Archive for April, 2010

OPNC BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET MONDAY MAY 3, 2010 7PM

Friday, April 30th, 2010

OPNC AGENDA 050310The monthly Olympic Park Neighborhood Board of Directors’ meeting will be held on Monday, May 3, 2010 – 7:00 PM at the LAPD West Bureau Community Room – 4849 West Venice Blvd,  Los Angeles CA 90019. Candidates for the upcoming OPNC Board Elections (to be held May 13) will be invited to make “candidate statements” and engage with stakeholders, pertinent Zoning issues will be discussed and there will be a wrap-up discussion regarding the current board. Click on the Agenda to the left to view or download here: OPNC AGENDA MAY 3

LA Worker’s Center Hosts May Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

May Day 2010May Day Festival 2010 will be held THIS SATURDAY, May 1, 2010 from 4-10pm at The Los Angeles Worker’s Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, LA CA 90019. There will be performances, international music and food. May Day themed art will also be on display. FMLN of El Salvador and the CCCP are co-sponsors of this event. Click on the flyer to the left to view.

OPNC OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEETS WED APRIL 28, 6PM

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

OUTREACH 042810The OPNC Outreach Committee will meet this Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 6pm at Starbucks, 4700 W Pico Boulevard, LA CA 90019. Contact outreach@theopnc.org for more info. Click on the Agenda to the left to view or dowload here: OPNC OUTREACH 042810dnl

OPNC ZONING COMMITTEE MEETS THIS WED – APRIL 28 7PM

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

OPNC Zoning042810jpgThe OPNC Zoning and Land Use Committee will meet this Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7pm at LA High School, 4650 W Olympic Boulevard, LA CA 90019. Topics to be discussed include an application to serve beer and wine at PiPS Restaurant (1356 S. La Brea Avenue) and and application to add massage rooms to Lions Spa (4551 W. Pico Boulevard. Contact zoning@theopnc.org for more info. Click on the Agenda to the left to view or dowload here: OPNC Zoning 042810

LADWP Interim Gen’l Mgr Appointment

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

First Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive for Economic and Business Policy Austin Beutner was appointed Interim General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners today.  Mr. Beutner had been nominated for the position by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on April 19, 2010.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Austin Beutner for the past few months in his capacity as First Deputy Mayor, a role to which he has brought a new vigor and great foresight,” said Lee Kanon Alpert, President of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners.  “He brings to us a wealth of experience and knowledge in finance and business that we need here at the Department.  I am pleased to welcome him aboard.”

Mr. Beutner will be charged with performing a financial and operational review of the nation’s largest municipal utility, while developing and implementing customer-friendly reforms for the residential and commercial/industrial sectors and leading the search for his successor, a permanent general manager.  He will oversee LADWP’s many green efforts to reduce the effects of climate change including the integration of renewable energy sources into the power supply and preparing the Department and the City for the commercial launch of electric vehicles, scheduled for later this year.  Mr. Beutner will also be responsible for the execution of the Mayor’s Water Supply Action Plan, a multi-pronged approach to reducing the City’s reliance on imported water, and leading the Department’s aggressive initiative to revitalize water and power infrastructure, among a host of other high-level action items.

He will continue to serve as First Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive for Economic and Business Policy, a post to which he was appointed on January 11, 2010.  During this tenure, Mr. Beutner has been credited with making progress in recrafting the City’s approach to economic development, business attraction and retention, and job creation for Angelenos.

Although well known as an investment banker, with his appointment as First Deputy Mayor, Mr. Beutner marks a return to the public sector.  After a successful run on Wall Street during which he was named the youngest partner ever at the investment and advisory firm Blackstone, Mr. Beutner joined the U.S. State Department, where he worked in Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  During this time, he led a team to help the nation transition to a market economy through the development of mortgage and business lending vehicles, the creation of a fund to invest in small to medium-sized businesses, and job creation.  Thereafter, in 1996, with former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, Mr. Beutner founded the investment bank Evercore Partners, which he helped build into a leading financial services firm.

