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Outreach Committee Meeting — March 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items.
  3. Discussion and Possible Action On:
    1. Creation of a Pamphlet Task Force.
    2. Social Media Update.
    3. NC Collaboration Update and Continuing Efforts.
    4. Ideas For Outreach Collaboration with LFNC Stakeholder Committees.
    5. Ideas for Branded Options EoY Spending
  4. Other Comments, Announcements, and Reports.
  5. Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.
  6. Adjourn

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

Public Safety Committee Meeting — March 2017

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  1. Call to Order.  Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items.
  3. Comments from the Chair (Hain).
  4. Approve February, meeting minutes
  5. Griffith Park Hike with Mike from February- Report
  6. March 19 Hike with Mike in Griffith Park, Travel Town 9:00 a.m.
  7. Los Feliz crime update-  from Lead Officer Daniel Martinez
  8. Amateur Radio Emergency Service Network Information
  9. Monthly Safety pointers
  10. Springtime Wildlife
  11. Homelessness – Report
  12. CERT Update and communications
  13. Streets are for Everyone, April 2 Bike ride- Velo Studio 3200 Los Feliz 8:00 – 11:00 am
  14. Other comments and announcements.
  15. Adjourn.
  16. Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Training

Education Committee Agenda — March 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call
  2. Public Comments on Non‐agenda items
  3. Comments from the Chair (Rodriguez) on Committee/Project Status.
    1. Letter Supporting Friends of King Great Streets LA Application
  4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Agenda Items
    1. Protection of Transgender Students
    2. School Maintenance Issues – Service Call Mobile App
    3. LAUSD School Board Election Update
    4. Implementing Model School Library Standards in the Los Angeles Unified School District (Res‐050‐16/17)
    5. MOTION: Approve previous Education Committee meeting minutes.
  5.  Other comments and announcements
  6. Adjourn

Planning, Zoning, and Historical Preservation Committee Meeting – March 2017

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  1. Call to Order.
  2. Roll Call.
  3. Review and approval of prior committee meeting minutes.
  4. Public Comments on Non-agenda items.
  5. Discussion and possible action on the following proposed projects:
    1. 1750 North Hillhurst Avenue
      Aram Serobian dba H Café/Coffee House. Applicant requests a new CUB for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption in conjunction with an existing 1169 sf coffee shop (H Café/Coffee House) with the hours of operation from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday thru Sunday.
    2. 1758-1760 North Hillhurst Avenue  ZA 2008-3701 (CUB) (PA1)
      Aram Serobian dba Home Restaurant.  Applicant requests renewal of an existing CUB for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption in conjunction with an existing 3537 sf restaurant. Request includes the modification of Condition of Approval (COA) #8 to extend the hours of operation for Sunday through Wednesday to 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM and Thursday thru Saturday to 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, plus a request to modify COA #9 to provide valet service during peak hours of operation from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM thru 12:00 Midnight during all days of the week when the restaurant is open.
    3. 4321 W. Cedarhurst Circle.   ZA 2017-71-2AD-F
      Donnal Poppe. Applicant requests to maintain a 6ft high chain link fence on the property line, and add a 5 ft high wood fence (setback between 5’1” and 11’5” from Avocado Street), 840 sf deck and 380 sf pool and spa in the front yard of Avocado Street. Subject property is a hillside thru lot from Cedarhurst Circle to Avocado St with entry on Cedarhurst Circle.
  6. Other Comments, Announcements and Reports.
  7. Draft Sign Ordinance Update – Richard Spicer
  8. Adjourn.

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — February 2017

  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Approve last month’s minutes (1 minute)
  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  4. Presentation/Discussion: Gerry Hans – founder, Friends of Griffith Park. He will speak on the issue of the use of rodenticide in residential and city property. (20 minutes)
  5. Presentation/Discussion/Possible Action: Nello DiGiandomenico – LFNC District D representative and chair of the Cultural Affairs committee. He will discuss the Seattle City Council’s move to divest from Wells Fargo due to DAPL financing and whether Los Angeles City Council should do the same, starting with a letter of support from the Environmental Committee. (15 minutes)
  6. Presentation/Discussion/Possible Action: Matthew Luery – LFNC chair of the Public Works committee. He will fill us in on his committee’s free tree planting project and we will decide if we would like to collaborate on it. (15 minutes)
  7. Recap of LFNC meeting specifically the status of our three agenda items: letter of support for Food and Water Watch, letter of support with suggestions for the GP Southern Railroad turf reduction project, and the $1000 outreach money for the children’s bike skills workshop. (5 minutes)
  8. Discussion/Possible Action – Vote on type of item to offer as a giveaway at the bike skills workshop. If you are suggesting an item, please have a (ballpark) price quote from a vendor (preferably local to cut down on shipping costs and to promote Los Angeles area businesses) since we will be voting on the amount to spend as well. We will also be considering if the item should be bike skills workshop specific or “evergreen” in case we have leftover items. (30 minutes)
  9. MOTION: Adjourn

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

Executive Committee Meeting — February 2017

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  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL.
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (2 minutes)
  3. Executive Committee Comments (5 minutes)
    1. President
    2. Vice President, Administration
    3. Vice President, Communications
    4. Treasurer
    5. Secretary
  4. New Business (10 minutes)
    1. Discussion and Possible Action: Attendance Record of LFNC Board Member Shanon Carlson, Business Interest Rep
      Possible actions may include: recommend removal from the Board, request additional feedback from the Boardmember concerning attendance, or some other action
  5. MOTION: Approve the January 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes (2 minutes)
  6. MOTION: Adjourn

Public Safety Committee Meeting – February 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  1. Public comments on non-agenda items.
  1. Comments from the Chair (Hain).
  1. Approve January, 2016 meeting minutes.
  1. Griffith Park hike from January- report.
  1. February 18 hike in Griffith Park leaving at the carousel 9:00 a.m.
  1. Los Feliz crime updates.
  1. Winter safety pointers.
  1. Homelessness count- report
  1. CERT update and communications.
  1. Streets are for Everyone.
  1. Other comments and announcements.
  1. Adjourn