Veuve Clicquot organizers to plan safer event
The Pacific Palisades Community Council learned the organizers Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic met with City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl's office over the public safety concerns addressed last fall about the 2012 event. Concerns were based mostly around parking issues, noise and alleged public intoxication.
"It seemed like a frat party letting out," Field Deputy Joaquin Maceas told the council last week, highlighting what was reported as bottles littering the grounds and people walking in the street.
A meeting took place between the organizers, nearby residents, Rosendahl's office, the Bureau of Street Services and the Los Angeles Police Department, Maceas said, highlighting a positive meeting.
"They will go through the correct [permitting] process next year," Maceas said.
Satellite parking for the polo classic are at Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Pali High.
Update on "Sunset Safety Week"
Maceas told the council the Safety on Sunset Committee opted to break the program into two phases: passive and educational. The first phase, which has been approved by the city council, Pali Community Council Executive Board and the Brentwood Community Council, is posting banners promoting driving safety awareness along Sunset Boulevard in the 90272 and 90049.
"We imagine we'll submit those to a company for fabrication and then 10 to 15 days for manufacturing," he said, aiming to have the banners ready to be installed along Sunset Boulevard.
The second phase will be community outreach and an doing educational talks on driving safety along Sunset in local schools, to coincide with Citywide Traffic Safety Week.
Members of Streetwise Media and Palisades Charter High School were at last week's community council meeting to receive a proclamation from Rosendahl's office on earning a last fall. The "Celebrate My Drive" campaign, organized by the non-profit's "In One Instant" program, awarded grants to only 14 schools across the U.S. and Canada.
Report coming on traffic synchronization work
Maceas said Rosendahl's office has received complaints the Department of Transportation's work to sychronize the traffic signals along Sunset Boulevard, particularly through the Village, has not been efficient. He said they hope to hav a big report ready on the project's status by next community council meeting.
Additional fill at Potrero Canyon
Maceas added that extra fill is sitting at the Petrero Canyon site in addition to having a traffic signal at the bottom near the Pacific Coast Highway. He said the dirt is leftover from the second and third phases of work, which have been completed. He said the city plans to move the dirt soon.