Highlights of the September 27, 2018 PPCC board meeting:
Pamela Manning of the LA County Dept. of Public Works gave a presentation on the Safe, Clean Water Ballot Initiative (Measure W parcel tax) — a program to improve our water system through a parcel tax of 2.5 cents on each sq. ft. of impermeable area. Ms. Manning provided information and answered questions about the goals and impact of the Initiative. For more details, visit Safe, Clean Water LA.
The board passed two motions that addressed the City’s process of updating all Community Plans, specifically: 1) timing of the process, and 2) data necessary for the updates. The Brentwood-Pacific Palisades Community Plan is among the last group of Plans slated to be updated (process may begin in 2-3 years, and may include development of a Local Coastal Program for the Palisades). PPCC will monitor to ensure our substantive input in the process.
Village Project Community Liaison Committee (VPCLC) Co-Chair David Kaplan updated the board on the status of Palisades Village. Following the successful grand opening on 9/22, we wish for the continued success of this much-needed revitalization of our commercial core. At the same time, the VPCLC has brought to Caruso’s attention various concerns raised by community members, including questions about parking policy (self-parking/validation and employee parking), trash, noise, ongoing construction, Bay Theatre status, Farmers Market status/location and PRIDE donor bricks. Caruso’s responses to these community questions and concerns were reported at the meeting. For more information contact David Kaplan (contact info at www.pacpalicc.org).
VPCLC Co-Chair Sue Kohl reported on the status of permit parking for streets neighboring the Palisades Village. It has been an almost three-year process, with many twists and turns in obtaining required buy-in by the City as well as residents. Councilmember Mike Bonin and Caruso both assisted in the effort. Following hearings this fall at the City Council, it is expected that permit parking will be approved for several nearby streets. A final progress report will be provided when the process is completed as expected by the end of this year.
The 2018 Citizen of the Year and Golden Sparkplug Awards Selection Committee was announced: Sue Kohl (Chair), Daphne Gronich (past Citizen of the Year), Bill Bruns (past Community Service Awardee), Richard Blumenberg and Chris Spitz. Nominations from the public are ongoing until 9pm on October 27 (see information below). The Honorees will be announced on November 8 and Awards will be presented at the Awards Gala on December 13 — details to come!
The Chair reminded everyone that the deadline for receipt of applications for Alternate Area and At-large representatives is 9pm on September 30. For details, click on the greenALTERNATES APPLICATION button on www.pacpalicc.org.
More Upcoming News & Events
Palisades Alliance for Seniors will meet on Monday, October 1, at 10:30am in the Palisades Branch Library. The important featured topic: Property Assessment Information for Seniors. For more information visit www.palisadesalliance.org.
Pacific Palisades Historical Society will host a presentation on the history of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (America’s Largest National Urban Park) by retired long-tme park ranger Mike Malone on Tuesday, October 2, at 7pm in Theatre Palisades. All are invited (no RSVP needed). For more information visit www.pacificpalisadeshistory.org.
The next PPCC board meeting will take place on October 11 at 7pm in the Palisades branch library. Featured topics: 1) welcome to new board members; 2) presentation of nominees for Alternate Area and At-large representatives and election by the board; 3) update on PRIDE projects in the Palisades; 4) briefing on the new CA REAL Driver License/ID (deferred from September 27 meeting); 5) information about Uber/JUMP bikes (dockless electric bike-sharing).
2018 Awards Nominations Reminder
PPCC invites the community to submit nominations of worthy individuals for Citizen of the Year and Golden Sparkplug honors. For information about eligibility and submission requirements, visit the Awards Nominations Press Release on the PPCC website or click on the blue button below. Deadline for receipt of nominations: 9pm, October 27.
Questions? Contact: email@example.com.
The mission of the PPCC is to protect and improve the quality of life in Pacific Palisades, also known as the “Community.” The PPCC is a forum for the consideration of Community issues; is an advocate for Pacific Palisades to government and private agencies upon issues where there is broad Community agreement as reflected by two-thirds of the Board members voting on any one of those issues at a PPCC meeting; and assists other organizations in Pacific Palisades which want help in accomplishing their objectives or projects, which the PPCC determines to support.