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Police Commission seeks input on LAPD reform

In the schedule below is four more opportunities to attend a ZOOM forum with the Police Commission https://lapd.zoom.us/j/99276403824 and/or e-mail specific proposals to policecommissionadvisorycommittee@lapd.online

Please attend tonight’s Community Plan Zoom meeting 8/25/20 7PM

Tonight there is a zoom meeting of the Mar Vista Community Council’s Community Plan Subcommittee of the MVCC Planning and Land Use (PLUM) committtee

They will be discussing all the changes proposed by the DCP Department of City Planning to the zoning in all of Mar Vista not just South Mar Vista but you can learn as well as voice your thoughts when you raise your hand.

I believe the two representatives working on the Community Plan updates for City Planning will be on the call. But written e-mail comments will hold a lot of weight. Deadline is  September 15, 2020 and contacts to send to are indicated on a previous blog post
Community Plan Sub-CommitteeTuesday, Aug 25, 2020, at 7:00pm Zoom Electronic MeetingMeeting ID : 978 7032 9234 https://zoom.us/j/97870329234 for instructions on how to join, see https://bit.ly/2yhhvGS 
Join by phone: 720 707 2699 Meeting ID:
TONIGHT @ 7pm!
DCP visits for Q&A. Representative(s) from the Department of City Planning (DCP) will be attending tonight’s Community Plan Subcommittee meeting to answer your questions regarding the Westside Community Plan Update (view plan here).  Meetings are always free and open to the public.    VIEW AGENDA  

Possible City Planning Upzoning in South Mar Vista 2020

The City Planning Department is in the process of updating the Community Plan for Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey which looks at Land Use and often involves zoning changes. The last plan in our area was adopted 1997 so the update is way overdue.  Once a new plan is adopted by the City Council it becomes the guideline for development allowable in each area and on each parcel.  

The Planning Department is seeking comments from stakeholders on their proposed changes before they submit a final plan to the City Planning Committee and then the full City Council.  We have a few areas of concern to the South Mar Vista property owners and residents.  See the flyer below prepared by the Mar Vista Community Council – Community Plan subcommittee of the MVCC PLUM Committee. Below the flyer and right here is a link to submit e-mail comments by deadline of September 15.  The other link is to view the proposed update of the Community Plan.

I believe all the parcels highlighted on Pacific Avenue, Coolidge, Berryman, Minerva, and Bledsoe are currently zoned R1V2    (R1 was  recently subdivided into variations of R1  into R1V1, R1V2 , R1V3 , R1V4 ) 

If the Community Plan suggested updates up zones are accepted by DCP then I think it would mean the current R1 designation on these blocks would become what they call Low Residential – in the light orange color meaning all those parcels could become duplex – two family and each would be allowed 1 ADU -Accessory Dwelling Unit – so possibly 4 individuals or families on 1 current lot.  Height allowance for such development is vague currently.

On McLaughlin from Venice Blvd. to Washington Place the current zoning is also R1V2  and the suggested up zone is to Medium Residential in the darker orange color which means possibly several  units and a height of 2 – 5 stories or more when transit or affordable density bonuses are added.   A current example would be the large developments on the current R3-1 West side of McLaughlin south of Washington Place  adjacent to our  R-1 neighbors on East Blvd. in the South Oval. 

Please view the one sheet flyer below for graphic info and also the active links below. Please share with your neighbors who may not be subscribed to this WordPress blog.



Please attend MVCC Planning Meeting Zoom Tuesday Aug 4th 6:30PM For Upzoning Single Family – Item 8.3

https://zoom.us/j/95872862038 This link should be active as mentioned Zoom meet below

Illegal Fireworks in Los Angeles

LAPD "Lock It, Hide It, Keep It" Flyer

LAPD Burglary Prevention Flyer

Sign Up for Mar Vista Community Council Weekly Roundup

If you want to keep up to date on info and meetings of the Mar Vista Community Council go to this link and put in your information and subscribe to the Weekly Roundup – we are in Zone 5:

Fire Department Survey Link may expire soon.

I am fowarding the following if you have interest in giving input on how LAFD expenditures are to be made in the future :

“Dear LA Neighborhood Council Members, 

On behalf of the USC/LAFD Practicum team, we want to extend a sincere thank you to those who participated in taking the LAFD survey. Your dedication and support will help inform LAFD’s performance management goals and highlight ways to address community expectations.

