Join us for National Night Out 8/5/14

Join us as Palms Neighborhood Council celebrates National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Los Angeles CA 90066. National Night Out strengthens partnerships between the community and LAPD in the fight against crime.

Don’t miss the free BBQ – Beverages – Music – Crime Prevention – Neighborhood Watch – Block Captains – Child Pedestrian Safety – Bicycle Safety – Soccer Clinic – Movie “Frozen” – LAPD Vehicles – Top Skateboarders

Contact: LAPD Pacific Community Relations Office at 310-202-2890 or Monica Harmon, CPAB Member at 424-835-8251

LAPD Pacific NNO flyer 8-5-14

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Transportation & Safety Agenda 7/28/14

COMMITTEE BUSINESS

1) Approve minutes from previous meeting 2) Westside Mobility Plan and Streetscape

  • !  Update on Public EIR Meetings (Miller)
  • !  Review of PNC Department of Planning Request (Miller)
  • !  MOTION: Whereas the Motor/National section of Palms has a budding nightlife and
    would benefit greatly from easy pedestrian access for riders on the coming Palms Station on the Expo Line Phase Two; And Whereas more Palms residents would take advantage of the Expo Line if a well-
    lit, welcoming pedestrian corridor connected the Motor/National area to the station; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council reaffirms its February 2013 request that the Transit Neighborhood Plan being developed by the City of Los Angeles investigate and pursue incentives to develop a vibrant pedestrian corridor connecting Palms Station with the Motor Avenue and National Blvd. intersection in Palms.

MOTION: Whereas, the Palms Neighborhood Council, through considerable outreach, has determined that Overland Avenue would benefit greatly from a comprehensive streetscape plan; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the Los Angeles Department of Planning, working with local stakeholders, pursue a comprehensive streetscape plan for Overland Avenue in Palms.
MOTION: Whereas the bike lanes installed on Motor Avenue in 2013 remain underutilized and controversial; And Whereas the value of bike lanes increases proportionally with their use; And Whereas, the forthcoming Expo Line Palms Station and the corresponding Expo Line Bike Path will increase opportunities for cyclists coming to and from Palms; Therefore the Palms Neighborhood Council request that the Los Angeles Department of Planning work with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to pursue protected bike lanes on Motor Avenue between Venice Boulevard and Manning Avenue.
MOTION: Whereas expanded parkway tree wells create a more walkable an scenic pedestrian space with opportunities for Palms-preferred California native landscaping, Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that as part of the Westside Mobility Streetscape Plan, the Los Angeles Department of Planning pursue expanded parkway tree wells to be landscaped with California native plants for Motor Avenue in Palms.
MOTION: Whereas the Palms Neighborhood Council has previously gone on record to support crosswalks at the intersections of Motor and Woodbine as well as Jasmine and Palms; And Whereas, funds from the LADP Streetscape Plan and the Transit Neighborhood Plan could efficiently be used to implement this stakeholder need; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the City of Los Angeles install continental-style crosswalks at the intersections of Motor and Woodbine and Jasmine and Palms in the community of Palms.
3) Expo Line–Palms Station Ongoing Issues

! Update on Construction in Palms and Surrounding area (Miller)

4) SoVePaM Regional Transportation Meeting Resolutions

! MOTION: Whereas, Venice Boulevard was recently repaved by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) from Lincoln Boulevard to the 1-405 Freeway; AND Whereas, Venice Boulevard through the Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, and SoRo communities is in a terrible state of disrepair, exacerbated by the Expo Line construction; AND Whereas, the plants on the median have died due to a broken irrigation system; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that as part of completion of Expo Phase Two, the Los Angeles City Council and California Department of Transportation take action to see that East-Bound and West-Bound Venice Boulevard be repaved from Lincoln Boulevard to Pacific Avenue and from the I-405 Freeway to Fairfax Avenue, and that the median be planted with California native plants and supported by an initial watering schedule or an installed low-flow irrigation system.

! MOTION: Whereas, the Palms Neighborhood Council recognizes a need to provide parking at light rail and subway stations to maximize ridership; AND Whereas parking at the Culver City Station already exceeds capacity on most weekdays; AND Whereas the impending opening of phase two of the Expo Line offers a unique opportunity to increase the use of public transportation; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the City of Los Angeles and Metro work together to provide solutions leading to public parking at or adjacent to light rail stations.

