Meeting Date: 08/23/07 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
August 23, 2007
6:30pm
Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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

1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)

2. Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)

3. Minutes – Review and approve prior May 24, 2007 minutes (Please see attached) (Vote) (5 minutes)

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
a) Josh Englander from Assemblymember Mike Feuer’s office.

b) Mayor Villaraigosa’s Annual Community Budget Day

c) Ad Hoc Committee regarding NBC/Universal City and Thomas Properties Projects.
Re-appoint of Ad Hoc committee for NBC/Universal Vision Plan.

5 Ad Hoc Committee Report and Update on NBC/Universal City by Joan Luchs. (5 minutes)

6. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (5 minutes) – Update
MOTION: That HHWNC approves an allocation of $1,500 towards paying the fees which will be
incurred by the Universal/MTA Working Group’s traffic consultant(s) for analyzing the traffic studies which will be generated by the MTA and Vision Plan Project’s developers.

DONE and HHWNC would retain the funds, and pay the traffic consultant directly per DONE’s regulations and procedures after appropriate documentation is presented to HHWNC’s treasurer. The traffic studies analysis is expected to cost far more than HHWNC’s $1,500 share, and it is expected to be made available to everyone by being posted on the working group’s website.

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

8. Hollywood Beautification Team: Event October 4th ’07 – Presentation by Sharyn Romano – request for participation by HHWNC. Possible motion and vote.

9. Neighborhood Council Survey by Dept of Disability- by Tamara Nelson, MPH/Project Coordinator, Vital Research, LLC

10. “Review and Approval of Draft 2007 Election Procedures. Possible motion and vote.”
(Michael P. Meyer)

11. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
a.) ISSUE COMMITTEES
i.) Community Development & Outreach (Terry Migliaccio)
SPLASH BASH 2 Post Event report/results

ii.) Environment, Beautification & Aesthetics (Wendy Kneedler-Senior)
aa.) Hollywood Beautification Team Event on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios. (Presented by Krista Michaels)

iii.) Traffic, Public Transportation and Parking (Wayne C. Johansson)
aa.) MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to Council Members Garcetti and LaBonge that:
1) States enforcement of zoning regulations / requirements for parking in the business areas of Hollywood is of utmost interest to the stakeholders of HHWNC

2) Requests they actively and regularly work with the appropriate City departments to enforce compliance of the zoning regulations / requirements for parking in the business areas of Hollywood. (Possible Motion and Vote)

bb.) MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to the LADOT General Manager, copying Mayor Villaraigosa and Council Members Garcetti, LaBonge and Weiss that:
1) States the stakeholders of HHWNC would like the neighborhood traffic management programs be of a higher priority

2) Department staffing levels be increased such that:
– responses to all requests take less than 30 days, and
-neighborhood traffic management plans are developed within 6 months of the initial request. (Possible Motion and Vote)

cc) MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to Council Members Garcetti and LaBonge that:
1) States the traffic congestion resulting from events at the Hollywood Bowl is detrimentally impacting the quality of life for the stakeholders of HHWNC

2) Requests they work closely with the appropriate City departments to place traffic control officers from 10 pm until 2 am every Friday and Saturday when is an event at the Hollywood Bowl at the intersections of Hollywood Blvd./Highland Ave. and Sunset Blvd./Highland Ave. (Possible Motion and Vote)

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

b.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 1 (Daniel Savage)
aa.) The Area 1 Committee, the Housing Issue Committee and the EMS, Police and Fire Issue Committee voted unanimously to approve to following action: We approve of Archstone Smith’s proposal to add an additional 307 residential units and 472 additional parking stalls at the Toluca Lake Oakwood Property at 3600 Barham Blvd. and enter into a covenant to prevent future additional development. We request full information on the covenant when available, as promised by Archstone. Presentation by Matthew M. Winsryg, Assistant Vice President of Archstone Smith. (Possible Motion and Vote.

