Planning and Land Use Committee on Aug 18, 2020

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa


Zoom Webinar Online or By Telephone
Dial (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 925 6241 4437 to Join the Webinar


Every person wishing to address the Neighborhood Council must dial  (669) 900-6833, and enter 925 6241 4437 and then press # to join the webinar. Instructions on how to sign up for public comment will be given to listeners at the start of the meeting.
PUBLIC INPUT AT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS - The public is requested to dial *9, when prompted by the presiding officer, to address the Board on any agenda item before the Board takes an action on an item. Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the agenda that are within the Board?s jurisdiction will be heard during the General Public Comment period.   Please note that under the Brown Act, the Board is prevented from acting on a matter that you bring to its attention during the General Public Comment period; however, the issue raised by a member of the public may become the subject of a future Board meeting. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless adjusted by the presiding officer of the Board.

Planning and Land Use Committee

Julie Ross

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone

Call to order: 

Salute the Flag


Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. Minutes review and approval of July 21, 2020 PLUC meeting.

  2. Announcements from government Representatives.

  3. Public comment on non agenda items.

  4. 8900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Westchester/ Target

    Background: Applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption in conjunction with a new 25,312 sq. ft. Target retail store, with hours of operation from 7am-11pm daily in a (Q)C2-2D-CD) zone.

    Presenter: Beth Aboulafia/ Hinman & Carmichael LLP, representing Target

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

    Chair Discussion recap

    Possible Committee Action: Support/deny/modify

  5. Friends of Ballona Wetlands

    Background: An informational presentation to discuss the importance of the Ballona Wetlands, an overview of the history of the Ballona Wetlands and the impacts taking place over time. The presentation will describe the project goals, alternatives, process and outcome.

    Presenters: Neysa Frechette/Manager of Scientific Programs/Friends of Ballona Wetlands

                      Katherine Pease/Science & Policy Director/Heal the Bay

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

    Chair Discussion Recap

    Possible Committee Action: No committee action. Presentation is informational only.

  6. Ballona Wetlands Land Trust

    Background: An informational presentation to discuss a realistic timeline for larger-scale restoration, the importance to treat the ecological reserve like an ecological reserve now and the need for objective and rational discussion based on the current available facts.

    Presenter: Walter Lamb, Ballona Wetlands Land Trust

    Public Comment

    Committe Discussion

    Chair Discussion Recap

    Possible Committee Action: No committe action. Presentation is informational only.

For More Info: 

Update on projects in the community by the committee chair.

Next PLUC meeting Tuesday September 15 6:30 PM

Public Comment: 

Public Comment on Non Agenda Items

Public Comment Request

THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT - 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, and other auxiliary aids and/or services, may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment by email: or phone: (213) 978-1551.

PUBLIC ACCESS OF RECORDS – In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting may be viewed at our website: or at the scheduled meeting.  In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact the committee chairperson at (213) 473-7023 or email through website at 

Notice to Paid Representatives - If you are compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. See Los Angeles Municipal Code §§ 48.01 et seq. More information is available at For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or

PUBLIC POSTING OF AGENDAS – Neighborhood Council agendas are posted for public review as follows: