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PARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE

Chair: Susan Swan susan@myhunc.com



Resource-based, ad-hoc as needed.
Please contact Susan for information regarding the next meeting.

Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan


The Agenda will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting at the designated sites as listed at the bottom of the Home Page.


GRIFFITH PARK ADVISORY BOARD

The GPAB meets monthly, the fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30pm, at the Crystal Springs Ranger Station
Griffith Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium
4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027

GRIFFITH PARK ACCESS

Update from Griffith Park Advisory Board meeting re possible encroachments on Griffith Park
Sunset Ranch
Beachwood Drive


Court decisions surrounding the closure of the Beachwood Gate to the Hollyridge Trail on April 18, 2017:
Sunset Ranch Preliminary Decision
Sunset Ranch 3/13/17 Order

Take the Council District 4 Survey regarding "Creating Safer Mobility, Access and Preservation: Griffith Park and Hollywood Sign Study"

Councilmember Ryu has allocated $100,000 of discretionary funds towards a study to look at the areas on the western side of Griffith Park to review date. We are working with RAP, DOT, LAPD, the Mayor’s office, and other city departments to outline the scope of the study to look for solutions to Park access, visitor management and urban wilderness protection.

You may also email cd4.issues@lacity.org * Please put “Griffith Park study” in the subject line

 

Griffith Park Advisory Board
THURSDAY, MAY 25th 2017, 6:30pm
Griffith Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium
4730 Crystal Springs Drive L.A.CA, 90027

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 is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. All Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, for a maximum of 20 minutes total, unless waived by the presiding Officer of the Board.
Note: Agenda items may be taken out of order or merged as deemed appropriate by Board. All items for Discussion and Action unless otherwise noted. 

Welcome and Introductions
1. Roll Call 
2. Approval of Minutes (March 2017, April 2017 Workshop, and April 2017)
3. Comments from any City, County, State or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each)
4. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
5. Bureau of Engineering presentation on the Riverside/Zoo Drive Bridge Improvement Plan. Gordon Tat (Civil Engineer), Shirley Lau (Division Manager), and Gerry Hernandez (Project Manager) will be making the presentation
6. The Sirens - presentation by Carmen Zella from Now Art LA
7. Griffith Observatory staff parking
8. Update from Ad Hoc committee regarding pedestrian access via the Beachwood Gate to the Hollyridge Trail and opportunities for trail access (Chris, 15 minutes)
9. Updated Liaison list from the April 23 Workshop (5 minutes)
10. Update on GPAB Web page (Ron) (5 minutes)
11. RAP report on status of amphitheater in Old Zoo and the ballfield for Crystal Springs and any other Prop K or Quimby funded projects in GP. (Sheila, 5 minutes)
12. Status report on filming revenue from GP (Sheila, 5 minutes)
13. Status on Request for Bid for the food location near Merry ground that Trails Cafe was going to bid on. (Sheila, 5 minutes)
14. Request for support for Floral Mural on playground wall at Lake Hollywood Park (Sheila, 10 minutes)
15. Discussion about ways to save trees in park and pursuing a Save the Trees fundraiser (Sheila, 5 minutes)
16. Announcements from GPAB Liaisons or Ad Hoc Committees not on the Agenda (3 minutes each)
17. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
18. Old/Ongoing Business
19. New/Future Business 
ADJOURNMENT

Next meeting Thursday June 22nd 2017
Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles, (323) 661-9465
Email us at: rap.griffithpark@lacity.org
Find us and Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GriffithParkAdvisoryBoard/
Agendas will be posted at the Crystal Springs Ranger Station and online at: 
http://www.laparks.org/griffithpark/advisory-board-agenda

 

Agendas and Minutes

Department of Recreation and Parks City of Los Angeles
(323) 661-9465
email: rap.griffithpark@lacity.org

Find us and Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/GriffithParkAdvisoryBoard

Department of Recreation and Parks GPAB page

GRIFFITH PARK VISION PLAN
Action Proposals in the Vision for Griffith Park

APPLY FOR A SEAT ON THE GRIFFITH PARK ADVISORY BOARD (GPAB)
Download and fill out the application. Any interested applicants can either forward their completed application to: Park.Services@lacity.org or mail to: Dept. of Recreation and Parks, P.O. Box 5385, Glendale, CA. 91221-5385, Attn.: Deirdre Symons.

LOS ANGELES 2024 OLYMPIC BID BOOK
Griffith Park-relevant pages 65-70

LOS ANGELES 2024 OLYMPIC BID BOOK
https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/b737bf50-2c9c-4bfc-9ccd-8848c9af31d5

Griffith Park Advisory Board letter regarding usage of Griffith Park for Olympic Bicycling

Griffith Park Advisory Board letter regarding the Griffith Park Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan MND 2/2016

Griffith Park Advisory Board letter regarding the Wayfaring Signage 2/1016

Link to the Griffith Park Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan MND
https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/davidryucc/pages/121/attachments/original/1452819495/Draft_IS-MND_GriffithPark_1-7-16_2015.pdf?1452819495

Link to the Griffith Park Action Plan as presented 12/10/2015


Griffith Park Master Plan

Autry National Center Expansion
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Initial Study and Checklist

Listen to the audio of the Recreation and Parks meeting to go over the Guidelines for the Puck Alcohol Variance for the Griffith Observatory, also a link to GGPNC updates on the process

Documents relating to Wolfgang Puck's application for a variance to serve alcohol at the Observatory Cafe:
Attachment A, Dec 8th, final (if the link doesn't work, go to the bottom of this page)
Attachment B
Floor Plan Site Plan
Radius Map
Puck ZA2006-10405-ZVMLUA.pdf
Park Commission Report
Puck Alcohol Variance

From the RAP Commission agenda:

Commission Meetings can be heard live over the telephone through the Council Phone system.

