MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 11th 2014
Voting Members in Attendance: Chris Spitz, Andrew Wolfberg, Jennifer Malaret, Richard Cohen, Mark Roosa, Jack Allen, Gil Dembo, Kelly Comras (not in attendance for vote on motions), Harry Sondheim, Barbara Kohn, Joyce Brunelle, Jim Rea, Richard Wulliger, George Wolfberg, Stuart Muller, Sue Kohl, Wally Hastings, Cathy Russell and Paul Glasgall.
Voting Alternates: Donna Vaccarino, Brenda Theveny and Carol Bruch.
Non-voting Advisors and Alternates: Flo Elfant, Steve Boyers, Quentin Fleming, Ted Mackie, Laura Mack, Jennifer Zeller and Schuyler Dietz.
Start of Business Meeting
1. Reading of Community Council’s Mission. Andrew Wolfberg read the Mission Statement.
2. Call to Order and Introduction of the Board and Audience. The President Chris Spitz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Introduction of the Board and audience.
3. Certification of Quorum. The President certified that a quorum was present at 7:02 pm.
4. Adoption of Minutes. The August 14, 2014 minutes were deemed adopted as corrected. Next Meetings: PPCC will NOT be meeting on September 24, 2014 due to the holidays. October 9, 2014. October 23, 2014. November 13, 2014. December 11, 2014.
5. Consideration of Agenda. The President considered the agenda.
6. Treasurer’s Report. Richard Cohen reported the financial status as of September 11, 2014. The total account balances equal $37,302. The Citizen of the Year Account has been closed out and proceeds moved to the council’s main account. Results for the newsletter and election ballots have been accounted for. The newsletter is currently at a deficit of approximately –($1,600).
7. Reports, Announcements and Concerns.
7.1. Announcements from the President.
7.1.1. Results of Election for Representatives, Areas 1-8 and At-Large Representative Election. Term runs from October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2016 (two years). Chris Spitz announced the results of the Area and At-Large Representative elections. Jennifer Malaret thanked the Election Committee and the Outreach Committee for their efforts throughout the summer and with the election and outreach processes. See results reported below.
7.1.2. Announcement of Procedures for Applications to Become an Alternate Area Representative for Areas 1-8 and the community “At-Large” Representative. Appointment of the Three Chairs Committee (Barbara Kohn (Chair), Richard Cohen and Shirley Haggstrom). See Notice Below. Chris encouraged submissions and public interest.
7.1.3. Organizational Representatives for 2014/2015. Term runs from October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015 (one year). See Preliminary List Below (subject to revision as of October 9, 2014). Chris said a farewell and thank you to the Organizational Representatives who will be leaving the Board as of the end of September (organizations rotating out in their categories): Andy Frew, Theatre Palisades; Mark Roosa, St. Matthews School; Sue Kohl, PPBA; Bill Snyder, Masonic Lodge.
7.1.4. Start of PPCC’s Fiscal Year. October 1, 2014.
7.1.5. Submission to CD-11 Regarding Small Asphalt Repairs. Direct service requests can be sent to bss.lacity.org. Chris reported that Area Representatives submitted a list of suggested repairs that would be sent to the City.
7.1.6. PPCC On-Line Survey. pacpalicc.org/survey. The survey is still active and Chris encouraged residents to respond by September 30, 2014.
7.1.7. PPCC Meeting January 22, 2015: Forum on the Design Review Board Proposed Design Guidelines for the Palisades Village/Specific Plan area, 7 pm – 9 pm in the Palisades branch library (in the planning stage). Chris encouraged the board and public to attend.
7.1.8. Community Service Award – Chris reported that a committee is to be formed and nominations to be accepted beginning October 9, 2014.
7.1.9. Congress of Neighborhood Councils – September 20, 2014. Please see the City website.
7.1.10. Palisadian Post – Welcome back to news editor Reza Gostar.
7.2. Announcements from Governmental Representatives.
7.2.1. Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD”) – SLO Officer Moore.
7.2.2. Los Angeles City Council, District 11; Councilmember Mike Bonin’s Office. www.11thdistrict.com. Norman Kulla in attendance.
