Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bel-Air Association Financial Filing - Statement 990





The Bel~Air Association's Form 990 Tax Return Filing has been available to our members and the general public through guidestar.com, however, our Board of Directors requested that such filings also be posted on our Bel~Air Blog so that all members have quick and easy access to such documents and information. Below please find our 990 Tax Return Filing from 5/31/2014. We will post our 5/31/2015 990 Tax Return Filing as soon as it is available.

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Bel-Air Association Annual Meeting Update -President Ron Hudson

We are delighted to announce that at our Bel~Air Association Annual Meeting for 2015, the Members of our Association overwhelmingly voted to approve our Board Roster as presented below.

A special thank you to Bel~Air Association's legal counsel, Chris C. Stephens, Esq. of Mintz Levin, who led our annual meeting and ensured that all notices, voting procedures and other matters relating to our annual meeting and the Board Vote complied with all legal requirements and our Association Bylaws.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to serving our Bel~Air Community into our 73rd year and beyond!



Mr. Gary Swernik, Vice President
Mr. Charles Beckman, Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Cynthia Arnold
Mr. Larkin Arnold
Ms. Andrea Archer
Mr. Ameen Ayoub
Ms. Beatrice Kahn Boykoff
Dr. Carol Bennett
Dr. Thomas Edwards
Mr. Marvin Elkin
Ms. Mona Elkin
Mr. Christopher Hameetman
Mr. David Hansen
Mr. Bruce Kuyper
Mr. Pat O’Brien
Ms. Jacqueline Phillips
Mr. Martin Pelcin
Ms. Mavis Presler
Mr. William Scheetz
Mrs. Shelly Scott
Mr. Arne Schmidt
Ms. Bahar Soomkeh
Mrs. Elizabeth Swernik
Ms. Janie Peet-Thompson


Ron Hudson, President

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bel-Air Association Annual Meeting June 30, 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Bel-Air Association members who attended our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel. 

As President of the Association, I appreciate your continued support and for being a part of our organization that has been in existence for 73 years. 

We received an overwhelming amount of support and thoughtful suggestions from members in regard to the many challenging issues we now face in Bel-Air.  Thank you to those individuals who shared their concerns and offered great insight and positive solutions to help our community.

I am pleased to announce that the Association members voted and approved our Board Roster as presented.   

Please join me in congratulating the following Board of Directors of the Bel-Air Association.

Mr. Gary Swernik, Vice President
Mr. Charles Beckman, Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Cynthia Arnold
Mr. Larkin Arnold
Ms. Andrea Archer
Mr. Ameen Ayoub
Ms. Beatrice Kahn Boykoff
Dr. Carol Bennett
Dr. Thomas Edwards
Mr. Marvin Elkin
Ms. Mona Elkin
Mr. Christopher Hameetman
Mr. David Hansen
Mr. Bruce Kuyper
Mr. Pat O’Brien
Ms. Jacqueline Phillips
Mr. Martin Pelcin
Ms. Mavis Presler
Mr. William Scheetz
Mrs. Shelly Scott
Mr. Arne Schmidt
Ms. Bahar Soomkeh
Mrs. Elizabeth Swernik
Ms. Janie Peet-Thompson

Our Board looks forward to working together on top-line issues relevant to the Bel-Air community!  

Ron Hudson
President






       

Thursday, June 25, 2015

862-70 Moraga Project Update from President Ron Hudson


The full board of the Neighborhood Council for our area last night unanimously passed a motion recommending that the Planning Department deny the application for a  
4-story-plus-roofdeck, 13-unit apartment building project. 

The Neighborhood Council will soon send a letter to this effect to the Planning Department.

I spoke at the meeting against the project and in favor of the motion to deny the application. 

The Bel-Air Association previously sent a letter to the Planning Department and to our Councilmember’s office, expressing the Association’s extreme concern about the project, and urging denial of the application.

More than 20 Bel-Air Association members and neighbors of the project attended and spoke against the project. We thank them all for their support and attendance.  

I would also like to thank Bruce Kuyper one of our Bel-Air Association members for his dedication, time, and effort on working on this construction issue.  

The Bel-Air Association will continue to provide updates on this project as information becomes available.  




Thursday, June 18, 2015

President Obama Visit Today - Update from LAPD

The Los Angeles Police Department has issued a traffic advisory in regard to President Obama’s visit to Los Angeles and has advised motorists to avoid the following streets at the following times today.

– The area around Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln Boulevard and Century Blvd.   between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
– The area around Pico Boulevard and 23rd Street between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
– The area around Barrington Avenue and Palms Boulevard between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
– The area around Centinela Avenue and Bundy Avenue between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
– The area around Bundy Avenue and 10 Freeway between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
– The area around 405 Freeway and Sunset Boulevard between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
– The area around Evans Road and Monorca Drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– The area around Napoli Drive and Sunset Boulevard from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– The area around Sunset Boulevard and 405 Freeway from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– The area around 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– The area around Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– The area around Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Drive 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
– The area around Beverly Drive and Sunset Boulevard 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
– The area around Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LAPD has also issued a traffic advisory for the following areas on 
Friday, June 19, 2015:


– The area around Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around Century Park East and Pico Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around National Boulevard and Interstate 10 Freeway 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around Interstate 405 Freeway and Centinela Avenue 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The area around Arroyo Boulevard and Mountain Street 8 a.m.to 12 p.m.
– The area around Mountain Street and the 210 Freeway 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
– The area around 134 Freeway and Colorado Boulevard 8 to 12 p.m.
– The area around Colorado Boulevard and Figueroa Street 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
– The area around York Boulevard and North Avenue 51 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
– The area around Yosemite Drive and North Avenue 56 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

President Obama Visits Los Angeles - Thursday, June 18, 2015

Southland motorists should begin preparing for some late-week traffic headaches, with President Barack Obama scheduled to visit the area for a pair of Thursday fundraisers.
Obama is set to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 just in time for the evening rush hour. Obama is expected to attend a pair of Democratic National Committee fundraisers — a roundtable discussion hosted by producer/director Chuck Lorre in Pacific Palisades and a reception/dinner at the Beverly Hills home of filmmaker Tyler Perry.
Although specific details about the president’s travel plans are never released, motorists in the West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills areas can likely expect sporadic road closures as the president’s motorcade moves through the area.
Obama typically gets to and from the airport via helicopter, but is still driven on city streets to reach his ultimate destination.
Obama is scheduled to spend the night in the Southland, then return to LAX for an 11:40 a.m. Friday departure to San Francisco, where he will attend more fundraisers and speak at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The president’s departure on Friday won’t end the traffic issues.
Some additional disruptions will likely be caused that day thanks to presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will also be in town for a series of fundraisers.
She is expected to attend a luncheon event at the home of Westfield Corp co-CEO Peter Lowy and his wife Janine; a late-afternoon event the home of HBO executive Michael Lombardo and husband Sonny Ward; and an evening event at the home of actor Tobey Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer, according to Variety.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Community Update from President Ron Hudson - DWP Trunk Line Project Begins on Monday, June 15, 2015

Dear Bel-Air Residents:
Please be aware that the DWP Trunk Line Project will begin on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 am. It is important for you to be prepared to use an alternate travel route in this area directly affecting Bel-Air.  I have enclosed the following fact sheet to help you better navigate your daily routine and commute.
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