Meeting Date: 01/21/15 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
January 21, 2015
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard
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 top and bottom of Runyon Canyon Park, and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website www.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment
In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at our website by clicking on the following link: , www.hhwnc.org, or at the scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact the Board Secretary at [email protected].
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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 by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos
- Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from November 19, 2014 meeting (MOTION AND VOTE) (5 minutes)
President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (15 minutes)
- Public Official Reports
- CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell
- CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge
- Mayor’s Office, Poonam Narewatt, Central Area NC Rep.
- 43rd Assembly District, Eric Menjivar, Rep. from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
- 46th Assembly District, Brian Stedge, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian
- 50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
- 3rd Supervisorial District, Felicia Park-Rogers, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
- Greek Theatre Update: Hearing TBA Speaker: Phil Green
- CD 4 Candidate Forum on 1/27 @ Universal Globe Theatre @ 7pm
-Doors open at 6:30 pm, refreshments will be provided
-Free self park in the Frankenstein Garage
-Yard signs available for distribution
Discussion re unspent funds allocated for Animal Services
- Motion: The Board of the HHWNC requests the return of the funds it previously contributed to support holding a training class for the Animal control officer reserve corps established by Los Angeles City Charter section 22.20.1. The class has not been held in three years since the funds were donated and the funds are not needed at this time. Return of these funds to the HHWNC will enable it to utilize them more effectively.
- Report on Executive Committee Meeting
- Review and redirection of the Website/Email Ad Hoc Committee
- Confirm next meeting date: February 18
Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler) (5 minutes)
Appointment of Environment Chair to PLUM Committee (Jim Geoghan)
- MOTION: Change the Standing Rules of the HHWNC to include the Environment Chair on the Planning, Land Use & Management Committee. As CEQA and Environmental Impact Reports are ever-important tools in the evaluation of land use, it is important to have the Environment Chair on the Committee.
- Update on the Scoping Meeting for 7107 Hollywood Blvd. and next steps for the project (Joann Koplin)
- Update on 8150 Sunset Blvd. and the DEIR statement passed by the PLUM Committee (Casey Maddren)
- Appointment of Environment Chair to PLUM Committee (Jim Geoghan)
- PLUM Committee
Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer) (10 minutes)
- Motion and Vote to approve monthly expenditures report
- Approve Funding request forms
- Request from Valley View Elementary PTA to approve funding for computers and chairs for the school's computer lab. Expenditure details: 6 iMacs with LAUSD software: $9,480, 36 chairs: $1,565, Total cost: $11,045. (MOTION AND VOTE)
Parliamentarian’s Report (Malena Patel) (5 minutes)
- Monthly report on committee meetings
Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos) (5 minutes)
- Update on Pothole repairs
Outreach (Robin Moreno)
- Request for approval for up to $3,000.00 for outreach materials to include flyers, newsletters, gives a-ways and post cards (MOTION AND VOTE)
- Outreach (Robin Moreno)
- Area 7 (Barbara Witkin) – report on Area 7 Committee meeting.
- 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
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 15, 2015
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
- Call to order at 6:37 p.m. by President, Anastasia Mann
- Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Anastasia Mann, Kathy Bañuelos, Michael Meyer, Jim Geoghan, Casey Maddren, JoAnn Koplin, Carl Ripaldi, Robin Moreno, Patricia Weber, Brian Dyer, Carmen Libaridian, Grant Wallensky, Orrin Feldman. Quorum reached with 13 board members.
- Minutes – (Bañuelos/Maddren) moved to approve the board meeting minutes for November 19, 2014. The motion carried with two abstentions. (Moreno & Dyer).
President’s Report by Anastasia Mann – Anastasia announced the availability of speaker sign-in sheets.
- Public Official Reports
- CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, announced the new office address in Echo Park. One of their main goals is to have better control over street closures for special events. There are new limitations and restrictions in place. The Oscars will be the next big event. He will send maps and info before the event. Regarding tour buses, DOT has improved signage at Hollywood/Highland and they are cracking down on violators to keep them from going through neighborhoods.
- 3rd Supervisorial District, Rachel Zayden, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. They are currently looking for office space. Rachel started work two weeks earlier and is working out of their downtown office.
- Anastasia stated that a CD 4 candidate was planning to attend the meeting but was not present.
- Greek Theatre Update: Phil Green reported on an upcoming hearing before the City Council to try to obtain another opportunity to bid on the Greek Theater management. The Los Feliz NC voted unanimously to support their chance to re-bid. Phil compared their quote for preventative maintenance as substantially lower than the competition.
