Meeting Date: 12/7/16 6:00 pm
Meeting Type: Regular
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
December 7, 2016
Will and Ariel Durant Library Branch7140 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Directions: East of N. Fairfax Ave and West of N. La Brea Ave of Hollywood Blvd. 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 Durant Library Branch, and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website www.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment, www.empowerla.org.
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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.
- Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann
- Roll call
- Public Official Reports
- CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell
- CD4 –Field Deputy, Catherine Landers, Office of Councilmember David Ryu
- Mayor’s Office, Central Area NC Rep, Yoome Ha
- 46th Assembly District, Angie Aramayo, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian
- 43rd Assembly District, Rep. from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
- 50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
- 3rd Supervisorial District, Rachel Zaiden, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
- LAPD – Presentation by Chief Beatrice Girmala requesting that HHWNC allocate funds for a brochure re LAPD’s SAFE PLACE INITIATIVE for the LGBT community. (Motion and Vote)
- President’s Report (Anastasia Mann)
- Community Business
- Update on MOU with RAP and FORC re Runyon Canyon
- Update on progress re tour bus issue since Nov. 23rd Town Hall
- Confirm next meeting date: January 18
- First Vice-President’s Report (Orrin Feldman)
- PLUM Committee
- 1715 Wilcox aka The Whiskey Hotel – CP 2016-2263-VZC-HD-ZAA-CUB-SPR. The applicant, has applied to the City’s Planning Department for permission to demolish an existing structure and construct a 134 room hotel with a 2,500 square foot ground floor restaurant, a rooftop bar, three rooftop terraces, 104 parking spaces and 60,693 square feet. The floor to area ratio would be 2.94 to 1.
The Planning Department’s case no. is CP 2016-2263-VZC-HD-ZAA-CUB-SPR. The CA CEQA no. is ENV-2016-2264-EAF. Portions of the property are zoned C4 and R5. The applicant is asking for a zone change from C4 to C2 because properties in the C4 zone do not permit outdoor uses, such as the bar being proposed for the hotel’s rooftop, above the ground floor.
The applicant also is asking for permission to eliminate any side yards on the north and south side of the property. In addition, the applicant is asking for (i) a site plan review, which, if approved, would allow an increase of more than 50 guest rooms in the hotel and 50,000 square feet of floor area, and (ii) a conditional use permit to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages in the hotel’s ground floor and rooftop restaurants.
As of the writing of this agenda notice, the applicant / owner has appeared before PLUM and will appear before Area 3 on December 6. The applicant will not be able to appear before the full board before the Zoning Administration hearing on December 21, 2016 as the PLUM committee has asked them to return on December 8 with proposed revisions to the project. As such, the Board is requested to authorize particular comments to go before the hearing.
Proposed Motion: That the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council approve comments coming from PLUM and Area 3 committees to be added to the record for Case #s ENV-2016-2264 and CP 2016-2263-VZC-HD-ZAA-CUB-SPR.
- 2100 Laurel Canyon – aka Pace Restaurant
Proposed Motion: The Board recommends to Zoning Administrator John Chiang that (i) the Planning Department legalize Pace restaurant’s expansion into the additional space several years ago, (ii) allow the restaurant to operate until 11 p.m. daily, but (iii) deny Pace’s request for approval to sell a full line of alcoholic beverages at this time, and (iv) permit Pace to reapply in 18 months.
- Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer)
- Motion and Vote to approve monthly expenditures report
- Approve Funding request forms
- Approve supplemental funds for Hollywood Heritage message boards due to the failure of DONE to carry forward $2500 in FY 14/15 to FY 15/16 which were intended to fund the Hollywood Heritage project
- Approval of budget amendment to allocate $5000 for a third NPG in 2017.
- Second Vice President’s Report (Jane Crockett)
- Committee Reports
- Community Enrichment (Emily Weithman)
- Funding for Durant Library Holiday Programs: Durant Library plans to have an expanded menu of arts and crafts programs over winter break. They typically host one a week on Thursdays, but would like to increase that to three times a week. The cost of supplies and refreshments is $200. Additionally, Steven Peros will present a holiday themed program of animated films shown on a 16mm projector and will demonstrate the workings of the projector. The cost for this program is $100. Finally, the library would to get the Rising Phoenix Morris Dancers to do a holiday program with refreshments and dance activities for children. The cost of this event would be $250.
Proposed Motion: The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Board of Directors approves funding in the amount of up to $550 in the form of a Neighborhood Purpose Grant to Durant Library to execute the programs that the library has proposed for its holiday audiences.
- America’s Healthy Kids Fitness Challenge Program: “America’s Healthy Kids” is the world’s first exercise-based fitness curriculum for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old. Their objective is to help children at various physical, emotional and intellectual levels develop confidence and self-esteem- through fitness, love, understanding and positive reinforcement. America’s Healthy Kids would like to bring the Kids’ Fitness Challenge to a Hollywood Hills West neighborhood so that the local children can benefit from the program.
Proposed Motion: The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Board of Directors to consider allocating funds to deploy the Kids’ Fitness Challenge Program to host a fitness event for local children.
- Area 3
- Bags for Mutt Mitt Station: For the last four years, the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council has approved expenditures to supply dog poop bags out of a dispenser that it previously purchased. The dispenser is located in Area 3.
Proposed Motion: That the Board of the Hollywood Hills Neighborhood Council approve and expenditure of up to $350 for the purpose of buying bags to fill the “Mutt Mitt Station.”
- Yucca Community Center’s Holiday event: Each year for the Yucca Community Center’s Holiday event, the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council has approved monetary support for outreach opportunities. The event typically draws more than 200 people (children and adults) to the event.
Proposed Motion: That the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council approve monetary support up to $300 to be used for refreshments, decorations, stocking stuffers and paper plates and utensils.
- 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.
- Old Business
- New Business