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Budget and Finance Committee Meeting – October 2017

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  1. Call to order. Roll call.
  2. Public comment on non‐agenda items.
  3. Comments by elected officials and staff.
  4. Discussion: FY 2017‐2018 Expenditures to date.
  5. Discussion: Review of 2017 – 2018 Budget Package Submittal.
  6. Discussion: Review of existing Los Feliz Neighborhood Council collateral materials
  7. Discussion: Review of Neighborhood Council’s annual operating expenses.
  8. Discussion and Possible Action.A. Review of individual committee funding requests for 2017 ‐ 2018

    B. Requests for clarification and/or additional information

  9. Discussion and Possible Action: Revision to 2017‐2018 Budget Allocation.
  10. Motion to adjourn.

Governing Board Meeting — October 2017

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  1. Call to order.  Roll call. (1 min.)
  2. Public comment on non-agenda items.  (5 mins.)
  3. Comments by elected officials and City dept staff. (5 mins.)
  4. Executive Committee Reports. (30 mins.)
    1. President
      1. Upcoming meeting dates/locations
      2. Website
      3. Committee meetings
      4. Griffith Park Access/Mobility Meeting (Nov 1)
      5. Civic U 2.0 (Jan/Feb 2018)
    2. Vice President, Administration
    3. Vice President, Communications
    4. Treasurer
    5. Secretary
  5. Budget & Finance Motions. (Demmers) (5 mins.)
    1. MOTION: Approve September 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (Board Packet)
    2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: FY18 Budget – Updates
    3. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 on unanticipated expenses in advance of the next Board Meeting
  6. New Business.
    1. Standing & Stakeholder Committee Reports (20 mins.)
    2. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation Cmte (Longfellow) (20 mins.)
      1. ZA-2017-2932 – 4439-4441 Sunset Boulevard
        MOTION: Approve a letter of conditional support for the requested application for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale of and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with the renovation of an existing 2,646 square foot restaurant already selling alcohol with one fixed bar and a 585 square foot uncovered patio on private property having 166 interior seats and 30 exterior seats and hours of operation from 8AM to 2AM (Board Packet)
      2. DIR-2017-3555-SPP, ENV-2017-3556-EAP – 1754 Berendo Street
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application for project permit compliance for the construction of a new 4-unit, three-story single family townhouse residence in the Vermont/Western SNAP specific plan area (Board Packet)
      3. ZA-2017-3757-ZAA – 4556, 4558 W Melbourne Ave, 1764 Rodney Dr
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application for a zoning administrator’s adjustment to allow a 4’0” rear yard setback in lieu of the required 7’-6” rear yard setback for a distance of 4’-11” at an expansion of the existing 2nd floor bathroom
        (Board Packet)
      4. ZA-2017-3667-ZAA – 2115 N Cedarhurst Drive
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application for a zoning administrator’s adjustment to reduce the side yard setback at the second floor addition from 7’-0” to 4’-6”, and other adjustments (Board Packet)
      5. MOTION: Create an ad hoc committee to recommend a set of guidelines and actions related to the LFNC’s positions on affordable housing, low-income units, Rent-Stabilized Ordinance (RSO) units, and the Ellis Act. This committee shall be open to members of the PZHP Committee, Los Feliz stakeholders, and members of the LFNC Governing Board.
      6. MOTION: Approve a letter to the City Planning Commission regarding the City’s General Plan process, requesting more transparency and community engagement (Board Packet)
    3. Rules & Elections (Mauceri) (20 mins.)
      1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Potential 2018 s/election process and plan for nine board seats last elected in 2014
      2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Review of current Standing Rules, Policies, and Procedures with focus on subcommittee naming and Designated Staff positions
      3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Review of most recently-approved Bylaws
    4. Education Committee (Rodriguez) (10 mins.)
      1. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement in support of Council File 17-1039 (“DACA Program/Lawsuit Against Termination of DACA”) (Board Packet)
      2. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of Council File 17-1040 (“City of Sanctuary/Mayor’s Executive Directive 20/Human Rights Protection”) (Board Packet)
      3. MOTION [FUNDING]: Approve a Neighborhood Purposes Grant (NPG) for the Friends of King in an amount not to exceed $1,615 for the purchase and installation of bike racks at King Middle School (Board Packet)
      4. MOTION [FUNDING]: Approve a Neighborhood Purposes Grant (NPG) for the Friends of King in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for costs associated with an art panel project at King Middle School (Board Packet)
    5. Environmental Affairs Committee (Matlock) (5 mins.)
      1. MOTION [FUNDING]: Approve a Board Action Certification (a) accepting the Clean Streets LA 2016 funds of $750 and (b) authorizing the use of these funds in an amount not to exceed $750 for Clean Streets LA 2017 (Board Packet)
    6. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (10 mins.)
      1. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement in support of Council File 17-1092 (“Hepatitis A Outbreak/Portable Public Restroom/Solution Analysis”) (Board Packet)
    7. Transportation Committee (Cohen ) (5 mins.)
      1. MOTION: Approve a Community Impact Statement in support of Council File #17-1125 (“Dockless Bike Share”) with amendments.  (Board Packet)
    8. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Appoint an LFNC Boardmember (and alternate) to serve as a potential NC Regional Governance Panelist (Mauceri) (5 mins.)
    9. MOTION: Allocate up to $750 of Operations funding to migrate the LFNC email system to new hosting services (Mauceri)   (5 mins.)
    10. MOTION [FUNDING]: Approve an amount not to exceed $300 of Outreach funding for the Garfield/Gramercy Watch Halloween Party (Kim) (Board Packet) (5 mins.)
    11. MOTION: Approve a letter to City Councilmembers Ryu and  O’Farrell expressing disappointment in recent remarks by State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Léon and seeking his support of neighborhood councils (Demmers) (Board Packet) (5 mins.)
  7. MOTION: Approve September 19, 2017 Governing Board (2 mins.)
    Meeting minutes. Minutes available online here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
  8. Governing Board Member Announcements & Comments. (5 mins.)
  9. MOTION: Adjourn.

