Founded in 1973, the Pacific Palisades Community Council has as its purpose:

  • To be a forum for the discussion of community issues.
  • To be an advocate for the Pacific Palisades to government and private agencies upon those issues where there is broad community agreement.
  • To assist other organizations in the Pacific Palisades which request help in accomplishing their objectives or purposes, and which the Council chooses to support.


As we begin what promises to be an exciting year for the Palisades, PPCC continues to monitor and take action on important issues facing the community:

Homeless Count/Homeless Task Force: The Palisades Homeless Count took place on January 29 and was a huge success! Thanks to the PP Homeless Task Force and the many volunteers who made this happen. For the results please see Homeless Count and for the tally by neighborhood see Homeless Tally .
Remember: with the data gained in the Count, we will now be better positioned to request resources to assist in providing services and dealing more effectively with the problem of homelessness in our community!   If you would like be part of this worthy cause, please seeVolunteers

Village Project: The haul route hearing (remediation phase) took place on January 27 and the conditions were approved subject to a 10-day appeal period. We thank Caruso Affiliated for working with the community to lessen impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. For details about the approved conditions see Haul Route Approval Letter.

PPCC Online Survey Results: During Summer 2014, PPCC conducted an online survey as part of a renewed outreach effort. The results were publicly announced at the January 22 PPCC board meeting and may be accessed at:

At the PPCC board meeting on February 12, we heard from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) staff and Westside community leaders concerning the City's Neighborhood Council process. To view my letter to the editor of the Palisadian Post concerning a recent Post article about the meeting, see Letter to Editor.

The month of March will feature important presentations on fire prevention, public health/safety and crime: March 4 Special Community Meeting co-sponsored by PPCC and Brentwood Community Council at Paul Revere auditorium, 7-9pm, on Hillside Fire Safety & Prevention; to view a flyer with more details about the event, see [link to Fire Safety Meeting Flyer]. March 12 presentation/Q&A at regular PPCC board meeting by Julie Thomas, CEO, American Red Cross, Santa Monica Chapter (health & safety). March 26 presentation/Q&A at regular PPCC meeting by Westside Neighborhood Prosecutor Veronica de la Cruz Lopez (crime & related legal issues) Discussion of the 17000 Sunset Blvd. apartment project has been postponed because the appeal hearing regarding the Coastal Development Permit for the project was continued to June 3.

Look for PPCC volunteers who will be available to answer your questions at the Palisades Farmers Market on Sunday mornings throughout February and March. I hope to see many of you at the Market and at PPCC meetings in 2015! And don't forget to email me at if you'd like to be added to PPCC's email list for meeting agendas and other notices.

March 2015
Chris Spitz, President

You are encouraged to attend the Council's Board meetings and make your voice heard in our discussion of community issues. The meetings are held in the meeting room of the Palisades Branch Library, 861 Alma Real and start promptly at 7:00 p.m. To view the agenda for the next Board meeting see - Upcoming Agenda.

And you are invited to bring your community concerns to the attention of individual members of the Council's Board. The name, title, and a means to contact each member may be found on the Board Members page of this site.

The Council may also be reached -

  • By U.S. Mail - Post Office Box 1131, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • By e-mail at -
  • By Phone - 310-721-0532

And for information on how to contact LAPD Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore, LAFD Stations 69 and 23, and our elected representatives please see Government Contacts.

For more about your Council's activities visit the Community Council on FACEBOOK.
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Although not a Council project, we would like to call your attention to the wonderfully complete disaster preparedness and survival guide prepared by our former Chair, Flo Elfant. The guide may be viewed by selecting Emergency Preparedness

Your Community Council receives no public funding and is entirely dependent on contributions from the Palisades community. A family membership is but $25.00 a year which may be mailed to PO Box 1131, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 or if you prefer you may contribute via the PayPal link below.

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