Meeting Date: 01/31/07 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
Directions: The Museum is across the street from the Hollywood Bowl – enter
parking off of Milner (street name on east side of Highland) to the south
OR Camrose (street name on the west side of Highland) south OR via Odin (to
the north) – both turns have signal lights.
Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OFFICERS
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3516 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
January 31, 2007
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
Free parking; Handicapped accessible
Directions: The Museum is across the street from the Hollywood Bowl – enter parking off of Milner (street name on east side of Highland) to the south OR Camrose (street name on the west side of Highland) south OR via Odin (to the north) – both turns have signal lights.
The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item. Comments from the public on non-agenda and agenda items will be heard during the Public Comment Period and, within the discretion of the presiding officer of the Board, when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Agenda is posted for public review: on bulletin boards at the top and bottom of Runyon Canyon Park, and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website ww.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment (www.lacityneighborhoods.com). As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Neighborhood Council Project Coordinator at 213-485-1360 or e-mail to [email protected]
1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)
2. Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)
3. Minutes – Review and approve prior October 10, 2006 minutes (Please see attached) (Vote) (5 minutes)
4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (15 minutes)
a.) Welcome & New Board Member Update (contact information, website, training, etc.)
b.) Presentation on Board Requirements, Training, etc. by Amber Meshack, DONE Representative
c.) Appointment of Board Member to the Mayor’s Budget Process
d.) Mayor’s Budget Day – January 27 (Please see attached)
e.) Comments from Outgoing Board Members
f.) Election Report by Michael Meyer
g.) Big Sunday – April 28 & 29 (Please see attached)
h.) Area 1 Chair Position Open – Call for candidates
i.) CD4/DWP Update by Marvin Moon
5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (2 minutes)
a.) Update on Runyon Canyon Parking Lot (Please see attached)
6. Treasurer’s Report by William Bell (2 minutes)
a.) Status of 2006 financials
7. Universal City Vision Plan – Presentation by NBC Universal (30 minutes) – Board members limited to 2 minutes per question/Public limited to 1 minute per question
8. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
a.) ISSUE COMMITTEES
i.) Business Development (Thor Lee)
aa.) Motion regarding joint meeting between Area 1, Area 2, Housing and Business Development. Report by Thor Lee.
MOTION by Business Development, Area 1, Area 2, and Housing Committees that HHWNC oppose the Universal City Vision Plan proposal due to the grossly inadequate traffic and parking mitigations. The infrastructure should be in place before any permits are pulled. (Possible vote)
ii.) Housing (Paul Ramsey)
aa.) Joint Area 1, 2, 5, Housing and Business Committees Meeting on 11/27 – Mansionization/Big House Issue: Discussion, Motion and Vote. Proposal to require any proposed new house or expansion of an existing house in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area larger than 3,500 square feet presented to the HHWNC in order to receive approval/support. Michael Meyer explained that when new houses are proposed in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area, notices are posted only two weeks in advance, making it impossible to have an HHWNC area meeting, discuss the proposal, take it through the full board, and take a position on the project (a process which takes several months). Therefore, the proposal under discussion was to adopt a position that the HHWNC is opposed to any house larger than 3,500 square feet unless the project presents itself to the council and is approved before going to the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Design Review Board. Michael Meyer made the motion, and an unidentified stakeholder seconded it. Motion carried.
b.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 5 (Michael Meyer)
aa.) Highland/Franklin Intersection Project
MOTION by Area 5 that HHWNC support a request to CD4 to push LADOT to install the traffic signals from their existing stockpile and finish the paving at the Highland and Franklin intersection, rather than waiting for the new poles that will come in four months with the new pedestrian lights.
