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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.
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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

Agenda for Wednesday, June 11, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:31.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, June 11, 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 May 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 (5 mins)

      Area 1 (Brookside) Alternate – Hanne Mintz
      Area 8 (Melrose) Alternate – Jeff McManus
      Business Representative – John Winther

Bureau of Street Services Repair Blitz - Submit Your Street Repair Requests Today!

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:59.

For the second time this year, the Bureau of Street Services is conducting a "Neighborhood Council Blitz" to identify and perform small repairs on our needy neighborhood streets. On June 24th, 2014, a Small Asphalt Repair truck is scheduled to be in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council area to perform repairs to the roadway (e.g. potholes), curbs, and sidewalks, weather permitting.

The repairs will be limited to 15 addresses, so it's important to prioritize our trouble spots. Please help by sending photos and information about the spots most in need of repair to the GWNC's Transportation Committee at transportation@greaterwilshire.org

The Committee representatives will collect the information and send it to the BSS staff, so they can inspect the desired streets and determine the need for repairs and feasibility of completing the work on the scheduled date. So the sooner we receive your requests, the better. The deadline for submissions will be Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 12:00 p.m.

Agenda for Saturday, May 31, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:14.

Outreach Committee Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Saturday, May 31, 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. June or July: Jocelyn Duarte
       iii. Other nominations: Lyn Cohen, Margy Hudson, LAPD Wilshire Div.Capt. Eric Davis, Henrietta Cosentino
    B. Larchmont Blvd. Zoning Outreach/Conversation (Lombard)
    C. Bus Bench Advertising (Fuller)*
    D. Larchmont Buzz Advertising Rates (Fuller)*
5. New Business
    A. Brainstorming new Outreach projects (e.g. newsletter, community events, etc.)*
6. Committee Member Reports & Comments
7. Public Comments
8. Announcements and Adjournment
    A. Next meeting, Saturday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.

* Committee Action May Be Requested or Required on These Items

Translators, sign language interpreters, and listening devices for the hard-of-hearing are available upon request. To ensure the availability of services, please make your request at least three (3) business days (72 hours) before the scheduled meeting date by contacting the GWNC Board
secretary at info@greaterwilshire.org or the Empower LA Neighborhood Council help line at (213) 485-1360.

Agenda for Tuesday, May 27, GWNC Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 18:43.

Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda
Wilshire United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 27, 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. Larchmont Bungalow CUB & Variance Application (Ann D’Amato)*
   B. Conversion of historic gas station to Starbucks at 859 N. Highland (Elizabeth Valerio)*
   C. Building line repeal at Kangnam Restaurant at 4103 W. Olympic (Bill Robinson)*
6. New Business
   A. CUB application for liquor permits and late-night hours at Waa-Waa Plaza/135-139 N. Western (David Lee, James Santamaria & Myung Soo Seok)*
   B. Development of parking lot into 22 townhouse units over subterranean parking at 612 Norton (Mark Moreno)*
   C. Development of 5-unit Single Lot Subdivision project at 856 S. Wilton (Matthew Hayden)*
   D. Property line encroachment and garage access issues at 112 S. Arden (Audrey Jadilli)*
   E. Remodeling at former Ruskin Art Club at 800 S. Plymouth (designated HCM)*

7. Committee Member Comments and Reports

Agenda for Wednesday, May 14, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 19:31.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, May14, 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 (James Wolf)

2. Roll Call (Jeffry Carpenter)

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

   A. Approval of the Minutes of the March 12, 2014 General Meeting
   B. Approval of the Minutes of the April 9, 2014, General Meeting

4. President’s Report

   A. Board Vacancies*

      Alternates needed for:
      Area 1 (Brookside)
      Area 2 (Citrus Square)
      Area 3 (Country Club Heights)
      Area 4 (Fremont Place)
      Area 9 (Oakwood/Maplewood/St. Andrews Square)
      Area 11 (Sycamore Square)
      Area 12 (Western-Wilton)
      Area 15 (Windsor Village)
      Business Representative
      Education Representative
      Religion Representative
      Non-Profit Representative

   B. Introductions/Nominations of Candidates for Board Alternates:

Agenda for Monday, May 12, GWNC Transportation Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:50.

Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90005
Monday, May 12, 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) Election of Officers*
4) Ethics and Meeting Rules (Elizabeth Fuller)
5) Update on Save Our Streets Initiative* (Jack Humphreville)
6) Mobility Element* (Deadline May 13)
7) Federal Highway Trust Fund (Jeffry Carpenter)
8) Update on Repair Status of Hancock Park Failed Streets* (Cindy Chvatal-Keane)
9) Extended Work Hours on Metro’s Purple Line Project*
10) Update on Carling Way Alley repair*
11) Review of Recent Notifications for Possibility of Further Study/Action and Committee Member Comments &
Assignments
12) Public Comments
13) Announcements & Adjournment



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