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Minutes for OPA Monthly Meeting

Joslyn Park Auditorium

December 14, 2008
Time: 4:00 to 5:45 PM

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Allard
Bohannan
Hubbell
Jarow
Lewis
Ludwinski
Taylor
Winterer

NOTICED BOARD MEMBER ABSENCES:
Auch
Ehrlich
Marlow
Nafshun

4:00 to 4:45 PM SPECIAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON OCEAN PARK BOULEVARD GREEN STREETS PROJECT
Presentation by Peter James, City of Santa Monica Planning and Community Development, on latest developments on plans for improvements for
Ocean Park Blvd. west of Lincoln. Peter spent nearly two hours going through each detail of the two proposed plan alternatives (Alt. A and Alt. B) for the
Ocean Park Blvd. project. He fielded questions throughout the presentation from Board members and other OPA members in attendance. To review
plan alternatives go to: http://www01.smgov.net/planning/greenoceanparkblvdwest_news.html
Excerpt from project website:
“Because of the high initial cost estimates of the popular Alternative A (which includes sidewalk widening, landscaped medians, a Class II bike lane,
and best practices in sustainability), city staff, the consultant team and the OPB Task Force advised taking a second, less costly design alternative to
City Council as well (Alternative B which was the second choice at community meetings). It is universally agreed that vetting two alternatives will offer
the decision makers a range of options with associated costs for consideration and ultimate approval.”
A tentative date of January 13, 2009 has been set for presentation to the City Council. OPA members will be notified by OPA when date is confirmed.
Members are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to voice support for the project. Some design issues remain regarding the need for safe
crossings at 5th, 3rd and 2nd Streets, 4th Street bridge viewing deck and bus stops, types of trees to plant, width of medians and sidewalks and transition
of traffic to and from Lincoln Blvd. to Ocean Park Blvd.

5:45 to 6:00 PM REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
1. Introduction to OPA

2. New Items for Board Attention:
• Review OPA Committees and confirm committee chairs and members

3. Brief Announcements: none

4. Review and Approval of October and November Meeting Minutes
• Minutes approved unanimously

5. Review of Board and Executive Committee Decisions Taken Since Last Meeting: none taken

6. Information Items: none
LIVABILITY of OCEAN PARK

7. Livability of Ocean Park: Committee Reports
• Ocean Park Boulevard (Chair: Taylor / Members: Jarow, Auch, Winterer): none
• Main Street (Chair: Jarow/ Members: Taylor, Ehrlich): none
• Traffic and Parking (Chair: none / Members: Hubbell, Ludwinski, Taylor): none
• Disaster Preparedness (Chair: Ludwinski / Members: Bohannon): none
• General Plan (Chair: Marlow / Members: Samuel, Winterer): none
www.opa-sm.org
OPA ADMINISTRATION

8. Election of officers for OPA Board for 2009
• Pauline reported that all OPA Board members who ran for office were voted in at the Annual meeting. The By-laws amendment was
approved by voters. ACTION: Pauline will provide exact vote counts to OPA secretary for meeting notes.
• Nominations for OPA Officers:
o President: OPA Board member Mary Marlow nominated. She may request a change in meeting time/day in order to take the
position as president. Motion: Approve nomination of Mary Marlow for OPA President Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Vice President: OPA Board president Ted Winterer nominated. Motion: Approve nomination of Ted Winterer for OPA Vice-
President Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Treasurer: OPA Board treasurer Dana Ehrlich nominated. Motion: Approve nomination of Dana Ehrlich for OPA Treasurer
Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Secretary: OPA Board secretary Mary Hubbell nominated. Motion: Approve nomination of Mary Hubbell for OPA Board
secretary Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Vice President of Events: OPA Board VP of Events Lori Nafshun nominated. Motion: Approve nomination of Lori Nafshun for
OPA Board Vice President of Events Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Vice President of Communications: OPA Board VP of Communications Susan Lewis nominated. Motion: Approve nomination
of Susan Lewis for OPA Board Vice President of Communications Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Membership Chair: OPA Board member Jan Ludwinski nominated. Motion: Approve nomination of Jan Ludwinski for OPA
Board Membership Chair Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously
o Community Outreach: OPA Board member Jeff Jarow nominated. Motion: Approve nomination of Jeff Jarow for OPA Board
Community Outreach Passed unanimously
Vote: yes 8 / no 0 Passed unanimously

9. Discussion of obtaining liability coverage for OPA Board: tabled for future meeting

10. OPA Administration: Committee and Task Force Reports
• Events (Chair: Nafshun / Members: Hubbell, Bohannon, Marlow, Jarow, Lewis, Ehrlich): no report
• Membership (Chair: Jarow / Secretary: Bohannon): no report
i. Quarterly Membership Report (April, July, October and January meetings)
• Communications (Lewis): no report
• Community Outreach (Marlow): no report
• Treasurers Report (Ehrlich): no report
i. Quarterly Treasurers Report (April, July, October and January meetings)
• Website (Chair: Allard): no report
MEETING CLOSE

Meeting adjourned 6:00 PM

Next Meetings:
• Sunday, January 11th, 4 PM, Joslyn Park
• Sunday, February 8th, 4 PM, Joslyn Park
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