Meeting Date: 03/18/15 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90046
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
March 18, 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.
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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 Vice President, Cyd Zeigler
- Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos
- Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from February 18 meeting (MOTION AND VOTE) (5 minutes)
President’s Report by Cyd Zeidler (on behalf of 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
- Website and Email Update (JoAnn Koplin): Motion and vote to approve RFP for new web designer
- Ad Hoc Committee Report re: HHWNC Boundaries Review with HUNC and & 8150 Sunset Orphan
- Announcement re Alliance of Hollywood Area NCs
- CD 4 Candidate Forum for General Election
- Update on 8150 Sunset
- Confirm next meeting date: April 15
Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler) (5 minutes)
- Equipment acquisition: Motion and vote to approve up to $1,000 to acquire four items to assist with meetings: 1) Laptop computer, 2) Overhead projector, 3) Laser Pointer, 4) Amplified Sound and microphone.
- Update on 7107
- Plum Committee:
- Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer) (10 minutes)
- Approve Monthly Expenditures Report
• Approve Monthly Website Maintenance fee April-June at $258 per month
• Approve Funding Request Forms
Parliamentarian’s Report (Malena Patel) (5 minutes)
- Monthly report on committee meetings
Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos) (5 minutes)
- Online Voting Report – Motion to allow online voting if the City determines it is feasible and cost effective.
Area 3 (Brian Dyer)
- 6523-6529 Hollywood Blvd. MOTION for vote on a letter from the President with the following position on the applicant's bid for five liquor licenses at this address: "While we want businesses in the area, we find the request for 5 licenses troublesome. We would like to see that number reduced and the option for beer and wine explored. We support the LAPD’s request to stop service of alcohol by 10:00 pm. We would like the alcohol license density as laid out by the State of California adhered to."
- Yucca Community Center’s Spring Party. MOTION: That the Board of HHWNC Approve Area 3/Area 4’s request of $350.00 to for game inflatebles to be provided for 250+ children and parents attending the Yucca Community Center’s Spring Party, “Resource Fair and spring Egg Hunt” to be held March 28, 20154
- Area 3 (Brian Dyer)
- Area 6 (Grant Wallenksy) – report on Friends of Runyon Canyon activities and efforts.
- Cultural and Youth Committee meeting report (Annie Gagen)
Business (Oren Katz & Joyce Dyrector)
- Hollywood Chinese theaters LLC . Presentation and possible motion by representative of the Hollywood Chinese theaters LLC: seeking a license to sell a full line of alcohol for on-site consumption at the lower level at the Chinese Theater (they are already licensed to do so on the second floor). Dept. Case Number: ZA 2015-0412.
- Proposed Motion: The HHWNC supports the Chinese Theatre's expansion of their alcohol license to include the first floor for alcohol to be sold and consumed only inside. We oppose any sale or consumption of alcohol in the courtyard. In addition the hours for alcohol should be limited to 10am to 10pm.
Cultural (Sunta Izzicupo)
- Motion to co-sponsor a GREEN LIVING FAIR on Saturday April 18th in Studio City with the SCNC, NHNC, NCVV and SONC and approval of expenditures of up to $200.00 for promotional materials.
- Possible Motion and Vote for the HHWNC to host "A Movie in the Park Night" on a weekend evening date to be determined, this summer of 2015.
- Environmental (Carl Ripaldi) – report on the ZA meeting concerning the Gonzales Law Group hearing at City Hall.
- Traffic (Jim Geoghan) – report on proposed traffic light for the West side of the Pilgrim Bridge on the Cahuenga Pass.
- 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
March 18, 2015
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
- Call to order by Vice President Cyd Zeigler at 6:33 p.m.
- Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Quorum established: Cyd Zeigler, Kathy Bañuelos, Michael Meyer, Annie Gagen, Sunta Izzicupo, Carl Ripaldi, Carmen Libaridian, Jim Geoghan, Oren Katz, Casey Maddren, Dietrich Nelson, Patricia Weber, Brian Dyer, Joyce Dyrector, Grant Wallensky, Barbara Witkin, and Orrin Feldman. Quorum reached with 17 members.
- Minutes – (Meyer/Nelson) moved to approve the February 18, 2015 board meeting minutes as amended. The motion carried: 12-0-3 (Bañuelos, Witkin & Dyer abstained).
President’s Report by Cyd Zeigler (on behalf of Anastasia Mann)
- Public Official Reports
- CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell – Cyd shared info from CD13.
46th Assembly District, Dora, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, gave a report on the goings on in the State Assembly.
- Website and Email Update (JoAnn Koplin): Motion tabled to approve RFP for new web designer.
- BOUNDARY WITH HUNC & HHWNC update: Cyd reviewed the recent meeting he and Anastasia had with representatives of HUNC relating to 8150 Sunset. Michael Meyer talked further about some of the boundaries issues, re: Lake Hollywood estates and the John Anson Ford Theater. There are potential bylaws changes that may need to be voted on in April to meet the May 1st deadline.
- Alliance of Hollywood Area NCs – Cyd said HHWNC will be working with the different Hollywood NCs on common issues.
- CD 4 Candidate Forum for General Election – UCLA has asked if HHWNC wants to host a candidates’ forum April 7th or 8th. Anastasia is researching this.
- A meeting will take place to discuss tour buses on March 31st, 6:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club.
- Ad Hoc Election Committee – Carmen volunteered.
- Next meeting date for HHWNC will be April 15.
- Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler): (Zeigler/Wallensky) moved on behalf of the PLUM Committee that HHWNC allocate up to $2,000 to purchase needed equipment for meetings as well as to cover secure storage costs. Items to include: 1) Laptop computer, 2) Overhead projector, 3) Laser Pointer, 4) Amplified Sound and microphone.” The motion carried unanimously.
Cyd gave an update on 7107 Hollywood Boulevard (the Mosaic Church). Concerns include the zoning change (residential to commercial) and various development issues and its impact on the surrounding neighborhood. A stakeholder commented on a concern with this proposal. Barbara Witkin spoke about her concern about emergency vehicles getting through and Jim Geoghan added his concern about increased traffic.
- Treasurer’s Report: Michael Meyer reported that $18,340 was remaining in the budget at the end of February. $650 was spent in February but with the current and approved expenses, he said they were getting very close to the end of the fiscal year’s budget.
(Witkin/Nelson) moved to approve the Monthly Expenditures Report. The motion carried unanimously.
(Katz/Witkin) moved to approve six items on the Funding Request Forms. The motion carried: 16-1-0 (Zeigler).
- Parliamentarian’s Report: Malena Patel – No report.
- Secretary’s Report: Kathy Bañuelos outlined the motion to allow citywide online voting for NC elections if the City determines it is feasible and cost effective. Kathy explained that this would be in addition to voting in person at the polls. The telephonic voting system would include a process for voter verification. After much discussion, it was agreed that this item be taken up at the April meeting; a decision needs to be made by May 1st.
- Committee Reports
Area 3: Brian Dyer spoke about the proposal for 6523-6529 Hollywood Blvd. for five liquor licenses, in recommending with a letter from the HHWNC president taking the following position: (Dyer/Maddren) moved, "While we want businesses in the area, we find the request for 5 licenses troublesome. We would like to see that number reduced and the option for beer and wine explored. We support the LAPD’s request to stop service of alcohol by 10:00 pm. We would like the alcohol license density as laid out by the State of California adhered to."
(Katz/Witken) amended the motion to say that only one liquor license be approved with a cutoff of midnight for serving alcohol.” The motion failed: 6-9-2. (Maddren & Izzicupo abstaining).
(Feldman/Witkin) moved to direct the president to send a letter to the zoning administrator saying that there are too many open issues to be decided now and that this should be continued as discussions take place.” Motion passed (15-1-1) (Bañuelos abstained).
Yucca Community Center’s Spring Party. (Dyer/Katz) moved, “That the Board of HHWNC Approve Area 3/Area 4’s request of $350.00 to for game inflatables to be provided for 250+ children and parents attending the Yucca Community Center’s Spring Party, “Resource Fair and spring Egg Hunt” to be held March 28, 20154.” The motion carried unanimously.
- Area 6: Grant Wallenksy spoke about a public/private partnership for Friends of Runyon Canyon’s activities and efforts. Improvements include new bike racks and benches. There are four primary goals for improvements.
- Joint Cultural and Youth Committee meeting (Annie Gagen) – No report.
- Business: Joyce Dyrector introduced the presentation by Alwyn Hight Kushner of the Hollywood Chinese theaters LLC: seeking a license to sell a full line of alcohol for on-site consumption at the lower level at the Chinese Theater (they are already licensed to do so on the second floor). Dept. Case Number: ZA 2015-0412. The speaker talked about enhancements to the theater and the reasons they are requesting a liquor license.
(Dyrector/Katz) moved, that “The HHWNC supports the Chinese Theatre's expansion of their alcohol license to include the first floor for alcohol to be sold and consumed only inside. We oppose any sale or consumption of alcohol in the courtyard. In addition the hours for alcohol should be limited to 10am to 10pm daily.” The motion carried: 14-1-1 (Zeigler opposed/Bañuelos abstained).
Cultural: (Izzicupo/Witkin) moved, “That HHWNC co-sponsor a GREEN LIVING FAIR on Saturday April 18th in Studio City with the SCNC, NHNC, NCVV and SONC and approval of expenditures of up to $200.00 for promotional materials. The motion carried unanimously.
Sunta talked about an upcoming plan for HHWNC to host "A Movie in the Park Night" on a weekend evening date to be determined in summer of 2015.
- Environmental: Carl Ripaldi gave a report on a statute that would allow for the litigating of helicopter noise.
- Traffic: Jim Geoghan gave a report on the feasibility study re a proposed traffic light for the west side of the Pilgrim Bridge on the Cahuenga Pass.
- Public Comments:
Christina Chambers – gave an update on the Greek Theater proposal. The RFP was cancelled.
Anne Porter – Move to Amend, a national coalition working for a constitutional amendment. Her local group has created a video viewable on YouTube.
- Old Business- Michael Meyer spoke about lack of enforcement being an issue with certain city projects that do not proceed as approved.
- New Business:
- Barbara Witkin announced a meeting with the city regarding the Mobility Plan 2035.
- Oren Katz announced the LAPD Cook Out at LA Station on Wilcox, a free event.
- Bryan Dyer asked a question about the City Attorney’s position on CUPs.
- Casey Maddren talked about a meeting coming up re: the Hollywood water supply.
- Annie Gagan asked questions about traffic issues.
- Orin Feldman announced a joint area meeting. He also shared changes on several aspects of the Banana Bungalow project (44 houses). He suggested PLUM look into what happened to Building & Safety and City Planning after this project got approved.
- Adjournment: 9:07 p.m.