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.

2014 in Review:
It was quite a year for PPCC, with many changes as well as continuation of beloved traditions. We hosted the Citizen of the Year and Sparkplug Gala in April. We conducted a survey of community opinion and extensive election outreach over the summer. We held our first ever in-person election for Area and At-Large Reps in early September and have welcomed many new representatives (primary and alternate) to our Board! We held our annual Holiday Party and Community Service Award Ceremony at Temescal Canyon Dining Hall in December, honoring community leader Judi Watson as well as respected former Board members Jack Allen, Jim Rea, Harry Sondheim and John Glasgow (posthumously). We provided a forum for lively discussion of many community issues, including the proposed La Cruz parklet, a condo project in the Highlands and public safety and fire/emergency preparedness.

The Pacific Palisades Homeless Task Force arose out of a 2014 PPCC forum on homelessness and is actively working on this important issue. See the link in the menu bar above where you will find information about this worthy effort and how you can participate!

We are also closely following the Caruso Affiliated Village Project and have formed the PPCC Village Project Land Use Committee (VPLUC) to provide input and make recommendations when warranted to the Board. Click hereCaruso Letter to see a letter sent on December 19 to Rick Caruso, with more information about the VPLUC and PPCC's initial suggestions for conditions related to the haul route during the Project's remediation phase (recommended by the VPLUC and approved by the Executive Committee).

Looking Ahead to 2015:
January 4: Don't forget the deadline to submit applications for still-open Alternate Rep positions on the PPCC board: Area 3 (1st position); Areas 1, 7 and 8 (2nd position). Submit statements (any length), indicating position applying for and providing biographical background and reasons for applying, to
January 8: PPCC public board meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades library; presentation/
Q&A on LADWP recycled water program. All are invited to hear what the City is doing proactively to counter ongoing drought conditions!
January 22: PPCC public board meeting, 7-9pm, Palisades library; presentation/Q&A regarding Pacific Palisades Design Review Board proposed Design Guidelines for the Palisades Village/Specific Plan areas; public input on the Guidelines is welcomed!
January 29: The Palisades Homeless Count will take place! Many volunteers are still needed for this critically important effort. To participate, contact
Additional planned 2015 agenda topics: Neighborhood Council process//LA Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment staff (Feb. 12). Crime and related legal issues affecting the Palisades/new Westside Neighborhood Prosecutor Victoria de la Cruz-Robles (Feb. 26). Public health and safety/American Red Cross director Julie Thomas (March 12).

And a special evening town meeting on Hillside Fire Safety and Preparedness, co-sponsored by PPCC and Brentwood Community Council, is planned for March 4 at Paul Revere. Stay tuned for more details . . . All property and business owners in the Palisades will want to attend this informative event!

See you in the Palisades!

Chris Spitz
December 2014 - January 2015

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

For more about your Council's activities visit the Community Council on FACEBOOK.
Just click on - FaceBook

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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