Century City Chamber Updates
CENTURY CITY CHAMBER METRO UPDATES
Monday, March 26th, 2012
Please see below for ongoing information and updates about the proposed Metro stop in Century City:
3/2012: Los Angeles Business Journal: Subway Report Seeks New Location of Century City Station
3/2012: Westwood-Century City Patch: Metro Officials Support Constellation Avenue Stop for Century City
1/2012: The Source: California Geogolical Survey issues letter about LA Weekly Story
10/2011: Experts Recommend Constellation Station for Subway Project for Safety Reasons
10/2011: Zev Yaroslavsky- Fault Findings Break New Ground
8/2011: Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Subway’s Tunnel Vision
8/2011: Westside Neighborhood Council Backs Constellation Subway Station
7/2011: City Watch’s Beverly Hills Rejection of Century City Station: Embarrassing and Tiresome
6/2011: Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Keeping the Subway on Track” article
6/2011: City Watch’s “Constellation Blvd: The Subway Stops Here”
6/2011: Huffington Post’s “Rejecting Century City Subway Station Adjacent”
10/2011: Metro Board of Directors Planning & Programming Committee, Part 1: Oral report/presentation
10/2011: Metro Board of Directors Planning & Programming Committee, Part 2: Committee discussion/questions & public comment
10/2011: Metro Board of Directors Planning & Programming Committee, Part 3: News briefing
Westside Subway Extension Century City Area Station Options
Westside Subway Extension: Subway Planning in the Century City Area
Online Constellation Blvd. Subway Stop Petition
Century City Chamber Press Conference:
Post-Event Press Release
Press Conference Photos
And, on Thursday, June 9th, the Century City Chamber along with Councilmember Paul Koretz, the Century City Homeowners Alliance and the Comstock Hills Homeowners Association held its first ever Press Conference regarding the proposed metro station stop in Century City, which made the KCAL 9 Channel news:
2012 Board of Director Nominations!
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Are you a current Century City Chamber member interested in becoming more involved?
Consider joining our prestigious Board of Directors!
Participating as a Board member is a great way to network with other longstanding Chamber members,
to guide the direction of the organization each year and to gain access to prominent city, state and federal
If interested, please complete the form below and return it to us by February 24th!
(Click on the form to download the PDF; completed forms can be faxed to: 310.553.4623 and/or emailed to email@example.com)
The Century City Chamber now Accepting Nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year Awards
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
We are excited to announce that for the first time in 30 years, we will be taking nominations for our
prestigious 2012 Citizen of the Year Awards Luncheon,
held Thursday, May 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
One “Citizen of the Year” is selected in each of the following categories: Individual and Corporate.
Past Honorees have included:
John E. Anderson of TOPA Equities
Alan Rothenberg of 1st Century Bank
Tiffany & Co.
Trammell Crow Company
Universal Protection Service
And many others…
For additional information, please click on the image to download a PDF version of the 2012 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.
You may also call our office at (310) 553-2222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed Nomination Forms will be accepted until next Friday, January 20th.
New 2012 Board of Directors Executive Committee
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
The Century City Chamber recently inducted its new
2012 Board of Directors Executive Committee
at a recent January Board meeting!
Below is a list of our new 2012 Executive Committee,
appearing from left to right in the above photo:
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT:
Owen Fileti, L.A. Realty Partners
Susan Coddington, Chelsea Design Group, Inc.
Louis Dienes, TroyGould PC
DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Jean Tardy-Vallernaud, Gainsborough Capital LLC
DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Harris Sperling, HS Consulting
DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Renee Watkinson, Century Park/CBRE
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:
Samantha Martinez, Kindel Gagan
PRESIDENT & CEO:
Susan Bursk, Century City Chamber of Commerce
DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Carey Doss, ABM Industries, Inc.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:
Mark Garcia, Mark Garcia Consulting
DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Mike Holwick, Holwick Constructors, Inc.
Westwood-Century City Patch Covers a Century City Chamber Event
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Need a good read?
Check out this video & article by Westwood-Century City Patch on our Arts & Cultural Affairs Council’s 1st Appraisal Fair on 12/13!
