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Malibu Surfside News 021617

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6 | February 15, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News Planning Commission Two new faces join dais at discussion-heavy meeting Commission debates off-site valet parking for hotels, motels Lauren Coughlin, Editor Commissioners Chris Marx and Steve Uhring were fully immersed into their newfound roles Feb. 6, as the commission held a discussion-heavy regular meeting. As the two new members joined the Planning Commission, one also unexpectedly departed from her duties, Chairman John Mazza noted toward the beginning of the meeting. Owe more than $10,000 in back taxes? $50 cash back upon sign-up Commissioner Roohi Stack resigned late last month, with the City clerk receiving her resignation on Jan. 30, according to Matt Myerhoff, media information officer for the City. Myerhoff said Stack did not provide a reason for her resignation. Mayor Lou La Monte is expected to appoint a new commissioner at the Feb. 13 City Council meeting. Meanwhile, the evening’s four-person commission dug into the items at hand and also renominated Mazza as chairman and named Mikke Pierson vice chairman. One primary topic was a You don’t have to talk to the IRS, let one of our professional team members help discuss your tax problems today. We help people just like you with: BACK TAXES • WAGE GARNISHMENTS • IRS AUDITS • IRS LEVIES PENALTIES & INTEREST • PAYROLL TAXES • PROPERTY SEIZURES MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 800-359-4105 THIS IS NOT THE IRS - THIS IS A TAX RELIEF SERVICE $10K MINIMUM IN BACK TAXES zoning text amendment proposal that sought to allow all hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast establishments in the city of Malibu to apply for valet parking lots, a use which is currently not allowed. Presently, Planning Director Bonnie Blue explained that the code only allows for off-site parking that is within 300 feet of the establishment, and which provides a safe path of travel for visitors. As Pierson noted when the commission considered (and later voted down) standalone commercial parking structures in De- Please see Commission, 8 Malibu’s Adamson House (pictured) will be overseen by a new board president this year. Photo submitted Malibu Adamson House Board sees changes Martha Juede named president as Lance Simmens is voted out of role Lauren Coughlin, Editor Malibu’s Adamson House Board of Directors, along with members of the Malibu Adamson House Foundation, restructured the board during its Jan. 26 annual meeting at Malibu City Hall. Most notably, Lance Simmens, who was elected president of the Malibu Adamson House Foundation in January 2016, was removed from the board by a majority vote. According to a Feb. 4 release on behalf of the Adamson House board, “Simmens’ objectives were not congruent with the mission statement of the Malibu Adamson House Foundation.” Simmens provided the following statement to the Surfside: “It was a pleasure serving as President of the Adamson House Foundation for the past year. We made some great advances and raised the visibility of this gem in the community. Our financial position is stronger, we initiated some very positive events, embarked on a badly needed reconstruction of the property, made continuing improvements on the house, and most importantly restored a very positive working relationship with our State Parks partners. It is obvious that the membership preferred a lower key style and that is their prerogative. I wish the board continued success in the future.” During a Jan. 30 board meeting, members elected Martha Juede, who previously served as the vice president, as the new president of the foundation. Further, Jules Hershfeld was named vice president, and the board has established subcommittees in order to more efficiently distribute each member’s time and specialties. “The foundation believes these changes will bring a greater ability to fulfill its mission statement, progress the Adamson House, and continue a productive relationship with California State Parks,” the board’s release stated. “The foundation is also working to improve the parking and ingress/egress at the property, updating and creating a more interactive website, and increasing the number of foundation members.” Looking forward, Adamson House plans to welcome community members to the historical site as it hosts its Glaze-A-Tile fundraiser. It also plans to hold cultural events such as an Opera Salon. The Adamson House’s future may also hold more tours of the unique property, as a docent training class recently kicked off. News Malibu surfside news | February 15, 2017 | 7 SMMUSD Board of Education seeks district advisory committee members Applications being accepted through Feb. 24 Submitted by SMMUSD The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is currently accepting applications for openings on its district advisory committees. Applications, which are due to the district office no later than Feb. 24, can be found at DAC/pdf/DACappEngSP. pdf. Members of the public are encouraged to apply to serve on one of the following committees: Early Child Care and Development, Health and Safety, Intercultural Equity and Excellence, Special Educa- Police Reports tion, and Visual and Performing Arts. The Board of Education is scheduled to make appointments to fill committee vacancies at its March 16 regular meeting, which will be held at the district office. Membership terms are for three years; however, this first round of appointments will see terms ranging from one to three years to allow for a balance of expiring terms each year. District advisory committees provide a method whereby citizens and educators can understand better the attitudes and opinions that are held in the schoolcommunity environment. The attainment of excellence through equity focuses the work of these committees as they advise on school problems, needs, and issues from a balanced, logical, and analytic perspective, as the need arises. It is not the intention that advisory committees become policy-making bodies or that they manage or direct staff. Committees are advisory in nature only; that is, they inform, suggest, and recommend to the Board of Education. DAC members are expected to: 1. Keep excellence through equity as the primary focus 2. Recognize and respect differences of perspective and style on the committee and among staff, students, parents and/or guardians and the community 3. Conduct him/herself in a dignified and professional manner, treating everyone with civility and respect To learn more about each DAC, visit www.smmusd. org/DAC/index.html. Alleged robber nets $25K in clothes, jewelry A luxury watch and highend women’s clothing and jewelry items were stolen from a home on Zumirez Drive in Malibu, it was reported Jan. 30. The total estimated value of the missing items is $25,135. The alleged victim was out of town and reportedly discovered all of the items missing upon returning. Feb. 1 • A padlock, two mugs and a chair reportedly were vandalized at a residence on Sea Breeze Drive in Malibu. The alleged victims stated somebody broke the padlock, entered their home and broke the other items. They also stated shortly before the alleged incident, they had gotten into a conflict with someone living on the property. Jan. 26 • A rock reportedly was thrown at a door, resulting in a chip to a window at The M Malibu, located at 22541 PCH. The alleged victim stated she received a message on her voicemail from a man saying he made a reservation at the hotel, but nobody was in the front office to give him a room key. The man allegedly threatened to kick the door in if he did not receive a call back in five minutes. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Malibu Surfside News police reports are compiled from official records on file at the Los Angeles County Lost Hills/ Malibu Sheriff’s Department headquarters. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. WEEKLY NEWS IS GREAT DAILY IS BETTER! Visit for news as it happens! Follow us! @MalibuNews @MalibuSurfsideNews MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS