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Agenda for the Saturday, August 30, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:22.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order (Fred Mariscal)
2. Roll Call (Patty Lombard)
3. Approval of Minutes (Lombard)*
4. Old Business
    A. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
       i. Sept.: Lyn Cohen, Oct.: Henrietta Cosentino (as previously approved)
       ii. Other nominations: Shirlee Taylor Hazlip…others?*
       iii. Alternative to plaques? Sources?
    B. Neighborhood Top 10 Priorities Survey Results (Hoffman)
       i. Spreadsheet review
    C. Western Ave. Street Improvement Survey/Visioning Walk (Wittmann)*
    D. Other community walks*:
       i. Citrus Square (Gilman/Carpenter)
       ii. Sycamore Square (Gilman/Fuller?)
       iii. Next?
   E. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
       i. Map/database showing current uses
   F. Fall Forum: ReCode LA (Lombard/Hoffman/Humphreville)
       i. Date
       ii. Venue

Agenda for the Thursday, August 28, Transportation Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:12.

Transportation Committee Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90005
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.

PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1) Call to Order

2) Roll Call & Approval of Minutes*

3) Old Business

   A. Update on Mobility Element* (Michelle Owen)
   B. Update on Save Our Streets Initiative* (Jack Humphreville/Julie Stromberg)
   C. Update on Repair Status of Hancock Park Failed Streets* (Cindy Chvatal-Keane)
   D. Review of BSS NC Blitz Round 2 June 2014 (Julie Stromberg)

4) New Business

   A. Guest Speaker: Chi Ming Gong, PE; Street Services General Superintendent I, Street Maintenance Division, Bureau of Street Services, City of Los Angeles
   B. Follow-Up on Questions Outstanding from Metro’s Presentation to GWNC in July (Julie Stromberg)
   C. Motion on Intersection of 2nd & Sycamore Possible Referral to LADOT for 4-Way Stop Sign* (Jeffry Carpenter)

      • Proposed Motion: That the GWNC Board request LADOT to evaluate the pedestrian safety issues at Sycamore and 2nd Street, with possible remedies including converting the intersection to a 4-way stop, (a) raised crosswalk(s) and/or at least prominently marking the intersection’s crosswalks.

Agenda for the Tuesday, August 26, GWNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:21.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Committee on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Committee.

1. Call to Order (Barbara Savage)

2. Roll Call (Savage)

3. Approval of Minutes (Savage)*

4. Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action (GWNC Mail & Early Notifications Report – see handout)

5. Old Business
   A. Conversion of existing recreational space to second dwelling unit at 118 N. Gramercy (Adam Miller, Christopher Sorenson)*

6. New Business
   A. Development of 162-unit, 7-storey apartment complex at 700 S. Manhattan Pl. (Jared Sopko)*
   B. Density bonus for 46-unit apartment project at 729-743 N. Hudson (Eric Lieberman)*
   C. Development of 5 condominiums at 4806 W. Elmwood (Ronald Liu, Darrell Cheng)*
   D. Single Lot Subdivision project at 665 S. Rimpau (Guy Penini)*
   E. CUB violations at True Burger restaurant, 852 S. La Brea (Elizabeth Fuller)*
   F. Construction of 4-storey, 22-unit apartment complex with density bonus at 5022-5025 Rosewood Ave.(Frank Afari)*
   G. Construction of 30-unit apartment building at 4180 W. Wilshire (Matt Dzurec)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports
   A. Transportation Committee Report (Stromberg)

Agenda for the Wednesday, August 13, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:47.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

[Please note: FOR THIS MEETING ONLY – please use the stairway entrance on the EAST side of the Ebell at 741 S. Lucerne Blvd., and please park in the lot across Lucerne from the Ebell. A film shoot will be occupying our usual entrance and parking spaces on the west side of the facility.] .

______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance (Owen Smith)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

3. Approval of the Minutes (Jeffry Carpenter) (5 mins)*

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the July 9, 2014, General Meeting

4. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews Square)
      Area 12 (Western-Wilton)
      Education Representative
      Religion Representative
      Non-Profit Representative

Agenda for the Saturday, July 26, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order (Fred Mariscal)
2. Roll Call (Patty Lombard)
3. Approval of Minutes (Lombard)*
4. 2014-15 Budget Package Review (Fuller/Carroll)*
5. Old Business
    A. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
       i. August: Lyn Cohen, Sept.: Margy Hudson, Oct.: Henrietta Cosentino (as
previously approved)
       ii. Other nominations: Shirlee Taylor Hazlip…others?*
    B. Neighborhood Top 10 Priorities Survey Results (Hoffman)
       i. Spreadsheet review
    C. Western Ave. Street Improvement Survey/Visioning Walk (Wittmann)*
   D. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
       i. Map/database showing current uses
   F. Fall Forum: ReCode LA
       i. Coordinator
       ii. Date
       iii. Venue
       iv. Panelists
6. New Business
    A. Other Community Walk Ideas*
    B. Other Community Forum Ideas*:
       i. Single Lot Subdivisions

Agenda for Tuesday, July 22, GWNC Land Use Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:13.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Committee on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Committee.

