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OPA Board Monthly Meeting Minutes

11 March 2007
Joslyn Park

Meeting called to order @ 3:16 by Joel B.

Board members
In attendance:
Bob Taylor
Jacob Samuel
Lori Nafshun
Mary Marlow
Jan Ludwinski
Jeff Jarow
Mary Hubbell
Dana Ehrlich
Joel Brand
Pauline Bohannon

Absent:
Ted Winterer
Susan Lewis
Arlene Hopkins
Kristina Deutsch
Dennis Allard

Refreshments by Kay

1) Introduction to OPA

Joe Stitcher of Big Blue Bus spoke about shuttle bus plan. For more info go to:
bigbluebus.com
or call: (310) 451-5444


2) New items
•    Rene M. – Would like to see Appian Way opened up again for exit from PCH

3) Brief Announcements
None

4) Prior Meeting Minutes
February Board meeting minutes were approved unanimously

5) Board Actions Since Last Regular Board Meeting
Email was sent to City Council encouraging consideration of campaign finance reform letter

6) Information Items
None

7) Actions from previous meetings
Membership report – Motion to include names, amount paid and other membership information in the quarterly membership report. Passed unanimously.

8) Membership
See above

9) City grant
Submitted. Approval expected
13) Moved item 13 up (Erin O'Connor). Request for landmark status of 2219 Ocean Avenue. Motion to recommend denial of the appeal against landmarking passed 6-1-2.
ACTION:  Jake S. to write the letter to City Council

10) Committee reports
OP Blvd:  Continued discussions with city staff re: improvement and beautification of OP Blvd.
ACTION:  Mary H. will put petition online

Main Street:  Attended Main Street Merchants Assoc. Jake will raise the parade issue next meeting.

Lincoln Blvd:  No report

Disaster Preparedness:  No report

General Plan:  No report

11) Horizon's West Status
Jake Samuel reported. Seems to be a groundswell of support for landmarking.

12) Proposed letter from OPA to BigBlueBus (BBB) regarding shuttle service
ACTION: Motion for Mary H. to incorporate following changes in her draft letter and send to to BBB:
•    Service Main Street Southbound
•    Consider counter-rotating buses along the route
•    Add discount student fares

Adjourned @ 5:50

Jan Ludwinski
Secretary, OPA

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