SEPTEMBER PNA BOARD MEETING

SEPTEMBER 2016 MEETING RESHEDULED,

MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO A LACK OF A QUORUM.

THE NEXT PNA MEETING WILL BE ON OCT:13:2016

Pico Neighborhood issue Concerning Residents:

Whole Foods Development Project proposes an exit for delivery trucks on to Kansas Ave.

At the August PNA Board meeting, at the Boards request the City of Santa Monica Department of Planning and Community Development gave a brief presentation on the Whole Foods development project. The Director of the Planning Department David Martin explained the approval process of “by right” development which includes a developer building within the Zoning codes and AA (administrative approval) permit.

There was a discussion on next steps which include the following:

Representatives from the PNA Board meets with the developer to discuss alternatives for the exit of delivery trucks.
Send a letter to City officials to request a meeting to discuss alternatives for the exit of delivery trucks.
Representatives from the PNA Board meets with City Officials to discuss alternatives to the Whole Foods exit proposal and ways to protect residents from the encroachment of commercial development
The concerns are the following:

Edison Elementary is on Kansas Ave., which is used as a drop off for parents. The street is already congested and adding trucks will only make it worse.
Kansas Ave. is a narrow street where cars have to take turns in order to drive thru. Adding delivery trucks on to Kansas will create an congestion and inhibit circulation.
Public safety of pedestrians is a major concern. There are many families that live on Kansas and there is fear that the additional congestion caused by trucks will compromise the safety of pedestrians in the area.

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The PNA Board will discuss the SMC Bond proposal at our Oct. 13th PNA Board Meeting

There will be a presentation on the SMC Bond that will be on the Nov. 8th ballot. After the presentation the PNA Board will hear from members and residents and engage in a discussion. The PNA Board is expected to take a position on the SMC Bond following the presentation and discussion.