Fox Hills Park

Fox Hills Park

Culver City

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The City Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce the application period for 2017 Culver City Commission, Committee, and Board appointments. Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  Late applications may not be accepted.

Eighteen (18) openings are available on the following bodies: Civil Service Commission (1); Committee on Homelessness (4); Cultural Affairs Commission (2); Fiesta La Ballona (1); Landlord Tenant Mediation Board (1 Tenant, 2 Landlord, and 1 Member-at-Large); Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Area Advisory Committee (1); Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission (2); Planning Commission (2); and West Los Angeles Vector Control Board (1).

The City Council plans to interview applicants at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Appointments for these openings, are tentatively scheduled to be considered by the City Council on Monday, June 12, 2017. New appointees will be required to attend a Brown Act /AB1234 (Ethics) training on Thursday, June 29, 2017 between 6-9pm. Please save these dates if applying. The City Clerk’s Office encourages all interested persons to apply for all positions in which they have an interest.

 

For more information and to apply, please go to www.culvercity.org/serve.

For the Record……Important Additional Information Regarding Fox Hills Plaza

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The Fox Hills Plaza’s sale is presently pending escrow and it will be a while until escrow is completed and plans are submitted to the city by HSH Management.  After conversing with the HSH Management representative on March 28th, he explained that the plans he presented to the FHNA board were meant more as a conceptual plan and not something definite as of yet.   I am glad that I was able to clarify that with him.  He further went on to explain that he listened carefully to D. Wallace and myself at the previous meeting when we explained the impact that building multiple housing units would have on our neighborhood because of the multiple building projects in and around Fox Hills.  As many of you know, the planning process takes time and there will be opportunities for community input regarding any building plans, which is part of the process with development in Culver City.   

Please feel free to give us your input and we will be in touch with HSH in the next several weeks for updates.

 

Thank you.

Judi Sherman, President

Fox Hills Neighborhood Association

LATEST NEWS

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  • NEW OWNERS FOX HILLS PLAZA:  PLAN FOR A FEW HUNDRED HOUSING UNITS!

Since the Community Forum meetings held by Culver City’s Community Development Department the FHNA has been in contact with them for any new updates.  According to the Culver City Community Development Department, as of March 16, 2017, no plans have been submitted by the new property owners of the Fox Hills Plaza.    The HSH Management Company, the new owners, did reach out to the FHNA and wanted to set up a “focus group” meeting to be comprised of around 10 people from our community to obtain input as to what they would like for the property.   D. Wallace and J. Sherman met with the new property owner from HSH and their architect on March 15thto plan this meeting.  They proceeded to show us what they are proposing and are as follows:

 

  • Community Room
  • Some retail
  • A few hundred housing units
  • Approximately one parking space per unit to discourage car use  (He was informed by FHNA that the people would then just park on the streets with their extra cars and that we have been working for a long time with the Traffic Engineer to increase parking for our present residents)
  • Possible zip cars and possible shuttles

 

(The new owner also stated that CVS and Marshall’s “were not doing well”, which surprised us.  On a follow-up by D. Wallace with CVS, she was told that in fact CVS is very busy.)  

 

Although these plans have not been submitted as of March 16th we felt that it was important to bring them to the attention of our neighbors and to get your ideas, impressions and any input you have as we move forward.

 

Wallace and J. Sherman outlined the impact of developments surrounding our area to include:

 

  • Altitude Apartments ( off Howard Hughes Pkway)- 545 units
  • Milcreek ( off Howard Hughes Pkway)  – 375 units
  • Sheraton Planned Extended stay – 163 units
  • Doubletree Hotel- 4 story office building plan

 

The new owners were also informed that Fox Hills has the most density of housing in Culver City with 26 complexes/over 2800 housing units.  

 

 

 

  • CROSSWALKS/SIGNALS FOR DOVERWOOD/BRISTOL AND GVC/FOX HILLS DRIVE IS STALLED AGAIN

 

On March 9th, a conference call with Gabe Garcia, Culver City Traffic Engineer, and the FHNA board yielded little progress on getting crosswalks in the above areas mentioned due to the latest data obtained on the traffic flow in these areas.   According to Gabe the decision makers in his department are strictly “data driven” and look at only the data.   The fact of accidents and continued requests from residents are left out of the mix when it comes to decision making.  According to him if the data does not support such crosswalks, his hands are tied due to CA law.   They do plan to re-do the traffic count in September.  He did feel that with future redevelopment in the area, the traffic and pedestrians would increase.  End result, need more congestion for crosswalks to go in.

 

 

  • BIKE LANES /DECREASE LANE BETWEEN BRISTOL AND BUCKINGHAM on GVC

There is a plan to remove traffic lanes in both directions between Bristol and Buckingham on GVC, which would yield more parking, add bike lanes and calm traffic.   Calming traffic is needed because Fox Hills is being used as a short cut to get to Centinela and Slauson.    Gabe mentioned that if the new developer felt that the lanes we have now would be needed, removal of the lanes would be reversed as well.  Possible Result:  voiding of FHNA work with Traffic Engineer to gain parking for the neighborhood.  

 

 

 

  • RE-IMAGINE FOX HILLS  

According to Elaine Gerety-Warner of the Culver City Economic Development Department, talks are continuing with the property owners for this project, which is between GVC and Hannum on Bristol.   She promised to get back with us with any progress.

*** Might want to read the article from LA Times, March 2, 2017:  “LA Keeps Building Near Freeways Even Though Living Makes People Sick” – link

 

 

THAT’S ALL FOR NOW…. YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM US VERY SOON!!!!! And WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!

                           

Compiled by J. Sherman with FHNA Board.

