Meeting Date: 06/05/06 06:00 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: EMERGENCY SERVICES, POLICE & FIRE MEETING
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
DATE: MONDAY JUNE 5th, 2006
LOCATION: WILL & ARIEL DURANT BRANCH LIBRARY ( conference room)
ADDRESS: 7140 N. SUNSET BLVD. ( 1 blk. west of La Brea; south side of street, southwest corner of Sunset Blvd. and Detroit St.- free parking located behind library with entrance on Detroit St.)
1. Call to order. Welcome, introductions and brief reports and announcements made by committee chair, Rena Dheming.
2.Presentation by King Woods and Nautsue Sheppard, representatives for applicant, on permit application and operation of a proposed 24-hr restaurant/ after-hours nightclub located at 6757-63 Hollywood Blvd. ( between Highland and McCadden)- and in close proximity to residential apartments. Issues of concern and to be addressed include ( but are not limited to) the following:
a.Community outreach and timeline to notify local residents and businesses of applicant’s proposal to operate a 24-hr entertainment venue, and subsequent 24-hr noise problems from operation of adjoining parking lots behind venue, near residential apartments.
b. Issues of public safety. Security plans and proposed measures by applicant, if any, such as on-site security guards, surveillance, and crime-mitigation implementations to be provide for venue patrons inside and outside of venue.
c. Applicant’s proposal of volunteered conditions, if any, and co-operation with Los Angeles Police Department and Fire Department, regarding issues as stated above, and any other necessary implementations to prevent and mitigate post 2am disturbance-of-the -peace reports and calls to police form local residents.
d. Applicant’s proposed parking variance and parking plan, and concerns regarding 24-hour ongoing noise disturbances in adjoining parking lots located next to apartment residents’ sleeping quarters.
Q & A and discussion.Possible motion and vote.
4. Discussion on distubing-the peace activities that have led to problems in residential communities as a result of poor planning in restaurant/nightclub/entertainment venue conditioning by Zoning and NC’s.Possible motion and vote
5. Update & discussion on Fire Depts. ordinance re: Red Flag/No Parking Day.
6.Public comment on non-agenda issues that are within EMS commitee’s jurisdiction.Possible motion and vote.
7.Closing words by Chair.
EMERGENCY SERVICES POLICE & FIRE MEETING
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
DATE: MONDAY JUNE 5, 2006 6PM
WILL & ARIEL DURANT BRANCH LIBRARY
7140 N. SUNSET BLVD , HOLLYWOOD, CA.
1.Meeting was called to order at approximately 6pm. Committee Chair, Rena Dheming-
welcomed all in attendance, and after Round Robin introductions were made, she
tabled announcements and reports towards end of meeting.
2.Chair Dheming introduced scheduled guest, Mr. King Woods, representative for the
applicant, Jeff Bozz ( who was not present)- proposing to operate a “24-hour
restaurant” on the premises located at 6757-63 Hollywood Blvd.- between Highland
Avenue and McCadden St.-same building that houses Montmarte Lounge/The Day After
nightclub-( within HHWNC Area # 3 ). Mr. Woods gave presentation regarding
proposed operator’s idea to open a “24-hour restaurant”-as he stated there were
not many these days. Afterwards, Mr. King answered questions from Chair and those
present, regarding concerns and issues related to proposed venue’s parking and
hours of operation in a residential neighborhood. When Dheming inquired as to
what type of license was being applied for, and Representative Woods replied that
a type 48 license was being applied for, Dheming inquired as to why a Type 48
“no-minors allowed” age-restrictive license would be applied for on a “24-hour
and remarked that since a Type 48 license is mostly applied for on bar operation
use, and is a license that carries a ” no one under 21 allowed” restriction-that
it is odd as to why a 24-hour restaurant would want to restrict anyone under 21
years from entering. Mr. Woods replied that he would have to check with operator-
and would get back to Chair regarding this issue. Regarding a parking plan and
security plan, Mr. Woods stated that neither was available as of yet, but, that
the development of it was in the works. HHWNC Area # 3 Chair, Paul Woolsey, was
also present, and commented on noise-level factors and concerns regarding “open
patio” issues and the inclusion of music speakers in patio area, and along with
Chair Dheming and stakeholder Noah, inquired as to what noise-abatement
procedures, if any, would be implemented by venue operator. Dheming invited Mr.
Woods to return to upcoming meetings, to further discuss security, noise-abatement-
arrangements with LAPD and LAFD, and Woods agreed to return with more information.
She also thanked Mr. Woods for his time and attendance.
3.An open discussion took place with Chair and others present, regarding the
different nuances in Zoning and CUP conditions, and as comments and opinions were
exchanged, most of those present agreed that in nightclub/ “restaurant”
operations that will operate past midnight, more effective conditions that
mitigate and prevent disturbing-the-peace activities to residents who live in the
neighborhood where such operations choose to operate their businesses late-night-
need to be implemented and incorporated by Zoning Administrators and ABC
Administrators in the near future, in the granting of such permits to businesses
who apply to operate in residential areas.
4. Chair Dheming gave an update regarding status of recent motion made by her at
recent HHWNC EMS Police & Fire meeting on May 16th, regarding that HHWNC
recommend to hillside residents that co-operation with Fire Departments required
no parking implementations and requested ordinance compliances on designated Red
Flag/No Parking days, be respected and complied with by hillside residents,for
the sake of protecting life and property, to facilitate clear pathway for Fire
trucks en-route to destination of fires, especially during an actual hillside fire
and/or subsequent Fire Dept. ordered evacuation. Chair reported that the motion
passed when voted on at EMS May 16th meeting, by a vote of 4 in support of the
motion, 3 against the motion and zero abstentions. Motion was then presented to
HHWNC Board for a vote, on May 25th, and passed with a vote of 7 for the motion, 5
against the motion and 6 abstentions The actual motion in it’s entirety can be
viewed online at
www.hhwnc.org , by clicking Meeting Minutes for May 25th, on the Board of
Directors page, in committee reports under agenda item # 8 , section 3 c.
5. Various comments on neighborhood issues in the Hollywood/Highland area-
dealing with noise-abatement and disturbing the peace, were excahanged with
6. Chair Rena Dheming thanked everyone for their participation, input and
attendance, and adjourned meeting at approximately 7:45pm.