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Governing Board Meeting — March 2017

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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

      $122.00

      February 2016 Gov Bd Mtg Food

      GoDaddy

      $327.16

      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)
        “BRIEF SUMMARY:
        We support continual and ongoing review of DONE/City Clerk procedures and processes as they relate to effectively conducting Los Angeles neighborhood council elections.
        ADDITIONAL INFO:
        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
      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 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.
      MOTION
      : 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

Governing Board Meeting – February 2017

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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 (5 minutes)
  4. Executive Committee Comments
    1. President (5 minutes)
    2. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    3. Vice President, Communications (5 minutes)
      1. Civic U
      2. NC/FilmLA
    4. Treasurer (5 minutes)
    5. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Cornelius) (2 minutes)
    2. Public Works (Luery) (2 minutes)
    3. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (2 minutes)
    4. Recreation (Mauceri) (2 minutes)
    5. Transportation (Cohen) (2 minutes)
    6. Business (Carlson) (2 minutes)
    7. Education (Rodriguez) (3 minutes)
      1. Unity Day and Post-Election Resources
      2. LAUSD Election Forums
      3. Student Board Member Applications
    8. Public Safety (Hain) (2 minutes)
    9. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (2 minutes)
    10. Outreach (McNamara) (2 minutes)
    11. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (2 minutes)
    12. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (2 minutes)
    13. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (2 minutes)
    14. Webmaster Update (Cohen)
  6. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell) (15 minutes)
    1. MOTION: Appointment to fill Budget & Finance Committee vacancy (5 minutes)
    2. MOTION: Approve January 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (2 minutes)
      (Board Packet)
    3. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count (5 minutes)

      Payee Amount Purpose
      Big Mamas and Papas

      102.18

      January 2016 Gov Bd Mtg Food

      WordPress

      13.00

      Website

    4. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, March 21, 2017 board meeting. (2 minutes)
    5. MOTION: Approve expenditures up to a not-to-exceed amount of $250 for refreshments and rental costs for an Immigration Rights meeting co-sponsored with the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council. (Hirshon) (5 minutes)
    6. MOTION: Approve outreach expenditures up to a not-to-exceed amount of $400
      for LFNC Board and committee chair name badges. (McNamara) (10 minutes)
    7. MOTION: Approve outreach expenditures up to a not-to-exceed amount of $500 for purchase of an online domain name. (McNamara) (10 minutes)
    8. MOTION: Approve outreach expenditures up to a not-to-exceed amount of $1,000 for a free bike skills workshop to be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in conjunction with
      Finish the Ride. (10 minutes)
  7. New Business 
    1. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation Committee (PZHP) (Deutsch/Carlson) (40 minutes)
      1. ZA 2016-0483. 4767 & 4773 Hollywood Blvd, 1710-1720 Berendo Ave.
        Small Lot Subdivision
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application for a 21-unit small lot subdivision, including permit adjustments and Zoning Administrator adjustment.
        (Board Packet)
      2. DIR 2016-4788. 1812-1818 N. Vermont Ave.
        Change of use from retail to restaurant.
        MOTION: Approve a letter of conditional support of the requested application for a change of use from retail to restaurant for 4,280 square feet of existing space behind Skylight Books on Vermont Ave. (Board Packet)
      3. ZA 2016-2324. 4953 W. Franklin Ave.
        Change of use from classroom to dwelling unit.
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application for a change of use from classroom to dwelling unit on the second floor of an existing building currently being used as a meditation center. (Board Packet)
    1. Environmental Affairs (Hain) (20 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a letter to Recreation and Parks General Manager Michael Shull regarding the turf replacement effort at Griffith Park. (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Approve a letter to Mayor Garcetti, LA City Council, and LADWP joining with Food & Water Watch’s campaign to request LADWP plan to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035. (Board Packet)
    2. Transportation (Cohen) (40 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a letter to LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds requesting the creation of a toolkit or “set of parts” for helping to easily identify and engineer safe intersections within Los Feliz. (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Approve a letter to LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds requesting Vision Zero Action Plan prioritization be given to Fountain and Hyperion Avenues.
        (Board Packet)
      3. MOTION: Approve a letter to LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds requesting safey improvements for the intersection of St. George and Monon Streets.
        (Board Packet)
      4. MOTION: Approve a letter to LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds requesting safety improvements along Avocado Street between Commonwealth and Rowena.
        (Board Packet)
      5. MOTION: Approve a letter to LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds in support of the Vision Zero Action Plan. (Board Packet)
      6. MOTION: Submit a Community Impact Statement in support of Council File 15-0546-S3 (“Vision Zero Action Plan”), as follows:
        “The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council (LFNC) is in support of the Vision Zero Action Plan, as reported by Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) and dated February 1, 2017. The extent to which transportation related fatalities occur in Los Angeles, a premier international city, is an embarrassingly tragic reality. We support the efforts described in the Vision Zero Action Plan surrounding education, enforcement, engineering, evaluation and equity. No one should risk their life simply traversing the city to get to work, school, play, or home. For these reasons, the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council SUPPORTS this motion.”
    3. Recreation Committee (Mauceri) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Submit an updated Community Impact Statement for Council File 15-1022-S2 addressing the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE)’s key findings report on Neighborhood Council elections.
    4. Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification (Deutsch) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Authorize the LFNC Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification Committee to conduct outreach and to solicit ideas from neighborhood stakeholders on behalf of the LFNC regarding a long-term vision for the Vermont Triangle as a community space. Specific actions by the committee would include: (a) a broad-based public online survey, (b) in-depth interviews with individual stakeholders, and/or (c) a public forum for discussion of a community vision. These actions would be for the purposes of collecting information to develop a more formal proposal to be developed and provided to the LFNC Governing Board for its consideration at a future meeting.
  8. MOTION: Approve the January 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes (2 minutes)
    Minutes available online here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw5EUPbMf2ocWjhqX196UllMTDg
  9. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  10. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7:30PM

