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Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm unless noted below

Board meeting will be Monday February 27th due to the Presidents Day Holiday

The agenda will be posted 72 hours ahead of the meeting.

2644 & 2634 Hargrave Drive 90068: New single family dwelling, 2 Story.

Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) Pernits for Alcohol

Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan

The Agenda will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting at the designated sites as listed at the bottom of the Home Page.

For 3/20

Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) Presentation

Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) Fact Sheet

Sunset Ranch Preliminary Decision

Sunset Ranch 3/13/17 Order

MONDAY, APRIL 17th, 2017, 6:30pm
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item.  Comments from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period.  Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, for a maximum of 20 minutes total for Public comment, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.  Agenda is posted for public review at Counterpoint Records and Books 5911 Franklin Ave, on our website at and with EmpowerLA.  In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting may be viewed at the scheduled meeting (or location noted in the Agenda item) or by making arrangements with our office (contact information above). As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request.  To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Neighborhood Council Support Help Line (213) 978-1551 or email  To subscribe directly to our Agendas, go to

Note: Agenda items may be taken out of order or merged as deemed appropriate by the Board. Action may be taken on all items.

1. Roll Call
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
4. Update by Region 5 Budget Advocate (5 minutes)
      A. Budget Day June 24th approval of Tom and Luis as 2017-18 Budget reps
5. Comments from any City, County, State, or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each)
6. HUNC Committee Announcements on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
7. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
8. Angie Morayo from Assemblyman Nazarian's office: overview of AB25 and request for HUNC support 
9. Appointment of Secretary
10. Bylaws Change: Youth Representative.  Motion to lower the minimum age requirement to be seated.
Section 1: Composition

  1. Youth Representative – one (1) seat. Ex-officio youth representative shall be between fifteen (15) and nineteen (19) years of age. Position shall be nominated by his or her Stakeholder peers or educational institution and recommended by the Education & Non-Profit Issues Committee. Nominee must be approved by the Board and shall serve for a term of one (1) year. Candidates must reside or attend a school within the HUNC boundaries to qualify. Youth representative can offer opinions on all matters before the Board but their votes will not be counted. May be reappointed if they are under the age of nineteen (19) upon the expiration of their term.

