Meeting Date: 04/17/13 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: International Cinematographers Guild, 7755 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
April 17, 2013
6:30 pm

NEW LOCATION

International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600
7755 Sunset Blvd 
(On the corner of Sunset and Genesee Ave) 
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
April 17, 2013
6:30 pm

NEW LOCATION

International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600
7755 Sunset Blvd 
(On the corner of Sunset and Genesee Ave) 
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Directions:  East of N. Fairfax Ave and West of N. La Brea Ave of Hollywood Blvd.  Building is accessible and free parking is available in the rear from Genesee Ave. 
 
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 Kathy Bañuelos
 
3.      Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from March 20, 2013 meeting (MOTION AND VOTE) (5 minutes)
 
4.      Election for Area 5 Committee Chair
·       Candidates Jeff Zarrinnam and Carmen Azinian will be present.  Ballots will be available to stakeholders to cast their vote. 
 
5.      President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
a.      Public Official Reports

  1.  i.)  43rd Assembly District, Representative from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
  2. ii.)   50th Assembly District, Representative from the Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
  3. iii.)  Mayor’s Office – Fabiola Vilchez, Central Area Director – Budget Survey
  4. iv.)  CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge
  5. v.)   CD13 – Angela Motta, Field Deputy, Office of Council President Eric Garcetti
  6. vi.)  LAPD
  7. vii.) LAFD

b.      Candidate for City Council District 13, Mitch O’Farrell
c.       Community business
d.      Confirm next meeting date: May 15th.
 
6.      Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (10 minutes)

a.      Plum Committee Report
         i.      Discussion re application to the LA Planning Department for a conditional use permit to sell alcoholic beverages at 1708 Las Palmas, formerly known as Angels & Kings.  The owner is Adolfo Suaya, and the new operator will be HHWNC board member Vinny Laresca, who will operate it as The Rusty Mullet.  (MOTION AND VOTE)
 
7.      Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer (10 minutes)

  •  Approve Monthly Treasurer’s Report.  MOTION AND VOTE.

 
8.      Secretary’s Report by Kathy Bañuelos (5 minutes)
 
9.      Parliamentarian’s Report by Robert Mott (5 minutes)
 
10.  Committee Reports (40 minutes)
 
a.      ISSUE COMMITTEES
 
         i.      Emergency Services & Business Committees (Dietrich Nelson & Joshua Kopel)

  •    SB 635 (Leno) Alcoholic beverages: hours of sale – This bill would allow the local governing body of a county or a city and county to apply to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to authorize, with or without conditions on the licensees within those jurisdictions, the selling, giving, delivering, or purchasing of alcoholic beverages at an on-sale licensed premises between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.  (Potential MOTION AND VOTE.)

         ii.      Youth Committee (Jerry Garcia)

  •      Chaka Khan Foundation initiative to combat childhood obesity by partnering with local schools. 

        iii.      Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
 
b.      AREA COMMITTEES
         i.      Area 5 (Michael Meyer) 

  • Update on Mulholland parking situation

        ii.      Area 8 and 9 (Clive Whitcher & Maria Sussman)

  • Update re potential boundary line changes between Areas 8 and 9 and committee recommendations for Special Meeting on May 15th.

        iii.      Reports by other Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
 
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.  Old Business

  •   Discussion on whether to amend the Board Standing Rules to change the composition of the PLUM Committee to allow Area Chairs to vote on projects that are being proposed in their respective areas.  (Possible MOTION and VOTE)

13.  New Business
 
14.   Adjournment

 

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
 BOARD MEETING MINUTES
April 17, 2013
International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600
7755 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

 
 
1.      Call to order by President Anastasia Mann at 6:38 p.m.
 
2.      Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Board members present: Anastasia Mann, Kathy Bañuelos, Orrin Feldman, Michael Meyer, Jim Geoghan, Joshua Kopel, Mary Prange, Jeffrey Papes, Dietrich Nelson, Vincent Laresca, Nicole Carcel, Patricia Weber, Paul Darrigo, Barbara Witkin, and Clive Whitcher.  Quorum established. Alwyn Kushner arrived late.
 
3.      Minutes: (Papes/Geoghan) moved to accept the minutes as revised for the March 20, 2013 board meeting. The motion carried with one abstention.
 
4.      Election for Area 5 Committee Chair
·       Jeff Zarrinnam and Carmen Azinian talked about their reasons for wanting to be on the board. Carmen Azinian was elected to this position.
 
