Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista


Planning and Land Use Committee on Jun 20, 2017

 Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

NCWP Planning and Land Use Committee Agenda

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Meeting Agenda


Committee: 
Planning and Land Use Committee

Chairperson: 
Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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

  2. Review and Approval - Minutes from 18 April 2017 Meeting

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Information & Discussion ITEM NO. 1 - Plans to open Firedog Brewing Co.

    • Background Proposed business is a combination micro-brewery and restaurant (aka “brewpub”) at 8635 Kittyhawk Ave.
    • Presenter John Allegretti - Partner, Firedog Brewing Co.
    • Related Documents Marketing documents provided at meeting by Presenter.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
  5.  Information & Discussion ITEM NO. 2 - Between-meetings planning-related information from City of LA

    • Background - Numerous informational announcements are issued by the City to NC’s and their committees. Discussion regarding possible communication (formal, informal) of this information to Westchester neighbors already tracking PLUC activities.
    • Presenter - Kimberly Fox, PLUC Community Member
    • Related Documents - None
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
  6. Information & Discussion ITEM NO. 3 - Updated Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance

    • Background - Received 10 “yes” votes City Council on 6/13/17. Second Reading by City Council on 6/20/17. Ordinance confirms that a property owner can voluntarily agree to use a vacant or unimproved property for community gardening (“small-scale agricultural purposes”) and receive a reduced property tax assessment for that land while it’s in agreement to be farmed.
    • Presenter - Patricia Lyon, PLUC Chair
    • Related Documents - None
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
  7. Information & Action ITEM NO. 4 - Home Sharing Ordinance

    • Background - From the Dept. of City Planning: “Short-term rentals, which is the renting of a room for less than 30 days at a time, is currently not permitted in the vast majority of the City of Los Angeles under the zoning code. Short term rentals have brought both positive and negative impacts to the City’s citizens and neighborhoods. However, a lack of regulatory structure does not allow the ability to enforce current laws and the current ban fails to make a distinction between the occasional sharing of one's home from the wholesale conversion of homes to hotels. The proposed ordinance provides an opportunity for the City to enact sensible regulations and define what types of short term rentals make sense to be permitted. The ordinance attempts to curb the negative impacts on neighborhoods and its housing stock, while also establishing a legal framework for responsible home sharing.” [Note: Public Comment invited: email comments to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org, reference Council File #14-1635-S2 to ensure comments are included in the record for this matter.]
    • Presenter - Tricia Keane, Director of Land Use & Planning - CD11
    • Related Documents - City of LA Home Sharing Ordinance FAQ
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Motion 
  8. Information & Action ITEM NO. 5 - Westchester-Playa Del Rel Community Plan Update

    • Background - Proposal to formally request WPDR Community Plan be included in the first group of plans slated for Planning Department updating. Rationale: Extremely high levels of change and impact due to LAX improvements plus Playa Vista / Silicon Beach expansion.
    • Presenter - Tricia Keane, Director of Land Use & Planning - CD11
    • Related Documents - None
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Motion
  9. Information & Action ITEM NO. 6 - Presentation of motion for the Coalition to Preserve LA

    • Background - From the presenter on 5/30/17: “Transparency and inclusion in the updating process of our city's General Plan Elements is critical to how our city is planned. The City has already held 3 closed door meetings on the Open Space Element…We are hoping with continued pressure and demand from Neighborhood Councils and citizens we can make the process more citizen driven.”
    • Presenter - Ileana Wachtel - Communications / Policy Advisor, Coalition to Preserve LA
    • Related Documents - Copy of proposed motion.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Motion
  10. Announcements

  11. Meeting Adjourned


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