Meeting Date: 02/18/15 06:00 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: William and Ariel Durant Branch Library
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
February 18, 2015
William and Ariel Durant Library Branch 7140 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 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
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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 January 21, 2015 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
- Community Business
- Presentation by Citizens for Increased Voter Participation re: Charter Amendments 1 & 2 with discussion and possible motion to support charter amendments 1 and 2 on the March 3, 2015 Primary Ballot.
- Discussion re final CD 4 Candidate debate post-primary
Appoint Ad Hoc Committee to review Eastern Boundary Zones of HHWNC & HUNC in conjunction with DONE specific to Lake Hollywood and the land adjacent to the Ford Amphitheater.
- Background: concerns over DWP parcels; potential hiking trails, etc impacting both HHWNC & HUNC residential and small business communities.
- Appointees: Anastasia Mann; Michael Meyer, Cyd Zeigler.
- Confirm next meeting date: March 18th
Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler) (5 minutes)
- PLUM Committee – Comprehensive update on major development projects in the neighborhood.
Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer) (10 minutes)
- Motion and Vote to approve monthly expenditures report
- Approve Funding request forms
Parliamentarian’s Report (Malena Patel) (5 minutes)
- Monthly report on committee meetings
- Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos) (5 minutes)
- Ad Hoc Committee Report re Website/Email UPDATE/Review (JoAnn Koplin) – Discussion re current status; options; preliminary funding request not to exceed $10,000 with Possible motion & Vote to allocate funds from 2014-15 budget toward this project. Review of Ad Hoc Status for possible renewal/reappointment.
Area 7 and Business (Barbara Witkin & Oren Katz)
- Area 7 requests that the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council to approve an expenditure of up to $300 for a refreshment station for the LA marathon. (MOTION AND VOTE)
- Moments Hotel (7370 west Sunset Blvd.) application for beer and wine (Motion and Vote for approval)
- Vintage Enoteca (7554 West Sunset Blvd.) application for beer and wine extension (Motion and Vote for Approval)
- Infrastructure (Casey Maddren) – Discussion re City overhaul of Zoning Code and final Zoning Code Evaluation Report, PLUM recommendation for Community Impact Statement
- Environmental Committee (Carl Ripaldi) – report and update
- 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
February 18, 2015
William and Ariel Durant Library Branch
7140 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Board Meeting Minutes
- Call to order at 6 p.m. by President, Anastasia Mann
- Roll call by Michael Meyer: Anastasia Mann, Cyd Zeigler, Michael Meyer, Malena Patel, Jim Geoghan, Oren Katz, Casey Maddren, JoAnn Koplin, Carl Ripaldi, Sunta Izzicupo, Robin Moreno, Patricia Weber, Brian Dyer, Joyce Dyrector, Grant Wallensky, Barbara Witkin, and Orrin Feldman. Quorum reached with 17 members. Annie Gagen arrived late.
- Approval of Minutes: (Maddren/Wallensky) moved to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2015 board meeting as corrected. The motion carried: 10-0-7
President’s Report by Anastasia Mann
- Public Official Reports
- CD13 – Dan Halden from the office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell spoke about issues with the homeless. More housing is in the works to get the homeless off the streets to reduce homeless encampments. He talked about street closures pertaining to the Oscars and the Disney screening of Cinderella. He also stated that the Council recently approved a motion to designate an area “Hollywood Theater Row” at Santa Monica/Wilcox. He notified the board that there will be sidewalk repairs done on the Walk of Fame along Vine Street.
- CD4, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge – Anastasia announced that Sharon Shapiro is seeking volunteers to help with a clean-up event on Feb. 26th at Mulholland by Outpost.
- 50th Assembly District, Josh Kurpies from the office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom reviewed Bill 189 which, if passed, will designate cultural districts having to do with the arts around the State to promote economic development.
- Community Business: None
- Presentation by Citizens for Increased Voter Participation: Andrew Westheim spoke in favor of Charter Amendments 1 & 2 on the March 3, 2015 primary ballot. He stated that the main issue here is to increase voter participation for primary elections. Also, if passed, there would be a one-time extension for certain Council members’ terms from 4 years to 5.5 years. Michael distributed paperwork representing the opposing side of this measure.
