Meeting Date: 05/24/07 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(South of Franklin and North of Hollywood Blvd.- West side of street)

Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
May 24, 2007
6:30pm
Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Directions: Directions: South of Franklin and North of Hollywood Blvd. – West side of the street. Accessibility: Building is accessible to the handicapped. Entrance at rear door. Parking: Parking is available in a free off-street parking lot behind the building.

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

AGENDA

1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)

2. Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)

3. Minutes – Review and approve prior April 18, 2007 minutes (Please see attached) (Vote) (5 minutes)

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
a) Andy Ulloa update on Magic Castle/Yamashiro property sale status (5 minutes)

b) City Council Offices Report
aa.) CD 4 – Presentation by Rory Fitzpatrick

bb.) CD 13 – Helen Leung for Council Member Eric Garcetti

cc.) CD 5 – James Pullen for Council member Jack Weiss

c) The Chair entertains a motion that the HHWNC board extends a formal thank you to the Firefighters of Los Angeles for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of our community during the recent fires in the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park. (VOTE)

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

6. Treasurer’s Report by William Bell (5 minutes)

7. Bureau of Sanitation – Presentation by Ahmad Ghanem (10 minutes)

8. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
a.) ISSUE COMMITTEES
i.) Community Development & Outreach (Terry Migliaccio)
aa.) Update on Splash Bash 2.

ii.) Youth Development, Education & Recreational Resources – Deana Ruggieri – Absentia
aa.) No Motions. Brief report on Big Sunday effort (See Attachment)

iii.) Emergency Services, Police & Fire (Anne Marie Lardeau) (See Attachment)
aa.) The Committee agreed that increasing the number of Neighborhood Watches in HHWNC area should be a goal. (Possible motion and vote)
The committee unanimously passed the following motion and is asking the HHWNC Board to endorse it: “Motion to request that HHWNC sponsor the cost of new Neighborhood Watch signs within its area.” (Motion and Vote)

bb.) The Committee supports reaching out to other Hollywood Neighborhood Councils to fund Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology in Hollywood Division. Information about ALPR is available in the Board’s Agenda package. (Possible motion and vote)
The committee unanimously passed the following motion and is asking the HHWNC Board to endorse it: “Motion to request that HHWNC sponsor up to $10,000 for Automatic License Plate Recognition and work in partnership with other Hollywood NCs to achieve the goal of bringing ALPR to LAPD Hollywood Division. A commitment to keep this locally funded equipment in Hollywood would be needed.” (Motion and Vote)

cc.) The Committee agreed that increasing the number of CERT trained HHWNC stakeholders should be a goal. (Possible motion and vote)
The committee unanimously passed the following motion and is asking the HHWNC Board to endorse it: “Motion that HHWNC help publicize upcoming CERT trainings that are offered close to our area.” Specifically, the committee is requesting that the general HHWNC email list be used under signature of the President or Vice-President to publicize the availability of CERT training offered close to our area. (Motion and Vote)

iv) Infrastructure, Public & Regulated Resources & Services (Claire Guy)
aa.) Revised Mission Statement (See Attachment)

v.) Ad Hoc Committee Report regarding NBC/Universal City and Thomas
Properties Projects from May 22, 2007 meeting (Joan Luchs, Chair)

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

b.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 3 (Paul Woolsey)
aa.) The area 3 and business planning committees ask the board to support the supper club project for the vogue theater on Hollywood Blvd. with the attached volunteered conditions and especially the added condition of a valet stand in front of the establishment. (Possible Motion and Vote.)

bb.) The Board is asked to support increased funding for ABC enforcement by both Los Angeles City in regards to the LAPD and The State of California for The Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to improve field enforcement resources. (Possible Motion and Vote.)

cc.) The Board is asked to designate Public and Corporate awareness of the need to support and restore the Hollywood Christmas Parade as one of the stated goals of the 2007 Splash-Bash at Hollywood and Highland and to ask the other Neighborhood Councils in Hollywood to join us in this. (Possible Motion and Vote.)

ii.) Area 9 (John Pogue)
aa.) Committee update on Laurel Canyon widening.

bb.) SW Corner of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland MRCA option towards purchase.