Mr. Beutner’s interim appointment begins on April 20, 2010, and will last up to six months.  The Board set Mr. Beutner’s salary at a rate of $1 for the duration of his appointment.

LOCAL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN EARTH DAY ART PROJECT

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The non-profit Eco-LogicalART Gallery located at 4829 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90019, will hold an event, this Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 7pm to celebrate its Eco Art Helps project, sponsored by the Vinyl Institute, which has over 80 participants from schools and arts organizations located across LA– from Venice, CA to downtown and including participation from students at LA High and other area schools.  The youth art project has the ultimate goal of getting a recycled billboard canvas into the hands of every Los Angeles public middle and high school child who wants one. End of the year plans include expanding the pilot exhibit to various neighborhoods across the city of Los Angeles.

Working with a theme of “The World That I See/World I Hope Could Be”, the art will be displayed on the gallery exterior April 24th, 2010 and revealed with a live curtain drop at 7pm. The event also features a gallery show of “green” themed art, live art demonstrations, workshops, music, and more. Contact eco-la@sbcglobal.net for more information.

OPNC FORMAL CANDIDATE LIST

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Below is a list of our candidates for the upcoming OPNC ELECTIONS. Available CANDIDATE STATEMENTS may be accessed by clicking on an individual’s name. ELECTION DAY for our NC is THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010 and our polling location will be QUEEN ANNE RECREATION CENTER.

At-Large Representative
HELENE MAIDAN

Community-Based Organization Representatives
JOSEPH F. HANCOCK
KELLY U. MCCONNELL

East Area Representatives
SHERRI L. WOODS
RODOLFO A. RIVERA
ISAURA RIVERA-ANAGNOS
PETER SCHULBERG
AMADO PERAZA
LEOPOLDO GUERRERO
E. NERO SMERALDO

Senior Citizen Representative
PAMELA WHITTENBURY

West Area Representatives
JOHN JAKE
LAURA RUDISON
JULI VIZZA

Tomorrow is the last day to file your candidacy for OPNC Board

Monday, April 12th, 2010

This is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday April 13, 2010 is the last day for Candidate Filing Forms to be accepted for OPNC Elections.  You can download the form here

Write-In Candidate Deadline April 13, 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Just a reminder for those thinking about or waiting to file their candidate forms.  The last day to add your name as a candidate for the OPNC Board Elections is April 13, 2010.  It will be as a write-in candidate.  Also, just to let you know, if you do write a candidate statement, it is limited to 150 words.  However you can have that translated into as many languages as you like. Each translation does NOT affect your 150 word count.  This is good news for those of you who are able to get your statements translated into other languages.  Here is the packet for filing as a Write-In Candidate OPNC candidate-filing-packet.  Should you have any questions about the elections, please refer to the Elections Page of this blog, the City Clerk’s Website  or email us here and we will do our best to answer your questions.

OPNC at the Wellington Square Farmers Market Sunday April 25, 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Come join Olympic Park Neighborhood Council at the Wellington Square Farmer’s Market on Sunday April, 2010.  We will be there with Candidate Statements for those stakeholders running in the upcoming elections on May 13, 2010.  So if you are running for a seat on the OPNC board and you wish to have your statement read by potential voters, please send them to jvizza@theopnc.org.  This is a great opportunity to support a local farmers market, meet some neighbors, get to know the candidates and learn about your neighborhood council.  We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday April 25, 2010! Wellington Square farmers market, 4394 W. Washington Blvd., at Wellington Road (two blocks west of Crenshaw Boulevard), Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OPNC BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET APRIL 5, 2010 7PM

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

040510AGENDAThe monthly Olympic Park Neighborhood Board of Directors’ meeting will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 – 7:00 PM at the LAPD West Bureau Community Room – 4849 West Venice Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90019. Upcoming OPNC Board elections, budget issues and cellular telephone tower placement in residential neighborhoods are some planned topics of discussion. Stakeholders are invited to attend and learn about participating in the NC system. Click on the Agenda to the left to view or dowload here: OPNC AGENDA 040510

Contact admin@theopnc.org for further information.