Meeting Date: 1/18/17 6:00 pm

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Durant Library, 7140 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046




January 18, 2017

6:00 pm

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 and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment,

In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at our website at, or at the scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact the Board Secretary at [email protected].


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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.




  1. Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann


  1. Roll Call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos


  1. Approval of minutes  


  1. Public Official Reports
  1. CD13 – Dan Halden, Office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell


  1. CD4 –Field Deputy, Catherine Landers, Office of Councilmember David Ryu


  1. Mayor’s Office, Central Area NC Rep, Yoome Ha


  1. 46th Assembly District, Angie Aramayo, Office of Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian


  1. 43rd Assembly District, Rep. from the Office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto


  1. 50th Assembly District, Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom


  1. 3rd Supervisorial District, Rachel Zaiden, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl


  1. LAPD


  1. LAFD


  1. LADWP


  1. Other


  1. Candidates for City Offices


  1. President’s Report (Anastasia Mann)


  1. Community Business


  1. Confirm next meeting date: February 15


  1. First Vice-President’s Report (Orrin Feldman)
  1. PLUM Committee
  1. 1770 N. Highland – proposed 7-Eleven store

Motion:  The PLUM Committee recommends that HHWNC’s Board oppose 7-Eleven’s pending request at the City’s Planning Department for relief from the commercial corner rules.  (See attached PLUM committee minutes for background.)


  1. Treasurer’s Report (Michael Meyer)
  1. Motion and Vote to approve monthly expenditures report


  1. Approve Funding request forms


  1. Second Vice President’s Report (Jane Crockett)


  1. Secretary’s Report (Kathy Bañuelos)


  1. Committee Reports


  1. Community Enrichment (Emily Weithman)
  1. America’s Healthy Kids Fitness Challenge Program: “America’s Healthy Kids” is the world’s first exercise-based fitness curriculum for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old.   Their objective is to help children at various physical, emotional and intellectual levels develop confidence and self-esteem- through fitness, love, understanding and positive reinforcement.   America’s Healthy Kids would like to bring the Kids’ Fitness Challenge to a Hollywood Hills West neighborhood so that the local children can benefit from the program.


Proposed Motion:  The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Board of  Directors to consider allocating funds to deploy the Kids’ Fitness Challenge Program to host a fitness event for local children.


  1. Area 3 (Brian Dyer)
  1. Bags for Mutt Mitt Station: For the last four years, the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council has approved expenditures to supply dog poop bags out of a dispenser that it previously purchased. The dispenser is located in Area 3.


Proposed Motion:  That the Board of the Hollywood Hills Neighborhood Council approve and expenditure of up to $350 for the purpose of buying bags to fill the “Mutt Mitt Station.”


  1. Community Enrichment (Emily Weithman)
    1. Yucca Community Center’s Holiday event: Each year for the Yucca Community Center’s Holiday event, the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council has approved monetary support for outreach opportunities. The event typically draws more than 200 people (children and adults) to the event.


Proposed Motion:  That the Board of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council approve monetary support up to $300 to be used for refreshments, decorations, stocking stuffers and paper plates and utensils.


  1. Outreach (Sheila Irani) – Discussion re co-sponsorship of CD 13 candidate forum on Feb 22 in partnership with all other Hollywood area Neighborhood Council.  Motion to approve and allocate up to $500 to provide food and beverages at the forum.


  1. Area 2 (Richard Joludow) – report on meeting with LA Animal Services.


  1. Joint Parks & Open Space/Area 6 (Jeffrey Masino/Susan Proffitt Wattles) – update on area and parks issues.


  1. 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.


  1. Old Business


  1. New Business


  1. Adjournment