Meeting Date: 02/15/12 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Women’s Club Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea, LA 90046

Details:

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
February 15, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Woman’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Directions: South of Franklin and North of Hollywood Blvd. – Accessibility:  Building is accessible through entrance at rear door.  Parking:  Free Parking is available behind the Woman’s Club on the upper level of the parking lot.

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]

ALL ITEMS LISTED ON THIS AGENDA ARE SUBJECT TO:
POSSIBLE ACTION, INCLUDING A BOARD MOTION AND
VOTING ON THE MOTION.

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.

AGENDA
 
1. Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann

2. Roll call by Secretary, Aaron Rogers

3. Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from January 18, 2012 (Vote) (5 minutes)

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)

a. Public Official Reports
i.) Mayor’s Office – Fabiola Vilchez, Central Area Director – Budget Survey
ii.) CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge
iii.) CD5 – Jeffrey Ebenstein, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz
iv.) CD13 – Angela Motta, Field Deputy, Office of Council President Eric Garcetti
v.) 42nd District-Nicole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer
vi.) LAPD-Capt. Beatrice Girmala
b. NC Elections Update
c. Vacant Area 7 Chair position.  Posted on 12/11/11 on website. Barbara Witkin is a candidate.  VOTE. -Vacant Area 9 chair.  Posted 1/9/12 on website.
d. Decide next meeting date-March 21, 2012
e. Community business

5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (10 minutes)

a. TV/Telecommunications field visit report
b. Banana Bungalows site proposal update

6. Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer (10 minutes)

a. Approve Monthly Treasurer’s Report -FY11-12
b. Welcome Signage Committee Update

7. Secretary’s Report by Aaron Rogers (5 minutes)

a. Agenda Deadlines and Format

8. Parliamentarian’s Report by Scott Campbell (5 minutes)

9. Presentation on Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Master Plan EIR by Clint Granath, George Mihlsten and Shivaun Cooney  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE. (5 minutes)

10. Presentation by Ann Gagen of People for Livable Communities regarding Hollywood Community Plan.  (5 minutes)
 
11. Committee Reports (40 minutes)

a. ISSUE COMMITTEES
i. Report by Housing Chair (Robinson) (5 minutes)
-MOTION:  Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council to sponsor for $2500 our first Community Health Fair. This special event will encourage stakeholders to take a proactive approach to their health care. This event will provide stakeholders with free comprehensive health care information and screenings; HIV/AIDS/STD, Vision, Dental, Cancer, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, etc. Not only will free screenings be provided but information on nutrition, exercise and dental care. Activities for children will also be provided. This special event will be held in association with Hollywood United Methodist Church and UCLA’s Community Relations Office on Friday, June 29th from 10am to 2pm at Hollywood United Methodist Church.

-Mayor’s Budget Survey-2012 NCBA Co-Chair

ii. Report by Cultural Chair (Witkin)

-MOTION: Cultural Chair requests to purchase woven reusable shopping bags with HHWNC logo not to exceed total cost of $2,000.00. The bags are to be used by at events and meetings.

-MOTION: Cultural Chair requests to purchase items for LA Marathon table or tables not to exceed $350.00. Items to be purchased are cheering supplies and water for the runners.

iii. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
b. STANDING RULES AD HOC COMMITTEE-Michael Meyer (10 minutes)
i. Discussion of final revisions to the Draft Standing Rules (posted 10/20/11) followed by MOTION and VOTE.
c. HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN AD HOC COMMITTEE (Campbell)(10 minutes)
i. Report on progress.  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
d. AREA COMMITTEES
i. Report by Area 7 (or Meyer) regarding Los Angeles City Council Redistricting
-Discussion of Outpost Homeowners Association motion on Redistricting-Comments and concerns regarding the redistricting commission’s initial proposal
 
ii. Report by Area 5 Chair (Johnson, Jr.)
– Boys and Girls Clubs of Hollywood (Joint with Area 4 Chair (Dyrector)

-MOTION:  To ask the HHWNC to Contribute $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood to support its after school music program. 

BACKGROUND: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hollywood provides an after school program for kids from elementary age to High School.  In 1998, in collaboration with UCLA,  the B&G Club Hollywood started a music program.  The program has expanded over the years and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation joined in as another partner.  Today, the music program has an annual budget of $53,900 and provides 1,925 private 30 minute lessons per year.  This year, there is a budget shortfall of $10,000 and the Executive Director, Ms. Mel Culpepper has asked the HHWNC for assistance by financially supporting this program.   

-Vegas Seafood Buffet Conditional Use Application for Beer and Wine.  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.

-Chinese Theatre Conditional Use Permit for Alcohol

-MOTION: To ask the HHWNC to support the Application of the Chinese Theatres LLC for a Conditional Use Permit for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption with a food service, low key live entertainment and patron dancing for special events.