Governing Board Meeting – January 2017

Governing Board Meeting January 2017 Agenda (PDF)

  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  3. Comments by Elected Officials (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. Committee Reports
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Cornelius) (2 minutes)
    2. Public Works (Luery) (2 minutes)
    3. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (2 minutes)
    4. Sports & Recreation (Mauceri) (2 minutes)
    5. Transportation (Cohen) (2 minutes)
    6. Business (Carlson) (2 minutes)
    7. Education (Rodriguez) (2 minutes)
    8. Public Safety (Hain) (2 minutes)
    9. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (2 minutes)
    10. Outreach (McNamara) (2 minutes)
    11. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (2 minutes)
    12. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (2 minutes)
    13. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (2 minutes)
  6. District Representative Reports (30 minutes)
  7. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell) (15 minutes)
    1. MOTION: (2 minutes) Approve December 2016 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (Board Packet)
    2. MOTION: (2 minutes)  Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count
      Payee Amount Purpose
      Spitz Restaurant

      $188.10

      December 2016 Gov Bd Mtg Food

      Spitz Restaurant

      $9.67

      December 2016 Gov Bd Mtg Food

    3. MOTION: (2 minutes) Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, February 21, 2017 board meeting.
  8. New Business
    1. Sports & Recreation (Mauceri)
      1. MOTION: (10 minutes)  Submit a letter to City Councilmember David Ryu requesting actions regarding use of Parks First Trust Fund Fees within Los Feliz (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION:  (10 minutes) Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in opposition to Council File 16-1456 (“Limits Access to Children’s Playgrounds”), as follows:
        “BRIEF SUMMARY: A city ordinance banning adults from accessing a public playground/park area unless “accompanying a child” would unfairly penalize people by virtue of their age and deny them a public benefit afforded to others. While well intended, the proposal, by its very nature, seems unduly discriminatory, and fraught with enforcement problems.
        ADDITIONAL INFO: Instituting an overreaching policy by penalizing a vast majority of law‐abiding citizens in what is generally regarded as “park‐poor” city is counterintuitive. It seems to be motivated out of a allaying a fear rather than ensuring a freedom. Nor does it currently contemplate the dozens of gray areas it will create regarding how it will be administered (playground boundaries, proof of age, proof‐of-guardianship, etc.), and the discord it will sow by awkward attempts to enforce it.”
        (Board Packet)
    2. Education (Rodriguez)
      MOTION
      : Submit a resolution in support of the development of an LAUSD Superintendent Non-Profit Liaison and creation of a Partner Matching Fund (10 minutes)
  9. Webmaster Update (Cohen) (2 minutes)
  10. MOTION: Approve the December 2016 Governing Board Meeting minutes
    Available online: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0 (2 minutes)
  11. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (10 minutes)
  12. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 7:30PM

Governing Board Meeting – November 2016

Governing Board Meeting – November 2016 – Agenda & Packet (PDF)

