Meeting Date: 04/18/12 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Women’s Club, 1749 N. La Brea 90046
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
April 18, 2012
Woman’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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.
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 ww.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment (www.lacityneighborhoods.com). As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Neighborhood Council Project Coordinator at 213-485-1360 or e-mail to [email protected].
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.
1. Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann
2. Roll call by Secretary, Aaron Rogers
3. Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from February 15, 2012 & March 21, 2012 (Vote) (5 minutes)
4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
ii.) CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge
iii.) CD5 – Jeffrey Ebenstein, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz
iv.) CD13 – Angela Motta, Field Deputy, Office of Council President Eric Garcetti
v.) 42nd District – Nicole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer
vi.) City Planning Dept. – Kevin Keller
-Update on new urban planning tool for Hollywood downtown core area
vii.) LADOT-Tim Fremaux
– Final Presentation to HHWNC Board and stakeholders on status of Yucca Street bike path and traffic diverting medians. Possible motion and vote on any additions, enhancements or funding for enhancements HHWNC would like to implement. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
viii.) LAPD-Capt. Beatrice Girmala
-Funding Request (Emergency Services Chair Keegan)
MOTION: LAPD Hollywood Division requests HHWNC assistance in purchasing needed tactical equipment – web gear in the amount of $4,233.55. This purchase would provide equipment for 15 officers in two of Hollywood Division’s specialized units – parole compliance unit and bike patrol.
– Review event, lead up and impact on community. Speakers to include reps from CD4 & 13 and stakeholders. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
c. NC Elections Update-May 16, 2012 deadline for carryover funds for elections.
d. Vacant Area 9 Chair. Posted 1/9/12 on website. 60 Day Posting Period ended on 3/10/12.
e. Vacant Area 2 Chair. Posted 2/29/12. 60 Day Posting Period ends on 4/29/12. Chris Fusco is a candidate.
f. Vacant Cultural Chair. Posted 2/17/12. 60 Day Posting Period ended on 4/17/12. Alwyn Hight Kushner is a candidate.
g. Report on Status of Campo de Cahuenga/Metro Line with CD4 & CD2 and Studio City NC
h. Presentation by Consensus Inc. on California High Speed Rail Project (Samantha Foley)(10 minutes)
i. Presentation by AMPAS on Homewood Site Development (Debbie Peters) (5 Minutes)
j. HHWNC Website Upgrades – Proposal for improvements. POSSIBLE MOTION & VOTE.
k. Community business
l. Decide next meeting date – May 16, 2012
5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (10 minutes)
b. LAFD Tree Trimming
c. Hollywood Farmers Market update-possibly from See-LA or City Council representatives
6. Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer (10 minutes)
b. Welcome Signage Committee Update
7. Secretary’s Report by Aaron Rogers (5 minutes)
8. Parliamentarian’s Report by Scott Campbell (5 minutes)
9. Committee Reports (40 minutes)
-Vegas Seafood Buffet Conditional Use Application for Beer and Wine. TABLED FROM 2/15/12 MEETING. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
-Update on Fresh & Easy Market (7021 Hollywood Blvd.) application for continuing the existing conditional use permit allowing for the sale of a full line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption.
ii. Report by Area 6 Chair (Nelson)
-1735 N. La Brea Avenue presentation
BACKGROUND: 1735 N. La Brea Avenue presentation by Brea Homes to developed 18 condominium units on the vacant lot south of the Woman’s Club. Includes 4 density bonus units of which one unit will be set aside for Very Low Income households over a subterranean parking structure containing 36 spaces. Density bonus request to permit the four additional units (from 14 to 18), a reduction in the amount of required parking (Option 1) and to utilize one incentive to permit an increase in the building height, up to a maximum of 20%. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
iii. Report by Area 3 Chair (Moreno)
BACKGROUND: When Neeta, one of the program assistants asked the kids where did vegetables come from, they said Ralph’s. Neeta along with the park director Jacqueline Raycraft decided that there should be a community garden for kids to grow fruits and vegetables as both a learning experience as well as providing healthy resources for the kids that can be cooked on site. The garden will be in the area that was once a dog park, but was closed due to the amount of contamination from the dogs. The city dug up and replaced all the old dirt with new dirt and now the area sits vacant. Area 7 Committee passed motion at 3/12/12 meeting to give $100 in support of the purchase of supplies for the Yucca Community Garden. Motion passed at meeting. Twelve Stakeholders were in attendance.
MOTION: Area 3 is requesting that the full board supports giving $100 to purchase supplies for the Yucca Community Garden.
-Update on Marbella Restaurant
BACKGROUND: Lee Rabun made a presentation about the Marbella Restaurant which is owned by Mehdi Bolour. It will be a bonafide eating place operating from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week with Valet service and access by patrons will be in the rear alley which is shared with The Jefferson. There are 200 parking spaces available to the patrons of the restaurant, the same spots will be available to the general public during the daytime. There will be no dancing or loud music permitted on the patio/roof area. Area 3 Committee passed motion to support the CUB/CUX application for Marbella Restaurant. Motion passed at meeting 8 yes, 1 no, 1 abstention. Twelve Stakeholders were in attendance. Final hearing date is 4/18.
MOTION: Area 3 is requesting that the full board supports the CUB/CUX application for Marbella Restaurant located at 6757 – 6765 Hollywood Boulevard.
iv. Report from Area 7 chair (Witkin)
– Presentation from Sundance Cinemas located at 8000 Sunset Blvd., formerly the Laemmle 5. The cinemas are seeking a CUP for beer and wine in the theatre as well as the patio area. The hours of operation are Sunday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 12:30 am and Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 am. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
-Discussion regarding 1400-1414 N. Fuller, currently being occupied by four individual homes. Intracorp is looking to build a small lot subdivision of 19 individual homes. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
-Report regarding the development of property at 7926-7940 Hollywood Blvd. formerly the Hollywood Regency Apartments and Hotel. POSSIBLE MOTION AND VOTE.
v. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
-Update on Community Health Fair
ii-Report by Outreach Chair (Carcel)
L.A.C.E.R. After School Program
BACKGROUND: The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program provides middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment.
Why is the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program important to HHWNC?
– Their main office has been in the HHWNC area for the last 17 years since it was founded by Jackie Goldberg and Sharon Stricker. It is located in area 3, on Cherokee.
– Hollywood High School students and their families live in the HHWNC neighborhood.
-By zip codes the number of students:
90068 = 128 (completely in HHWNC)
90046 = 129 (completely in HHWNC)
90027 = 174 (partially in HHWNC)
90028 = 328 (partially in HHWNC)
Total = 759
Hollywood High enrollment averages 1,600 students.
-The funding will provide equipment that will be used for years to
come and will benefit similar number of students each year.
MOTION: Nicole Carcel, Outreach Chair moves that HHWNC support L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program by allocating up to $1000 from the Outreach or Neighborhood Purposes Grant category, section of the budget toward the purchase of 6 drum cases for the Hollywood High School Drumline
a. Report by Emergency Services Chair (Keegan)
ii. Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
10. 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.
11. Old Business
12. New Business
(Final Approved Minutes)
Minutes by Pat Kramer, Kelly Services
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