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.
GRIFFITH PARK ACCESS
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.
MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 2018, 6:30pm
FIRE STATION 82 ANNEX
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 www.myhunc.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe directly to our Agendas, go to http://bit.ly/HwdUnitedNCsignup
Note: Agenda items may be taken out of order or merged as deemed appropriate by the Board. Action may be taken on all items.
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. Introduction and Motion to approve Danielle Paris to fill the vacant Business Area 4 seat for the remainder of term 2019
7. Introduction and Motion to approve Jeff Ramberg to fill the vacant Geographic Area 4 seat for the remainder of term 2019
8. Introduction and Motion to approve Matt Wait to fill the vacant Renters Seat for Area B for the remainder of term 2019
9. Committee & Liaison Reports or Announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes, no discussion)
10. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes, no discussion)
A. Motion for letter recommending to LADOT/BSS to communicate earlier and more clearly to residents and visitors regarding street improvements and removal of parking.
B. Update regarding joint meeting held 4/9 regarding Dixon Study, next steps
Project: 1746 N. Garfield Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028: Project Description: 9-Unit Condominium Building (this is a new review of the prior project approved by HUNC in light of changes requested to the plan by the applicant).
PLUM motion passed to approve action(s) requested with the following conditions:
1. The CC&R’s to include a provision that all units are to be owner occupied units.
2. Non-street parking options for workers to be explored so that the area resident’s parking is not affected.
3. To review the street-front design of the building with a goal to change it to be more interesting and attractive in order to add a positive addition to the neighborhood (Note: applicant has redesigned the front of the building and made it more attractive and interesting since the request in the first motion and the board thanks them for their actions in working with the community).
The Action(s) Requested:
a. The Applicant is requesting a Project Permit Adjustment from the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan for a 19.99 percent reduction in the required front yard setback in order to permit a 12-foot front-yard setback in lieu of the 15-foot front yard setback required by Section 7 E. of the Specific Plan.
b. The Applicant is requesting an Project Permit Adjustment from the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan, Development Standards and Design Guidelines, to permit portions of the common open space in the rear yard to have dimensions of 16-feet 6-inches and 18-feet 9-inches in lieu of the required 20-foot minimum dimension for open space.
A. Discussion of Budget to date and vote to approve March MER for submission
B. Review status of Board member compliance on Funding Training and calendar for upcoming sessions.
C. Motion to approve up to $400 for refreshments and outreach for celebration party at newly-installed Lake Hollywood mural
D. Discussion, review and vote to approve reimbursement to Erin Penner for $14.24 for beverages purchased for 1st aid/CPR class on 3/24.
E. Discussion, review and vote to approve reimbursement to Anji Williams for $103.48 for Franklin/Ivar Park youth outreach on March 31, 2018.
F. Discussion and vote to approve $2500 to GoDaddy to cover our 20 email addresses for the remaining period of contract (25 months) for enhanced security/encryption including quarantine and prevention of malicious viruses and anti-spoofing/hacking mechanisms.
G. Discussion and vote to approve up to $2500 for Cheremoya Elementary School Book Faire in June, 2018. Books will be stamped “Provided by Hollywood United Neighborhood Council.”
H. Discussion, review and vote to approve funding up to $3000 for CERT Course beginning June 2018 to include, but not be limited to food, beverages, incidentals and completed- participant branded emergency back-packs.
I. Discussion and vote to approve up to $1000 for 1st Aid/CPR Course, date TBD.
J. Discussion, review and vote to approve up to $5000 for HUNC outreach items, to include, but not be limited to HUNC branded; socks for people experiencing homelessness, persona hygiene and/or toiletry kits, lanyard, emergency whistles, LED lights, pens, doggie-waste bags, tote bags, etc.
K. Discussion and vote to approve up to $2000 for (revised) Self-Defense Classes on May 19 and June 16.
L. Discussion, review and vote to approve funding up to $1000 for Free-Tree/Potted Plant Give-Away sometime in late in June or May 2018 to include, but not be limited to food, beverages, incidentals, plants, pots, soil amendments, etc.
14. Community Impact Statements
A. Motion to approve a CIS stating that HUNC supports the work of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and their 2018 White Paper and approve the filing of a Community Impact Statement for Council file 18-0600
15. Committees and Elections
A. HUNC Board elections in 2019, seats available: http://www.hollywoodunitednc.org/contact.htm 2019 Election Ctte to be selected July 1
B. Executive Committee elections
C. Committee missions and definitions, possible renaming. Boardmember assignments to Committees and as Liaisons
16. Standing Rules: http://www.hollywoodunitednc.org/Standing%20Rules%20December%202017.pdf
Update correct Standing Committee names and missions; update and add emphasis on Treasurer prior approval of all funding items before being agendized for Committee approval and then Board approval
17. Old/Ongoing Business
18. 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 ( http://www.hollywoodunitednc.org/bylawsenglish.htm )
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.
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 2017 Special
March 2017 Special
November 2016 Special
Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan (Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration) Letter
Villa Carlotta Letter sent 7.25.16 re Planning Hearing 7.27.16
Villa Carlotta Hearing Notice 7.27.16
June 2016 Special
Beachwood Letter re ppds
October 12th 2015 Special Board meeting
February 2015 Executive Committee and Board meeting
February 2015 Special Meeting
September 2014 Executive Committee
May 19th Board Meeting & Workshop
May 12th 2014 Special Meeting
PS&T Ctte/Special Board Meeting October 2013
2240 Mountain Oak 1
2240 Mountain Oak 2
2240 Mountain Oak 3
2240 Mountain Oak 4
May 2013 No Meeting
January 2013 No Meeting
December 2012 No Meeting
letter 12.12Millennium 2
letter 11.12 Millennium 1
Dept of Planning Conditional Use Letter
February 2012 No Quorum, notes only
January 2012 No Quorum, notes only
December 2011 No Meeting Held
August 2011 No Quorum, notes only
July 2011 Special Meeting No Quorum, No Meeting Held
December 2010 No Meeting Held
June 2010 (including Special Meeting)
May 2010 No Meeting Held, Election
December 2009 No Meeting Held
August Special Meeting 2009
Workshop April 2009
Workshop August 2008
Executive Committee December 2007
June 2007 Workshop
April 2007 including appendix
March 2007 Executive Committee
February 2007 February 2007 Special Transcript
February 2007 Executive Committee
January 2007 January 2007
Full Board Workshop December 2006
November 2006 Full Board Workshop
September 2006 motions
May 2006 Election amendments motion
November 2005 Special Meeting
June 2005 Special Meeting
June 2004 Executive
May 2004 Executive
March 2004 Executive
February 2004 Executive
August 2003 Executive
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.