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Bureau of Street Services Repair Blitz - Submit Your Street Repair Requests Today!

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:59.

For the second time this year, the Bureau of Street Services is conducting a "Neighborhood Council Blitz" to identify and perform small repairs on our needy neighborhood streets. On June 24th, 2014, a Small Asphalt Repair truck is scheduled to be in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council area to perform repairs to the roadway (e.g. potholes), curbs, and sidewalks, weather permitting.

The repairs will be limited to 15 addresses, so it's important to prioritize our trouble spots. Please help by sending photos and information about the spots most in need of repair to the GWNC's Transportation Committee at transportation@greaterwilshire.org

The Committee representatives will collect the information and send it to the BSS staff, so they can inspect the desired streets and determine the need for repairs and feasibility of completing the work on the scheduled date. So the sooner we receive your requests, the better. The deadline for submissions will be Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 12:00 p.m.

Agenda for Saturday, May 31, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:14.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, May 31, 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. June or July: Jocelyn Duarte
       iii. Other nominations: Lyn Cohen, Margy Hudson, LAPD Wilshire Div.Capt. Eric Davis, Henrietta Cosentino
    B. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
    C. Bus Bench Advertising (Fuller)*
    D. Larchmont Buzz Advertising Rates (Fuller)*
5. New Business
    A. Brainstorming new Outreach projects (e.g. newsletter, community events, etc.)*
6. Committee Member Reports & Comments
7. Public Comments
8. Announcements and Adjournment
    A. Next meeting, Saturday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.

* Committee Action May Be Requested or Required on These Items

Translators, sign language interpreters, and listening devices for the hard-of-hearing are available upon request. To ensure the availability of services, please make your request at least three (3) business days (72 hours) before the scheduled meeting date by contacting the GWNC Board
secretary at info@greaterwilshire.org or the Empower LA Neighborhood Council help line at (213) 485-1360.

Agenda for Tuesday, May 27, GWNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 18:43.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 27, 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. Larchmont Bungalow CUB & Variance Application (Ann D’Amato)*
   B. Conversion of historic gas station to Starbucks at 859 N. Highland (Elizabeth Valerio)*
   C. Building line repeal at Kangnam Restaurant at 4103 W. Olympic (Bill Robinson)*
6. New Business
   A. CUB application for liquor permits and late-night hours at Waa-Waa Plaza/135-139 N. Western (David Lee, James Santamaria & Myung Soo Seok)*
   B. Development of parking lot into 22 townhouse units over subterranean parking at 612 Norton (Mark Moreno)*
   C. Development of 5-unit Single Lot Subdivision project at 856 S. Wilton (Matthew Hayden)*
   D. Property line encroachment and garage access issues at 112 S. Arden (Audrey Jadilli)*
   E. Remodeling at former Ruskin Art Club at 800 S. Plymouth (designated HCM)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports

Agenda for Wednesday, May 14, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 19:31.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, May14, 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 (James Wolf)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

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

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the March 12, 2014 General Meeting
   B. Approval of the Minutes of the April 9, 2014, General Meeting

4. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 1 (Brookside)
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 4 (Fremont Place)
      Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews Square)
      Area 11 (Sycamore Square)
      Area 12 (Western-Wilton)
      Area 15 (Windsor Village)
      Business Representative
      Education Representative
      Religion Representative
      Non-Profit Representative

   B. Introductions/Nominations of Candidates for Board Alternates:

Agenda for Monday, May 12, GWNC Transportation Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:50.

Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90005
Monday, May 12, 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) Election of Officers*
4) Ethics and Meeting Rules (Elizabeth Fuller)
5) Update on Save Our Streets Initiative* (Jack Humphreville)
6) Mobility Element* (Deadline May 13)
7) Federal Highway Trust Fund (Jeffry Carpenter)
8) Update on Repair Status of Hancock Park Failed Streets* (Cindy Chvatal-Keane)
9) Extended Work Hours on Metro’s Purple Line Project*
10) Update on Carling Way Alley repair*
11) Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action and Committee Member Comments &
Assignments
12) Public Comments
13) Announcements & Adjournment

Agenda for Saturday, April 26, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:12.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, April 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 & Welcome of New Members (Patty Lombard)
3. Approval of Minutes (Lombard)*
4. Committee Elections*
   A. Chair
   B. Secretary
5. Old Business
   A. Election Wrapup
   B. CicLAvia Wrapup (Lombard, Mariscal)
   C. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
      i. May: Steve Martinez
      ii. June: Jocelyn Duarte
      iii. Other nominations: Lyn Cohen, Margy Hudson, LAPD Wilshire Div.Capt. Eric Davis, Henrietta Cosentino
    D. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
    E. Bus Bench Advertising (Fuller)*
    F. Larchmont Buzz Advertising Rates (Fuller)*
6. New Business
    A. Brainstorming new Outreach projects (e.g. newsletter, community events, etc.)*
7. Committee Member Reports & Comments
8. Public Comments
9. Announcements and Adjournment
    A. Next meeting, Saturday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.

* Committee Action May Be Requested or Required on These Items

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.
______________________________________________________________________
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



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