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Residents invited to PRA Board Mtg this Thursday Eve

Palisades Residents are welcome to attend the PRA Board Meeting Thursday at the Marine Exchange Conference Room at 6:00 pm

Primary Topics:

0. Introductions
1. PRA Board Seat availability and Membership (10 min)
2. Upcoming Neighborhood Watch / Public Safety initiatives (10 min)
3. White Point Landslide update and position (30 min)
4. Palisades Area Street Solutions (30 min)
5. PRA Annual Meeting Planning and 2014 Schedule (20 min)
6. Adjournment

Please comment here or respond with any topics you would like added to the Agenda that are not listed above. The meeting will adjourn promptly at 8:30.

Councilman on crack

city_engineer_aerialAs expected, Councilman Buscaino’s office issued a statement regarding the newly discovered crack at the White Point landslide.

“Last week, work crews under the supervision of the Bureau of Engineering uncovered a crack eight feet below the surface while performing excavation work at the White Point Landslide in San Pedro. While we do not know how long the crack has been there, the preliminary investigation determined that there has been no additional earth movement since the landslide in November of 2011.

A more detailed geotechnical analysis is being conducted and should be complete in about a week. The current work to drain and stabilize the hillside is unaffected and remains on schedule.

The safety of the hillside continues to be my top priority. That’s why I support the recommendation from the White Point Landslide Advisory Committee to restore the roadway with a retaining wall that will maximize the safety and stability of the entire area,” said Councilman Joe Buscaino who represents the Los Angeles’ 15th Council District.

New White Point Landslide cracks develop

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Yesterday, after learning new cracks emerged in the White Point Landslide area, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) made immediate contact with the necessary agencies (mainly CD15 and Bureau of Engineering), for the safety of the residents and general public in the event of another incident, and will be monitoring / communicating the situation to stakeholders and Palisades residents as it develops or learns more.

Photo courtesy of Blaine Beron-Rawdon

Paseo Del Mar to be rebuilt

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“The decision was unanimous and unified.”

Following LA City Board of Engineering presentations and updating on the status / timetable of work done on the landslide – along with a good hour of smart comments and questions by the Advisory Board and stakeholders last night at the White Point Landslide Advisory Committee, it was unanimously voted to restore the roadway to the previous location, to include a retaining wall at an estimated cost of $28.8 million.

According to Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Chairman & President Dave Behar, Paseo Del Mar and its beautiful coastline are on their way towards complete restoration, via a vote by the White Point Community Advisory Committee.

“Although the planning, funding and road restoral process will take many years, the community spoke and voted on restoring Paseo Del Mar to its previous location. Traffic studies by the Bureau of Engineering are well underway in the adjacent Palisades neighborhoods, to ensure that the best possible strategy, execution and positive public safety outcome occurs for our fellow residents. This includes the entire Coastal San Pedro,” said Behar, who also serves as President of the Palisades Residents Association.

“There is a sense of confidence that our many smart, visionary residents in the area will make sure Paseo, adjacent streets and the Nature Preserve are an opportunity to create an enjoyable blend of passive yet active use, with a synergistic neighborhood culture that makes the best out of the path forward.”

With regular updates ahead, the Advisory Committee was able to hear key budget insights from David Hirano, from the Office of the LA City Chief Administrative Officer, along with Board of Public Works Commissioner Matt Szabo, and Chris Johnson who led the Bureau of Engineering presentation. Councilman Buscaino vowed to “fight hard to find the money for what the people decide.”

“I am pleased with the definitive progress that BOE, leadership of Councilman Buscaino and his talented staff, the Advisory Committee, the CAO and Public Works offices and the focused CSPNC adhoc Landslide and Public Safety Committees have made, and will make, moving forward,” added Behar. “Mother Nature and the community will receive more than an asphault makeover.”

With de-watering continuing and slope stabilization underway, next steps are by Spring 2014 to build already budgeted cul de sacs with medians, initially designed by Behar, to enable traffic flow on the west and east side of the slide, as preparations are made for a complete restoral of Paseo Del Mar, which could take easily 3-5 years.

Residents may monitor regularly updated progress at boe.lacity.org and cspnc.org.

Silvius Security Soiree on Saturday

The Block Party redefined…

If you’re in the Silvius / 36th / Hamilton triangle, you’ve received several e-mails, posts, re: tomorrow
Here’s the Daily Breeze article.

CSPNC New 2013-2014 Board and Officers

Many positive developments ahead at CSPNC for Palisades, South Shores and Pt. Fermin residents including new 2013-2014 Board and Officers, The new officers are:

Chairman + President | Dave Behar
Vice President | Bob Gelfand
Treasurer | Ted Shirley
Secretary | Ana Rosa Ortiz

See more at cspnc.org.

The PRA Annual Meeting date announcement is forthcoming – stay tuned.

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Board (S)Elections Tomorrow

That’s right – don’t forget – CSPNC Board (S)Elections are 11:00 – 3:00 at the White Point Nature Preserve Education Center… Help keep the momentum of our CSPNC’s hard work for Palisades Residents! Public Safety, Landslide Traffic, SPHS Olguin Campus Developments, – it’s been quite a year…

Candidate Statements / Bios can be seen by clicking here…

Look for your copy of CSPNC’s Coastal Currents in your mailbox today.

http://www.cspnc.org/calendar/participate/board-selection-2013/2013-2014-candidates/

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