Emergency Services Chair Valorie Keegan: Area 3 is still experiencing theft from motor vehicles (car break-ins). Please don’t leave items visible in your cars, share this information with your neighbors. Brief discussion. If it would be helpful to put up a notice at your building, we will get one to you.
Angela Motta, area field deputy representing councilmember Eric Garcetti 13th district: – We are trying a new valet pilot program south of Hollywood Blvd. If the program works well, CD 13 will look to implement the valet program in other areas of Hollywood.
1.) Pylons on Yucca St.: Discussion and review with stakeholders, Angela Motta and LAPD area SLO Maggie Dillard: Pylons were originally installed for neighborhood safety, to prevent cruising. Possible options – replace broken and missing pylons, remove pylons, better looking median alternative. Vote 13-0 Pylons should stay along Yucca St and have broken pylons replaced until some type of better looking permanent median alternative could be installed. Angela Motta stated a candlestick type pylon would be the replacement of existing broken pylons and take about 6 weeks to have installed.
2.) The Jefferson 1724 Highland Ave: Tom McCarthy representing an undisclosed restaurant with property leasing representative Thor Lee said their plans had changed at this time and no longer three restaurants. Only one (the north-east) space would move forward once new plans were completed. Their original application case no. is ZA 2011-1956 is officially suspended, The Zoning Administrator (ZA) would only hear one restaurant at a time. Questions and concerns were brought up regarding restaurant use with patio dining on the public sidewalk within the Jefferson a mixed used residential building such as, parking/valet issue, noise, how would trash be handled, would the restaurant be ADA compliant, would there be security, how would the exiting of cars exit – would it be a left hand turn or right turn and how would it affect the community traffic and was the existing sidewalk wide enough to accommodate 10′ 11" of sidewalk dining in addition to pedestrians. Tom and Thor had said that they would return and do a presentation once everything was in place. It was asked who the tenant would be in the restaurant and Tom felt that they did not want to answer that one until everything was finalized.
Public comment: Stakeholder announced a new swap meet on Saturday at Hollywood High School
Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.