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FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING & CODE ENFORCEMENT
DATE: JULY 5, 2006
SUBJECT: BORDER ISSUES STATUS REPORT
Staff Coordinator: Kit Fox, AICP, Associate Planner
Review the current status of border issues.
This month’s report includes:
- A report on a recent Chamber of Commerce forum regarding the Peninsula Village Overlay Zone;
- A brief report on recent issues related to the proposed Los Angeles Unified School District South Region High School No. 14 on the Ponte Vista site;
- A brief report of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s proposal to reform the Los Angeles Unified School District; and,
- An update on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission’s South Bay Watershed Coordination and Outreach Project.
The following is the regular monthly report to the City Council on various “border issues” potentially affecting the residents of Rancho Palos Verdes. The complete text of the current status report is available for review on the City’s website at:
Current Border Issues
Peninsula Village Overlay Zone, Rolling Hills Estates
On June 19, 2006, the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce and the Palos Verdes Library District hosted a public forum on the proposed Peninsula Village Overlay Zone (PVOZ). Several dozen Chamber members and residents attended the forum, which was taped by Cox Cable for broadcast on Channel 35. Rolling Hills Estates Planning Staff presented an overview of the PVOZ and a summary of approved and pending residential and mixed-use projects in the Peninsula Center district, as depicted in the table below:
It was noted that the mixed-use project on the former ARCO station site at 828 Silver Spur Road had been withdrawn and the property sold to another developer. The Village shopping center at 627 Silver Spur Road has also recently sold, and the new owner has expressed interest in mixed-use development on this site.
The draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the PVOZ project is expected to be available for public review and comment later this month.
Site Selection for LAUSD’s Proposed South Region High School No. 14, Los Angeles (San Pedro)
The June 7, 2006 scoping meeting for the EIR for the South Region High School No. 14 project was canceled at the last minute, and rescheduled for 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Narbonne High School. As of the date that this report was completed, the Initial Study and Notice of Preparation (IS/NOP) for project had not yet been released for public review.
Proposed Take-Over of LAUSD by the City of Los Angeles
On June 20, 2006, the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Breeze each reported on Mayor Villaraigosa’s efforts to win support for his proposal from teachers’ unions, State legislators and local officials whose jurisdictions are currently served by LAUSD. Staff intends to continue monitoring this issue.
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission’s South Bay Watershed Coordination and Outreach Project
The second stakeholder meeting for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission’s (SMBRC) South Bay Watershed Coordination and Outreach Project was held on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in Redondo Beach. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) prepared a list of candidate projects with the assistance of Planning and Public Works staff. A Staff representative attended the meeting. Staff will continue to monitor this project in future Border Issues reports.
New Border Issues
On June 16, 2006, Staff received a notice from the City of Rolling Hills Estates regarding a proposed 3-lot subdivision at Rolling Hills Road and Tanglewood Lane. However, given the scope of the proposal, Staff believes that it will have no significant effect upon the City’s residents. As such, there are no new Border Issues on which to report at this time.
PV Chamber Forum flyer