Meeting Date: 04/04/07 07:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUM – LASKY-DEMILLE BARN
2100 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE (BETWEEN ODIN AND MILNER)

Details: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Traffic, Public Transportation and Parking Committee Meeting
April, 4, 2006
7:00PM
HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUM – LASKY-DEMILLE BARN
2100 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE
(BETWEEN ODIN AND MILNER)

AGENDA

Introduction – Meet & Greet (7pm)

1. Call To Order (7:30pm sharp)

2. Minutes – Review and Approval of the previous meeting minutes.

3. Chair’s Report

4. Subcommittee Reports

5. Old Business

6. New Business
a. Advisement to the Chair: Committee Meetings
i. Date and Time
ii. Location
iii. Frequency
b. Advisement to the Chair: Committee Objectives
c. Advisement to the Chair: Sub-Committee Membership

7. Public Comment / Announcements

8. Adjournment

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
ISSUE COMMITTEE 08: TRAFFIC, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
DRAFT COMMITTEE MINUTES

DATE: APRIL 4, 2007
TIME: 7PM TO 9PM
LOCATION: HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUM – LASKY-DEMILLE BARN
2100 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE (BETWEEN ODIN AND MILNER)

 Meet & Greet (7pm)

1. Call To Order
The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Wayne Johansson, at 7:27pm.

2. Approval of the Minutes.
The minutes for the previous committee meeting held on September 12, 2006 are not available and therefore were not approved.

3. Chair’s Report
Wayne Johansson introduced himself as the recently elected Chair of the Committee. The purpose of this meeting is to “re-start” the committee with stakeholder participation by: (1) Identifying traffic concerns in the neighborhood
(2) Determine how often the committee should meet
(3) Select objectives the committee will take up during the next year
(4) Discuss the formation of sub-committees focused on specific objectives.

4. Subcommittee Reports
No Report

5. Old Business
No Old Business

6. New Business

a. Advisement to the Chair: Committee Meetings
i. Date and Time
It is the consensus of the stakeholders present that meetings should be held in the evenings during the week.
ii. Location
The committee shall meet at various locations within the HHWNC area in an effort to distribute evenly any inconvenience associated with attending.
iii. Frequency
It is the consensus of the stakeholders present that the committee shall initially meet once per quarter and that if additional meetings become necessary, the frequency shall be increased to monthly.

b. Advisement to the Chair: Committee Objectives
The Chair facilitated the Committee’s identification of possible objectives by using the “Brain-Storming” technique. The following concerns were initially presented:
– Universal City Expansion
– Too many parking regulation signs on Gardner Street
– Pedestrian Traffic
– La Brea & Franklin Intersection
– Gridlock – Blocking of Intersections
– Photo Lights (Red Light violations)
– Electronic Billboards
– Metro (Public Transportation)
– La Brea & Hollywood Intersection (right turn lane from La Brea SB)
– Congestion
– Public Parking
– Permit Parking
– Parking at Metro
– Street Closures
– Uniform Number on Fountain Ave in Hollywood and West Hollywood
– Impact of Development
– No Smoking Signs in the canyons
– Cut-through Traffic
– Lawless / Reckless Drivers
– Highland & Franklin Construction
– Speed Humps
– Hollywood Blvd – pedestrian traffic only
– Mulholland & Laurel Canyon Blvd proposed project
– Interaction/Communication with City Government – LADOT, CD4, etc. – perception of non-responsiveness / indifference.
– Nichols Canyon – hazard to pedestrians
– Bus service on Sunset Blvd.
– Interaction with other Neighborhood Councils on mutual concerns
– La Brea & Santa Monica Blvd intersection
– Hollywood Community Plan updates
– Hollywood Redevelopment Plan

The Committee grouped related concerns into five general areas:
i. Congestion (gridlock, pedestrian/vehicular conflict, enforcement, maximizing flow)
ii. Public Parking Capacity (City owned facilities)
iii. City Traffic Services
iv. Traffic Policy for new development
v. Communication of Traffic Conditions
It was the consensus of the stakeholders present to select the first four areas for the Committee to focus on during the upcoming year.

c. Advisement to the Chair: Sub-Committee Membership
Scott Anderson agreed to coordinate the Committee’s activities related to Public/City Parking Capacity. Michael Meyer agreed to coordinate the Committee’s activities related to City Traffic Services.

7. Public Comment / Announcements

8. Adjournment
The Chair announced the next Committee meeting is tentatively planned for the last week in June before adjourning the meeting at 9:05pm.

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