The Pacific Palisades Community Council voted unanimously on March 28 to support a Westside Regional Alliance of Councils resolution that calls on the City of L.A. to provide ample public notice on major development projects and proposed changes to Conditional Use Permits.
The PPCC motion asks the City to provide notice to neighborhood and community councils, and to residents living within 1,000 feet of any proposed development,
“Our goal is to give more notice and opportunity for the community to speak on issues that might impact them,” PPCC President Barbara Kohn told the Palisadian-Post afterwards.
Additionally, the Council unanimously passed a motion supporting a second part of the WRAC resolution, which deals with the City’s infrastructure. This motion calls on the City’s general plan to include an annual report on growth and infrastructure.
“This motion shows that we stand in solidarity with all the neighborhood councils,” Kohn said.
The PPCC/WRAC motion calls for a balance of long-term impacts that development projects may have on the environment and asks the City to “identify and establish funding sources for infrastructure upgrades, including directing payments from local sources to the local area instead of the City’s general fund.”
“[The PPCC] recommends an immediate proper annual assessment of infrastructure be undertaken based upon accurate and up-to-date information to determine present and future development carrying capacity of the Westside prior to the issuance of approvals/permits for upcoming projects,” reads the PPCC’s resolution.
In other Council news, the Council’s Land Use Committee will hear today from representatives of II Picolo Ritrovo restaurant and Moku Sushi (which has yet to open) about their plans to apply for a liquor license. Ritrovo is seeking a full liquor license while Moku is applying for a wine and beer license. The LUC meeting will start at 12:45 p.m. in the Palisades Branch Library community room.
Tonight at 7 p.m., the Council will celebrate its 40th anniversary and honor winners of the Golden Sparkplug Award: Susan McInerney, Leslie Pereira and Bruce Schwartz. This meeting will also take place at the library.
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