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Governing Board Meeting — March 2017

March 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  3. Comments by Elected Officials and City Departments (5 minutes)
  4. Executive Committee Comments
    1. President (5 minutes)
    2. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    3. Vice President, Communications (5 minutes)
    4. Treasurer (5 minutes)
    5. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell) (15 minutes)
    1. MOTION: Approve February 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (2 minutes)
      (Board Packet)
    2. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count (5 minutes)

      Payee Amount Purpose
      Palermo Italian Restaurant


      February 2016 Gov Bd Mtg Food



      Website hosting

    3. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 board meeting. (2 minutes)
  6. New Business
    1. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation (Deutsch/Carlson) (10 minutes)
      1. DIR-2012-3204-CUB
        1750 N Hillhurst Ave (“H Café”) New Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application. (Board Packet)
      2. ZA-2008-3701-CUB
        1758-1760 N Hillhurst Ave (“Home Restaurant”) CUP renewal
        MOTION: Approve a letter of support of the requested application and requested modifications to the CUP. (Board Packet)
      3. ZA-2017-71-2AD-F
        4321 W Cedarhurst Circle request to maintain a 6-foot high chain link fence on the property line
        MOTION: Approve a letter of support of the requested application. (Board Packet)
    2. Outreach (McNamara) (5 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Approve up to $2,000 for LFNC brochure design and printing costs in advance of the Griffith Park Adult Community Center (GPACC) Spring Faire on May 7.
    3. Environmental Affairs (Foell)  (5 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Approve up to $500 for an LFNC collateral item for the May 21 bike workshop.
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Discussion and approval regarding the disbursement of Clean Streets LA funding ($750) to either (a) use the funds in FY17 and adjust the FY17 Budget accordingly, or (b) postpone the funds disbursement until the next fiscal year and include it in the FY18 Budget.
      3. MOTION: Approve a resolution requesting the City of Los Angeles to wholly divest from Wells Fargo Bank and to sever all financial ties. (Foell/DiGiandomenico) 
(Board Packet)
    4. Recreation (Mauceri) (3 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Approve up to $500 in support of the Silver Lake and Los Feliz MOMS event to be held in conjunction with the Silver Lake Recreation Center.
    5. Education (Rodriguez) (5 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a resolution in support of implementing model school library standards in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). (Board Packet)
    6. Community Impact Statements (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of (5 minutes)
Council File 04-1935-S1 (Improve Voting Environment/Poll Worker Training/Neighborhood Council Elections) regarding neighborhood council peer grievance panels, as follows: (Mauceri) (Board Packet)
        We support continual and ongoing review of DONE/City Clerk procedures and processes as they relate to effectively conducting Los Angeles neighborhood council elections.
        We urge the City Council motion makers to agendize this item, and to allow additional public comment speaking from individual NC perspectives to DONE’s “Report Back” dated 2/28/2017.”
      2. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of the (5 minutes)
Neighborhood Budget Advocates’ White Paper “Back to Basics: Recommendations for a sustainable future.” (Rodriguez/Foell) (Board Packet)
    7. SPECIAL CALL – 8:30PM
1860, 1868 N Western Ave, and 5440, 5446, and 5448 W Franklin Ave
Requesting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to increase density greater than the maximum allowed by LAMC 12.22.A.25 with an increase of approximately 83% to permit 96 dwelling units in lieu of the 52 units otherwise permitted with 16, or 30%, of the permitted units set aside for for very low income (below 50% AMI) in conjunction with the demolition of 3 existing residential units/gas station to construct a 5-story mixed use building with approximately 5,546 square feet of retail space and subterranean and ground level parking. Pursuant to LAMC 12.22.A.25, applicant proposes parking based on 0.5 spaces per bedroom, in accordance with AB 744, and on-menu incentives including 3:1 Floor-Area Ratio (FAR) in lieu of the permitted 1:1 and 2:1, averaging of FAR, density, open space, and parking. Additionally, pursuant to LAMC 12.22.A.25, applicant requests off-menu incentives to permit a maximum building height of 60 feet and a portion of the building to exceed 30 feet in height within 14 feet of the front property line and a maximum of 5 lots to be tied together to form a single building site. Pursuant to LAMC 12.24.W1 applicant requests a Master CUP to allow sale and dispensing of alcohol for on- and off-site consumption. Pursuant to LAMC 11.5.7.C applicant requests specific plan project permit compliance review under the Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP). Pursuant to LAMC 17.15, applicant requests approval of VTT-74166 to merge and re-subdivide the site into a single ground lot and to merge 7 feet of previously-dedicated land. Haul route approval is requested.
      : Approve a letter of conditional support of the requested application with conditions to be determined by the Governing Board. (Deutsch/Carlson)
      MOTION: Submit a formal Board Resolution regarding the project at Western & Franklin Avenues in opposition to the granting of any conditional uses, variances, exceptions, or other official permissions that exceed the building code standards set by the Vermont/Western Transit-Oriented District specific plan. (Mauceri/Demmers)
(Board Packet)
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Recreation (Mauceri) (2 minutes)
    2. Education (Rodriguez) (5 minutes)
      1. Protection of transgender students
      2. School maintenance issues – service call mobile app
    3. Webmaster (Cohen) (2 minutes)
  8. MOTION: Approve the February 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes
    Minutes available online here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw5EUPbMf2occXVTY0xyMkJhSmc (2 minutes)
  9. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  10. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7:30PM

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March 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Luke Klipp
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4607 Prospect Avenue
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