ii.) 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)

iii.) Area 3 (Paul Woolsey)
aa.) The Area 3 and Business planning committee have voted to support the Adoption of templates to be used voluntarily in formulating C.U.P. and A.B.C. license conditions for entertainment type businesses. The attached are the condition templates with the addition that we shall support no application to have such a license with a variance relieving the applicant from the obligation to provide parking. Also added is the condition to support no application containing an entitlement to loud amplified music in outdoor areas. (Possible Motion and Vote)

bb.) The Area 3 and Business committees have voted to purchase three security patrol signs for the Whitley Heights Association at cost of $150 each for a total of $450 presumably from the outreach budget & asks the board to support this in the community interest. (Possible Motion and Vote)

cc.) The Area 3 and Business committees have voted to support asking the Los Angeles City Department of Parks to provide off-leash dog facility either at the Yucca Community Center or elsewhere in this neighborhood. (Possible Motion and Vote)

dd.) The Area 3 and Business committees have voted to support asking for the installation of traffic signals (lights) at the intersections of Franklin with Cherokee and with Whitley. This request goes to either D.O.T. OR Streets. (Possible Motion and Vote)

ee.) The Area 3 and Business committees ask the board to support historic designation for the house located on the northwest corner of Franklin and Grace. (Possible Motion and Vote)

iv.) Area 4 (Conrad Schoeffter) & Area 5 (Michael P. Meyer)
aa) MOTION: The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council wishes to express its firm commitment to the process of code enforcement, especially in those situations where the abatement of a nuisance will necessarily follow, and the HHWNC supports the City Attorney in taking all necessary steps to assure code enforcement with priority to these situations. (Possible Motion and Vote)

bb.) MOTION : HHWNC requests that CD4 direct LADOT to evaluate alternatives to improve traffic flow on Franklin Avenue in advance of the completion of the Highland/Franklin project. The concepts in the attached graphics represent potential alternatives to be considered, but are not meant to restrict LADOT’s analysis of alternatives. We also request that a traffic Officer be assigned to the Franklin/Highland intersection to ticket drivers that block the intersection.
Motion carried 10-yes, 0- no, 3- abstention.

cc.) MOTION: There is a strong sense in the community that the number and size of
billboards and super graphics in Hollywood has gotten out of control. HHWNC requests that CD4 and CD13 initiate the process to review/amend existing laws regarding billboards and super graphics. We understand the need to balance businesses needs for advertising, but we feel it needs to be done with respect to the architecture of buildings, particularly historic ones, and to the views of the neighbors. We feel the existing laws need more teeth and we want the process to revise these laws to involve the community in the decision making. We request that in the interim, no variances be granted for billboards or super graphics, and we request that this motion be distributed to adjacent neighborhood councils in Hollywood so the y can also be involved in the process.
Motion carried 13-yes-)-no, 0 abstention.

dd.) MOTION: We request that CD4 provide updates to the full HHWNC Board
with regard to the following:
1.) Paving of north entry area to Runyon Canyon Park and striping of parking stalls adjacent to the park entrance and private driveways, adjacent safety improvements along Mulholland
2.) Repair of the landscaped island on Outpost Drive at Castilian that was
damaged by a drunken driver in October 2006
3.) City Council motion to authorize the city to negotiate for the purchase of
property adjacent to Runyon Canyon Park
4.) Status of the parking lot proposed for the lower portion of Runyon Canyon
Park Motion carried 13-yes-)-no, 0 abstention

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

12. 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.

13. Old Business

14. New Business

15. 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
August 23, 2007
6:30pm
Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann): 6:41 p.m.
2. Roll Call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)
Ken Jones Present
Wilson Bell Absent
Wendy Kneedler-Senior Present
Anne Marie Lardeau Present
Paul Ramsey Present
Deana Ruggieri Present
Cheryl Holland Absent
Claire Guy Absent
Thor Lee Absent
William Bell Absent
Orrin Feldman Present
Anastasia Mann Present
Wayne C. Johannsen Present
Terry Migliaccio Present
Michael Meyer Present
Joan Luchs Present
Daniel Savage Tardy (6:48 p.m.)
Paul Woolsey Present
Conrad Schoeffler Present
Rick Solomon Present
John Pogue Tardy

Anastasia Mann announces that she is not feeling well and might leave the meeting early. Orrin Feldman will be in charge if she leaves.

3. Minutes – Review and approve prior May 24, 2007
Joan Luchs introduces a motion to approve the minutes from May 24, 2007. Paul Woolsey seconds.
Vote taken: 13 in favor 2 opposed Motion passes.

4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
a. CITY COUNCIL OFFICES REPORT
i. Josh Englander, Field Representative for 42nd Assembly District, from Assembly member Mike Feuer’s office
In his report, he says that the district officials have passed the Councilman LaBonge’s office in an attempt to buy a piece of land between Franklin and Ivar and turn it into a park. The 42nd Assembly District is working with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on the proposed Hollywood Central Park. The District officials are also working on Legislation Bill 1371, the Microstamping Bill, which would place a microscopic laser on a gun that would allow the original owner of the gun to be traced.

ii. Report from Chief Deputy Rory Fitzpatrick, of Councilman LaBonge’s staff CD 4.

Rory Fitzpatrick is providing commentary on the reports as the council requested. He first commends Deana Ruggieri for Growth Foundation efforts which included recently bringing some students to visit Councilman LaBonge.

[Daniel Savage arrives at 6:48 p.m.]

Point 1: In his report, Fitzpatrick outlines the progress of the resurfacing projects in council district 4. The streets are rated from A to F, and the council district attempts to improve the roads with the direst need of improvement. The council will fix the median on Outpost Drive where someone ran u the median and damaged it.
Point 2: Fitzpatrick cites the pedestrian and non-pedestrian traffic fatalities in the district. There were 81 pedestrian fatalities, and 140 non-pedestrian fatalities. To reduce fatalities, the district officials highlight engineering, enforcement, and education. Improvements in infrastructure are impeded because the tax revenue outlined for those improvements went back to general funds.

[Josh Englander interrupts the presentation to clarify Assemblyman Feuer’s position on infrastructure funds. The assemblyman wants to reallocate funds in order to provide more money for mass transit.]

Anastasia Mann requests information about the repaving of Outpost, and Deputy Rory Fitzpatrick explains that the repaving of Outpost will be in the 2009 plan.

iii. Presentation from Jeanne Chang, Council Member LaBonge’s director of special projects.
Ms. Chang informs the board of the changes in the plan for the Runyan Canyon south parking lot. After complaints from civilians, the Bureau of Engineering released a revised draft. The new version will be available in thirty days for public viewing, and the board will be reminded of the plan’s availability.

On the Franklin/Highland Project, structural problems caused a delay. The group is working with the Chevron station to establish a resurfacing and landscaping component. The left turn lane on Yucca will be included in the project, and the project should be finished by the end of November.

The group did not put up an offer on 2450 Solar Drive adjacent to Runyan Canyon. The group is now gathering resources, and soon, the Department of Recreation and Parks hopes to write up a formal offer for the property.

iv. Stacy Marble CD 4’s Hollywood Field Deputy

Stacy —–Marble reports on the placement of “No Smoking” signs in the hillside/canyon areas. The Department of Recreation and Parks is proposing a working group with Council Districts 4, 5, and, ideally, the HHWNC.

There is and will be a cleanup in Griffith Park every other weekend. The Department of Recreation and Parks is looking for volunteers. The Department has also done a press conference, filmed by Channel 35, on a beautification project.

Council Member LaBonge introduced a motion in the City Council to offer a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the capture of a person who robbed Limelight Liquors and murdered an innocent bystander on July 19. Conrad Schoeffter asks Stacy Marble if the camera image of the robber and the information on Griffith Park cleanup volunteering could be distributed to the HHWNC.

Through the City’s Nuisance Abasement Program, the Department of Recreation and Parks is trying to buy a property plagued with drug trafficking.

v. Dennis Lytton, CD4’s Field Deputy for Los Feliz and Silverlake.
Mike Meyer and Dennis Lytton analyzed the traffic flow in Runyon Canyon. Lytton has followed up with the Department of Transportation, and they are working on a report.

vi. Sonia Kwon, the new field deputy for Council District 5’s Laurel Canyon area(s).
Sonia Kwon reports that she has recently replaced the previous field rep and is in the process of getting acclimated. The risk of fires are a big topic in the district, and Council member Jack Weiss introduced a measure asking all local departments for input on how to avoid fires. She provided her contact information to the HHWNC.

b. Mayor Villaraigosa’s Annual Community Budget Day

Anastasia Mann announces that the mayor’s Annual Community Budget Day will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007.

c. Ad Hoc Committee regarding NBC/Universal City and Thomas Properties Projects.
Re-appoint of Ad Hoc Committee for NBC/Universal Vision Plan

Anastasia Mann is reappointing the Ad Hoc Committee. The members are Joan Luchs, Daniel Savage, Paul Ramsey, Thor Lee, Anne Marie Lardeau, and Wayne Johansson. There are no objections to the reappointment(s).

5. Ad Hoc Committee Report and Update on NBC/Universal City by Joan Luchs (5 minutes)
Joan Luchs reports that the committee has had several well-attended meetings. They believe that the Metro-Universal system will cause traffic problems, and the committee lists its complaints about the development project, namely:
-No crime reduction system using environmental design
-No resolution for transient in parks
– No housing projects
-No southbound exits on the 101 from the area
-No assurance of safety for residents

Joan Luchs wants the HHWNC to have a meeting in September in order to prepare a motion to be submitted publicly to the EIR component.

PUBLIC SPEAKER Krista Michaels states that the Metro-Universal Development Plan includes a southbound exit and a housing component. The draft for the Plan will come out in the second week of October, and the Universal Vision Plan will be out sometime in January.

Ms. Luchs questions the validity of these statements.

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

[Wendy Kneedler-Senior arrives at 7:28 p.m.]

Orrin Feldman introduces the following motion
MOTION: That HHWNC approves an allocation of $1,500 towards paying the fees that will be incurred by the Universal/MTA Working Group’s traffic consultant(s) for analyzing the traffic studies that will be generated by the MTA and Vision Plan Project’s developers.

DONE and HHWNC would retain the funds and pay the traffic consultant directly per DONE’s regulations and procedures after appropriate documentation is presented to HHWNC’s treasurer. The traffic studies analysis is expected to cost far more than HHWNC’s $1,500 share, and it is expected to be made available to everyone by being posted on the working group’s website.

Wendy Kneedler-Senior seconds.

Michael Meyer asks what percentage of the total contributions to the Universal Project Plan will consist of the HHWNC’s donation of $1,500.00. Although no one has a definite figure, Daniel Savage says that the percentage will likely be comparable to the donations of the other 9 neighborhoods. Kenneth Jones asks if the board is compelled to donate and whether the HHWNC will be the only one to submit. VP Feldman explains that the project is within the HHWNC boundaries and we should show leadership in this area.

Anastasia Mann calls for a vote.
Vote taken: The vote is unanimous. Motion passes.

7. Treasurer’s Report by William Bell (5 minutes)
Michael Meyer gives in report in lieu of William Bell. There is $136,915 in the treasury, and all bills are paid. DONE suggests that 25% of the budget goes to community projects. President Mann points out that the annual additional funding of $50,000 is included in this total amount with the new fiscal year which began July 1st, 2007.

8. Hollywood Beautification Team: Event October 7, 2007 – presentation by Sharyn Romano – request for participation by HHWNC.

Krista Michaels, a member of HBT event committees for 4 years, gives the report in lieu of Sharyn Romano. The HBT helps remove graffiti, and this year’s funds have not met the increase in graffiti. On October 07, the HBT will host a fund-raising event honoring David Hockney and Julius Schulman held at the Universal Studios Globe Theater. A donation from the HHWNC will help pay for a large advertisement in the paper, and the HHWNC will be able to have an outreach booth at the event in exchange for the donation as well as two seats to the event.

Anastasia Mann asks for a motion on the agenda approving the allocation of $2000 for outreach at HBT’s event. Wendy Kneedler-Senior introduces the motion. Paul Woolsey seconds.

Anne Marie Lardeau complains that her negative recent experience with the HBT on a Barham Blvd. project makes her not want to support any donation to the organization. Although Michael Meyer agrees that there have been problems with HBT -and he sites the Outpost area as an example, he believes that the HBT events are a good source of outreach, and the HHWNC has consistently made donations to their prior events. Paul Woolsey also defends the HBT because they have improved the appearance of his area.

Anastasia Mann calls the board to vote.

Vote taken: 11 in favor 3 opposed 3 abstain Motion carries.

9. Neighborhood Council Survey by Department of Disability by Tamara Nelson, MPH/Project Coordinator, Vital Research LLC.

Ashley Benjamin and David Zimmer, City HIV/AIDS service committee representatives, passed out a survey on HIV awareness and the public interest in prevention services. He asks the public and the HHWNC board to please fill out the survey while they area at the meeting and to come to them with any questions.

10. “Review and Approval of Draft 2007 Election Procedures. (Possible motion and vote.) (Michael Meyer)
On Saturday, December 15,the elections will be held from 10 am to 4 pm at the Durant Library. On Monday, December 17, the elections will be held at the elementary school from 3 to 7 pm. Michael Meyer was appointed chair of the election committee by President Mann, and he has placed all members of the board not running for reelection on the election committee. He asks for more help from the board members with running the election. Michael Meyer also suggests that the hours on Saturday be cut down from six to four and that the board does not use translation services for Russian or Spanish this year because no one used them in last (2) years elections. He also suggests that the board pay for food at the election locations to encourage attendance. The fliers for the elections will go out on September 04 around the time so that candidates can make themselves known.

Joan Luchs introduces a motion that the hours on Saturday, December 15, 2007, be reduced from six to four. Rick Soloman seconds. In a response to Orrin Feldman’s concern that the reduction of hours will reduce the number of votes, Michael Meyer and Joan Luchs say that last year’s voting turnout was unaffected by the number of hours. Most people showed up in the last two hours of voting anyway.

Vote taken: 8 in favor 7 opposed. 0 abstain. The motion carries.

Ann Marie Lardeau suggests installing voting-by-mail procedures, and Michael Meyer says the board will have to do the work to get that procedure into the draft of the 2007 Election Procedures.

Paul Woolsey introduces a motion to strike provision 6 from the 2007 Electing Procedures. Joan Luchs seconds.

Vote taken: 10 opposed. 1 abstaining. The motion fails.

Michael Meyer asks for a motion to approve the 2007 Election Procedures with changes in the hours. Joan Luchs introduces the motion. Conrad Schoeffler seconds.
Vote taken: Unanimous approval. Motion passes.

11. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
a. ISSUES COMMITTEES
i. Community Development & Outreach (Terry Migliaccio)
SPLASH BASH 2 Post Event report/results:
Over seven hundred people registered as new Stakeholders for this year’s “Splash Bash 2,” hosted solely by HHWNC. This is over 300 new members more than Splash Bash 1. About 1020 people were in attendance and the event was considered a major success. At last year’s “Splash Bash,” hosted by several neighborhood councils, 2000 people attended. The lower numbers this year are likely due to the decrease in sponsoring NCs. The board thanks Terry Migliaccio for his hard work, and Anastasia Mann notes that she has gotten positive feedback about the event from many of the attendees via email.

ii. Environment, Beautification, & Aesthetics (Wendy Kneedler-Senior)
No report.

iii. Traffic, Public Transportation, and Parking (Wayne C. Johansson)
aa.) MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to Council Members Garcetti and LaBonge that:
1) States enforcement of zoning regulations / requirements for parking in the business areas of Hollywood is of utmost interest to the stakeholders of HHWNC

2) Requests they actively and regularly work with the appropriate City departments to enforce compliance of the zoning regulations / requirements for parking in the business areas of Hollywood. (Possible Motion and Vote)

Wayne Johansson says that he is open to friendly amendments from the board. Michael Meyer, Joan Luchs, and Ken Jones commend Wayne Johansson’s efforts to express in writing to the council members the HHWNC’s opinion regarding parking problems; however, they suggest changing the language to focus on parking problems occurring around entertainment venues.

The adjusted language of the letter is:

1) States enforcement of zoning regulations/requirements for parking in the business areas of Hollywood is of utmost interest to the stakeholders of HHWNC, in particular the parking for entertainment uses. There needs to be better monitor off-site parking agreements so that spaces are not double-counted.

2) Requests they actively and regularly work with the appropriate City departments to enforce compliance of the zoning regulations/requirements for parking in the business areas of Hollywood.

The board votes to approve the amended text of the letter.
Vote taken: 19 in favor. 1 opposed. Motion passes.

Paul Woolsey makes a friendly amendment asking Council Members Vincetti and LaBonge to make a commitment to build more parking spaces. Wayne Johansson does not approve the amendment, and Anastasia Mann believes that the suggested amendment may be a separate issue.

A vote is taken to approve the letter.
12 in favor. 1 opposed. 2 abstain. Motion carries.

bb.) MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to the LADOT General Manager, copying Mayor Villaraigosa and Council Members Garcetti, LaBonge and Weiss that:
1) States the stakeholders of HHWNC would like the neighborhood traffic management programs be of a higher priority

2) Department staffing levels be increased such that:
– Responses to all requests take less than 30 days, and
-Neighborhood traffic management plans are developed within 6 months of the initial request. (Possible Motion and Vote)

Wayne Johansson introduces a motion to approve the language of
the letter. Rick Solomon seconds.

Vote taken: 13 in favor. 2 opposed. Motion passes.

cc) MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to Council Members Garcetti and LaBonge that:
1) States the traffic congestion resulting from events at the Hollywood Bowl is detrimentally impacting the quality of life for the stakeholders of HHWNC

2) Requests they work closely with the appropriate City departments to place traffic control officers from 10 pm until 2 am every Friday and Saturday when is an event at the Hollywood Bowl at the intersections of Hollywood Blvd./Highland Ave. and Sunset Blvd./Highland Ave. (Possible Motion and Vote)

Wayne Johansson introduces a motion to approve the delivery of the letter to the Council members in its current language. Paul Woolsey seconds.

Paul Ramsey makes friendly amendment suggesting that the letter go to the County Supervisor because the Bowl is a public facility. Wayne Johansson seconds.
Vote taken: Unanimous approval.

Michael Meyer makes a friendly amendment that the
letter should begin with a positive statement that the
Hollywood Bowl is well loved.

Daniel Savage makes a friendly amendment that the
letter specifies that traffic control officers should be posted
at the Bowl on every night when there is a major event.
Vote taken: 10 in favor 4 abstain. 0 opposed.

Paul Woolsey makes a friendly amendment that the letter
include a request for the posting of traffic officers at
Franklin and Highland.
Vote taken: Unanimous approval.

Public Comment: On nights with classical events, there

posted.

Anastasia Mann requests that the motion be restated with the amended portions:

MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council sends a letter to Council Member Garcetti, Council Member LaBonge, and the County Supervisor that:
1) States the Hollywood Bowl is a well-loved building in Hollywood and that the traffic congestion resulting from events at the Hollywood Bowl is detrimentally impacting the quality of life for the stakeholders of HHWNC and
2) States that the Hollywood Bowl is a public facility and it is the county’s responsibility to mitigate the Bowl’s traffic at least to the extent a private developer would be required.

3) Requests they work closely with the appropriate City departments to place traffic control officers from 10 pm until 2 am every evening when there is an event at the Hollywood Bowl at the intersections of Hollywood Blvd./Highland Ave and Sunset Blvd./Highland Ave. Also requests that a traffic officer be assigned to the Franklin/Highland intersection at busy times to improve traffic flow and ticket drivers that block the intersection. (Possible Motion and Vote)

Vote is taken: 12 in favor 1 opposed. 2 abstain. Motion passes.

b.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 1 (Daniel Savage)
aa.) The Area 1 Committee, the Housing Issue Committee and the EMS, Police and Fire Issue Committee voted unanimously to approve to following action: We approve of Archstone Smith’s proposal to add an additional 307 residential units and 472 additional parking stalls at the Toluca Lake Oakwood Property at 3600 Barham Blvd. and enter into a covenant to prevent future additional development. We request full information on the covenant when available, as promised by Archstone. Presentation by Matthew M. Winsryg, Assistant Vice President of Archstone Smith. (Possible Motion and Vote.

Daniel Savage withdraws the motion because it will have to be reapproved after Archdome makes its changes. The board moves to the next area committee report.

ii.) 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)

Joan Luchs reads out the motion and suggests a friendly amendment that the approved plans as submitted should require that the owner have a landscape contract to be recorded and maintained. Ken Jones seconds.