1. Call to Order (Jim Wolf)

2. Roll Call (Barbara Savage)

3. Approval of Minutes (Savage)*

4. Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action (GWNC Mail & Early Notifications Report – see handout)

5. Old Business
   A. Zone Change, Variance and CUP application for the Larchmont Bungalow (Ann D’Amato)*
   B. Variance and Development of 5-unit Single Lot Subdivision project at 856 S. Wilton (Matthew Hayden)*
   C. Development of 4-unit Small Lot Subdivision project at 421 N. Van Ness (Sam Trude)*

   D. Single Lot Subdivision Ordinance Design Guidelines (Kaliski, Lombard, Fuller)*

6. New Business
   A. Residential Floor Area (RFA) Overlay Zone for La Brea-Hancock neighborhood (Savage)*
   B. Density bonus at 801-813 N. Hudson (Michael Cohanzad)*
   C. Construction of 30-unit apartment building at 4180 W. Wilshire (Matt Dzurec)*
   D. Development of 162-unit, 7-storey apartment complex at 700 S. Manhattan Pl. (Jared Sopko)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports
   A. Transportation Committee Report (Stromberg)

8. Public Comments

Agenda for Wednesday, July 9, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:34.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance (Owen Smith)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

3. Approval of the Minutes (Jeffry Carpenter) (5 mins)*

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the June 7, 2014 General Meeting

4. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 4 (Fremont Place)
      Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews Square)
      Area 12 (Western-Wilton)
      Education Representative
      Religion Representative
      Non-Profit Representative

   B. Seating of Board Members and Alternates Elected or Volunteered But Not Previously Installed – if any (5 mins)

      Neighborhood Council Oath of Office (Owen Smith)

Please submit your questions/concerns about Purple Line subway construction in the GWNC area!

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:48.

Next week,on July 9, Michael Cortez, Metro's Construction Relations Liaison for our section of the Purple Line Subway Extension Project, will attend our Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Board meeting (7 p.m. at the Ebell of Los Angeles) to address neighborhood concerns about the ongoing utility relocation work at Wilshire and La Brea, and about activity at the Metro staging site at Wilshire and Lorraine.

If you have a specific question to ask Mr. Cortez, or a specific issue for him to address, please send it to transportation@greaterwilshire.org no later than Monday, July 7, so we can forward it to Metro and they can come prepared with information and answers. This is a great opportunity for an up-close-and-personal dialogue on a subject that concerns many of our neighbors -- so please submit your questions, and please join us on Wednesday for the in-person discussion!

Agenda for Saturday, June 28, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:30.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order (Fred Mariscal)
2. Roll Call (Patty Lombard)
3. Approval of Minutes (Lombard)*
4. Old Business
    A. Citizen Recognition Awards*:
       i. July: Jocelyn Duarte
       ii. Other nominations: Lyn Cohen, Margy Hudson, Henrietta Cosentino, Shirlee Taylor Hazlip*
    B. Neighborhood Top 10 Priorities Survey Results
       i. La Brea/Hancock
       ii. Sycamore Square
       iii. Others
   C. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
    D. Bus Bench Advertising (Fuller)*
    E. Larchmont Buzz Advertising Rates (Fuller)*
5. New Business
    A. Western Street Improvement Survey/Visioning Walk (Wittmann)
    B. Community Forum Ideas*:
       i. ReCode LA
       ii. Wilshire Streetscape Visioning?
       iii.Other community issues?
6. Committee Member Reports & Comments
7. Public Comments
8. Announcements and Adjournment
    A. Next meeting, Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m.

* Committee Action May Be Requested or Required on These Items

Agenda for Tuesday, June 24, GWNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:34.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
______________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Committee on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Community Concerns and Public Comment periods. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Committee.

1. Call to Order (Jim Wolf)

2. Roll Call (Barbara Savage)

3. Approval of Minutes (Savage)*

4. Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action (GWNC Mail & Early Notifications Report – see handout)

5. Old Business
   A. Conversion of historic gas station to Starbucks at 859 N. Highland (Elizabeth Valerio)*
   B. Development of 5-unit Single Lot Subdivision project at 856 S. Wilton (Matthew Hayden)*
   C. Conversion of existing recreational space to second dwelling unit at 118 N. Gramercy (Christopher Sorenson)*

6. New Business
   A. Development of parking lot into 22 townhouse units over subterranean parking at 612 Norton (Mark Moreno)*
   B. Change of use to non-profit museum at former Scottish Rite Temple, 4357 Wilshire Blvd.*

   C. Development of 4-unit Small Lot Subdivision project at 421 N. Van Ness (Sam Trude)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports
   A. Discussion of approval process for condo development at 853-959 S. Lucerne (Joe Hoffman)*
   B. Transportation Committee Report (Julie Stromberg)

8. Public Comments

9. Announcements and Adjournment



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