BACKGROUND: In order to be competitive with other movie theatres in the area, the Chinese 6 Multi-plex Theatre has completed extensive renovations.  Its request for this condition use permit will allow it to movie premieres receptions, wrap parties, award show banquets and other entertainment industry functions in addition to providing a complete experience for the movie patron as they will be exposed to an expanded menue dining ares and a wider varity of beverages. The new owners are all active and visible members of the Hollywood Industry and it is there intent to provide an comfortable venue where they can exhibit the finest films in the heart of Hollywood. As a result, they have asked for the support of the HHWNC in their conditional use application

iii. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)

12. 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.

13. Old Business

14. New Business

15. Adjournment

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING MINUTES

(Final Approved)

February 15, 2012
Woman’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

1. Call to order by Presiding Officer Aaron Rogers at: 6:45 p.m.

2. Roll call by Secretary, Aaron Rogers. Present: Aaron Rogers, Michael Meyer, Scott Campbell, Eric Paquette, Brian Johnson, Marcello Robinson, Alison Connell, Barbara Witkin, Nicole Carcel, Daniel Savage, Maria Rychlicki, Joyce Dyrector, Jarone Johnson Jr., and Dietrich Nelson. Quorum of 14 established. Robin Moreno arrived late. Absent: Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Terry Migliaccio, Valorie Keegan, and Donovan Ryan.

3. Minutes – (Meyer/Rychlicki) moved to approve the Board minutes from January 18, 2012 as corrected. The motion carried with 12-0-1 (Witkin).

4. President’s Report: No report as Anastasia was absent.

a. Public Official Reports
 
i.) 42nd District-Nicole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer, spoke about an upcoming Open House on March 1st, which will be on of the last to be held before the Assembly member’s term ends.

ii.) Phil Jennerjahn, Candidate for Congress, introduced himself.

b. NC Elections Update – Aaron said that DONE is looking for NCs to run their own elections. Marcello added that the City is looking to shift the financial responsibility from the City Clerk’s Office to the NCs. In March, the City Clerk will send guidelines for the elections.

c. The next HHWNC board meeting will be held on March 21, 2012.

d. Community business – Tabled.

5. Vice President’s Report: (Vice President Orrin Feldman was absent.)

a. TV/Telecommunications field visit report: Maria introduced attorney Jamie Hall, a spokesperson for the American Tower/Briar Summit project, mentioned their upcoming hearings before the Planning Commission and Hearing Officer. Maria had gone on a field visit and reported that the landscaping they are proposing as part of their permit renewal is positive.

b. Banana Bungalows’: D.S. Ventures’ site proposal for detached houses on Cahuenga West will need to go before the Mulholland Design Review Board. Jarone said the Orrin had detailed notes on the project and the next hearing process is underway though residents had not been attending the meetings. Michael briefly updated the Board on the exact location and the site’s history. Michael has heard concerns from Cahuenga Pass residents about grading and traffic. Scott expressed concern about the design quality of other D.S. Venture projects. This item was tabled for further discussion until the March meeting.

6. Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer

a. Michael summarized HHWNC’s expenses since the last board meeting. (Meyer/Campbell) moved that HHWNC approve payment of $268.00 for website maintenance work. The motion carried. He added that May 15th is the demand warrant cutoff for this fiscal year, while June 15th is the purchase card cutoff. He reviewed amounts left for the different committees. (Johnson/Nelson) moved that HHWNC accept the Treasurer’s Report for February 2012. The motion carried.

b. Welcome Signage Committee Update- Michael announced that the Ad Hoc committee met based on the previous approval of $3,000 for signage. The signs will be metal and carry the HHWNC logo, website, and various wording.

7. Secretary’s Report by Aaron Rogers: Aaron said the board roster is almost ready. He asked for agenda items to be sent to him by the Thursday before each meeting. He and Scott are setting up guidelines to be used in the wording of future motions.

8. Parliamentarian’s Report by Scott Campbell: Scott has reviewed the trainings required for board members. Four board members still need to take DONE’s Ethics training. The members include Terry Migliaccio, Daniel Savage, Jarone Johnson, Jr., and Anastasia Mann. Nicole Carcel has her certificate and will provide it to Scott.

9. Presentation on Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Master Plan EIR by Clint Granath, George Mihlsten and Shivaun Cooney. (Aaron recused himself from the discussion). Michael Meyer led the meeting. The first public hearing on the Master Plan EIR will be held in March. The development agreement will run about 40 years. (Savage/Moreno) moved to support approval of alternative Number 4. The motion carried unanimously.

10. Presentation by Jim O’Sullivan, People for Livable Communities. Jim explained that his organization is opposed to the Hollywood Community Plan as it has no mitigation and no funding attached to it. He said it will be challenged legally and they have people working on alternatives to this plan. Stephen Box of Hollywood United NC was opposed to the Plan also. He said there are no provisions for public safety, transportation or emergency plans and it is not in synch with the rest of the General Plan.

