Meeting Date: 03/21/12 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

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

Details:

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

PRESIDENT:
ANASTASIA MANN

VICE-PRESIDENT:
ORRIN FELDM

SECRETARY:
Aaron Rogers

C/O Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
3516 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031

TREASURER:
MICHAEL P. MEYER

PARLIAMENTARIAN:
Scott Campbell

 

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 HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA

March 21, 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 February 15, 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
vii.) Dept. Neighborhood Empowerment-General Manager BongHwan Kim

b. NC Elections Update
c. Vacant Area 9 Chair. Posted 1/9/12 on website.  60 Day Posting Period ended on 3/10/12.
d. Vacant Area 2 Chair. Posted 2/29/12.
e. Vacant Cultural Chair. Posted 2/17/12.  Alwyn Hight Kushner is a candidate.
f. Report on Status of Campo de Cahuenga/Metro Line with CD4 & CD2 and Studio City NC 
g. Community business
h. Decide next meeting date-April 18, 2012

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

a. Briar Summit TV/Telecommunications field visit report
b. Banana Bungalows site proposal update.  TABLED FROM 2/15/12 MEETING. 
c. Jefferson Project update

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

a. Approve Monthly Treasurer’s Report
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. Committee Reports (40 minutes)
 

a. ISSUE COMMITTEES

i. Report by Outreach Chair (Carcel) on behalf of Housing Chair Robinson (5 minutes)
-Update on Community Health Fair

-L.A.C.E.R. After School Program

BACKGROUND: The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program provides middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment.

Why is the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program important to HHWNC?
– Their main office has been in the HHWNC area for the last 17 years since it was founded by Jackie Goldberg and Sharon Stricker.  It is located in area 3, on Cherokee.
– Hollywood High School students and their families live in the HHWNC
neighborhood.

-By zip codes the number of students:
90068 = 128 (completely in HHWNC)
90046 = 129 (completely in HHWNC)
90027 = 174 (partially in HHWNC)
90028 = 328 (partially in HHWNC)
Total = 759

Hollywood High enrollment averages 1,600 students.
-The funding will provide equipment that will be used for years to
come and will benefit similar number of students each year.

MOTION: Nicole Carcel, Outreach Chair moves that HHWNC support L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program by allocating up to $1000 from the Outreach or Neighborhood Purposes Grant category, section of the budget toward the purchase of 6 drum cases for the Hollywood High School Drumline

ii. Report by Emergency Services Chair (Keegan)
-Update on CPR class

iii. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)

b. AREA COMMITTEES

i. Report by Area 5 Chair (Johnson, Jr.)
-Vegas Seafood Buffet Conditional Use Application for Beer and Wine.  TABLED FROM 2/15/12 MEETING.  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.

ii. Report by Area 6 Chair (Nelson)
-1735 N. La Brea Avenue presentation

BACKGROUND:
  1735 N. La Brea Avenue presentation by Brea Homes to developed 18 condominium units on the vacant lot south of the Woman’s Club. Includes 4 density bonus units of which one unit will be set aside for Very Low Income households over a subterranean parking structure containing 36 spaces. Density bonus request to permit the four additional units (from 14 to 18), a reduction in the amount of required parking (Option 1) and to utilize one incentive to permit an increase in the building height, up to a maximum of 20%. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.

iii. Report by Area 3 Chair (Moreno)
-Yucca Gardens

BACKGROUND:  When Neeta, one of the program assistants asked the kids where did vegetables come from, they said Ralph’s.  Neeta along with the park director Jacqueline Raycraft decided that there should be a community garden for kids to grow fruits and vegetables as both a learning experience as well as providing healthy resources for the kids that can be cooked on site. The garden will be in the area that was once a dog park, but was closed due to the amount of contamination from the dogs. The city dug up and replaced all the old dirt with new dirt and now the area sits vacant.  Area 7 Committee passed motion at 3/12/12 meeting to give $100 in support of the purchase of supplies for the Yucca Community Garden.  Motion passed at meeting.  Twelve Stakeholders were in attendance.

