BOARD MEETING

Monday, February 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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Welcome

  1. Roll Call (2 minutes)
  2. Approval of Minutes (5 minutes)
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each) (10 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. Community Updates
    1. Update on Assistant Chief Orin Saunders’ promotion to Assistant Bureau Commander (5 minutes)
    2. Report by Lee Thompson on the upcoming elections and he new voting process (5 minutes)
    3. Report by the Youth Representative (2 minutes)
  7. Executive Committee
    1. Report by the President (2 minutes)
    2. Approval of Cesar Cervera as a Stakeholder member of the PLUM Committee for a 1 year term (2 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to support transitioning HUNC e-mail accounts to the Gmail platform
  8. PLUM Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to forward to the Planning Department and Councilmembers Ryu and O’Farrell: The Hollywood United Neighborhood Council is greatly concerned about the potential use of Sustainable Communities Project Exemptions (SCPE) and Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) to develop hospitality and commercial properties instead of residential housing that does not have a substantial affordable housing component. (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to oppose a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and to forward the CUP motion for any potential Zoning Administrator proceedings: 1900 N. Taft Avenue, 5727 W. Franklin Avenue. Project: Conversion of existing single family dwelling into owner occupied 5 room Bed and Breakfast facility. Action(s) Requested: A Conditional Use Permit to allow Bed and Breakfast in the R1-1-HPOZ Zone. (10 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to approve with conditions for a Conditional Use Permit regarding Beachwood Café (2695 Beachwood Drive) : Hours 8 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 8 am to 6 pm on Sundays. No valet parking at any time. Project: Beachwood Café (2695 Beachwood Drive). A Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of beer and wine for on-site consumption in conjunction with an existing 2,270 S.F. restaurant with 68 seats and having the hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily in a C1-1D Zone. Action(s) Requested: A Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to the provisions of Section 12.24-W.1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, to allow the sale and to allow the sale and dispensing of beer and wine for on-site consumption in conjunction with an existing 2,270 S.F. restaurant with 68 seats and having the hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily in a E) Discussion and possible motion to support a 60 day extension for comments to the Sidewalk Repair Draft EIR and specific comments to be added to the Draft EIR and its potential consequences and contradictions to recent tree ordinances, Green and Hollywood Community Plans. Presentation by the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) (5 minutes)
    5. Discussion of events such as the Climate Strike At The Hollywood Sign and the necessity to provide adequate resources to mitigate safety and hygiene concerns (2 minutes)
  9. Outreach Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Update on the CD4 Candidate Forum to be held on February 16 at 4pm at John Marshall High School Auditorium (10 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $1000 for a possible springtime park event for the HUNC community (5 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $300 for food and supplies for monthly street cleanups within HUNC boundaries. (2 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion to support an NPG for $1000 for supplies for First Presbyterian’s Winter Shelter (5 minutes)
  10. Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 19-1361: Underground Electric Distribution Systems / Department of Water and Power / Feasibility Report. Summary: Requested feasibility report including cost of undergrounding all LADWP electric utilities in LAFD designated high fire zones to reduce fire risk with a HUNC request that feasibility looks at the environmental impact toward wildlife and the traffic impact during construction and maintenance (http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2019/19-1361_mot_11-05-2019.pdf) (10 minutes)
  11. Social Services and Homelessness Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (5 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $1600 for an NPG from the Hollywood Food Coalition (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $750.00 for additional Homeless Resource Guides
  12. Transportation & Works Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File: 17-1115: Tour Bus / Unsafe Route or Street / Restrictions. Summary : Advocate that LADOT produce a list of hillside substandard streets tour buses can be restricted on per new CA law (http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2017/17-1115_mot_09-29-2017.pdf) (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in opposition to Council File: 19-1349: Virtual Permit System / Preferential and Overnight Parking District Permits. Summary: LADOT would establish a pilot program to use a virtual system to use license plates for preferential and overnight parking districts (http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2019/19-1349_mot_11-01-2019.pdf) (5 minutes)
  13. Non Profit, Education & Arts Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible mouton to approve an NPG for up to $2,000 for the East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market/ Thai Community Development Center (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $1,000 more for Cheremoya School murals for a total of $2,000 (5 minutes)
  14. Renters and Housing Issues Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 19-1556 Eviction Prevention and Homeless Prevention Services / Homeless, Housing Assistance, and Prevention Program (HHAPP) / Funding (http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2019/19-1556_mot_12-06-2019.pdf) Summary: City Council instruct the City Administrative Officer to submit to the Homeless Strategy Committee for review and approval a funding request totaling $6 million in HHAPP funds to augment the “Eviction Prevention and Homeless Prevention Services” line item in the City Budget.
    3. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0047 Housing Crisis Act of 2019 (SB 330) / Tenant Protection / Standards of Compliance (http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0047_mot_01-14-2020.pdf) Summary: The City Council instructs the City Administrative Officer to submit to the Homeless Strategy Committee for review and approval a funding request totaling $6 million in HHAPP funds to augment the “Eviction Prevention and Homeless Prevention Services” line item in the City Budget.
  15. 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 to approve November 2019 Monthly Expense Report for submission (2 minutes)
    4. Discussion and vote to approve December Monthly Expense Report for submission (2 minutes)
    5. Discussion and vote to approve January Monthly Expense Report for submission (2 minutes)
  16. Board Member announcements of items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
  17. Old/Ongoing Business (2 minutes)
  18. 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.