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 12, 2017

Executive Committee Board Meeting — October 2017

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  1. Call to order.  Roll call. (1 min.)
  2. Public comment on non-agenda items.  (2 mins.)
  3. Executive Committee Reports. (5 mins.)
    1. President
    2. Vice President, Administration
    3. Vice President, Communications
    4. Treasurer
    5. Secretary
  4. Discussion and possible action. (5 mins.)
    1. Appoint LFNC Boardmember (and alternate) to serve as potential NC Regional Governance panelist (Mauceri)
  5. MOTION: Approve September 19, 2017 executive committee (2 mins.)
    Meeting minutes. Minutes available online here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBc0xpTVNTNGRnR2c
  6. MOTION: Adjourn.

Education Committee Meeting – October 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.
  4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Agenda Items

a.  Community Impact Statement: Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program / California Attorney General / Lawsuit Against Termination of DACA (Council File: 17-1039)

b.  Community Impact Statement: City of Sanctuary / Mayors Executive Directive 20 / Human Rights Protection (Council File: 17-1040)

c.  UPDATE: Neighborhood Purposes Grant: Friends of King non-profit – Bike racks purchase/installation for Thomas Starr King Middle School

5.  Other comments and announcements

6.  Approval of the September 14, 2017 Minutes

7.  Adjourn

 

Public Safety Committee Meeting – October 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. Los Feliz Crime Update with Senior Lead Officer Gina Paialii
  5. Monthly Safety Pointers
  6. CERT Update and Communications
  7. Hike with Mike in Griffith Park, Saturday October 14, Greek Theatre 8:30 AM to Noon
  8. Hollywood & Gramercy Hollywood Halloween Faire October 29, 3-8
  9. Free Monthly CPR/ First Aid Classes
  10. Valley Disaster Fair recap
  11. Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Training
  12. Other Comments and Announcements.
  13. Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes
  14. Adjourn

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

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  1. Call to order. Roll call.
  2. Public comments on non-agenda items.
  3. Discussion and possible action on the following proposed projects/ council files:

A.  Council File 17-0447 – “Land Use Codes / Oil and Gas Development / Impact on Resident Health and Safety / Code Change Proposals”

i.  Presentation by Leah Garland

 

B.  4439-4441 W Sunset Blvd. (ZA-2017-2932-CUB)

Applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with the renovation of an existing 2,646 sf restaurant already selling alcohol with one fixed bar and a 585 sf uncovered patio on private property having 166 interior seats and 30 exterior seats and hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 2.a.m

 

C.  1754 Berendo (DIR-2017-3555-SPP; ENV-2017-3556-EAF)

 

Applicant requests a project permit compliance for the construction of a new 4 unit three-story single family residences townhomes, in the Vermont/Western SNAP specific plan area. Demolition of existing single family residence.

 

 

D.  4556, 4558 W Melbourne Ave., 1764 N Rodney Dr. (ZA 2017-3757-ZAA)

Applicant requests a zoning administrator’s adjustment to allow a 4′-0″ rear yard setback in lieu of the required 7′-6′ rear yard setback for a distance of 4′-11″ at an expansion of the existing 2nd story bathroom.

 

E.  2115 North Cedarhurst Dr. (ZZA 2017-3667-ZAA)

 

For the purposes of adding a new 204sf addition, including Master Bath and two Master Closets at the second floor (with new windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, and lighting) applicant requests a zoning administrator’s adjustment to reduce the side yard setback at the second floor addition from 7′-0” to 4′-6″; to eliminate the required minimum fight foot deep off set/ plane break for a length of 8′-2″ (for a total linear distance of 53′-2 3/8″); approve construction that adds Residential Floor Area in excess of the maximum Residential floor area, currently 3118.98 sf, [the total cumulative RFA of the proposed addition is 204sf; area of proposed addition in excess of max. RFA is 153.02sf; total area of residence is 3272sf], and reduce Encroachment Plane by 2′-5″.

 

 

 

7.  Other comments and reports

i.  Citywide sign ordinance update (Spicer and Kerr).

8.   [MOTION] to approve the minutes for the September 2017 meeting of the committee.

9.    Adjourn.

Business Committee Meeting — September 2017 – REVISED

REVISED – 9/24/17

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-agenda items.
  3. Comments from the Chair (Carlson) on committee status.
  4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Agenda items.
    1. Hollywood Alliance – Comments and Ideas for possible partnerships.
    2. Business Community Breakfast – possible partnerships with local organizations
    3. Discuss Prop M/Prop D Medical Marijuana Dispensaries – CF 14-0366-S5
  5. Other comments and announcements
  6. MOTION: Approve the March 29th, 2017 Business Committee Meeting minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive Here: https://goo.gl/n3dExJ
  7. Adjourn

Public Works and Neighborhood Beautification Committee Meeting – September 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:

A.  Restoration of Paseo de Los Feliz (10 mins)

a.  History and Current Status

b.  Potential Partner Organizations for Future Action

B.  Large Parklet Pilot at Hillhurst/Clarissa (10 mins)

a.  Case Study: Mid City West / Melrose BID

C.  Rodney Drive Sidewalk Planters (15 mins)

a.  Project Update and Next Steps

D.  Clean Streets Proposed Western Ave. Joint Cleanup (15 mins)

a.  Event Timeline and Participants

b.  Outreach Effort and LFNC Collaboration

E.  Vermont Triangle Enhancement – Outreach & Survey/Interview effort (10 mins)

a.  Follow-Up Survey and Missing Data

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

 

