Meeting Date: 09/11/06 06:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Location: The Women’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Blvd, west side between Hollywood & Franklin, driveway south of building, parking in rear.

Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

HOUSING, SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES, RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING AND SUPPORT

Monday, September 11, 2006
6:00pm
Location: The Women’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Blvd, west side between Hollywood & Franklin, driveway south of building, parking in rear.

AGENDA

1. Call to order, roll call and introductions

2. Impact of new housing, redevelopment and condominium conversions in Hollywood on the availability of rental housing for seniors.

Discussion with representatives of the two Multipurpose Senior Centers designated by the City of Los Angeles to serve the Hollywood Community:

Doreen Klee, LCSW, Director, Freda Mohr Senior Center, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

Laura Diepenbrock, MSW, Manager of the LIFE program at JFS

(LIFE stands for Living Independently in a Friendly Environment and it aims to help people remain in their homes in the community for as long as possible.)

Barbara Linski, Director, Assistance League of California Hollywood Multipurpose Senior Center.

3. Review of current compensation for displaced seniors and people with disabilities. Discussion of proposed increases being considered by the Los
Angeles City Council. (Possible motion and vote)

4. Discussion of the need for case management, and relocation assistance for seniors to be provided by a trained expert.

– How degrees of disability affect the level of needed assistance-

– Possible assessment formats,

– Classification of need levels,

– Estimated cost of providing specialized case management

– Funding needed case management as part of relocation assistance for seniors.

– Should the local Multipurpose Senior Center, designated by the City of Los Angeles to serve the affected area, be selected and funded to provide this service through a trained case manager?

(Possible motion and vote on each item)

5. Public Comments – Comments from the public on agenda items and non-agenda items within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction. Public comments are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.

6. Schedule next meeting and adjourn.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
AREA 3, HOUSING AND TRAFFIC JOINT MEETING

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca Street
Hollywood
6:30 P.M. Sharp

AGENDA

1. Introduction and acceptance of minutes.

2. Presentation Cerrel Group and DS Ventures on the Yucca & McCadden condo project now that the project has cleared Design Review Committee. Description: 1714-1736 McCadden Place 1727-1729 Las Palmas Project DS Ventures (bounded by Yucca, McCadden, Las Palmas, and Hollywood Blvd. frontage buildings, “Yucca/McCadden”) 218 total unites (made up of one, two, and three bedroom units) 22 of the units are affordable units. 620+ planned parking spaces subterranean. Possible motion and vote.

3. Presentation by HHWNC Parking and Transportation Chair Dennis Lytton on possibility of opening a second portal to the Hollywood & Highland Red Line Station on McCadden Street with presence of MTA and Line officials. Possible motion and vote.

4. Presentation by Lee Rabun on Plan Approval for the King-King Nightclub at 6515 Hollywood Blvd. Possible motion and vote.

5. Presentation by JPI Group on proposed residential project at 1724 N. Highland; a transit-oriented, mixed-use development of 270 apartments (including 27 affordable and 8 joint live/work units); 8,500 sf ground floor retail commercial, grade level and subterranean parking 755 parking spaces with 436 for residential, 34 retail and 285 for public parking; southeast corner of Highland Ave. and Yucca Street to McCadden Place. Possible motion and vote.

6. Presentation by HHWNC Emergency Services, Police, Fire, and Safety Chair Rena Dheming on continued hot dog vender problems with noise and crowds area parking lots and streets. Possible motion and vote.

7. Public comment on non-agenda items.

8. Schedule next meeting and adjourn.

Minutes Detail
September 11, 2006

HOUSING, SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES, RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING AND SUPPORT
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (HHWNC)

September 11, 2006
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Hollywood Women’s Club
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
UNAPPROVED – FD 1

1. Call to order, roll call and introductions
Committee Chair Frank DeFoe called the meeting to order at 6:10 PM
Registered Stakeholders Present: Frank DeFoe (Chair)- Anne Marie Lardeau, Charlotte Levine, Joan Luchs, Paul Ramsey, Conrad Schoeffter
Guests Speakers: Susan Alexman LCSW, Laura Diepenbrock MSW, Doreen Klee LCSW, Barbara Linski

2. Impact of new housing, redevelopment and condominium conversions in Hollywood on the availability of rental housing for seniors.
Discussion with representatives of the two Multipurpose Senior Centers designated by the City of Los Angeles to serve the Hollywood Community:
Barbara Linski, Director, Assistance League of California Hollywood Multipurpose Senior Center
Susan Alexman, LCSW, Director of Senior Services, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)
Doreen Klee, LCSW, Director, Freda Mohr Senior Center, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)
Laura Diepenbrock, MSW, Manager of the LIFE program at JFS
(LIFE stands for Living Independently in a Friendly Environment and it aims to help people remain in their homes in the community for as long as possible.)
The center representatives explained the frequent requests for assistance received from evicted seniors who are unable to cope with the loss or find another rental apartment. The centers are currently unable to provide sufficient assistance to meet this need.

3. Discussion of the need for case management, and relocation assistance for seniors to be provided by a trained expert.
The committee discussed how degrees of disability affect the level of needed assistance, possible assessment formats, classification of need levels, estimated cost of providing specialized case management, funding needed case management as part of relocation assistance for seniors, and whether local Multipurpose Senior Center, designated by the City of Los Angeles to serve the affected area, should be selected and funded to provide this service through a trained case manager.

The Committee unanimously passed the following motion

The Housing, Social and Human Services, Religious and Charitable Organizations, Planning and Support Committee moves to:

a) Recognize that older adults (age 62 and over) and disabled persons evicted from their rental apartment due to condo conversions, demolition or redevelopment need specialized assistance beyond what is currently required by law;
b) Support additional assistance tailored for each senior or disabled person following a bio-psycho-social assessment performed by a trained expert at a current cost of $300 per person; to be paid by the developer/applicant.
c) Adopt an assessment rating similar to the CA State Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)- covering six categories with additional points for high risk factors and age;
d) Support a range of case management assistance; number of hours and maximum cost is being evaluated.
e) Support additional relocation assistance; amount being evaluated.
f) Recognize the local Multipurpose Senior Center, designated by the City of Los Angeles to serve the affected area, as the best agency to provide this service through a trained case manager.
g) Develop HHWNC Voluntary Guidelines:

Specialized Assistance Program (Voluntary)
Adults (age 62 and over) and disabled persons
evicted from their rental apartment due to condo conversions, demolition or redevelopment.

h) Continue exploring a closer partnership with the two multipurpose senior centers serving HHWNC area to promote the quality of life, independence, and safety of older adults in our community.

Present this motion for possible vote of support to the next HHWNC Board of Directors meeting.

4. HHWNC is served by the Hollywood Multipurpose Senior Center to the East and the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Senior Center to the West with Stanley as a rough divider.
The committee invited the center directors to seek support letters from HHWNC when they apply for grants that would benefit our area.
The committee will also strive to make local seniors and community leaders more aware of services available from these two centers.

5. Public Comments
No comments

5. Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

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