5.      President’s Report by Anastasia Mann
a.      Public Official Reports

i.)                  Bill Hacket, District Director for Assemblyman Adrian Nazarian (AD 47) gave an update on legislation involving tax credits for the film industry.
ii.)                CD4 –Anastasia announced that the meeting with Verizon regarding the pole on Mulholland Blvd. was to take place the following day.

b.     Candidate for City Council District 13, Mitch O’Farrell – John Giles appeared on Mitch’s behalf and stated that Councilmember LaBonge and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce are endorsing him. Mitch is working on trying to keep the film industry in this area.   Michael Meyer presented him with a copy of a letter from Outpost HOA to Jamie de la Vega, GM of LADOT, requesting that traffic mitigation be developed to reduce impacts of Hollywood Blvd street closures.

c.      Special Meeting: On May 15th HHWNC will hold a Special Meeting to discuss the boundary line change between Districts 8 & 9. The regular board meeting will follow.
 
6.      Vice President’s Report: Orrin Feldman announced that Michelle Hesman, who was a graduate of the First Community Garden Academy, passed away. He also spoke about a lawsuit filed by storeowners at the Crescenta Heights/Sunset shopping area. They are contesting parking charges there. He also spoke about digital billboards and renovations at the Chinese Graumann Theaters. 
 
7.      Plum Committee Report:
 
·        Board member Vinny Laresca’s application for a conditional use permit at his new restaurant, The Rusty Mullet, 1708 Las Palmas (formerly Angels & Kings).  (Kopel/Witkin) moved that HHWNC support PLUM’s recommendations that the board oppose extending proposed operating hours from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., and restricting live music to ambient non-live music but support the applicant’s request to hold Karaoke Nights. The motion carried: 11-0-2. (Laresca recused himself).
 
·        Factual Stakeholder: Orrin explained that there are on-going discussions regarding the definition of  “stakeholder” in certain NCs.   “Factual Stakeholders” are people who claim an interest in the community even though they don’t meet the original qualifications of “live, work, or own property” in the area.  Some NCs have chosen to limit factual base stakeholders from voting on certain items. The City has decided to let each NC decide this on their own by making up their own definitions.
 
8.      Treasurer’s Report: Michael Meyer reviewed the bills that have been paid stating that $11,232.00 was left in the treasury minus incoming bills. The board approved accepting the Treasurer’s report unanimously.
 
9.      Secretary’s Report by Kathy Bañuelos: None
 
10. Parliamentarian’s Report by Robert Mott: Absent.
 
11. Committee Reports
a.      ISSUE COMMITTEES
 
Emergency Services & Business Committees:
·        EMS Chair Dietrich Nelson recommended against the passage of Senate Bill 635 (Leno).  The bill would allow the local governing body of a county or a city and county to apply to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to authorize, with or without conditions on the licensees within those jurisdictions, the selling, giving, delivering, or purchasing of alcoholic beverages at on-sale licensed premises between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Dietrich shared police report info on DUI arrests in Hollywood as part of his recommendation to oppose this bill.
 
·        Business Chair Josh Kopel, owner of an establishment, which serves alcohol, stated that he polled his constituents then provided data based on the 1,200 responses received. (Nelson/Witkin) asked the board to oppose Senate Bill 635.
 
·        Board member Vince Laresca, who owns a business licensed to sell alcohol, asked the board to support SB 635.  Michael suggested he recuse himself from this discussion/vote. Anastasia asked that the discussion be tabled to research a possible conflict of interest.
 
·        (Former EMS chair) Valorie Keegan spoke against the bill (and in favor of the motion) pointing out that mass transit closes at 2 a.m. and that other communities would be at risk by drunk drivers.
 
·        Anastasia asked that this item be tabled so she could look into possible conflicts of interest with board members before a vote was taken. The motion was tabled.
 
Youth Committee (Jerry Garcia) – None.
 
b.      AREA COMMITTEES
 

  • As Outpost Homeowners Association president, Michael Meyer gave an update on commitments from LADOT on no parking signs, restriping and other measures to respond to a dangerous parking situation on Mulholland by Runyon Canyon.
  • Area 8 and 9: Clive Whitcher talked about the boundary changes proposed between Areas 8 and 9.  This item will come up on the Special Meeting on May 15th.

 
12.  Public Comments:
·        Robert Larmore and Ashley Sanchez, representing Jive Jive Entertainment (with Hard Rock Café), spoke about a five-mile marathon (CityWalk at Universal down Cahuenga to Hard Rock in Hollywood). The board expressed concern and opposition to this event due to previous problems with the Half Marathon. She will return at a later time to discuss this further.
 
·        David Carrera, a board member with Hollywood Central NC, spoke against Senate Bill 635 saying it would be a nightmare for the Hollywood residents.
 
·        Daniel Goldman asked why garbage cans are disappearing. Orrin said that it’s due to cutbacks in resources. Mr. Goldman also talked about a squatter that is causing refuse.
 
13. Old Business
a.      (Witkin/Papes) moved to amend the Board Standing Rules to change the composition of the PLUM Committee to allow Area Chairs to vote on projects that are being proposed in their respective areas. The motion carried with two abstentions.
 
14. New Business: None.
 
15.  Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.
 
 
 

Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One.
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