Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 7:00 PM Santa Monica Airport Administration Bldg. 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South Conference Room (Next to Typhoon Rest.) Transportation and Infrastructure Committee joint meeting w/ Urban Planning Committee Agenda 1) Call to Order (2 min) 2) Approval of minutes (2 min) (secretary - TBD) 3) Introductions and Brief Public Announcement/Comments (6 min) Note: When necessary, MVCC-zone-based voting may be enforced by the Chair in order to insure geographic diversity. 4) T & I Sub-committee Reports (20 mins) LA DOT Bi-Monthly Meeting - Christine Taylor SMC Airport(Bundy) Campus Committee Report - George Chung Traffic Action Group/Speed Trailer - Bill Pope Santa Monica Airport - Albert Olsen 5) Old Business (10 mins) Discussion of cut-through mitigation measures Discussion of Council office progress on SMC/BC Traffic 6) New Business (10 mins) a) Motions J1-J3 (subject attached) b) Motions 1-7 (attached) c) Report on Dog Park Access 7) Public Comment (10 mins) 8) New Agenda Items 9) Adjournment (9:00 PM) To learn more visit marvistacc.com ------------- The audience is requested to fill out a "Speaker Card" to address the Committee on any item of the Agenda prior to the Committee taking action on an item. Comments from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that are within the Committee's subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the public comment period. Public comment is limited to two minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Committee. Mar Vista Community Council Transportation Committee meetings will follow Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. For more information, please visit the MVCC web site at www.marvistacc.com. ----------- Proposed Motions for Sept. 6, 2007 Joint T&I/UPC Committee Meeting J1. Overnight Parking Restriction issues with special emphasis on the Victoria/Corinth dispute. J2. Exploring ways of solving the traffic bottlenecks created by the new construction at National and Sawtelle, and National and Sepulveda, referencing the possible solutions proposed by LADOT via Nicole Velasquez, and Bill Pope. J3. Washington Place - New Development - Traffic implications of 30 condos and what a 3 story mixed use project will bring? Proposed Motions for Sept. 6, 2007 T&I Committee Meeting Motion 1. Responsibility for Spillover Parking Issues Whereas spillover parking from commercial districts is impacting residential properties, and Whereas spillover parking from some apartments complexes is impacting R1-zoned properties, and Whereas, protections from the above impacts are obtained through the establishment of Preferential Parking Districts, and Whereas Preferential Parking Districts are administrated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and Whereas the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is the main MVCC committee to interface with LADOT, The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee therefore recommends to the Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors that spillover parking issues be addressed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Motion 2. Preferential Parking Districts Policy Reforms Whereas Preferential Parking Districts are the City's only mechanism for providing protection from the impacts of spillover parking once it has started, and Whereas Preferential Parking Districts are difficult to acquire because the City currently requires Preferential Parking Districts to be established for areas of not less than the six blocks nearest the problem, The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee therefore requests that the Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors send a letter to District 11 Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), requesting: 1) that Preferential Parking Districts be allowed on an individual street-block-by-block basis, and 2) that MVCC Transportation and Infrastructure Committee representative(s) meet with LADOT to develop a Preferential Parking District Approval Process to be administrated by the MVCC, with installation of Preferential Parking Districts being installed by LADOT. Motion 3. Neighboring City and County Traffic Impact Monitoring Task force Should the T&I Committee develop a task force composed or Mar Vista, Del Rey and Venice NC members and LADOT staff to monitor projects in neighboring cities to ensure they mitigate their impact on the Westside of Los Angeles? Motion 4. MVCC Traffic Consultant Reserve Fund Whereas land development and re-development projects are becoming more numerous in the MVCC territory, such as those on Barrington and Sepulveda in the City of Los Angeles, and on Centinela, Washington Boulevard and Washington Place in Culver City, and the traffic impacts of the 405 widening projects at National and Palms, and Whereas assessment of the traffic impacts of such projects is very time-consuming effort and requires specialized knowledge and reference books, and Whereas Bill Pope can no longer afford to provide these services on a volunteer, pro bono basis, The MVCC Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommends that the MVCC Board of Directors establish a reserve fund, initially of $10,000, to hire either a professional or knowledgeable traffic analyst should such be required to assist the MVCC is determining the impacts of development project(s) in MVCC's territory and formulating a strategy to resolve or contain those impacts. Motion 5. MVCC Speed Trailer The T&I Committee needs to appoint a new Speed Trailer manager and find storage for the trailer. The T&I Committee needs to acquire a 'safety vest' and provide business cards to provide contact information to MVCC stakeholders hosting the Speed Trailer. Motion 6. Speed Bumps Whereas MVCC and it's NTM are trying to formulate NTM Measures in MVCC, and Whereas CD11 has the approval rights, without consulting w/MVCC in any capacity, and Whereas these traffic calming measures my be at odds with NTM's planning The MVCC Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommends that the MVCC Board of Directors request that the T & I committee and NTM Committee be advised of any speed bump requests and given a chance to air the proposal in a public forum, get community feedback and provide feedback to the CD11 office prior to the approval. Motion 7. MVCC Position on car pool lane entry and exit. Whereas An on-going UCB study has found preliminary information that indicates that it would be safer to have freeway car-pool lanes with continuous entry/exit (like in Alameda County) as opposed to the limited exit/entry we have in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Preliminary stats: limited-access carpool lanes had 3.6 collisions per mile compared to 3.2 collisions per mile for continuous-access lanes. Further they found that 19% of collisions on restricted-access carpool lanes involved injury compared with 8.9% on continuous-access lanes. The study analyzed statistics from Northern California and Texas freeways. Whereas Those of you that have not driven in the Bay Area probably don't know that there are no entry/exit restrictions similar to what we have in Los Angeles County. Further, in the Bay Area, the car pool lanes are only restricted to car pools during the rush hour periods and can be used by any vehicle the rest of the day. This seems to be working well for them and sounds much safer to me. Therefore be it resolved that The Mar Vista Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urge the MVCC Board of Directors to send a letter requesting the Los Angeles County Supervisors request a similar change to the Los Angeles County freeways. Further we ask that a letter expressing our concerns and suggested change be sent to County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, the representative for Mar Vista and the second LA County Board district. Motion 8. Repaving Am I on the Infrastructure meeting agenda AUG 28TH for my request for help on a resurfacing issue in South Mar Vista?