Meeting Date: 07/21/15 06:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Will and Ariel Durant Library 7140, Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90046


Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Safety/Environmental Committees Joint Meeting

                             Tueseday, July 21, 2015                                                                    6:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                     Will and Ariel Durant Library
7140 W. Sunset Blvd.
                    On-site parking behind library off Detroit                                          

1. Call to Order
2. Welcome/Introductions
3. Approval of the May meeting minutes
4. Safety Committee
    a.       LAPD, CD4, CD13 and the City Attorney’s representatives are invited to                      speak on the City’s priorities and enforcement of tour bus operations in                       HHWNC.
    b.      Discussion of community and neighborhoods concerns regarding the tour bus              issues facing most neighborhoods in HHWNC.
5. Environmental Committee
    a.       Discussion on Noise; City of LA Standards, How to  handle nuisances (Barking              Dogs) and Exceedances of City Standards, understanding Noise, New Noise                Standards for Helicoptors.
    b.      Nomination of the Fifth Church Scientist Church as an historical monument                  (the Mosaic Church) in Hollywood.

6. Public Comments
7. Adjournment

Minutes                                                                                                                         Joint Meeting of EMS and Environmental Committees                                                       Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council                                                                   July 21, 2015

The July 21 joint meeting of EMS Safety and Environmental Committees was opened at 6:05 am  with 21 stakeholders present. The topics of discussion included tour bus issues in the community, noise issues and an update of the preservation of the Fifth Church of Christian Science/Mosaic church property.

Dietrich Nelson, EMS Chair introduced a panel consisting of Jacqueline Lawson, the L.A. City Attorney representing Hollywood, LAPD Senior Lead Officer Irv Isabella and CD13 Field Representative Dan Halden. The City representatives discussed the issues of tour buses and how each department was dealing with the issue. Stakeholders and the panel interacted and discussed problems and potential solutions. Dietrich informed the community that an ad hoc committee has been formed by the Hollywood Hills Neighborhood Council and will work with the various City departments to develop concrete solutions to each issue.

Environmental Chair Carl Ripaldi discussed the City’s regulations on various noises and brochures were given to everyone present containing information on noise terminology, standards, permitted construction schedules and helicopters.  He discussed the recent meeting of the L.A. Cultural Resource Commission where the commission voted unanimously to support the nomination and consideration of the Church as a Cultural Monument, the first of two steps in the process.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.