Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hearing on 27-Foot Verizon Wireless Pole at 1349 Stone Canyon Road This Friday, February 5, 2016


Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,



The Board of Public Works has scheduled a hearing this Friday on the appeal of the grant of a variance for a Verizon Wireless 27-foot monopole at 1349 Stone Canyon Road. The agenda for the meeting is below and at http://ens.lacity.org/bpw/agendas/bpwagendas86101372_02052016.pdf. The hearing is at 10:00 a.m. in Room 350 at City Hall.



The agenda item is #1, on page 3. It recommends granting Verizon’s request for a height variance on condition of designing a pole that is similar in appearance to the existing streetlight poles in the area:



Recommending Board (1) deny the appeal of the Bureau of Engineering determination to locate an Above Ground Facility (AGF) adjacent to 1349 North Stone Canyon Road; (2) approve the request for a variance from the height limitation requirements of the AGF Ordinance; and (3) authorize Verizon Wireless to install a 27-foot high mono-pole in the public right-of-way adjacent to 1349 North Stone Canyon Road with the condition that Verizon Wireless work with the appellants to design a mono-pole similar in appearance to the existing street light poles in the area.



We plan to appear at the hearing to support the condition that Verizon’s contractor work with the affected community members to design and use a monopole that is similar in appearance to the existing streetlight poles along Stone Canyon Road. We appeared at two Board of Public Works hearings last month on other Verizon cell sites on Stone Canyon Road, where we argued for and obtained the same condition and agreement from the Board and Verizon’s contractor. We did this after consulting and working with the affected community members and Verizon’s contractor.



Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the cell towers proposed along Stone Canyon Road, or any other issues in our community.



Sincerely,

Your Bel-Air Association






Sunday, January 31, 2016

HAPPY 87TH BIRTHDAY TO THE JOHN THOMAS DYE SCHOOL



The Bel-Air Association and our community of membership would like to wish the John Thomas Dye School a very Happy 87th Birthday! 





Our Board of Directors congratulate the Head of School,
Andrea Archer, and the entire "JTD" Staff on this amazing milestone!  

Thank you for your support and partnership!  

Cheers to an incredible year ahead!  

Ron Hudson
President

Friday, January 29, 2016

Update on Baseline Hillside Ordinance Draft Amendments

Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,

The Planning Department issued the below newsletter today regarding the draft amendments to the Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BHO). The amendments are now scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission on May 12, 2016. The previously announced “tentative date of March 10, 2016 has been changed in order to allow for more public input and environmental analysis.”

The Planning Department also today issued the below summary of the public comments that it received its proposed draft amendments. We participated in submitting public comments, as we previously announced on this blog.

Please continue to let us know your thoughts and comments on the draft amendments.










Sincerely,

Your Bel-Air Association Land Use Committee


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rescheduled Annual Meeting of the Members Now Confirmed for March 23, 2016; Reminder of February 1, 2016 Deadline for Submission of New Member Applications

Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,

Further to our blog post on January 15 (http://www.belaironline.org/2016/01/annual-meeting-of-members-rescheduled.html), the Bel-Air Association’s rescheduled Annual Meeting of the Members and election of 9 directors is now set and confirmed for 
March 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the John Thomas Dye School

(The School and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, our inspector of election, were unavailable on the previously announced date of March 15, 2016.) 

All Association members will be sent written notice of the Annual Meeting.

As stated in our blog post, any community member who is not currently a member of our Association and wishes to become a member of our Association in order to be sent written notice of the Annual Meeting and have the right to vote at the Annual Meeting must submit a completed application and annual dues of $350 by February 1, 2016.

All new member applications and dues must be received in our office (100 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, California 90077) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Sincerely,
Ron Hudson
Your Bel-Air Association President

Friday, January 15, 2016

Annual Meeting of the Members Rescheduled for March 15, 2016 Submission of New Member Applications and Dues by February 1, 2016

Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,

Further to our blog post on Wednesday (http://www.belaironline.org/2016/01/tomorrows-emergency-preparedness.html) and announcement at last night’s community meeting, the Bel-Air Association’s Annual Meeting of the Members and election of 9 directors has been rescheduled for March 15, 2016, at a time and place to be determined. All Association members will be sent written notice of the Annual Meeting.

Any community member who is not currently a member of our Association and wishes to become a member of our Association in order to be sent written notice of the Annual Meeting and have the right to vote at the Annual Meeting must submit a completed application and annual dues of $350 by February 1, 2016.

All new member applications and dues must be received in our office (100 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, California 90077) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Sincerely,
Ron Hudson

Your Bel-Air Association President

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tomorrow’s Emergency Preparedness Meeting and Postponement of Election


Dear Bel-Air Association Members,

The Bel-Air Association is postponing the Annual Meeting election portion of tomorrow’s Emergency Preparedness meeting (El Niño and Earthquake Preparedness). 

We are postponing the election for at least 60 days in order to allow all members additional time to have the opportunity to be nominated as Directors for the election to take place at the Annual Meeting. 

