NCWP Board Meeting on Jan 5, 2021

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 6:30pm

IN CONFORMITY WITH THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 (MARCH 17, 2020) AND DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19, THE BOARD OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL WESTCHESTER / PLAYA MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY TELEPHONICALLY.

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PUBLIC INPUT AT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS - The public is requested if able, to raise their hand or speak up 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.


Meeting Place: 
Online Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/99993297439

  1. Call to Order 
  2. Salute the Flag 
  3. Introductions
  4. Consent Calendar: (The following items will be treated as one item and enacted with one vote unless a Board member or a stakeholder requests that an item be placed on the Discussion Calendar.)
    1. Approval of Minutes of previous Board meeting
    2. Receive and file the Treasurer's Report and November 2020 MER
    3. Motion to support project located at 8618 S. Sepulveda Blvd, with the following conditions:
      1. A letter be submitted by the President of the Parking Association confirming the availability of the required parking spaces. 
      2. Use of the roof top deck be limited to employees only, not the public.
    4. Motion to support a Community Impact Statement requesting the City Planning Department along with CD11 Planning Staff investigate the future parking requirements for the area and come up with parking guidelines to accommodate future development.
    5. Motion to support the renewal of homeless encampment cleanings by Bureau of Street Services, Department of Transportation and LAPD.
    6. Motion to support CF 20-1536 (STAP Program/Digital Signs in Bus Shelters), and further requests that:
      1. prior to contract finalization, the City conduct an extensive and open public process, in which detailed information about STAP, the RFP and the contract negotiation process is made widely available and members of the public, community leaders and neighborhood/community councils are invited to provide ongoing input on community impacts, problems and ridership needs with respect to STAP;
      2. in connection with any contract that is eventually negotiated, the City 1) respect and abide by Community Plan, Specific Plan, Scenic Highway and Coastal Zone protections and requirements, including in the public right of way, and 2) address constituents’ concerns about preservation of community character, protection of residential neighborhoods, public safety, environmental impacts and privacy infringement;
      3. all protections for scenic corridors, for local street furniture preferences and for neighborhoods with Specific Plans and codified prohibitions against off-site advertising that were negotiated and included in the JCDecaux contract be carried forward in any new contract that is negotiated; and
      4. the City restrict any new digital signs in or near bus shelters to sign districts in the 22 areas already zoned as Regional Commercial for high-intensity commercial use.
      5. Please find additional information here.
    7. Motion to suppot the prioritzing of school openings.
      1. Whereas schools provide “essential academic and social-emotional learning” environments, and a broader array of resources including “physical, mental health, and therapeutic services”1
      2. Whereas “school closures impede learning and compound inequities, disproportionately affecting disadvantaged children”2; and particularly disadvantaged are students who are at a young age, have special needs, or are from underprivileged households;
      3. Whereas many states and countries have successfully prioritized the opening of schools over businesses, instead of the other way around;
      4. Whereas Federal, State and local governments can offer stipends, grants, and loans to businesses and employees who may be forced to close, however the same government bodies cannot offer redress to students for lost opportunities and benefits derived from education;
      5. Whereas “safe and consistently open schools are essential for many parents and guardians … to reenter the workforce”1, and forcing working parents into full time childcare is neither fair nor sustainable;Whereas the health of all students, staff and teachers must be protected, the federal government and State of California must provide school districts with the resources needed for the safe reopening of schools and  to contain outbreaks (should they occur) including the prioritization of school staff and teachers in vaccine distribution;
      6. Therefore, the Board supports prioritizing the reopening of elementary schools and special-needs classes ahead of other services that are currently allowed to be open.
      7. Please find the background information here.
    8. Whereas the Sacramento Legislative process known as “gut and amend” eliminates transparency and public participation by misleading the intent and content of the bill being considered, the Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa recommends the following reform: Eliminate the “gut and amend” bill process and request the City of Los Angeles include in its Sacramento legislative priorities the elimination of the “gut and amend” bill process.
      1. Please find the background information here.
    9. Motion to support the project located at 8333 Airport Blvd. with the conditions that Cap and Trade/ AHSC (Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program) funds be utilized for improvements to ingress and egress along Airport Blvd. to address multi modal traffic issues.
  5. LAPD Updates from Senior Lead Officers with Board Q & A as needed
  6. Discussion Calendar and related Public comment
    1. Discussion revolving around The DEIR of the ATMP
      1. The Size of the DEIR.
      2. LAX Daily Trips.
      3. Environmental Impact.
      4. Motion to support an additional 60-day extension for comments to the LAWA ATMP DEIR. The current deadline is February 12, 2020 and this requested extension would move the deadline to April 12, 2020.
  7. Presentations 
  8. Announcements from Board Members
  9. Committee Reports
  10. Public Comment - non-agenda items (limited to 2 minutes per speaker unless otherwise declared by the President or presiding director.  Public comment on agendized items will be called as each agenda item is brought forward.) 
  11. Announcements from Governmental Representative (limit to 3 minutes please)
  12. Adjourn

Next Meeting: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 6:30pm

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: NCSupport@lacity.org 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: www.ncwpdr.org 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 www.ncwpdr.org 

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