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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.

Meeting on Culver City Development on East Boulevard Tonight October 17 6:30PM

From Michael Scheffe in the South Oval:
“Hi Neighbors –
As many of you know, Ray and Millie’s old place at 4233 East Blvd. was sold to a buyer who is now planning a four-unit townhouse project on the site.
We’re talking about the last house before the condos and apartments, on the west side of East Blvd., as you head towards Washington Blvd.
Parking for the four units will be underground. The development will include three 3-bedroom units, each with 3 1/2 baths. The fourth will be a 4-bedroom unit with four baths. The total aggregate area is anticipated to be 7877 square feet. Average unit size will be 1969 sf.
Note that the actual lot size is 7098 sf. A screenshot of a ZIMAS search is attached (this lot can’t be searched by address, however). The property is zoned by Culver City as Medium Density, Multiple Family.”
“The architect, Aaron Brumer, and the owner, Michael Simkin, sent residents living near the site a notification (attached) about a meeting to discuss the project. The owner is required to get community input on his conceptual plans, early in the process.
This meeting is scheduled for this Thursday in Culver City, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Meeting site:
Tilden Terrace Conference Room
11048 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232
Tilden Terrace occupies the east side of Washington Blvd., between Tilden and Harter avenues. The meeting room isn’t specified on the flier, but parking will be available on the first floor. Please see attached flier for aerial views of the East Blvd. property and Tilden Apartments.
If you’d like to weigh in on the project, this is your chance.
See you soon –

Earthquake Preparedness Info from LA City

The July 4th and 5th earthquakes centered near Ridgecrest were felt widely in Los Angeles and beyond. They are an important reminders that we live in earthquake country, and there are actions we can take to prepare today.

First, take the time now to practice what to do when earthquake shaking starts: Drop, Cover, and Hold On. If you are in bed, stay in bed and put a pillow over your head. To learn what to do in other locations, such as in a car or in a theater, visit the Earthquake Country Alliance website.

Next, prepare your household for an earthquake or other disaster. Start by signing up for emergency alerts by visiting the NotifyLA website. Then, create a disaster plan and kit for your household and learn about training opportunities here in Los Angeles.

Make a Plan

Create a disaster plan for your family so that you know what you will do and how you will communicate in an emergency. Your plan should include family members with disabilities, children and pets.  Pick two places to meet: right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire, and outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Ask a friend or family member who lives in a different state to be your “Out-of-State contact.” After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance. To keep track of your loved ones after an earthquake, everyone can reach out to that Out-Of-State contact via a phone call or text message and tell the Out-Of-State contact their location and status.

Make a Kit

Create a disaster kit for your household with water, food, first aid and other supplies and equipment you might need. Keep in mind any special items that are needed for older adult family members, children, and even your pets.  Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. If you have gathered supplies in advance, your family can be ready to shelter-in-place, even if utilities are down. Tips on making a plan and gathering supplies can be found at the Emergency Management Department’s Family Readiness website.

Prepare With Your Neighborhood

You can also help strengthen your neighborhood’s ability to respond. Sign up for a “Ready Your LA Neighborhood”, or RYLAN Workshop, and you will learn how to organize your neighborhood to help each other after a major disaster like an earthquake. This is a free program available for City of LA residents.  Learn more about RYLAN and sign up for a workshop by visiting the RYLAN website.

The more that people take these actions, the more that you, your neighborhood and the city as a whole will be prepared and safe during a major earthquake. Now that you’ve seen these preparedness tips, tell us the steps you are taking to be more prepared on our Twitter or Facebook: @ReadyLA.

Learn more about all of these resources at the Emergency Management Department website.

Toys Needed for LAPD Winter Wonderland

“Greetings All,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Please find attached the updated Winter Wonderland Flyer.  This year I’m happy to report we have the LA Kings Ice Crew and Universal is bringing “Stewart” the Minion this year.
Every year Pacific provides a fun filled memorable event for 3,000 needy children.
We are in need of toys.   As I stated previously some Block Captains are collecting from their neighborhood and taking to the station.
Anyone can drop off an unwrapped new toy at the station front lobby or there are many barrels all over the area that say “LAPD Pacific” toy drive.
Neighborhood Councils can participate and support by making a monetary donation or donating toys.
Anyone can also donate at the Pacific Area’s Booster’s website here:  DonateWinterWonderland2016
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Monica Harmon
Public Safety Advocate”


Bulky Item Dropoff West LA Yard on May 28, 2016

To download this flyer click on this line.

2016 Bulky Item Drop Off - April, May, June copy