Meeting Date: 06/03/04 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: GARDNER STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
7450 Hawthorne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS FOR MEMBER WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00PM
Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
SPECIAL BYLAWS & BOARD MEETING AGENDA
THURSDAY JUNE 3, 2004 6:30 PM
GARDNER STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
7450 Hawthorne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS FOR MEMBER WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00PM
SPECIAL BYLAWS MEETING AGENDA:
1. Call to Order and Explanation of Procedure to Change Bylaws
2. Suggested Change of Time for Election of Committee Chairs of the Board in the Bylaws ? Discuss & Stakeholder Vote
Existing: Election of Committee Chairs of the Board
The nine (9) Issue Committee Chairs and the nine (9) Area Committee Chairs shall be elected by the individual committees they represent. The election shall take place at the first meeting of each committee following the Annual Stakeholders Meeting. Notice of all such first committee meetings must be given at the Annual Stakeholders Meeting, and those meeting dates must be within 30 days of the annual meeting. No Committee Chair candidate shall associate his or her candidacy with any political party. All votes shall be cast by ballot.
Suggested: Election of Committee Chairs of the Board
The nine (9) Issue Committee Chairs and the nine (9) Area Committee Chairs shall be elected by the individual committees they represent. The election shall take place at the Annual Stakeholders Meeting. No Committee Chair candidate shall associate his or her candidacy with any political party. All votes shall be cast by ballot.
BOARD MEETING TO FOLLOW
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 Agenda items will be heard only 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 3 minutes per speaker unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Agenda is posted for public review: at Gardner Street Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, Yucca Community Center, on bulletin boards at the top and bottom of Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles Library: Will and Ariel Durant Branch and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website HHWNC.org.. 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 (323) 224-2317 or e-mail to [email protected]
3. Call to order and roll call.
4. Secretary – Review and approve prior minutes (vote).
5. Treasurer ? Review and approve treasurer?s report. Consider funding of HBT dinner, Yucca Community Center Information Fair and other items. Possible motion(s) and vote(s).
6. President ? Update
7. Vice President ? Update
8. 15-minute briefing by City of Los Angeles (City) Bureau of Sanitation staff will be provided regarding the City’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). The City is required by the Clean Water Act to undergo wastewater facilities planning once every ten years. The IRP is a critical component of this planning process. City staff will provide a briefing about proposed public works project(s) related to alternatives for wastewater, stormwater and recycled water programs in or adjacent to your Neighborhood Council area. The infrastructure project(s) are tentatively scheduled for construction in 2020 — but, the planning process will begin this Summer. This presentation to your NC will be in advance of the City’s public scoping meetings tentatively scheduled for July. Possible motion(s) and vote(s).
9. LA DWP 11% rate increase. Tabled May 5, 2004. LA City Council approved rate increase subsequently.
10. Pinehurst Park request for financial support. Tabled May 5, 2004. Possible motion(s) and vote(s).
11. LAX proposed changes. Tabled May 5, 2004. Possible motion(s) and vote(s).
12. Fencing at upper Runyon Canyon Park. Possible motion(s) and vote(s).
13. Inclusionary zoning. Discussion. Possible motion(s) and vote(s).
14. Motion to support proposed entertainment-type business in the former Vogue Theater at 6669 Hollywood Blvd. conditioned on the following: 1. Items 1 thru 16 on the attached list. 2. A second list of items offered by the applicant in the security plan which were accepted. 3. A comprehensive security plan likewise accepted. 4. A vigorous effort to find off-site parking. The matter is pursuant to a May 20th Zoning Department hearing for which a stay of decision until June 10th has been accepted by the applicant in order to give the H.H.W.N.C. board a chance to review and vote. Discussion and vote.
15. Update on combination of single-family homes and townhouse lofts development at the site where the ?Hollywood Bungalows? currently sits. Specifically, the project is separated into two components, for a total of 81 units.
16. Discussion and Possible Vote on the ?permanent? signs being installed in the Knolls, especially along Barham Blvd.
17. Discussion and possible vote on recommending a regular HHWNC board meeting time the constant each month.
18. General Comments ? Comments from board members on non-agenda items.
19. Public Comments ? Comments from the public on non-agenda items within the Board?s subject matter jurisdiction. Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
20. Adjournment (9PM or earlier).
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
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 3, 2004
Gardner Elementary School – Auditorium
7450 Hawthorne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Dan Bernstein opened the Special By-laws meeting at 6:35 p.m. He distributed and explained the by-law change being proposed, the procedure for doing so and that it would take a 2/3 vote to pass.
Existing By-law: Election of Committee Chairs of the Board. The nine issue Committee Chairs and the nine Area Committee Chairs shall be elected by the individual committees they represent. The election shall take place at the first meeting of each committee following the Annual Stakeholders Meeting. Notice of all such first committee meetings must be given at the Annual Stakeholders Meeting and those meeting dates must be within 30 days of the annual meeting. No Committee Chair candidate shall associate his or her candidacy with any political party. All votes shall be cast by ballot.
Suggested: Election of Committee Chairs of the Board. The nine issue Committee Chairs and the nine Area Committee Chairs shall be elected by the individual committees they represent. The election shall take place at the Annual Stakeholders Meeting. No Committee Chair candidate shall associate his or her candidacy with any political party. All votes shall be cast by ballot.
MOTION by Scott Meyer: to accept change for time of election of Committee Chairs of the Board as written.
SECOND: Mel Remba.
Bob Cook: I support it as written but in the future a better job can be done in publicizing these meetings. Dan: You are speaking about outreach, let’s stay on topic. Scott: Explain how this is different than what we did last year, and what we are proposing for this year. Dan: We ended the election meeting and the person from the League of Women Voters was confused by our procedure; now we are doing a template. Scott: What is the procedure for amending the by-laws and what’s required and how many is a quorum? Dan: Announce the meeting and whoever shows up votes; there must a 2/3 vote of those in attendance – no quorum required.
VOTE: Motion Carries: 13 in favor, 1 opposed Paul Ramsey.
Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.
GENERAL BOARD MEETING
1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
Dan Bernstein called to order the regular board meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Present: Dan Bernstein, President; Cindy Gardner, treasurer; John Connelly, Parliamentarian, Orrin Feldman, Anthony Deckoff, Ellen Sondheim, Paul Woolsey, Scott Meyer, Jeff Rouze , Jena Summer, Bob Cook, Paul Ramsey, Patricia Price and Mel Remba.
Absent: Darren Gold, Vice President, Anastasia Mann, Ossie Cohen, Conrad Schoeffter, and Kevin Winston.
Erik Sanjurjo, Legislative Deputy for Councilmember Tom LaBonge, CD 4 announced that he would be relocating to the Hollywood office to work. He will have same responsibilities and will come more often to neighborhood council meetings.
3. APPROVAL OF MAY MINUTES
MOTION by Scott to accept the minutes as read.
VOTE: Motion carries unanimously
Cindy Gardner distributed and explained her report. She said that new funding was coming Monday, $6,250 in the prepaid card and $6,250 to be held in the City checking account. All expenses to be incurred must be encumbered or there be a City demand warrant by June 13, 2004. The card can be used until June 30 and then it expires. The new card will be issued in July with the new fiscal budget. The annual budget will be disbursed in quarters. Cindy also announced that she is not running for Treasurer in this month’s election. So far $11,856.81 has been encumbered out of $12,500 received in this annual cycle (1st installment received 3-24-03 and second received 9-24-03).
Dan: In order to spend money we must have a Treasurer on June 29 (election day) and they must attend the certification class. We have to know what we want to do at the beginning of July. In 24 days we will have more petty cash. If we want a Runyon Canyon bar-b-que on July 10, we must encumber the funds now. Scott: How much of the $12,500 is coming and how much do we have to play with. Cindy: We have committed to Ellen and other board members but they are small amounts – see page 3 line items. We must have an invoice to encumber funds or at least something to verify that it will be spent through a vendor. Dan: We need a vote of the board tonight to spend $12,500.
MOTION by Scott to approve the treasurer’s report
VOTE: Motion carries – unanimous
The board discussed projects they want to encumber.
Dan: Hollywood Beautification Team, Yucca Community Center Information Fair and we could get a 501c3-like Chamber membership for a year.
