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Governing Board Meeting — August 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. Election of Board Committee Membership
    1. Rules & Elections (5 minutes)
    2. Budget & Finance (5 minutes)
  6. Budget & Finance Motions (Demmers)
    1. MOTION: Approve the July 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) and the following individual expenditures by board vote count.  (2 minutes)
      Payee Amount Purpose
      Facebook $49.77 Ramona event Facebook Boosts
      Papillon Bakery $105.00 Refreshments for July 2017 LFNC Board Meeting
      USPS $10.10 Mailing/Certified Receipt for June MER
      Los Feliz Storage $226.00 Two months of temporary storage
      Total $390.87  
    1. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 (2 minutes)
      on unanticipated expenditures in advance of the next Board Meeting.
  1. Committee Reports and New Business
    1. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (2 minutes)
    2. Outreach Committee (McNamara) (15 minutes)
      1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Presentation of new logo design
    3. Public Works (Cohen)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize an amount not to exceed $1,700 to be spent on installing planters along Rodney Dr, just north of Hollywood Blvd, alongside and near Kaiser Permanente, and approve a statement in support of the planters. (Board Packet) (5 minutes)
    4. Transportation Committee (Cohen) (10 minutes)
      1. MOTION: Submit a letter to LADOT requesting street safety improvements at Franklin Ave and Alexandria Ave (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Submit a letter to LADOT requesting street safety improvements at Talmadge St and Clayton Ave (Board Packet)
      3. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize an amount up to $400 for a street closure application for a pop-up park on November 3rd and 4th
    5. Public Safety (Hain) (2 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of up to $35 for a replacement AED pad for CPR training.
  2. Additional New Business
    1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Submit a formal letter
      to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, City Clerk, et al requesting formal official approved policy regarding the roles, responsibilities, and authority of DONE representatives at LFNC meetings. (Mauceri) (10 minutes)
    2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION [IF APPROPRIATE]: Creation of an ad-hoc General Election Committee and appointment of Chair person.  (Mauceri)  (10 minutes)
    3. MOTION: Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 17-0831 (“Bank of Los Angeles”) (DiGiandomenico) (Board Packet) (10 minutes)
  3. MOTION: Approve the July 17, 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes. Minutes available via the LFNC Google Drive here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
     (2 minutes)
  4. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  5. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30PM

Executive Committee Meeting — August 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 – Discussion and Possible Action
    1. Attendance record of Education Representative Marcus Rodriguez (2 minutes)
    2. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation Committee Chair vacancy and appointment (5 minutes)
    3. General Election planning, timetable, and creation of Ad Hoc General Election Committee and Chair appointment  (10 minutes)
    4. Creation of website “library/reference” page for various NC issues (5 minutes)
    5. Understanding the policy regarding defined roles, responsibilities, and authority of DONE representative(s) at LFNC Governing Board meetings.  (5 minutes)
  5. MOTION: Approve the July 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes (2 minutes)
  6. MOTION: Adjourn

Transportation & Mobility Committee Meeting — August 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Committee Chair’s Comments.
  3. Pubic Comments on Non-Agenda Items.
  4. Discussion and Possible Action On:
    1. Street Safety on Rodney & Los Feliz Blvd. (Matlock)
    2. Street Safety on Hillhurst/Iverness/Gainsborough (Ballard)
    3. Street Safety on Franklin and Alexandria
    4. Street Safety on Harvard Blvd.
    5. Street Safety on Avocado at Rowena.
    6. Parking Day – Friday, September 25, 2017
    7. Los Feliz Street Survey Results (Matlock)
  5. Updates/Discussion/Possible Action on Previous Committee Actions
    1. Sunset Dr. at Vista Intersection Pilot Plaza.
    2. Speeding Enforcement.
    3. Greek Theatre Traffic & Parking.
    4. King Middle School Safety.
    5. Vision Zero Action Plan
  6. Approval Previous Meeting’s Minutes.
  7. Adjourn

Public Works & Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting — July 2017

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1. Call to Order.  Roll Call.

2. Public Comments on Non-agenda items.

3. Comments from the Chair on Committee/Project Status.

4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:

  1. Safe Sidewalks LA – Presentation by Gayle Greenberg (15 mins)
  1. Recap June 3rd Tree Adoption Event at Barnsdall Park (15 mins)
    1. Highlights and Lessons Learned
    1. Lookahead to Next Time
  1. Neighborhood Utility Pole Cleanup (10 mins)
    1. Gauge interest from committee members
  1. Rodney Drive Sidewalk Planters (10 mins)
    1. Review renderings and discuss options
  1. Next BIG Sunday Cleanup Collaboration with LFVBID & LFIA  (15 mins)
    1. Schedule tentative date for next event
    1. Ideas for improvement
  1. Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey/Interview effort (15 mins)
    1. Discuss survey results and plan for analysis

5. MOTION: Approve previous PW&NB meeting minutes from 5/25/17 availble for download here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WrtFMtWmlTTVl6UU9tYUY1VEE.

6. Other comments and announcements.

7. Adjourn.

Governing Board Meeting — July 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, Communications (5 minutes)
    3. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Election of Executive Committee Members and Required Finance Position
    1. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    2. Treasurer (5 minutes)
    3. [If necessary] Second Signer (2 minutes)
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Planning, Zoning, Historic Preservation (PZHP) (Cornelius) (2 minutes)
    2. Public Works and Neighborhood Beautification (Luery) (2 minutes)
    3. Environmental Affairs (Foell) (2 minutes)
    4. Cultural Affairs (DiGiandomenico) (2 minutes)
    5. Public Safety (Hain) (2 minutes)
    6. Transportation and Mobility (Cohen) (2 minutes)
    7. Recreation (Mauceri) (2 minutes)
    8. Outreach (McNamara) (2 minutes)
    9. Business (Carlson) (2 minutes)
    10. Education (Rodriguez) (10 minutes)
      1. School Experience Survey
      2. LAUSD School Board Pay Increase
      3. LAUSD Summer 2017 Reading Challenge
      4. Board of Education LA Unified Leading, Learning, and Succeeding Resolution
      5. Board of Education Foster Youth College and Career Success Tracking Resolution
    11. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (2 minutes)
    12. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (2 minutes)
    13. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Kim) (2 minutes)
    14. Webmaster (Cohen) (2 minutes)
  7. District Rep Reports (15 minutes)
    1. District A (Ballard, Demmers, and Hirshon)
    2. District B (Deutsch, Foell, and Kim)
    3. District C (Cassadore, Howell, and Isaac)
    4. District D (DiGiandomenico, Longfellow, and McNamara)
    5. District E (Cohen, Edwards, and Klipp)
  8. Budget & Finance Motions (Demmers)
    1. MOTION: Approve the June 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (2 minutes) (Board Packet)
    2. MOTION: (2 minutes) Authorize a $500 outreach expenditure to the LA Parks Foundation for the GPACC Spring Faire.
    3. MOTION: Authorize the following expenditures: (2 minutes)
      1. $19.99 for Google Drive for July 2017 to June 2018
      2. $30/month for 12 months for July 2017 to June 2018
      3. $90 for the LFNC P.O. Box for July 2017 to June 2018
      4. Up to $150 for rechargeable 9-volt batteries for microphones in the new audio system
    4. MOTION: (2 minutes) Authorize the monthly expenditure of $30 for Mail Chip, for twelve months from July 2017 through June 2018.
    5. MOTION: (2 minutes) Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 on unanticipated expenditures in advance of the next Board Meeting. Overview of new banking system (5 minutes)
  9. New Business
    1. MOTION: (5 minutes) Approve a resolution in support of California Assembly Bill AB 17, which would provide $20 million for student reduced-fare or free transit passes for low-income, middle school, high school, and public college and university students.
      (Rodriguez) (Board Packet)
    2. MOTION: (10 minutes) Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 14-1635-S2 (“Short-Term Rentals/Home Sharing Ordinance”), with amendments, as follows:
      “Given Los Angeles’ critically low rental vacancy rate, high rental costs, and a lack of affordable housing, the LFNC supports the Council File, given the following amendments:
      •  The definition of “Primary Residence” (“The sole property on which the Host conducts Home Sharing and in which the Host resides at least 6 months of the year.”)  to be amended to increase the monthly minimum requirement from 6 months to 9 months.
      •  The limit for Home-Sharing in a Primary Residence of 180 days to be amended to remove any day limit of any type.
      •  The limit of Home-Sharing in a non-Primary Residence to be amended to include an outright ban on Home-Sharing of any type in a non-Primary Residence. This would constitute a ban on any Home-Sharing at in a non-Primary Residence.
      •  To include the option for a second dwelling unit on a single-family zoned lot at a person’s Primary Residence to be used for Home-Sharing, and for that be extended to allow Home-Sharing in a vehicle parked on the property, a storage shed, recreation room, trailer, garage, or any temporary structure like a tent; provided, however, that this option is limited to one such structure.”
      (Cohen) (Board Packet)
    3. [FUNDING] MOTION: (10 minutes)  Approve an amount not to exceed $250 in outreach for refreshments and other expenses for “Park(ing) Day” on Friday, September 15 (Cohen) (Board Packet)
    4. [FUNDING] MOTION: (10 minutes) Approve an amount of $250 in outreach in support of the
      LA Skins Music Festival. (DiGiandomenico)
    5. [FUNDING] MOTION: (10 minutes) Approve an amount not to exceed $1,500 in outreach for the second lecture screening event to take place in August or September 2017. (DiGiandomenico)
    6. [FUNDING] MOTION: (5 minutes)  Approve an amount not to exceed $500 in outreach for 200 CPR breathing barriers. (Hain) (Board Packet)
    7. MOTION: (10 minutes) Direct the PZHP Committee to draft a set of guidelines related to the LFNC’s positions on affordable housing, low-income units, RSO units, and the Ellis Act. (McNamara/Deutsch)
  10. MOTION: (2 minutes) Approve the May 23, 2017 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
  11. MOTION: (2 minutes) Approve the June 20, 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
  12. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  13. MOTION: Adjourn

