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January 10, 2019 Meeting:
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                                               Pacific Palisades Community Council

                                                       1/10/19 PPCC Meeting Recap

Highlights of the January 10, 2019 Board Meeting:
U.S. Mail delivery and security issues:  Responding to community concerns, several USPS representatives — including Special Agents from the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Pacific Palisades Postmaster Uco Johnson and Stacia Crane of the USPS Inspection Service — spoke to a packed meeting on efforts to address problems with mail delivery & security. The representatives assured the public that all concerns are seriously addressed and that the “sanctity of the seal” is of paramount importance to the OIG agents, who aggressively investigate complaints involving alleged misconduct by postal personnel.  Residents are urged to report complaints directly to 888-USPSOIG; complaint forms may be obtained and emailed to Special Agent Alyse Shelton, ashelton@uspsoig.gov/562-343-9892. Residents were also encouraged to be proactive in protecting their mail, using the steps suggested by the Postal Inspectors: Protecting Your Mail.  Very important:  If you see a mail thief at work, or you believe your mail was stolen, call police immediately, then call Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.  Finally, our Postmaster may be reached at uco.johnson@usps.gov/310-464-3475.
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) disaster readiness program:  Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club past President and rep to PPCC Cathi Ruddy, provided a briefing on the important MYN program. She explained that this is a 9 point program sponsored by the American Red Cross, Santa Monica Chapter, for neighborhoods to come together and enhance readiness during disasters. She urged PPCC area reps, board members and all Palisades residents to form MYN groups in their neighborhoods and spread information about participating in the program. See NEW MYN Program Info.  For more information contact Cathi at cbsruddy@aol.com, or Julie Thomas, Executive Director, Santa Monica Chapter Red Cross, at Julie.thomas@redcross.org.  Valuable information can also be found in the Emergency Preparedness Guides on the PPCC website.
Update on Planning Measures, Ordinances and New Zoning Code Educational Workshop: PPCC Secretary Chris Spitz gave an update on the recent Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Land Use & Planning Committee (WRAC-LUPC) meeting as well as several ordinances and measures pending or recently enacted by City Council, including the Re:code LA effort to revise the entire City Zoning Code (soon to be in place); the newly passed Sidewalk Vending and Home-sharing (Short Term Rentals) Ordinances; the proposed new Restaurant Beverage Program (see Planning Dept. FAQ); and Senate Bill 50 (Wiener).  See WRAC-LUPC/Ordinance Report. Also announced: As a public service, PPCC and Brentwood Community Council are partnering to co-sponsor an informative workshop on how to navigate the revised City Zoning Code, to take place on March 30 at Palisades Charter High School. See more information in blue box below (Looking Ahead).
Note:  The next PPCC board meeting will take place on January 24. On the agenda: 1) LAPD Captain III Vic Davalos, new West LA Area Commanding Officer (introduction to the community); 2) Deputy Fire Chief Armando Hogan, LAFD West Bureau Operations (fire safety & lessons learned from the Woolsey Fire); 3) CD11 District Director Krista Phipps (new City Task Force proposed by Councilmember Mike Bonin to improve ways to keep people safe before and during wildfires and other emergencies; postponed from 1/10/19 meeting).

                                             A Busy Month of January in the Palisades    

THIS SUNDAY January 13:  Temescal Canyon Association (TCA) Sunday Hike, 9am meeting time: a Walk-and-Talk through the history of Pacific Palisades, with local historian Randy Young. For more information:  temcanyon.

January 14:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic: Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s.  For details:  Palisades Alliance.

January 16:  Pacific Palisades Park Advisory Board (PAB) Meeting, Palisades Recreation Center small gym, 7pm.  Topics to be announced.  For more information:  palisades.rc@lacity.org.

January 17:  Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, 6pm, Riviera Country Club.  The evening will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, Dancing with the Chamber Stars and Co-Mayors Janice & Billy Crystal.  To RSVP:  Palisades Chamber.

January 20:  33rd Annual Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Home Tour, 11am-4pm. The most important fundraising event of the year, the Tour will feature four beautiful homes. To purchase tickets:  The PPWC.

NEW January 23:  Pacific Palisades Design Review Board (DRB) Meeting, 6pm, Palisades-Malibu YMCA, 2nd floor studio (sign-in required at Y entrance). Topic:  Final review of refacing of price sign & pumps and painting of other elements at “76” station, corner of Via de la Paz & Sunset Blvd. More information:  Kenton Trinh (assigned City Planner), kenton.trinh@lacity.org.