iii.) Area 2 & Housing Committees Joint Update (Joan Luchs/Paul Ramsey)
aa.) That the HHWNC board support and approve the 7153 and 7159 Woodrow Wilson plans as submitted. (Motion and Vote)

bb.) That the HHWNC board supports the “conditional denial” of 3000 Passmore Drive unless the following conditions are met.
1.) Provide a wet stamped and signed topographic survey of site by a licensed Surveyor.
2.) Superimpose the proposed addition on original accurate site plans by a licensed Surveyor.
3.) Obtain oak tree report and apply for Oak Tree Permit
4.) Present new plans, new survey and Oak Tree Report before the Area 2 and Housing Committees of HHWNC for review and approval. (Motion and Vote)

cc.) That the HHWNC board disapproves the project located at 7218 Sunnydip Trail at 3.700 sq. ft. (Motion and Vote)

dd.) That the HHWNC board supports the appeal filed to the South Valley Area
Planning Commission regarding the disapproval and denial of 7218 Sunnydip Trail at 3,700 sq. ft. (Motion and Vote)

ee.) That HHWNC board writes a letter to Councilman LaBonge that includes the following:
1.) Requesting that Sunnydip Trail be reconstructed and improved to a width
that meets Standard safety and access conditions within the next
12 months.
2.) Request that a mandate and enforcement of limits for the weight of all trucks using Sunnydip and Oakpoint Trails be limited to no more than 15,000 lbs.
3.) Request for a hearing within 30 days with Building and Safety as well as Public Works to review and come up with a plan regarding the ongoing (last 20 years) unsafe conditions on Sunnydip Tr. that are jeopardizing community safety and access.
4.) That Councilman LaBonge writes a letter to Building and Safety requesting their enforcement of an existing ordinance which requires public hearings for all building permit applications where the width of the street is improved to less than 20 ft. (Motion and Vote)

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. Extended from previous meeting.)

ii.) Other Area Committees
aa.) 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

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
Thursday, May 24, 2007
6:30 pm
Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045

1. Call to order by President Anastasia Mann: 6:38 pm

2. Roll Call: Board Members present: Anastasia Mann,
Orrin Feldman, Bruce Gorelick, Paul Woolsey, Claire Guy, Anne Marie Lardeau, Wendy Kneedler-Senior, Terry Migliaccio, Conrad Schoeffter, Michael Meyer, Cheryl Holland, Kenneth Jones, Paul Ramsey, Wayne Johansson, Thor Lee, Daniel Savage, Rick Solomon

Not in attendance:
Jennifer Fitzgerald, Joan Luchs, John Pogue, William Bell

3. Approval of Minutes, May 24, 2007:
a) (P. 1-Item 4 “President’s Report,” bullet #5 contains a blank. The paragraph should include the name Wayne Johanson and should read; “She announced the appointment of six members to a new Ad Hoc Committee to represent the Board of 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, Wayne Johanson from Planning & Support
b) Terry Migliaccio motioned that the revised minutes be accepted; Ken Jones seconded the motion. A unanimous vote of the Board approved the April 18th minutes.

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann
a) Andy Ulloa update on Magic Castle/Yamashiro property sale (Not in attendance)

b) City Council Offices Report

aa.) CD4 – Presentation by Rory Fitzpatrick (Not present)
bb.) CD 13 – Helen Leung for Council Member Eric Garcetti.
i. A left turn sign installed at Hollywood and Highland
ii. Following sites have been reported as “nuisance locations”
– North Hollywood and Cahuenga
– Vogue Theatre
– Park
– Graffiti
i. Drug Free Communities Initiative – purpose to build upon Hollywood’s existing partnerships and network of services to improve the condition and status of youth and pressure to use drugs and alcohol.
ii. Habitat for Humanity – A Brush with Kindness Project
iii. Workshop and training – Planning 102, June 16, 9:30am-1:30pm at Will & Ariel Durant Library, 7140 W Sunset Blvd, (323) 876-2741
iv. Department of City Planning Workshop, June 14 – On the use of Planning’s web based system
v.

cc.) CD 5 – James Pullen for Council member Jack Weiss (Not in attendance)

5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman
a. Event that featured the site for senior center was well attend, including Eric Garcetti and Zev Yaroslaysky.
b. Los Angeles Neighborhood Congress is in dispute if part of city government. It is in the process of reforming and reorganizing; moving to a regional model.
6. Treasure’s Report by William Bell (Not in attendance report made by Michael Meyer in his absence ). Third quarter reconciliation (January – March) submitted and accepted by DONE. Currently $80,000 in account assuming $ 30, 000 on spent on Splash Bash. Will receive $50,000 from DONE on July 1st. Will have $130,000 including what get July 1st.
7. Bureau of Sanitation – Presentation by Ahmad Ghanem on odor control.
a. In attendance in response to many complaints
i. Specific issue is a major sewer line that runs from the west end of the Valley and comes down Curzon.
ii. There is a treatment facility at DeLongpre and Gardner (at the old library). It houses a system that literally sucks out the “bad ordors.”
iii. Odor hotline phone number, 311 or 1-866-44sewer or 1-866-447-3937. Hotline is in English and Spanish.
iv. Mr. Ghanem mentioned that there will be an effort to “green”/landscape the area of the old library. Wendy Kneedler-Senior and the Beautification Committee will follow-up on these efforts.

