Meeting Date: 11/28/12 06:30 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Woman’s Club of Hollywood-1749 N. La Brea, LA 90046
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
November 28, 2012 – 6:30 pm
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, Kathy Bañuelos
3. Minutes – Review and approve Board minutes from October 24, 2012 meeting (Vote)
4. President’s Report by Anastasia Mann (20 minutes
a. Public Official Reports
ii.) LAPD-Capt. Beatrice Girmala
iii.) CD13 – Angela Motta, Field Deputy, Office of Council President Eric Garcetti
iv.) CD4 –Sharon Shapiro, Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge
v.) Mayor’s Office – Fabiola Vilchez, Central Area Director – Budget Survey
vi.) 42nd District– Nicole Carcel, Office of Assemblyman Mike Feuer
b. Presentation by Ray Verches, Principal, Verches & Associates regarding the
Southern California Gas Company's Advanced Meter Project
c. MTA proposal to rename the Universal City Red Line Station as the
Universal/Studio City Station. MOTION AND VOTE.
i.) Presentation by Lisa Sarkin, Vice President, Studio City Neighborhood Council
ii.) Presentation by Wilbur Babb, Metro representative
d. Community business
e. Decide next meeting date – January 16?
6.Treasurer’s Report by Michael Meyer (10 minutes
a. Approve Monthly Treasurer’s Report. MOTION AND VOTE.
b. Update on HHWNC signage (Ad Hoc Committee)
c. Request to support the Hollywood Central Park with purchase of an ad in the
January 10 annual benefit tribute book ($650). The ad with the HHWNC logo will
say, “The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council applauds the efforts of
Friends of the Hollywood Central Park in advancing plans for open space,
recreation and healthy living in Hollywood.”
7. Secretary’s Report by Kathy Banuelos (5 minutes)
8. Parliamentarian’s Report by Robert Mott (5 minutes)
9. Committee Reports (40 minutes)
a. ISSUE COMMITTEES
a. 2018 Highland Blvd/HLand Hotel – The PLUM Committee recommends that
HHWNC not support the current proposal. The PLUM Committee recommends
that the hotel's exterior be redesigned with a Mediterranean style. The
committee's concerns also include the driveway width and ingress/egress for
traffic at the hotel; the racked/lift parking's operation 24/7 with
possibly adverse effects from noise and lights on the adjacent apartment and
hotel buildings; and the proposed height and outdoor deck of the owner's unit on
the top floor. MOTION AND VOTE.
b. 2111 Cahuenga Blvd/motel – the PLUM Committee recommends that HHWNC
not support the current proposal. The PLUM Committee recommends that the
motel's exterior be redesigned with a Mediterranean style, and that more on-site
employee parking be provided. MOTION AND VOTE.
c. 1841 Highland Blvd/Indigo Hotel – the PLUM Committee recommends that
HHWNC support the proposed project. MOTION AND VOTE.
ii. Outreach Committee Report (Nicole Carcel)/(Michael Meyer)
Approval of Neighborhood Purposes Grant application: HHWNC approves the
Neighborhood Purposes Grant application of Communities United for Smart
Growth in the amount of $500 to help with outreach expenses and to co-sponsor
the January 24, 2013 Los Angeles City Mayoral Forum, to be held at Forest Lawn
within HHWNC’s boundaries. The co-host of the forum is the League of Women
Voters. Co-sponsorship includes HHWNC logo on all outreach materials and a
table at the event promoting HHWNC membership to attendees. MOTION AND
iii. Other Reports by Committee Chairs in attendance (Optional
b. AREA COMMITTEES
i. 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
ii.) Presentation by Barry Johnson and Rita Villa, co-chairs of Studio City Neighborhood Council: The Studio City Neighborhood Council has voted in favor of the name change and is proposing that the change be phased-in gradually so as to not incur additional costs. (Meyer/Papes) moved that HHWNC support the name change to Universal/Studio City Station and that HHWNC is opposed to an accelerated schedule, wanting it to be implemented over time as maps are upgraded so there is minimal cost to Metro for this change. The motion carried: 14-3-1.
• Stacey Kenyon expressed concerns with the street closures for the Hollywood Christmas Parade and the impact of local residents. She recommended that the Board work to find a way to minimize street closures and the disruption to community as a result of the parade.
• Paul Darrigo spoke about RACO (Reserve Animal Control Officers). Last year’s trained officers were released back into service to investigate animal calls. There is a 40% euthanasia rate currently for the City of L.A. New candidates are now sought for RACO training.