The motion is amended to read as following:
Area 2 and Housing Committees
As amended, HHWNC Board supports and approves 7153 and 7159 Woodrow Wilson plans/projects as submitted but adds a friendly amendment requiring the owner to record a covenant and agreement that runs with the land and that they will maintain landscaping throughout the life even if it changes ownerships.

Vote taken: 9 in favor 2 opposed 5 abstain Motion carries.

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)

Joan Luchs withdraws the motion.

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

Joan Luchs reads out point dd. because it pertains to point cc. She explains that the appeal is being resubmitted, so the current appeal is withdrawn.

Conrad Schoeffler introduces a motion to approve the
disapproval, and Anne Marie Lardeau seconds.

Vote taken: 7 in favor 2 opposed 6 abstain Motion passes.

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)

Joan Luch requests that the motion to support the appeal filed at South Valley Area. Planning Commission regarding CASE #2007-3681-DRB-SPP for 7218 Sunnydip Trail be withdrawn as the first appeal was already approved and the second appeal has not yet been processed.

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)

Throughout the vote taking and report by Joan Luchs, Michael Meyer leads the complaints from the board that these motions are unrelated to the board’s role. Orrin Feldman explains that the HHWNC is an advisory board that can advise with regard to any and all requests to City agencies for discretionary action(s)- but that the neighborhood council does not have to exercise its role as an advisor and make recommendation if it chooses not to do so, or if the information provided is insufficient to reach a recommendation/decision.

Michael Meyer wishes that he could hear about the situation from the house owners, and he feels unequipped to vote.

ee.) That HHNNC board writes a letter to Councilman
LaBonge that includes the following:
When a public hillside street dangerously erodes over the last 25 years and should be reconstructed and maintained in order to protect, preserve and provide safe access for its residents and an overwhelming majority of HHWNC agreed and voted.

1) Requests that Sunnydip Trail be reconstructed and improved to a width that meets standard safety and access
conditions within the next 12 months.

2) Requests 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 (20 years) unsafe conditions jeopardizing community safety and access on Sunnydip Trace.

4) That Councilman LaBonge write a letter to Building
and Safety requesting their enforcement of an existing ordinance that requires public hearings for all building permit applications where the width of the street if improved to less than 20 ft. (Motion and Vote)

Joan Luchs withdraws point 3 from the motion. Orrin Feldman, and John Pogue are all reluctant to intercede on the problems with Sunnydips’s roads because they believe that the relevant City agencies and Councilman LaBonge have a handle on the problem.

Anastasia Mann calls for the board to vote.
Vote taken: 12 in favor 1 opposed 2 abstain
Motion passes.

iii.) Area 3 (Paul Woolsey)
aa.) The Area 3 and Business planning committee have voted to support the Adoption of templates to be used voluntarily in formulating C.U.P. and A.B.C. license conditions for entertainment type businesses. The attached are the condition templates with the addition that we shall support no application to have such a license with a variance relieving the applicant from the obligation to provide parking. Also added is the condition to support no application containing an entitlement to loud amplified music in outdoor areas. (Possible Motion and Vote) (see attachment)

The HHWNC finds the issue too complicated to address at this late point in the meeting. Michael Meyer finds that there are too many conditions. They ask for a more detailed presentation about the templates, and Paul Woolsey agrees to table the issue.

bb.) The Area 3 and Business committees have voted to purchase three security patrol signs for the Whitley Heights Association at cost of $150 each for a total of $450 presumably from the outreach budget & asks the board to support this in the community interest. (Possible Motion and Vote)

Orrin Feldman expresses a grave concern that this motion is a request for subsidy because the security company is commercial.
Paul Woolsey suggests a friendly amendment that the post be removed.
Vote taken on motion as amended: 2 in favor 5 opposed 7 abstain.
Motion does not carry as amended.

cc.) The Area 3 and Business committees have voted to support asking the Los Angeles City Department of Parks to provide off-leash dog facility either at the Yucca Community Center or elsewhere in this neighborhood. (Possible Motion and Vote)

