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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

Governing Board Meeting — June 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 (10 minutes)
      1. Selection of new Budget Advocate
    2. Vice President, Communications (10 minutes)
    3. Secretary (5 minutes)
  5. Election of Executive Committee Members
    1. Vice President, Administration (5 minutes)
    2. Treasurer (5 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) (2 minutes)
    11. Ad Hoc Committee on Hillhurst Ave (Ballard) (2 minutes)
    12. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (5 minutes)
      1. LAHSA Homeless Count
      2. SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition
    13. Budget Representatives (Rodriguez/Foell) (2 minutes)
    14. Webmaster (Cohen) (2 minutes)
  7. Budget & Finance Motions (Demmers)
    1. MOTION: Approve the May 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
      Los Angeles City Publishing Services $188.70 Business Cards
      Big Mama’s Pizza $155.45 Food Special Meeting
      Copy Cat $767.40 End of Year Printing
      Los Angeles CBC $1000.00 Cosponsor workshop
      Copy Cat $161.44 Meeting printed materials
      Facebook $49.99 Boosts
      Big Mama $155.45 Food for May Meeting
      Founders MCC $150.00 June 6 Special Meeting Location
      Facebook $72.00 Boosts
      Facebook $13.67 Boosts
      Total $2714.10  

       

    1. MOTION: Approve a lease agreement with the Founders Metropolitan Community
      Church for $300/month, or $3,600 for the year, from July 2017 through June 2018, for the following space rental needs: twice monthly meeting space and storage space. (10 minutes)
    2. MOTION: Amend the FY17 Budget (10 minutes)
    3. MOTION: Approve the FY18 Strategic Plan and Budget, subject to future amendment (10 minutes)
  1. New Business
    1. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation Committee (PZHP) (5 minutes)
      (Deutsch/Carlson)

      1. 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. (continued from May 2016 Board meeting) (Board Packet)
    2. Community Impact Statements
      1. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of  Council File 14-0268-S8 (“Relocation Assistance/Rent Stabilization Ordinance/Municipal Code Loophole Closure”) as follows: (10 minutes)
        “In the ongoing attempts to address the growing housing crisis throughout the State of California, and the County and City of Los Angeles, the City should take additional initiatives to address not only mitigations and remedies in the form of density bonuses, but also the root causes and effects of the “Affordable Housing Crisis,” which is inextricably linked to our “Homeless Crisis.” Any statute mechanisms that allow existing housing units covered under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) to be removed from existing housing stock and converted into market‐rate housing (whether as rentals, condominiums or owned homes) exacerbates these crises.

        Tenants relocated by various ordinances through “no fault of their own” should be afforded financial assistance to help with the impact, both financial and emotional, a forced relocation can bring about. Any procedural “loopholes” that exist allowing landlords to skirt relocation payments should be closed to assist those displaced to the same extent as others put into similar circumstances.”
        (Mauceri) (Board Packet)

      2. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of  Council File 17-0203 (“Tracking Affordable Housing Units in Los Angeles City”) as follows: (10 minutes)
        “Gathering accurate data and statistics from reliable sources and having them quantified in a timely manner is an invaluable resource in any factually informed decision making process.

        The “Affordable Housing Crisis”, whether on the State, County or City level has now become regular component of our civic discourse, and the timely tracking of the quarterly and annual “net gains/losses” in housing units covered by Affordable Housing Covenants or under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) affecting very‐low, low, moderate, and workforce income tenants will be a key factor in determining whether various initiatives to mitigate the now steady decline in affordable housing are effective.