Youth Issues Representative Term: 1 Year Next Election: Annual
Stakeholder between the ages of 15 and 19 who either resides or attends a school within the HUNC boundaries
Stakeholder peers and members of the Board.
11. Edu, Non-Profit and Arts Ctte
      A. Motion that Violet Williams be appointed to the Youth Representative Seat under supervision of the Edu, Non-Profit and Arts Ctte upon approval of Bylaws Change from DONE. 
      B. Update on formation of Youth Committee to operate under the supervision of the Edu, Non-Profit and Arts Ctte
      A. MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION(S) REQUESTED: While PLUM believes that a proper 20 foot roadway width should be maintained throughout the hillside neighborhoods for safe and proper passage of vehicular traffic, given the minimal scope of the project and exemption requested, the PLUM Committee recommends the approval of the actions requested for: 2301 N. Hollyridge Drive: Remodel and addition to existing SFD on a lot that fronts a street with a paved roadway width of less than 20 feet and that is less than 20’ from the driveway apron to the boundary of the hillside area.
            a.  Action(s) Requested:
                  i. To allow the addition/remodel of an existing SFD on a lot fronting a street that is improved with a roadway of width of less than 20 feet and that does not (have) vehicular access from a street with a min 20’ continuous paved roadway from the driveway apron to the boundary of the hillside area.
      B.  MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION(S) REQUESTED WITH CONDITION THAT THE APPLICANT PURSUE ADDING 5 MORE PARKING SPACES: Project Description: 6111, 6107, 6109 Carlos & 1759, 1765 Gower Street: The request is for a zone from (Q)R3-1XL to R3-1XL for the development and use of a 31 unit multi residential community in the Hollywood area. Three (3) units will be set aside for very low income housing.
          a.      Action(s) Requested:
                 i.  Vesting Zone Change from (T)(Q) R3-1XL to R3-1XL for the development and use of a 31 unit multi residential community.
                 ii. Density Bonus with a set aside of 10% 3 units for very low income housing with 3 on menu incentives as follows: 12.22A.25 (f)(5) to permit a maximum height of 40 feet in lieu of 30 feet. 12.22A.25.(d)(1) Reduced parking & 12.22 A.25(f)(1) (the following menu item has been removed by the applicant: 20% decrease for the side yard setbacks).
      C.  MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION(S) REQUESTED: While PLUM believes that a proper 20 foot roadway width should be maintained throughout the hillside neighborhoods for safe and proper passage of vehicular traffic, given the minimal scope of the project and exemption requested, the PLUM Committee recommends the approval of the actions requested for Project: 3081 N. Hollyridge Drive. Project Description: Renovation and TI to existing single family residence to comply with LADBS order 3701581. Conversion of basement to habitable room. Addition of approx. 6’-2” x 7’-1” bathroom in front of house. Demolition of previous addition.
            a. Action(s) requested:
                  i. For Zoning Administrator Determination for relief from requirement of a 20’-0” improved roadway width on a Substandard Hillside Limited Street.
                   ii. For Zoning Administrator Determination for relief from requirement for continuous paved roadway from subject property driveway apron to the boundary of the hillside zone.
13. Finance:
      A. Update on current Budget and critical dates for Funding Requests Forms within FY 2016/2017
      B. Discussion and vote to approve Monthly Expense Reports
      C. Discussion and vote to approve $323.02, in order to submit final invoice for payment (to Magellan Marketing Group) on HUNC-branded swag, exceeding “up-to $5,000” approved by HUNC Board on November 14, 2016.
      D. Discussion and vote to approve up to $400 to purchase and install Little Library to be installed on Bronson (SE corner Franklin & Bronson)       
      E. Discussion and vote to approve up to $500 for succulents and ground covering for Argyle and Franklin beautification.
      F. Discussion and vote to approve up to $5000 for mural on both sides of Bronson bridge in front of Fire Station 82 Annex-by artist Debbie Arambula.
      G. Discussion and vote to approve up to $1,200 for outreach integrated table cloth and banner  and accompanying [ull up signs.
      H. Discussion and vote to approve up to $2,000 on additional outreach promotional items.
      I. Discussion and vote to approve up to $1000 for the mural in Lake Hollywood Park.  Cosponsor would be LHHA parents.
      J. Discussion and vote to approve up to $7,000 for items to promote safety and beauty at the Vine Street overlook, considering a safety-fence, drought tolerant succulents and other plants, soil amendments, white gravel, etc
      K. Discussion and vote to approve up to $5000 for partnering with HSDNC for the First Annual Hollywood Block Party
14. The City of LA is asking for letters of support for their application for Federal Lands Access Program funding for constructing LA River bike path connections to the Sepulveda Basin. Please see the message below from the LARiverWorks Office of the Mayor. Michelle Mowery ( will be your point of contact for sending letters or any questions you may have.
15. Congratulations to graduation of CERT class at FS82 Annex April 2017
16. Potential Update on current measures being taken to mitigate impact at Bronson, Beachwood, Fern Dell, and related intersections, where and when the traffic study is being done and eta for completion, comparisons to previous studies at Bronson/Franklin, future local mitigation efforts
17. Renters and Housing Committee updates including update on Town Hall
18. Old/Ongoing Business
19. New/Future Business
HUNC Vacant Seat Application Form
Please email with any questions
Qualification requirements available in our Bylaws Article 2 Section 3A and Attachment B:
Renter Representative  Area A
Business Representative Area B 
A simple majority vote by the Board members present, not including abstentions, at a meeting at which there is a quorum, shall be required to take official action, unless specified otherwise in the Bylaws (  )
Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place before the end of the meeting at which it was considered or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: (1) Make a Motion for Reconsideration and, if approved, (2) hear the matter and take an action.  If the motion to reconsider an action is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: (1) A Motion for Reconsideration on the described matter and (2) a [Proposed] action should the motion to reconsider be approved.  A Motion for Reconsideration can only be made by a Board member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action taken. If a Motion for Reconsideration is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Recording Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall all be in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. 



