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February 14, 2019 Meeting:
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                                                Pacific Palisades Community Council

                                                        2/14/19 PPCC Meeting Recap

                                                              

                                Highlights of the February 14, 2019 Board Meeting:

Village Beautification/Harmonization Plan — PRIDE President & Rep to PPCC John Padden provided information on the work to date of the PRIDE-led committee. He explained that PRIDE has been discussing revitalization of our commercial district streetscape since at least 2015, meeting in 2016 with Caruso who agreed to provide funding for a design plan. A community committee was later formed with a diverse group of members, including representatives of PPCC, the Chamber, the BID, PRIDE, the Village Green and local residents. The committee has been meeting for 1-1/2 years and providing input on the preliminary design plan, which currently consists of ten phases, the first being Sunset Blvd., with different costs and uses for each phase. The committee is also working on a marketing plan which will be needed for required fundraising (cost estimate for the initial phase — revitalization of the Sunset streetscape in our commercial Village — is under $2 million). The preliminary plan is a work in progress but when ready to be presented will be rolled out to the community for input, including at a future PPCC meeting. Stay tuned for further details about this important community project!
Motion to Oppose Senate Bill 50 (Wiener). Following introductory remarks by Secretary Chris Spitz and discussion, the board unanimously passed a motionopposing SB 50 (the so-called “transit-rich” and “job-rich” housing bonus bill/do-over of the former failed SB 827), which had been recommended for consideration by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) and was supported by the PPCC Executive Committee. PPCC now joins three other WRAC member councils to date (including Brentwood, Bel Air-Beverly Crest & West LA-Sawtelle) in opposing the bill, with more councils to consider the motion in the coming days. PPCC continues to strongly support local control (“home rule”) over land use decisions and opposes “top down” legislation such as SB 50 that usurps local control. A PPCC position letter will be sent forthwith to appropriate public officials.
Next PPCC Meeting, February 28 — Guest Speakers:

1) Adel H. Hagekhalil, Executive Director & General Manager, Bureau of Street Services (Street Services information & Q&A).2)  Eric Bruins, CD11 Transportation Deputy (CM Bonin motion re electric scooters; LADOT “Vision Zero” report [PCH & Temescal Canyon #1 on Priority Intersections list]; and new City pilot program to return parking meter revenues to the Palisades).

3) Pastor Kenneth Davis, Palisades Lutheran Church (Feed My Starving Children program).

Also on the 2/28 agenda:  Approval of PPCC Youth Advisor(s); 2nd Distribution and vote on Motion to Adopt Proposed PPCC Bylaws Amendments.

 Events through Mid-March
+ Looking Ahead
SATURDAY  February 16:  4th Annual Bipartisan Service Academy Day, hosted by Congressman Ted Lieu, 1-4pm, LA Air Force Base, Gordon Conference Center, 400 N. Douglas St., El Segundo.  Note:  RSVPs were due by Feb. 8 because of restricted base access. Details:  Service Academy Info.

SUNDAY February 17: Temescal Canyon (TCA) Sunday Hike,  NEW  meeting time 9am (to accommodate tide schedule).  A walk from Zuma Beach over Pt. Dume for brunch at Paradise Cove. RSVP for brunch:  temcanyonassoc@gmail.com or call 310-454-4188.  For more information: TCA.

February 19:  Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce – Westside Emerging Leaders Happy Hour Mixer, 5-6:30pm at The Draycott.  The Westside Emerging Leaders is the Young Professionals Group of the Chamber, for ages 21-39.  For details:  PPChamber.

February 25:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic: Mom and Dad Loved You Best: Navigating Fairness and Equality, Real and Perceived.  Details:  Palisades Alliance.

February 25:  Pacific Palisades Civic League Meeting, 7:30pm, Tauxe Hall, Community United Methodist Church. Review of proposed residential projects in Tract 9300.  More information:  PPCL or ppcl@gmail.com.

February 26:  Pacific Palisades Historical Society Program: Inceville’s Native American Community and its Hollywood Legacy, 7pm at Pierson Playhouse, Theatre Palisades.  Event is free and open to all; no RSVP required.  Details:  PPHS.

February 28:  Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Speaker Series, 8-9:30am at the Bay Theatre/Cinepolis. Sponsor: Pepperdine University. Guest Speaker: Matthew Midura, 1st Associate Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communications, Pepperdine University. Details:  PPChamber.