MOTION by Area 5 that HHWNC support a request to CD4 that a second offering to pay for part of the first year ‘ s cost of electricity for the Highland pedestrian lighting (total cost is $18,000 ) and I think we could offer to pay for the part in front of the Church.
ii.) Area 4 (Conrad Schoeffter – Presented by Thor Lee)
aa.) Presentation on Madame Tussaud Project – Area 4 passed the following motion: Area 4 supported the proposed Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum at 6931-6935 Hollywood Boulevard by a vote of 15:0 (2 abstentions). A joint meeting of the Business and Area 3 Committees has also approved the project. The community clearly considers this project an asset. (5 minutes)
MOTION by Area 4 that HHWNC support the proposed Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, located at 6931-6935 Hollywood Boulevard. (Possible vote)
iii.) Area 3 (Paul Woolsey)
aa.) Area 3 and Housing Issue Committee ask the Board to support the JPI Group residential project at 1724 N. Highland, a transit-oriented mixed use development of 270 apartments including 27 affordable and 8 joint live-work units. There will be 8,500 sf ground-floor retail commercial, grade level and subterranean parking with 755 spaces of which 436 are for residents, 34 for retail, and 285 for public use. (Motion and vote)
bb.) Area 3 asks the Board to support a motion requesting that the City retain and do not remove the traffic barriers, known as bollards, along Yucca Street at the intersections with Las Palmas, Cherokee, and Whitley Avenues. This is in the interest of public safety for children and seniors and also for abatement of criminal activity and congestion in Area 3. (Motion and vote)
cc.) Area 3 asks the Board to support the CUP application for Loteria Grill Restaurant at 6627-6631 Hollywood Blvd. ZA 2006-7843 CUB. The conditions include no DJ events, no outdoor amplified music, and secured parking. The applicant asks for 24-hour operations. (Please see attached) (Motion and vote)
dd.) Area 3 asks the Board to support the CUP application for Lucky Devil Restaurant already operating and entitled at 6613 Hollywood Blvd. ZA 2006-10141 CUB. The applicant wishes to have 24-hour operation with no further changes in existing CUP. (Please see attached) (Motion and vote)
ee.) Area 3 asks the Board to support a request that the Grant Parking lot on Las Palmas 1716 N. Las Palmas close and erect barriers (chains, etc.) when the Attendants leave the lot after hours or at 2 A.M. This is to abate crowd and noise problems at this lot which have become massive. (Motion and vote)
9. Update on Hollywood Central Park – Presented by Don Scott, Hollywood Chamber Board Member
City park built over the top of the Hollywood Freeway (101) starting north of the Hollywood Blvd. and continue south past Sunset Boulevard to the grounds of the new high school. The proposed 24+ acre park would be a $250 million project that would involve building a stretch of park, a pedestrian promenade, a 200′ European plaza with a bandstand and a hill with an amphitheatre over the freeway on existing public land. The proposed park is not within the HHWNC boundaries; however, its contribution will positively affect our HHWNC stakeholders.
Possible Motion and Vote to support a contribution by the HHWNC to the Chamber’s $150,000 feasibility study.
10. Hollywood Arts Council – Presentation by Nyla Arslanian (Please see attached) (Possible motion and vote)
11. Public Comments – Comments from the public on agenda items and non-agenda items within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes per speaker.
12. Other Business
PROCESS FOR RECONSIDERATION: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place immediately following the original action or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: (1) Make a Motion for Reconsideration and, if approved, (2) hear the matter and Take an Action. If the motion to reconsider an action is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: (1) A Motion for Reconsideration on the described matter and (2) a Proposed Action should the motion to reconsider be approved. A motion for reconsideration can only be made by a Board member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action taken. If a motion for reconsideration is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall all be in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
APPROVED BOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 31, 2007
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
1. Call to order by HHWNC Vice President Orrin Feldman: 6:32 p.m. Introduction to stakeholders, explanation regarding the President’s absence, and overview of the NC.
2. Roll Call: Orrin Feldman, Bruce Gorelick, Jennifer Fitzgerald, William Bell, Wayne Johansson, Deana Ruggieri, Thor Lee, Paul Ramsey, Anne Marie Lardeau, Wendy Kneedler-Senior, Terry Migliaccio, Joan Luchs, Paul Woolsey, Michael Meyer, Rick Solomon, Cheryl Holland, Kenneth Jones, and John Pogue present. Anastasia Mann, Claire Guy, and Conrad Schoeffter absent. Wilson Bell arrived late. Quorum established.
3. Approval of Minutes, October 10, 2007. (Jones/Fitzgerald) moved to accept the minutes with one name change request by Orrin Feldman. The motion carried by consensus.
