BOARD MEETING

Monday, March 09, 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 (1 minutes)
  2. Approval of Minutes (2 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. Community Updates
    1. Report by the Youth Representative (2 minutes)
    2. Presentation on the CD13 Heart of Hollywood Project (15 minutes)
    3. Presentation of the Griffith Park Aerial Transit System Feasibility Study (5 minutes)
    4. Presentation on the Set the Scene” Pilot Program for the in the Hollywood Entertainment District (5 minutes)
  6. HUNC Committee & Liaison announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
  7. Executive Committee
    1. Report by the President (1 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve Ryan Snyder as Renter Area A Representative board member (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve Everett Cobb as a stakeholder committee member for the Social Services &Housing Committee (2 minutes)
    4. Review and verify Board Member compliance with DONE Ethics Training, Financial Training and Code of Conduct. (5 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion to support transitioning HUNC e-mail accounts to the Gmail platform (2 minutes)
    6. Discussion and possible motion to recommend a CIS in support of Council File 20-0053 Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox Penalties / 2017 and 2018 World Series Titles Recall / Los Angeles Dodgers: https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-0053
      First: Cedillo/Koretz (CD 1, CD 5), Second: Krekorian/Lee (CD 2, CD 12); Currently in: Mayor’s Office; Last Action: 2020.01.21
      Summary: The Los Angeles City Council hereby requests that in addition to the penalties already imposed, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball remove the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles from the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox; and hereby requests that the Commissioner of Major League Baseball recall the World Series Commissioner’s Trophies and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (2 minutes)
  8. PLUM Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (1 minutes)
    2. 6377 W. Hollywood Blvd. Presentation and review of this project for public input at applicant’s request. Nothing has changed as this is continuation of an existing CUP. Project Description: Approval of plans to allow the continued sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption in conjunction with an existing 2,795 SF restaurant (Scum and Villainy Cantina) with 58 seats and a 434 covered patio with 16 seats. Requested Entitlement: Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to section 12.24W1, to permit a proposed 1,458 sf addition to an existing 1,337 sf restaurant, add 56 seats to an existing 30 for a total of 86 seats with the sale of full line alcohol, and proposed change of hours of operation to 6am to 1:45am. (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS regarding the Citywide Sign Ordinance, Council File 11-1705 (https://cityclerk.lacity.org/m.clerkconnect/?basicSearch=11-1705.&PriMover=&PendCMTE=&searchType=1#CFIResult&ui-state=dialog). This concerns regulation issues for citywide digital sign installations. This ordinance was passed by the city council. CIS purpose is to put HUNC on record as to the issues and to add to the public record in case there are any actions regarding the ordinance.
      The Hollywood United Neighborhood Council (HUNC) opposes the most recent version of the Citywide Sign Ordinance that came out of the PLUM Committee in August, 2019. HUNC supports the basic positions as outlined by the City Planning Commission Recommendations “Version B Plus”, Oct.22, 2015. HUNC supports the major positions put forward by the City Planning Commission as follows (this is not an all-inclusive listing):
      • To erect a new digital sign, 10 traditional static signs must be taken down.
      • Digital signs allowed only in 11 sign districts zoned Regional Commercial.
      • Signs must be 500 feet from residential districts.
      • Signs limited in height and size.
      • Prohibits digital signs on city-owned property and parks. (5 minutes)
  1. Outreach Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion for HUNC to be a sponsor of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association Memorial Day Block Party and fund up to $1,500 for various costs (5 minutes)
    3. Motion to approve the installation of the Little Lending Library in Griffith Park to be maintained by the Girl Scouts of America (2 minutes)
    4. Motion to approve up to $100 for “Provided by HUNC”-type placards for the Lending Library and future HUNC installations (2 minutes)
    5. Motion to approve up to $2000 for additional HUNC swag to include but not limited to thumb drives, reusable straws, hand sanitizer and flashlights (2 minutes)
  2. Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion regarding CF 20-0190: Armed While On Duty/Park Rangers/Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC)/Section 63.41: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0190_mot_02-11-2020.pdf
      Summary: The City Attorney is directed to prepare and present an ordinance amending LAMC Section 63.41 to allow park rangers to be armed while on duty, in accordance with state law… the Department of Recreation and Parks be directed to report back on the department’s plan for Use of Force policies; tactics and training; partnership, if any, with the Los Angeles Police Department on Categorical Uses of Force Investigations; counseling and psychological evaluations following a Categorical Use of force incident; and the budgetary impacts of the proposed program to arm park
  3. Homelessness and Social Services Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to request that the city provide a report on the effectiveness of HOPE teams and Clean Streets clean ups pertaining to CF 19-0609: Illegal dumping/Backlog/Homelessness Strategies/Clean Streets LA/HOPE (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $3,300 for an NPG from the Hollywood Food Coalition for tap cards and laundry vouchers and other items for outreach to people experiencing homelessness (2 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $2,500.00 for End Homelessness California, to be utilized for 8 weeks of shower services in May and June for people experiencing homelessness (2 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $600 for an NPG from the My Friends place for tablet and phone charging stations (2 minutes)
  4. Transportation & Works Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve a letter from Hollywood United Neighborhood Council to the City in support of Wheels in regards to seeking a license to operate their micro-mobility e-bikes in the City of Los Angeles after the 1-year pilot program expires (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board file a CIS supporting Council File CF 19-0846: Installation of Hydration Systems / Small Business Incentive Program ‪ https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0846
      Summary: The Department of Water and Power will report to the Council on the feasibility of providing an incentive program to encourage small businesses to install hydration systems. (2 D)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board co-sign Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council’s and file a CIS in support of CF 17-1125 calling for better infrastructure to support dockless scooters and bikes. Status: Approved March 4 subject to reconsideration. Original motion: https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=19-0846 Koreatown CIS: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f4s0t40igcxwoJrY9uziZI7vTOJTbr5l/view (2 minutes)
    5. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board co-sign a multi-NC and multi-organization letter to LADWP and the City of Los Angeles calling for renewable energy for the new LADWP Utah Intermountain power plant, which will replace the existing Utah Intermountain power plant. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11LJuZyMa6A_Tu1DfeJ8GdZTnd8xCOn94/view (2 minutes)
  5. Non Profit, Education & Arts Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve an NPG for up to $2,000 for the East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market/ Thai Community Development Center (5 minutes)
  6. Renters and Housing Issues Committee
    1. Report by the Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $500 for rentals, food, beverages, flyers, and other items for a Renter Rights Information Session (2 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0197 Social Housing / International Models / Construction / Government-Owned Properties / Funding Sources: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0197_mot_02-12-2020.pdf
      Summary: The Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst will prepare a report on the types and models of social housing used internationally and how it can be implemented in Los Angeles. (2 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0200 Rent Stabilization Ordinance / Consumer Price Index / Rent Increases / Rent Freeze / Amendment: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0200_mot_02-12-2020.pdf
      Summary: Request for a draft ordinance that would amend the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance to limit the allowable rent increases to 60% of the Consumer Price, eliminate the 3% floor for allowable rent increases and report back with recommendations to implement a rent freeze for tenants whose rents have climbed faster than inflation in previous years. (2 minutes)
    5. 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.”
  7. 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 the January Monthly Expense Report for submission (2 minutes)
    4. Discussion and vote to approve the February Monthly Expense Report for submission (2 minutes)
  8. Board Member announcements of items not on the Agenda (1 minutes)
  9. Old/Ongoing Business (1 minutes)
  10. New/Future Business (1 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.