Annual Meeting & Election Announcement Letter and update

If you did not receive your ballot or simply need a new business reply envelope please stop by the PVHA office at 320 Palos Verdes Drive during business hours between 8:30 and 5pm.  Please note that the office will be closed for the Holidays Friday December 23 2016 through January 2, 2017. 
Ballots are to be returned by mail using the business reply envelope provided in the Annual Meeting mailer prior to January 4th at 4:30pm, the close of voting.

 No ballots can be accepted at the PVHA office or at the Annual Meeting.  

NOTICE OF 91st ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

We invite you to the ninety-first Annual Meeting of members, to be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 8:00PM in the Council Chambers of the Palos Verdes Estates City Hall 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, Ca 90274.

The PVHA was established in 1923 to interpret and maintain the Protective Restrictions that run with the land in Palos Verdes Estates and the Miraleste area of Rancho Palos Verdes. PVHA is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a 5-person all volunteer Board of Directors. If you own real estate in PVE or Miraleste, you are a member of Palos Verdes Homes Association. Every building site has one vote in the annual election of the PVHA Board of Directors. Over 4,139 architects, designers, real estate agents, contractors, members and prospective homeowners have visited the Homes Association office since the first of the year. There have been over 1,400 plan reviews and submitted so far this year. The real estate market is still going strong, over 119 Completion and Compliance Inspection reports for homes to be sold have also been processed. All residential and commercial plans, including any modifications, are available to view. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer questions and provide a variety of invaluable information at your request. Palos Verdes Estates and Miraleste are special areas on the hill because of the dedication of PVHA.

We are proud of the heritage of the Palos Verdes Homes Association and are committed to its principles, and effective operation. Our office and staff, located adjacent to city hall, is ready to assist members with inquiries and their property improvement projects.

ENCLOSED WITH THE MAILED ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE IS THE MEMBER VERIFICATION, ELECTION BALLOT, AND A PREADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR RETURN BY MAIL.

Please do not delay! Ballots and member verifications must be received by the Inspector of Elections by the close of voting on January 4, 2017.

Your Board of Directors,

Philip J. Frengs Edward Fountain Dale Hoffman Carol Swets Carolbeth Cozen

NOTE: Candidate information can be found at pvha.org/candidates

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PVHA Appellants Opening Brief

PVHA Opening Brief re: Citizens for Enforcement of Parkland Covenants v City of Palos Verdes Estates, Et.al.

Follow this link  citizens-homes-aob-final-11-9-16  to view the PVHA Appellants opening brief regarding:

Citizens for Enforcement of Parkland Covenants v City of Palos Verdes Estates, Et.al.

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Annual Meeting and Mailing information

In November and December, members will receive Annual Meeting and election reminder cards, the PVHA Annual Meeting materials, member verification and Board of Directors election ballot.

Please help us reach a quorum required to conduct business by returning your member verification by
mail, to the address on the return mailing envelope, as soon as possible before the busy holidays.
Please keep in mind that PVHA offices will be closed for the holidays November 23 and 24,
December 25 – 29 and New Years Day 2018.

Even if you wish to abstain from voting, please return your member verification so that a quorum may be achieved. 

All ballots must be mailed to the Inspector of Elections.   No ballots can be accepted at the PVHA office or at the Annual Meeting.  

 

 

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Fall 2016 Bulletin

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Spotlight on Guest Contributor

Christine Edstrom O’Hara
On the faculty of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, professor Christine O’Hara has lectured nationally and internationally on landscape preservation and its application to sustainable landscape design and construction. Christine’s current research focuses on the California work of the Olmsted firm, especially the Olmsted Brothers, and their approach to regionalism.

In 2002 she received the Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History to study the regional design of Palos Verdes Estates and Balboa Park. From this research, the essay “The Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915: the Olmsted Brothers’ Ecological Approach to Developing a New Park Typology for the Arid West” was published in the Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians, March 2011.

Christine holds a BA from Stanford University in English and art history, a MLA from the University of Washington in landscape architecture and preservation planning, and will soon complete her PhD in landscape architecture from University of Edinburgh. She is a trustee of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.

Christine also practices landscape architecture and historic landscape restoration, specializing in the restoration and preservation of historic landscapes. She views history and contemporary design as companion ideas where history provides the framework for understanding the direction of the field of landscape architecture.

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By Right Opposition Statement

 

While the PVHA is not a political entity, proposed legislation this past year would have preempted the PVHA’s ability to protect and support the architectural character and open space that our founding fathers envisioned. AB 2788 prohibited local discretionary review of “small cell” wireless antennas, including equipment colocated on existing structures or located on new “poles, structures or non-pole structures.” Another concern, Budget Trailer bill 707, would have fast-tracked affordable housing by restricting design review, environmental review, enabling zoning changes, variances and CUPs without local input. The PVHA Board and Art Jury went on record stating opposition to AB2788 and the Budget Trailer Bill 707 as written.

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