4. President’s Report:
a. Introduction of local officials: City Council Member Tom La Bonge’s Chief Field Deputy Rory Fitzpatrick and Field Deputies Stacy Marble, Jeanne Chang, and Dennis Lytton. Susan Kim, the Mayor’s Director of Operations for the Central Region, and Amber Meshack, our Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) coordinator.
Susan Kim, Area Director for the Mayor’s office, talked about her role with the Neighborhood Councils and announced Big Sunday ’07 on April 28 and 29, 2007, which will be the next Mayor’s Day of Service throughout Los Angeles and the region, and that she hoped to work with HHWNC and other NCs to develop local community projects. Orrin said there are a few suggestions for HHWNC projects which he had circulated to a few board members to see if they were interested in leading HHWNC’s 07 Big Sunday projects, and that additional suggestions for projects would be welcome
b. Amber Meshack from DONE talked about the availability of orientation materials for new Board Members. She announced an upcoming training, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 with the Community Development Department. She offered to help the Board put together a retreat and provided her cell phone # for a contact: 323 273-9123 cell. Orrin Feldman credited Amber for her role in putting together the recent Budget Day at City Hall.
c. Appointment of Board Member to the Mayor’s Budget Process: Tabled.
d. Mayor’s Budget Day announcement, Jan. 27, 2007
e. Comments from Outgoing Board Members: Frank Defoe reminisced about his first HHWNC meeting, which drew three stakeholders, and how joint committee meetings now have drawn over 100 stakeholders. He reviewed several significant projects, and undertook to stay involved.
f. Election Report, Michael Meyer, the Elections Committee chair for the last election, explained that the HHWNC election took place on Dec. 9 and Dec. 11 with 113 ballots submitted for 18 candidates. There were four contested positions. Michael suggested dropping the requirement for materials in Spanish and Russian as no one requested the services of a translator at the election. He hopes the Outreach Committee will get involved next year and that they can tie the election in with an outreach event to get more people out. He noted that there is a stakeholder base of 40,000 in the NC’s area. Orrin added that another reason for the low turnout was that DONE was unable to distribute any of HHWNC’s election flyers.
g. Big Sunday: See comments above – Mayor’s office.
h. Area 1 Committee Chair Position is open by virtue of Paul Ramsey moving over to chair the Housing Committee. Orrin invited anyone interested in running for the position to submit an application to Anastasia (directly or through him) so that the position could be filled in accordance with our HHWNC provisions on filling vacancies at our next regular board meeting.
I. CD4/DWP Update: Stacy Marble, Council member Tom LaBonge, gave an update for Marvin Moon, DWP, who could not make it to the meeting. The Outpost Project is getting new cables for their electrical to handle a larger electrical load with the projected completion date, Dec. 07. Hollywood Knolls is also getting larger cables to handle greater capacity. For water improvements, DPW will have to dig up the street on Outpost. The projected completion of the water upgrade is July. Repaving will begin after that is done. Regarding last summer’s electrical outage, all the transformers have been updated or replaced. Stacy will ask Mr. Moon for an update with regard to any improvements in the Cahuenga Pass area.
On Super bowl Sunday, Tree People will oversee a tree-planting project in Runyon Canyon. Volunteers are invited from 8:30- noon. A shuttle will bring people from the parking lot at Yamashiro to Runyon Cyn’s Fuller entrance.
5. Vice President’s Report, Orrin Feldman:
a. Runyon Canyon’s South End Parking Lot: The Rec. and Parks Department adopted a mitigated negative declaration (MND) on 9/20/06 to get environmental clearance/review approval for their 60-space, 28K sq. ft. parking lot at the south end of the park, along with a relocated 16K yoga space north of the parking lot. Community opponents filed an appeal to the City Council to reconsider the Rec. and Park Board’s action adopting the MND. Rec. and Parks and the City Attorney’s office are expected to have reviewed and made comments by the end of January 2007. A final City Council report will be submitted in Feb./March for action by the City Council. Due to potential litigation, a construction start date for this project is unknown.
b. Club Ice: A Feb 13, 2007, 2 p.m. hearing is scheduled before the City Council’s Planning and Land Use to keep this Club shut down due to crime and violence concerns. The owner is appealing two conditions imposed on the facility.
