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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

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.

Agenda for the Tuesday, August 26, GWNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:21.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 26, 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 (Barbara Savage)

2. Roll Call (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. Conversion of existing recreational space to second dwelling unit at 118 N. Gramercy (Adam Miller, Christopher Sorenson)*

6. New Business
   A. Development of 162-unit, 7-storey apartment complex at 700 S. Manhattan Pl. (Jared Sopko)*
   B. Density bonus for 46-unit apartment project at 729-743 N. Hudson (Eric Lieberman)*
   C. Development of 5 condominiums at 4806 W. Elmwood (Ronald Liu, Darrell Cheng)*
   D. Single Lot Subdivision project at 665 S. Rimpau (Guy Penini)*
   E. CUB violations at True Burger restaurant, 852 S. La Brea (Elizabeth Fuller)*
   F. Construction of 4-storey, 22-unit apartment complex with density bonus at 5022-5025 Rosewood Ave.(Frank Afari)*
   G. Construction of 30-unit apartment building at 4180 W. Wilshire (Matt Dzurec)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports
   A. Transportation Committee Report (Stromberg)

Agenda for the Wednesday, August 13, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:47.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

[Please note: FOR THIS MEETING ONLY – please use the stairway entrance on the EAST side of the Ebell at 741 S. Lucerne Blvd., and please park in the lot across Lucerne from the Ebell. A film shoot will be occupying our usual entrance and parking spaces on the west side of the facility.] .

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

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the July 9, 2014, General Meeting

4. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews Square)
      Area 12 (Western-Wilton)
      Education Representative
      Religion Representative
      Non-Profit Representative

Agenda for the Saturday, July 26, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, July 26, 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. 2014-15 Budget Package Review (Fuller/Carroll)*
5. Old Business
    A. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
       i. August: Lyn Cohen, Sept.: Margy Hudson, Oct.: Henrietta Cosentino (as
previously approved)
       ii. Other nominations: Shirlee Taylor Hazlip…others?*
    B. Neighborhood Top 10 Priorities Survey Results (Hoffman)
       i. Spreadsheet review
    C. Western Ave. Street Improvement Survey/Visioning Walk (Wittmann)*
   D. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
       i. Map/database showing current uses
   F. Fall Forum: ReCode LA
       i. Coordinator
       ii. Date
       iii. Venue
       iv. Panelists
6. New Business
    A. Other Community Walk Ideas*
    B. Other Community Forum Ideas*:
       i. Single Lot Subdivisions

Agenda for Tuesday, July 22, GWNC Land Use Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:13.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 22, 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 (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. Zone Change, Variance and CUP application for the Larchmont Bungalow (Ann D’Amato)*
   B. Variance and Development of 5-unit Single Lot Subdivision project at 856 S. Wilton (Matthew Hayden)*
   C. Development of 4-unit Small Lot Subdivision project at 421 N. Van Ness (Sam Trude)*

   D. Single Lot Subdivision Ordinance Design Guidelines (Kaliski, Lombard, Fuller)*

6. New Business
   A. Residential Floor Area (RFA) Overlay Zone for La Brea-Hancock neighborhood (Savage)*
   B. Density bonus at 801-813 N. Hudson (Michael Cohanzad)*
   C. Construction of 30-unit apartment building at 4180 W. Wilshire (Matt Dzurec)*
   D. Development of 162-unit, 7-storey apartment complex at 700 S. Manhattan Pl. (Jared Sopko)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports
   A. Transportation Committee Report (Stromberg)

8. Public Comments

Agenda for Wednesday, July 9, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:34.

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

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

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

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the June 7, 2014 General Meeting

4. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 4 (Fremont Place)
      Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews Square)
      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)

      Neighborhood Council Oath of Office (Owen Smith)



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