The Mar Vista Community Council — the city-certified Neighborhood Council for Mar Vista — last week approved final language for a petition to oppose the Playa Vista Phase II development, asking the Los Angeles City Council to withhold approval of The Village at Playa Vista until three conditions are met:
n Phase II approval should bedelayed until Phase I of the development has been completely built out and occupied, the impacts fully analyzed and properly mitigated;
n Los Angeles City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski should convene a town hall meeting in her district this month at a convenient time and place for working people; and
n the Los Angeles City Council should hold its final hearing regarding Playa Vista Phase II in the local 11th Council District at a convenient time and location for working people.
The Mar Vista Community Council approved an addition Tuesday, August 10th, to a view mitigation statement regarding The Village at Playa Vista, asking for a height limit reduction to 45 feet on buildings between Dawn Creek and McConnell Avenue.
Urban Planning Committee chair Maritza Przekop said the area represents approximately 18 percent of the Phase II project area and the height reduction would protect the view of the bluffs and the LMU sign for Mar Vista residents.
OTHER ACTIONS — The Mar Vista Community Council board also:
n approved a resolution by the council Education, Art and Culture Committee to stop what the council called the destruction of more than 400 Native American Gabrielino/Tongva Indian burial sites at Playa Vista. The council endorsed the preservation and restoration of the state-registered site.
n approved a city tax reform project promoted by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti that is designed to simplify tax policies for small businesses and expedite efforts to relieve the tax burden on small businesses.
West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce president Jay Handal told the Mar Vista group that the current city business tax program is a disaster and that the reform package would prevent small businesses from “fudging” numbers and prevent the city from losing further millions of dollars.
Many businesses don’t have the required business license to operate and the city is overburdened by the loss of such income, Handal claimed.
n took no action on a request by Corey Trevor for a conditional use permit to expand The Good Hurt Club, an existing 2,835-square-foot sports bar and grill, formerly The Billiard Inn, by 1,650 square feet.
In addition to the present beer and wine license for on-site consumption, Trevor would offer a full line of alcoholic beverages.
There would be two pool tables and live entertainment, converting the present use to a restaurant and nightclub for 154 interior and 20 outdoor patrons.
Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski’s chief deputy Sharon Sandow, called the hours requested by the applicant — 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. — totally inappropriate.
Trevor said the hours he wants the club open are from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., and the only reason he requested from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. is because in filling out the application, he had been advised to request the maximum number of hours.
Trevor said the club hired a parking attendant when neighbors complained of parking problems on their streets.
Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Craig White said that while Trevor has tried hard to meet some of the concerns of the neighbors, the larger issues such as trash, drinking outside, and loud noise have not been sufficiently addressed. White said he is concerned whether these issues could be controlled.
Sandow said Trevor should immediately submit in writing that the club hours would only be from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and chastised him for not contacting Miscikowski’s office in relation to the club expansion.
The Los Angeles Office of Zoning Administration will hear the request for the conditional use permit at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 19th, at the West Los Angeles Municipal Building, second floor hearing room, 1645 Corinth Ave., West Los Angeles.
Information on the hearing (213) 978-1318, and the Mar Vista Community Council,