The City of Culver City released their final draft of their Hillside Development Standards Study for the R-1 Neighborhood of Culver Crest at the City Council meeting on January 22, 2018. Online comments may be submitted as well.
From City Manager John Nachbar’s Dec. 7th, 2012 bi-weekly email:
- Cranks/Tellefson Hillside Slide Repair Project Reimbursement – In late November, the City received a payment of $425,000 from the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal-EMA) for the Cranks/Tellefson hillside slide repair project. Additional money is expected from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the total of both sources expected to be approximately $1.6 million. Combined with payments that the City has already received, this brings the total assistance received by Culver City for the 2005 disaster to over $2.5 million.
- West Los Angeles College (WLAC) Demolition Bash- WLAC has informed the City that it will begin demolition of 43-year-old “temporary” buildings during the Winter break as part of its on-going campus transformation funded by voter- approved construction bonds. To mark the occasion, WLAC is planning to hold a Demolition Bash at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, December 11th. All are invited to participate in the farewell photo. Be sure to wear your favorite 1970’s and/or construction worker apparel. Get your photo taken swinging a ceremonial sledge hammer then graffiti your thank you message to these well-used buildings on one of the walls. Following the event, guests are invited to explore the dramatically renewed campus with three new LEED certified, multi-story buildings and lovely new walkways and courtyards. The new Café West is open for lunch and the adjacent expansive lawn behind the Student Services Building offers a great view of Culver City. Parking will be free in Lot #5, which is located off of Freshman Drive.
Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an international event with over 60 countries around the world participating, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts on the planet. Last year, over 67,000 volunteers from California removed 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste.
On Saturday, September 15th, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon thousands of Californians will again head down to their local beaches and inland waterways on a mission to clear the sand and water of harmful and unsightly pollution. Culver City Public Works, with the help of local community support, will be participating in the Coastal Cleanup Day on the Ballona Creek bike path.
Hosted Registration sites will be located at:
- Syd Kronenthal Park (at the bike path entrance)
- Duquesne Avenue (north of Culver City Transportation Building)
- Overland Avenue (Behind Julian Dixon Library)
- Sepulveda Boulevard (on Bike/Creek path entrance)
We are honored to have Echo Horizon School, Culver City Bike Coalition, Ballona Creek Renaissance, and Kiwanis Los Angeles host the registration sites on the Ballona Creek bike path. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and co- workers to participate with the thousands of volunteers around the world in taking a stand against ocean pollution on Coastal Cleanup Day.
See you at the Creek!
Thanks to some On Bill Financing, the street lights along Overland Blvd. have been replaced with high energy efficiency ones. From a prior bi-weekly email from City Manager John Nachbar:
On-Bill Financing – The Public Works Department’s application to participate in Southern California Edison’s On-Bill Financing program was approved by SCE. This program, which is funded by California utility customers and administered under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, allows governments and other eligible customers to finance energy efficiency projects using zero-interest loans that are paid back through the energy savings that are achieved through those projects. Staff submitted an application for $250,000 to fund the conversion of 625 street lights along arterials throughout the City to Induction lamps. Induction lamps provide high quality light with good color rendition at roughly half of the energy use of the City’s existing lamps. Staff anticipates bringing the agreement to City Council for approval in late March.
The new lamps are dark sky compliant, use about 40% less energy than the previous ones, and by virtue of the on-bill financing program with Southern California Edison, incur no up-front costs to the City of Culver City. Here is a response from Charles Herbertson, Culver City’s Director of Public Works:
I’m glad you like the new energy efficient induction lights that are going up in your neighborhood on Overland. These lights will use approximately 40% less energy than the old high pressure sodium lights that they are replacing. And, as you have probably already observed, the lights generate a much better quality light so that it is much easier to see.
The new fixtures are also night sky compliant and we are paying for them with an on-bill financing program sponsored by Southern California Edison so that there is no upfront cost to the City and the lights are paid for over time using the energy savings.