Meeting Date: 04/18/07 06:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 West Sunset Blvd. at Detroit St.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 876-2741

Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
6:00 PM
Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 West Sunset Blvd. at Detroit St.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 876-2741

Directions: Located on the Southwest corner of Sunset Blvd. and Detroit St.- one block west of La Brea Blvd. Accessibility: Building is accessible to the handicapped. Parking: Parking is available in a free off-street parking lot behind the library building as well as on street.

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]

AGENDA

1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)

2. Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)

3. Minutes – Review and approve prior March 8, 2007 minutes (Please see attached) (Vote) (5 minutes)

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
a) Committee Minutes – Reminder to all Chairs that committee meeting minutes need to be posted on the website in a timely manner – first as drafts – and then as approved.

b) SPLASH BASH 2 – Update. Event is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2007.

c) LAPD Vice Unit Alcohol Beverage Control vs. CUP Meeting Announcement. President Mann to
assign attendee for April 20th meeting. (Attachment)

d) Statement defining Standing and AdHoc Committees as pertain to Brown ACT. (Attachment)

e) Appointment of AdHoc Committee regarding Universal Vision Plan.

f) Area/Committee Meetings – Board further discussion of how to plan Committee Meetings for new board members.

5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (5 minutes) – Update of NC Congress, Big Sunday, etc. (Attachment)

6. Treasurer’s Report by William Bell (5 minutes)
a) Board resolution approving the 2006 expenditures as submitted by DONE for 2006 Audit. (Attachment)

b) Presentation of 2007-2008 Budget

7. DWP Oversight Committee Report by Claire Guy. Motion reapproval of DWP MOU Renewal. Vote. (Attachment)

8. ABC – CUB Issue – Presentation by Tricia La Belle representing the Hollywood Entertainment Community. (5 minutes)

9. PAL – Hollywood Police Activities League – Possible presentation by Officer Kelly Muniz

10. W Hollywood Residence Welcome Center by Bri Long (5 minutes)
Possible presentation to update community of project at Hollywood & Vine.

11. Hollywood Arts Council – Presentation by Nyla Arslanian (Please see attached) (Possible motion and vote)

12. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
a.) ISSUE COMMITTEES
i.) Emergency Services, Police, Fire (Anne Marie Lardeau)
aa). No Motions. Brief report by Ann Marie Lardeau.

ii.) Community Development & Outreach (Terry Migliaccio)
aa.) Update on Splash Bash 2.

iii.) Youth Development, Education & Recreational Resources (Deana Ruggieri)
aa.) No Motions. Brief report by Deana Ruggieri.

iv.) Other Issue Committees
aa.) Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)

b.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 6 (Rick Solomon)
aa. ) Area 6 of The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, which is committed to the expansion and protection of Runyon Canyon, requests the HWWNC agree to allocate $50,000 towards the purchase of approximately 18 acres of land in Curzon Canyon by the City of Los Angeles. We request that our Council Member Tom La Bonge submit a motion to the City Council as soon as possible authorizing the City to make an offer on the property. Motion and vote.

ii.) Other Area Committees
aa.) Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)

13. 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.

14. Old Business

15. New Business

16. Adjournment

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
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
6:00PM
Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

1. Call to order by President Anastasia Mann: 6:21 p.m.

2. Roll Call: Board Members present: Anastasia Mann Orrin Feldman, William Bell, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Claire Guy, Anne Marie Lardeau, Wendy Kneedler-Senior, Deana Ruggieri, Terry Migliaccio, Daniel Savage, Joan Luchs, Conrad Schoeffter, Michael Meyer, Rick Solomon, Cheryl Holland, Kenneth Jones, and John Pogue. Quorum established. Paul Ramsey and Wayne Johansson arrived later.

3. Approval of the Minutes, March 8, 2007:
Michael Meyer suggested the following corrections to the minutes:
(P. 2) Statement by Michael Meyer to be placed by “Michael Meyer supports the event, however questioned the validity of spending money to “party,”. He recommends the Council should be budgeting for some beautification projects in addition to Outreach/Splash Bash.”
(P. 3) Statement by Bruce Gorelick “advised that it was too early to discuss money in any detail…” to be replaced by “supports the budget set forth for Splash Bash 2, but it should not be limited to the amount until details and final costs in the planning stage has been established. Committee …” (Guy/Holland) moved to approve the minutes as amended. The motion carried unanimously.

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann
– Reminder to all Committee Chairs that committee meeting minutes need to be posted on the website in a timely manner as first as drafts, then as approved minutes.
– Announcement of the next SPLASH BASH 2 for Thursday, June 21, 2007.
– Anastasia announced the LAPD Vice Unit’s training session concerning restaurant and nightclub licensing rules will take place Friday, April 20, 2007. She asked for volunteers to attend. Anne Maria Lardeau said she would.
– She alerted the Board to a statement defining Standing and Ad Hoc Committees as they pertain to the Brown ACT.
– She announced the appointment of six members to a new Ad Hoc Committee to represent the Board on the Universal Vision Plan proposed development. The members will represent HHWNC but will not make any decisions on their own. The six recommended for the Board are: Daniel Savage from Area 1, Joan Luchs from Area 2, Anne Marie Lardeau from EMS, Paul Ramsey from Housing, Thor Lee from Business Development, Planning & Support and Wayne C. Johansson from Traffic, Public Transportation and Parking.
– She also recognized the need for the Board to discuss planning of Area/Committee Meetings for new board members. (this should be revised; it makes no sense yet.)

DONE rep. Amber Meshack discussed the idea of organizing a HHWNC Board retreat.
– The Congress of Neighborhoods is this Saturday, April 21, 2007 at the Bonaventure Hotel in L.A.
– East Hollywood NC has a certification hearing at L.A. City College this week.

