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FOSP Board Meeting – Thursday, January 18 – 7 PM
Mt. Olive Church, 14th & Ocean Park Blvd.

Presentations:

  1. Lindsay Barker, who serves as the City of Santa Monica’s Chief Resilience Officer, overseeing the Office of Emergency Management’s two divisions: Emergency Services & Preparedness and Public Safety Communications —  smgov.net/Departments/OEM
  2. the CLARE Foundation, which offers drug and alcohol addiction care –  clarefoundation.org

All FOSP members are encouraged to attend and participate in discussions!

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January 1 and 15 – Architectural Review Board – 7 PM – Check agenda for location —
Agendas:  https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Architectural-Review-Board/

January 5, 12, 19, 26 – SMC Planetarium shows – 8 PM – Drescher Hall, Room 223 (near elevators on the second floor)
Call 310-434-3005 or go to  www.smc.edu/eventsinfo  or  www.smc.edu/planetarium for more information. All shows subject to change or cancellation without notice.

January 8 – Disabilities Commission – 6:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street –
The Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Portals/AccessibleSM/content.aspx?id=16032

January 8 – Landmarks Commission – 7 PM – Check agenda for location –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Landmarks-Commission/

January 9 and 23 – City Council – 6:30 PM – City Hall –  
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx   
Meetings are broadcast live on City TV Channel 16.

January 10 – Commission on the Status of Women – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center –
Agendas: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31919

January 10 – Planning Commission – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Planning-Commission/

January 11 — Rent Control Board – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Current_Board_Meetings.aspx

January 13 — Classics Book Group – “Rosshalde” by Hermann Hesse — 11 AM – Fairview Library

January 15 – Arts Commission – 6:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street —
Agendas: http://www.smgov.net/portals/culture/agendas.aspx

January 16 – Compensation Study Advisory Committee
Check agenda for location and time. https://www.smgov.net/departments/council/content.aspx?id=53159

January 16 – SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM — Business Building, Rm. 117 – Pico at 17th
Agendas: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Pages/Trustees-Meeting-Information.aspx

January 17 — Commission on the Senior Community – 1:30 PM –
Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=53687097196

January 18 — SMMUSD Board of Education – 5:30 PM — District Office, 1651 16th –
Agenda: www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html
Board notes:  www.smmusd.org/BoardNotes.pdf

January 18 – Housing Commission – 4:30 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St. –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/HED/Housing_and_Redevelopment/Housing/Housing_Commission_Agendas/Housing_Commission.aspx

January 18 – Recreation & Parks Commission — 7:30 PM – Check agenda for location — 
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31987

January 22 — Airport Commission meeting – 7 PM – MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library,
601 Santa Monica Blvd. (Note change of location.) –
Agenda posted at: http://www.smgov.net/departments/airport/commission/default.aspx?id=45320

January 22 – Social Services Commission – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 2517 4th St. –
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31958

January 22 – Task Force on the Environment – 7 PM – Virginia Avenue Park, Patio Building C — 
https://www.smgov.net/Departments/Clerk/Boards_and_Commissions/Task_Force_on_the_Environment.aspx

January 23 – SMMUSD Board of Education – Budget Workshop – District Office —
Agenda:  http://www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html

January 24 – Urban Forest Task Force — 6:30 PM – Check agenda for location –
Agenda:  https://www.smgov.net/Portals/UrbanForest/content.aspx?id=18947

January 25 — Santa Monica 2018 Homeless Count — 
https://www.santamonicahomelesscount.com/

Audit Subcommittee – Santa Monica Institute Training Room, Civic Center Parking Structure,
330 Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor (Plaza Level) https://www.smgov.net/departments/council/content.aspx?id=53159

Child Care & Early Education Task Force – Regular monthly meetings are held from September to June — 1 PM – Thelma Terry Center, Virginia Avenue Park – Agenda: Current agenda is available to the public when distributed to the Task Force with past meeting minutes at:  www.santamonicacradletocareer.org 

For more information, contact: Co‐Chairs Laila Taslimi at untiledno.1school@gmail.com  and Iao Katagiri at iao@rand.org  or Natasha Kingscote, staff liaison, at: natasha.kingscote@smgov.net  

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City of Santa Monica Event Calendar:

http://calendar.smgov.net/city/eventcalendar.asp

Santa Monica Public Library Calendar:

http://smpl.org/Programs_and_Events.aspx

Library Calendar of Events for January:

https://smpl.org/uploadedFiles/Library/Programs_and_Events/January2018Calendar.pdf

Santa Monica College events:

http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Marketing/Events/Pages/Events-at-a-Glance.aspx

Morgan-Wixson Theatre — 2627 Pico Blvd. —

http://www.morgan-wixson.org/

Ruskin Group Theatre — 3000 Airport Avenue —

http://www.ruskingrouptheatre.com/

McCabe’s Concerts — 3101 Pico Blvd. —

http://www.mccabes.com/condata.html

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Reminders:

1. City of Santa Monica Government Outreach Customer Service Center:  https://www.smgov.net/sm_go.aspx

2. Policewww.SantaMonicaPD.org
   a. Non-emergency dispatch – 310-458-8491
   b. Neighborhood Resource Officer – Richard Verbeck – Richard.Verbeck@smgov.net
Phone: 424-200-0683
   c. Crime Prevention Officer – Myesha Morrison — Myesha.Morrison@smgov.net
Phone: 310-458-8421
   d. Homeless Liaison Program – Report ongoing homeless-related issues – 310-458-8953
   e. Crime mapping: http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/santamonica
   f. SMPD Community Affairs video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFScj6m8k6U&feature=youtu.be

3. Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal — A permanent prescription drop-off box is located in front of the Public Safety Facility at 333 Olympic Drive. (It looks similar to a mailbox.) For more information, call SMPD Community Affairs at 310-458-8474.

4. Eathquake Preparedness:
Office of Emergency Management: http://www.smgov.net/departments/oem/
Sign up for SMalerts at  http://www.smgov.net/Departments/OEM/Stay_Informed.aspx
 
5. Santa Monica Airport  – http://www.smgov.net/Departments/Airport/
   a. Noise Hotline – 310-458-8692
   b. Email noise complaints to: Noise@smgov.net – List date, time, your location, and complaint.
   c. Online noise complaint form: http://www.smgov.net/departments/airport/form.aspx?ekfrm=8886

6. Lost Pets – If you lose a pet or find a lost pet, contact the Animal Shelters:
   a. Santa Monica  — 1640 9th St. — 310-458-8594 — shelter@smgov.net
       http://santamonicapd.org/content.aspx?id=10427
   b. West Los Angeles — 11361 W. Pico (near Sawtelle) — 888-452-7381

Report sightings of coyotes and other invasive wildlife to the city’s Animal Shelter at shelter@smgov.net or 310-458-8594.