Meeting Date: 10/20/09 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Women’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
October 20, 2009
Women’s Club of Hollywood
1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Directions: South of Franklin and North of Hollywood Blvd. – West side of the street. Accessibility: Building is accessible to the handicapped. Entrance at rear door. Parking: Free Parking is available in the adjacent 5th Christian Science Church parking lot located on 7107 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Entrance to parking lot is on La Brea Avenue.
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.
1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)
2. Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)
3. Minutes – Review and approve prior July 29, 2009 minutes (see attachment) (Vote)
4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes)
a.) Public Official Reports
b.) Office of the City Clerk, Election Division, potential Board action on the City Clerk’s 2010 NC election related item.
For up to date information on City Clerk – Election Division election related items please visit our website: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/ncdocs/website.pdf
c.) Hollywood Neighborhood Council Coalition (see attachment)
d.) DRAFT Hollywood Community Plan – Update
5. Vice President’s Report by Orrin Feldman (10 minutes)
6. Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer (10 minutes)
a.) Account Balances
b.) Budget/DONE Financial update (Possible motion and vote)
7. Universal/Metro Projects Ad Hoc Committee Report by Wayne C. Johansson
a.) Presentation and update.
8. Committee Reports (20 minutes)
a.) AREA COMMITTEES
i.) Area 7 (Cheryl Holland)
ii.) Other Area Committees
a.) Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
b.) ISSUE COMMITTEES
i.) Emergency Services, Police & Fire (Valorie Keegan)
aa.) Committee update
ii.) Other Issue Committees
aa.) Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional)
9. 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.
10. Old Business
11. New Business
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.
a) Public Official Reports
Anastasia thanked Stacy for coming and updating HHWNC.
Orrin remarked that his main concern was the Franklin Corridor requirement being reduced from 600 sq.ft. to 400 sq.ft. This reduces the minimum from 1BR to studio, which could possibly change the character of the area. Michael responded that he thinks there’s been a misunderstanding; they can make however many units they want per unit of land. They can put more units per acreage of land. It doesn’t have to be a 400 sq. ft. studio.
Patricia Weber reported that NBC Universal is actually selling off the residential property to individual builders and contractors. Orrin noted that that has been disclosed from the beginning. Patricia said they did indicate that housing would be a priority.
Anastasia thanked Wayne for the report.
a) AREA COMMITTEES
i) Area 7 (Cheryl Holland)
Anastasia announced that Cheryl asked that the #7 motion be tabled;
b) ISSUE COMMITTEES
Anastasia announced that Valorie was one of the people stuck in
traffic, but she had been eager to show the signs to everyone.
Paul Darrigo, a volunteer with L.A. Animal Services, talked about their pilot program which needs $1500 per volunteer patrol officer for education and uniform. L.A.A.S. is under budget cuts, and too many animals are being put down.
Minutes submitted by Jennifer Corley, AppleOne