Officer Kelly Muniz of the Hollywood Police PAL Program presented information about the work they are doing with youth outreach programs. They are in need of financial support, as they do not currently have an established base where they can meet with kids. Their work gives kids opportunities to interact in positive ways with the community. The Board discussed options for potential funding for this program.

5. Vice President’s Report, Orrin Feldman gave an update on the Congress of Neighborhoods event and encouraged attendance. Anastasia recommended Board Members attend the Ethics Training while there.
Big Sunday is next weekend. There will be a clean up at Runyon Canyon. Go to: www.bigsunday.org for the list of projects.

6. Treasurer’s Report, William Bell
(Bell/Jones) moved to approve the HHWNC 2006 expenditures as submitted by DONE for 2006 Audit. The motion carried unanimously.

William also presented a preliminary budget proposal for HHWNC’s projected 2007- 2008 budget. During discussion, Anastasia pointed out that the HHWNC’s remaining budget funds will be carried over to next year after the fiscal year ends. There was discussion about the need for more outreach and community improvement.

7. DWP Oversight Committee Report, Claire Guy presented the DWP MOU Renewal motion. (Luchs/Jones) moved to accept the DWP MOU renewal. Claire said it was important that the HHWNC approve the new MOU as the DWP would not negotiate with any NCs that don’t join the MOU and would not consult the HHWNC on any decisions if we are not a part of this. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Alcohol Beverage Commission- CUP (conditional use permit) Issue – Tricia La Belle, owner of Bordners and representing the Hollywood Entertainment Community explained the reason for this training session with the Police Vice Unit. She said that there are 58 nightclubs in her organization. The CUP is a tool that will give the Board and the club owners a boilerplate for conditions that can legally be enforced. When nightclubs violate these conditions, they can then be shut down. She encouraged the Board to attend this training session with Officer Mick Rose of the L.A. Vice Squad.

9. PAL – Hollywood Police Activities League (see above)

10. W Hollywood Residence Welcome Center by Bri Long. Possible presentation to update community of project at Hollywood & Vine. Tabled.

11. Hollywood Arts Council -Nyla Arslanian, a Board Member of the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and representing the Hollywood Arts Council spoke about her organization and its efforts to promote, nurture and support the arts in Hollywood. She talked about the annual Charlie Award, after school arts programs in seven elementary schools in the Hollywood area, their online calendar of events, their Arts roundtable and their big event, the second Sunday in August at Paramount Pictures. Since Wilson Bell, the HHWNC Cultural Arts Chair was absent, Anastasia suggested Nyla communicate with him about putting together a future proposal.

12. Committee Reports
a.) ISSUE COMMITTEES
i.) Emergency Services, Police & Fire, Anne Marie Lardeau reported that there needs to be a more effective communication network to align the community with the police for information. The Senior Lead Officer, Ralph Sanchez, has been helpful with starting Neighborhood Watches. By establishing a network and supporting emerging NW’s, they will be able to keep the community better informed so that when Lead Officers are promoted to other areas, there isn’t a gap in information. She suggested looking at the best practices of other neighborhood councils, and initiating effective communication for dissemination of crime prevention information.

ii.) Community Development & Outreach, Terry Migliaccio talked about plans for Splash Bash 2 which will take place on June 21th at the Hollywood & Highland Complex – second floor stage area. They are still contacting the other Hollywood area NCs. They plan on asking for at least $5,000 minimum funding to cost-share the event. Last year’s band is locked in. Their next Committee meeting is April 25 to delegate activities. Anastasia said they still are looking for a celebrity Emcee. She also suggested asking stakeholders to actively bring another stakeholder along. Last years attendance was approximately 2000, and 1200 new HHWNC stakeholder registrations were made. The hope is to meet or exceed those results.

iii.) Youth Development, Education & Recreational Resources Deana Ruggieri
reported that her committee, HHWNC Youth Development, Education & Recreational Resources will be overseeing a clean up at Runyon Canyon on Big Sunday, Saturday,
April 28.

iv.) Other Issue Committees: None

b.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 6, Rick Solomon presented information on a proposal to acquire approximately 20 acres of land which is adjacent to in Runyon Canyon as open space. Amy Dantzler presented the overview of the proposal which requests the HHWNC allocate $50,000 towards the purchase of the land, which is in Curzon Canyon, by the City of Los Angeles. They also asked that Council Member Tom La Bonge submit a motion to the City Council as soon as possible authorizing the City to make an offer on the property.

Amy stated that this involves a large track of privately- owned land in Runyon Canyon where there is one large house. The land and house has fallen into bankruptcy and is now being marketed to real estate developers. If it is sold, it would change the nature of the rustic area with additional high-end homes. The area now provides hiking trails. The Santa Monica Conservancy is willing to participate in this and Amy has been trying to help by raising money from private sources. So far, her group has raised in excess of half a million dollars. They have also identified funding of $2.5 million from the City. The entire tract except for the house and some additional buffer of land, would become part of Runyon Canyon Park, if the City were able to make the purchase. The property’s asking price is $12.9 million.

Anastasia suggested waiting until they can speak with DONE about this funding proposal. (Shoeffter/Guy) moved to support the proposed purchase of land in principle, subject to further investigation. And to write a letter asking Council Member Tom LaBonge to see how money can be acquired to support this motion. The motion carried unanimously.

13. Public Comments: None.

14. Old Business: None.

15. New Business: HHWNC will hold a special meeting in May around the third week. Anastasia will contact the Board with a date and location.

16. Meeting Adjourned: 8:12 p.m.

Minutes prepared by Pat Kramer, Apple One.

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