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Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm unless otherwise noted on the Calendar of Board Events on the home page
The agenda will be posted 72 hours ahead of the meeting.


Proposal for Hollywood Trail Access

Court decisions surrounding the closure of the Beachwood Gate to the Hollyridge Trail on April 18, 2017:
Sunset Ranch Preliminary Decision
Sunset Ranch 3/13/17 Order

Cross-Complaint for Declaratory Relief Trespass and Public Nuisance

Councilmember Ryu has allocated $100,000 of discretionary funds towards a study to look at the areas on the western side of Griffith Park to review date. We are working with RAP, DOT, LAPD, the Mayor’s office, and other city departments to outline the scope of the study to look for solutions to Park access, visitor management and urban wilderness protection.

Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) Pernits for Alcohol


The Agenda will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting at the designated sites as listed at the bottom of the Home Page.

RecycLA Fact Sheet

MONDAY, MARCH 19th, 2018, 5:30pm TO 6:15pm

MONDAY, MARCH 19th, 2018, 6:30pm

Both meetings at:

1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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 2 minutes per speaker, for a maximum of 20 minutes total for Public comment, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.  Agenda is posted for public review at Counterpoint Records and Books 5911 Franklin Ave, on our website at and with EmpowerLA.  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 the scheduled meeting (or location noted in the Agenda item) or by making arrangements with our office (contact information above). 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 Support Help Line (213) 978-1551 or email  To subscribe directly to our Agendas, go to

Note: Agenda items may be taken out of order or merged as deemed appropriate by the Board. Action may be taken on all items.

Executive Committee Meeting 5:30pm to 6:15pm


  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each, 8 minutes total)
  4. Review of Applications for vacant Board seats and eligibility
    HUNC Vacant Seat Application Form
    Qualification requirements available in our Bylaws, in Article 2 Section 3A, and Attachment B
    Vacant:  Renter Representative  Area A 
    Vacant:  Renter Representative  Area B
    Vacant:  Business Representative Area B 
    Vacant:  Geographic Representative Area 4
  5. Update on website and discussion of best practices for getting agenda items submitted on time
  6. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
  7. Old/Ongoing Business
  8. New/Future Business



Board Meeting 6:30pm


1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each, 20 minutes total)

4. Jack Humphreville, Budget Advocate (5 minutes)

5. Announcements from any City, County, State, or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each)

6. HUNC Committee & Liaison announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)

7. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)

8. Education/Arts/Non-Profit Committee Update from Youth Representative Violet regarding first projects.

9. PLUM Committee

A. MOTION TO APPROVE: Project: 1716-1718 N. Cahuenga Blvd. – Restaurant. Project description: A
Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site
consumption in conjunction with an existing 4,391 square foot restaurant and bar with 99 indoor seats and 8
outdoor seats in the public right-of-way. Proposed hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily,
The 4,391 square foot restaurant includes a 1,390 square foot expansion for a dining area within the existing
structure. No construction is proposed.

1. Action Requested

a) 1st Action Requested 12.24-W-1. A Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and
dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with
an existing 4,391 square foot restaurant and bar, with 99 indoor seats and 8 outdoor sets
in the public right-of way. Proposed hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m., daily.

b) Applicant states that there is no 2nd Action Requested.

10. Finance

A. Discussion of budget to date and vote to approve February MER for submission
B. Review status of Board member compliance on Funding Training and calendar for upcoming sessions
C. Discussion, review and vote to approve Applications for NPG by Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation
for items to enhance the functionality of Community Room at FS 82 Annex:

1. Up to $900 for the purchase of industrial model coffee maker\
2. Up to $500 for the purchase of 13 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer
3. Up to $250 for the purchase of digital clock
4. Up to $2100 for the purchase of ice maker

D. Discussion and vote to approve Application for NPG by Hollywood Dell Civic Association up to $3500 for the purchase of durable trash and/or recycling receptacles to be installed and maintained by HDCA
E. Discussion and vote to approve Application for NPG by EnrichLA up to $2500 to install interactive and edible garden at the n nursery at First Presbyterian Church Hollywood
F. Discussion and vote to approve Applications for NPG by Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to install items to improve the experience and overall safety at Franklin/Ivar pocket park. However, waiting to understand status of park transfer to Department of Recreation and Parks. Ideas to be researched:

1. Purchase and installation of HUNC branded placards/monuments to identify existing park trees and vegetation
2. Purchase and installation to continue existing security fencing currently discontinuous at several points on the property to fully enclose park
3. Purchase and installation of solar paneled canopy for existing park amphitheater

G. Discussion and vote to approve up to $2500 for Cheremoya Elementary School Book Faire on March 21, 2018. Books will be stamped “Provided by Hollywood United Neighborhood Council.”