- CD 4 Candidate debate: Anastasia said 13 candidates (out of 14) attended the final CD 4 Candidate Debate along with 400 stakeholders. She asked the board to consider whether HHWNC should sponsor another forum for the top two candidates in the general election.
- Appoint Ad Hoc Committee to review Eastern Boundary Zones of HHWNC & HUNC in conjunction with DONE specific to Lake Hollywood and the land adjacent to the Ford Amphitheater. Anastasia explained that the areas in question are now held as part of HHWNC’s territory but there is some controversy over how Lake Hollywood has been divided. She appointed Michael Meyer and Cyd Zeigler to work with her on reviewing HHWNC’s eastern boundary zones as there are currently some proposed uses for the land including DWP usage and potential hiking trails.
- Next meeting date: March 18th – The board confirmed this date at Bonham's.
- Vice-President’s Report: Cyd Zeigler reviewed several large-scale developments that the PLUM Committee is concerned about including: 8150 Sunset Blvd/Crescent Heights, a 6-story, multi-use building at Las Palmas/Hollywood, the 26-story Mosaic Project, a 6-story 159-room hotel on Wilcox, and a 5-story, 27-unit residential building at Highland and Franklin.
Treasurer’s Report: Michael Meyer updated the board on the $1,027 spent during January 2015, which brings the fiscal year expenditures to $18,008 leaving $18,991 in the budget.
- (Meyer/ Dyer) moved that HHWNC approve the monthly expenditures report. The motion carried.
- (Meyer/Feldman) moved that HHWNC approve a funding request for $140.80 for the Area 3 joint meetings. The motion carried.
- (Meyer/Feldman) moved that HHWNC approve payment for website maintenance in the amount of $1,000. The motion carried.
Michael confirmed that the Outpost Homeowners Association paid for computer lab chairs for Valley View Elementary School, as discussed at the last meeting.
- Parliamentarian’s Report: Malena Patel reminded the board that the bylaws dictate that each committee must hold at least 4 meetings per year. She said there are concerns about the lack of stakeholder attendance at the committee meetings.
- Secretary’s Report: Kathy was absent. Anastasia asked board members to include Kathy in any emails dealing with agenda issues.
- Committee Reports
- Ad Hoc Committee Report re: Website/Email: JoAnn Koplin reviewed the processes the committee is undertaking in this review and encouraged the board to share any websites they would like her to use as a role model. The website needs to be updated and also could use design improvements.
(Koplin/Feldman) moved that HHWNC approve a preliminary funding request not to exceed $10,000 to allocate funds from 2014-15 budget toward this project. The motion carried unanimously.
- Area 7 / Business Committee: Barbara Witkin & Oren Katz
(Witkin/Weber) moved that Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council approve an expenditure of up to $300 for a refreshment station for the LA marathon. The motion carried unanimously.
(Katz/Maddren) moved that HHWNC approve an application for ‘beer and wine only’ with conditions for the Moments Hotel, located at 7370 West Sunset Blvd. The motion carried: 13-1-1.
(Katz/Madden) moved that HHWNC approve an extension with restrictions for a beer and wine license for Vintage Enoteca located at 7554 West Sunset Blvd. Oren read the restrictions involved with approving this application. Anastasia recommended tabling this motion due to a lack of information and lack of representation by the owners. The motion was tabled.
- Infrastructure: Casey Maddren explained that the city is moving forward with ReCode LA, a process that would change zoning laws for the entire city. However, there are not enough specifics available about how this process would affect Hollywood. His committee would like to issue a letter requesting more information about the zoning process. Orrin suggested that a city planner be invited to address the PLUM committee for additional clarification.
- Environmental Committee: Carl Ripaldi invited board members to attend a joint meeting between the Safety Committee and the Environment Committee on Feb. 25th. They were to discuss issued related to sidewalk safety and any developments coming out of the PLUM committee that impacted the environment, including helicopter noise. Carl also discussed some ideas for preservation and beautification.
Anastasia announced that there was a major water main break on Cahuenga. She stated that HHWNC has the most major water main breaks in the city.
- Public Comments: An unnamed person asked for a safety patrol for pedestrians trying to cross at Hollywood and LaBrea.
- Old Business: None.
- New Business: None.
- Meeting Adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One-