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Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm unless noted below
The agenda will be posted 72 hours ahead of the meeting.


Proposal for Hollywood Trail Access

Court decisions surrounding the closure of the Beachwood Gate to the Hollyridge Trail on April 18, 2017:
Sunset Ranch Preliminary Decision
Sunset Ranch 3/13/17 Order

Cross-Complaint for Declaratory Relief Trespass and Public Nuisance

Councilmember Ryu has allocated $100,000 of discretionary funds towards a study to look at the areas on the western side of Griffith Park to review date. We are working with RAP, DOT, LAPD, the Mayor’s office, and other city departments to outline the scope of the study to look for solutions to Park access, visitor management and urban wilderness protection.

Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) Pernits for Alcohol

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.

Behavioral Health Services Packet

General Plan Packet

MONDAY, JUNE 19th, 2017, 6:30pm
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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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, Budget Day June 24th (5 minutes)
5. Announcements from any City, County, State, or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each)
6. HUNC Committee & Liaison announcements on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
7. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
8. Renters & Housing Committee
      Update on Renters Town Hall coming up 6/29
9. Bureau of Street Services Liaisons updates
      A. Update regarding pothole repair program (5 minutes)
      B. Safe Sidewalk LA program presentation (20 minutes)
From Councilmember Ryu's office:  The City of Los Ageless has made a historic commitment to invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to repair or replace sidewalks to make them safe and accessible to everyone. Did you know that it is easy and straight-forward to request sidewalk repairs? Just:
1. Go to the SAFE SIDEWALKS LA homepage at
2. Click on one of the three optional programs, as appropriate, for your specific request for sidewalk repairs:
 Access Request Program - makes repairs requested by/for people with a mobility disability who encounter physical barriers such as broken sidewalks, missing/broken curb ramps or other barriers in the public right of way
 Rebate Program - a limited-time rebate to property owners willing to pay for their own sidewalk repair
 Report a Sidewalk Problem - to report any other sidewalk issue
      C. Neighborhood Council Survey on Public Works Services, City of Los Angeles
10. PSW&T (20 minutes)
      A. Review alternative entry point to Hollyridge trail on public land at top of Beachwood Drive. Motion to support a letter to RAP, CD4 and City Attorney about alternative access and to request the reopening of the Beachwood Gate to pedestrians in order to access alternative trailhead.   
Proposed Hollyridge Trail Access:
Sunset Ranch Preliminary Decision
Sunset Ranch 3/13/17 Order
Cross-Complaint for Declaratory Relief Trespass and Public Nuisance
11. Finance: (20 minutes)
      A. Discussion and vote to approve Monthly Expense Reports Approve May MER
      B. Discuss and vote for approval to allocate all HUNC FY2016/2017 surplus funds to Department of Neighborhood Councils event Congress of Neighborhood Councils in FY2017/2018
      C. Discuss and review FY2016/2017 Strategic Plan
      D. Discuss and begin preparing for FY2017/2018 Budget Update on current Budget and critical dates for Funding Requests Forms within FY 2016/2017
      E. Discussion and vote to approve revised FY 2016/2017 Budget     
      F. Discuss and vote to approve $130.25 from FY 2017/2018 Budget for Verizon Wireless service
      G. Discuss and vote to approve up to $160.00 from FY 2017/2018 Budget for Little Free Library post and dog hook
      H. Discuss and vote to approve up to $400 to various vendors per individual FY 2017/2018 Board Meetings, Special Board Meetings, Board Retreats, Committee Meetings and Board Events for food, beverages and incidentals
      I. Re-approve FB advertising budget of $500
      J. Re-approve Erin's monthly street cleanup fund for food, supplies, gloves and incidentals etc, increasing to $200/month
      K. Discuss and vote to approve up to $500 for supplies to put together backpacks for distribution at events
      K. Re-approve $500 to purchase table cloths with logos for events for 2017-2018 fiscal year
12. Review of Bronson Bridge Mural Project. (5 minutes)
13. PLUM
      A. Presentation by the Coalition to Preserve Los Angeles regarding the development of the Los Angeles General Plan. Motion to send letter requesting HUNC to have input into the development of the new Los Angeles General Plan and ability to attend all meetings. Included in letter is request that all meetings be open to the public.  Packet at:'l%20Plan%20Motion.pdf
                Draft Neighborhood Council/Other Community Org Motion:
>Whereas the city has for months been working on a plan behind closed doors for the overall vision and
dreams for Los Angeles, the General Plan, which is to be presented to the public and Neighborhood
Councils sometime this fall;
>And whereas Mayor Garcetti has said, residents must have "a sense of ownership over the development
of our communities," and City Councilman Jose Huizar, chair of the powerful PLUM committee,
pledged to bring "accountability and transparency back into our General Plan and Community Plan
>And whereas Los Angeles is several years behind other Western U.S. cities in involving its citizens in a
General Plan Update process that starts from the ground up;
>And whereas public money and public interest are major factors in the earliest decision-making on our
General Plan Update process, strategies, and dreams;
>And whereas it is widely agreed the public cannot fully participate in General Plan Updating
meetings, hearings and debates that unfold during the day downtown;
>And whereas closed-door meetings on the fundamental debates and decisions about our dreams and
goals for updating of the General Plan can only create more distrust and dismay over the city's broken
