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Proposed Project And Presentation Regarding The Grinder Property

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We received the email below from Councilman Bonin’s Senior Planner, Ezra Gale regarding the proposed multi-family development at the old Grinder property.

Please note that there will be an informational presentation on July 18th at 6:30 at 7166 Manchester Ave.

This is the usual Neighborhood Council PLUC meeting. Check their website closer to meeting time for the meeting agenda. The Grinder presentation may not be the first order of business. The agenda has not yet been posted, so we can’t provide a direct link at this time.

The email:

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to our office regarding the proposed development at 8521 Sepulveda, the site of the former Grinder restaurant. The Councilman has not taken a position on the project, values your feedback and thoughts, and look forward to a robust community discussion on the proposal.

As with all substantive projects in the Westchester and Playa del Rey communities, the project applicant will present several times before Continue reading Proposed Project And Presentation Regarding The Grinder Property

LAPD Senior Lead Officers

LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Joe Roberts joined us at our Member Meeting last month, filling in for our SLO, Sophia Casteneda. He reminded us that SLO’s are assigned to specific areas to liaise with citizens on quality of life issues.

SLO’s are able to call in reinforcements when needed, as Sophia did recently when her area (Sepulveda west to the Ocean) experienced an uptick in thefts from vehicles. She asked for support and all available
resources from Pacific Division spent an entire night‐time shift in our area.

If you experience a crime, the SLO’s want you to call 911 for emergencies and 877.ASK.LAPD for non‐emergencies, but to please keep them in the loop by sending an email to let them know what happened.

Sophia’s email address is 35080@lapd.lacity.org. You can also find it on our website’s Resource Page, along with other LAPD contact info.

Burglaries Are On The Rise In Westchester & Kentwood

Sadly, burglaries are on the rise in Westchester and specifically, Kentwood. LAPD Burglary Detective Robyn Salazar was invited recently to present an update to the Neighborhood Council and the following is a summary of that presentation published by the NC on its website:

At the Neighborhood Council of Westchester / Playa meeting on April 4, Los Angeles Police Department Burglary Detective Robyn Salazar provided residents with a crime update and encouraged them to stay vigilant against a new wave of burglars who are seeking soft targets.  Burglaries have increased significantly since the passage of Proposition 47, she said, because burglars who used to get as much as seven years in prison for their crimes now find themselves back on the streets in a matter of months.

At the Neighborhood Council of Westchester / Playa meeting on April 4, Los Angeles Police Department Burglary Detective Robyn Salazar provided residents with a crime update and encouraged them to stay vigilant against a new wave of burglars who are seeking soft targets.  Burglaries have increased significantly since the passage of Proposition 47, she said, because burglars who used to get as much as seven years in prison for their crimes now find themselves back on the streets in Continue reading Burglaries Are On The Rise In Westchester & Kentwood

The New Law Against Vehicle Dwelling

After years of being in limbo following civil rights litigation, the City of LA is making another attempt at regulating vehicle dwelling with the passage of LAMC 85.02 in January 2017. This ordinance is by its terms temporary and expires on July 1 2018, unless extended.

Under the law, vehicle dwelling is prohibited at all times within 500 feet of licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities and parks. Vehicle dwelling is allowed anyplace other than near schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities and parks during daytime hours (6am-9pm) and during nighttime hours in non-residentially-zoned areas that are not otherwise prohibited by Continue reading The New Law Against Vehicle Dwelling

Agenda for Upcoming Board Meeting – Tues, June 13th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room • 8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a. Secretary’s Report – approve minutes for May 9, 2017
b. Treasurer’s Report – bank account update

3. Committee Reports

a. Architectural Committee – plan review update
b. Outreach Committee – newsletter update

4. Operation Manager’s Report

a. Davis Stirling training for new Board
b. New Board Member 2017 Policy Manual

5. New Business

– Opt out discussion
– Annual election results
– Board member assignments

6. Old Business

– Monetary penalties for construction violation update

7. Community Comments

8. Adjourn Meeting

Congratulations To Our New Board Members

Yesterday was our Annual Member Meeting and three board seats were up for election.

Here are the results from our Election Inspector Linda Kokelaar.

Vote Count Tally

Colleen Fracisco – 208
Todd Harris – 156
Aaron Torrance – 2 (Aaron was not on the ballot and was elected by a show of hands at the meeting)

The three new KHG Board Members are:
Colleen Fracisco
Todd Harris
Aaron Torrence

Total number of signed and verified ballots counted – 224:
Mailed ballots signed and verified – 201
Walk-In ballots signed and verified – 23

Ballots unable to count – 17
Delinquent members ineligible to vote – 3
Name doesn’t match property title – 1
Missing address/name – 6
Unsigned – 7

A big thanks to Linda and her assistants, Dave Pierce and Lori Erlendsson! And thank you to our outgoing directors Greg Melton, George Poppe and Ilan David!

Agenda For Annual Member Meeting – Saturday, May 20th

Annual Meeting of Members
KENTWOOD HOME GUARDIANS
May 20, 2017 • 1:00 pm
Community Room Fire Station #5
8900 S. Emerson Ave. Westchester, CA 90045

AGENDA

I. Registration Commences at 1:00 P.M.

II. Announcement of Quorum and Call To Order 1:15 P.M.

III. General Announcements To Membership

IV. Approval of Previous Year’s Annual Meeting Minutes

V. Call for Nominations From The Floor

VI. Close Nominations

VII. Introduction of Candidates

VIII. Close Registration

IX. Counting of Ballots

X. GUEST SPEAKER – Senior Lead Officer Sophie Castenada

XI. Open Forum

XII. Announcement of Election Results

XIII. Adjourn Meeting