Meeting Date: 10/19/11 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Women’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea, LA 90046
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
October 19, 2011
Women’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 Women’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].
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 minutes from September 21, 2011 and October 5, 2011 (see attachments) (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.) LAPD-Capt. Beatrice Girmala
c. Community Impact Statements (CIS) authorization. MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council appoints Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Michael Meyer, Aaron Rogers and Scott Campbell as authorized representatives for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s Community Impact Statements (CIS) program.
d. Decide next meeting date-November 16, December meeting?
5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (10 minutes)
b. Update on helicopter noise with the following:
MOTION: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council votes to support Congressman Berman’s efforts to provide Los Angeles County residents relief from the ear-shattering noise and safety concerns caused by low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods, and urges our City of Los Angeles officials to support his efforts embodied in the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011, H.R. 2677.
MOTION: Whereas, low flying fixed-wing and helicopter traffic in the Mt. Lee Area has grown to excessive proportions; and,
Whereas, low flying fixed-wing and helicopter traffic in the Mt. Lee Area has created noise pollution, impacted the peaceful enjoyment and quality of life of individuals, increased concerns regarding safety, and is an invasion of privacy with limited accountability; and,
Whereas, there are currently no regulations in place to regulate the minimum altitude of non-emergency helicopters using our airspace for their commuting and tourist businesses;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council supports the Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association petition for a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) to set a 2,000 feet above ground level minimum altitude for non-emergency fixed-wing and helicopter traffic in the Mt. Lee area.
6. Treasurer’s Report by Scott Campbell (10 minutes)
7. Secretary’s Report by Aaron Rogers (5 minutes)
8. Parliamentarian’s Reporter by Scott Campbell (5 minutes)
9. Presentation by Rob Searcy of Prescott Communications regarding Verizon antenna project at 7136 Mulholland Drive. (5 minutes)
10. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
BACKGROUND: The Outpost Homeowners Assoc. passed a motion to oppose applications by wireless companies to install additional new poles on Mulholland Drive for the purposes of adding new antennae when existing poles are in the vicinity and could be used as joint use poles.
MOTION: HHWNC supports the Outpost Homeowners Assoc. motion to oppose applications by wireless companies to install additional new poles on Mulholland Drive for the purposes of adding new antennae when existing poles are in the vicinity and could be used as joint use poles.
11. 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.
12. Old Business
13. New Business
14. Next Meeting
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HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
– DRAFT –
October 19, 2011
Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
1. Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann. Roll call by Secretary, Aaron Rogers. Present: Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Aaron Rogers, Scott Campbell, Maria Rychlicki, Valorie Keegan, Barbara Witkin, Eric Paquette, Nicole Carcel, Jarone Johnson Jr., Spencer Talbot and Donovan Ryan. Late: Marcello Robinson. Quorum established with 12 members. Absent: Michael Meyer, Brian Johnson, Alison Connell, Bryce Lowery, Jonathan Sweet, Daniel Savage, Robin Moreno, Joyce Dyrector, Terry Migliaccio and Dietrich Nelson.
2. Minutes (Campbell/Feldman) moved to accept the minutes of September 21, 2011 as corrected. The motion carried unanimously. There was no vote on the October 5th Special Meeting minutes at which there was no quorum.
Clarification on Vote: Parliamentarian Scott Campbell clarified that at the September board meeting it was announced that the Fuller Project motion carried with a vote of 9-4-6 (9 for, 4 opposed and 6 abstaining). Upon further research of the bylaws and Robert’s Rules, it was learned that an abstention counts as a "no" vote. Therefore, the Fuller motion’s vote of 9-4-6 failed. Board members were instructed that if they do not want to vote on an issue, they should leave the room. Otherwise, their abstention will count as a ‘no’ vote.
3. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (Public Official Reports) CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge, talked about the redistricting process, the Cahuenga Water Replacement Project, staff changes at the CD4 office and tour bus requirements in the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. She spoke about a possible code of conduct for tour bus operators and announced plans for the Nov. 27th Hollywood Christmas Parade.
