Blair Hills Association
Meeting, May 21, 2019
(minutes prepared by Angela Arnold)
Minutes of the Blair Hills Association, Culver City, California, held at the Stoneview Nature Center at 7:00 p.m. on the 21st day of May 2019.
I. CALL TO ORDER
Kerri Payne-Lui called the meeting to order at 7:13 pm.
II. ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS
Present: Annie Wilson, Kerri Payne-Lui, Angela Arnold, Antoinette Lowe
III. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING (April 19, 2019)
Motion by Antoinette, seconded by Kerri to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 2019, Motion Carried
IV. Current Financial Condition
· Stoneview Nature Center
o Mindfulness Class on Sundays
o Meditation Class on Saturdays
o Sumer Camp – Openings for kids age 8-12; Please donate magazines and egg cartons and cotton dryer lint
· Citizen’s police academy – 10-week course on Wednesdays at the police department, applications available now, starts June 26
· Summer Concert Series is starting soon – can pay for reserved seating upfront
· Beautification Committee – Would like to revitalize the block captain program in the neighborhood so that we increase participation in the monthly meetings
· Agenda items for the next meeting:
o Establishing a plan to collect dues
o Updating our online presence and neighborhood emails
· Park to Playa construction on La Cienega has been delayed, but window for work runs through July.
VI. New business
· Ashley Hefner, Advance Planning Manager, Community Development Department
o General Plan is a city’s blueprint, or constitution, for future development. Plans what you want the city to look like in 20 years. The zoning code is the implementation tool of the General Plan.
o Why update it now? Parts of the existing document date back to 1968. It’s a state requirement to update it regularly.
o Steps for General Plan Update: prepare background data, establish vision, explore scenarios, prepare the General Plan, adoption and implementation
o Advance Planning department was initiated two years ago. Culver City looked at West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Pasadena to understand their General Plan process.
o Existing elements to update: Housing, Land Use, Circulation, Open Space, Noise, Public Safety, Seismic Safety, Conservation
o General Plan advisory bodies: City Council, General Plan Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Committees, Planning Commission, Other commissions as needed
o Culver City Speaker Series: June 19, Housing Affordability at Antioch University; July 17, Innovation Zones and High Capacity Urban Parking at Helms Design Center
o How to get involved: Attend GPAC meetings, Take part in technical advisory committees, engagement toolkits + project ambassadors, pop-up workshops + events, tactical urbanism demonstration projects, online surveys
§ Information on the general plan, including who is on the general plan advisory committee, how to sign up for further information
VII. Old business
Kerri made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:53pm. Seconded by Annie. Motion Carried.