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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). The next Transportation Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28, 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.

All meetings are open to the public. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact info@greaterwilshire.org or (424) 901-1409, at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.

Owen Smith, President

Got Project? GWNC's Got Funding!

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:40.

Do you have a community project that needs funding? The GWNC has a limited amount of funding available to public schools and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for education, beautification and other neighborhood-serving projects in our area (average awards are in the $500-$1,500 range). Please see our funding guidelines at http://www.greaterwilshire.org/site/files/guidelines100611.pdf and the application materials and city guidelines at http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NeighborhoodPurposesGrant-application-Nov2012.pdf The application deadline is January 15; awards are announced in March. For more information, please contact treasurer@greaterwilshire.org

You're Invited to Take a Fresh Look at Western Ave. with the GWNC

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:06.

This Sunday, October, please join the GWNC for a tour of Western Ave., one of the city's new Great Streets.

While the sidewalks and trees have seen better days, this multifaceted neighborhood has all the bones of a great street: a rich architectural heritage, an active arts community, countless family businesses and a mosaic of cultures spanning the globe.

Join us for a brief (90 minute) walking tour of Western Avenue between Third and Melrose. We'll explore local businesses and share our visions for Western.

For details and RSVPs, please see http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Join-us-for-a-tour-of-our-Great-Street--Western-Avenue.html?soid=1118781903072&aid=ZZBuEtpQqjg

Board Meeting Agendas

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:00.

Agenda for the Tuesday, September 23, GWNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:58.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 23, 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 (James Wolf)

2. Roll Call (Barbara Savage)

3. Approval of Minutes (Savage)*

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

5. Old Business
   A. Development of 5 condominiums at 4806 W. Elmwood (Ronald Liu, Darrell Cheng, Alex Ma)*
   B. Development of 4-unit Small Lot Subdivision project at 421 N. Van Ness (Sam Trude/Kurt Gibbs)*
   C. Development of 162-unit, 7-storey apartment complex at 700 S. Manhattan Pl. (Jared Sopko)*
   D. Density bonus for 46-unit apartment project at 729-743 N. Hudson (Eric Lieberman)*
   E. Construction of 4-storey, 22-unit apartment complex with density bonus at 5022-5026 Rosewood Ave.(Frank Afari)*

6. New Business
   A. Density bonus at 5036 Elmwood (Frank Afari)*
   B. Change of location for BRT bus stop on Wilshire Blvd. (Ginny-Marie Brideau)*
   C. Construction of 30-unit apartment building at 4180 W. Wilshire (Matt Dzurec)*
   D. Green space policing and possible CUP violations at Avalon Bay development (Savage)*

Reception for New GWNC-Area Neighborhood Prosecutor

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:10.

Concerned about your Neighborhood and…

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?
Illegal Dumping ?
Gun Violence?
Safety Around Schools?
Got something else on your mind?

Come meet City Attorney Mike Feuer and Mehrnoosh Zahiri, your new Neighborhood Prosecutor for the communities of the Wilshire Division.

WHEN
Monday, September 15th
6:30 pm

WHERE
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036

**Complimentary Parking is available in the lot located at Wilshire Blvd. and Spaulding Ave. Additional parking is available in Pritzker Parking Garage, located on 6th St., just east of Fairfax Avenue.

Sponsored by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, Olympic Park Neighborhood Council, Mid-City Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce.

Agenda for the Wednesday, September 10, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:06.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, September 10, 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)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

3. Guest Speaker: Ron Galperin, City Controller, on Bureau of Street Services Audit (20 mins.)

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

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 13, 2014, General Meeting

5. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 12 (Western-Wilton)
      Education Representative
      Religion Representative
      Non-Profit Representative

   B. Seating of Board Members and Alternates Elected or Volunteered But Not Previously Installed – if any (5 mins)

      i. Jane Luo – Alternate for Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews)*

      Neighborhood Council Oath of Office (Owen Smith)

Agenda for the Saturday, August 30, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:22.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, August 30, 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 (Patty Lombard)
3. Approval of Minutes (Lombard)*
4. Old Business
    A. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
       i. Sept.: Lyn Cohen, Oct.: Henrietta Cosentino (as previously approved)
       ii. Other nominations: Shirlee Taylor Hazlip…others?*
       iii. Alternative to plaques? Sources?
    B. Neighborhood Top 10 Priorities Survey Results (Hoffman)
       i. Spreadsheet review
    C. Western Ave. Street Improvement Survey/Visioning Walk (Wittmann)*
    D. Other community walks*:
       i. Citrus Square (Gilman/Carpenter)
       ii. Sycamore Square (Gilman/Fuller?)
       iii. Next?
   E. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
       i. Map/database showing current uses
   F. Fall Forum: ReCode LA (Lombard/Hoffman/Humphreville)
       i. Date
       ii. Venue

Agenda for the Thursday, August 28, Transportation Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:12.

Transportation Committee Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90005
Thursday, August 28, 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) Old Business

   A. Update on Mobility Element* (Michelle Owen)
   B. Update on Save Our Streets Initiative* (Jack Humphreville/Julie Stromberg)
   C. Update on Repair Status of Hancock Park Failed Streets* (Cindy Chvatal-Keane)
   D. Review of BSS NC Blitz Round 2 June 2014 (Julie Stromberg)

4) New Business

   A. Guest Speaker: Chi Ming Gong, PE; Street Services General Superintendent I, Street Maintenance Division, Bureau of Street Services, City of Los Angeles
   B. Follow-Up on Questions Outstanding from Metro’s Presentation to GWNC in July (Julie Stromberg)
   C. Motion on Intersection of 2nd & Sycamore Possible Referral to LADOT for 4-Way Stop Sign* (Jeffry Carpenter)

      • Proposed Motion: That the GWNC Board request LADOT to evaluate the pedestrian safety issues at Sycamore and 2nd Street, with possible remedies including converting the intersection to a 4-way stop, (a) raised crosswalk(s) and/or at least prominently marking the intersection’s crosswalks.



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