Planning and Land Use Committee on Mar 20, 2018

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Planning and Land Use Committee

Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Westchester Municipal Building Community Room / 7166 W Manchester Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045

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

  2. Minutes Review and Approval - 20 February 2018 meeting minutes

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Informational / Update re Sign Ordinance Revision [Council File 11-1705]

    Background - The Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee of the LA City Council has been working since 2011 on a revision of the Sign Ordinance. The last major update was November 2006, and many things have changed since then, not the least of which is the advent of (highly profitable) digital billboards. There is concern about the outdoor advertising industry driving new regulations, which ave the potential to significantly expand permissible display advertising. 

    • Presenter(s) - TBD
    • Related Documents - see the Council File for more information. 
    • Public Comment 
    • Committee Discussion
  5. Action / 6711 S. Sepulveda 

    Background - Second presentation to PLUC. Project includes a new residential 180-unit apartment building with 210 parking spaces and 15 units reserved for Very Low Income households. Presentation will respond to questions from January 2018 meeting regarding building height and project access (ingress/egress). 

    • Presenter(s): Dana Sayles, AICP of three6sixty (Developer's representative) and Andrew Willrodt, PE of Fuscoe Engineering (Civil Engineer). 
    • Related Documents: Traffic study and LADOT Approval Letter
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  6. Informational / 6601 & 6603 Ocean Front Walk 

    Background - First presentation to PLUC. Property owners propose removal of existing 2-story 2-unit residential structure with attached garage and consturtion of a new 3-story plus basement and roof deck (no roof access structure) 2-unit residential structure with attached garage. Property owners currently occupying the top unit as a second home and as future occupants. 

    • Presenter(s): Austin Peter, architect; Ramesh & Seema Arora, property owners
    • Related Documents: if any, to be provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
  7. Action / 5711 W 74th Street - Creative Explorers Conditional Use Permit 

    Background - Fifth presentation to PLUC. Seeking support to obtain CUP for full-time daycare in R1 home. 

    • Presenter(s): Christopher Burt of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP - pro bono attorney representing applicant home owners Mary and Stephen De La Rosa. 
    • Related Documents: (Community letter sent to NC and/or CD11 available for review at PLUC meeting)
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  8. Announcements 

    • Special PLUC meeting - Legistlative Review
    • Ethics Training (1x every 2 years)
    • Next PLUC meeting: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  9. Meeting Adjourned

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: