Meeting Date: 07/15/15 06:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Will & Ariel Durant Library – 7140 W. Sunset Blvd.

Details:

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
July 15, 2015
6:00 pm
Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
 
 
Directions:  1 Block West of N. La Brea Ave.  Building is accessible and free parking is available 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 www.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment 
(www.lacityneighborhoods.com). 
 
In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at our website by clicking on the following link: , www.hhwnc.org, or at the scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact the Board Secretary at [email protected]
 
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 June 17, 2015 meeting (MOTION AND VOTE) (5 minutes)
 
4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann  (15 minutes)
a) Public Official Reports
Jacquelyn Lawson – City Attorney, Hollywood
CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell 
CD4 –Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember David Ryu
Mayor’s Office, Poonam Narewatt, Central Area NC Rep.
43rd Assembly District, Eric Menjivar, Rep. from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
46th Assembly District, Brian Stedge, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian
50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
3rd Supervisorial District, Felicia Park-Rogers, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
LAPD
LAFD
 
 
b) Tour Bus Issue 
Re-Confirm Ad Hoc Committee & update on issues, problems. 
 
c) Website Ad-Hoc Committee Update (JoAnn Koplin) 
Website and Email Update   
 
d) Confirm next meeting date:  August 19 or September 16
 
5. Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler) (5 minutes)
 
6. Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer) (10 minutes)
Approve FY16 $42,000 Annual Budget
Approve HHWNC Strategic Plan
Approve Monthly Expenditures report
Approve funding Expense forms
 
7. Parliamentarian’s Report (Malena Patel) (5 minutes)
 
8. Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos) (5 minutes)
 
9. Committee Reports 
a) Area 3 (Brian Dyer)
6669 Hollywood Boulevard (also known as Cabo Cantina). POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE:  Pursuant to LAMC section 12.24.w.1, applicant requests a CUB to allow the continued sales and service of a full-line of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with an (e) two-story, 2,592 sq ft, 75-seat restaurant including an outdoor patio previously approved per ZA-2008-4721- CUB, which lapsed on July 1, 2014. Restaurant was previously approved for 24-hrs/daily per ZA-2008-4721-CUB; applicant would like to continue to utilize same hours of operation. 
Applicants representative, Marc Levun of Gonzalez Law Group, to present
 
                   b)  Area 5 (Michael Meyer on behalf of the Outpost Homeowners Association) 
Mosaic Church/Historic Cultural Monument. MOTION AND VOTE: “We support the application of Save Residential Hollywood for the designation of the Fifth Church Christ Scientist building at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue as a Historic Cultural Monument in the City of Los Angeles.  We urge the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission to approve the application at its meeting on July 16. *Possible Motion by Environment chair (Carl Ripaldi) and/or Area 6 (Grant Wallensky) on Mosaic Church historic designation.
Possible representation from the project and/or the City to explain Historical status.
 
      c)   Area 7 (Barbara Witkin)
7865 W. Sunset Blvd. MOTION: The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council opposes the application for the construction of a car wash and the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at 7865 W. Sunset Blvd (ZA 2014-3316). The Neighborhood Council does support the requests to reduce landscape setbacks from 5 ft. to 4 ft. and for 24-hour operation of the gas station. The Neighborhood Council also asks for the applicant to reconsider the design and work with area stakeholders to better reflect the character of the community with the design.
1400-1416 N. Stanley Ave. MOTION: The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council supports the project at 1400-1416 N. Stanley as presented on July 15 2015, which is consistent with plans on file with City of Los Angeles (ZA-2015-1239-ZAA). This includes a parapet height of 32'1" on the north and south walls, and a 35-foot parapet on walls interior to the project, providing that developer agrees to work with stakeholders to address landscaping concerns on the roof and on the ground. In addition, the Neighborhood Council requests that balcony railings be enclosed on the units furthest east and west. It is also requested that the developer coordinate the effort to apply for increased parking on Stanley.  
 
d) Area 9 (Orrin Feldman)
Bulwer Drive Update. Update on Bulwer Drive, LLC's pending law suit against The City.
 
       e)   Cultural and Youth Committee report (Annie Gagen)
Hollywood Arts Council's 30th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts. 
MOTION AND VOTE: The HHWNC Youth Committee requests that HHWNC Board of Directors approve funding in the amount of $2500.00, the allocation to be in the form of a Neighborhood Purpose Grant, for The Hollywood Arts Council's 30th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts, a nationally recognized family-centered event, the only free Festival of its kind in Los Angeles, to be held at Paramount Pictures, August 9, 2015.
The annual event offers a variety of creative and cultural opportunities, a benefit to the communities of Hollywood and beyond, a day for all to enjoy and participate in activities, from live music and dance performances, to art making workshops and demonstrations, from colorful costumed characters, to face painting, and storytelling.
 
e)  Housing, Social and Human Services (JoAnn Koplin)
Small-Lot Subdivision Motion: Update on the small-lot subdivision motion that O'Farrell has put forward in city council.
 
              f)  Infrastructure (Casey Maddren) 
QUIMBY funds: update on the QUIMBY funds, as shared by Dan Halden at the PLUM Committee meeting.
 
              g)  Business Issues (Oren Katz, in conjunction with Area 7)
Urban Ramen CUB permit.  MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council opposes Urban Ramen's application for a Conditional Use Permit at 7300 West Sunset Blvd as submitted (ZA-2014-3625-CUB). The Neighborhood Council does support a beer-and-wine-only license at this location with no outside seating, no live music and with a daily closing time of 11pm. 
 
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

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
July 15, 2015
Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
 
 Board Meeting Minutes

 

  1. Call to order by President Anastasia Mann at 6:01 p.m.

 

  1. Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Quorum established with: Anastasia Mann, Kathy Bañuelos, Michael Meyer, Malena Patel, Jim Geoghan, Annie Gagen, Oren Katz, Casey Maddren, Dietrich Nelson, Carl Ripaldi, Sunta Izzicupo, Patricia Weber, Robin Moreno, Grant Willensky, Barbara Witkin, Sean BenAroya and Orrin Feldman.  Brian Dyer, Carmen Libaridian, and Daniel Savage arrived late.

 

  1. Minutes – (Nelson/Willensky) moved to accept the board meeting minutes from June 17, 2015, as revised. The motion carried.

 

  1. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann:

 
 

  1. Public Official Reports

 
Deputy City Attorney Jacquelyn Lawson responded to issues and complaints including safety issues at the library due to the presence of vagrants. She said that more LAPD are being assigned to patrol the library. She talked about the laws/limitations pertaining to the homeless and the city’s efforts to get these people off the street.  Lawson also addressed concerns about properties being rented through Air B&B’s and so-called “party houses.”
 
CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell – Not present. Anastasia gave an update on tour buses/shuttle buses and spoke about the possibility of building a ramp for pedestrians over Hollywood at Highland to alleviate traffic blockages.
 
Anastasia announced that Councilmember David Ryu has not yet filled the field deputy position.
 
Anastasia shared an early notification of a new proposal for 250 apartments on Cahuenga East at Lakeridge.
 
46th Assembly District, Angie Aramayo, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, reported that $7 million has been secured for Arts funding and the bills on seismic retrofit passed the House and is now in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
 

  1. Tour Bus Issue: Anastasia confirmed that there is a 5-member Ad Hoc Committee already set up and ready to discuss the Tour Bus issue.

 

  1. Website Ad-Hoc Committee Update: In JoAnn Koplin’s absence, Anastasia said DONE has granted an extension on using the current webmaster who is not one of the approved vendors.

 

  1. Meeting Schedule: Dark in August. The board approved the next meeting date as September 16, 2015.

 

  1. Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler) – Not present.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Michael Meyer updated the board on DONE’s increase in funding for next year’s budget to $42,000. $2500 will be rolled into next year’s budget to fund the fencing for Lake Hollywood Park.  Michael reviewed the proposed 2016 budget categories for the board. (Witkin/Nelson) moved approval of the budget as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

 
Anastasia reviewed the proposed Strategic Plan. (Izzicupo/Nelson) moved that HHWNC approve the HHWNC Strategic Plan. The motion carried unanimously.
 
Michael stated that HHWNC spent $34,871 in the last fiscal year.
(Ripaldi/Willensky) moved approval of the Monthly Expenditures report. The motion carried unanimously.
 

  1. Parliamentarian’s Report (Malena Patel) – No report.

 

  1. Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos) – No report.

 

  1. Committee Reports

 
 
Area 3: Cabo Cantina: 6669 Hollywood Boulevard: (Dyer/Katz) moved, “Pursuant to LAMC section 12.24.w.1, the HHWNC support a CUB to allow the continued sales and service of a full-line of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with an (e) two-story, 2,592 sq ft, 75-seat restaurant including an outdoor patio previously approved per ZA-2008-4721- CUB, which lapsed on July 1, 2014. The restaurant was previously approved for 24-hrs/daily per ZA-2008-4721-CUB; applicant would like to continue to utilize same hours of operation.” The motion carried unanimously.
 
Area 5: Mosaic Church Historic Designation: (Meyer/Willensky) moved that HHWNC support the application of Save Residential Hollywood for the designation of the Fifth Church Christ Scientist building at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue as a Historic Cultural Monument in the City of Los Angeles and urge the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission to approve the application at its meeting on July 16.” The motion carried 11-3.
 
Area 7: 
Motion regarding a car wash applying for sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at 7865 W. Sunset Blvd (ZA 2014-3316) was removed from the agenda.
 
1400-1416 N. Stanley project: (Witkin/Gagen) moved that The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council oppose the project at 1400-1416 N. Stanley (ZA-2015-1239-ZAA) due to height concerns. The motion carried: 11-4.
 
Area 9: Orrin Feldman updated the board on the Bulwer Drive, LLC's pending law suit against the City.
 
Youth Committee: (Gagen/Ripaldi) moved, “The HHWNC Youth Committee requests that HHWNC Board of Directors approve funding in the amount of $2500.00, the allocation to be in the form of a Neighborhood Purpose Grant, for the Hollywood Arts Council's 30th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts, a nationally recognized family-centered event, the only free Festival of its kind in Los Angeles, to be held at Paramount Pictures, August 9, 2015.  The annual event offers a variety of creative and cultural opportunities, a benefit to the communities of Hollywood and beyond, a day for all to enjoy and participate in activities, from live music and dance performances, to art making workshops and demonstrations, from colorful costumed characters, to face painting, and storytelling.” The motion carried unanimously.
 
Housing, Social and Human Services: (JoAnn Koplin) A motion re Councilman O’Farrell’s small-lot subdivisions motion was tabled.
 
Infrastructure: Casey Maddren updated the board on QUIMBY funds as shared by Dan Halden at the PLUM Committee meeting.
 
Business Issues: Urban Ramen. Oren Katz presented this in conjunction with Area 7. (Katz/Witkin) moved, “Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council oppose Urban Ramen's application for a Conditional Use Permit at 7300 West Sunset Blvd as submitted (ZA-2014-3625-CUB). The Neighborhood Council does support a beer-and-wine only license at this location with no outside seating, no live music and with a daily closing time of 11pm.”  The motion carried: 14-2.
 

  1. Public Comments:
  • Nina Sorkin, American Cancer Society Relays for Life, Hollywood is on August 29, 2015 at Helen Bernstein High School.
  • Kristi Chamber, Nederlander, updated the board on the RFP for the Greek Theater management.

 

  1. Old Business: Area 4 Rep Brian Dyer asked about whether the board took a stand on the 2035 Mobility Plan.

 

  1. New Business:

    • Carl Ripaldi announced a joint meeting of Safety & Environmental committees.
    • Annie asked for letters to support the Colonial N.F. Stokes Residence cultural monument. 
    • Sunta talked about the new Cultural Committee’s agenda.

 

  1. Adjournment at 7:53 p.m.     

 

Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One.
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