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Pali Council: Concerns Raised Over Conduct at Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

The Pacific Palisades Community Council also received updates from the DS 104 Task Force and the business improvement district.

Concerns of parking issues, noise and alleged public intoxication during the latest Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park came to the attention of the Pacific Palisades Community Council.

Last week the council learned a meeting will be arranged with the organizers along with City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office to ensure the same issues don't happen next time.

At the Oct. 11 meeting, the community council learned of excessive drinking occurring at Veuve Clicquot with little to no regulation.

Rosendahl's Field Deputy Joaquin Maceas noted event parking impacted AYSO and other events hosted at nearby Paul Revere Charter Middle School. In its previous years, Maceas said they met with the event organizers and it ran smoothly. The Los Angeles Police Department, Will Rogers park rangers and parking enforcement as typically involved, however for some reason this year, Maceas said the police were not involved which could have allowed the activity.

LADWP substation sites ranked in tiers

Since receiving a full list of potential sites for the second power distribution station for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the DS 104 Task Force began writing ballots to rank the potential sites in first, second and third tiers.

The task force learns at their meeting tonight the results of their first round of votes for top recommended sites from Oct. 17, vote on the next recommendations for detailed review and continue the process into its November meetings. According to Jim Rea, Area 3 representative and task force member, when four sites have been chosen for Tier 1, they will be presented in a public workshop for further community input.

Rea noted the task force went through the issues about geology, how easy it is to get equipment in and out of the properties and land ownership.

"We're looking for the least contentious group of perperties," said Paul Glasgall, Area 2 representative and task force member. "Given the group of people on the task force, it's not that easy of a job."

Tier 2 sites will replace Tier 1 sites for consideration if the Tier 1 sites are not possible. Tier 3 sites will be identified as not compatible with the community.

To view the latest meeting minutes from the DS 104 Task Force, click on this full link and scroll down to the DS 104 meeting documents: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/ladwp/aboutus/a-power/a-p-projects/a-p-p-distributingstation?_adf.ctrl-state=vps2u6yxs_4&_afrLoop=776160952183532

Business improvement district hires consultant

Chris Hope of the business improvement district reported they hired a consultant from Urban Place Consulting to review the business plan for the Village district. He said they will be looking at ways to supplant the cuts made to basic city services, such a beautification, sidewalk repair and business promotion through an additional tax on commercial property.

They said the BID has raised $10,000 and needs about $40,000 to complete the whole process.

On Nov. 7, they have a meeting with business tenants and landowners at 8:30 a.m. at Steve's Oak Room and the same meeting at 7 p.m. that night at Boca to accomodate everyone interested.

Burglaries up, missing crosswalks completed

Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore told the council that burglaries are back up, which remains a consistent problem this year. The latest reports were posted on Oct. 23 and Oct. 22.   

"People are still leaving property in their cars and making targets of themselves," Moore said.

Public Safety Advisor Amy Kalp added that missing road crosswalks and divider lanes were completed at Monument and Bashford streets.

City attorney to address Santa Monica's 'House of Rock'

Field Deputy Maceas also noted last week that, even though the
1926 English Cottage-Tudor Revival near Riviera Country Club called "The House of Rock" is a noise issue within the City of Santa Monica, the city attorney will draft a letter to address the property's loud party reputation affecting nearby Los Angeles residents.

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