PPCC Land Use Committee (LUC) information here.  

Introduction:  PPCC has one standing committee (the Executive Committee), three committees required under the PPCC Bylaws for specific purposes, and several ad hoc committees.  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, committees and/or government, appointed by the Chair under his/her general administrative authority, are also listed below (following the PPCC committee listings).

Standing Committee

Executive Committee (2020-2021):
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) by majority vote appoint the two remaining members (one Organizational and one Area/At-large representative).
PPCC Bylaws (Art. V, Sec. 3)
David Card, PPCC Chair (Committee Chair)
David Kaplan, PPCC Vice-Chair
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary & Chair Emeritus
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative
John Padden, PPCC PRIDE Representative

Required “Specific Purpose” Committees

Nominating Committee (Officers Election, 2022):
Function:  to nominate officers who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VII, Sec. 1)
Membership pending (April 2022)

Election Committee (Elected Representatives Election, 2022):
Function:  to implement and supervise the public election of Area and At-large representatives.
PPCC Bylaws (Attachment A, Sec. 1)
Membership pending (June 2022)

Three Chairs Committee (Alternates Nomination, 2021-22):
Function:  to nominate Alternate Area and At-large representatives who may be elected by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VIII, Sec. 1.C & D)
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary & Chair Emeritus (Committee Chair)
Steve Boyers, past PPCC Chair
Richard G. Cohen, PPCC Treasurer & past PPCC Chair

Other Ad Hoc Committees

Awards Selection Committee (Citizen of the Year/Golden Sparkplug/discretionary Pride of the Palisades Awardees, 2021):
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 (Sec. 4.a)
Kevin Niles, PPCC American Legion Representative & 2019 Citizen of the Year (Committee Chair)
David Card, PPCC Vice-Chair
Sharon Kilbride, PPCC Homelessness Advisor & 2015 Citizen of the Year
Sue Kohl, PPCC Area 5 Representative
Mary Mueller, PPCC At-large 2nd Alternate
David Card, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Awards Event Committee (merged in 2021 with the Awards Selection Committee)
Function:  to coordinate all details and produce the annual event honoring the PPCC Awardees.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive (Sec. 4.d)
Same members as the Awards Selection Committee

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

Communications Committee:
Function:  to develop an effective communications, outreach and public messaging strategy for PPCC, and to assist the board in effectuating that strategy.
(Committee Chair TBD)
Jack Coleman, PPCC Youth Advisor
Dennis Higgins, resident, public relations executive
Peggy Holter, resident, TV news reporter & producer
Sue Kohl, PPCC Area 5 Representative, realtor
Mary Mueller, PPCC At-large 1st Alternate, marketing strategist
John Padden, PPCC PRIDE Representative, realtor
David Card, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Community Plan Update/Redistricting Committee (CPU/RC):
Function:  to begin reviewing the Brentwood-Palisades Community Plan, working with a companion committee in Brentwood and making recommendations to the PPCC Board regarding possible Plan revisions in advance of the City’s update process (not expected to begin until 2022 at the earliest); and to recommend input by PPCC with respect to the ongoing 2021 redistricting efforts by the City, County and/or State.
David Card, PPCC Chair & landscape designer (Committee Chair; ex officio/non-voting)
Richard Blumenberg, PPCC Civic League Representative, LUC member & architect/AIA
Christin Cho, resident, parent of children in local schools & litigation attorney
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor, LUC member & transportation planner
David Kaplan, PPCC Vice-Chair & LUC member
Howard Robinson, PPCC LUC Chair, planning consultant, resident & past PPCC Area 3 2nd Alternate
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative & LUC member
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary, LUC member & past Chair
Randy Young, Palisades historian, past PPCC Chair & participant in prior Community Plan revision process

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, planning consultant, resident & past PPCC Area 3 2nd Alternate (Committee Chair)
Richard Blumenberg, PPCC Civic League Representative
Steve Cron, PPCC Area 2 Representative
David Kaplan, PPCC Vice-Chair
Rick Mills, PPCC Area 4 1st Alternate
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor
Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary
David Card, PPCC Chair (ex officio/non-voting)

Palisades Forestry Committee (PFC):
Function:  to conduct research and make recommendations to the PPCC Board about developing an Urban Forestry Policy (including street tree selection) for the Palisades.
PFC 9/1/19 Report
Resolution re Street Tree Selection Policy
Cindy Kirven, PPCC Area 6 2nd Alternate, Palisades urban forestry activist (Committee Chair)
Jo Ann Bright, resident, landscape designer
Bill Bruns, Friends of the Palisades Library, journalist
Kelly Comras, FASLA, PPCC Area 1 2nd Alternate, landscape architect/FASLA
Nancy Niles, PPCC Area 3 1st Alternate
Mary Schulz, landscape consultant
Bruce Schwartz, PPCC Area 2 2nd Alternate
Lisa V., Palisades tree activist
Marilyn Wexler, PPCC At-large 2nd Alternate, SMCCA President
David Card, PPCC Chair, landscape designer (ex officio/nonvoting)

Advisors to the PFC (non-voting)
Stephen Du Prey, City of LA, Urban Forestry Division (liaison to PFC)
Noah Fleishman,  CD11 Palisades Field Deputy
Lisa Cahill, tree activist & former CD11 Palisades Field Deputy
Lisa Smith, registered Consulting Arborist
Nancy Freedman, Brentwood Community Council

Liaisons to Regional Coalitions/Committees/Government

PCH Task Force
Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor
David Card, PPCC Chair

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC)
www.westsidecouncils.com
Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary  (WRAC Vice-Chair & primary PPCC rep)
David Card, PPCC Chair (alternate)

WRAC Committees:
LUPC:  Chris Spitz, PPCC Secretary, Primary; Joanna Spak, PPCC Area 1 Representative, Alternate
Homelessness:  Matt Quiat, PPCC Area 6 Representative, Primary; Sharon Kilbride, PPCC Homelessness Advisor & PPTFH Co-Chair, Alternate
Transportation:  Steve Lantz, resident, former PPCC Board member  & SBCCOG Transportation Director, Primary; Patti Post, PPCC Transportation Advisor & Transportation Consultant, Alternate

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