Jena: We can have Public Service Announcements on KLAS and/or KCLA radio. We only pay a production cost of $30 for a 30-scond spot and every 3rd spot is free, for a week. It cost $27 per spot for one time only. Dan: If we can buy some spots to invite people to the election it would be excellent outreach; we can use Cynthia to make the spot. Ten days before the election 5 spots a day = 50 spots. Bob: 50 is too much, I say 25 spots. Patricia: Other stations like KABC will air it a day before an election. Mel:
I say we spend $1,200 maximum on spots. Ellen: What about spreading out the $1,200 for other meetings we will have? Just to spend that money on the election is self-serving. Scott: We want this election well publicized, we can earmark future money for other spots. Dan: The election is going to be voting for candidates and issue committee chairs and it should be a very informative and recruitment type venture and I think that it will fill up the seats.
Scott: Are there any other Chambers we want to belong to and what are their dues? Dan:
Hollywood Chamber cost $300. Universal City/North Hollywood, but I don’t know the cost. Patricia: You can’t do political things with government money. Dan: Chambers are not political.
Jena: There is a building and zoning code book available, the cost is around $300. It is a subscription service that comes with code updates. Paul R: It could be useful for reference.
Scott: We need to have someplace to store our stuff rather than someone’s home. Maybe we could rent storage space or an office. Dan: We can look at it next fiscal year because the procedure to rent is cumbersome. Bob: I will donate my guest house it is about 400 sq feet.
Bob: I suggest a $2,000 donation to Hollywood Beautification Team a volunteer organization. Dan: We can’t buy their dinner tickets, but can help pay their printing costs for their June 15 dinner. Orrin: I offered them $1,000 last month and I still haven’t received a phone call back. Mel: I’m a little hesitant to just give them a donation; it should be specific to our cause. Dan: They take people who are on probation and put them to work cleaning up the neighborhood. They are under contract for most of our area except for Cahuenga and North Hollywood. Sharon has kept it going with little money and volunteer help. Anthony: Ellen was told she couldn’t make a direct contribution to Wattles Farm & Garden, why is this different? Dan: The Beautification Team can give us an invoice for the printing cost.
Mel: If signage is to be part of my beautification, project at Laurel Canyon and Mulholland, we will need another $750 in addition to the $1,000.
Ellen: We should donate some trees to Runyon Canyon some are dying. Dan: We can get free trees from TreePeople and arrange to plant them in Runyon Canyon. It’s a great idea but will take more time than we have.
Bob: Encumber $1500 for stands for doggie bags at Runyon Canyon or just buy $3,000 worth of doggie bags. Dan: I asked Recs and Park and they pay $27,000 a year for doggie bags for the whole city. I asked them to submit costs for Runyon Canyon.
After discussion, the following projects where reviewed to be encumbered
Chamber dues $300
Universal Chamber dues – don’t know cost so Bob suggested will pay no higher than $500.
Building & Code book $300
Beautification Team $2000
Laurel Canyon sign $750
Doggie bags $3,000
Wattles Sign $450.
Bar b-Que $1,000
Dan: The Runyon Canyon bar-b-que is July 10 we are going to have tri-tip; it is going to be catered how much do we want to spend?. Scott: How about $1,000. Dan: How many people will volunteer to help? The park will clean up. [5 people raised their hands. ] Anytime we do a volunteer job within the City we are covered under the City’s insurance policy. John: With the new election on June 29, the new team will have to carry out the bar-b-que. Jena: Let it be a welcome from the old leadership to the new leadership.
Scott: CPR allocation should we wait until next year or do it now. Dan: Wait.
MOTION by Scott to accept the budget and the additions.
VOTE: Motion carries – unanimous
Ellen had to leave for another meeting so she made an announcement that around the lower canyon 9 streets have applied for ‘residents only parking.’ She will send everyone an e-mail with details.
Every has copies of the following items in their packet:
1. Draft letters to Council Member Tom LaBonge, regarding:
a. various issues affecting Runyon Canyon. Scott noted on the letter to Councilmember Tom LaBonge that the Runyon Canyon letter says the bar-b-que is July 8, instead of July 10.
b. Warner Bros’ proposed parking structure on Forest Lawn Drive.