January 23:  Annual Greater Los Angeles/Palisades Homeless Count. Volunteers to meet at Corpus Christi Church at 8pm (into the field at 9:30pm).  For more information: HomelessCount, or contact Kim Clary, 310-699-0282, kimjdave@msn.com.  Sign up: TheyCountWillYou.

January 24:  PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library.  See topics above; agenda posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at PPCC.

January 28:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic:  Seniors and Safe Driving.  For details:  Palisades Alliance.

January 28:  Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) Community Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic:  A Different Kind of Housing Option: Safe Parking; presentation by Dr. Scott Sale.  More information:  PPTFH or pacpalihtf@gmail.com.

January 28:  Pacific Palisades Civic League Meeting, 7:30pm, Tauxe Hall, Community United Methodist Church. Review of proposed residential projects in Tract 9300.  More information:  PPCL or ppcl@gmail.com.

Looking Ahead:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  
MARCH 30, 2019, 10:30am-12pm
Gilbert Hall, Palisades Charter High School
PPCC-BCC Educational Workshop on
Navigating the Revised Los Angeles Zoning Code
More details to come!

December 13, 2018 Meeting (Holiday Dinner & Awards Gala):
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                                              Pacific Palisades Community Council

Awards Gala a Tremendous Success!
An overflow crowd packed Gladstones on December 13
for the annual PPCC Holiday Dinner & Awards Gala,
honoring Co-Citizens of the Year Jimmy Dunne & Bob Harter;
Golden Sparkplugs John Steadman & Dede Vlietstra; and
Pride of the Palisades awardee Arnie Wishnick.
A great time was had by all!
We extend thanks and warm wishes to our tremendous
honorees; to our terrific MC, the inimitable Sam Lagana; and
to all who participated in the success of the evening.
Next PPCC Board Meeting:  January 10, 2019
7pm, Palisades Branch Library
Guest presenters will include:
  • Special agents of the USPS Office of the Inspector General, with a discussion about U.S. mail delivery and security issues.
  • Cathi Ruddy (Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club past President and rep to PPCC), with information about the “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) emergency preparedness and response program.
  • Councilmember Bonin’s District Director Krista Phipps, with a briefing on a new City Task Force to improve ways to keep people safe before and during wildfires and emergencies, and Q&A about issues of concern to the Palisades.
Upcoming Events
TOMORROW, December 17:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, PPWC Clubhouse, 901 Haverford Ave. (NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE). Free lunch provided; please RSVP for the lunch by calling (424) 260-6167. Topic:  Sharing Your Personal History: Holiday Memories.  For details visit Palisades Alliance.

December 19: Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s 6th Annual Canned Food Drive and Community Reception, 5-7pm, District 50 Office, 2800 28th St., Ste. 105, Santa Monica. For more information and to RSVP visit Bloom Event or contact melissa.kaufler@asm.ca.gov.

January 10:  PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library.  See information about guest presentations above.

January 13:  Temescal Canyon Association (TCA) Sunday Hike:  a Walk-and-Talk through the history of Pacific Palisades, with local historian Randy Young. Visit temcanyon for more information.

January 14:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic to be announced.  For details visit Palisades Alliance.

January 16:  PP Park Advisory Board meeting, Palisades Recreation Center small gym, 7pm.   For more information contact palisades.rc@lacity.org.

January 17:  PP Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, 6pm, Riviera Country Club.  Visit Palisades Chamber for more information.

January 20:  33rd Annual Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Home Tour (postponed from 11/11/18), 11am-4pm.  Visit The PPWC for more information.

January 24:  PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library.  Guest presenters: 1) Deputy Fire Chief Armando Hogan, LAFD West Bureau Operations, with a presentation and Q&A about fire safety and lessons learned from the Woolsey Fire; 2) PRIDE President and rep to PPCC, John Padden, with an update on harmonization plans by the Village Beautification Committee.

January 28:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic:  Seniors & Safe Driving.  For details visit Palisades Alliance.

January 28:  Pacific Palisades Civic League  Meeting, 7pm, Tauxe Hall, Community United Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz. Review of proposed residential projects in Tract 9300.  For more information visit PPCL or contact ppcl@gmail.com.