Meeting Date: 09/23/04 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: YUCCA COMMUNITY CENTER
6671 Yucca Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS FOR MEMBERS WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00PM

Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 6:30 PM

YUCCA COMMUNITY CENTER
6671 Yucca Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS FOR MEMBERS WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00PM

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: 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 WWW.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 (213) 485-1588 or e-mail to [email protected]

1. Call to order and roll call.

2. Acceptance of nominations for chair of the Housing, Social and Human Services, Religious and Charitable Organizations, Planning and Support committee, a vacant board/committee position. Currently, there are two nominations. Once nominations are closed, all stakeholders will be asked to vote for a nominee by a show of hands. (Vote). (10 minutes)

3. Secretary – Review and approve prior minutes (vote).

4. Treasurer – Review and approve treasurer’s report and any budget issues (vote).

5. President – Update

6. Vice President – Update

7. HHWNC staffing polling places on November 2nd in its area. Presentation of commitment and outreach benefits by Robert Huff, Pollworker Outreach, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. (Vote) (10 minutes)

8. Motion to support passage of California State bill (A.B. 3047) to transfer control of Highland Avenue from State’s control to that of Los Angeles City. (Vote) (10 minutes)

9. Discussion of proposed inclusionary zoning ordinance for the City of Los Angeles. Presentations by LA City Planner (background information)- Eric Garcetti or a member of his staff (supporting ordinance) and Don Scott (Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Taskforce) (Possible motion and vote) (30 minutes).

10. Presentation of summary 2005/06 budget surveys received by September 20th. Request for additional stakeholder input. Ranking of all 4 major budget priorities and the services within each priority to be submitted online to DONE by September 30th. (Vote) (30 minutes).

11. Board approval of appointments of John Connolly and Bob Cook as HHWNC Regional Budget Advocates to the Central Regional Budget Panel (First meeting October 9th) with Claire Guy and Dan Bernstein as alternates. (Vote) (3 minutes).

12. Please be advised that the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) disagrees with the conclusion of the DS Ventures/Banana Bungalows report which claims that there are no mitigating circumstances resulting from the proposed 81-unit development on Cahuenga Boulevard West. Area 2 of HHWNC requests, additionally, that a full environmental impact study be undertaken before the development can be considered further. Area 2 also requests that the environmental impact study include the impact of the proposed development on pedestrian accessibility and pedestrian safety along Cahuenga Boulevard West. (Vote).

13. Discussion of proposed fencing of upper Runyon Canyon Park. (Possible motion and vote)

14. Area 3 Asks the HHWNC board to take a position opposing proposed MTA changes to two routes heavily used by HHWNC stakeholders and the community in general. Chairman Paul Woolsey will deliver this position to the next MTA Board meeting on Monday, October 4th. (Vote).

15. .Area 3 requests that the Board of HHWNC allocate $210 from Outreach Budget for the purpose of registering a youth boxing program at the Yucca Community Center. (Vote).

16. Discussion of June 29, 2004 election. (Possible motions and votes).

17. Request from Pinehurst Park Committee for funds to rescue Banyan Tree in Area 4. (Possible motion and vote).

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
APPROVED
September 23, 2004
Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
Dan Bernstein, President called to order the regular board meeting at 6:42 p.m.

Present: Dan Bernstein, President; Ossie Cohen, Vice President; Jennifer Alwood, Secretary; Bob Cook, Treasurer; Paul Ramsey, Charles Alvare, Paul Woolsey, Steve Kifer, Conrad Schoeffter, Anthony Deckoff, Kenneth Jones, Orrin Feldman, Jeffrey Rouze, Theresa Larkin, Robert Gonzalez, Claire Guy, Jon Hartman and Michele Miyakawa

Excused Absence: John Connolly, Parliamentarian; Anastasia Mann, Wilson Bell, Vince Vitale

2. ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATIONS for Chair of the Housing, Social and Human Services, Religious and Charitable Organization, Planning and Support committee. Nominees: Patricia Price, Frank DeFoe, Rena Pheming were given 3 minutes to speak. Vote by show of hands. Frank DeFoe elected new Chair.

