30am-12pm, Palisades branch library. Topic: Your Eyes – A User’s Manual. Visitwww.palisadesalliance.org for more information.
November 1, PP Business Improvement District (BID) meeting, 8:30am, UDO Realty Office, 15237 La Cruz Dr. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
November 4, 9am-5pm, Feed My Starving Children Event, Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St. Help eradicate starving children around the world by volunteering at this event. Sponsor-partners include Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, Pali High Administration and Student Body, Palisades Lutheran Church and the Palisades community at large. 500 volunteers are needed. To volunteerclick here or go to their website.
November 7, Genesis Open Holiday Party, 6-8pm,Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd. Brentwood. Enjoy a great evening of networking with like-minded business professionals. Free food & drinks and free transportation from the Chamber office. Contact the PP Chamber of Commerce for more information and to purchase tickets at 310-459-7963 or visit www.palisadeschamber.com.
November 8, (Tentative) PP Design Review Board public meeting, 7-9pm, PP Chamber of Commerce office, 15330 Antioch St. For information/agenda requests contact assigned City Planner Kenton Trinh, email@example.com.
November 9, PPCC public board meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades branch library. Topics: 1) 2017 Citizen of the Year and Golden Sparkplug Honorees Announced (Awards Gala 12/14/17 at Gladstone’s; 2) other topics to be announced.
November 12, 32nd Annual PP Woman’s Club Home Tour & Boutique, 11-4pm. Free shuttles departing from Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin (shuttle service only to homes). Free parking at the high school. For more information or to purchase tickets call 310-454-9012 or visit www.theppwc.org.
November 13, Palisades Alliance for Seniors meeting, 10:30am-12pm, Palisades branch library. Topic: Resources for Seniors. Visit www.palisadesalliance.org for more information.
For more details about these events, please go to the PPCC Calendar.
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The mission of the PPCC is to protect and improve the quality of life in Pacific Palisades, also known as the “Community.” The PPCC is a forum for the consideration of Community issues; is an advocate for Pacific Palisades to government and private agencies upon issues where there is broad Community agreement as reflected by two-thirds of the Board members voting on any one of those issues at a PPCC meeting; and assists other organizations in Pacific Palisades which want help in accomplishing their objectives or projects, which the PPCC determines to support.