(Click on the video below to be redirected to the Westwood-Century City Patch website)
CENTURY CITY COMMUNITY SPEAKS OUT IN FAVOR OF PROPOSED CENTURY CITY SUBWAY STATION AT CONSTELLATION AND AVENUE OF THE STARS
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
City Officials, Century City Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders and Local Homeowners Associations Come Together To Release New Radius Maps Demonstrating The Constellation Station To Be The Station With The Highest Rider Potential
Century City, Ca (June 9, 2011) – The Century City Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) was joined today by Los Angeles city officials, local business leaders, the Century City Homeowners Alliance and the nearby Comstock Hills Homeowners Association voicing their support for the proposed Constellation Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars subway station (Constellation Station) as part of the Westside Subway Extension.
“The Constellation stop is the most logical place for a Century City Station and I will continue to strongly support this project as long as Metro ensures that the issues of concern to local residents are satisfactorily addressed in future engineering studies,” said Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilman, 5th District. “I look forward to having a safe and reliable transportation alternative that will help link vital city neighborhoods and employment centers such as Westwood and Century City.”
In a combined effort, the CCCC with support from the homeowners associations conducted a study of the area’s workforce population demonstrating that the one-quarter mile radius around the Constellation Station encompasses 11,555,261 square feet of commercial space with 27,263 occupants. This represents a much greater density than either of the other proposed locations on Santa Monica Blvd.
“We feel that the public should understand the facts associated with the Constellation Station and wanted to offer up-to-date information showing the true impact of the proposed locations,” said Susan Bursk, president & CEO of the Century City Chamber of Commerce. “The bottom line is that both the business and the residential communities, those most affected, have agreed that the Century City station should be at the heart of Century City at Avenue of the Stars and Constellation, keeping it close to all major businesses and hotels.”
Bursk cites a May 12, 2011 report titled “Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America.” According to the Brookings Institution, “Transportation leaders should make access to jobs an explicit priority in their spending and service decisions, especially given the budget pressures they face. Metro leaders should coordinate strategies regarding land use, economic development and housing with transit decisions in order to ensure that transit reaches more people and more jobs efficiently.”
“The community of Comstock Hills believes the station should be in the middle of Century City where the most ridership will be achieved,” said Jan Reichmann, president of the Comstock Hills Homeowners Association. “Placing a station adjacent to the LA Country Club Golf Course on Santa Monica Blvd. or anywhere on Santa Monica Blvd. would be foolish since it would not only force employees to wait at long lights and traverse the large double lane highway, but would disrupt the constant flow of east west traffic on the very busy Boulevard.”
The radius map study was conducted by, Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc. on behalf of the Century City Chamber of Commerce and the area’s property owners and homeowner associations. The complete radius maps can be viewed at: http://www.centurycitycc.com/wp-content/themes/century-city-chamber/docs/1076_station_locations_final.pdf
Those wishing to show their support for the Constellation Station, can do so by filling out the online petition at: http://www.centurycitycc.com/subway-petition/
About The Century City Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Century City Chamber of Commerce is to promote the best interests of Century City and its membership, serving as the unifying voice for business development and civic growth, through effective communication, events and programs making Century City the preferred place to live, work, visit and shop within the City of Los Angeles. For more information, please visit, http://www.centurycitycc.com
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CITY OFFICIALS, CENTURY CITY BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES TO HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PROPOSED LOCATION OF THE CENTURY CITY SUBWAY STATION
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
CENTURY CITY CHAMBER OPPOSES REDUCTIONS AT LOS ANGELES FIRE STATION 092
Friday, May 13th, 2011
Last week, the Century City Chamber sent a letter in opposition of a Los Angeles City plan to reduce services, equipment and personnel at Fire Station 092. Below is a copy of the letter our organization sent to the City’s Finance & Budget Committee:
VIDEO FROM OUR POWER BREAKFAST WITH LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA
Monday, April 11th, 2011
If you missed our Government Affairs Council’s Power Breakfast with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last week don’t worry!!
Here is a clip of the video, courtesy of the Century City News:
(Click on the video, or click here to follow link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfrlYhiEDs)
For more information, please feel free to contact us: 310.553.2222