February 9, 2008 Meeting Summary


E-mail reminder.   Susan phoned her contact list.


Susan brought freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.


9 members


Agenda Items:

  • Ice Rink project status
  • 4th quarter crime statistics for Council District 4
  • Kaiser new-site employee parking
  • E-waste collection today, Rose Bowl parking lot I
  • PWP free residential landscaping classes
  • Association annual election planning
  • anything else attendees wish to discuss

The meeting began at 11:18 am

  • Ice Rink project status
    • Have not heard anything more since last month.
  • 4th quarter crime statistics for Council District 4
    • 4th quarter of Criminal
      Robbery Assaults Burglary Larceny-
      Motor Vehicle Theft Total
      2007 0 1 9 5 36 121 21 193
      2006 0 1 7 7 35 153 22 225
      Change N/C 0% 29% -29% 3% -21% -5% -14.2%
  • Kaiser new-site employee parking
    • Kaiser bought the building on the SW corner of Foothill and Sierra Madre Villa and is moving medical offices into the building.
    • They got permits to have valet parking into tandem spots at those times.  They also have the spaces in a small lot next to the BMW repair shop on the north side of Foothill.  That technically fulfilled the city required number of spaces for the amount of building they will initially be occupying.
    • But not even Kaiser believes that is sufficient for such busy times as flu season.
    • We were told they also made arrangements to use some Space Bank parking.  Don’t know if that is still valid given that place is reportedly being sold for redevelopment.
    • Latest we heard through rumor is that Kaiser did ask MTA about using Gold Line parking structure spaces but that was too expensive so they have reportedly made arrangements with a church 1 1/4 miles away to bus employees to the new building.
  • E-Waste collection today, Rose Bowl parking lot I, till 3 pm
  • PWP free residential landscaping classes
    • PWP web page for landscaping classes
    • Pasadena Water and Power is sponsoring free landscaping classes
    • Saturday mornings 8:30 am to noon at Eaton Canyon Nature Center
    • Each is a “3 1/2 hour comprehensive class taught by a landscape professional”
    • Class materials and continental breakfast provided
    • Can sign up for any number of the classes
      • Landscape Design Basics – Saturday February 23, 2008
      • California Friendly & Native Plants – Saturday March 1, 2008
      • Landscape Sprinkler Systems – Saturday March 15, 2008
      • Soils, Watering and Fertilizers – Saturday March 29, 2008
    • Reservations required.  Call (626) 744-3715 or e-mail: [email protected]
  • Association annual election planning
    • Annual election to be held at March 8 meeting
    • Need candidates for officers.
      • Any new volunteers?
      • Are existing officers willing to continue?
      • Need to know candidates by March 2 at the latest.
    • Will put together third annual newsletter including notice of the election and request for officer nominations.
      Suggested additional topics for updating those who haven’t been to meetings or on e-mail include ice rink, Kaiser move to nearby building, potential development of Allstate lot, updates on Pleasures status, former theater and Baker’s Square locations.
    • Need to put newsletter together and start distributing soon.
    • Would like additional volunteers for distributing it.
  • anything else attendees wish to discuss
    • Discussed the two of 28 houses built where the radio station was and how jambed together they seem.
    • Some discussion of house construction and remodeling, city codes, experiences, and observations.
    • Recently somebody dumped parking and stop signs and shopping carts on Las Lunas street.

Next meeting is March 8, 2008.

Adjourned about 12 pm