Community Update

The Preferential Parking District which includes several streets adjacent to the new Palisades Village Project has gone into effect and signs have been posted on streets which now have restricted parking. Please read the signs carefully. LADOT will begin enforcement in the new district on Monday, December 3.  See the District’s boundaries at PPD Boundary Map (streets marked in red have signage).

PPCC has submitted a letter to the California Coastal Commission, requesting action to remedy the unhealthy and unsafe conditions at the Temescal Canyon Trail Ridge Access point at 16701 Via La Costa in the Palisades Highlands.  See Trailhead Letter.

As we all take stock in the fire destruction in neighboring communities, it is a good time to enhance your planning by visiting the Resources Tab above to learn more about your personal disaster preparedness options and stay safe!

Awards Gala —  SOLD OUT

Thank you to the Palisades community for your tremendous support!

Holiday Dinner & Awards Gala

2018 Awards Honorees Information
Recent Meeting Recaps

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Message from the Chair, George Wolfberg

Dear Community,

I am honored to announce the exceptional 2018 PPCC Awards Honorees:

Co-Citizens of the Year:  Jimmy Dunne and Bob Harter

Golden Sparkplugs:  John Steadman and Dede Vliestra

Pride of the Palisades:  Arnie Wishnick

Information about their amazing accomplishments can be found on the Awards Honorees Information page linked above.

The awards will be presented at the annual Holiday Dinner and Awards Gala at Gladstones Restaurant on December 13.  This will be a festive evening, featuring famed Palisadian Sam Lagana as Master of Ceremonies, an auction with items for bid that are unique to PPCC and the Palisades community, and celebration of community with our Honorees.

The Gala event is now sold out!  Thanks to all who purchased tickets, donated auction items or placed congratulatory messages in the tribute booklet to support our worthy award winners and the event.

At PPCC’s last board meeting on November 8, the board considered a motion that had been postponed from the October 25 meeting concerning the proposed residential project involving eight homes on Marquette St.  Following discussion, the board passed a motion calling for 1) the City to seriously consider the neighbors’ detailed concerns and the developer to provide the community with all plans, including sewer and sewer ejector plans; 2) the City to consider the appropriateness of the use of lot line adjustments in lieu of a subdivision process, and 3) the City to determine if the street has been withdrawn from public use, and if so, determine the ramifications.  A PPCC position letter has been submitted to the case file:  Marquette Project Letter.

Other meeting highlights included presentations by Eric Bruins (CD11 Transportation Deputy) and Steve Lantz (Area Four Alternate and Transportation Director for the South Bay Cities Coalition of Governments) on City and regional policies/regulation of dockless electric scooters and bikes; as well as a briefing by the County Dept. of Public Works on a proposed new beach walk path that will close the current 0.6 gap between the Santa Monica border and the Temescal Canyon parking lot, with the existing trail to be widened to create two separate paths for pedestrians and bicyclists.  See more information at Beach Walk Path Presentation.

Visit the Recent Meetings Recap page, also linked above, for more details about the November 8 meeting.

Looking ahead, the next PPCC event will be the December 13 Holiday Dinner and Awards Gala.  There are no other regular board meetings in November and December (a very abbreiviated business meeting will take place on December 13, with most items deferred).

In 2019, the board will resume its regular meeting schedule on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (January 10 and January 24).  Guest speakers will be Councilmember Bonin’s District Director Krista Phipps on January 10; and Deputy Fire Chief Armando Hogan (LAFD West Bureau, Operations) on January 24.

I look forward to seeing you around town and at a future meeting.

Happy Holidays to all!

Best regards,

George Wolfberg
Chair