MOTION: Area 3 is requesting that the full board supports giving $100 to purchase supplies for the Yucca Community Garden.

-Marbella Restaurant
BACKGROUND:  Lee Rabun made a presentation about the Marbella Restaurant which is owned by Mehdi Bolour. It will be a bonafide eating place operating from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week with Valet service and access by patrons will be in the rear alley which is shared with The Jefferson. There are 200 parking spaces available to the patrons of the restaurant, the same spots will be available to the general public during the daytime. There will be no dancing or loud music permitted on the patio/roof area.  Area 7 Committee passed motion to support the CUB/CUX application for Marbella Restaurant.  Motion passed at meeting 8 yes, 1 no, 1 abstention.   Twelve Stakeholders were in attendance.

MOTION: Area 3 is requesting that the full board supports the CUB/CUX application for Marbella Restaurant located at 6757 – 6765 Hollywood Boulevard.

iv. Report from Area 7 chair (Witkin)
– Presentation from Sundance Cinemas located at 8000 Sunset Blvd., formerly the Laemmle 5.  The cinemas are seeking a CUP for beer and wine in the theatre as well as the patio area.  The hours of operation are Sunday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 11:30 pm and 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 am Friday and Saturday.  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.

-Discussion regarding 1400-1414 N. Fuller, currently being occupied by four individual homes. Intracorp is looking to build a small lot subdivision of 19 individual homes.  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
 
-Report regarding the development of property at 7926-7940 Hollywood Blvd. formerly the Hollywood Regency Apartments and Hotel.  POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.

v. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)

10. 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.

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Adjournment

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING MINUTES

(Final Approved)

March 21, 2012

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

1. Call to order by Vice President, Orrin Feldman at 6:45 p.m.

2. Roll call by Secretary, Aaron Rogers. Present: Aaron Rogers, Orrin Feldman, Michael Meyer, Barbara Witkin, Nicole Carcel, Maria Rychlicki, Valorie Keegan, Jarone Johnson Jr., and Dietrich Nelson. No Quorum. Robin Moreno arrived late. Absent: Anastasia Mann, Scott Campbell, Eric Paquette, Brian Johnson, Terry Migliaccio, Marcello Robinson, Alison Connell, Joyce Dyrector, Daniel Savage, and Donovan Ryan. Since there was not a quorum present, the meeting proceeded for informational purposes only. No motions were made. All items were tabled until the next meeting.

3. Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from February 15, 2012 (Tabled)

4. Vice President Orrin Feldman gave the President’s Report:

a. Public Official Reports
 
i.) CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge thanked the board for their work on the redistricting process. She spoke about new smart parking meters in the Sunset corridor. The Hollywood Half Marathon will take place on 4/7. Route information is posted on navigatehollywood.com.

ii.) 42nd District-Nicole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer, talked about new legislation.

iii.) LAPD-Officer Nicole Montgomery (213 793-0704 cell) gave crime stats. Crime stats: theft from motor vehicles is the main crime. Also theft from construction sites. Trying to put together a Senior Lead Summit for April 24 (tentatively).

iv.) Kevin Keller, City Planner, talked about changes in the proposed update of the Hollywood Community Plan.

v.) Empower LA General Manager BongHwan Kim
spoke to the board answering questions about responsibilities and future funding. He reminded the board that their main role is to engage more stakeholders in city government and to have the government more responsive to the needs of stakeholders. All city budgets are due by April 20th. After that, recommendations will be made but the Mayor is asking for cuts from 6% – 12% (up to $6,000). A rebranding effort will be done by Empower LA. Mr. Kim also spoke about election options. Workshops will be held over the next few months to put top city executives in front of the public. May 16th is the deadline for election documents. He promised to look into the status of the reformatted bylaws submitted last summer. He apologized for the lack of up-to-date financial data on line, but attributed it to the department’s loss of most of its IT staff. He thanked the board for their service.

b. There are vacancies for Area 9 Chair and Area 2 Chair. There is also a vacancy for Cultural Chair. Alwyn Hight Kushner is a candidate.

c. Report on Status of Campo de Cahuenga/Metro Line with CD4 & CD2 and Studio City NC (redistricting issue). Michael Meyer talked about the redistricting line resolution, which the City Council passed keeping Outpost and Hollywood Heights in CD4.

d. Decide next meeting date-April 18, 2012. There was no quorum to vote on this.