planning system;
>We request that now-underway, and upcoming, Planning Department Work Group meetings about our
shared ideas and ideals for the Los Angeles General Plan and its many Elements be made fully
transparent, be set at evening and weekend hours; be open to the public as of now; invite a
representative from each neighborhood alliance; and in the case of the nearly completed Open Space
Work Group, be expanded from the four meetings completed in closed-door sessions, to four extra
meetings that follow the prescription in this paragraph.
>We further request, in the same vein, that the Mayor's Planning Task Force and Transportation
Infrastructure Steering Committee for the General Plan both be made fully transparent, be set at
evening and weekend hours; be open to the public as of now; and expand their closed-door meetings to
several additional meetings that follow the prescription in this paragraph.
      B. Request by Behavioral Health Services – Hollywood Prevention Team to support the limitation of on- and off-sale liquor licenses in the in census tract 1910. Possible motion of support. Fact summary at:.
Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) Permits for Alcohol
Authority of City Zoning Administrators to Impose Conditions of Approval to Mitigate Potential Land Use Impacts
Arising from the Sale or Service of Alcoholic Beverages That Are Adverse to Public Health, Safety and Welfare
>Whereas, the City of Los Angeles has imposed land use conditions in Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) permits for
decades to protect public health, safety and welfare by mitigating potential impacts due to the sale or service of
alcohol, as recommended by the LAPD, Council Offices, neighborhood councils, community councils, and local
residents; and
>Whereas, Zoning Administrators now unilaterally and without notice use the Plan Approval Process to remove
previously-imposed conditions designed to avoid or mitigate actual or potential land use impacts adverse to
public health, safety and welfare; and
>Whereas, municipalities throughout the State of California have and continue to impose land use conditions to
mitigate adverse impacts that may otherwise arise from the sale or service of alcohol, including the Cities of Santa
Monica, West Hollywood, Palmdale, Lancaster, Huntington Park, Montebello, Orange, San Bernardino, Pinole,
Ventura, San Buenaventura, Santa Cruz, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Watsonville, and the County of Los Angeles,
among others; and
>Whereas, the City's current practice undermines the ability of the City and local communities to protect against
potential land use impacts that are adverse to public health, safety and welfare, including but not limited to
potential nuisances, by restricting the imposition of conditions on, among other things, hours of sale of alcohol,
happy hours, container sizes, types of alcohol sold, and other similar rules and regulations, despite the efficacy of
such conditions in avoiding or mitigating potential adverse impacts arising from the sale or service of alcohol; and
>Whereas, California courts have repeatedly affirmed that municipalities have broad police powers to impose land
use conditions that protect against potentially adverse impacts on public health, safety and welfare arising from
the sale or service of alcohol; and
>Whereas, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has not advised the City that the
imposition of such land use conditions interferes with ABC's enforcement of State law; and
>Whereas, the City's current practice not only impairs the ability of the LAPD, Council Offices, and communities to
protect public health, safety and welfare, but also interferes with the ability of CUB applicants to garner support
for their projects by negotiating for the imposition of mutually agreed-upon conditions, which forces communities
to oppose projects they could otherwise support with proper conditions:
>Now, therefore, be it Resolved that the [Insert Neighborhood or Community Council Name Here] calls upon the
City Council to adopt a policy to: (1.) Authorize the imposition of land use conditions that protect public health,
safety and welfare by mitigating potential adverse impacts from the sale or service of alcohol, consistent with the
practice of other jurisdictions statewide; (2.) Maintain and enforce previously-imposed CUB conditions on the sale
or service of alcohol; and (3.) Prohibit the removal of previously-imposed conditions outside the public processes
mandated under the City Charter and Zoning Code. In lieu of policy change, the Neighborhood Council calls upon
the City Council to form an independent commission with appropriate membership to investigate recent case law
regarding the authority of California municipalities to place alcohol-related conditions on the establishment of
new alcohol licenses in their communities; also to review current practices of municipalities in imposing such
conditions and report their findings to the council within six months.
      C. 1775 N. Ivar Avenue.
Project: Description: New CUB for new operator of an existing restaurant with 141 seats w/ a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption. Action(s) Requested: Applicant is requesting a new CUB to assume control of an existing 2,754 square-foot restaurant having the right to sell and dispense a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with dancing and live entertainment
      D. Review and possible motion regarding the Party House ordinance that was discussed at the HHWNC Party House Town Hall
14. Discussion of quarterly meeting with Hollywood Chamber (5 minutes)
15. Update on HUNC Board Seat vacancies (10 minutes)
      A. Update re new At-Large Unclassified Representative seat (Eligibility must be: Areas: 2, 3, and 5; to 2018 election), application form available at
      B. Motion to approve the appointment of Violet Williams to the vacant Youth Issues Representative seat
16. Board Member and Committee Member/Liaison assignments and responsibilities (10 minutes)
17. Old/Ongoing Business
18. New/Future Business
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. 


