Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM

Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each) (5 minutes)
  4. Comments from any City, County, State or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each) (15 minutes)
  5. HUNC Committee & Liaison announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
  6. Executive Committee (15 minutes)
    1. Approval of Executive Committee election results with George Skarpelos as President, Thomas Meredith as Vice President, Erin Penner as Secretary and Adam Miller as Treasurer
    2. Report from the President
    3. Discussion and vote to approve of Adam Miller for HUNC Union Bank card holder for HUNC
    4. Discussion and vote to approve Thomas R. Meredith as HUNC second signatory
    5. Discussion and vote to approve Erin Penner as HUNC tertiary signatory
    6. Update on cleaning services for Annex in collaboration with LAFD
    7. Discussion and possible motion to pay up to $150 for a locksmith to re-key the storage cabinet in the Annex and provide keys to the executive committee and all committee chairs
  7. Planning, Land Use and Management (PLUM) (15 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
    2. Motion to approve with comment: 2042, 2048, 2100 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Project Description: New 4-story 34-unit apt over 1 level basement parking w/ 42 parking spaces. 5 affordable housing units(3VL, 2LI) 2 incentives requested for building height increase and side setback reductions. Action(s) Requested: Density bonus to authorize 9 bonus units in addition to 25 by-right units. Off-menu incentives used: 1. Height increase from 30’ to 40’5’. 2. Reduction of one side yard setback of 5’-8” in lieu of 7’0’. Comment: The Hollywood United Neighborhood Council normally does not support variances for over-height buildings. However, this project in on a downslope with other apartment buildings and is close to the Hollywood Freeway and the height variance should not be an issue for the neighborhood.
    3. Motion to approve with condition: 6046, 6046 ½, 6044 & 6044 Carlos Avenue Los Angeles. Project Description: Plan approval to allow parking use in an R4-2 zone. Relief from the code of an over height fence to allow a 6 foot fence in lieu of the 3.5 required. Relief of 10 feet for the front yard, 5 feet for the side yards and 10 feet from the backyard setbacks. Action(s) Requested:
      1. Reduced side yard setbacks from the required 5 feet to 0 feet.
      2. Reduced backyard setback from the required 15 feet for a 3 foot setback.
      3. To allow a 6 foot front yard fence in lieu of the allowed 3.5 foot front yard fence.
      4. To permit the use and maintenance of a parking lot in the R4-2 zone. Conditioned that project be consistent with the prior conditions for the other church parking lots and specifically “That in no event shall the property involved be operated as a commercial parking lot”.
  8. Public Safety, Works and Transportation (PSW&T) (15 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $500 for a HUNC trifold printing of Good Neighbor Laws and Safety Tips
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve $500 for second round of HUNC laundry vouchers in conjunction with A Million Drops to be distributed Oct 1-Dec 31
  9. Non Profits, Education and Arts (NEA) (5 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
  10. Outreach (20 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
    2. Review of HUNC Survey on Crime Awareness, Attitudes and Experience
    3. Discussion of LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia on September 30th
    4. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $200 for production of updated materials for the outdoor Annex bulletin board
    5. Discussion and possible motion to recommend that board approve spending up to $750.00 to boost posts for HUNC on Facebook
    6. Discussion of Sunstock Solar Powered Music Festival on Saturday, October 20, taking place on Grammercy between Franklin and Hollywood
  11. Finance (15 minutes)
    1. Discussion of FY2018/2019 budget
    2. Discussion and vote to approve July Monthly Expense Report for submission
    3. Update on clean street award funds
    4. Discussion of and vote to approve $408 for one year Survey Monkey renewal
    5. Discussion and vote to approve up to $150 for Board Member name plates for George, Adam, Tom and Susan from Corporate Connection
    6. Discussion and vote to approve up to $300 for Board Member business cards for George, Adam, Tom and Susan from Davco Printing
    7. Discussion and vote to approve up to $500 for refreshments, printing and incidentals for HUNC Board Retreat on September 15, 2018
    8. H) Discussion and vote to approve up to $2000 for NPG from Gramercy/Garfield Neighborhood Watch Halloween block party
    9. I) Discussion and vote to approve up to $1750 for NPG from Thai Community Development Center for Market Match program which provides seniors with money to purchase produce from the east Hollywood Farmers’
    10. J) Discussion and possible motion to approve NPG from PAL for up to $2,000 for youth team sponsorships
  12. Elections 2019 (15 minutes)
    1. Discuss, review and vote to approve Election Plan and Budget
  13. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  14. Old/Ongoing Business
  15. 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.