  1. Other comments and announcements.

 

  1. Adjourn.

 

Governing Board Meeting – September 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 (Demmers)
    1. MOTION: Approve the August 2017 Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) (Board Packet) (2 minutes)
    2. MOTION: Approve the following individual expenditures by board vote count. (2 minutes)

      Payee

      Amount

      Purpose

      Dan McNamara

      $9.80

      Cups for August 2017 Board Meeting

      Dan McNamara

      $6.87

      Water for August 207 Board Meeting

      Palermo

      $122.25

      Food at August 2017 Board Meeting

      Total

      $138.92

       

    3. MOTION: Authorize the President and the Treasurer to expend up to $1,000 on unanticipated expenditures in advance of the next Board Meeting. (2 minutes)
  1. New Business & Committee Reports
    1. Transportation Committee Report (Cohen) (5 minutes)
    2. Planning, Zoning, & Historic Preservation Committee (Deutsch) (10 minutes)
      1. DIR-2017-3081-SPP – 1724-1732 N Vermont Ave; 4644-4650 Kingswell Ave
        MOTION
        : Approve a letter in support of the requested application for a change of use for 3,100 square feet of space, from office to joint living and work quarters. (Board Packet)
      2. ZA-2017-2854-ZAA-F – 821 Ambrose Ave
        MOTION
        : Approve a letter in support of the requested application for an over-height fence (not exceed 8 feet) in the front and sideyard setbanks and allowing parking not otherwise allowed within the front yard setback. (Board Packet)
      3. ZA-2017-3146-SV, ENV-2017-3147-EAF – 4279, 4281, and 4283 Fountain Ave
        MOTION: Approve a letter in support of the requested application for a zone variance to allow the existing 2,262 square foot, 2-story building to be used as a commercial building in the R 1.5 zone. (Board Packet)
      4. MOTION: Create an ad hoc committee to to recommend a set of guidelines and actions related to the LFNC’s positions on affordable housing, low-income units, Rent-Stabilized Ordinance (RSO) units, and the Ellis Act. This committee shall be open to members of the PZHP Committee, Los Feliz stakeholders, and members of the LFNC Governing Board.
      5. Committee Report
    3. Environmental Affairs Committee (Foell) (5 minutes)
      1. Clean Streets LA 2017 Application Update
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Accept Clean Streets LA 2016 funds of $750 and authorize expenditures of an amount not to exceed $750 for Clean Streets LA 2017.
    4. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Kim) (10 minutes)
      1. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize an amount not to exceed $1,000 for outreach related to Hollywood Homeless Connect Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. (Board Packet)
      2. [FUNDING] MOTION: Authorize an amount not to exceed $500 for a Neighborhood Purpose Grant to be paid to St. Vincent De Paul for the October 2017 hot lunch at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church. (Board Packet)
      3. Ad Hoc Committee Report
        1. SELAH Neighborhood Homelessness Coalition
        2. Homelessness Liaison Meeting
        3. Congress of Neighborhoods
    5. Rules and Elections (Mauceri) (20 minutes)
      1. Discussion and Possible Action: Utilize the neighborhood “selection” process for the nine Boardmember seats whose terms end in Spring 2018.
    6. MOTION: Approve the inclusion of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council as part of the Hollywood Neighborhood Council Alliance, with one designated boardmember and one alternate (to be named) to participate in deliberations on Hollywood District Wide and Regional Issues. The HNCA will provide opportunities to work on issues, take positions, and engage communities across neighborhood council boundaries. (Klipp)  (5 minutes)
  1. MOTION: Approve the August 15, 2017 Governing Board Meeting minutes Minutes available via the Neighborhood Council Google Drive here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8EUAEKXO4HBOUNGQXhRc3NBZk0
    (2 minutes)
  2. Governing Board Member Announcements and Comments (5 minutes)
  3. MOTION: Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, October 17, 2017