3. APPROVAL OF August 5, 2004 MINUTES
Jennifer Alwood, Secretary called for corrections or approval of the minutes.
Ossie, not Charles, stated that he did not make the comment in Item 3 5/6, n.). Secretary changed minutes.
MOTION by Ossie: That Board approves minutes with correction.
SECOND: Paul R.
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

4. TREASURER’S REPORT
Handed out Budget Report.
a.) STATEMENT OF MOTION by Bob: To increase the website maintenance from $1200 to $2000.
SECOND: Robert
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous
b.) STATEMENT OF MOTION by Orrin: The Area 9 committee chair moves that the
HHWNC board consider putting the beautification project at the City owned southeast corner lot at the intersection of Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon Boulevard under the HHWNC’s auspices and the City of Los Angeles’ Adopt a Median Program, with the previously allocated funds ($1,750) to be used as seed money to continue moving the project forward. The area 9 and beautification committee chairs would jointly chair the project for the HHWNC, and the HHWNC Treasurer would oversight responsibilities for the project’s funds. Funds should be returned and held.
SECOND: Bob
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous
DISCUSSION: Kenneth asked about setting up an account. Orrin reiterated that the project designer did not expect to get paid for project. It would be okay to ask for check to be returned.
c.) Treasury Procedures – Dan asked us to follow procedures until committee reviews.

5.) PRESIDENT’S UPDATE
a.) Item 5, 1-2/9: Dan asked HHWNC to consider meeting on October 14 to discuss ballot initiatives and review November 2nd elections on Propositions. Board voted not to meet.
b.) Item 5, 3/9: Dan reminded the Board of the Rules of Conduct
c.) Item 5 4/9: Notice of street closures
d.) Item 5 5/9: LaBonge email re: coyotes.
e.) Item 5 6/9: West Nile Virus Awareness Month flyer

6.) VICE PRESIDENT UPDATE
Ossie told the Board he has heard many positive things in the community about HHWNC. He also said the Expo went very well.

7.) Robert Huff, Pollworker Outreach, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk asked HHWNC to work polling places on Nov. 2nd. They need 26,000 polling volunteers.
MOTION by Paul R.: Motion to have HHWNC volunteer at polling places to be an outreach day for the neighborhood council.
SECOND: Jen
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

8.) MOTION: To support passage of California State bill (A.B. 3047) to transfer control of Highland Avenue from State’s control to that of Los Angeles City.
SECOND: Jen
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous
DISCUSSION: Dan said we need to send a Thank You note to the Governor.

9.) 30 minute discussion about inclusionary zoning ordinance for the City of Los Angeles. Presentation by Eric Garcetti’s Chief of Staff-Rich Llewellyn. Jeff discussed and educated Board about the inclusionary zoning ordinance. Stakeholders asked Board not to take vote on this matter.
MOTION by Bob: To table issue.
SECOND: Conrad
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

10.) MOTION by Bob: That HHWNC Board of Directors authorize Bob Cook to update the Mayor’s Budget Survey spreadsheet as presented at this evening’s meeting for information and stakeholder input received at tonight’s meeting, and also to update said spreadsheet for Survey forms received after meeting but before the Mayor’ cut-off for reporting our stakeholders’ responses. The Board further delegates its review powers to Dan Bernstein, John Connolly or Claire Guy, and one of whom may check Mr. Cook’s work.
SECOND: Kenneth
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

11.) Strike Agenda Item #11.

12.) MOTION by Area 2: Please be advised that the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) disagrees with the conclusion of the DS Ventures/Banana Bungalows report which claim that there are no mitigating circumstances resulting from the proposed 81-unit development on Cahuenga Boulevard West. HHWNC requests, additionally, that a full environmental impact study be undertaken when a revised project is submitted to the City Planning Department.
SECOND: Conrad
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous
DISCUSSION: Stakeholder expressed concern regarding the developer for the DS Ventures/Banana Bugalows project report.

13.) Discussed of proposed fencing of upper Runyon Canyon Park.
MOTION by Bob: Express to City Development and Recreations & Parks that there are flaws in design and placement of the fence related to wildlife and view preservation, and have them investigate our concerns as well as bring to Mulholland Design Review Board.
SECOND: Paul R.
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

14.) MOTION by Area 3: Asks the HHWNC Board take a position opposing proposed MTA changes to two routes heavily used by HHWNC stakeholders and the community in general. Chairman Paul Woolsey will deliver this position to the next MTA Board meeting on Monday, October 4th.
SECOND: Jen
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

15.) MOTION by Area 3: Request that the Board of HHWNC allocate $210 from Outreach budget for the purposes of registering a youth boxing program at the Yucca Community Center
SECOND: Andy
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

16 & 17.) MOTION by Bob: To tabled until next Board meeting.
SECOND: Jen
VOTE: Motion passes-unanimous

18.) No general comments.

19.) No public comments

20.) Meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
Next meeting TBD.

Respectfully submitted

Jennifer Alwood, HHWNC Secretary

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