February 28:  PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library. See topics above; agenda posted in advance of the meeting at PPCC.

March 4:  Pacific Palisades Garden Club Meeting, 7:30pm, PPWC Clubhouse, 901 Haverford Ave. Topic: Garden Design and Installation; speaker: Nancy Goslee Power, Garden Designer, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena. For details visit PPGC.

March 5: Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club (The PPWC) Grant Awards Night, 6:30pm, PPWC Clubhouse, 901 Haverford Ave.  The community is invited to attend this special annual event, in which The PPWC presents significant monetary awards to deserving local non-profit organizations. More information: ThePPWC.

March 6:  Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District (BID) Meeting, 9am, Chamber of Commerce offices. All are welcome. For information about meeting agendas:  Palisades BID.

March 10: Temescal Canyon Association (TCA) Sunday Hike, 9am (meeting time): From the Hollyhock Trail at the top of Mandeville to the 1950’s Nike site on Mulholland then down the Garden Land Trail back to Mandeville. For more information: TCA.

March 11:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library. Topic: Buried in Treasures: Understanding Hoarding Behavior:  Details:  Palisades Alliance.

March 12:  Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club (The PPWC) Red Carpet Fashion Show & Luncheon, The PPWC Clubhouse, 11am-2pm.  There will be fun, food, vendors and prizes, as well as fashions by Vivian’s Boutique and lingerie by Special Moments. Proceeds support The PPWC’s philanthropic efforts and restoration of the Clubhouse.  RSVP by March 8.  For details and to RSVP:  ThePPWC.

March 14:  PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library. Topics: 1) LAPD Captain III Vic Davalos, Commanding Officer, WLA Area; 2) additional topics to be announced.  Agenda posted in advance of the meeting at PPCC.

March 15: Deadline to submit original artwork for the Congressional Art Competition, 5pm at Congressman Ted Lieu’s District Office, 5055 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 301, LA 90036.   Contest is open to all 9th-12th graders who reside or attend school in the 33rd District. Rules and details: Art Competition. More information: aurelia.friedman@mail.house.gov.

March 16:  Pacific Palisades Baseball Association (PPBA) Pancake Breakfast & Opening Day Ceremonies at the Recreation Center “Field of Dreams.” Tickets are just $5 and include pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee & juice — the price of a latte! For details;  PPBA.

Looking Ahead:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MARCH 30, 2019
10:30am, Gilbert Hall, Palisades Charter High School
PPCC-BCC Educational Workshop on
Navigating the Revised Los Angeles Zoning Code
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January 24, 2019 Meeting:
Original Recap Message

Pacific Palisades Community Council

1/24/19 PPCC Meeting Recap

Highlights of the January 24, 2019 Board Meeting:
Deputy Fire Chief Armando Hogan, LAFD West Bureau Operations, attended along with other LAFD personnel, including Capt. Tom Kitahata of Station 69 and West Bureau Assistant Chief Orin Saunders. They described their experience with the Woolsey fire; explained LAFD wildfire containment procedures and brush clearance requirements; and presented information on fire safety & emergency initiatives, including Ready, Set, Go! (see LAFD-RSD) and “NotifyLA” emergency phone alerts (sign up at NotifyLA).  They also responded to questions and concerns about preparedness and evacuation plans in our hillside areas, including the Highlands and Marquez Knolls, and advised that they will be discussing plans after consultation on the ground. PPCC thanks Deputy Chief Hogan and all our firefighters for their vigilance and service to the community.
Highlands Trailhead Conditions — Chair George Wolfberg announced that in late November the PPCC Executive Committee approved a letter supporting the Coastal Commission’s efforts to effect repair of the deplorable conditions at the restrooms and parking lot located 16701 Via Costa and ensure the safety of the Temescal Ridge Trail access point. See Highlands Trailhead Letter.
Potrero Canyon Park Groundbreaking — Chair George Wolfberg reported on the January 22 groundbreaking for the long-awaited final phases of construction for Potrero Canyon Park. Public officials, Potrero Canyon Community Advisory Committee members, and PPCC & PAB board members joined in the ceremonies to celebrate the start of the grading phase. When completed, Potrero Canyon will be a beautiful passive park with trails and lookouts to be enjoyed by all.  See more at Groundbreaking Video. Photo credit: Rich Schmitt
PPCC also heard briefly from CD 11 District Director Krista Phipps, who acknowledged concerns about fire safety in the Palisades and will return in the future to address ongoing issues.  Unfortunately, LAPD Capt. Vic Davalos, West LA Area Commanding Officer, was unable to attend; we hope to hear from him at an upcoming meeting.
Next PPCC Board Meeting — February 14
On the agenda: 1) Village beautification/harmonization plans — PRIDE President & rep to PPCC John Padden; 2) motion to oppose Senate Bill 50 — new “transit-rich & job-rich” housing bonus bill (do-over of former SB 827, opposed by PPCC and the City of Los Angeles; killed in committee in 2018).  News about SB 50:  LAT Article and KQED Article.
 Events through February
+ Looking Ahead