  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  3. Comments by Elected Officials (5 minutes)
  4. Executive Committee Comments
    1. President (15 minutes)
      1. November 8
      2. Committee chair responsibilities
      3. December Board meeting: Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30PM
      4. LFNC Board item request updates
    2. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    3. Vice President, Communications (5 minutes)
    4. Treasurer (5 minutes)
    5. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Board Vacancy (5 minutes)
    1. Budget & Finance Committee Member
  6. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell)  (15 minutes)
    1. MOTION: Approve October 2016 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (2 minutes) (Board Packet)
    2. MOTION: Amend the FY17 Budget, with the addition of $5,000, increasing the total amount from $37,000 to $42,000, adding the $5,000 to 100-Operations.   (10 minutes)
    3. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count (2 minutes)

      Payee Amount Purpose
      Hostgator

      $60.00

      Website Hosting

      Facebook

      $135.75

      Facebook Boosts

    4. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, December 13, 2016 board meeting. (2 minutes)
  7. New Business / Committee Updates
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Deutsch/Carlson) (2 minutes)
    2. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (2 minutes)
    3. Sports & Recreation (Mauceri) (2 minutes)
    4. Transportation (Cohen) (2 minutes)
    5. Business (Carlson) (2 minutes)
    6. Education (Rodriguez) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: LFNC Resolution in Support of Friends of King Great Streets LA application.
    7. Public Safety (Hain) (5 minutes)
    8. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (10 minutes)
      1. Clean Streets LA Challenge Report Back
      2. MOTION: Submit a letter of support to the Recreation and Parks Commission in support of the proposed redesign for the entrance of Griffith Park.
    9. Outreach (McNamara) (2 minutes)
    10. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (10 minutes)
    11. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (2 minutes)
    12. MOTION: Create an Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (10 minutes)
  8. Webmaster Update (Cohen) (2 minutes)
  9. MOTION: Approve the Oct. 2016 Governing Board Meeting minutes, subject to correction (2 minutes)
  10. Non-Agendized Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  11. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30PM

Governing Board — September 2016

Agenda PDF

Agenda Supplementary Materials Packet (PDF)

  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  3. Comments by Elected Officials (20 minutes)
    1. Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
    2. Department of Recreation & Parks
  4. Executive Committee Comments
    1. President (10 minutes)
      1. Neighborhood Councils Congress – Saturday, September 24
      2. Griffith Park Transportation Plan (Board Packet)
    2. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    3. Vice President, Communications (5 minutes)
      1. Committee agendas/minutes/postings
      2. Quarterly email test
    4. Treasurer (5 minutes)
    5. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Board Vacancies (20 minutes)
    1. District B Representative (Term ends May 2018) (Candidates Statements in Board Packet)
      1. Harold Franklin
      2. Christina Khanjian
      3. Janet Kim
      4. Andy May
      5. Jeff Zarrinnam
    2. Budget & Finance Committee Member
  6. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell) (15 minutes)
    1. MOTION: Approve the August 2016 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (2 minutes)
      (Board Packet)
    2. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count (2 minutes)

