MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Upcoming Fire Readiness & Safety Events
Topanga Emergency Fair
May 5, 10am-4pm
Topanga Community House
(visit OneTopanga for more information)
Additional Disaster Readiness Information from PPCC (including “Get Ready for Wildfire,” “NotifyLA” & Earthquake Early Warning Apps, Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) & North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council information, City & County alerts & services, LAFD “Quick Links” and Emergency Preparedness Guides)
Message from the Chair, George Wolfberg
As gorgeous Spring wildflowers appear on our bluffs and throughout our neighborhoods, PPCC continues to look out for Palisadians with critical information presented at public meetings about matters of community concern.
Our April 11th Board meeting was short (due to the Library’s schedule) but Board members considered a full agenda, featuring a motion recommended by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils calling for a feasibility study and funding to implement necessary Los Angeles River flood protection and mitigation measures. The motion passed unanimously, with a Board amendment requesting additional consideration of recreational uses and public access. See the Motion here.
Pursuant to PPCC’s Bylaws, I was pleased to appoint the members of the Nominating Committee, who nominate candidates for PPCC officers. The Committee members are: Richard Blumenberg (Chair), Sue Kohl and Joanna Spak (Members). The Committee will announce its list of candidates at the May 9th Board meeting, at which time nominations will also be open from the Board (Board nominations of officer candidates will be accepted until 15 minutes before the scheduled close of our May 23rd meeting). A Candidates Forum (if necessary) will take place on June 13, followed by the election of PPCC officers for the 2019-2020 term beginning July 1, 2019.
Parking News: CD11 Deputy Lisa Cahill reports that anyone who parked on Embury St. around 9am on April 9 and received a parking citation should email her with the citation number and contact information (firstname.lastname@example.org). The City had installed incorrect restricted parking signs and wrongly issued citations to people who had parking properly in accordance with previous signage. Councilmember Bonin’s office worked to have the signs replaced quickly and will assist those who received citations as noted above.
To see a recap of the April 11, 2019 meeting, visit: Meeting Recaps.
The next PPCC Board meeting will take place on April 25. At the request of Councilman Mike Bonin’s office, the Bureau of Street Services, Urban Forestry and City Plants, PPCC will hold a discussion about developing a new workable street tree policy for the Palisades with Palisades Beautiful — one of PPCC’s respected Culture & Aesthetics organization members. Joining in the discussion will be Michael G. Terry, Palisades Beautiful President, and Urban Forestry Supervisor Stephen Duprey. The First Distribution of proposed Bylaws amendments (pertaining mainly to the Code of Conduct, disciplinary procedures and clarification of membership) will also occur at the April 25th meeting.
Our May 9th meeting will feature the Nominating Committee’s announcement of candidates for PPCC officers as well as the Second Distribution, discussion and vote on the Bylaws amendments. Additional topics to be announced.
On May 23, additional board nominations of officer candidates will be accepted (until 15 minutes before the close of the meeting). Additional topics to be announced.
At the June 13th meeting, we will have a presentation by representatives of Los Angeles World Airways (LAWA) regarding the new LAX modernization plans. There will also be a Candidates Forum (if necessary) and the election of PPCC officers.
On June 27, PPCC will host our Councilmember Mike Bonin, who will update us on what he’s been working on for Council District 11 and the Palisades and participate in Q&A on matters of community concern. Mark your calendars and be sure to bring your questions for the Councilmember!
Fire Readiness & Safety Events:
I encourage Palisadians to consider attending upcoming important fire readiness and safety events. First, there will be a Community Fire Safety Meeting on April 30 from 7:30-9pm at the Paul Revere Middle School Auditorium. Organized by LAFD and Brentwood residents, this meeting will feature a presentation by LAFD Chief Hogan and discussion with Councilmember Mike Bonin and a panel of experts from several government agencies. Click on links at the top of this page for more information.
Next, the Topanga Emergency Fair will take place on May 5 from 10am-4pm at the Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Presentations, videos and discussions with valuable information about everything from wildfire readiness (how to harden your home from fires) to alternative power and communications will occur throughout the day. Click on OneTopanga (also linked at the top of this page) for more details and to see a schedule of presentations.
As always, I look forward to seeing you around town and at a future meeting.