6. Treasurer’s Report: William Bell, the Board’s new treasurer pledged to pay bills on time. He asked the Board to provide him with original receipts for payment. A total of $117,000 is available in the budget. The HHWNC will receive another allocation of $50,000 in March 2007. William is still trying to get financial records from the former treasurer, Gary Nestra. William will work with Amber to get the City Attorney’s assistance on this matter.
Approximately $17,000 needs to be spent by June 30th to avoid a reversion of those funds to the City. Orrin mentioned that DONE’s interim general manager had expressed strong interest in holding another Splash Bash event, which would use some or all of those funds.
7. NBC/Universal Proposal. (Board Member Jennifer Fitzgerald recused herself from the discussion due to a conflict of interest and left the meeting). Tom Smith, SVP West Coast Real Estate, NBC/Universal gave an overview of the City Vision Plan: It involves a 391-acre parcel with two jurisdictions: 75% is County, 25% is City. The project will involve 4.1 million sq. feet. Plans are to refresh the City Walk attraction, improve connections to the Metro rail site, construct a new 500-room hotel, a 100,000 sq. ft. production facility that will interact with the public, new parking, and potential new attractions. There will also be residences built, with a plan for 2,937 units: condos, buildings, and flats. The proposed plan involves demolition of over 600,000 sq ft.- 440,000 sq. ft. of new construction, sound stages, offices, and 450,000 sq. ft. of office space. Their priority is new office and postproduction space followed by seeking entitlements for City Walk for new shops and attractions. They are now in the concept stage. The projected timeframe is two to three years with their first public hearing in a year.
George Mihlestein of Latham & Watkins then addressed the issues of transportation and traffic. They have hired two consultants with expertise in transportation issues. A traffic study is six months away. They are looking for ways to improve and beautify the Barham Corridor while widening it from 4 to 6 lanes. They want to create a grade separation of Barham Blvd. from Forest Lawn, widen the bridge over the L.A River and potentially, get some other improvements moving forward in Burbank where Pass Ave. and the 134 freeway intersect. They hope to get some of these projects funded through their involvement with some of these implemented early on. They are also looking to add a southbound onramp onto the 101 freeway east of Lankershim and will be working with the MTA on getting a pedestrian tunnel built under or across Lankershim from the MTA lot. This may involve legal action. He also mentioned possible improvements to on and off ramps on the west end of the project by the bridge to relieve traffic congestion from Cahuenga. The CD 4 office is in touch with them about improvements to the 134/101 interchange. There’s a possibility of getting a west ramp off the 101 to the 134. They are also planning to construct a parallel road to Barham called “Great Road” that would run through their property from Forest Lawn Drive to Buddy Holly Way. It was also suggested for NBC/Universal to create a road that would connect Barham to Lankershim along the L.A. River on the north side of their property.
Tom added that Thomas Properties would return at another time to speak more about the impact this project will have on Lankershim Blvd. Smith and Milstein then responded to questions from the Board and stakeholders.
8. Committee Reports:
a. Issue Committees:
1. Business Development: (Thor Lee/Anne Marie Lardeau) presented a joint motion created from a meeting between Area 1, Area 2, Housing and Business Development and the Environment Beautification Committee. “That HHWNC oppose the Universal City Vision Plan proposal due to the grossly inadequate traffic and parking mitigations. The infrastructure should be in place before any permits are pulled.”
(Paul Ramsey/Ken Jones) presented a friendly amendment to table this motion and wait instead to address numerous aspects of this project with a more comprehensive motion.
Discussion on the motion included whether to keep dialogue open with NBC/Universal and Thomas Properties or to oppose it forthright due to not having infrastructure in place prior to the project’s plan for construction. While Joan Luchs said the project should be voted down and that it could come back to the Board if changes are made under a motion for reconsideration. Orrin stated that this reconsideration process rarely happens, and that it hasn’t worked all that well when HHWNC has tried to use it.
Wilson Bell called the question in favor of tabling the motion. The motion carried: 15-2-1.
2. Housing: Paul Ramsey/Michael Meyer) presented the motion from the Joint Areas 1, 2, and 5, Housing and Business Committee Meeting on 11/27/06 on Mansionization/Big House Issue. “The proposal would require any proposed new house or expansion of an existing house in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area larger than 3,500 square feet be presented to the HHWNC in order to receive the Board’s approval/support.”