6263 Hollywood Blvd.: Action(s) Requested: Plan approval to delete conditions 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 31 imposed by Case No. ZA-2009-1494 (CUB) approved on September 10, 2009

Board Meeting Minutes

March 2017

March 2017 Special

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

November 2016 Special

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016
Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan (Initial Study and Mitigated Negative  Declaration) Letter

July 2016
Villa Carlotta Letter sent 7.25.16 re Planning Hearing 7.27.16
Villa Carlotta Hearing Notice 7.27.16

June 2016 Special

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016
Beachwood Letter re ppds

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

October 12th 2015 Special Board meeting

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April 2015

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February 2015 Executive Committee and Board meeting

February 2015 Special Meeting

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September 2014 Executive Committee

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May 19th Board Meeting & Workshop

May 12th 2014 Special Meeting

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December 2013

November 2013

October 2013
PS&T Ctte/Special Board Meeting October 2013

September 2013

August 2013
2240 Mountain Oak 1
2240 Mountain Oak 2
2240 Mountain Oak 3
2240 Mountain Oak 4

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013 No Meeting

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013 No Meeting

December 2012 No Meeting

November 2012
letter 12.12Millennium 2
letter 11.12 Millennium 1

October 2012
letter Josephs
Dept of Planning Conditional Use Letter

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012 No Quorum, notes only

January 2012 No Quorum, notes only

December 2011 No Meeting Held

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August 2011 No Quorum, notes only

July 2011 Special Meeting No Quorum, No Meeting Held

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March 2007 Executive Committee

February 2007 February 2007 Special Transcript

February 2007 Executive Committee

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Full Board Workshop December 2006

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November 2006 Full Board Workshop

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September 2006 motions

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May 2006 Election amendments motion

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November 2002 Interim Board


April 1, 2016

So Tom, George, and I carpooled to the Treasurer's training yesterday.  And we got to talking about driving participation, motivation, all those good things.  I reflected on how hard we all have tried to not model ourselves on a mini City Council, and I remembered Carol Baker Tharp. Those were her words!  She's the reason that I work as hard as I do with our NC.  Erik, Robert A, and Susan P will remember her.  

She was the 3rd General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, following Lisa Sarno.  Appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa, she just plain inspired all of us.  She first came to speak to us in 2003.  Watch the videos and tell me that you don't wish that she hadn't died so young and so soon, only 11 months in office.  I can only think of what might have been had she been around to implement her vision.  But maybe, after watching this, you'll feel re-inspired too.

And it's pretty funny, I remember those long tables of food like it was yesterday!

Newsletter May 2007
President’s Message, By Susan Swan

Why get involved? We are asked that many times, and sometimes we even question that ourselves. It is indeed easier to not do something and let others make those tough decisions. But at some point, it becomes personal.

To quote the late Congressmen Tip O'Neill, "All politics is local." On July 21st, 2003, Carol Baker Tharp spoke to the HUNC board about volunteerism; “ people get involved initially because of a local issue that affected them personally. Then, the longer they stayed involved the more they began to see the connections between their own self-interests and the interests of the community.” (HUNC minutes, July 2003).

Her words, inspirational! We left feeling renewed and our commitment to the Neighborhood Council effort, positively recharged. We are even more thrilled because she is now the new General Manager of DONE*.

I’m certain that there is something that ‘gets’ you in your community, something that makes no sense, something that you wish ‘someone’ would do something about sometime! Well, that someone is you, and that sometime is NOW. Get involved!

We are planning several Town Halls this year that will address some of the most common concerns of our community, but maybe not your pet project or your pet peeve. The only way that you can ensure that you live in a vibrant, informed community, is to make it so. Email me with your thoughts. We are always there, and we are always listening. 

*Tragically, Carol Baker Tharp passed away on Nov 5, 2007.