8. Committee Reports
a. ISSUE COMMITTEE

i. Infrastructure, Public & Regulated Resources & Services (Clair Guy)-moved from Agenda item 8-a-iv
aa.) Revisited Mission Statement. This presentation is for information only, no need for a vote.

WELCOME to the webpage for the Infrastructure, Public, Regulated Resources and Service Committee. Our dedicated service to the community as liaison to local authorities will focus on reliable solutions to improve our neighborhood environment. Our concerns concentrate on benefits for Hollywood in conserving our share of pubic services and nature resources and improving traffic and the quality of life in Hollywood. We are committed to a comprehensive plan for maintaining safe streets, healthy conditions, and beneficial use of resource to enhance our community development, while resoling congestion and gridlock and empowering all community members.

bb.) DWP – Tuesday, May 29, at DWP headquarters, 5th Floor, Dining Room, topic will be their budget. Open to the public.

cc.) Area 7 has vacant lots for conversion into Pedestrian Park. Looking for public money to fund conversion.

ii. Community Development & Outreach (Terry Migliaccio)-moved from Agenda item 8-a-i
aa.) Update on Splash Bash
i. 650 RSVP
ii. 400 new registrations
iii. no co-sponsors this year
iv. email blast to all stakeholders
v. would to get message to non-stake holders using the postcards that announce the event. Everyone encouraged to distribute as many as possible.
vi. Food and band locked in.
vii. 200 trees available from Mayors 1 Million Trees Program.
viii. Will need Board Members at event on a volunteer biases.

iii. Youth Development, Education & Recreation Resources – Deanna Ruggieri (Not in attendance)-moved from Agenda item 8-a-ii – “Big Sunday – Mayor’s Day of Service,” Saturday, April 28, 2007. The Chair asked those in attendance to refer to report submitted. She also announced, from the report, that over 20 local youth service providers and others took part in the efforts.

iv. Emergency Services, Police & Fire (Anne Marie Lardeau)-moved from Agenda item 8-a-iii)
aa) Increase the number of Neighborhood Watches in the area should be a goal. Motion by Terry Migliaccio, request that HHWNC sponsor the cost of new Neighborhood Watch signs with its area. Motion seconded by Paul Woolsey. The motion carried with a vote of, 15 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions.

bb.) The committee supports reaching out to other Neighborhood Councils to fund Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology in Hollywood Division. Motion made by _____________________ to request that HHWNC sponsor up to $10,000 for ALPR and work in partnership with other Hollywood’s NCs to achieve the goal of bring ALPR to LAPD Hollywood Division. A commitment to keep this locally funded equipment in Hollywood would be need. Motion seconded by Cheryl Holland. The motion did not carry as the result of a vote of, 4 yes, 8 no, 2 abstentions.

cc.) The committee agreed that increasing the number of CERT trained HHWNC stakeholders should be a goal. Motion made by Anne Marie Lardeau requesting HHWNC help publicize upcoming CERT trainings that are offered close to our area. Specifically, the committee is requesting that the general HHWNC email list be used under signature of the President or Vice-President to publicize the availability of CERT training offered close to our area. Motion seconded by Michael Meyer. The motion was carried with a unanimous vote of, 16 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

v. Ad Hoc Committee Report (Joan Luchs, Chair) not in attendance – Daniel Savage presented the report.- moved from Agenda item 8-a-iv

NBC/Universal City and Thomas Properties Project from May 22, 2007 meeting An initial meeting has been held on the project. The Universal Plan is in the process of revising its application.

vi. Other Issues Committees
aa.) Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance

b. AREA COMMITTES
i. Area 9 (John Pogue)-moved from Agenda item 8-b-ii
aa.) Committee update on Laurel Canyon widening.
bb.)W Corner of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland MRCA option towar4ds purchase.

ii. Area 3 (Paul Woolsey) )-moved from Agenda item 8-b-i-aa-cc)
aa.) The area 3 and business planning committees ask the board to support the supper club project for the Vogue Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. With the attached volunteer conditions of a valet stand in front of the establishment. Paul Ramsey motion was seconded by Paul Woolsey. The motion was carried with a vote of 10-yes, 0-no and 2-abstentions.

bb.)The Board is asked to support increased funding for ABC enforcement by Los Angeles City in regards to the LAPD and the State of California for the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to improve field enforcement resources. Paul Ramsey motion was seconded by Paul Woolsey. The motion was carried with a vote of 12-yes, 0-no and 2-abstentions.

cc.)The Board is asked to designate Public and Corporate awareness of the need to support and restore the Hollywood Christmas Parade as one of the state goals of the 2007 Splash Bash at Hollywood and Highland and to ask the other Neighborhood Councils in Hollywood to join us in this. Paul Ramsey motion was seconded by Paul Woolsey. The motion was not carried as the result of a vote of 3-yes,8-no and 4 abstentions

ii. Area 2 & Housing Committees Joint Update (Joan Luchs/Paul Ramsey)

aa.) The HHWNC Board support and approve the 7153 and 7159 Woodrow Wilson plans as submitted. Paul Ramsey motion was seconded by Rick Solomon . The motion was carried with a vote of 11-yes,0-no and 3 abstentions

bb.) The HHWNC Board supports the “conditional denial” of 3000 Passmore Drive unless the following conditions are met.