7.2.3. Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Daniel Tamm Westside Area Representative, Mayor’s Interfaith Liaison (*attending on the 4th Thursday of each month). Mayor’s Website: www.lamayor.org. City Services webpage: http://www.lacity.org/CitywideServices/index.htm. Daniel.Tamm@lacity.org. MyLA Phone App: http://www.lacity.org//MyLA311/index.htm.
7.2.4. California State Assembly, Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s Office, Stephanie Cohen Field Representative. Website: http://www.asmdc.org/bloom. Email: Stephanie.Cohen@asm.ca.gov. Office: (310) 450-0041 — None in attendance.
7.2.5. California State Senator Ted Lieu, ((Janet Turner; District Representative Janet.Turner@sen.ca.gov. Office: (310) 318-6994). (1) Conditions relative to ABC Licensing and CUB applications.
7.3. Announcements from Board Members and Advisors.
7.3.1. Officers/Area Representatives.
7.3.2. Organizational Representatives.
7.3.3. PPCC Advisors.
7.3.4. Board Members, Other Reports.
8. Reports from Committees.
9. Old Business — None.
10. New Business.
10.1. Proposed Palisades Charter High School Walk/Run Event.
10.2. LaCruz Parklet Forum.
11. General Public Comment.
11.1. Andrew Wolfberg asked for interested persons to contact him regarding the annual polo tournament.
11.2. Dick Wulliger spoke regarding the Asilomar slide problem and a recent meeting between Councilmember Bonin and local residents.
11.3. Janet Turner reported that there is a library event for speakers on propositions relating to health insurance, water bonds, etc. on Tuesday September 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
11.4. Stuart Muller expressed concern about the Garden Café’s infrastructure including tables, speakers and signs.
11.5. Rick Mills stated that next Tuesday will be the DTSC meeting regarding Caruso’s remediation plans.
12. Adjournment. Chris Spitz adjourned the meeting at 8:59 pm.
ITEM 7.1.1 — Pacific Palisades Community Council Area and At-Large Representative 2014 Election Results
A. TOTAL BALLOTS RECEIVED 753 [131 walk-in] TOTAL INVALID BALLOTS -39 TOTAL BALLOTS COUNTED 714
B. TOTAL VOTES FOR ALL AREAS/AT-LARGE AREA AT-LARGE
C. TOTAL VOTES – UNCONTESTED SEATS
D. TOTAL VOTES – CONTESTED AREAS
Area 5 – Jack Allen 34 36 — — — —
Area 6 – Rachel Davis 14 16 17 — — —
ITEM 7.1.2 — Pacific Palisades Community Council Announces Positions For Area and At-Large Alternate Representatives Now Open
(Pacific Palisades, CA)—The Pacific Palisades Community Council is pleased to announce that positions are now open for residents interested in serving as an Area or At-Large alternate representative in 2014-2016.
There are eight primary Area representatives and one At-Large representative on the PPCC Board of Directors. The primary representatives are elected by the community, while the alternate representatives must apply and are selected by the Board. Up to two alternate representatives (1st and 2nd alternates) will be chosen for each seat. The alternates as well as the primary representatives serve a two-year term, beginning in October 2014. Alternate representatives are encouraged to attend meetings and to participate in the discussion of issues, but do not vote unless the primary is absent.
Applicants for alternate Area representative must live within the specified boundaries of the area for which they are applying; the areas are detailed on the PPCC website, pacpalicc.org. Applicants for alternate At-Large representative must live, own property or run a business within Pacific Palisades.
All interested parties must submit a Statement of any length indicating which position you are applying for (Area or At-Large alternate; 1st or 2nd alternate, or both). It is suggested that each applicant’s Statement include the number of years residing in Pacific Palisades; the number of years at the current address (or in the case At-Large alternates, the number of years running a business or owning property in Pacific Palisades); position on issues the applicant believes are of importance to the community or the applicant’s area; and a few biographical facts including any skills that the applicant would bring to PPCC.
Applicants for the 1st alternate position (Area or At-Large) must submit Statements prior to or by midnight on Friday, September 19, 2014. Applicants for the 2nd alternate position (Area or At-Large) must submit Statements prior to or by midnight on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Note: Statements must be submitted by September 19 if the applicant is applying for both 1st and 2nd alternate positions.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Please direct questions to email@example.com.
ITEM 7.1.3 — Organizational Representatives on PPCC Board, beginning October 1, 2014:
Business and Commerce
Cultural, Ethics and Aesthetics