BOARD MEETING

Monday, September 09, 2019, 6:30 PM
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 info@myhunc.com. Note: Agenda items may be taken out of order or merged as deemed appropriate by the Board. Action may be taken on all items. To subscribe directly to our Agendas, go to http://hollywoodunitednc.org/wp/newsletter/

Welcome

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes (5 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
    1. Report by the President (10 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to appoint Julia Eschanasy as the Youth Representative (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to appoint Stephanie C. Rowe as a stakeholder committee member to the Ad Hoc Bylaws committee (5 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $750 for additional wireless microphones and other AV accessories (5 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion to formulate a board policy regarding board members conduct and communication at public meetings (10 minutes)
    6. Discussion and possible motion to change name of the Homelessness and & Social Services committee to Social Services & Homelessness committee (5 minutes)
  7. PLUM Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve the 1755 N. Canyon Drive project with comment. Project Description: Present Use: Vacant Lot. Proposed Use: 19 – unit Apartment Building over 1 level of subterranean parking with roof deck. Action(s) Requested: North side yard reduction from 8’ 0” to 5’ 7” (30% reduction); South side yard reduction from 8”0 to 5’ 7” (30% reduction); Height increase from 43’ 6” to 53’ 6” – Two additional stories up to 22 additional feet. Comment: Due to the intent of the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program, TOC development is encouraged to add more affordable housing than the current ordinance provides. (10 minutes)
    3. 6169 Temple Hill: Discussion and possible motion with conditions to approve the applicants new proposal to add 2 homes to 2 lots (prior proposal was 5 single family homes on lots that do not have a continuous paved roadway). Conditions: 1. No hauling to take place on Fridays due to conflicts with trash truck pickup on the narrow, substandard street. 2. The applicant to work closely with the neighbors directly next to the project and along the haul route on Temple Hill Drive through regular meetings and communications to address their concerns as this is a narrow, substandard street and the safety and fire issues caused by the fact that this street will be completely closed down during the initial stages of construction due to its narrowness and age. (10 minutes)
    4. Project remanded to PLUM by HUNC board for further hearing for 6335 Quebec Drive: Project description: New SFD on a vacant lot. 4073 sq. ft. & 1027 SF garage for 5 cars. Action(s) Requested: ZAD to permit substandard street (less than 20’). Motion proposed: To send a letter to the Planning Department and city councilmember’s office outlining the lack of information provided by the applicant after several meetings and their refusal to attend the September 5 PLUM meeting. Motion to include: 1. a denial of the project until the applicant meets with the neighbors to address their concerns due to the extreme safety issues that can result as this project is situated on the cross point of two dead-end streets with narrow substandard streets feeding into them. 2. The fact that the applicant has not been forthcoming with their presentation of the details of the house construction; 3. Proposed haul route information was not provided to the stakeholders; 4. Information about the retaining walls was incomplete which could be problematic as the lot is a steep hillside lot; 5. The general impression that the applicant has deliberately not provided complete information to stakeholders for his own purposes; 6. A request that all potential approvals and hearings be put on hold until the applicant meets with the stakeholders and provides full and complete information for discussion. (10 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion to approved sending a Community Impact Statement (CIS) regarding digital billboards in Los Angeles. The CIS to include the language prepared by the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight as attached. The CIS to include as the last paragraph: “Additionally, a study is requested for a Los Angeles city-wide digital billboard ban.” (10 minutes)
  8. Outreach Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
  9. Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Update on the Emergency Evacuation Exercise in November (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion that HUNC write a letter to the new LAPD captain and CD4 & CD13 offices to increase resources and bolster the LAPD presence in the HUNC area due to recent incidents in the area. (10 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $500 for a First Aid/CPR class in mid October (5 minutes)
  10. Homelessness and Social Services Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $200.00 dollars for the “Unf**k the World” Western and Sunset region cleanups (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion for a CIS to support CF 19-0882: Provision at No Cost / Feminine Hygiene Products / All Restrooms at City-owned Facilities https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0882 (5 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion for a CIS to support CF 19-0002-S151: HR 1856 (Waters) / The Ending Act of 2019 / Homeless Housing / Funding https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0002-S151 (5 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion for a CIS to support CF 19-0777 Unaccompanied Homeless Immigrant Minors / Outreach Services https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0777 (5 minutes)
  11. Transportation & Works Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to draft a resolution or letter of support recommending the City reassess its formula for park and facilities needs and/or requesting a feasibility study for recreation facilities within Hollywood and Los Feliz (10 minutes)
  12. Non Profit, Education & Arts Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Report by the Youth Representative (2 minutes)
  13. Renters and Housing Issues Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to draft a Letter of Concern to management, David Ryu, another relevant city authorities, compiling tenant complaints at 1950 Tamarind regarding possible stakeholder exposure to asbestos and failure to provide notification. (10 minutes)
    3. Motion to submit CIS in support of Council File 19-0718: Statewide Eviction Protection Laws / City Implementation https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0718 (5 minutes)
    4. Motion to submit CIS in support of Council File 19-0623: Empty Homes Penalty / Vacant and Habitable Housing Units https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0623 (5 minutes)
    5. Motion to submit CIS in support of Council File 19-0002-S109: Refundable Tax Credit / Individual Rent Payers / Exceeds 30 Percent Taxable Year Gross Income https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0002-S109 (5 minutes)
  14. Finance
    1. Report by the Treasurer (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion of current fiscal year budget and possible motion for adjustment (2 minutes)
    3. Discussion and vote on August Monthly Expense Report for submission (5 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to reimburse Luis Saldivar $40 for keys he purchased (3 minutes)
  15. Board Member announcements of items not on the Agenda (2 minutes)
  16. Old/Ongoing Business (2 minutes)
  17. New/Future Business (2 minutes)

Adjournment

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://hollywoodunitednc.org/wp/bylaws-standing-rules-and-financial-procedures/). 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.