11. Vegas Seafood Buffet Conditional Use Application for Beer and Wine. Tabled.

12. Boys and Girls Clubs of Hollywood: (Jarone recused himself from this motion). Executive Director Mel Culpepper of the Boys & Girls’ Club of Hollywood spoke on behalf of this motion saying they provide an after school program for kids. They have serviced the Hollywood community for 75 years. In 1998, in collaboration with UCLA, the B&G Club of Hollywood started a music program which now offers programs to about 80 kids per day and 1,925 lessons per year to kids from elementary age to High School. The music program has an annual budget of $53,900; this year. Their budget shortfall is $10,000. (Meyer/Robinson) moved that HHWNC contribute $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood to support its after school music program. The motion carried 9-0-4.

13. Chinese Theatre Conditional Use Permit for Alcohol: Alwyn Hight Kushner, representing the Chinese Theaters, spoke on behalf of the request for a CUP. He said it was required to stay competitive with other area movie theatres. The Chinese 6 multiplex has completed extensive renovations and needs the CUP for movie premieres receptions, wrap parties, award show banquets and other entertainment industry functions. Additionally, they will offer movie patrons expanded menu dining areas with a wider variety of beverages, including cocktails, beer and wine. (Johnson/Johnson) moved, “To ask the HHWNC to support the Application of the Chinese Theatres LLC for a Conditional Use Permit for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption with a food service, low key live entertainment and patron dancing for special events.” The motion carried unanimously.

14. Committee Reports

ISSUE COMMITTEES

a. Report by Housing Chair Marcello Robinson: (Robinson/Johnson) moved that, “HHWNC sponsor for $2,500 its first Community Health Fair. This special event will encourage stakeholders to take a proactive approach to their health care. This event will provide stakeholders with free comprehensive health care information and screenings; HIV/AIDS/STD, Vision, Dental, Cancer, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, etc. Not only will free screenings be provided but information on nutrition, exercise and dental care. Activities for children will also be provided. This special event will be held in association with Hollywood United Methodist Church and UCLA’s Community Relations Office on Friday, June 29th from 10am to 2pm at Hollywood United Methodist Church.” As part of Service Plan Area 4 (Metro), he said this Service Plan Area has the highest rate of new AIDS cases in L.A. County. Children in this area have the lowest rate of healthcare while it leads the County in uninsured adults. (Robinson) then amended his motion to “up to $2,500.00.” The motion carried unanimously.
 
As HHWNC’s Budget Advocate, Marcello asked the board to fill out the new Mayor’s Budget Survey-2012.
b. Cultural Chair’s Report: (Witkin/Moreno) moved that HHWNC approve the purchase of woven, reusable shopping bags with the HHWNC logo, not to exceed total cost of $2,535.00. The bags are to be used at events and meetings.” The motion carried: 9-4-1 (Connell).

(Witkin/Johnson) moved, “That HHWNC purchase items for a L.A. Marathon table or tables not to exceed $350.00. Items to be purchased are cheering supplies and water for the runners.” The motion carried.

c. STANDING RULES AD HOC COMMITTEE: Michael Meyer reviewed the most recent revisions to the Draft Standing Rules (posted 10/20/11). (Meyer/Rychlicki) moved to approve the Standing Rules recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee. The motion carried unanimously.

d. HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN AD HOC COMMITTEE:  (Rychlicki/Connell) moved that HHWNC accept the Ad Hoc Committee’s report on the Hollywood Community Plan. Maria gave an update on issues that still need to be covered by the Community Plan including dealing with emergency evacuations and disaster planning. (Michael Meyer recused himself from this vote). Stephen Box stated his opposition to the Ad Hoc Committee’s wording. (Rychlicki) amended her motion “to include Scott’s recommendation that would add to paragraphs 4 & 5 saying HHWNC will ‘only’ support a Community Plan that mandates the Nexus, and that HHWNC will ‘only’ support a Plan that mitigates Emergency Management Services. Additionally, the two paragraphs being changed should be shifted to the top of the recommendation letter.” The motion carried to make the amendment to the original recommendation: 8-4-2 (with 1 recusal). The board then voted on the motion to add Maria’s language. The motion failed: 6-4-3 (with 1 recusal).

e. AREA COMMITTEES

i. Redistricting: Michael reported that Outpost does not support the first draft maps of the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission and showed the proposed changes submitted by Outpost. He shared Area 7’s concerns regarding the redistricting commission’s initial proposal. (Witkin/Nelson) moved that HHWNC support Michael’s map. The motion carried unanimously.

15. Vacant Area 7 Chair position: Barbara Witkin resigned her Cultural Chair seat. She then was voted to the Area 7 Chair position unanimously by the Board.

16. Board Comments: Joyce pointed out an ad for a Graffiti art class.

17. Meeting Adjourned: 9:30 p.m.

Download 02-15-12 BOD HHWNC Final Minutes

Minutes by Pat Kramer, Kelly Services.

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