1) Provide a wet stamped and signed topographic survey of site by a licensed Surveyor.

2) Superimpose the proposed addition on original accurate site plans by a licensed Surveyor.

3) Obtain oak tree report and apply for Oak Tree Permit.

4) Present new plans, new survey and Oak Tree Report before the Area 2 and Housing Committees of HHWNC for review and approval.
a. Reported and discussed that the homeowner will withdraw from the process. Did not engage the process appropriately and will have to reapply. – TABLED

cc.) That the HHWNCE Board disapproves the project located at 7218 Sunnydip Trail at 3,700 sq ft. – TABLED

dd.) That the HHWNC Board support the appeal filed to t he South Valley Area Planning Commission regarding the disapproval and denial of 7218 Sunnydip Trail at 3,700 sq. ft. – TABLED

ee.) That HHWNC Board writes a letter to Councilman LaBonge that includes the following:

1. Requesting that Sunnydip Trail be reconstructed and improved to a width that meets standard safety and access conditions within the next 12 months.
2. Request that a mandate and enforcement of limits for the weight of all trucks using Sunnydip and Oakpoint Trails be limited to no more than 15,000 lbs.
3. Request for a hearing within 30 days with Building and Safety as well as Public Works to review and come up with a plan regarding the ongoing (last 20 years) unsafe conditions on Sunnydip Trail that are jeopardizing community safety and access.
4. That Councilman LaBonge writes a letter to Building and Safety requesting their enforcement of an existing ordinance which requires public hearings for all building permit applications where the width of the street is improved to at least 20ft.-TABLED

iv. Area 6 (Rick Solomon)
aa.) Area 6 of the Hollywood Hill West Neighborhood Council, which is committed to the expansion and protection of the Runyon Canyon, request the HWWNC agree to allocate $50,000.00 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.
1.) Stakeholder (1) stated the site is a “hell hole,” and how those who use it abuse the park and as a consequence the community members around it. They have created a “nightmare.”
ii. There is currently is “no” parking lot, so the streets are impacted. The City Promised one.
iii. “Why would you give money to (a proposal) to destroy the lives of the stakeholder who live in the area.”
iv. Park visitors/abusers direct obscene jesters at stakeholders and kick the cars (of stakeholders).
v. Off lease dogs are a real danger. Her dog was killed by an off lease dog and she could get any City support to take action.
vi. No restroom.
vii. Gate is not locked at closing and there are too many (unofficial) ways of getting in out of the park.
viii. They (the City) don’t keep their word to us.
ix. If I could sell my home and move, I would. I can’t.
x. (After discussion that can not prevent the park from existing, Stakeholder stated that process should go forward) with conditions they put in restroom, put in parking lot
bb.) Second Stakeholder and Stakeholder #3 spoke of the abuse by park attendees, restating many of the same issues as the first Stakeholder.
ii. She questioned if anyone has sampled the water. She, with other community members have had samples taken, they show evidence of ecoli.
iii. Stakeholder also spoke of the excessively unhealthy and amount of dog fesses.

cc.) Paul Woolse’sy motion was seconded by Paul Ramsey. The motion was not carried as the result of a vote of 3-yes,8-no and 4 abstentions

v. Other Area Committees
aa.) Reports by Committee Chair in attendance (Optional) – TABLED

9. Public Comments – NONE

10. Old Business – NONE

11. New Business – NONE

12. Adjournment – 9:15pm

NOTE:

I am still working on transcribing the Other Area Committees section of the Minutes. I also have some kinks in the whole document that I need to smooth out. I will have the whole piece to you on Monday.

In the Area 6 report (Item #8-b-iv-aa) I don’t have the names of the stakeholders who made comments. My recorder didn’t pick-up their names and I don’t have a copy of the speaker cards. Can I also get the sign-in sheet for the Board members? If I can get that information I can make the corrections. If you cannot send me emailed scans of the documents, I can receive a fax at 626-791-1998. This is a fax/phone line so please call the number to let them know a fax will be transmitted.

Gloria
626-394-4433 cell

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