HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
October 26, 2016
Will and Ariel Durant Library Branch
7140 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Directions: East of N. Fairfax Ave and West of N. La Brea Ave of Hollywood Blvd. Building is accessible and free parking is available behind the building.
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 non-agenda and agenda items will be heard during the Public Comment Period and, within the discretion of the presiding officer of the Board, 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 2 minutes per speaker unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Agenda is posted for public review: on bulletin boards at the Durant Library Branch, and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website www.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment, www.empowerla.org.
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ALL ITEMS LISTED ON THIS AGENDA ARE SUBJECT TO:
POSSIBLE ACTION, INCLUDING A BOARD MOTION AND
VOTING ON THE MOTION.
PROCESS FOR RECONSIDERATION: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place immediately following the original action or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: (1) Make a Motion for Reconsideration and, if approved, (2) hear the matter and Take an Action. If the motion to reconsider an action is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: (1) A Motion for Reconsideration on the described matter and (2) a Proposed Action should the motion to reconsider be approved. A motion for reconsideration can only be made by a Board member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action taken. If a motion for reconsideration is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall all be in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.
Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann
Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos
Minutes – Review and approve minutes from September 21st meeting (MOTION AND VOTE)
Public Official Reports
CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell
CD4 –Field Deputy, Catherine Landers, Office of Councilmember David Ryu
Mayor’s Office, Central Area NC Rep
46th Assembly District, Angie Aramayo, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian
43rd Assembly District, Rep. from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto
50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom
3rd Supervisorial District, Rachel Zaiden, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Presentation by Emergency Management Department
President’s Report (Anastasia Mann)
Update on Tour Bus issue
Update on Runyon Canyon issues with Dept. of Rec. & Parks & FORC MOU concerns
Update on 8150 Sunset per CD 4.
Proposed Motions by the LANCC for HHWNC consideration:
Homelessness: Los Angeles is in a state of emergency and the resources of the City and County are unable to solve the crisis of homelessness. When the City of Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness on September 22, 2015 after the historic motion by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) and supported by the Certified Neighborhood Councils on January 3, 2015 to declare a state of emergency, dedicate $150,000,000 to combat the problem, and to utilize abated motels and vacate city buildings, the homeless population was at 35,000. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the homeless population hovers at 47,854 people on the streets and many experts feel that the population will swell to 50,000 husbands, wives, brothers, and sisters living in squalor on Los Angeles’ streets by the end of the year. It is not the purpose of local population to solve a national problem. We need State and Federal help.
The LANCC (HHW Neighborhood Council) demands that the Governor of California, Edmund G. Brown Jr. declare a state of emergency for the Los Angeles metro area for the purpose of combating the suffering of over 47,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles. The Governor needs to understand that Los Angeles has more people living on the streets of Los Angeles than most towns in America have residents. He needs to act now.
The City of Los Angeles and the County needs to identify all vacant property currently owned by the City and County and all of its departments and agencies that can house temporary FEMA-style trailers for up to two years to start the housing process. All identified properties must also be large enough to have supportive services onsite. Any properties that have covenants placed on them by State of Federal agencies need to be negotiated to temporarily relieve those covenants during the crisis.
The LANCC (HHW Neighborhood Council) does not support the proposed $1.2 B bond on the November ballot. The residents of Los Angeles are shouldering a national problem and should not be burdened with the total costs. As a national problem, we need State and Federal funding to create low income and affordable housing solutions. CF 16-0047 copy to: Governor Brown, Mayor Garcetti and City Council
Illegal Dumping: The LANCC (HHW Neighborhood Council) encounters illegal dumping on the streets of Los Angeles on a daily basis. The current fine of $1000.00 for illegal dumping is a cost of doing business for the individuals that commit these crimes. The City Council needs to be proactive and enact similar laws as the County and State. California Penal Code 374.3 makes illegal dumping on public and private property punishable by a fine up to $10,000. Also, pursuant to Section 117555 of the California health and Safety Code, a person who dumps illegally is punishable by up to six months on jail. In addition in August 2005, the County of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance (PDF, 338 KB) that would allow the Sheriff to seize a vehicle if it is used in the act of illegal dumping. The LANCC (HHW Neighborhood Council) requests:
That the City Council opens a Council file to create an ordinance that mirrors the County and State law on illegal dumping.
That the City Council incorporates a reward program to create incentives for residents to report illegal dumping based on the percentage of the rights collected.
Confirm next meeting date: November 16
First Vice-President’s Report (Orrin Feldman)
Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer)
Motion and Vote to approve monthly expenditures report
Approve Funding request forms
Discussion re a CIS re Council President Wesson’s motion to identify additional funds for Neighborhood Councils.
Second Vice President’s Report (Jane Crockett)
Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos)
Parks & Open Space (Jeffrey Masino) – MOTION: Possible motion and vote that all newly re-keyed kiosks in Runyon Cyn be solely under the management of HHWNC (working with RAP and posting guidelines). Background: Park kiosks within Runyon Cyn Park were built in 2005 and paid for by HHWNC. Several kiosks recently had the locks replaced and re-keyed. Kiosks are needed for HHWNC Brown Act posting and for renewed stakeholder interest in displaying maps, rules and regulations, and other HHWNC stakeholder information. A similar motion passed 17-0 at the Aug. 30th POS Committee meeting.
Outreach (Sheila Irani) – Discussion of ordering promotional items, including 200 first aid kits for cars with HHWNC logo. Proposed motion to allocate up to $750 for items for 2016-2017.
Transportation (Danielle Mead) – Joint Town Hall with Area Chairs to learn about the transportation pain points of different areas.
Environmental (Patty Dryden) – Collaboration with TreePeople on tree planting event in Runyon on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Public Comments – Comments from the public on agenda items and non-agenda items within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes per speaker.