We currently have just over 400 survey responses! In comparison to other research projects of similar focus and scale, this is an impressive sample size. As a team, we will spend the next few weeks analyzing survey data to collate our final report for LAFD. We will be assisted in this effort by our USC Practicum advisor and LAFD FireStat personnel. If you have any questions about the direction of the research or our findings, please feel free to reach out in a few weeks. 

If you have not yet had the opportunity to fill out the survey, we would still greatly appreciate your participation before the survey deadline on March 2nd. After this day, the survey will close and no longer be available. 

The survey link is provided here in the case that you still need to participate:


Again, we thank you for your time and dedication in this process. If you have any questions, please contact a team member.


USC LAFD Practicum Team”

Mar Vista Community Council , LAPD and LAFD News and Events – Coffee with a Cop tomorrow Weds Jan 29, 2020 6PM

Thanks to Michael Scheffe from the South Oval for most of below:

There’s a lot happening in Mar Vista. I’m copying some into this email, but I’d recommend that you simply subscribe to the Mar Vista Community Council “Weekly Roundup” (newsletter). You’ll get updates a lot more directly – and often more timely.

The LAPD Pacific Division Five Points of Contact list for our local police can always be found at here at http://www.southmarvista.org. Our area is covered by Car A49, and our Senior Lead Officer (SLO) is Hector Aceves, Cell: 310-622-3972, email: 35717@LAPD.ONLINE. The list shows you how to reach the police in non-emergency situations.

If the links below are not active, just copy/paste the needed web address into your browser.

For neighborhood updates, planning, and other information, check out the Mar Vista CC site:https://www.marvista.org/

You can go to the “Weekly Roundup” (newsletter) subscription site there, or directly:https://marvista.us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=21ac64fde1e38ef12127390ac&id=f0971c029d

Local Events/Meetings/News:Speed Bump Applications Due This WednesdayThe semi-annual application period to get a speed bump installed on your street opens Wednesday, January 29th at 8am PST.link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHGcufJ6LRF-DeTtl0CLDg0507APt8hLFAYHLw8PgVo7TK7A/closedform

Coffee With a Cop! This WednesdayJoin the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Division this Wednesday, January 29 from 6pm to 7pm at Grand View Market (12210 Venice Blvd). There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.link:https://www.facebook.com/lapdpacificdivision/photos/a.858849277481275/3057787804254067/?type=3&theater

Who knows your neighborhood better than…YOU?Through the RebrandLA project, you can help create a digital photo archive of Mar Vista. These images will become part of stock photography that can be used by the City family! The City has setup a webiste that “welcomes your expertise on the identification of key neighborhood landmarks…because nobody knows your neighborhood better than you!”
This list will be provided to photographers who will take pictures of the locations.
Please, submit your locations for Mar Vista and be a part of the digital photo archive!link:https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/7d22ce7d490d47719c7c278e1a9d9dc0

Upcoming Meetings:Planning and Land Use – Tuesday, February 4th @ 7:00 pmLink to site, with schedule, agendas, more info:https://www.marvista.org/land-use-committee.php

This Week’s Meetings:Community Plan, Jan 28th (tonight!) –This Ad Hoc subcommittee is your opportunity to help shape Mar Vista over the next couple of decades. The window of opportunity is closing, so the time for input is now.View Agenda:https://www.marvista.org/docs/34486025-10550.pdf
The meeting begins at 7:30pm. The location is St. Andrew’s Church, Narthex Room, 11555 National Boulevard.

Elections and Bylaws, Jan 29th (Wednesday) –This committee is currently reviewing and updating the MVCC Bylaws. Any changes must be completed and submitted to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment by April. Please read and review all Supporting Documents to ensure a timely and productive meeting. These documents are found on the Calendar and the committee’s web page.

The meeting begins at 6pm. The location is Windward School, Room 1030, Building C (by baseball diamond), 11350 Palms Boulevard.View Agenda:https://www.marvista.org/docs/34485851-10568.pdf

and some Emergency Preparedness links: Please feel free to share these links and resources from City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

Emergency.lacity.org for all our publications on preparedness and information on EMD 

NotifyLA.org to sign up for emergency alerts

@ReadyLA on Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor and Twitter for all things related to Emergency Management Department and Preparedness

@NotifyLA on Twitter in regards to Emergency/disaster updates

Lafd.org/alerts and @lafdalerts for all Emergency/Disaster updates.