Meeting Date: 09/17/14 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Gardner Street Elementary School Library, 7450 Hawthorn Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046
Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
September 17, 2014
Gardner Street Elementary School
7450 Hawthorn Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Directions: On the corner of Selma Avenue and Gardner Street. East of N. Fairfax Ave and West of N. La Brea Ave of Hollywood Blvd. South of Hollywood Blvd and North of Sunset Blvd. Building is accessible and free parking is available.
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 (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 July 16, 2014 meeting (MOTION AND VOTE) (5 minutes)
- Vacancy for Infrastructure Chair
Declared Candidates: Jeff Papes & Mary Prange
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, Rep. from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
- 46th Assembly District, Bill Hacket, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian
- 50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
- Sheila Kuehl, Candidate for the 3rd Supervisorial District, LA County Board of Supervisors
- Community Business
- Update on L.A. River Bike Path Project
- Confirm next meeting date: October 15
Vice-President’s Report (Cyd Zeigler) (5 minutes)
- Discussion re the direction of PLUM Committee
Treasurer’s Report (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)
- Committee Reports
EMS/Police/Fire (Dietrich Nelson)
- HHWNC approves a contribution of up to $200 for refreshments for the Town Hall on the Hollywood Fault and Proposed Development in Hollywood, October 14, 2014 at 1760 N. Gower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. In return HHWNC will be listed as a co-sponsor on the flier and have a table at the event. (MOTION AND VOTE)
- HHWNC supports that the LA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) be permanently housed at the old Fire Station 82 at 1800 N. Bronson. A letter stating HHWNC’s support will be sent to LAFD, members of LA City Council and the Mayor. Old Fire Station 82 is an ideal location for CERT, is centrally located, and will assist Hollywood’s 55,000 stakeholders to continue working and training more of its citizens in preparing for the inevitable disasters. Old FS82 can also serve the community as a CERT training center, can house a dedicated fire engine and has adequate space for storing emergency supplies. (MOTION AND VOTE)
- Cultural (Sunta Izzicupo) – Discussion re upcoming cultural and entertainment events
Area 7 (Barbara Witkin)
- The HHWNC approves contributing up to $350.00 for bottled water and other non-carbonated drinks and arts and crafts materials for children in support of the Will and Ariel Durant Library’s 10th Anniversary Celebration taking place on Saturday October 25th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. (MOTION AND VOTE)
- 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
September 17, 2014
Gardner Street Elementary School Library
7450 Hawthorn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
- Call to order at 6:37 p.m. by HHWNC President Anastasia Mann.
- Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Anastasia Mann, Cyd Zeigler, Kathy Bañuelos, Malena Patel, Annie Gagen, Oren Katz, JoAnn Koplin, Dietrich Nelson, Sunta Izzicupo, Rick Cullen, Jim Geoghan, Patricia Weber, Brian Dyer, Grant Wallensky, Barbara Witkin & Orrin Feldman. Quorum established with 16 board members. Joyce Dyrector and Carmen Libaridian arrived late.
- Minutes – (Nelson/Witkin) moved to approve the minutes as submitted from the July 16, 2014 board meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
- Vacancy for Infrastructure Chair: Anastasia announced the three candidates for this vacant board position as Jeffrey Papes, Mary Prange and Casey Maddren. This seat will be voted on at the October meeting. All three gave brief statements about their candidacy.
- President’s Report: Anastasia Mann introduced the public officials present:
- CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge, announced Fire Safety Day, the Gold State Tax Credit and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which takes place on 10/2/14, plus she gave details on actions pertaining to the neighborhoods.
- Sheila Kuehl, candidate for the 3rd Supervisorial District, LA County Board of Supervisors, reviewed her campaign goals. She invited stakeholders to vote in the run-off election on November 4th for this seat.
- Gilbert Mora of Hollywood Recovery Center was at the meeting to introduce the work his organization does in prevention services, trying to address the underage drinking problem.
- Community Business
- Update on L.A. River Bike Path Project: Frank Benaides gave a presentation about the proposal to build a bike path along a portion of the L.A. River. They will be trying to limit the river crossings and make it safer for cyclists by building tunnels, in some cases, under busy intersections.
- Anastasia talked about the proposed project at the Mosaic Church. The church’s owner is interested in developing the current site although there is historical interest in keeping it from being developed.
- Next meeting date: October 15, 2014. Barbara will provide the board with a location.
- Vice-President’s Report by Cyd Zeigler: Cyd said the PLUM Committee is looking at ways to further engage stakeholders, empower Area and Issue chairs, build teamwork within the NC, and generate a proactive position about desirable development.
- Treasurer’s Report: Kathy Bañuelos presented the report for Michael.
(Bañuelos/Katz) moved that the board approve the monthly expenditures report. The remaining funds in the budget amount to $34,064.32. The motion carried unanimously.
- Parliamentarian’s Report: Malena Patel reviewed procedures for the monthly committee meetings.
- Secretary’s Report: Kathy Bañuelos distributed board members’ business cards.
- EMS/Police/Fire: Chairperson Dietrich Nelson invited the board to a joint Town Hall meeting with Hollywood United NC on Oct. 14 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. They will be discussing the Hollywood fault line and development taking place.
(Nelson/Gagen) moved, “That HHWNC approve a contribution of up to $200 for refreshments for the Town Hall on the Hollywood Fault and Proposed Development in Hollywood, October 14, 2014 at 1760 N. Gower Street, LA. In return HHWNC will be listed as a co-sponsor on the flier and have a table at the event.” The motion carried unanimously.
(Nelson/Witkin) moved, “That HHWNC write a letter to be sent to LAFD, members of LA City Council and the Mayor supporting the position that the LA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) be permanently housed at the old Fire Station 82 at 1800 N. Bronson. Old Fire Station 82 is an ideal location for CERT, is centrally located, and will assist Hollywood’s 55,000 stakeholders to continue working and training more of its citizens in preparing for the inevitable disasters. Old FS82 can also serve the community as a CERT training center, can house a dedicated fire engine and has adequate space for storing emergency supplies.”
After much discussion, (Nelson) withdrew the motion and tabled it until the October meeting for more info. He also announced The Great CA Shakeout is Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m.
- Cultural: Sunta Izzicupo said her committee is looking for ways to further engage stakeholders for desired events.
- Area 7: (Witkin/Feldman) moved that, “HHWNC approve contributing up to $350.00 for bottled water and other non-carbonated drinks and arts and crafts materials for children in support of the Will and Ariel Durant Library’s 10th Anniversary Celebration taking place on Saturday October 25th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.” The motion carried unanimously.
- Public Comments:
John Campbell, from Outpost, said he is glad the PLUM Committee is working on being proactive about desirable development. He suggested putting together a task force to explore concerns about the Mosaic Church.
Adara Salim from “Save Sunset Boulevard,” spoke on behalf of the 200+ residents who are opposed to the high density project proposed for the Mosaic Church.
Roland Watkins of Franklin Towers HOA talked about their opposition to the mixeduse project proposed with its 288 units.
Mary Prange suggested Park ‘N Ride be used to take the burden off of commuters.
Eyvoughn Shane talked about the gridlock on Hollywood Boulevard and the difficulty residents are now having with traffic issues. She is opposed to the high density project, as well.
- Old Business: None.
- New Business: None.
- Adjournment at 8:12 p.m. – Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One –