        Requiring the Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) and the Los Angeles City Planning Department to track this activity and create a “public dashboard” to publish this information will help us better understand the efficacy of legislative efforts to combat the decline in affordable housing.”
        (Mauceri) (Board Packet)

      3. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of  Council File 17-0002-S72 (“Ellis Act Amendment”) as follows: (10 minutes)
        “We support adopting the resolution calling for the City of Los Angeles to add to its 2017-2018 legislative program priorities initiatives to curtail the unintended and detrimental effects of Government Code Section 7060 et seq. (the Ellis Act), which “allows landlords to terminate tenancies in rent-controlled jurisdictions without cause in order to withdraw property from the residential rental market.” We concur with the resolution stating “thousands” of rent-controlled units have been removed from the existing housing stock by rental category conversion or outright demolition.

        In fact, according to the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES), who collate the actual Ellis Act Declarations To Evict public filings, over 21,000 Los Angeles units protected by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) have been lost since the passage of this California State statute.

        In 2016, developers converted over 1600 RSO units, and in 2017 alone, at least three RSO per day have begun the process for conversion from RSO to market-rate units. With the new market-rate rental cost of the converted or rebuilt units skyrocketing over their previous rates, the displaced tenants are forced by economic realities to seek affordable housing elsewhere, or as cited in the resolution, “risk becoming homeless.”

        Promulgating local initiatives that seek several severable Ellis Act amendments will help combat our “Affordable Housing Crisis” by instituting stricter standards that can help thwart those developers who exploit the Ellis Act’s original intent into a mechanism that has been systematically used to eliminate affordable housing from the market.”

        (Mauceri) (Board Packet)

      4. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in opposition to  Council File 14-1635-S2 (“Short-Term Rentals / Preparation of Ordinance / Home Sharing Ordinance”) as follows:(10 minutes)
        “The LFNC opposes Council File 14-1635-S2 (the proposed Home Sharing Ordinance) as it is currently written. We oppose the proposed ordinance’s limit on number of days a private homeowner may share their primary place of residence or an accessory dwelling on the same property. Furthermore, we support a full ban on ‘sharing’ of any residence, multi-family or otherwise, that is not the owner’s primary place of residence. Such types of sharing constitute a full business operation and should be licensed, regulated, and relegated to commercially zoned areas as such.”
        (Cohen) (Board Packet)
      5. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of  Council File 17-0002-S88 (“Divestment of Turkish Government Investments”) as follows: (10 minutes)
        “The LFNC proudly represents over 36,000 resident Angelinos of every background, including stakeholders of Armenian decent.  The LFNC’s boundaries include parts of Little Armenia, Armenian Genocide Memorial Square, and a section of Hollywood Boulevard that is host to the annual “March for Justice” on April 24th. Though the State of California has officially recognized the Armenian Genocide for years, the government of the Republic of Turkey refuses to acknowledge the facts of this terrible crime and continues to engage in acts designed to effect Armenian cultural erasure – including criminalizing any reference to the massacre and deportation of Armenians between 1915 and 1924 as genocide.

        Furthermore, recent acts by the Turkish government have created an investment environment unsuited to the pension funds of the public employees of the State of California. These acts include the detention or arrest of over 100,000 civilians in an attempt to stifle public descent, support for an escalating degree of extremism, and outrageous acts of violence committed by Turkish government security personnel against American citizens peacefully protesting on American soil. Council File 17-0002-S88 would express the City’s support for AB 1597, which would prohibit any future investment by the State’s public pension funds in any investment vehicle controlled by the government of the Republic of Turkey. AB 1497 would also mandate the divestment by the pension funds of any such investments currently held in the case of federal sanctions against the Republic of Turkey.

