On June 8th, PPCC heard from Officers Basaker and O’Dea regarding traffic law enforcement task forces in and around Pacific Palisades to deal with motorcycle drivers and to enforce laws that are intended to keep us safe on the road. We also heard from Tricia Keane, Director of Land Use & Planning, from Councilmember Mike Bonin’s Office.
Officers Basaker and O’Dea informed us that an enforcement task force had most recently been conducted in Pacific Palisades on 6/4/17. Sergeant Eun, their commanding Officer, had previously informed me that more would be arranged for Wednesday nights, and funding was being sought for habitual enforcement on Sunday mornings. In May, West LAPD Traffic division conducted safety task forces on 5/3/17 and 5/21/17. This was in addition to random on-going extra patrol conducted by traffic and patrol divisions. Their efforts led to a large number of citations, warning and vehicle impounds. Riders were also counseled to drive in a manner that is mindful of, and consistent with, traffic flowing through a small town with children, pedestrians, bicyclers and seniors. There were also a few DUI arrests made during evening enforcement. Officers also attempted to redirect bikers to other routes, when the opportunity presented itself. These enforcement efforts, we are told, were in response to the community’s concerns, with a primary focus on unruly motorcyclists. However, enforcement action was also taken when vehicles and/or pedestrians were observed committing traffic violations.
We also heard from Tricia Keane who explained the recent Recode process in Los Angeles, and spelled out which Palisadian communities were affected, and how. See notes in our minutes; interested community members may reach out to Tricia for more information at email@example.com. Tricia also informed us that Councilmember Bonin is concerned about new statewide cell tower legislation (SB 649; passed in the Senate and now in the Assembly), which seemingly aims to curb local controls and deals a blow to “home rule,” a principle that we fiercely seek to protect. Tricia informed us that Mike Bonin opposes SB 649 and would be writing to Assemblymembers Bloom and Ridley-Thomas, whose Districts fall within CD11, to advise them of his opposition.
PPCC held Officer elections for the 2017-2018 term; Zar, Wolfberg, Holdorff-Polhill and Cohen were re-elected as Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
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 – June-July 2017
June 22, PPCC public board meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades branch library. Topics: 1) City Attorney Mike Feuer – Guest Speaker; 2) Stephanie Cohen, District Director, West-Metro LA field office, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl – Presentations regarding Housing/HHH, Open Spaces and Cell Tower Regulation (SB 649). June 26, Palisades Alliance for Seniors meeting, 10:30am-12pm, Palisades branch library. Topic: Identity Theft & Tax Scams. Visit www.palisadesalliance.org for more information. June 28, (Tentative) PP Design Review Board public meeting, 7-9pm, PP Chamber of Commerce office, 15330 Antioch St. Topics to be announced. For information/agenda requests contact assigned City Planner Kenton Trinh, firstname.lastname@example.org. July 4, 40th Annual 4th of July 5K & 10K Runs, registration 6:30am, start time 8:15 am for 5K & 10K Runs, 9:30am for Kids Run, Palisades Recreation Center entrance, Alma Real Dr. For more details visit www.palisades10K.com. July 4, 69th Annual 4th of July Parade, 2pm, main parade route Via de la Paz & Sunset Blvd.; VIP luncheon 12pm, Community United Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz. For more details or to volunteer, visit www.palisadesparade.org. July 4, Annual 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show, “Palisades Rocks the Fourth,” Palisades Charter High School Stadium, gates open 4pm, entertainment at 6:30pm, fireworks at 9pm. For more details visit www.palisadesparade.org. July 5, PP Business Improvement District (BID) meeting, 8:30am, UDO Realty Office, 15237 La Cruz Dr. Contactlaurie@palisadesbid.org if you plan to attend. July 10, Palisades Alliance for Seniors meeting, 10:30am-12pm, Palisades branch library. Topic: New Law re Accessory Dwelling Units. Visit www.palisadesalliance.org for more information. July 12, (Tentative) PP Design Review Board public meeting, 7-9pm, PP Chamber of Commerce office, 15330 Antioch St. Topics to be announced. For information/agenda requests contact assigned City Planner Kenton Trinh, email@example.com. July 19, PP Park Advisory Board quarterly public meeting, 7pm, Palisades Recreation Center Small Gym, 851 Alma Real Dr. Topics to be announced. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. July 24, Palisades Alliance for Seniors meeting, 10:30am-12pm, Palisades branch library. Topic: Music & the Brain. Visitwww.palisadesalliance.org for more information. July 24, PP Civic League public meeting, 7:30-9:30pm, Community United Methodist Church Gym, 801 Via de la Paz. Topics to be announced. For more information contact email@example.com. July 26, (Tentative) PP Design Review Board public meeting, 7-9pm, PP Chamber of Commerce office, 15330 Antioch St. Topics to be announced. For information/agenda requests contact assigned City Planner Kenton Trinh, firstname.lastname@example.org. July 27, PPCC public board meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades branch library. Topics: 1) Chipotle CUB (onsite sales/service of beer); 2) Sam’s Restaurant CUB (extending hours of operation, bar within restaurant); 3) WRAC-Recommended Motions.
For more details about these events, please go to the PPCC Calendar.
Founded in 1973, the Pacific Palisades Community Council has as its purpose:
To be a forum for the discussion of community issues. To be an advocate for the Pacific Palisades to government and private agencies upon those issues where there is broad community agreement. To assist other organizations in the Pacific Palisades which request help in accomplishing their objectives or purposes, and which the Council chooses to support.