2. Flyer to come to the HHWNC election on June 29 will be ready for sorting on Saturday June 5, 2004. Dan asked for volunteers to help on Saturday and Sunday. Mel: Let’s hire someone, I will find someone and Dan said there may not be enough time to do that; you have to go through PDQ Personnel who has a contract with the City to do that. Bob: I am willing to pay $300 out of my pocket to hire someone. John: We could go on Saturday and supervise the PDQ people.
Saturday volunteers: Dan, John, Mel and Anthony.
Mel said he could start at 11:30 p.m.- but could get a person to work from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anthony said he could start at 4 p.m. John said he is available in the morning.
Sunday volunteers: If need to return on Sunday Jena, Bob, Scott are back up. Jena is point person; everyone will call her to see if team is needed on Sunday.
3. List of Officers and Board Members, office held, number of meetings attended and committee meetings held.
4. LADWP Informational field trip June 25-27.
5. Free Health Care Services flyer. Dan urged all members to make some more flyers and keep them on hand. If someone asks for money, give them this flyer.
6. Phone list of Los Angeles Police Dept.- North Hollywood Division.
7. DWP Task Force is being forming to develop a partnership plan with the NCs and is requesting a representative.
8. Dan attended a town Hall Meeting on May 26 regarding affordable housing and he is sharing the list of speakers. One thing that came out of the meeting is that the median income in the area is $41,700.
9. The City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on June 17 regarding a citywide code amendment modifying sections of the zoning code to permit detached town home development in commercial and multi-family residential zones.
10. Letter to Councilmember Tom LaBonge regarding Mega development, 2157/59 Outpost Drive urging his opposition to the development. Bob: Can we make a motion to ask Tom LaBonge to delay the project? It is in Anastasia’s area 5. Could we add our voice until the newly elected board gets to look at this issue? Dan: Bob is making a motion that we send a letter and delay:
MOTION by Bob that we send a letter to Councilmember Tom LaBonge to delay the project and that no approval be done until we have a chance to look at it.
Vote: Motion carries- unanimous
BUREAU OF SANTITATION PRESENTATION
Mr. Jawahar Shah, Project Manager, Stormwater Permits, Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, Wastewater Division gave a Powerpoint presentation and distributed an IRP Newsletter. He explained that the City is required by the Clean Water Act to undergo wastewater facilities planning once every ten years The IRP (Integrated Resource Plan) is part of this planning process, and he is here to present the proposed public works projects related to alternatives for wastewater, stormwater and recycled water programs in this area. The projects are tentatively scheduled for construction in 2020, but the planning process will begin this summer with public input.
Recommended draft alternatives (cost in millions by year 2020)
1. Hyperion expansion and moderate potential for water resources projects, cost $2,939
2. Tillman and LA/Glendale Reclamation Expansion, cost $3583
3. Tillman expansion and moderate potential, cost $3,213
4. Tillman expansion and high potential, $3589
Single family wasterwater bill by year 2020 will increase anywhere from $6 to $21, based on alternative chosen. Now residents pay $2 a month. Monthly storm drain bills will increase from $4 to $14 a month. About 31% of households paying $2 a month now. By 2020 storm water bills could be as great or greater than wastewater bills. Total combined waste and storm water monthly bills could be $77.
Paul R: There are measures in place for the private sector regarding storm drain water, why not much for the public sector. Shah: We are looking into that. Bob: This presentation focuses on the costs and not the benefits, it make it hard to help you. Shah:The newsletter I handed out explains both. Paul R: The County Sanitation costs are less than the City’s because they have a diversified system in place that is done locally. The numbers you are asking for are high. It might be good to identify some other alternatives. Shah: We have the best wastewater treatment program, but when you add the storm drain plan it does get high, but it is the best approach. You can be part of our meeting to go through the whole process, anyone here can join, and the next one is in September. The draft EIR should be ready next summer. There will be public hearings and comments around that time. By summer of 2006, we hope to have City Council certification. Dan: On June 25 there will be a presentation on the LA River, if anyone is interested let me know. Bob: What about Lake Hollywood? Paul R: The Lake Hollywood process has been completed with a MOU with 3 neighborhoods; some landscaping has yet to be included. They built two 60 million tanks adjacent to the reservoir. Silverlake is thinking of doing a similar thing. Dan thanked Mr. Shah for his presentation.
