Meeting Date: 01/16/13 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Woman’s Club of Hollywood 1749 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
January 16, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Directions: South of Franklin and North of Hollywood Blvd. – Accessibility: Building is accessible through entrance at rear door. Parking: Free Parking is available behind the Woman’s Club on the upper level of the parking lot.
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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.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 16, 2013
Woman’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
1. Call to order by VP President Orrin Feldman at 7 p.m.
2. Roll call by Treasurer Michael Meyer (standing in for Recording Secretary Kathy Bañuelos). Board members present: Orrin Feldman, Michael Meyer, Robert Mott, Jim Geoghan, Jeffrey Papes, Joshua Kopel, Mary Prange, Dietrich Nelson, Patricia Weber, Robin Moreno, Joyce Dyrector, Paul Darrigo, Barbara Witkin, Clive Whitcher, Maria Sussman. Quorum established. (Joyce Dyrector left early).
3. Minutes – (Witkin/Darrigo) moved to approve the minutes of November 28, 2012 as amended. The motion carried 13-0-1 (Feldman).
4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann: (Anastasia was absent.)
a. Public Official Reports (No reports).
b. John Choi, Candidate for City Council District 13. Mr. Choi was not present. Debate set for 1/24.
c. Proposed Council District 13 debate. The Board took no action on this.
d. City Budget Update: Mr. Nathan French, a stakeholder, gave an overview of the budget and the deficit. The board is requested to give feedback on various proposals to offset the deficit by using the online survey.
e. Proposed $3 Billion Street Repair Bond Measure: Jack Humphreville spoke about this bond measure issue and gave his recommendation to the board. After discussion, the board failed to move a motion on this issue as the measure has not been placed on the ballot. The Board will revisit this issue if it is placed on the ballot in the future.
f. Digital billboards: Orrin said he had not seen the actual motion on the agenda for the City Council. (Nelson/Papes) moved that HHWNC not support this motion. The motion was withdrawn for lack of information.
g. Neighborhood Council Plan Review: Orrin will look into this working group.
h. Community business. No report.
i. The next board meeting date was confirmed for February 20TH.
5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman: The PLUM Committee has held three meetings including work on three hotel proposals. The zoning administrator turned down the proposal for a motel on Cahuenga Blvd. PLUM also discussed conditional use permits. Jeffrey was selected as vice chair of PLUM.
6. Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer: Michael stated that board members who voted on his survey for their food preferences chose sandwiches over pizza in a close vote, so he will alternate between the two. After current expenditures, $31,500 was left in the budget. The Women’s Club has notified Michael that rent has not yet been paid for the current year. (Witkin/Sussman) moved to authorize the Treasurer to issue a demand warrant for payment when an invoice is received. The motion carried unanimously. (Witkin/Nelson) moved to approve the monthly Treasurer’s Report. The motion carried unanimously.
a. Update on Neighborhood Signage: Michael stated that the Ad Hoc Committee has approved verbiage for signs to be posted at the boundaries of the Council.
7. Secretary’s Report by Michael Meyer on behalf of Kathy Bañuelos: Board members are requested to provide evening and daytime phone numbers for board business.
8. Parliamentarian’s Report – Robert Mott reviewed procedures under Robert’s Rules of Order for making motions during board meetings.
9. Committee Reports
a. ISSUE COMMITTEES:
Outreach Committee Report: Michael Meyer, on behalf of Nicole Carcel, introduced Bridget Santiago, director of Free Arts Abused Children organization. Her organization offers programs throughout L.A. County for homeless children as well as outreach for teens who have been in trouble and need support.
Update on January 24th Mayoral Forum at Forest Lawn Hollywood. Michael said there are five candidates participating in this event. KCET will be covering it. HHWNC’s contribution will help pay for ads in the Daily News and L.A. Times. The event takes place at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn.
Business Committee Report – Joshua Kopel presented his three goals: 1) For everyone to work together by reaching out to constituents for better outreach, 2) to hold a blood drive in the community and 3) to hold an Art Walk on Hollywood Boulevard to engage more stakeholders. The purpose of the discussion was to encourage participation of other issue and area committee chairs.
Infrastructure Committee Report – Mary Prange announced “Beyond 311” on HHWNC website under “Infrastructure.”
Emergency Services, Police and Fire Report – Dietrich Nelson announced that CERT classes start March 1 at Hollywood Community Center, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Also L.A. County Dept of Health is doing a training starting in May.
b. AREA COMMITTEES
Area 3 (Robin Moreno) – A presentation by Friends of Franklin Ivar Park was tabled.
Area 7 – (Witkin/Papes) moved, “The Area 7 Committee respectfully requests the HHWNC board approve its annual 2013 LA Marathon Cheering Sections supplies and water in the amount of $400.00. The committee is planning to setup four (4) stakeholder cheering stations along Sunset Blvd. from La Brea to Crescent Heights. Items to be purchased are water for the runners and cheering supplies for the cheering stakeholders.” The motion carried.
10. Public Comments – A stakeholder mentioned that John Choi was unable to attend the meeting. She was told to have him come back next month.
11. Old Business – None.
12. New Business – Michael stated that Outpost is interested in fixing up Dorothy and Benjamin Smith Park between Orange and Sycamore and he may bring a proposal to a future meeting for consideration.
13. Adjournment at 8:38 p.m.
-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One.-