Meeting Date: 08/08/06 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca Street

Details: HHWNC Area 3 & Business Planning & Development
Joint Meeting
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca Street

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1) Introduction and acceptance of minutes.

2) Discussion of Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce involvement in residential projects and greater co-ordination of Neighborhood Council with this organization.

3) Presentation by Lee Rabun on Plan Approval for Day After Nightclub located at 6757 Hollywood Blvd. Possible motion and vote.

4) Presentation by King Woods for a restaurant located at 6763 Hollywood Blvd. Possible motion and vote.

5) Presentation by Lee Rabun on Plan Approval for the King-King nightclub located at 6555 Hollywood Blvd. Possible motion and vote.

6) Presentation by Elizabeth Peterson Plan Approval for the Mood Nightclub located at 6623 Hollywood Blvd. Possible motion and vote.

7) Presentation by Elizabeth Peterson for a restaurant called East, to be owned by Mr. David Judaken of Mood, located at 6611 Hollywood Blvd. Possible motion and vote.

8) Discussion of parking situation in regards to smaller businesses being squeezed out by large valet operators with Paul Oberman, owner of Kung Pao Kitty. Possible motion and vote.

9) Public discussion of non-agenda items.

10) Schedule next meeting date and adjourn.

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August 8th Area 3 and Business Planning joint meeting minutes.

1) Minutes from 07/11 discussed and accepted 6 for none against or abstained.

2) Shelly Kiah discussed condo project on 6683 Franklin. Chair asked Paul Ramsey and Frank Defoe about Chamber of Commerce interaction with Neighborhood Council on Residential projects. Elizabeth Peterson also spoke on project. Joan Luchs felt feels Whitley Heights area is not being considered on development, height variances, etc. Paul Ramsey spoke on legalities, mentioned DRC design group as far as HHWNC involvement is concerned. He suggested we let Frank Defoe continue efforts to integrate. Chair’s motion to request greater co-operation withdrawn and matter tabled until next meting.

3) Lee Rabun presented Day After nightclub 6757 Hollywood Blvd. CUP Plan Approval and expansion to have outdoor dining. Brought plot plan and parking lease from Mehdi Bolour for 200 plus spaces. Joan Luchs discussed lease didn’t feel it was complete or current from a 2002 date on document. Mr. Rabun explained that it is a one-year that kicks in from when CUP and Certificate of Occupancy kick in. Robert Nudelman disagreed. Motion to support made by Frank Defoe and seconded. Motion passed 10 for, 1 against, with 2 abstentions.

4) Agenda item tabled as Mr. King Woods was unable to present 6763 Hollywood Blvd.

5) Agenda item tabled as Lee Rabun was not prepared to present due to a mistake by Chair in posting agenda.

6) Item 8 moved up on agenda. Kung Pao Kitty Restaurant owner Paul Oberman discussed problems with large valet companies squeezing-out smaller businesses. Thor Lee mentioned Hollywood Blvd. could eventually become a pedestrian zone between parking lots and need for structures to be built. Chair mentioned lack of diversity among businesses and need for more of same. Item tabled until next meeting.

7) Paul Woolsey gave chairing to Thor Lee for further items.

8) Elizabeth Peterson presented Plan Approval for Mood club at 6623 Hollywood. Owner David Judaken present and stated that parking is still in Cherokee site and that parking is between CIM Group and the LADOT. Nudelman brought up congestion on sidewalk and Judaken invited him to take a walk to see other places that haven’t done what he has to mitigate this. Paul Woolsey stated past history is very good. Motion to support made by Thor which was seconded and passed 10 for none against or abstaining.

9) Elizabeth Peterson presented East restaurant by same applicant, but requested tabling as paperwork is in-complete.

10) Adjournment. Next meeting scheduled for 08/22.