January 28:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic:  Seniors and Safe Driving.  For details:  Palisades Alliance.

January 28: Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) Community Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic:  A Different Kind of Housing Option: Safe Parking; presentation by Dr. Scott Sale.  More information:  PPTFH or pacpalihtf@gmail.com.

January 28:  Pacific Palisades Civic League Meeting, 7:30pm, Tauxe Hall, Community United Methodist Church. Review of proposed residential projects in Tract 9300.  For more information:  PPCL or  ppcl@gmail.com.

NEW February 2: 1st Annual Rustic Canyon Murder Mystery Dinner, 6-10pm at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, featuring cocktails, dinner & a thrilling murder mystery!  Cocktail attire required; must be 18 or over to attend. Purchase tickets at Mystery Dinner or contact 310-454-9872/rusticcanyon.rc@lacity.org.

February 6:   Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District (BID) Meeting, 9am, Chamber of Commerce offices. All are welcome. For information about meeting agendas:  Palisades BID.

NEW February 9: Deadline to RSVP for Service Academy Day (see 2/16 entry below).

NEW February 10:  Annual Palisades Spelling Bee, hosted by the Palisadian Post, 10am-12n (1st-2nd Grades), 1-4pm (3rd-5th Grades), at Pali High.  Open to all elementary school students Grades 1-5 who live or go to school in the Palisades. Register at Spelling Bee.  Questions:  gina@palipost.com.

February 11:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic:  Home Modification.  For details:  Palisades Alliance.
February 14:PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library. See topics above; agenda posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at PPCC.

NEW February 16: 4th Annual Bi-Partisan Service Academy Day, hosted by Congressman Ted Lieu, 1-4pm, LA Air Force Base, Gordon Conference Center, 400 N. Douglas St., El Segundo.  Students, parents & educators are all welcome to attend & learn information about admission to one of the nation’s service academies. Representatives of each of the academies will be on hand to answer questions. RSVP by Feb. 9 due to restricted base access.  Details at:  Service Academy Info.

February 17:  Temescal Canyon Association (TCA) Sunday Hike, 8am (meeting time). A walk from Zuma Beach over Pt. Dume for brunch at Paradise Cove. RSVP for brunch: temcanyonassoc@gmail.com.  For more information: TCA.

February 25:  Palisades Alliance for Seniors Meeting, 10:30am, Palisades Branch Library.  Topic: Mom and Dad Loved You Best: Navigating Fairness and Equality, Real and Perceived.  Details:  Palisades Alliance.

February 25:  Pacific Palisades Civic League Meeting, 7:30pm, Tauxe Hall, Community United Methodist Church. Review of proposed residential projects in Tract 9300.  More information:  PPCL or ppcl@gmail.com.

February 28:  PPCC Board Meeting, 7pm, Palisades Branch Library. Topics: 1) Adel H. Hagekhalil, Executive Director & General Manager, Bureau of Street Services (Street Services information & Q&A); 2) CD11 Transportation Deputy Eric Bruins (Bonin motion re electric scooters & LADOT “Vision Zero” report); 3) Pastor Kenneth Davis, Palisades Luthern Church (Feed My Starving Children program).  Agenda posted in advance of the meeting at PPCC.

Looking Ahead:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MARCH 30, 2019, 10:30am-12pm
Gilbert Hall, Palisades Charter High School
PPCC-BCC Educational Workshop on
Navigating the Revised Los Angeles Zoning Code
More details to come!