Michael Meyer explained that when new houses are proposed in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area, notices are posted only two weeks in advance, making it impossible to have an HHWNC area meeting, discuss the proposal, take it through the full board, and take a position on the project (a process which takes several months). Therefore, the proposal under discussion was to adopt a position that the HHWNC is opposed to any house larger than 3,500 square feet unless the project presents itself to the council and is approved before going to the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Design Review Board.
Wilson questioned whether the Board has any authority over property owners. Orrin said HHWNC’s only authority is as an advisory board with ‘moral authority.’ Kenneth Jones asked when a developer does not provide the information, would it go on the Board’s “Do not support list”? Also, whom would this info go to?
John Pogue said he believed this motion crossed the line on what the HHWNC’s authority is. Joan Luchs was in favor of the proposal. She said it would provide more authority for NC Board Members to get their message across to the Mulholland Board. Paul Ramsey asked how people would be alerted to this motion being in existence. He pointed out that it would slow down any construction project by a minimum of three months and would provide an unnecessary burden. Paul Woolsey said that based on his experience with zoning matters, this motion would take away credibility from the HHWNC because without the process of a presentation and negotiation on each project, their opinion would have little significance.
Michael Meyer called the question: The motion failed: 2- 14-1.
b. Area Committees
Area 5: Michael Meyer
1. Highland/Franklin Intersection Project
(Michael Meyer/Joan Luchs) presented a motion, “That HHWNC support a request to CD4 to push LADOT to install the traffic signals from their existing stockpile and finish the paving at the Highland and Franklin intersection, rather than waiting for the new poles that will come in four months with the new pedestrian lights.”
Michael explained that this project has been delayed and the traffic signals have just recently been ordered. If they wait for them to come in, it could take another four months for the Highland/Franklin Intersection Project to get needed traffic signals
Jeanne Chang from CD 4, Council Member Tom LaBonge’s office, said the reason for the delay was that the traffic signal approvals took longer than expected from the City. They are working on this with DOT to get a temporary signal installed for the new lanes and a pedestrian signal.
Kenneth Jones asked whether this would require doing the work twice over – installing temporary signals, then taking those out and installing new ones when the permanent ones come in. Jeannie said this was the case.
Paul Woolsey made a friendly amendment that Highland and Franklin Place and Highland and Yucca be included in this proposal. Jeanne said that the proposal already covered a designated area and every traffic signal in that traffic area would be getting the new signals. The motion did not receive a second.
Joan Luchs called the question. Michael Meyer’s original motion carried: 15-1-1.
2. CD4 fund part of the costs for the Highland pedestrian lighting.
(Michael Meyers/Wayne Johannson) moved “That HHWNC support a request to CD4 that a second offering to pay for part of the first year ‘ s cost of electricity for the Highland pedestrian lighting (total cost is $18,000 ) and I think we could offer to pay for the part in front of the Church.”
Jeanne Chang said that property owners voted against the assessment that would have covered payment for the Pedestrian Lighting Project. She said that she thought the Bureau of Street lighting would be open to receive a donation on the project if the ballot failed, or if they, if they’re going to revote again on the lighting assessment, and if it fails again, then it might take an assessment. The reballoting will be held in April. (Wilson Bell/Kenneth Jones) moved to table the motion until April. The motion to table carried: 11-4-2.
ii. Area 4: Conrad Schoeffter, presented by Thor Lee: Madame Tussaud Wax Museum Project. (Thor Lee/Wayne Johansson) moved “That HHWNC support the proposed Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum Project located at 6931-6935 Hollywood Boulevard.”
Howard Samuels, President, Samuels & Co. Inc. gave presentation on Madame Tussauds, which will be next to the Chinese Theater on an empty site. They already have the entitlement for the project, which will include 200 subterranean parking spaces, accessible from Orange. They will build a ‘signature building’ 66′ high.