- CD 4 Candidates Forum on 1/27 @ Universal Globe Theatre @ 7pm. Anastasia said the Executive Committee discussed the set up for this event. She asked the board members to take yard signs to promote it. After soliciting concerns from stakeholders, they have received 60 questions to put forward to the candidates.
- Discussion re: unspent funds allocated for Animal Services
(Mann/Wallensky) moved, “The Board of the HHWNC requests the return of the funds it previously contributed to support holding a training class for the RACO Program/volunteer Animal Control officer reserve corps established by Los Angeles City Charter section 22.20.1. The class has not been held in three years since the funds were donated and the funds are not needed at this time. Return of these funds to the HHWNC will enable it to utilize them more effectively.”
Volunteer Animal Officer Paul Darrigo addressed the board asking them to NOT return the money, but rather, to demand that the RACO program be implemented.
(Meyer/Feldman) amended the motion to send a letter to the Mayor, Animal Services, DONE and the City Council clearly stating HHWNC’s position in favor of the RACO program going forward but requesting that HHWNC’s $1500 allocation for that program be returned until the program is set up.” The motion carried 12-0-0.
- Report on Executive Committee Meeting/Ad Hoc Committee: Anastasia said there needs to be an adjustment to the Ad Hoc Committee description due to having non-board members serve on it. She explained that up to 5 board members can be appointed to study an issue and make suggestions to the board on it. The current Ad Hoc Committee is studying the board’s positon on updating the website and email process. A new Ad Hoc Committee was created with Grant, Barbara and JoAnn, as chair, joining Anastasia.
- Confirm next meeting date: February 18, 2015 for next board meeting.
Vice-President’s Report: (Cyd Zeigler out of town)
- PLUM Committee
Appointment of Environment Chair to PLUM Committee (Geoghan/Koplin) moved, “That the board change the Standing Rules of the HHWNC to include the Environment Chair on the Planning, Land Use & Management Committee. As CEQA and Environmental Impact Reports are ever-important tools in the evaluation of land use, it is important to have the Environment Chair on the Committee.” The motion carried 8-2-1.
Update on the Horizon (Mosaic Project) Scoping Meeting, 7107 Hollywood Blvd. Joann Koplin stated that there was a scoping meeting in September. On Jan. 12th the comments were reviewed. They are now preparing the EIR. There will be an upcoming public hearing. (Date to be announced).
Update on 8150 Sunset Blvd. and the DEIR statement passed by the PLUM Committee: Casey Maddren stated that there was a Special Meeting on this project with about 50 audience members, many of whom were passionate about this. Based on the comments they received, a letter was prepared detailing their concerns about this project. A letter was then written and sent to the City authority overseeing this project. There was discussion about the process of writing and getting approval for a letter before it can be sent; letters must go through the president and the executive committee for approval.
Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer)
- Motion and Vote to approve monthly expenditures report. (Maddren/Ripaldi) moved that the HHWNC board approve the monthly expenditures report of $1900, with $28,664 remaining in the current fiscal year budget. The motion carried unanimously.
- Approve Funding request forms: (Meyer/Ripaldi) moved that the board approve the funding expenditure of $262.00 for signage, an expense of $82.90 for Joyce’s previous expenditure, and 2 bills from Apple One totalling $369.60. The motion carried unanimously.
- School Funding Request: (Meyer/Geoghan) moved that HHWNC approve funding for Valley View Elementary PTA for computers and chairs for the school's computer lab for a total cost of $11,045. (Expenditure details: 6 iMacs with LAUSD software: $9,480, 36 chairs: $1,565). After discussion about the Outpost Homeowners Association paying for chairs, (Meyer/Banuelos) amended the motion to state that HHWNC fund $10,705, minus the chairs. The motion carried: 8-3-2.
Lorena Thornton, Community Relations co-chair, R.C. Thornton, and Krista Michaels of the Cahuenga Pass Property Owners Association made public comments in support of this item.
- Parliamentarian’s Report (Malena Patel). No report.
- Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos). No report.
- Outreach (Robin Moreno)
(Moreno/Dyer) moved that HHWNC approve up to $3,000.00 for outreach materials to include flyers, newsletters, gives a-ways and post cards. The motion carried: 11-0-0. (Funding to come out of Issue Committee projects and Newsletter/General Outreach funding).
- Area 7 (Barbara Witkin) – No report.
- Public Comments – None.
- Old Business: None.
- New Business. None.
- Meeting adjourned at: 8:47 pm