        In the interests of historical truth, the dignity of all peoples, and respect for democracy and the right of political dissent, the LFNC supports council file 17-0002-S88.”
        (Deutsch) (Board Packet)

      6. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement in support of  Council Files 17-0002-S12 (“SB 54 (De Leon) / Prohibiting Law Enforcement from Using Resources for Immigration Enforcement”), 17-0073 (“HR 83 (Barletta) / Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act”), 16-1320 (“Immigrant Advocate / Definition of Sanctuary City / Federal Position on Non-Citizens”), and 17-0109 (“Definition of Sanctuary Cities”). (15 minutes)
        Draft CIS language provided in the Board Packet. (McNamara)
    3. Other Items 
      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) (15 minutes)
      2. MOTION: Approve a letter to City Clerk, DONE and CouncilmembersRyu and O’Farrell regarding City funding and oversight concerns. (Klipp)  (10 minutes)
  1. MOTION: Approve the May 23, 2017 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive here :  (2 minutes) https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0 
  2. MOTION: Approve the June 6, 2017 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive here:  (2 minutes) https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
  3. MOTION: Approve the May 16, 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive here: (2 minutes) https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
  4. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  5. MOTION: Adjourn

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

Public Safety Committee Meeting – June 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. Hike with Mike in Griffith Park, Saturday June 14, Greek Theatre 8:30 AM to noon
  5. Los Feliz crime update
  6. Monthly Safety pointers
  7. Homelessness – Report
  8. CERT Update and communications
  9. Finish the Ride, Update from last month
  10. Free CPR/ First aid classes in June and July
  11. Other comments and announcements.
  12. Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Training
  13. Adjourn.

SPECIAL MEETING — Governing Board Meeting June 2017

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  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL.
  2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  3. 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. (Meeting Packet)
    MOTION (PZHP)
    : Disapprove the revised project proposal (as presented to PZHP) for the reasons specified by the committee at its May 3rd, 2017 meeting. (Meeting Packet)
  4. MOTION: Adjourn

Public Works and Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting – May 2017

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REVISED – 3/23/17 2PM

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:

A. New Committee Member Introductions (5 mins)

a.  Experience or Expertise

b.  Areas of Interest

B.  June 3 Neighborhood Tree Adoption Event at Barnsdall Park – LA City Plants (30 mins)

a.  Status update on event promotion and budget expenditures

b.  Event volunteer comittments and adoption projections

c.  Final day-of logistics and planning

C.  June 7th Bureau of Street Serices – Small Asphalt Repair Nominations (15 mins)

a.  Review nomination log and finalize submissions for May 31 deadline

D.  Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey/Interview effort (30 mins)

a.  Overview of in-progress online survey results and status

b.  Organize in-person interview effort for interested responders

c.  Discuss potential LFVBID collaboration

 

5.  MOTION: Approve previous PW&NB meeting minutes from 3/28/17.

6.  Other comments and announcements.

7.  Adjourn.

SPECIAL MEETING – Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Governing Board

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  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL.
  2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Amend the FY17 Budget
  3. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of $3,175 for a Neighborhood Purposes
    Grant to the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) Los Feliz #1567 to procure (purchase and install) spectator seating units at the Griffith Park soccer fields. (Meeting Packet)
  4. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the expenditure of $3,175 for a Neighborhood Purposes (1 minute)
    Grant to the Hollywood Football Club (FC) to procure (purchase and install) spectator seating units at the Griffith Park soccer fields. (Meeting Packet)
  5. [FUNDING] MOTION: Approve an amended April 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (Meeting Packet)
  6. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $5,000 for unanticipated expenses incurred prior to the Tuesday, June 20, 2017 board meeting.
  7. MOTION: Adjourn

Governing Board Meeting — May 2017

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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)
    1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:
      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)

      Payee

      Amount

      Purpose

      Facebook

      $49.99

      Facebook Boosts

      The Taco Guy

      $650.00

      Refreshments for Recreation event

      The Blue Rooster

      $100.03

      Supplies for Environmental Affairs

      Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizza

      $213.27

      Refreshments for 4.19.17 LFNC meeting

      Dharma Trading

      $204.13

      Supplies for Environmental Affairs

      Facebook

      $100.00

      Facebook Boosts

      Facebook

      $27.94

      Facebook Boosts

      Facebook

      $24.94

      Facebook Boosts

      CopyCat

      $659.90

      Copies of meeting agendas and materials

      Total

      $2,030.20

       
    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