To listen to a meeting, please call one of the following numbers:

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Griffith Park Master Plan Working Group

 


GRIFFITH PARK MASTER PLAN NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND COMMENT

In response to several requests from Working Group members, the deadline for public review and comment on the draft plan has been extended until October 2, 2013. It is the goal of the Department to take the finalized plan to the RAP Board of Commissioners on November 20, 2013. All of the Commission meetings are open to the public, subject to the Brown Act, with the agenda posted on the RAP website 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Please address comments in writing to:
Michael A. Shull
Assistant General Manager, Planning, Construction and Maintenance Branch
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012

VISION PLAN

APPENDIX 1 Wildlife_Management_Plan

APPENDIX 2 Plants_and_Trees

APPENDIX 3 State_Parks_Park_and_Rec_Trends

APPENDIX 4 Large_Mammal_and_Herptile_Survey

 


Griffith Park Natural History Survey


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10 Ways to Go Green at Work

Greener homes are in the spotlight these days, but what about the other places where many of us spent huge chunks of our time--our offices? Some simple changes of habit can save energy and resources at work, and these small steps can be multiplied by persuading the powers-that-be at your workplace to adopt environmentally friendly (and often cost-effective) policies.

1. Be bright about light
Artificial lighting accounts for 44 percent of the electricity use in office buildings.

  • Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you're leaving any room for 15 minutes or more and utilize natural light when you can.
  • Make it a policy to buy Energy Star-rated light bulbs and fixtures, which use at least two-thirds less energy than regular lighting, and install timers or motion sensors that automatically shut off lights when they're not needed.

2. Maximize computer efficiency
Computers in the business sector unnecessarily waste $1 billion worth of electricity a year.

  • Make it a habit to turn off your computer—and the power strip it's plugged into—when you leave for the day. Otherwise, you're still burning energy even if you're not burning the midnight oil. (Check with your IT department to make sure the computer doesn't need to be on to run backups or other maintenance.) During the day, setting your computer to go to sleep automatically during short breaks can cut energy use by 70 percent. Remember, screen savers don't save energy.
  • Make it a policy to invest in energy-saving computers, monitors, and printers and make sure that old equipment is properly recycled. Look for a recycler that has pledged not to export hazardous e-waste and to follow other safety guidelines. Old computers that still work, and are less than five years old, can be donated to organizations that will refurbish them and find them new homes. (You may even get a tax deduction.)

3. Print smarter
The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year.

  • Make it a habit to print on both sides or use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts. Avoid color printing and print in draft mode whenever feasible.
  • Make it a policy to buy chlorine-free paper with a higher percentage of post-consumer recycled content. Also consider switching to a lighter stock of paper or alternatives made from bamboo, hemp, cotton, or kenaf. Recycle toner and ink cartridges and buy remanufactured ones. According to Office Depot, each remanufactured toner cartridge "keeps approximately 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic out of landfills...and conserves about a half gallon of oil."

4. Go paperless when possible

  • Make it a habit to think before you print: could this be read or stored online instead? When you receive unwanted catalogs, newsletters, magazines, or junk mail, request to be removed from the mailing list before you recycle the item.
  • Make it a policy to post employee manuals and similar materials online, rather than distribute print copies. They're easier to update that way too.

5. Ramp up your recycling

  • Make it a habit to recycle everything your company collects. Just about any kind of paper you would encounter in an office, including fax paper, envelopes, and junk mail, can be recycled. So can your old cell phone, PDA, or pager.
  • Make it a policy to place recycling bins in accessible, high-traffic areas and provide clear information about what can and can not be recycled.

6. Close the loop

  • Make it a policy to purchase office supplies and furniture made from recycled materials.

7. Watch what (and how) you eat

  • Make it a habit to bring your own mug and dishware for those meals you eat at the office.
  • Make it a policy to provide reusable dishes, silverware, and glasses. Switch to Fair Trade and organic coffee and tea, and buy as much organic and local food as possible for parties and other events. Provide filtering drinking water to reduce bottled-water waste.

8. Rethink your travel

  • Make it a habit to take the train, bus, or subway when feasible instead of a rental car when traveling on business. If you have to rent a car, some rental agencies now offer hybrids and other high-mileage vehicles.
  • Make it a policy to invest in videoconferencing and other technological solutions that can reduce the amount of employee travel.

9. Reconsider your commute

  • Make it a habit to carpool, bike, or take transit to work, and/or telecommute when possible. If you need to drive occasionally, consider joining a car-sharing service like Zipcar and Flexcar instead of owning your own wheels.
  • Make it a policy to encourage telecommuting (a nice perk that's also good for the planet!) and make it easy for employees to take alternative modes of transportation by subsidizing commuter checks, offering bike parking, or organizing a carpool board.

10. Create a healthy office environment

  • Make it a habit to use nontoxic cleaning products. Brighten up your cubicle with plants, which absorb indoor pollution.
  • Make it a policy to buy furniture, carpeting, and paint that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and won't off-gas toxic chemicals.

Jennifer Robinson Conservation Program Coordinator
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 387-4287 x204
jennifer.robinson@sierraclub.org

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