January 7, 2019
Picfair Village Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Public Comment:
– Question about camper vans parked on neighborhood streets.  Recommendations to call police and call officer who covers Picfair Village – Sgt Torres 310-312-3516.
– Cars cannot be parked in one location on street for more than 72 hours.
– Question on how to dispose of Christmas trees;  Call 311, use the 311 app or place in green yard waste bin.
– Question on getting updated PVNA general meeting signs; Resident Angie Cibis (graphic designer) offered to help research.
– Comments on the purple painted street ‘bump-outs’ on Pico.  The city will be putting planters on these bump-outs. Residents are encouraged to submit feedback via the Pico Great Street Facebook page.
Update from Treasurer:
– Balance as of December 31, 2018  $969.14 and $73 in petty cash.
Update from Tania Missad on the South Orange Grove development:
– The residents lost the public appeal 5-1, but it’s unusual that 1 planning commissioner voted against the developer.
– The environmental impact study (EIS) was done and Tania will be sending an email with the results.
– The Missads and their neighbors filed a lawsuit with the city of Los Angeles against this development. They decided to proceed with the lawsuit after having 3 meetings with the developer where no concessions were made on the side of the developer.  Herb Wesson’s office has been mediating these meetings.
– On January 10th they took part in another meeting with the city to determine what both sides will accept regarding the development.
– This is the first lawsuit brought against a TOC (transit oriented community) project.  Timeline of the lawsuit is expected to be between 6 – 18 months.
– There will be one more appeal hearing on the results of the EIS.  Date/time to be advised.
– The Missads and their neighbors who are part of the lawsuit are seeking fundraising for legal fees.
– Feedback given that the size of the development being a zoning issue.
– Feedback given regarding resources to seek out for information regarding applying for affordable housing.
Update on PVNA Initiatives:
– Spring Social Event – to be advised.
– ‘Welcome’ for new residents – Michael Plante working with Tia Hughes on this initiative.
– Emergency preparedness / CERT update, meetings with team on RYLAN
– Feedback given on new city-developed app – ShakeAlertLA earthquake alerts sent to your phone.
**Meeting adjourned.
PVNA Minutes: Jan 7