Meeting Date: 06/12/13 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Bonhams & Butterfields 7601 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
June 12, 2013
Bonhams & Butterfields 7601 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046
Directions: On West Sunset Blvd. between North Sierra Bonita Avenue and North Stanley Avenue on the left side (map).
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.
- Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann
- Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos
- Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from May 15, 2013 meetings (MOTION AND VOTE) (5 minutes)
- President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
(a) Public Official Reports
i.) 43rd Assembly District, Representative from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
ii.) 47th Assembly District, Representative from the Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian
iii.) 50th Assembly District, Representative from the Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
iv.) Mayor’s Office – Fabiola Vilchez, Central Area Director – Budget Survey
v.) CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge
vi.) CD13 – Angela Motta, Field Deputy, Office of Council President Eric Garcetti
b. Community business
- Confirm next meeting date: July 17th.
- Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (10 minutes)
- Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer (10 minutes)
(a) Approve Monthly Treasurer’s Report. (MOTION AND VOTE)
(b) Approve FY13/14 Annual HHWNC Budget for submission to DONE
- Secretary’s Report (5 minutes)
- Parliamentarian’s Report by Robert Mott (5 minutes)
- Committee Reports (40 minutes)
Youth Committee (Jerry Garcia)
- Presentation re possible donation to the Chaka Khan Foundation’s Health Program for the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood out of the FY14 budget.
Ad Hoc Sign Committee:
- Background: In 2011, HHWNC approved allocation of $3,000 for the installation of traffic calming signs in our neighborhoods. Initially, LADOT staff worked with us to develop the appropriate wording and size and color of the signs, but LADOT management vetoed the proposed signs and said we could only post neighborhood identification signs. The DesignWorks firm that is holding the $3,000 deposit says that if we get the City of LA neighborhood identification signs (blue one with City Logo) saying “Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council” we can only get eight of them given the high cost of the signs and the mounting expenses. The ad hoc committee doesn’t think such signs would accomplish our original goal which was traffic calming signs. DesignWorks LA can create 32-36 signs that would say “Please Slow Down!” for $3,000. They could easily be attached to existing wooden posts or to the square metal ones with the screw holes every two inches, just not on street light poles.
- The HHWNC Board approves of the proposal by the ad hoc sign committee to proceed with the production of “Please Slow Down” signs that will be distributed to Area Committee Chairs for posting in their areas. (MOTION AND VOTE)
- Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
- Youth Committee (Jerry Garcia)
- Area 2 Committee (Patricia Weber) – Area 2 respectfully requests the HHWNC Board approve funds to purchase the following two items for Fire Station 76, located in the Cahuenga Pass: (1) $3,683.00 for a Stairmaster; and (2) $1,762.17 for a large, flat screen Television. Judy Marlin, President of CPPOA and Krista Michaels, Vice President of CPPOA will speak on behalf of Fire Station 76. (MOTION AND VOTE)
iii. Reports by other 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
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 12, 2013
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
- Call to order at 6:39 p.m. by Vice President Orrin Feldman.
- Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Board Members present: Orrin Feldman, Kathy Bañuelos, Michael Meyer, Jim Geoghan, Mary Prange, Jeffrey Papes, Dietrich Nelson, Vincent Laresca, Alwyn Kushner, Nicole Carcel, Rick Cullen, Patricia Weber, Robin Moreno, Joyce Dyrector, Paul Darrigo, Barbara Witkin, and Clive Whitcher. Jerry Garcia arrived at 7:08 p.m. Quorum was established.
- Minutes – (Papes/Witkin) moved to approve and accept the minutes for the board meeting of May 15, 2013. The motion carried with 4 abstentions.
- President’s Report: None. (Anastasia was absent)
(a) Public Official Reports
i.) 43rd Assembly District, Representative from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto: Orrin stated that the Assemblyman’s office had issued a press release stating that his bill to keep people from being ticketed at broken parking meters was progressing.
ii.) Report: 47th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian: None.
iii.) Report: 50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom: None.
iv.) Report from the Mayor’s Office – Fabiola Vilchez, Central Area Director – None.
v.) Report: CD4 –Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge: None.
vi.) Report: CD13 – Council President Eric Garcetti: None.
vii.) LAPD/LAFD: None.
(b) Community business: The next HHWNC board meeting takes place on July 17th.
- Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman: A determination was made by City Zoning denying an application for a liquor license for a business at the former location of the Church of Religious Science.
- Treasurer’s Report: Michael Meyer reviewed the expenses approved and paid for during the previous month, totalling about $3,800. (Prange/Papes) moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. The motion carried unanimously. (Meyer/Nelson) moved that HHWNC approve the draft budget submitted to the board with changes stated for HHWNC’s FY13/14 annual budget. The motion carried unanimously.
- Secretary’s Report: Kathy asked board members to confirm with her that she has received any emails they have sent to her.
- Parliamentarian’s Report by Robert Mott: None.
- Committee Reports:
- Youth Committee: Jerry Garcia reviewed the tenants of the Chaka Khan Foundation’s Health Program for the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in anticipation of his interest in proposing an allocation from HHWNC’s FY14 budget. The information will be researched further for another meeting.
- Ad Hoc Sign Committee: Michael reviewed the previously approved HHWNC allocation of $3,000 to initiate a sign safety campaign. (Meyer/Papes) moved, “That the HHWNC Board approve the Ad Hoc Sign Committee proposal to proceed with the production of “Please Slow Down” signs that will be distributed to Area Committee Chairs for posting in their areas.” The motion carried: 15-2-1.
- Area 2 Committee: (Weber/Papes) moved that HHWNC allocated $900.00 to be used for the purchase of tool cabinet for Fire Station 76. The motion carried unanimously.
10. Public Comments – Reverend Theresa from Mosaic Church spoke about her church and their community service events, which include free Improv classes.
- Vinnie Laresca asked about creating a dog park.
- A board member asked about ways to address noise complaints.
- Dietrich spoke about plans for an emergency preparedness program and a Terrorist Awareness Symposium.
11. Old Business: None.
12. New Business: None.
13. Meeting adjournmed at 8:02 p.m.