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The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council


Welcome!

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 09:23.

Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city. Our regular Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ebell of Los Angeles (743 S. Lucerne; SW corner of Wilshire & Lucerne). Land Use Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Assembly Room of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (4350 Wilshire Blvd.; SW corner of Wilshire & Plymouth). Transportation Committee meetings are held quarterly, on the first Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (address above), and the Outreach Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month, at the Bricks & Scones cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Agenda for Tuesday, April 22, Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:05.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
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PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Committee on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Committee.

1. Call to Order (Jim Wolf)

2. Roll Call and Seating of New Committee Members

3. Officer Elections*
   A. Chairperson
   B. Secretary

4. Approval of Minutes*

5. Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action (GWNC Mail & Early Notifications Report – see handout)

6. Old Business
   A. Conversion of existing recreational space to second dwelling unit at 118 N. Gramercy Pl. (Christopher Sorenson)*
   B. Discussion of Park Mile zoning issues (John Welborne)*

7. New Business
   A. CUB and street/sidewalk adjustments at LC, 710 N. El Centro (Christopher Roche)*
   B. Reduced side setbacks for addition at 200 S. Gramercy*
   C. Girasole Expansion Plans (Joanna Vernetti)*
   D. Tom LaBonge Motion Calling for Review and Revisions of Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance*

8. Committee Member Comments and Reports*

9. Transportation Committee

10. Public Comments

11. Announcements and Adjournment
   A. Next meeting May 27

Possible future agenda items:

   1. Density Bonus at 807 N. Hudson
   2. Condo development at 853-859 S. Lucerne

Agenda for Wednesday, April 9, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:16.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance (Owen Smith—acting President)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter—acting Secretary)

3. Treasurer’s Report & Budget Items (Patti Carroll & Elizabeth Fuller) (15 mins)*

   A. Monthly Budget Reports/Expenditures Approvals*
   B. YTD Budget*
   C. Progress report on outstanding contracts (Ebell, WUMC, E. Fuller, etc.)

4. Neighborhood Council Board Orientation (Barry Stone and DONE staff) (75 mins)

   A. Resolution of tie (coin flip) between Area 8 Alternate candidates Jeff McManus &
Michael Lippmann*
   B. Seating of New Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Board Members and
Alternates
   C. Administer Neighborhood Council Oath of Office:

   “I pledge to represent the Greater Wilshire NC with dignity, integrity and pride. I will encourage other points of view, even when they differ from my own. I will respect, value and consider everyone’s opinion. I will find the good in my neighborhood and praise it and promote it. To my neighbors, and to neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles, I pledge to do this to the best of my ability.”

ELECTION DAY - Sunday, March 30!

Submitted by lizfuller on Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:00.

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council elections will be held this Sunday, March 30, from 12-4 p.m. at John Burroughs Middle School (600 S. McCadden).

If you live, work or own property within the GWNC area, you may vote for the Geographic Representative from your area...AND for either our At Large seat OR one of our five special interest seats (Renters, Religion, Education, Business or Other Non-Profit Organization).

For a full list of candidates running in the election, please see the official election website at http://empowerla.org/gwnc/greater-wilshire-nc-2014-elections/

For more information, please see our GWNC election flyer and our handouts explaining how to register and vote in the election, and the kind of documentation you'll need to bring to the polls to register and prove your stakeholder status in the various categories you might choose to vote in. (Also, please note that ALL voters will need to register at the polls - this election is completely independent of other NC, city, state and federal elections and their registration processes.)

Please, please, please come out and vote TOMORROW - it will take just a few minutes of your time, YOUR VOTE COUNTS, and it will be a much-appreciated contribution to our grass roots civic engagement!

Agenda for Saturday, March 29, Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:23.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order (Fred Mariscal)
2. Roll Call & Approval of Minutes (Patty Lombard)
3. Election Outreach & Readiness Update (Barbara Savage)
4. Old Business
    A. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
       i. April: Steve Martinez
       ii. May: Jocelyn Duarte
       iii. Other nominations: Lyn Cohen, Margy Hudson, LAPD Wilshire Div.Capt. Eric Davis
    B. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)*
       i. Involving business owners
       ii. Farmers’ Market patron survey
       iii. Meeting with City Attorney or staff (Savage)
    C. Bus Bench Advertising (Fuller)*
    D. CD4 Candidate Forum (Lombard, Humphreville, Savage)*
5. New Business
    A. CicLAvia booth
    B. Advertising on Larchmont Buzz?*
    C. Candidate forum(s) for GWNC-area Congressional seats?*
6. Committee Member Reports & Comments
7. Public Comments
8. Announcements and Adjournment
    A. Next meeting, Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m.

* Committee Action May Be Requested or Required on These Items

GWNC Elections - THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 30 - Please Vote!!!

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:23.

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council elections will be held this Sunday, March 30, from 12-4 p.m. at John Burroughs Middle School (600 S. McCadden).

If you live, work or own property within the GWNC area, you may vote for the Geographic Representative from your area...AND for either our At Large seat OR one of our five special interest seats (Renters, Religion, Education, Business or Other Non-Profit Organization).

For a full list of candidates running in the election, please see the official election website at http://empowerla.org/gwnc/greater-wilshire-nc-2014-elections/

Agenda for Tuesday, March 25, Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:56.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Committee on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Committee.

1. Call to Order (Jim Wolf)

2. Roll Call and Approval of Minutes * (Greg Wittmann)

3. Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action (GWNC Mail & Early Notifications Report – see handout)

4. Old Business

GWNC Candidate Forum - Tuesday, March 18

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 18:34.

On Tuesday, March 18, The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will be holding a Candidate Forum to introduce the candidates for our 21 board seats to our stakeholders. If you're a candidate, please come to make a brief statement and answer questions from our voters...and if you're a stakeholder, please come to meet your candidates and hear their positions on our community issues and the reasons why they should be elected to the Neighborhood Council Board. Everyone is welcome. (Candidates who cannot attend are welcome to submit statements to be read at the event. Please send your statements to election@greaterwilshire.org.) The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd. (SW corner of Wilshire and Plymouth). Free parking is available in the lot on the west side of the church (enter from Wilshire Blvd.).

Agenda for Wednesday, March 12, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:38.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order (Owen Smith)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

3. Approval of the Minutes (Jeffry Carpenter) (5 mins)*

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the February 12, 2014 General Meeting

Agenda for Monday, March 10, GWNC Transportation Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:27.

Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90005
Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1) Call to Order
2) Roll Call & Approval of Minutes*
3) LADCP’s My La to report on Mobility Element Update*
4) “Save Our Streets LA” information and update*
5) Metro’s Complete Streets workshop (Jeff Carpenter)
6) Safe Routes to School Initiative (Jeff Carpenter)



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