      Payee Amount/period Purpose
      Al Wazir

      $485.00

      Food at HUNC event

    3. MOTION: Approve the Proposed FY17 Budget Package. (Board Packet) (20 minutes)
    4. MOTION: Approve a request for a not to exceed $1,000 to co-sponsor two (5 minutes)
      upcoming Hollywood United Neighborhood Council outreach events
    5. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 (2 minutes)
      for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, October 18, 2016 board meeting.
  7. New Business / Committee Updates
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Deutsch/Carlson) (2 minutes)
    2. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (2 minutes)
    3. Sports & Recreation (Mauceri) (2 minutes)
    4. Transportation (Cohen) (120 minutes – total)
      1. Los Feliz, Hollywood, and Griffith Observatory DASH (45 minutes)
        MOTION: Submit letter to LADOT restating requests for modifications to Los Feliz and Weekend Observatory DASH bus services and including additional considerations for the Hollywood DASH; submit modified letter to LADOT to respond to all proposed DASH reconfigurations. (Board Packet)
      2. Intersection of Vermont/Hollywood/Prospect – “Vermont Triangle” (45 minutes)
        MOTION: Oppose the requested removal of crosswalks from the intersection of Vermont/Hollywood/Prospect and recommend a broader effort to engage the community and address issues including safety, access, and cleanliness for the “Vermont Triangle.”
        (Board Packet)
        Invited Representative: Jeff Zarrinnam, East Hollywood BID
      3. Hollywood Blvd Traffic Safety (15 minutes)
        MOTION: Submit a letter to LADOT requesting the study and impleemntation of street safety improvements for Hollywood Boulevard, between Western and Normandie Aves, as delineated in the letter provided in the board packet. (Board Packet)
      4. “Great Streets LA” Challenge (10 minutes)
        MOTION: Submit an application requesting the inclusion of either (a) Hollywood Blvd between Vermont Ave and Hillhurst Ave or (b) Hillhurst Ave between Prospect Ave and Ambrose Ave.
      5. Los Feliz Blvd Safety Concerns (3 minutes)
      6. Intersection of Alexandria/Mariposa Update (2 minutes)
    5. Business (Carlson) (2 minutes)
    6. Education (Rodriguez) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a resolution in support of exploring a partnership with the City of Los Angeles on college savings accounts for LAUSD students.
      2. Updates
        1. LAUSD resolution in support of funding access and opportunity for our students through Measure M (Res-009-16/17) (Waiver of Board Rule 72)
        2. LAUSD resolution in support of Proposition 58: LEARN (Language, Education, Acquisition, and Readiness Now)
    7. Public Safety (Hain) (5 minutes)
    8. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (2 minutes)
    9. Outreach (McNamara) (2 minutes)
    10. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (2 minutes)
    11. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (2 minutes)
    12. Community Impact Statements (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 11-1020-S2 (Transfer of Neighborhood Council Funding Program from DONE to the City Clerk), as follows: “The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council supports Council File 11-1020-S2 and the draft ordiannce amending sections of the Administrative Code to allow the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to delegate administration of the Neighborhood Council funding program to the City Clerk. Based on past and current experiences, the Los Feliz NC has found the funding program as currently managed by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to be poorly organized and unresponsive to requests for assistance. We are hopeful that this program will improve under the leadership of the City Clerk’s office.” (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 15-1138-S11 (“Homeless Advocate Program”), as follows: “The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council supports Council File 15-1138-S11, which would instruct the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) to report on a process that would incorporate input from neighborhood councils and further establish a Homeless Advocate Program. Neighborhood councils understand the importance of addressing homelessness in our city because it is a daily fact of life in our neighborhoods. Working with our neighborhood partners, we can assist homeless individuals and their families in being linked to services quickly and effectively. Furthermore, neighborhood councils have the ability to organize, educate the community, and make policy recommendations based upon our direct engagement with all stakeholders in our communities. (Board Packet)
      3. MOTION: Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 16-0894 (“Forrest J. Ackerman Square”), which was adopted by the City Council on September 14, 2016, as follows: “The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council appreciates and supports the effort to name the intersection of Franklin and Vermont Aves as “Forrest J. Ackerman Square,” in reference to one of Los Feliz’s most famous residents. Mr. Ackerman’s contributions to the world of science fiction, and to our community, are absolutely deserving of this recognition. We thank and support Councilmember David Ryu in this effort and look forward to this official recognition of one of our community’s more notable, and memorable, residents.” (Board Packet)
  8. Webmaster Update (Cohen) (2 minutes)
  9. MOTION: Approve the August 2016 Governing Board Meeting minutes, subject to correction (2 minutes)
  10. Non-Agendized Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  11. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, at 7:30PM

Governing Board Meeting – August 2016

Governing Board Meeting Agenda August 2016 (PDF)

  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  3. Comments by Elected Officials (10 minutes)
  4. Executive Committee Comments
    1. President (15 minutes)
      1. District B Vacancy
      2. Outreach Chair
      3. Council conduct
      4. Meeting posting location
    2. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    3. Vice President, Communications (5 minutes)
      1. Facebook and website usage statistics
      2. LANCC
    4. Treasurer (10 minutes)
      1. FY17 Budget Development
    5. Secretary (5 minutes)
      1. Committee Meeting Calendar
  5. Budget & Finance Motions (Howell) (15 minutes)
    1. MOTION: Approve the July 2016 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (Board Packet) (2 minutes)
    2. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count (2 minutes)

      Payee Amount/period Purpose
      Mailchimp (Board Packet)

      $30 month / 11 months

      Monthly email newsletter

      Hostgator

      $358.20

      Website hosting

      Staples

      $76.28

      SIM cards (to record meetings)

