Meeting Date: 05/18/11 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Women’s Club of Hollywood

Details:

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA

May 18, 2011
6:30 pm

Women’s Club of Hollywood – Hospitality House
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 Women’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 Acting Secretary, Aaron Rogers

3. Minutes – Review and approve minutes from April 3, 2011 and April 20, 2011 (see attachment) (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 – Nichole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer
vi.) LAPD – Capt. Girmala-Report on La Brea homicide
 
b. Posted open positions for Secretary, Area 7 chair and Outreach chair.  Nichole Carcel has declared her candidacy for Outreach Chair.

c. Decide next meeting date:  June 15, 2011 or June 22, 2011.
 

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

i. Los Angeles County Redistricting Review-

Background Information:  Los Angeles County’s Boundary Review Committee is considering whether the LA County Supervisors’ districts should be redrawn in light of the 2010 U.S. census results. 
 
I am asking HHWNC’s board to support a resolution recommending to the County’s Boundary Review Committee that the boundaries for our County Supervisor’s seat should not be redrawn in any significant manner because our current district serves HHWNC’s stakeholders quite well.   The idea is to ask our neighborhood council to pass a motion asking that our district be left as it to the extent that is possible given how districts are redrawn following every U.S. Census, like the 2010 Census, and that HHWNC’s entire area shall stay in the Third Supervisorial District.
 
Our current County Supervisor is Zev Yaroslavsky.  Supervisor Yaroslavsky is term limited to his current term, which means that no incumbent or any candidate would be favored by this motion.
 
We live in the LA County’s Third Supervisorial District.  You can see the current districts as well as proposed redistricting schemes by going to the www.lacounty.gov website, and following the relevant links there. 
 

Motion:  Following every federal census, such as the 2010 US Census, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ districts are evaluated and redrawn.  Given that the Third Supervisorial District includes the area from Malibu to Griffith Park, including the bulk of the San Fernando Valley, all of the Santa Monica Mountains’ hillside communities and downtown Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council recommends to the County’s Boundary Review Committee that (i) the Third Supervisorial District’s borders be left intact as much as possible, and (ii) the HHWNC’s entire area shall stay in the Third Supervisorial District.  The Third Supervisorial District is a cohesive, compact area which aligns our HHWNC’s interests and concerns with those of most of our neighboring communities, including West Hollywood, Studio City and North Hollywood which are included in the Third Supervisorial District.

ii. Pothole-filling Project

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

7. Parliamentarian, Aaron Rogers

a. Revised bylaws submitted to City on 5/10/11

8. Report on Draft EIR for Hollywood from Town Hall meeting on 5/16/11.

a. Discuss possible motion based on information from the Town Hall meeting.

9. Committee Reports (20 minutes)

a. STANDING RULES AD HOC COMMITTEE-Report from Michael Meyer, Chair

b. AREA COMMITTEES
 

i. Area 5 – OUTPOST/CAHUENGA WEST – Jarone Johnson, Jr.
 
• Tabled item from  4-20-11 meeting regarding tour buses and increased cooperation with LAPD
• Report on Slow Down Signage-Robin Moreno
ii. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)

c. ISSUE COMMITTEES

i. 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. Next Meeting

14. Adjournment

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING MINUTES – DRAFT

May 18, 2011

Women’s Club of Hollywood – Hospitality House
1749 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

1. Call to order at 6:40 p.m. by HHWNC President Anastasia Mann

Roll call by Acting Secretary, Aaron Rogers: Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Michael Meyer, Aaron Rogers, Eric Paquette, Maria Rychlicki, Marcello Robinson, Valorie Keegan, Barbara Witkin, Robin Moreno, Brian Johnson, Bryce Lowery, Joyce Dyrector, and Dietrich Nelson.  Jonathan Sweet and Daniel Savage arrived late.  Absent: Terry Migliaccio, Alison Connell, Donovan Ryan, Rebecca Arce, and Jarone Johnson Jr.

2. Minutes – (Meyer/Feldman) moved that HHWNC approve the minutes from the April 3rd Special Meeting.  The motion carried unanimously.  (Johnson/Witkin) moved to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from April 20, 2011 as corrected.  The motion carried unanimously.

3. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann reported that three board seats remain open due to resignations by Khaled Kaawar (Recording Secretary) and Rebecca Arce (Area 7) plus the vacant board seat for Outreach.  Nichole Carcel from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer, has come forward as a candidate for the Outreach seat.  Additionally, Scott Campbell said he would be willing to join the board but did not want to take the Recording Secretary position.

Anastasia stated that the next board meeting was going to be June 15.  However since the vacancy for Outreach must be posted for 60 days, she suggested that postponing the meeting until June 22.  (Keegan/Nelson) moved to change the date for the next HHWNC board meeting to June 22. 

LAPD-Capt. Beatrice Girmala-reported on the April 17th La Brea homicide at Black Hole Productions, a company that produces rap artists.  At a Snoop Dog CD release party, members of the Mob Piru Gang shot a 24-year old man who had tried to get away from gang life.  Nine suspects were arrested. It is believed that five of the suspects shot the man.  An Australian bystander was also shot but survived.  She also commented on the investigation of a party bus shoot in January for which an arrest has been made.

4. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman:
Los Angeles County Redistricting Review:
Due to the results of the 2010 U.S. Census, Orrin stated that the County is considering ways to divide the County Supervisor districts.  HHWNC is presently in the 3rd District where County Supervisor is Zev Yaroslavsky is finishing his last term.  Info on the redistricting proposals is posted at: www.lacounty.gov

(Feldman/Johnson) presented the motion: “Following every federal census, such as the 2010 US Census, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ districts are evaluated and redrawn.  Given that the Third Supervisorial District includes the area from Malibu to Griffith Park, including the bulk of the San Fernando Valley, all of the Santa Monica Mountains’ hillside communities and downtown Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council recommends to the County’s Boundary Review Committee that (i) the Third Supervisorial District’s borders be left intact as much as possible, and (ii) the HHWNC’s entire area shall stay in the Third Supervisorial District.  The Third Supervisorial District is a cohesive, compact area which aligns our HHWNC’s interests and concerns with those of most of our neighboring communities, including West Hollywood,Studio City and North Hollywood which are included in the Third Supervisorial District.”  The motion carried unanimously.

Pothole-filling Project:  Orrin asked the board members to suggest locations for 10 – 20 potholes in the community for the June 4 – 5, 2011 project. 

5. Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer noted that there is $2,000 left on the HHWNC credit card for expenditures made in this fiscal year.  The cut-off date for using it is June 15th.  He reviewed the expenses and payments made since the last meeting.  The $500.00 allocated at last month’s meeting for the Congress of NCs was passed based on it being taken out of the current fiscal year’s budget.  DONE has told him that they will not be able to pay it by that time, so the budget item was withdrawn.  He discussed the proposal from last month for getting signage at $5,500 with the HHWNC logo on it. 

Capt. Beatrice Girmala requested several items for the LAPD Hollywood Division Vice Squad totaling about $700.00.  The list included: several, hand counters for the clubs, three ultraviolet flashlights, a blue tooth laptop adaptor for nighttime surveillance, two flip video cameras, and two, digital cameras to document cases. (Keegan/Witkin) moved that the Treasurer allocate funds for the items requested by the LAPD Hollywood Division.  The motion carried 13-1-0.  (Feldman/Witkin) moved that HHWNC approve the Treasurer’s report.  The motion carried unanimously. 

6. Parliamentarian, Aaron Rogers stated that he submitted the revised bylaws to the o City on 5/10/11.  Anastasia thanked him for taking on the role of temporary Secretary in addition to serving as Parliamentarian.

7. Report on Draft EIR for Hollywood from Town Hall meeting on 5/16/11.
Anastasia reviewed what took place at this event emphasizing that several developments are trying to come into the Hollywood area and if allowed, they would greatly increase density.  Specifically, the Barham/Cahuenga Pass proposal and the Sunset/Vine development proposals.  June 1st is the deadline to submit comments on the Draft EIR for Hollywood.  (Sweet/Dyrector) moved that an Ad Hoc committee be created of up to five members to draft a letter to City Planning by June 1st, 2011.  Anastasia appointed Maria to chair the Ad Hoc Draft EIR Hollywood Committee with committee members Daniel, Eric, Bryce and Michael.  Daniel suggested that any Area and Issue Chairs, not attending this meeting, be notified to get their comments to the Ad Hoc Committee by the following Wednesday.  A meeting was set for May 26th, 2011 to discuss the Draft EIR and budget items.  The next meeting HHWNC board meeting will take place on June 22 to vote on the Outreach Chair.

8. Committee Reports

a. STANDING RULES AD HOC COMMITTEE: Chairperson Michael Meyer reported that the committee has identified a few things that require Standing Rules.  He asked the board to let him know if there are any other issues requiring standing rules.

8:15 p.m. Anastasia left the meeting and VP Orrin Feldman took the gavel.

b. AREA COMMITTEES

i. Area 5 – OUTPOST/CAHUENGA WEST – Jarone Johnson, Jr.
 

1. Tabled item from 4-20-11 meeting regarding tour buses and increased cooperation with LAPD.  Tabled.

2. Report on Slow Down Signage-Robin Moreno reported that she has talked to LADOT regarding purchasing signs for this area.  They told her that if there is a City Seal in the logo it will be easier to get the signs posted.

ii.  Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance – Area 6, Dietrich talked about a meeting between Vista Street residents, homeowners from Nichols Canyon and CD4, regarding concerns about Vista. 

c. ISSUE COMMITTEES

Emergency Services – Valorie spoke about an upcoming event.

Traffic Committee – Eric Paquette attended a Traffic meeting and reported on his findings from street services which would like a list of the Top 5 issues of concern for DOT and Street Services. 

9. Public Comments – 42nd District-Nichole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer talked about the Job Fair to be held on Friday, May 20th, 2011.  New figures have been released on the City’s budget deficit which is lower than previously quoted.  Nichole looks forward to serving as the Outreach chair on the board.

10. Old Business – None.

11. New Business – None.

12. Adjournment at 8:38 p.m.

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-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Kelly Services

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