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Governing Board Meeting — May 2017

May 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (2 minutes)
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  3. Comments by Elected Officials (5 minutes)
  4. Executive Committee Comments
    1. President (10 minutes)
    2. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    3. Vice President, Communications (5 minutes)
    4. Treasurer (5 minutes)
    5. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Cornelius) (2 minutes)
    2. Transportation (Cohen) (2 minutes)
    3. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (2 minutes)
    4. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (2 minutes)
    5. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (2 minutes)
    6. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (2 minutes)
  6. Election of Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
  7. Old Business (60 minutes)
      CPC-2016-1954-CU-MCUP-DB-SPP-SPR, ENV-2016-1955-MND
      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 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.
      (Board Packet)
  8. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell)
    1. MOTION: Approve April 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (Board Packet)  (2 minutes)
    2. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count (5 minutes)






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    3. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, June 20, 2017 board meeting.  (2 minutes)
    4. MOTION: Amend the FY17 Budget. (5 minutes)
  1. New Business
    1. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation Committee (PZHP) (Deutsch/Carlson) (10 minutes)

      1. ZA-2017-1216
        2252 Talmadge St
        MOTION: Approve a letter of support for the requested application for a reduced off-street parking requirement related to an addition to an existing residential property on a substandard hillside lot. (Board Packet)
      2. AA-2016-4818, ENV-2016-4819-EAF
        4011-4013 Sunset Dr
        MOTION: Approve a letter of conditional support for the requested small lot subdivision to construct 4 small lot homes, to replace an existing 3-unit residential building and garage on the site. (Board Packet)
    2. Transportation (Cohen) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a letter to LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds requesting implementation of street safety measures at the intersection of Fern Dell Road and Los Feliz Blvd. (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Approve a letter to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in support of the installation of bike share stations in Los Feliz.
    3. Public Safety (Hain) (5 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize he expenditure of $977.04 for first aid kits, which have been purchased in replacement of brochures for the GPACC Spring Faire and other, future outreach opportunities. (Board Packet)
    4. Outreach (McNamara) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $10,000, with final amount to be recommended by an Outreach Task Force, for design services including, but not limited to: new logo and style guide, with elements for digital and physical media.
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $5,000 (with the final amount to be determined by the LFNC Board based on remaining FY17 funds available) for collateral items featuring the LFNC logo, for distribution at future outreach opportunities.
    5. Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification (Deutsch) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $500 for promotional materials and banner associated a LFNC-sponsored tree adoption event in June 2017.
    6. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $1,000 on a lecture and screening event at the Los Feliz 3 on June 15, 2017.
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $500 for graphic design services needed for a half-page ad for the LFNC’s participation in Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC)’s Shakespeare in the Park event.
    7. Recreation (Mauceri) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of $6,350 to procure (purchase and install) spectator seating units at the new Griffith Park soccer fields. (Board Packet)
    8. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $100 in support of a 6.10.17 homelessness engagement volunteer training by Rebecca Price of Recycled Resources. The event will be a collaboration with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Homelessness Committee and the East Hollywood Los Feliz Homeless Coalition.
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $300 for an informational brochure and associated flyer printing costs for homelessness resources.
    9. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $1,000 for renderings to visualize the committee’s proposals and suggestions for complete streets improvements to Hillhurst Ave.
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $250 for the purchase of California native, bee-friendly, seed “bombs” for use in the beautification of Hillhurst Ave.
    10. Community Impact Statements (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 15-0065-S2 (“Hollyhock House Collections Digitization Project”) as follows:
        “The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council supports the Hollyhock House Collections Digitization Project to retroactively apply for a $32,300 grant from the California Arts Council state-local partner programs. We feel that it is important to digitize and to preserve historic artistic and architectural documents dating from 1927 related to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, to create online access to historic documents and images for academic and general public benefit. The digitization of these historic documents could serve as a prototype for other digital collection management at DCA-operated galleries and neighborhood arts centers, and help in the City’s bid to obtain UNESCO World Heritage List designation.” (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 17-0274 (“Affordable Housing Linkage Fee”), as follows:
        “The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council supports Council File 17-0274.In order to address the growing housing crisis in Los Angeles, the city can create a new source of funding for affordable housing by establishing an affordable housing linkage fee and directing the revenue from this fee, levied on new development projects, to the Housing Impact Trust Fund. More than 150 cities in California require developers to help fund the building of affordable housing, including Pasadena, West Hollywood, San Francisco, and Oakland; Los Angeles does not.The housing crisis and the homeless crisis are inextricably linked. Affordable housing is not only a proven and effective part of the city’s homelessness prevention strategy, it will provide our lower-income neighbors the opportunity to live in decent homes and to make Los Angeles a more livable city. Since 2010, the city has lost 75% of its state and federal funding for affordable housing, and we applaud the authors of this motion to look to developers for a stable and dedicated source of local funding to build affordable homes in Los Angeles.For these reasons, the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council supports Council File 17-0274.”
    11. Other Items (10 minutes)
      1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Neighborhood Council elections in 2018 and/or 2019; short-term impact to terms of office for LFNC elected board member positions. (Kim) (Board Packet)
  1. MOTION: Approve the April 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive, in compliance with posting requirements, here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0  (2 minutes)
  2. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  3. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 7:30PM

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May 16, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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