H. Discussion and vote to approve up to $1200 for AppleOne book keeper/office manager for services over the
next three months of FY2017/2018

I. Discussion and vote to approve up to $1,000 for A/V accessories

J. Discussion and vote to approve new Business cards up to $250

K. Financial Officers:

1. Motion to approve George Skarpelos as Second Signer

2. Motion to approve Erin Penner as Alternative Signer

11. Discussion and review of HUNC stakeholder-relevant surveys utilizing HUNC Survey Monkey’s product and services.

12. Discuss and review of Committee questions provided to date, and intentions of those Committees who have not provided any questions or topics for community surveys.

13. Review HUNC Board elections in 2019, seats available, Election Committee to be selected July 1.

14. Motion to join HHWNC in planning a DWP Town Hall, proposed dates April 10th, 17th, or 24th, up to $500 for refreshments

15. Discussion and review of HUNC stakeholder-relevant surveys utilizing HUNC Survey Monkey’s product and services, including a discussion and review of Committee questions provided to date, and intentions of those Committees who have not provided any questions or topics for community surveys.

16. Elections 2019: Review HUNC Board elections in 2019, seats available: Election Committee to be selected July 1

17. PSW&T Committee

A. Update on self-defense courses

B. Traffic signage for Gower off-ramp and pedestrians on Franklin

C. Update on the Dixon "Comprehensive Strategies Report: Improving Access, Safety, and Mobility" around Griffith Park & the Hollywood Sig, motion to choose priorities from the 29 recommendations as outlined in the introductory chapters at:

1. Install Sidewalk Bulb-Out Along Beachwood Drive

2. Implement Traffic Calming Measures in Problem Areas

3. Post Walkability Signage

4. Install a Sidewalk Along Canyon Drive

5. Improve Access to Griffith Park and Trailheads

6. Implement an Electric Shuttle Service Connecting Nearest Metro Station with Beachwood Drive Park Entrance

7. Implement the Alternate Access Trail Plan at Beachwood Drive

8. Relocate the Wonder View Trailhead and Install a Pedestrian Gate on Lake Hollywood Drive

9. Expand Transit Opportunities

10. Extend DASH lines or Shuttle Routes to and from Highly Congested Areas

11. Implement Ridesharing Zones

12. Supplement the Griffith Park Circulation System with an Aerial Tram

13. Improve Traffic Flow and Reduce Congestion

14. Obscure Views of the Hollywood Sign from the Smaller Vista Points Along Mulholland Highway

15. Implement a District-Wide Wayfinding Strategy

16. Discourage Illegal Maneuvers along Mulholland Highway

17. Collaborate with Google and Waze to Communicate Accurate and Helpful Information

18. Improve Emergency Vehicle Access

19. Temporarily Close Narrow Streets with the Highest Safety Risks During Peak Periods

20. Convert Some Narrow Two-Way Streets to One-Way Streets

21. Increase Parking Efficiency and Compliance Rates

22. Adjust Existing Preferential Parking District Time Limits and Days of Operation

23. Consolidate Preferential Parking District Regulations

24. Implement Paid Parking and/or Time Limits in Popular Tourist Destinations

25. Increase Citation Amounts in High-Impact Tourist Locations

26. Increase Parking Enforcement in Impacted Areas

27. Actively Manage and Provide Optimized Visitor Opportunities

28. Enhance the most Accessible and Safe Hollywood Sign Viewing Locations and Hikes29. Develop a Hollywood Sign Visitor Center

30. Build a Hollywood Sign Viewing Platform

31. Implement a Hollywood Sign Art Program

32. Replicate the Sign on the Other Side of the Mountain

33. Support a Dedicated Hollywood Sign Website

34. Implement a Social Media Marketing and Outreach Campaign

35. Install Restroom Facilities at Key Locations

Stakeholders were supportive of:
• Developing a comprehensive Wayfinding Plan that identifies sign locations, ideal vista and photo opportunities, and rideshare pick-up/drop-off zones. Such a plan would also create a recognizable Hollywood Sign brand, installing digital messaging to redirect drivers, and with special attention to how pedestrians can safely enter and exit the neighborhood.
• Developing a dedicated Hollywood Sign website drafted by the community that contains information about parking access, sign history, and other relevant visitor information. This website would ideally be promoted on other travel sites.
• Implementing or extending PPD hours at certain locations including Deronda Drive and Tahoe Drive. Some stakeholders also wished for a way to visit neighboring areas without the need for a guest pass.
• Tailoring recommendations to different groups. Participants that there are two distinct groups of visitors who pass through their neighborhoods - those viewing the Hollywood Sign, and those visiting Griffith Park.
• Replicating the Hollywood Sign on the Burbank-facing hillside of Griffith Park and installing smaller signs at different locations. These signs would draw visitors to other locations and provide additional photo opportunities.
• Developing the Vista Site at Lake Hollywood Park for visitors to include restroom facilities and parking meters, possibly staffed with a full-time LADOT officer during the summer months. Parking meters could be a source of revenue for neighborhood improvements projects.
• Relocating access points to share visitor traffic across the area. One location promoted for alternate trail access was the top of Beachwood Drive south of the current gate.
• Adjusting the service of the Griffith Park Circulator (DASH) to alleviate residents’ concerns about pedestrian safety and congestion. Several stakeholders suggested extending service to Canyon Drive, N Beachwood Drive, and possibly Ledgewood Drive.
• Presenting recommendations in list form based on impact versus cost.