LADWP 11% rate increase
Dan reported that the increase has been approved. He added according to its charter with the City of LA the DWP must pay a fee to the City on the money it earns. Private entities do the same as fees and taxes. This was the point of contention with residents and board members who did not understand the financial structure of the relationship between DWP and the City general fund.
This issue was tabled last meeting to find out more information on public use of the park. Dan asked John if he had any further information on Banyon tree, beyond the presentation last month. John said he didn’t have anything new to report.
MOTION by John to table Pinehurst
SECOND by Anthony
LAX Proposed changes
This motion was tabled May 5.
MOTION by Paul R moved to table again until further information received.
SECOND by Jena.
John: Who will provide us more information? Dan: At next board meeting we will have to pursue it. I have seen the slide presentation but they are in flux, I think you should discuss this issue in your committee meetings.
FENCING AT RUNYON CANYON PARK
MOTION by Bob, move to table
SECOND: Paul R
VOTE: Motion carries – unanimous
Paul R: The business committee voted against it, as by rough calculations with a 20% set aside, there would be about at 17% increase in other rents. This also would affect the basic replacement costs throughout Los Angeles. It would lead to rent increases throughout L.A. Plus the pool that it offers who want to deal with this issue would be large corporate developers who will endure great legal complications; so this is not in the best interest of the public. Jena: Although this is ambitious, you have to start somewhere. It needs to be regulated better. We need more information. Mel: At Hillside Federation there was a presentation on this issue. It is going to be a ‘feel good’ ordinance; but at this point is probably unworkable. It brought up too many questions on mixed economics in terms of resale, homeowner dues, etc. It is not fine-tuned; I suggest we do not take a vote yet.
MOTION by Mel to observe and bring it to the agenda when definitive information is available.
Jeff: I attended a meeting in the valley and Council members Alex Padilla, Wendy Greuel, and Dennis Zine were there and they said that within 90 days there will be an ordinance. And this whole group was opposed to it. Scott: Homelessness is a serious issue, and we need to address this, but I agree we don’t have nearly enough information.
MOTION by Scott to table Mel’s motion.
VOTE: Motion carries – unanimous.
Dan: It does not address homelessness, but people with income and secondly in your packet (Item 6-9) there is a list of people who are qualified to discuss this. I suggest some committees look at it. John: One of the keystone challenges is the complete de-funding of Section 8 housing. Federal government ran out of money and we must consider this. I agree with Scott.
VOGUE THEATRE ZA 2004-1231 CUP)
Paul W: Area 3 committee and Jeff Rouse heard the Vogue Theatre presentation by Ms. Elizabeth Peterson (see items 14:1-4 in packet). She accepted our conditions and the committee passed them.
Paul W: The attached 16 conditions are the MOTION in support of the Conditional Use Permit: Condition # 1: Cinematic venue/dining functions should make the nightclub incidental to special functions and limited in frequency and scope. Final condition #16 includes a 6 month C.U.P. plan approval so that successful implementation of these conditions and our peaceful co-existence can be confirmed. These are in addition to the ones that the Peterson Group brought in voluntarily, which are acceptable to the committee.
Mel: Is there a liquor license and dancing as well? Paul: yes to both.
Mrs. Peterson (Peterson Group in charge of Vogue’s Security plan) gave a brief history of the theatre and what the group’s plans are as an entertainment venue, which will include premieres, parties and a first-run theatre. Occupancy is 683. Right now it is being leased out for a live television production.
Dan: Are you going to shuttle your customers to your parking lot? Currently, HHWNC and Hollywood United are working on a nighttime club customer bus system between the large city lots at the Arclight and Hollywood and Highland. You may want to support our efforts. Peterson: We are trying to streamline parking, but don’t have it yet at Hollywood and Highland. We do have 200 spaces at McCadden and Sunset. The City is looking for group parking with some of the lots. Scott: A correction to your Requirements for Security Personnel (item 14-4) regarding standard first aid: CPR training is good for only one year and Red Cross for 3 years.
