PPCC Land Use Committee (LUC) information here.

Introduction:  PPCC has one standing committee (the Executive Committee) and several ad hoc committees, including three committees required for specific purposes.  Current committee names and membership are listed below.  All committees dissolve as of June 30th of each year; on July 1st each year, the Executive Committee’s officer membership is automatically reconstituted and other committees are formed or reconstituted at the Chair’s discretion and/or as directed by the Bylaws. For further information about committee formation please see PPCC Bylaws & Procedures, or contact info@pacpalicc.org.

PPCC’s liaisons to regional coalitions and committees, appointed by the Chair under his/her general administrative authority, are also listed below (following the PPCC committee listings).

Standing Committee

Executive Committee (2018-2019):
Function:  to act on behalf of the PPCC Board only when immediate action is required and the Board is unable to act, and to give advice and counsel from time to time as requested by the PPCC Chair; the officers and Chair Emeritus (automatic committee members) select the two remaining members (one organizational and one area/at-large representative).
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (Committee Chair)
Peter F. Culhane, PPCC Vice-Chair
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
Maryam Zar, PPCC Chair Emeritus
David Kaplan, Area 6 Representative
John Padden, PRIDE Representative

Required Ad Hoc Committees

Nominating Committee (Officers Election, 2019):
Function:  to nominate officers who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
Richard Blumenberg, PP Civic League Representative (Committee Chair)
Sue Kohl, Area 5 Representative
Joanna Spak, Area 1 Representative

Election Committee (Elected Representatives Election, 2020):
Function:  to implement and supervise the public election of area and at-large representatives.
Membership pending (June 2020)

Three Chairs Committee (Alternates Nomination, 2020):
Function:  to nominate alternate area and at-large representatives who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
Membership pending (September 2020)

Other Ad Hoc Committees

Awards Selection Committee (2019 Citizen of the Year/Golden Sparkplug/discretionary Pride of the Palisades Awardees):
Function:  to review nominations and select the person(s) to receive the Citizen and Sparkplug Award(s) and under special circumstances to select a recipient of “Pride of the Palisades” recognition.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive
Membership pending (September 2019)

Awards Event Committee (2019 Holiday Dinner & Awards Gala)
Function:  to coordinate all details and produce the annual event honoring the PPCC Awardees.
Membership pending (September 2019)

Bylaws Committee:
Function:  to consider, draft and recommend proposed Bylaws amendments for adoption by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws & Procedures
Richard G. Cohen, Treasurer (Committee Chair)
David Card, At-large 1st Alternate
Peter F. Culhane, PPCC Vice-Chair
David Kaplan, Area 6 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
Andrew Wolfberg, Area 8 1st Alternate
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Land Use Committee (LUC):
Function:  to help standardize and professionalize the PPCC Board’s consideration of zoning and land use related issues by offering thorough, consistent and well-researched analysis and recommendations to the Board.
LUC Policy & Procedures 
Committee email/requests to review projects:  luc.ppcc@gmail.com
Howard Robinson, Area 3 2nd Alternate (Committee Chair)
Sarah Conner, PPRA Representative (Committee Vice-Chair)
Reza Akef, Area 8 Representative
Richard Blumenberg, PP Civic League Representative
Gilbert Dembo, community member
Rick Mills, Area 4 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/nonvoting)

Palisades Street Tree Committee:
Function:  to conduct research and make recommendations to the PPCC Board about developing a possible Street Tree Policy for the Palisades.
David Card,  At-large 1st Alternate, landscape designer (Committee Chair)
Bill Bruns, Friends of the Library Representative
Kelly Comras, Area 1 2nd Alternate, landscape architect/FASLA
Cindy Kirven, Garden Club rep to the Committee
Libby Motika, journalist, Master Gardener
Jan Ostendorf, Area 4 2nd Alternate & PPRA rep to the Committee
Michael G. Terry, Palisades Beautiful, landscape designer
Lisa Cahill, CD11 Palisades Deputy & advisor to the Committee (nonvoting)
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/nonvoting)

Village Project Community Liaison Committee (VPCLC):
Function:  to act as an oversight committee to address issues that impact the community and to keep the Board and community informed of the Project’s progress.
VPCLC Statement of Purpose
David Kaplan, Area 6 Representative (Committee Co-Chair)
Sue Kohl, Area 6 Representative (Committee Co-Chair)
Michael Gazzano & Rick Lemmo, Caruso
Susan Payne, Chamber of Commerce
David Peterson, PRIDE
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
Maryam Zar, PPCC Chair Emeritus
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Liaisons to Regional Coalitions/Committees

PCH Task Force:
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC):
www.westsidecouncils.com
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (primary)
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary (1st alternate)
Maryam Zar, PPCC Chair Emeritus (advisor/WRAC Chair)

WLA Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer (primary)

WRAC Land Use & Planning Committee (WRAC-LUPC):
George Wolfberg, PPCC Chair (primary)
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary (alternate)