Paul Ramsey called the question. The motion carried: 15-0-1.
iii. Area 3: Paul Woolsey
(aa.) Residential mixed-use project on Highland. (Paul Woolsey/Paul Ramsey) moved, “That Area 3 and Housing Issue Committee ask the Board to support the JPI Group residential project at 1724 N. Highland, a transit-oriented mixed-use development of 270 apartments including 27 affordable and 8 joint live-work units. There will be 8,500 sq. ft. ground floor retail commercial, grade level and subterranean parking with 755 spaces of which, 436 are for residents, 34 for retail, and 285 for public use.”
Paul said this proposal would turn a parking lot into a residential project. It will require an increase in parking from 212 to 285 spaces, and will replace Burger King, but not the adjacent chinese restaurant. The location is at Yucca and Highland Thor Lee called the question: The motion carried: 14-0-1.
(bb.) To retain traffic barriers along Yucca Street. (Paul Woolsey/Wayne Johansson) presented this motion, “Area 3 asks the Board to support a motion requesting that the City retain and do not remove the traffic barriers, known as bollards, along Yucca Street at the intersections with Las Palmas, Cherokee, and Whitley Avenues. This is in the interest of public safety for children and seniors and also for abatement of criminal activity and congestion in Area 3.” Paul said the reason for the motion was that the Council Office and DOT had plans for removing the traffic barriers, which have been effective in lowering drug traffic in the area. Wayne asked if there was a report from police saying these barriers reduce crime. Orrin asked whether the bollards contribute to traffic problems. Michael Meyer suggested replacing them with something more attractive. Paul said it was important to go on record to retain the barriers in his area. Wilson Bell called the question. The motion carried: 12-0-3.
(cc.) Loteria Grill 24-hour operation permit. Terry Migliaccio recused himself from this discussion and vote, citing a conflict of interest and left the meeting; a quorum remained for the vote. (Paul Woolsey/Wilson Bell) presented the motion, “Area 3 asks the Board to support the CUP application for Loteria Grill Restaurant at 6627-6631 Hollywood Blvd. ZA 2006-7843 CUB. The conditions include no DJ events, no outdoor amplified music, and secured parking. The applicant asks for 24-hour operations.” The representative for Loteria Grill, Brandon Fincit, said the owner is requesting a 24-hour operation permit to accommodate the nightclub scene. It will not change or affect the hours they serve liquor. The owner is now located at the Farmers Market. The site is the former site of Book City Bookstore in between the Geisha House Restaurant and Mood nightclub on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. Wilson Bell called the question. The motion carried: 13-0-1.
(dd.) Lucky Devil Restaurant. (Paul Woolsey/Wilson Bell) presented the motion, “Area 3 asks the Board to support the CUP application for Lucky Devil Restaurant already operating and entitled at 6613 Hollywood Blvd. ZA 2006-10141 CUB. The applicant wishes to have 24-hour operation with no further changes in existing CUP.”
Brandon Fincit of Elizabeth Peterson Group, spoke for the project saying it is a high-end American cuisine restaurant that is currently operating. There was a question about whether alcohol sales should/would be permitted with this permit. Mr. Fincit said he could not answer that question until speaking with his client. A stakeholder said she lived in the area and would support this restaurant’s request. Wilson Bell called the question. The motion carried: 12-0-2.
ee.) Noise abatement proposal for Grant Parking. (Paul Woolsey/_______) presented the motion, “Area 3 asks the Board to support a request that the Grant Parking lot on Las Palmas 1716 N. Las Palmas close and erect barriers (chains, etc.) when the attendants leave the lot after hours or at 2 A.M. This is to abate crowd and noise problems at this lot which have become massive.” Rena Dheming made a friendly amendment that the time be changed to 2:30 a.m. saying she was the Board Member that originally wrote this motion and had requested it be presented to the Board as 2:30 or 2:45 a.m. so patrons could have time to return to their cars. She also said the motion was to say that Grant Parking adopt a policy to inform patrons that the lot would be locked after 2:30 a.m. Wilson Bell observed that other parking areas including Hollywood and Highland have a similar policy. Michael Meyers called the questions. The motion carried: 9-0-5.
9. Update on Hollywood Central Park: Tabled.
10. Hollywood Arts Council – Presentation by Nyla Arslanian: Tabled.
11. Other Business: None.
Public comments: None.
Motion to adjourn: 9:45 p.m.
-Minutes prepared by Pat Kramer, Apple One-
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