P.O. Box 642001, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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BIG BLUE BUS - Public Hearing Date has been Changed
(from Big Blue Bus)Expo Integration Plan - Now to be presented to City Council on April 28th
NEW! Due to Council instruction, Big Blue Bus will present its updated proposal at a Santa Monica City Council Public Hearing on April 28th, rather than March 24th. Please save the date.
Below is a brief summary of the modifications on the updated proposal:
• Route 16 was extended to create a connection to Route 3 and Rapid 3 on Lincoln Boulevard.
• Route 18 has been revised to add night service until 9:30pm, seven nights per week, as well as weekend day service, and both this new night service and the weekend service are recommended at a frequency of every 30 minutes. This route also was rerouted slightly due to LADOT feedback regarding operating challenges on various corridors in Venice.
• Route 43 was originally recommended a span of service from 6am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm, but now includes service from 6am to 9am and 2pm to 7pm.
• Route 44 was programmed at frequency of every 20 minutes at the December Study Session. As a result of feedback offered by Santa Monica College, the recommended frequency is now every 15 minutes all day from September through June, and every 30 minutes all day for the months of July and August.
BBB has worked with hundreds of stakeholders over the past two years and planning staff has taken thousands of your comments into consideration to produce this service proposal.
ANNUAL FALL 2014 MEETING – THANK YOU!
We would like to thank all who came to our Annual Westwood Gardens Meeting and for making it such a wonderful event. At this time we want to especially thank our guest speakers Councilman Paul Koretz, Field Deputy Jesus (Chuy) Orozco, West LAPAD Captain Evangelyn Nathan and Senior Lead Officer Rashad Sharif. In addition we also thank Glenda Silva from the Expo Authority and Torri Hill from the contractor Skanska. We received many donations to hand out as door prizes and we thank our local realtors Michael Haddad, Barbara Wynn, Barbara Fiedler, Terry Pullen, Sean McMillan, Saul Bubis, Tim Jarnot, David and Terri Elston, and Landmark Theatres, Macerich/Westside Pavilion and Suzanne Allswang from the Travelstore. There was so much important information to be heard that has an impact on our Homeowner’s Association and your neighborhood. These Annual Meetings are an opportunity to meet and be heard by our city representatives. We hope that you will plan to join us next time.
Nordstrom Leaving the Westside Pavilion -The anchor tenant at one end of the Westside Pavilion mall is leaving after 30 years. Nordstrom announced that its Westside Pavilion store will be relocating to a new space in the renovated Westfield mall in Century City. The new three-level, approximately 149,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2017 as part of an $800-million redevelopment of Westfield Century City that includes a near doubling of specialty retail square footage. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location at Westside Pavilion until it relocates.
Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Draft has been released – please check out this draft at: www.latnp.org/expo-line/expo-draft-plan/. There is a section for comments with currently no deadline.
This is the plan that changes the zoning along Pico from Bentley to Overland on the north side and from Military to the Westside Pavilion on the south side to permit 4 stories of residential over the commercial first floor, definitely increasing density, traffic and parking problems.
PERMIT PARKING NEWS
EXPO RELATED NEWS :
Replacement trees for Westwood Blvd. will be the Fernlead Catalina Ironwood in locations as follows: -5 new trees on the west side of Westwood between Esther and North Exposition
-4 new trees on the west side of Westwood between South Exposition and Richland
-4 new trees on the east side of Westwood between South Exposition and Richland
-4 new trees within the Westwood Transit Plaza area
When the street and utility work is completed shortly, the city will then begin testing the new traffic signals on Overland March 23 and Westwood in mid-April. The train testing is also scheduled to begin later this year according to their last community update. The next Expo Community Meeting is scheduled for the Summer of 2015. Westwood Bus stops at Brookhaven for the Culver City Bus and Big Blue Bus are to be removed later this year.
Sign up for EXPO Construction Updates:
Contact Glenda at firstname.lastname@example.org to get upcoming construction notices directly.
The hot line for EXPO and construction problems, anytime 24/7, is always manned: 213-922-3976. Torri D. Hill is the Community Relations Manager for Skanska Rados, the Contractor for the Expo line. You can also contact her at: email@example.com or 310-500-1485 for any construction issues.
WESTWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY NEWS ................
The realization of the Greenway moves forward, albeit slowly. At Metro's January Board meeting, Metro voted to look into the Greenway project for action on their part. The steering committee has been working on updating its website and creating a promotional video along with continuing to update and educate elected officials on the concept. Please look for our booth at Pick Pico on June 7, and watch your email for an invitation to our kickstarter campaign for improving outdoor learning along the Greenway. Much more can be found at: www.facebook.com/westwoodneighborhoodgreenway and www.expogreenway.org.
FREE SMOKE DETECTORS - WITH BATTERIES
Our local Fire Station #92, 10556 West Pico Blvd. 310-840-2192 has free smoke detectors available for you. If you are in need of one, or know of someone who is, please avail yourself of this free service.
If you walk your dog without a leash in Los Angeles you can be given a fine of $100 or more. The Pilot Program ACE (Administrative Citation Enforcement) is in effect now! This new program gives the Police Dept. and Animal Services the tools to issue immediate citations, no more warnings for ‘quality of life’ infractions such as unleashed dogs, drinking in public, noise, using fireworks and smoking using fireworks and smoking in prohibited areas.
The Next Westwood Gardens Civic Association Regular Meeting
Wednesday April 15th, 2015
Westside Pavilion 10800 W. Pico
Meeting Room B
(Theater side ... 3rd floor)
Please check your email in case of a last minute cancellation or relocation
Get the latest update on THE EXPO TRAIN click here
Current Crime Status updated Mar 28, 2015