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FOSP Board Meeting – Thursday, February 15 – 7 PM
Mt. Olive Church parish hall, 14th & Ocean Park Blvd.


  • Richard Verbeck, SMPD Neighborhood Resource Officer, and
  • Myesha Morrison, SMPD Crime Prevention Coordinator, will discuss crime trends in the Sunset Park neighborhood.
  • Mary Marlow, from the Santa Monica Transparency Project (http://www.santamonicatransparency.org/), will discuss the “Term Limits for City Councilmembers” Initiative which has been filed with the Santa Monica City Clerk.


February 13 – City Council – 6:30 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx 
Meetings are broadcast live on CityTV Channel 16.

February 14 – Commission on the Status of Women – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center –
Agendas: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31919

February 15 – 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

February 15 and March 1 — 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

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

February 15 – Recreation & Parks Commission — 7:30 PM – City Hall
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31987

February 17 – LA Opera Multimedia Talk: “Orpheus & Eurydice” by Gluck (in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet) — 3 PM –
MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. — Shattered from the sudden death of his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus descends into the underworld in a courageous effort to reunite with his muse.

February 19 – Architectural Review Board – 7 PM – Check agenda for location
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Architectural-Review-Board/

February 21(?) — Child Care & Early Education Task Force
Regular monthly meetings are apparently held from September to June — 1 PM – Thelma Terry Center, Virginia Avenue Park, perhaps on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, but the date of the February meeting is not posted.
Agenda: Not available before the meeting.
Date of the next meeting: Not posted.
Most recent minutes posted: October 2017
Co‐Chairs: Laila Taslimi at untitledno.1school@gmail.com  and Iao Katagiri at iao@rand.org
City staff liaison: natasha.kingscote@smgov.net

February 21 — Commission for the Senior Community – 1:30 PM –
Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street –
Agenda:  https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=53687097196

February 21 – Planning Commission — Appeal of a project at 1128 Ocean Park Blvd.
The application for a Minor Use Permit to install commercial antennae in an R3 residential district was denied by the Zoning Administrator on 11/28/17. The applicant (the company that wants to install the antennae) is appealing the Zoning Administrator’s denial to the Planning Commission.

February 24 – “Spring & Summer Gardening in Southern California”– 2 PM – Fairview Library

February 26 — Airport Commission meeting – 7 PM – City Hall
Agenda posted at: http://www.smgov.net/departments/airport/commission/default.aspx?id=45320

February 26 – Social Services Commission – 7 PM – Ken Edwards Center, 2517 4th St.
Agenda: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=31958

February 26 – Task Force on the Environment – 7 PM – Virginia Avenue Park, Patio Building C

February 27 – City Council – 6:30 PM – City Hall –
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx 
Meetings are broadcast live on CityTV Channel 16.

February 27 – “Reduce Social Anxiety” – 6:30 PM – Fairview Library

February 28 – Film: “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” – 7 PM –
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave. — Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage.
WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

February 28 — Audit Subcommittee –
Joint meeting with the Compensation Study Advisory Committee. See agenda for time and location.
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/departments/council/content.aspx?id=53159

March 28 — Urban Forest Task Force — 6:30 PM – See agenda for location.
Agenda: https://www.smgov.net/Portals/UrbanForest/content.aspx?id=18947


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Santa Monica College events:


McCabe’s Concerts — 3101 Pico Blvd. —


Morgan-Wixson Theatre — 2627 Pico Blvd. —


Ruskin Group Theatre — 3000 Airport Avenue —




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. Santa Monica Collegewww.smc.edu – 310-434-4000  
    1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90405
    SMC Police Departmenthttp://www.smc.edu/StudentServices/police/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx
    1718 Pearl Street
    Non-Emergency Calls: (310) 434-4608
    Emergency Calls: (310) 434-4300 or 9-1-1
    Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 AM to 8 AM.  Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM
    Email: smcpd@smc.edu (Tips or Comments)

7. 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
   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.