42nd District-Nicole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer, thanked the board for allowing the Assembly member to address the board last month. She talked about the upcoming Oct. 24th Healthcare Forum at Park LaBrea. She spoke about support for Congressman Howard Berman’s helicopter legislation.
LAPD- Anastasia spoke on behalf of Capt. Beatrice Girmala saying that there is no parade scheduled for Halloween however there will be concentrated police presence. She also talked about a party house on Outpost and increased gang activity in Hollywood.
Community Impact Statements (CIS) authorization. (Mann/Campbell) moved that the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council appoints Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Michael Meyer, Aaron Rogers and Scott Campbell as authorized representatives for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s Community Impact Statements (CIS) program. The motion carried with one opposed. (Mann did not vote). 10-1-0.
(Marcello Robinson arrived bringing the total of board members to 13).
The next board meeting date will be November 16. The board considered not holding a meeting in December.
4. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman reported the tree cutting project in Laurel Canyon has been expanded toward Mulholland to trim away from power lines.
(Feldman/Witkin) moved that Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council votes to support Congressman Berman’s efforts to provide Los Angeles County residents relief from the ear-shattering noise and safety concerns caused by low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods, and urges our City of Los Angeles officials to support his efforts embodied in the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011, H.R. 2677. The motion carried: 11-0-0.
5. Presentation: Fran Reichenbach and George Abraham gave a presentation asking for HHWNC’s support on a request to the Special Federal Aviation Regulation by the Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Assn.
(Robinson) moved a motion by the BCNA petitioning for a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) setting a 2,000′ minimum requirement for altitude for non emergency, fixed-wing and helicopter traffic for the Mt. Lee area. However, there was no second so the motion died.
6. Treasurer’s Report. (Campbell/Feldman) moved that HHWNC accept the Treasurer’s report (on behalf of Michael Meyer) for October. The motion carried.
7. Secretary’s Report by Aaron Rogers: No report.
8. Parliamentarian’s Report by Scott Campbell Merle Singer of the Yucca Corridor Coalition gave a presentation on her organization’s efforts to beautify the corridor and request to fund lighting the Hollywood Gateway Sign at the traffic triangle at Franklin, Cahuenga and Wilcox.
(Campbell/Robinson) moved that HHWNC supports the lighting of the Gateway sign with the contribution of $5,000 toward repairs of the glass panels, lighting and electrical repairs."
(Keegan and Johnson left prior to the vote. With only 11 board members there was no longer a quorum. Witkin left shortly after).
Local businessman David Wexler told the board that he has raised $5,000 to light the sign. He asked whether HHWNC could match the funds he’s raised for this beautification project. Resident Nathan Singer said he supported the project. Terri Gerger of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association said her organization would be willing to help with the project. Stakeholder Cynthia Martinez said she supported this project.
Since the board had lost their quorum, the motion was tabled till the next board meeting. Anastasia asked that the joint Area Committees decide on an appropriate amount for supporting this project. A straw poll vote was taken by the board which showed that nine board members supported this project.
9. Presentation by Rob Searcy of Prescott Communications regarding Verizon antenna project at 7136 Mulholland Drive.: No presentation.
10. Committee Reports Outreach: Nicole gave an update on Outreach’s efforts to put together a newsletter.
Standing Rules Ad Hoc Committee: Maria Rychlicki, committee member, said the Draft Standing Rules established at the Oct. 5th Special Meeting will be distributed to the board for a vote at the November meeting.
A motion on behalf of the Outpost Homeowners Association opposing applications by wireless companies to install additional new poles on Mulholland Drive was tabled for the next board meeting.
Marcello Robinson will present a proposal from the Housing Committee at the next meeting for partnering on a health fair next year.
11. Old Business: None.
12. New Business: None.
13. Meeting adjourned at 8:51 p.m.
-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Kelly Services-
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