! MOTION: Whereas, the Palms Neighborhood Council recognizes that Park-and-Ride options with convenient public transportation connection to light rail will only increase ridership and its benefits to the urban environment; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the City of L.A. and Metro work together to provide off-site Park-and-Ride lots in the communities of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, and SoRo, designed to geographically expand ridership reach for light rail and subway lines.

5) LAFD Hiring Initiative
Background (Stewart/Miller), possible guest speaker from LAFD
! MOTION: Whereas emergency services are severely stretched in Los Angeles, due to cutbacks in recent years; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council urges the City of Los Angeles to continue to adequately fund the recruitment, hiring, and training of new firefighters to bring the Los Angeles Fire Department back to full strength by fiscal year 2019.
6) Palms Emergency Preparedness Coalition

  • !  Updates and Emergency Supplies Report (Miller/Wolf)
  • !  Forthcoming CPR training event, date TBD. 7) LAWA/Metro Connection

! MOTION: Whereas the stakeholders of Palms are all stakeholders of services provided by LAX and LA Metro Transit; Therefore, The Palms Neighborhood Council supports a remote access plan to best connect LAX to the greater county and Southern California region which: 1) Relocates an upgraded LAX City Bus Center to either the future Intermodal Transit Facility at 96th & Airport or the future Metro Rail Station at 96th & Aviation to best accommodate commuters, 2) Explores, prioritizes, and funds a South Bay Green Line Extension, and 3) Funds two Major Investment Studies for connecting light rail extensions to both the Westside, via the Sepulveda Corridor through Palms, and the Norwalk Metrolink Station.
MOTION: Whereas the stakeholders of Palms want to see and efficient, world-class LAX; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council supports any comprehensive, pedestrian-friendly LAX plan that includes a People Mover station location and design, as well as moving walkways to best encourage

convenient and rapid access from the future People Mover rail line for all pedestrians, including those with special needs.
8) Palms Neighborhood Watch Group
! Next Meeting Tuesday, July 29, 6:30, Palms Library

9) Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative

! MOTION: Whereas parking tickets should be issued in the name of making the City of Los

Angeles a safer and more livable place; And Whereas parking tickets disproportionately penalize

working-class commuters who constitute a substantial percentage of Palms residents; Therefore, the

Palms Neighborhood Council opposes any policies, official or implied, that encourage the establishment

of any Parking Ticket Quotas within the ranks of the LAPD and LA Parking Enforcement.

10) Open Floor––Board News and Public Comments (limited to 2 minutes, time permitting)

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT MEETING MONDAY, August 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

For more information about the PNC, visit: www.palmsla.org
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. For additional information, please contact: Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate, at (213) 473-5391.

PNC Trans Safety Agenda 7-28-2014

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, KAREN BASS

June 29, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm
WEST LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY FORUM
Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd. LA 90066

[S/W/C at Sawtelle]

Congressmember Karen Bass invites you to discuss recent developments in Congress and share your thoughts on the most important issues
in your community.
If you cannot attend you can express your concerns at bass.house.gov/youropinion
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Free July Workshops on Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO)


RSO Basics & Updates Including How to Calculate the Annual Allowable Rent Increase

Mobile Home Parks and the RSO
Free Workshops: July 2014
The public is invited to attend this workshop to learn about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).You will learn about the RSO including how to calculate the annual allowable rent increase, legal reasons for evictions, security deposit interest and requirements for relocation assistance for no-fault evictions, as well as recent updates to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.The July 3rd workshop will be presented in Spanish.

The July 15th workshop will focus on the RSO and how it applies to Mobile Home Parks in the City of Los Angeles.

These workshops are recommended for landlords, anyone contemplating buying or selling rental property in the City of Los Angeles, tenants, banks and lenders, property managers, and realtors.