We will still have the presentation by the experts that we have scheduled to speak on emergency preparedness. 

We will also present additional information to our members.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,
Ron Hudson
Your Bel-Air Association President


Monday, January 11, 2016

Bel-Air Bar and Grill Upcoming CUB Renewal Hearing


Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community:

Please see information below in regard to the upcoming hearing  for the Bel-Air Bar and Grill scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2016.   
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HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA      
DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING  

To Owners:  Within a 100-Foot Radius  Within a 500-Foot Radius Abutting a Proposed Development Site  
And Occupants:  And:  Within a 100-Foot Radius Within a 500-Foot Radius Others.
  
This notice is sent to you because you own property or are an occupant residing near a site for which an application, as described below, has been filed with the Department of City Planning.  All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing at which you may listen, ask questions, or present testimony regarding the project, prior to a decision is rendered.   

Hearing By: Associate Zoning Administrator Case No.: ZA 2010-2200(CUB)(PA1) CEQA No.: ENV 2015-3326-CE Incidental Cases: DIR 2010-3127(CLQ) Related Cases: ZA 2010-2200(CUB) Council No.: 5 – Koretz  Plan Area: Bel Air-Beverly Crest  Specific Plan: N/A Certified NC: Bel Air-Beverly Crest  GPLU: Neighborhood Office Commercial Zone: [Q]C2-1VLD   

Applicant: 662 Sepulveda LLC  Representative: John J. Parker, Pacific Crest Consultants   Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Time: 12:30 p.m.  Place: Los Angeles City Hall 200 North Spring Street, Room 1020 Los Angeles, CA 90012   Staff 

Contact: JoJo Pewsawang Phone No.: (213) 978-1214 E-mail: Jojo.Pewsawang@lacity.org  
PROJECT LOCATION: 
662 North Sepulveda Boulevard  

PROPOSED PROJECT: The continued sale of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption and the offsite sale of beer and wine, in conjunction with the continued operation of a restaurant (Bel-Air Bar & Grill), with seating for 165 patrons (existing 155 indoors and proposed seating for 10 patrons outdoors). Proposed hours of operation for the restaurant will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday. Proposed hours of operation for the minimart (The Shack) with off-site sale of beer and wine will be from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.     

REQUESTED ACTION: 
1) Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.24-M, an Approval of Plans to permit the continued sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption and the off-site sale of beer and wine in conjunction with the operation of a 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  
ZA-2010-2200(CUB)(PA1) 

Hearing Date: January 20, 2016 
5,928 square foot restaurant with 544 square-foot open deck in the [Q]C2-1VLD Zone;  2) Pursuant to Section 21084 of the California Public Resources Code, the above referenced project has been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment and which shall, therefore, be exempt from the provisions of CEQA.    
The purpose of the hearing is to obtain testimony from affected and/or interested persons regarding this project.  The environmental document will be among the matters considered at the hearing.  

The decision maker will consider all the testimony presented at the hearing, written communication received prior to or at the hearing, and the merits of the project as it relates to existing environmental and land use regulations.  

EXHAUSTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES:  If you challenge a City action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence on these matters delivered to the Department before the action on this matter will become a part of the administrative record.  

Note: This may not be the last hearing on this matter.  

ADVICE TO PUBLIC:  The exact time this report will be considered during the meeting is uncertain since there may be several other items on the agenda. 

Written communications may be mailed to the  Los Angeles City Planning Department, Expedited Processing Section 200 N. Spring Street, Room 721 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Attention: JoJo Pewsawang)  

REVIEW OF FILE: ZA 2010-2200(CUB)(PA1), including the application and the environmental assessment, are available for public inspection at this location between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call JoJo Pewsawang at (213) 978-1214 several days in advance to assure that the files will be available.  The files are not available for review the day of the hearing.  
  
ACCOMMODATIONS:  As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  The hearing facility and its parking are wheelchair accessible.  Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request.  

Como entidad cubierta bajo el Título II del Acto de los Americanos con Desabilidades, la Ciudad de Los Angeles no discrimina.  La facilidad donde la junta se llevará a cabo y su estacionamiento son accesibles para sillas de ruedas.  Traductores de Lengua de Muestra, dispositivos de oído, u otras ayudas auxiliaries se pueden hacer disponibles si usted las pide en avance.  
Other services, such as translation between English and other languages, may also be provided upon request.  Otros servicios, como traducción de inglés a otros idiomas, también pueden hacerse disponibles si usted los pide en avance.  

To ensure availability or services, please make your request no later than three working days (72 hours) prior to the hearing by calling the staff person referenced in this notice. 

Para asegurar la disponibilidad de éstos servicios, por favor haga su petición al mínimo de tres días (72 horas) antes de la reunión, llamando a la persona del personal mencionada en este aviso.  


*Puede obtener información en Español acerca de esta junta llamando al (213)978-1308*