5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman

a. Briar Summit TV/Telecommunications field visit report – up for renewal of license. Public hearing on April 20th. Orrin said it didn’t seem controversial.

b. Banana Bungalows site proposal update. The grading plan for the 40-something homes at 2775 Cahuenga Blvd. development was approved by a split decision by Mulholland Designed Review Board. The balance of the parcel’s six acres will be subject to a conservation easement to protect the site from additional development.

c. Jefferson Project update – This is a mixed use development which would be open until

2 a.m. Valorie said the owners changed the proposal that HHWNC previously approved. Orrin said the board might want to rescind their approval.

d. LAFD is tree trimming on Willow Glen. An arborist is going to meet Orrin to discuss this.

e. Treasurer’s Report: Michael Meyer gave an expense report. $10,283 is available for the fiscal year. He has not heard from the firm that is developing the signs for 30 welcome signs.

6. Secretary’s Report, Aaron Rogers spoke about agenda-related items.

7. Parliamentarian’s Report by Scott Campbell – Tabled.

8. Committee Reports

a. ISSUE COMMITTEES

1. Report by Outreach Chair, Nicole Carcel, said Housing Chair Robinson, Marcello Robinson could not attend but has been working on the Community Health Fair. The presentation on the L.A.C.E.R. After School Program, which was seeking $1,000 in funding, was tabled to the April meeting. There was a discussion about the procedure involved for funding this request.

2. Report by Emergency Services Chair, Valorie Keegan spoke about the February CPR class with Captain Stacy Gerlich. She said they are considering a purchase for a defibrillator for their CPR class.

b. AREA COMMITTEES

1. Report by Area 5 Chair Jarone Johnson, Jr. about the CUP for a Vegas-style Seafood Buffet to serve Beer and Wine in the space formerly occupied by the Knitting Factory, which is adjacent to the Fresh & Easy Market on Hollywood Blvd.

2. Report by Area 6 Chair Dietrich Nelson introduced a development proposed for 1735 N. La Brea Avenue for 18 condo units. Developer Michael Cohanzad of Brea Homes summarized his proposal on the vacant lot south of the Woman’s Club. Dietrich said his community unanimously voted against this project. The motion was tabled.

3. Report by Area 3 by Chair Robin Moreno: Yucca Gardens plans on building a Community Garden at the site of a former dog park. This will allow kids to grow fruits and vegetables as both a learning experience as well as providing healthy resources for the kids that can be cooked on site. Area 3 Committee passed motion at 3/12/12 meeting to give $100 in support of the purchase of supplies for the Yucca Community Garden. The motion requesting $100.00 to purchase supplies for the Yucca Community Garden was tabled.

-Jarone Johnson left the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Dietrich Nelson left at 8:16 p.m.

Marbella Restaurant: MOTION: Area 3 is requesting that the full board supports the CUB/CUX application for Marbella Restaurant located at 6757 – 6765 Hollywood Boulevard. Tabled.

Report from Area 7 Chair: Tina Choi gave a presentation on Sundance Cinemas located at 8000 Sunset Blvd., formerly the Laemmle 5. The cinemas are seeking a CUP for beer and wine in the theatre as well as the patio area. The hours of operation would be Sunday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 12:30 am and 10:00 am to 2:00 am Friday and Saturday.

Maria Rychlicki left at 8:25 p.m.

9. Public Comments – Paul Darrigo asked about the DAWS program which would appoint liaisons to the NCs for the Department of Animal Welfare Services. He gave a report on his RACO program with DAS.

10. Old Business: None.

11. New Business: None.

12. Adjournment: 8:45 p.m.

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-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Kelly Services-

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