    3. MOTION: Approve the Proposed FY17 Budget. (30 minutes)
    4. MOTION: Consider the request for not to exceed $1,500 to co-sponsor up to three upcoming Hollywood United Neighborhood Council outreach events. Invited Representative: Tom Meredith, Treasurer, Hollywood United Neighborhood Council (10 minutes)
  6. New Business / Committee Updates
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Deutsch/Carlson) (20 minutes)
      1. Planning Case ZA-2016-2453, 3143-3145 N. Ettrick St
        MOTION: Support the requested zone change variance to allow a 3rd dwelling unit on a legal non-conforming R101 low with an existing duplex for a total floor area of 3,349 sq. ft. in lieu of the 3,285 sq. ft. otherwise permitted in an R1-1 zone. (Board Packet)
      2. Sign Ordinance Update (5 minutes)
    2. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (5 minutes)
    3. Sports & Recreation (Mauceri) (10 minutes)
      1. Update on completed projects and preview of upcoming year’s initiatives
    4. Transportation (Cohen) (5 minutes)
    5. Business (Carlson) (5 minutes)
    6. Education (Rodriguez) (5 minutes)
      1. General update, including Franklin Hills Elementary art panels project
    7. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Approve a resolution in favor of a citywide comprehensive approach to homelessness (Board Packet)
    8. Public Safety (Hain) (5 minutes)
    9. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (5 minutes)
  7. Webmaster Update (Cohen) (5 minutes)
  8. MOTION: Approve the June 2016 Special Meeting minutes, subject to correction (2 minutes)
  9. MOTION: Approve the June 2016 Regular Board Meeting minutes, subject to correction (2 minutes)
  10. MOTION: Approve the July 2016 Governing Board Meeting minutes, subject to correction (2 minutes)
  11. Non-Agendized Governing Board Member Announcements 
  12. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 20, at 7:30PM

Board Executive Positions Election Results

Following the newly elected board members being seated (and sworn in by Councilman Ryu), the board voted for its executive positions: President, Vice President Administration, Vice President Communications, Treasurer, and Secretary. Below are the results.

President: Luke Klipp

Board Member Position Yes No Absent
Ballard District A x
Foell District B x
Carlson Business Interest x
Cassadore District C x
Cohen District E x
Demmers President x
DiGiandomenico District D x
Hain Public Safety x
Hirshon District A x
Howell District C x
Irmas District B x
Edwards District E x
Deutsch District B x
Klipp Treasurer x
Isaac District C x
Longfellow District D x
Mauceri VP Admin x
McNamara District D x
Rodriguez Education Interest x
TOTALS 17 0 2

Vice President Administration: Sheldon Hirshon

Board Member Position Yes No Absent
Ballard District A x
Foell District B x
Carlson Business Interest x
Cassadore District C x
Cohen District E x
Demmers District A x
DiGiandomenico District D x
Hain Public Safety x
Hirshon District A x
Howell District C x
Irmas District B x
Edwards District E x
Deutsch District B x
Klipp President x
Isaac District C x
Longfellow District D x
Mauceri VP Admin x
McNamara District D x
Rodriguez Education Interest x
TOTALS 17 0 2

Vice President Communications: Jon Deutsch

Board Member Position Yes No Absent
Ballard District A x
Foell District B x
Carlson Business Interest x
Cassadore District C x
Cohen District E x
Demmers District A x
DiGiandomenico District D x
Hain Public Safety x
Hirshon VP Admin x
Howell District C x
Irmas District B x
Edwards District E x
Deutsch District B x
Klipp President x
Isaac District C x
Longfellow District D x
Mauceri Recreation x
McNamara District D x
Rodriguez Education Interest x
TOTALS 17 0 2

Treasurer: Barbara Howell

Board Member Position Yes No Absent
Ballard District A x
Foell District B x
Carlson Business Interest x
Cassadore District C x
Cohen District E x
Demmers District A x
DiGiandomenico District D x
Hain Public Safety x
Hirshon VP Admin x
Howell District C x
Irmas District B x
Edwards District E x
Deutsch VP Communications x
Klipp President x
Isaac District C x
Longfellow District D x
Mauceri Recreation x
McNamara District D x
Rodriguez Education Interest x
TOTALS 17 0 2

Secretary: Bryant Edwards 

Board Member Position Yes No Absent
Ballard District A x
Foell District B x
Carlson Business Interest x
Cassadore District C x
Cohen District E x
Demmers District A x
DiGiandomenico District D x
Hain Public Safety x
Hirshon VP Admin x
Howell Treasurer x
Irmas District B x
Edwards District E x
Deutsch VP Communications x
Klipp President x
Isaac District C x
Longfellow District D x
Mauceri Recreation x
McNamara District D x
Rodriguez Education Interest x
 TOTALS 17 0 2