Vote taken: 13 in favor 1 opposed 2 abstain
The motion carries.

dd.) The Area 3 and Business committees have voted to support asking for the installation of traffic signals (lights) at the intersections of Franklin with Cherokee and with Whitley. This request goes to either D.O.T. OR Streets. (Possible Motion and Vote)

After questions from Michael Meyer and Conrad Schoeffler about the specifics of the plain, including the effect of the installation of lights on overall traffic, the board asks for a more detailed presentation. Per Ken Jones’ request, Paul Woolsey tables the issue and agrees to prepare a more detailed report with Paul Anderson.

ee.) The Area 3 and Business committees ask the board to support historic designation for the house located on the northwest corner of Franklin and Grace. (Possible Motion and Vote)

iv.) Area 4 (Conrad Schoeffter) & Area 5 (Michael Meyer)
aa) MOTION: The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council wishes to express its firm commitment to the process of code enforcement, especially in those situations where the abatement of a nuisance will necessarily follow, and the HHWNC supports the City Attorney in taking all necessary steps to assure code enforcement with priority to these situations. (Possible Motion and Vote)

The board wants to correct the language of the motion. Orrin Feldman says he’s empathetic, but that he thinks the language is not clear and that the statement seems meaningless.

Joan Luchs makes a friendly amendment to change the language.

The motion is rewritten as follows:

The HHWNC wishes to support the city attorney’s office in
its firm commitment to the process of code enforcement with giving priority to situations where code enforcement will lead to nuisance abatement. The HHWNC wishes to support the city attorney in taking all necessary steps to assure code enforcement with giving priority to these situations.

Vote taken: Unanimous approval

bb.) MOTION : HHWNC requests that CD4 direct LADOT to evaluate alternatives to improve traffic flow on Franklin Avenue in advance of the completion of the Highland/Franklin project. The concepts in the attached graphics represent potential alternatives to be considered, but are not meant to restrict LADOT’s analysis of alternatives. We also request that a traffic Officer be assigned to the Franklin/Highland intersection to ticket drivers that block the intersection.

Michael Meyer introduces the motion to approve the order. John Pogue seconds.

Vote taken: 10 in favor. 0 opposed. 3 abstain. Motion carries.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Paul Anderson suggests that Michael Meyer add the enforcement of the double yellow line east of Highland on Franklin. The traffic flow problem is partly due to the crossing of the yellow line. Another public commenter suggests enforcing the same rule in the morning and evening on Franklin and La Brea.

Vote taken on the motion as stands: Unanimous approval.

cc.) MOTION: There is a strong sense in the community that the number and size of
billboards and super graphics in Hollywood have gotten out of control. HHWNC requests that CD4 and CD13 initiate the process to review/amend existing laws regarding billboards and super graphics. We understand the need to balance businesses needs for advertising, but we feel it needs to be done with respect to the architecture of buildings, particularly historic ones, and to the views of the neighbors. We feel the existing laws need more teeth and we want the process to revise these laws to involve the community in the decision-making. We request that in the interim, no variances be granted for billboards or super graphics, and we request that this motion be distributed to adjacent neighborhood councils in Hollywood so the y can also be involved in the process.

Ken Jones wants to specify the conditions of the buildings with
Historical value.

Vote taken: 13 in favor 2 opposed O abstain.
Motion carries.

MOTION: We request that CD4 provide updates to the full HHWNC Board with regard to the following:
1.) Paving of north entry area to Runyon Canyon Park and striping of parking stalls adjacent to the park entrance and private driveways, adjacent safety improvements along Mulholland
2.) Repair of the landscaped island on Outpost Drive at Castilian that was
damaged by a drunken driver in October 2006
3.) City Council motion to authorize the city to negotiate for the purchase of
property adjacent to Runyon Canyon Park
4.) Status of the parking lot proposed for the lower portion of Runyon Canyon
Michael Meyer introduces the motion. Joan Luchs seconds.

Vote taken: Unanimous approval.

12. Public Comment — No public comment.
13. Old Business – No old business.
14. New Business – No new business.
15. Adjournment – Anastasia Mann calls the meeting adjourned at 10:03 p.m.

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