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

Griffith Observatory Circulation and Parking Enhancement Plan

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

April 2017

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

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015 Executive Committee and Board meeting

February 2015 Special Meeting

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

September 2014 Executive Committee

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 19th Board Meeting & Workshop

May 12th 2014 Special Meeting

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

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

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011 No Quorum, notes only

July 2011 Special Meeting No Quorum, No Meeting Held

July 2011

June 2011

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April 2011

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January 2011

December 2010 No Meeting Held

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010 (including Special Meeting)

May 2010 No Meeting Held, Election

April 2010

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February 2010

January 2010

December 2009 No Meeting Held

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

August Special Meeting 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

Workshop April 2009

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January 2009

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November 2008

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August 2008

Workshop August 2008

July 2008

June 2008

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April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

January 2008

December 2007

Executive Committee December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

August 2007

July 2007

June 2007

June 2007 Workshop

May 2007

April 2007 including appendix

March 2007

March 2007 Executive Committee

February 2007 February 2007 Special Transcript

February 2007 Executive Committee

January 2007 January 2007

Full Board Workshop December 2006

November 2006

November 2006 Full Board Workshop

October 2006

September 2006 motions

August 2006

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006 Election amendments motion

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

January 2006

December 2005

November 2005 Special Meeting

November 2005

October 2005

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005

June 2005 Special Meeting

May 2005

April 2005

February 2005

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December 2004

November 2004

October 2004

September 2004

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June 2004

June 2004 Executive

May 2004

May 2004 Executive

April 2004

March 2004

March 2004 Executive

February 2004

February 2004 Executive

January 2004

December 2003

November 2003

September 2003

August 2003

August 2003 Executive

July 2003

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.