Community Forum to answer questions about the role of local police in immigration enforcement.

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On behalf of Chief Bixby, you are invited to attend the Police Department’s Community Forum to address questions/concerns related to CCPD’s role in immigration enforcement.



March 15th, 6:00pm in the City Council Chambers



For questions regarding the Community Forum, please contact Lieutenant Dunlap (310) 253-6258.

 

Address/Location
Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232


CULVER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT REACHING OUT TO COMMUNITY WITH THE PARTNERS IN POLICING PROGRAM

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  • Each area of Culver City has a designated CCPD officer assigned to it to  best serve the citizens
  • Officer Alan Campos is assigned to the Fox Hills area- which is District 5.
  • Anything of concern is communicated to Officer Campos related to our area. He is our liaison officer.
  • We are all encouraged to report emergencies through 911 and ALL suspected problems and/ or non-emergency situations by calling 310-837-1221.  With homelessness increasing in our area, contact police if you suspect that a person is having obvious cognitive problems, (e.g.: confused, partially clothed, etc.)   CCPD will assess them for need of further intervention.
  • Crime prevention strategies are stressed by the CCPD especially to prevent   Opportunistic Crimes.  Fox Hills with its high density of vehicles and housing units make us vulnerable to these types of crimes.  Strategies include:


  1. Lock your vehicles
  2. Keep all visible items in your vehicle trunk.  (Laptops, etc.  are very tempting if seen on a car seat!)
  3. While shopping/walking- leave big purses home and opt for small purse/pockets to carry just what you need to shop.  Avoid wearing expensive jewelry as well.
  4. Use dowels for patio doors to maintain a small opening for air but to avoid a larger opening where someone can enter your unit.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings!!!-  Avoid distractions like cell phone conversations.
  6. Do not open your door to solicitors in the buildings- some are people wanting to “case” your unit.
  7. Avoid having important documents sent through the mail- use on-line if possible.
  8. To decrease package thefts:  Can request Amazon to deliver during certain timeframes when you will be home.  With UPS:  can send contact information requesting delivery times.



Officer Alan Campos reached out to the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association and on February 16th, 2017   J. Sherman and D. Wallace of the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association Board met with Officer Campos, Officer Silva and Sergeant Hernandez.  We shared information about the FHNA, our recently formed Neighborhood Watch and the Next Door Fox Hills site.   Officer Campos plans to attend our Next Neighborhood Watch meeting.  Date TBA.

CRIME UPDATES:

  • Senior Assault at Westfield, November, 2016:  A suspect has been arrested for that crime.
  • Mailbox Thefts on February 8, 2017 at 5875 and 5815 Doverwood and 5800 GVC:  A suspect has been taken into custody by the Hawthorne PD for mailbox theft in Hawthorne.   The suspect on  their security camera matched the suspect on the 5800 GVC security camera.

 

Volunteer Needed for the Homeless Count

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The Culver City Homelessness Committee is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Homeless Count, which will take place on Wednesday, January 25 beginning at 8 pm. Culver City’s Homeless Count is being conducted in coordination with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), which, beginning this year, will conduct the Count annually.

 

You can also bring canned food and toiletries, as we are collecting for the homeless.  These items will be dispensed to St. Joseph Center, Upward Bound House and Society of St. Vincent de Paul; these agencies work with the homeless in Culver City.

For more information – link

Westfield Mall

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Comment from Lt. Sam Agaiby from Culver City Police Department regarding incident,

 

Westfield Culver City Incident This Past Weekend

On January 7th at approximately 5:30 pm, Culver City PD Officers received reports of a man with a gun in the area of Westfield Mall.

Officers quickly responded to the mall and checked the parking lots, parking structures and all stores within the mall. No evidence of shots fired were located, nor was there any credible information regarding a man with a gun.

At the same time, officers began receiving calls of large group of teens fighting in the parking lot of the mall. The officers responded quickly, addressed the situation with mall security personnel and dispersed the unruly teens from the mall property.

Culver City PD is working closely with Westfield Culver City Management to explore additional security measures. We have also been deploying additional officers in and around the mall during the last several weeks and will continue to do so.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns 310) 253-6258″


Fox Hills Plaza & Reimagine Fox Hills update

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We have been getting questions regarding Fox Hills Plaza and Reimagine Fox Hills and wanted to let you know what we have been told.  It is our understanding that Fox Hills Plaza is still in escrow.  This is the reply we received from the Culver City Economic Development regarding Reimagine Fox Hills and Fox Hills Plaza:

 

 

We’ve had one meeting with the commercial property owners in the area and have another meeting scheduled with them next month.  Unfortunately we have been delayed in our efforts due to the holidays.  The owners we met with were receptive to creating a plan and we are hopeful that that we can continue to progress the discussion at our next meeting.  Once we have completed meeting with the commercial owners, our intent is to pull the residential owners back together to discuss next steps.

My understanding is that preliminary plans have been developed for the Fox Hills Plaza, but no application has been submitted at this point.  I don’t believe specific tenants were noted but it is currently proposed as a mixed use project.    Once the application is submitted, it will trigger the Planning Commission agenda placement, reviews, hearings, etc. and we will certainly let you know about that timing once it is determined.

Thanks,

Elaine

 





Santa is Coming to Fox Hills !

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Tuesday, Dec 13 – Culver City Police Officer’s Santa Sleigh Tour is coming to Fox Hills  – link.  Listen for sirens when Santa arrives, he will be making his first stop in Fox Hills around 5:15pm

  • 5625 Windsor Way
  • 5650 Sumner Way
  • Across from 5600 Kensington
  • Just east of 5815 Doverwood