Planning and Land Use Committee on Apr 16, 2019

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
www.ncwpdr.org


Committee: 
Planning and Land Use Committee

Chairperson: 
Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Westchester Municipal Building Community Room / 715 W. Manchester Ave / 90045

Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. Welcome and Introduction

  2. Minutes Review and Approval - from 19 March 2019.

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Discussion / 12181 Bluff Creek Drive, Suite A, Playa Vista (ZA-2018-4858-CUB-SSP)

    Background: First presentation to PLUC. Pursuant to LAMC section 12.24 w1, a conditional use permit for the on-site sale of alcohol (beer and wine) for a 5,129 sf restaurant with 77 indoor seats and a 2,997 sf patio with 206 outdoor seats. Hours of operation from 8am to 12am Monday through Saturday and 8am to 11pm on Sunday. Pursuant to LAMC section 11.5.7 c, a project permit compliance for Playa Vista Specific Plan Area to allow a storefront sign, 'Conference Room." Scope of work to also include tenant improvements to restaurant. 

    • Presenter: Cathrine Georges (owner/operator), Food Fanatics LLC
    • Related documents: original planning application.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  5. Discussion / Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Resolution re Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) administration re affordable housing units associated with density-bonus development projects. 

    Background: First presentation at PLUC. Based on continuing concern regarding HCID's administration of affordable housing units (registration, recording of convenants upon occupancy, public listings, and occupant compliance auditing) review approved motion (2019 April 7) by WRAC and consider supprting with NCWP motion. 

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related documents: WRAC approved motion.  
    • Public Comment
    • Committee discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  6. Discussion / Support for CF 19-0002-S38 (related to CF 18-1226) regarding Opposition to SB 50

    Background: Second discussion by PLUC. The City Council, Planning Department, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee have studied proposed SB50 and determined City of LA opposition to the bill. For PLUC discussion: additional opposition motion from NC Board (voted 2019 March 5), review possible additional action reinforcing support for Oppose SB50 pending in Committee (Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee). 

    Noted that this month, the North Westwood Neighborhood Council has voted support for SB50, which would extend TOC density into R1 areas in its NC geography proximate to UCLA (beyond current Los Angeles TOC ordinance definition, which focused TOC density within commercial districts.)

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related documents:
    • Public Comment
    • Committee discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  7. Discussion / Support for CF 19-0046 Regarding Developer Campaign Contribution Restrictions 

    Background: As a response to recent FBI investigation of Council member Huizar regarding compaign funding and unethical actions on behalf of developer interests, City Council has moved to request City Attorney, Chief Legislative Analyst and Ethics Committee study the issue and propose an ordinance update. To date, Community Impact Statements regarding this issue have been filed by 4 NCs: Hollywood Hills West, Hollywood United, Van Nuys and Central Hollywood.

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related documents:
      • Original motion from City Council
      • Draft Motion
      • Draft Community Impact Statement 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  8. Discussion / Proposal: Request to Planning Dept for improved Search in Planning Case Files Database

    Background; First discussion on PLUC. Currently search interface predicates that someone looking for a pending Planning file already knows the file #. The system offers no other more user-intuitive way to do research, restricting public access by functionality short fall. Proposal: add search tab option to review files by Council District #. 

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related documents:
      • Sample of current User Interface and proposed change. 
    • Committee discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  9. Discussion / Developer Project Screening Check List - Draft Review 

    Background: Third discussion by PLUC. Committee agreed to proposal that a master list of project screening issues and questions be developed, for the purpose of forwarding to developers preparing to present to PLUC. At 2019 February 19 and 2019 March 19 meetings, Secretary received input. Goal of this meeting: review revised draft and possible approval. 

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related documents: PLUC Project Screening Check List v3
    • Committee discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  10. Announcements 

    Next PLUC Meetings 

    • May 28, 2019 - Transit Oriented Communities Overview, Tutorial
    • June 25, 2019
    • July 15, 2019
  11. Meeting Adjourned


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