RSVP: Online o llame a 213-928-9075
(Free admission, seating is limited.)
If you need translation, please request it at least 3 days in advance.
WHERE: WHEN:
Downtown Office
1200 W. 7th Street, Room 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
RSO BASICS & UPDATE6:30 p.m.,

Thursday July 3, 2014  (Spanish)

2:00 p.m.
, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30 p.m
., Wednesday, July 30, 2014

South Regional Office
690 Knox Street, Room 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502
MOBILE HOME PARKS & THE RSO

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014
North Regional Office
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
RSO BASICS & UPDATE    10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014
West Regional Office
1645 Corinth Avenue, Room 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
RSO BASICS & UPDATE    

2:00 p.m.
, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign language interpreters, communication access real-time transcription, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing sign language interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. To request a reasonable accommodation or additional information, please call 213-928-9075 or email Elias.Narvaez@lacity.org.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Rent Stabilization Division
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280 • 866-557-RENT (7368) • hcidla.lacity.org
Derechos del RSO y Actualizaciones Incluso mo Calcular el Aumento de Alquiler Aceptable AnualParques de Viviendas Móviles y el RSO
Talleres Informativos Gratis: Julio 2014
El público está invitado a asistir a este taller para aprender sobre la Ordenanza de Estabilización de Alquiler (RSO). Usted aprenderá sobre el RSO incluso, cómo calcular el aumento de alquiler aceptable anual, motivos legales de desalojos, interés de garantía de depósito, requisitos para asistencia de reubicación para desalojos sin culpa del inquilino, así como actualizaciones recientes a la Ordenanza de Estabilización de Alquiler.El taller del 3 de julio será presentado en español.

El taller del 15 de julio se concentrará en Parques de Viviendas Móviles en la Ciudad de Los Ángeles y el RSO.

Estos talleres son recomendados para propietarios, personas contemplando comprar o vender propiedades de alquiler en la ciudad de Los Ángeles, inquilinos, bancos y prestamistas, administradores de propiedades, y agentes de bienes raices.

RSVP: Online o llame a 213-928-9075
(Admisión Gratis, cupo limitado)
Si necesita traducción, por favor solicite 3 días antes del evento.
DONDE: CUANDO:
Oficina Central
1200 W. 7th Street, Cuarto 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES6:30 p.m.,

jueves, 3 de julio, 2014 (español)2:00 p.m

., martes, 8 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
     6:30 p.m., miércoles, 30 de julio, 2014 (inglés)

Oficina Regional Sur
690 Knox Street, Cuarto 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502
PARQUES DE CASAS MÓVILES & EL RSO

10:00 a.m., martes, 15 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
Oficina Regional Norte
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES     10:00 a.m., jueves, 17 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
Oficina Regional Oeste
1645 Corinth Avenue, Cuarto 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES     2:00 p.m., martes, 22 de julio, 2014 (inglés)

Como una entidad cubierta bajo el Título II del Acto de Americanos Incapacidades de 1990 (ADA), la Ciudad de Los Ángeles no discrimina sobre la base de la incapacidad y con su petición, proporcionará acomodación razonable para asegurar igualdad de acceso a sus programas, servicios y actividades. Pueden proporcionar intérpretes de dactilología, acceso de comunicación transcripción de tiempo real, aparatos auditivos, u otros recursos auxiliares y/o servicios al recibir la petición. Para asegurar la disponibilidad, se recomienda hacer su petición al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión que usted desea asistir. Debido a dificultades en asegurar a intérpretes de dactilología, aviso de cinco o más días laborales es fuertemente recomendado. Para solicitar una acomodación razonable o para información adicional, por favor llame 213-928-9075 o envíe por correo electrónico a Elias.Narvaez@lacity.org.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Rent Stabilization Division
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280 • 866-557-RENT (7368) • hcidla.lacity.org

 

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Palms will get two Parklets along Motor Ave.

This week LADOT Pedestrian Coordinator Valerie Watson announced in City Council Transportation Committee that Palms will get two Parklets along Motor Avenue.

Weblink: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/06/here_are_the_7_spots_getting_las_first_popup_public_plazas.php#more

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More Livable Streets w/ LADOT’s People St.

LADOT’s People St. program provides a great opportunity for our neighborhood to creatively change a streetscape with more bike corrals, parklets and plazas. Application period opens October 1 and ends November 28. So we have to be on this! http://peoplest.lacity.org

 

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The 2014-2016 Palms Neighborhood Council Board

Please welcome the incoming leaders of the Palms Neighborhood Council Board for 2014-2016. The new board will be seated at the next General Assembly meeting on June 4th, held at the IMAN Center at 7pm. The agenda can be downloaded here. Food and refreshments will be provided. Congratulations to the new Board Members!!

President: Marisa Stewart
Vice President: Ryan Bradley
Secretary: Len Nguyen
Treasurer: Nick Greif
Residential Representative Area A: Willie Bell
 Cat NC Photo
Residential Representative Area B: Cat Stevens
Residential Representative Area C: Eli Lipmen
Residential Representative Area D: Paulina Quaranta
Residential Representative Area E: Trevor Mulligan
Business Representative Area 3: Eliot Hochberg
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Important Statewide Election on June 3! Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

On June 3, Los Angeles residents will go to the polls to vote in the statewide direct primary election.  After passage of the open primary proposition, all candidates, regardless of party, now participate in one primary.  So, voters will select among candidates from every party in this election.  In most races, the primary will result in two candidates who will then proceed to the general election, but they do not have to be of different parties.  So, if two Democrats or two Republicans, for example, get the most votes, they will then vie for that seat in November.  For some races, like the position of Sheriff, if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, that candidate is deemed elected.  If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, then the top two proceed to the general election.

This election is historic in that, for the first time in decades, we do not have a sitting Sheriff running for re-election.  This is a unique opportunity for Angelenos to decide the direction of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country.  Be a part of it!!

Voting by mail has already begun.  California is choosing a governor and other statewide officials, as well as members of Congress and the legislature. Los Angeles County will be electing a new sheriff, assessor, supervisors, and judges. There are two statewide propositions.

You can confirm whether you are registered to vote by checking here.

You can view your sample ballot and polling place information here.

If you are a permanent vote-by-mail voter, your ballot should have arrived during the first two weeks of May. Permanent vote-by-mail voters can check the status of their ballot here. That link will show when your ballot was mailed to you, and later, will show whether it has been received back by the Registrar-Recorder.

If you received a vote-by-mail ballot but forgot to send it, you can drop it off at any polling place in the county, during election hours, on Election Day. Ballots that are received after 8 pm are not counted. On June 3, polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

The June 3 ballot includes 15 seats on the Los Angeles Superior Court. Twelve of them are contested by two or more candidates. All voters in Los Angeles County may vote for all of these seats.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) reviews judicial candidates in contested races, and rates each, in ascending order of qualification, as “Not Qualified,” “Qualified,” “Well Qualified,” or “Exceptionally Well Qualified.” LACBA has released its ratings of the 2014 judicial candidates in this chart.   The full text of the report is here.

To see where different organizations stand on the candidates, click here.

 

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Full Closure of Bagley Avenue this Weekend

What:   Full Closure of Bagley Avenue and Exposition Boulevard

When: Continuous Closure – 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 31 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Work Hours:    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday

Where:            

  • Bagley Avenue, between Exposition Boulevard and the I-10 Freeway
  • Exposition Boulevard, between Cardiff Avenue and Durango Avenue

Traffic Impacts:

  • Bagley Avenue and Exposition Boulevard will be temporarily closed. Please refer to the detour map and follow detour signs for alternate routes.
  • Westbound and Eastbound Exposition Boulevard will have limited access during the closure.
  • Westbound and Eastbound National Boulevard will remain open.
  • Local access in the closure areas will be maintained at all times.
  • Electronic message boards, directional signage and flaggers will be used to direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.

Advisories:

  • Noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels. Sound blankets will be installed if required to buffer any noise that may impact the surrounding community.
  • Work crews will water down the work area to minimize dust, sweep adjacent streets of debris as needed, and will monitor the air.
  • Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times and signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.
  • Please obey all posted construction signs and do not enter the construction work zone.

(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)

To view the construction notice – please click here.

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PNC Board Election…Come Out & Vote! Sunday May 18th!

Come Out & Vote for the next future leaders of the Palms Neighborhood Council. The Election will be held at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Ave. from  9a.m.-3p.m.

For a list of the Candidates running, click here

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