Meeting Date: 06/16/15 06:00 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: William & Ariel Durant Public Library
Details: HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
PLUM COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6pm
William & Ariel Durant Public Library
7140 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
The quorum for Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Planning, Land Use & Management Committee is three. Public comments on agenda items will be heard when the item is considered. Public comments on other matters within the committee's jurisdiction may be made during the Public Comment period. Public comments are limited to two minutes per speaker; That limit may be modified at the discretion of the committee. Speakers are requested to sign in at the meeting. Action may be taken on any agenda item except Public Comment, announcements and reports. You may request a copy of printed materials that are distributed at the meeting. You may record the meeting by audio, video or photographic means as long as it is not disruptive. Meeting notices and agendas are posted at the William and Ariel Durant Public Library and at the Fuller Ave. entrance to Runyon Canyon. If you need translation or accommodation for a disability, please call the city Department of Neighborhood Empowerment at least three business days in advance (213-978-1551, or toll-free 3-1-1). The city is a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you believe the council is not following the law or its own rules you may file a grievance in writing with copies to both the Chair and the Secretary. The HHWNC bylaws can be found at www.hhwnc.org. Please be respectful of others, even when you differ with them.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of May 7, 2015, PLUM meeting minutes.
3. General updates from Issue Chairs and Chairman.
4. Updates on Community Position Papers
5. Debrief on EIR discussion w/ CD13 – Carl Ripaldi
Environment Chair Carl Ripaldi will debrief the committee about his discussion with CD13’s Dan Halden on EIR review.
6. Reviewing a land-use application
Discussion about key elements of land-use applications and how Neighborhood Council Area & Issue Chairs, as well as members of the public, can effectively review applications and facilitate public meetings about projects.
7. Old Business.
8. New Business.
9. Public Comments.
HHWNC PLUM Committee Meeting, June 16, 2015
In attendance: Zeigler, Maddren, Koplin, Katz
Approve minutes, 3-0
Housing Committee update
Las Palmas project hearing – July 8
Air BnB ordinance – To be included on July 6 PLUM agenda
Would allow short-term rentals in residential areas
Designed to stop buildings from renting unsold & unrented space
Infrastructure Committee update
Proposal to transfer sidewalk maintenance to property owners
Setting up a committee meeting to discuss – second half of July
Had coffee with PLUM chairs of HUNC and BABC. More inter-NC communication coming.
Laurel Canyon folks want another bus stop on the road. Casey & Jim to address.
Need a Cumulative-effect meeting
Reading land use applications
JoAnn: Need to learn the language to understand applications
Val: Neighborhood councils get these applications to communicate with the stakeholders. The more eyes on each application the better. Purpose to review these applications is to review the benefit to the community. How will this work in the neighborhood?
Reviewing an application
1) What am I looking at? What does this application tell me?
2) How do I understand the language of it?
– Point people to PLUM information links
– Mock up a Land Use Permit Application
– Include links to PLUM info links on all applicant pages
Land Use applications are written by the applicant. It’s a sales pitch.
ZIMAS – under “jurisdictional” will show you permits, Lacityplanning.org
JoAnn: Walkable streets, measured sidewalk & setback – 30 feet setback
We are not creating walkable streets
Balcony failure in Berkeley – killed six kids
We have to be aware – inset v. jutted-out balconies
Risk that builder will do it right.
Key issues coming before the city in the next couple of months:
LADOT asking about DASH busses & other busses – expanding them
Quimby Fund update – Quimby Park Fee Update
Sidewalk & Park vending
Gilbert Mora – Workshop on alcohol licensing, Thursday, 6pm-8pm, Durant
7:23 – adjourned