Planning and Land Use Committee on Sep 17, 2019

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
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Committee: 
Planning and Land Use Committee

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

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

Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. MEETING OPENING

    1.1 - Welcome and Introduction

    1.2 - Minutes Review and Approval - 21 May 2019 PLUC meeting minutes.

    1.3 - Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  2. COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATION

    2.1 - Allocate NC Budget for Committee Meeting Note Taking 

    • Discussion: Consider replacing committee volunteer secretary with a DONE-approved service provider to take meeting notes. Preset rate schedule (see below).
    • Presenter: Committee
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possibility Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify

    2.2 - Committee tracking and reporting on active project cases 

    • Discussion: Once motions leave NC Board, there is no proactive notification back to community regarding planning changes (via Planning Dept) or construction changes (via Department of Building & Safety). Lacking method for tracking NC motion conditions with actual built outcomes prior to Certificate of Occupancy issuance. Review possible Committee approach to project monitoring.
    • Presenter: Committee
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify

    2.3 - Legal or Procedural Issues Research 

    • Discussion: For planning and land use legal or procedural question, discuss Committee protocol for timely investigation and response back to Committee.
    • Presenter: Committee
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  3. COMMITTEE & COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

    3.1 - Committee Education Proposal 

    • Discussion: Propose recurring standard agenda item for 15-20 minute presentation on issues relevant to committee training and education. When appropriate collaborate with Government Affairs Committee on topics. 
    • Potential topics: SB1818, Transit-Oriented Communities, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance, Specific Plans in the NC geography, State-SAG-City-NC cycle of housing unit target calcuations, CEQA, Coastal Commission in our NC.
    • Presenter: Committee
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify

    3.2 - Community Education Proposal 

    • Discussion: Possibility of developing ongoing calendar of 2x or 4x/year community workshops (sponsored by PLUC/NC Board) on issues relevant to community training and education. 
    • Presenter: Committee
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  4. PLANNING AND LAND USE ISSUES 

    4.1 - LMU Master Plan Review / CPC-2019-4651-SP 

    • Background: First presentation at PLUC. LMU requesting changes to original Specific Plan / Master Plan for its on-campus built environment. Increase from 457,000 sq ft "net new" for Academic/Admin purposes to 1,779,000 sq ft "net new" for Academic, Admin or Athletics purposes. Issues of interest: 
    • Planning associated with change in request; new build vs replacement.
    • Master plan changes and community impact (traffic, parking, noise, lights, etc.)
    • Review of LMU and Planning Department fidelity to original Master Plan, including review of LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee collaboration.
    • Presenter: Mason Stockstill, Public Relations, LMU
    • Related Documents: 
      • 1: LMU Specific Plan Amendment - Application to Planning (8 pages)
      • 2: LMU Specific Plan Amendment - Project Description (2 pages)
      • 3: LMU Specific Plan Amendment - Project Plans (4 pages)
      • 4: LMU Specific Plan Amendment - Site Addresses (1 page)
      • 5: LMU Original Specific Plan / Ordinance 181605 (62 pages)
      • 6: LMU 2103 Annual Planning Dept Review / CPC-2009-2425-GPA-ZC-SP-CA (10 pages)
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • Community Impact Statement (CIS) consideration

    4.2 - Playa del Rey Dunes Destruction Update [Informational]

    • Background: In August 2019, developer Legado Companies hired a contractor with heavy earth-moving equipment to flatten an Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA) known as the Playa del Rey Dunes. Action taken without a Coastal Development Permit. Two days after this action, Coastal Commission issued an emergency Prior Notice re intent to issue "Cease and Desist" order to Legado demanding full restoration.
    • Related Documents: 
      • 1: Coastal Commission Notice Prior to Issuance of Cease and Desist Letter (2019-08-13)
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • Community Impact Statement (CIS) consideration 

    4.3 - Reading & Ramsgate TOC Review + Ellis Act Eviction transparency, tracking, communications [Informational]

    • Background: previous PLUC meetings reviewed concerns regarding advancement of high-density TOC development in the Reading-Ramsgate area comprising 150 parcels all eligible for TOC Tier 3 development. Update on status of development in the area and Ellis Act eviction documentation.
    • Presenter: Committee
    • Related Documents: if any, presented at meeting.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • Community Impact Statement (CIS) consideration
  5. MEETING WRAP-UP

    5.1 - Announcements

    • Next PLUC meeting: October 15, 2019 

    5.2 - Meeting Adjourned


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