Education Committee – July Meeting

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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.
  4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Agenda Items
    1. CA Assembly Bill 17 – AB 17 would create a statewide program to provide $20 million for reduced-fare or free transit passes for low-income middle, high school, and public college and university students in California. Passing AB 17 would lower the cost of education for students, increasing access to education and opportunity.
    2. LAUSD Summer 2017 Reading Challenge – Superintendent King challenges our students to read a minimum of 100 minutes a week this summer and to complete the summer reading log(s) attached to this post! Challengers who meet this goal may submit their complete log and school name to nominate their school for an opportunity to receive $10,000 toward a school library makeover and a very special visit from a published author. Submit readings logs to: email hidden; JavaScript is required For additional information call (213) 241-5333.
    3. Board of Education L.A. Unified Leading, Learning, and Succeeding Resolution – Authored by newly-elected Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez, the “L.A. Unified Learning, Leading and Succeeding for Students” resolution calls for Superintendent Dr. Michelle King, working in partnership with the board, to evaluate – as its utmost priority – the impact that any action, resolution, policy or contract would have on student achievement.
    4. Board of Education Foster Youth College and Career Success Tracking Resolution – The resolution ensures foster students are enrolled, engaged, and on-track to graduate high school and continue to make progress in college and careers; and also directs Superintendent King to report back in the fall of 2017 on the data-sharing with Cal-PASS Plus, which tracks foster students from kindergarten through four years of college, and the distribution of information regarding their status consistent with applicable laws.
  5. Other comments and announcements

6. Adjourn

Planning, Zoning, and Historical Preservation Committee

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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. CPLA (Coalition to Preserve LA) representative Susan Hunter will discuss her group’s efforts to

    make the ongoing Los Angeles General Plan Update a more transparent process.

  6. Discussion and possible action on the following proposed projects:

    A. 4343 Clarissa Ave. AA 2017 1388 PMLA
    Kyle McCloskey Westcon Engineering for Clarissa Properies, LLC (Mark Habibi)
    Applicant proposes two new condominium units on a residential lot formerly continaing two residential units.

    B. 4555, 4557 W Ambrose Ave; 2107, 2109, 2111, 2113 N Rodney Drive
    Applicant: Aaron Belliston for Manhattan 4 LLC
    Applicant proposes to demolish a 3 unit apartment building and remove one street tree, subdivide the land into 4 new single family dwellingsin a small lot subdivision. Applicant requests 4 ft of additional building height (34 ft in lieu of permitted 30 ft.) to allow for roof slopes, parapets and guardrails.

6. Other Comments, Announcements and Reports.
A. Draft Sign Ordinance Update – Richard Spicer and Jacqueline Kerr

7. Adjourn.

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — June 2017

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  1. Call to order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on non-agenda items
  3. Committee approval of minutes from April meeting
  4. Discussion/Plan committee’s budget requests and activities for the 2017-2018 fiscal year
    There will be three buckets to place our funding requests in:

    1. Operations (such as outreach and events)
    2. NPGs
    3. Community Improvements
  5. Other Comments, questions and announcements
  6. Adjourn