William Reich, Director of Musso & Frank’s Restaurant. Parking is a problem. We had a ZA hearing about two weeks ago. Since the facility has been used that Ms. Peterson represents, she has leased it out and so far these massive ducts are being used for ventilation that come out into the back lot that we share. On weekends trucks come into the lot, which reduces, parking spaces. If they get a C.U.P. our customers will have parking problems. The lot owner has assured us they will be helpful but can’t guarantee that. I am not fully satisfied with what I heard tonight. I don’t have all the facts on the parking; and until that is clarified to ensure that people will go to off-site parking and not using the back lot, this project should not be approved. The ZA was going to close the file on June 10 but it is now open until June 21.
Paul W: The outdoor ducts are now on the roof rather than in the back. Jena: The ducts seem to be a hazard. Peterson: They are dropping temporary air in right now. The parking will be resolved before the CUP is resolved. Grant Parking said it will coordinate parking with Musso & Frank’s, who owns the lot. Reich: Musso & Frank’s only owns a small portion of the lot, the rest is owned by Grant. We don’t have guarantees on these things now. Rena Dheming, Stakeholder: I live across from those yellow things and I know about the toxic ducts, how long will they be there? Peterson: A few months.
John: If a live television production is using it now, that is limited use right? It will be what you say it will be used for after you get your permits, right. It will not be for production. Peterson: They will film there but the primary use is motion pictures, food and alcohol.
Dan: What is going to influence customers to park at that location? Peterson: We are working on all that right now. Dan: Will parking be free or discounted? A person could park in Grant’s lot, say they are going to Musso & Franks, you have to offer an incentive. Peterson: We are working on this with Councilmember Garcetti’s office to get this resolved.
Mel: The project is well suited for Hollywood and well thought out. They should work out these things and money may take care of it. If these conditions are met we should take a favorable approach and approve it and respect the rights and needs of Musso & Frank’s and vote for mitigation of parking.
MOTION by Mel to approve Conditional Use Permit subject to all the conditions named.
VOTE: Motion carries, 1 abstain-Jena
HOLLYWOOD BUNGALOWS DEVELOPMENT
No one has approved this project. We are still waiting for traffic studies. Efforts are being made to assure that HHWNC will be involved in the approval process on this project.
Paul R: A number of real estate signs are being put in the ground that are not temporary. I am requesting a motion to restrict permanent signs along public property at Barham Blvd or any other place so as not to become a trend, which could become a problem. They are along the parkway, between the property line and curb.
Mel: In our area we have restrictions on size and time the sign can remain with escrow closure. You should tell the City specifically what you want and how it can be enforced.
MOTION by Dan that this board will inform the proper authorities to look into this issue and to see if there are any existing ordinances to prohibit it. A letter will be sent to City Councilmembers.
VOTE: Motion carries – unanimous
BOARD MEETING TIMES
MOTION by Paul Ramsey recommending a meeting time that does not conflict with other group’s meeting times.
No second to the motion
MOTION by Mel to table until new board convenes.
VOTE: Motion carries – unanimous
BOARD COMMENTS -Non agenda items
Bob: The committee is looking at a median on Sunset and Hollywood Blvd and a median on LaBrea and Laurel Canyon. He wants input from traffic committee and other interested committees as we go through this.
Dan: I suggest that in July this board have a discussion about focusing on a few specific areas they want to spend the majority of their energy on rather than a lot of little items. The meetings will be better attended with a focus.
PUBLIC COMMENT – Non-agenda items
Rena Dheming (Stakeholder) I went to a Yucca Community Center meeting last year about nuisance going on in the lot next to Las Palmas and Paul Woolsey was there. I contacted Councilmember Garcetti’s office and they offered me some suggestions. After speaking with Hollywood Entertainment Center there will now be security in the lot. They told me to report back to them if it is not done. So there has been progress. Dan: Keep in touch with Paul and this board, so we can send a letter to these different individuals on the status; we will copy Councilmember Garcetti’s office to let them know we are monitoring this. Paul W: They told me that the hot dog carts are gone from the lot. Rena: I was told that the hot dog owners don’t have permission from Grant Parking to be there. Bob: I understand that some are unlicensed and the environmental committee is trying to do something.
John: The City is moving towards cable TV franchising and this is coming up soon. Does this board want to hear a presentation by the Office of Information Technology about franchise TV in L.A.’ Dan: They were at the Neighborhood Council Congress. I’m sure they can provide a presentation.
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
Joyce Clarke, PDQ Personnel Temp
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