18. Old/Ongoing Business

19. New/Future Business


A simple majority vote by the Board members present, not including abstentions, at a meeting at which there is a quorum, shall be required to take official action, unless specified otherwise in the Bylaws (  )
Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place before the end of the meeting at which it was considered 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 Recording 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. 



February 2018

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December 2017

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September 2017

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July 2017

June 2017 Special

June 2017

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February 2017

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December 2016

November 2016

November 2016 Special

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016
Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan (Initial Study and Mitigated Negative  Declaration) Letter

July 2016
Villa Carlotta Letter sent 7.25.16 re Planning Hearing 7.27.16
Villa Carlotta Hearing Notice 7.27.16

June 2016 Special

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016
Beachwood Letter re ppds

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

October 12th 2015 Special Board meeting

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015 Executive Committee and Board meeting

February 2015 Special Meeting

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December 2014

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September 2014 Executive Committee

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May 19th Board Meeting & Workshop

May 12th 2014 Special Meeting

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December 2013

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October 2013
PS&T Ctte/Special Board Meeting October 2013

September 2013

August 2013
2240 Mountain Oak 1
2240 Mountain Oak 2
2240 Mountain Oak 3
2240 Mountain Oak 4

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013 No Meeting

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013 No Meeting

December 2012 No Meeting

November 2012
letter 12.12Millennium 2
letter 11.12 Millennium 1

October 2012
letter Josephs
Dept of Planning Conditional Use Letter

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012 No Quorum, notes only

January 2012 No Quorum, notes only

December 2011 No Meeting Held

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October 2011

September 2011

August 2011 No Quorum, notes only

July 2011 Special Meeting No Quorum, No Meeting Held

July 2011

June 2011

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December 2010 No Meeting Held

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June 2010 (including Special Meeting)

May 2010 No Meeting Held, Election

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August Special Meeting 2009

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Workshop August 2008

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December 2007

Executive Committee December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

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June 2007

June 2007 Workshop

May 2007

April 2007 including appendix

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March 2007 Executive Committee

February 2007 February 2007 Special Transcript

February 2007 Executive Committee

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Full Board Workshop December 2006

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November 2006 Full Board Workshop

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September 2006 motions

August 2006

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May 2006 Election amendments motion

May 2006

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November 2005 Special Meeting

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November 2002 Interim Board


Packet for September 2017

6263 Hollywood Blvd Project:

Pantages letter to Frank Quon re 6263 Hollywood Blvd project

6263 Hollywood Blvd CUP

6263 Hollywood Blvd Prior Motion

6263 Hollywood Blvd New Application


Behavioral Health Services Packet

General Plan Packet

2644 & 2634 Hargrave Drive 90068: New single family dwelling, 2 Story.

Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan

6263 Hollywood Blvd.: Action(s) Requested: Plan approval to delete conditions 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 31 imposed by Case No. ZA-2009-1494 (CUB) approved on September 10, 2009


April 1, 2016

So Tom, George, and I carpooled to the Treasurer's training yesterday.  And we got to talking about driving participation, motivation, all those good things.  I reflected on how hard we all have tried to not model ourselves on a mini City Council, and I remembered Carol Baker Tharp. Those were her words!  She's the reason that I work as hard as I do with our NC.  Erik, Robert A, and Susan P will remember her.  

She was the 3rd General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, following Lisa Sarno.  Appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa, she just plain inspired all of us.  She first came to speak to us in 2003.  Watch the videos and tell me that you don't wish that she hadn't died so young and so soon, only 11 months in office.  I can only think of what might have been had she been around to implement her vision.  But maybe, after watching this, you'll feel re-inspired too.

And it's pretty funny, I remember those long tables of food like it was yesterday!

Newsletter May 2007
President’s Message, By Susan Swan

Why get involved? We are asked that many times, and sometimes we even question that ourselves. It is indeed easier to not do something and let others make those tough decisions. But at some point, it becomes personal.

To quote the late Congressmen Tip O'Neill, "All politics is local." On July 21st, 2003, Carol Baker Tharp spoke to the HUNC board about volunteerism; “ people get involved initially because of a local issue that affected them personally. Then, the longer they stayed involved the more they began to see the connections between their own self-interests and the interests of the community.” (HUNC minutes, July 2003).

Her words, inspirational! We left feeling renewed and our commitment to the Neighborhood Council effort, positively recharged. We are even more thrilled because she is now the new General Manager of DONE*.

I’m certain that there is something that ‘gets’ you in your community, something that makes no sense, something that you wish ‘someone’ would do something about sometime! Well, that someone is you, and that sometime is NOW. Get involved!

We are planning several Town Halls this year that will address some of the most common concerns of our community, but maybe not your pet project or your pet peeve. The only way that you can ensure that you live in a vibrant, informed community, is to make it so. Email me with your thoughts. We are always there, and we are always listening. 

*Tragically, Carol Baker Tharp passed away on Nov 5, 2007.