Meeting Date: 03/21/05 06:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Will and Ariel Durant Branch
Los Angeles Public Library
7140 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90046

Details: Environment, Beautification, Preservation and Aesthetics Committee

21 March 2005
Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Will and Ariel Durant Branch
Los Angeles Public Library
7140 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90046


1. Welcome, Sign-in and Introductions 6:00-6:15 p.m.

2. Corrections and Approval of Minutes of Prior (24 January 2005) Meeting.

3. Discussions of Suggestions and Current Matters and Possible Votes Thereon:
a. Last board meeting, as it related to Environment Committee Motions to the Board.
b. Tree Planting Program for Hollywood Hills West.
c. That The City of Los Angeles should create An Easy way for Citizens to Require Police to Enforce Regulation Requiring Signage at corners of streets where there is a sidewalk closure, when pedestrians are wrongfully forced by paid corporate goons to backtrack on the sidewalk.
d. That The City of Los Angeles Establish A law which requires people Playing Stereos Loudly to Close All Their Windows and Doors While Doing So, and that The City of Los Angeles Recognize Noise Disturbance as an Environmental Violation.
e. That The Environment Committee of HHWNC publicize the city’s little-known “311” phone line for bulky trash.
f. That The Environment Committee Address the environmental and Wildlife Displacement Issues of the Banana Bungalows project.
g. Study of Issues Regarding Resolution of some of the Runyan Canyon Environmental Issues Related to Dog Poo.

4. Call for New Suggestions for Action by the Committee.

5. Listing of Votes, Resolutions and Recommendations to the Board. All Suggestions Which Are Not Addressed During This Meeting Will Be Tabled until the Next Meeting Date, yet to be determined.

6. Public Comment.
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 Agenda items will be heard only 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 3 minutes per speaker unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Agenda is posted for public review: Gardner Street Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, Yucca Community Center, on bulletin boards at the top and bottom of Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles Library: Will and Ariel Durant Branch and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website 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) 485-1588 or e-mail to [email protected].

7. Adjournment at or prior to 8:00 p.m.

Hollywood Hills West
Neighborhood Council

Environment, Beautification, Preservation
& Aesthetics Committee

of the
Committee Meeting

21 March 2005

Will and Ariel Durant Branch, Los Angeles Public Library

The meeting was called to order by Chair Vince Vitale at 6:30 p.m. Present were Vince Vitale (Chair)- Charles Wainberg, Deana Ruggieri, Laura Fox and Claire Guy. These notes were taken by the Chair.

Chair explained to the committee the current status of the motions which were passed by the Environment Committee at the January meeting, and efforts which were being made to put them before the Board of Directors.

This was followed by a description of the Tree Planting Program of the City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Department. Chair distributed three hand-outs. The first is a tri-fold brochure called “Rooted in Neighborhoods: Tree Planting 2004-5.” It is described as a grant-funded enhancement opportunity for business and residential areas. The program helps individuals determine tree selection to enhance home and business and then provides the trees, after the individual or business submits a “Permission to Plant and Care for a Street Tree.” This permission form was also distributed to attendees.

Following this was a general discussion of local issues.

The next meeting of the Environment Committee will be:
16 May 2005, Monday, 6-8 p.m.
Will and Ariel Durant Branch, Los Angeles Public Library
7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90046

There were neither new suggestions at this meeting, nor were there any public comments.

There being no further business, Chair called for a motion to adjourn. Motion to adjourn was made by Charles Wainberg and seconded by Laura Fox. The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Submitted by:

Vince Vitale
Committee Chair