Agenda: Special Board Meeting/Town Hall 05/14/2013 - 6:30pm

Special Board Meeting/Town Hall

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 6:30pm
Palace Theatre
630 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Agenda: 
  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Selection of Board Members to fill five vacant seats
    Downtown Center Business- Tyler Murphy, Haig Khatchuikian, Ryan Lee, Simon HA
    Private Work Force- Alan Gross
    Fashion District Resident- Jason Morris
    Alameda East Resident Geza Gedeon
    Alameda East Business- rescheduled until Jane 2013 meeting
  4. Installation of new board members
  5. Minutes MOTION: To approve the minutes from February 12, 2013 and March 12, 2013, April 9, 2013, special meeting April 09, 2013 and special meeting April 23, 2013
  6. Reports from City or Elected Officials and representatives
  7. Public comment on Non-Agenda Items within the board’s subject matter. Speakers must fill out a public comment card. Public comments are limited to one minute per speaker with a total time of five minutes.
  8. President’s Report- update on website access
  9. Treasurer’s Report
    1. MOTION: To sweep funds from projects listed by the Treasurer to the Outreach Committee. Any unfinished project will be deferred to next fiscal year for re-evaluation.
    2. MOTION: To approve the 2013-2014 proposed budget
    3. Motion: Monthly reconciliation documents and required approvals.
  10. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
    MOTION: To approve the inclusion of DLANC in a joint BHNC and DLANC Oversight Committee concerning the L.A. River. Members of the DLANC part of the board will be appointed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the full board.
  11. PLANNING COMMITTEE: Report and motions.
    1. MOTION: To ratify a letter of support regarding a mixed use project at 888 S. Olive St. Project site is the former Coast Savings building. The project consists of a proposed 33 story, 303 unit residential apartment tower with 11,000sf of ground floor retail. Applicant is seeking a master CUB permit for a full line of alcohol for onsite consumption for up to three potential restaurants to occupy the ground floor space.
    2. MOTION: To ratify a letter of support regarding a proposed alley vacation for a project located at 1212 S. Flower Street. The project consists of a proposed two tower, mixed-use, residential complex with ground floor retail. Applicant is seeking to vacate a blocked, unused portion of an alley that will be bordered by the proposed towers. The project has the support of City Council.
    3. To ratify a letter of support for an adaptive reuse loft conversion project located at 754 S. Los Angeles Street. Project consists of a proposed adaptive re-use of an existing 9 story commercial building into a 45 unit residential loft complex with 5,000sf of ground floor retail. Applicant is seeking zoning approval to convert from light manufacturing to residential.
    4. To ratify a letter of support for a proposed upscale restaurant project located at 400 S. Hope Street. Project site is the ground floor of the Mellon Bank building. Project consists of a proposed 109 seat, 3,966sf upscale restaurant with private dining facilities. Applicant is seeking a CUB permit for a full line of alcohol for onsite consumption in conjunction with the proposed restaurant.
    5. To ratify a letter of support for a proposed upscale restaurant project located at 400 S. Hope Street. Project site is the ground floor of the Mellon Bank building. Project consists of a proposed 6,745sf casual dining restaurant with takeout service. Applicant is seeking a CUB permit for a full line of alcohol for onsite consumption in conjunction with the proposed restaurant.
    6. To approve no position items:
      1245 W. Wilshire – Lot line adjustment
      819 S. Santa Fe – Historic cultural monument
  12. PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE: Report and motions
    1. MOTION: DLANC to send a letter to CD14, LADOT and appropriate City of LA departments in support of Bringing Back Broadway streetscape initiative. This project includes public safety features such as pedestrian enhancements, cross walk bump outs, outdoor dining incentives and increased public amenities.
    2. MOTION: DLANC to send a letter to CD14, LADOT and appropriate City of LA departments in support of addition pedestrian safety features at the crosswalk at 7th Street & Kohler. These features may include additional signage and flashing lights and “Go Slow” or other speed recognition signage.
    3. MOTION: DLANC to send a letter to CD14, LADOT and appropriate City of LA departments in support of additional pedestrian safety features at Bunker Hill crosswalks especially as it relates to blind pedestrians. The intersections of concern are Grand Ave & 2nd / Grand Ave & 3rd. Crosswalks of concern are Hill between First & Temple/ Broadway between First & Temple/ Spring between 1st & Temple. Most of these are access points to Grand Park. Features should include “talking crosswalks“ and other safety features for the blind.
    4. MOTION: DLANC to send a letter to CD14, LADOT and appropriate City of LA departments in support Jose Huizar sponsored motion to allow pedicabs downtown.
    5. MOTION: DLANC to send a letter to CD14, City council, Office of Mayor and other appropriate City departments in support of LA City Council File Number 13-0002-S29. This resolution opposes California assembly bill AB5.
  13. BY-LAWS COMMITTEE: Report and motions
    MOTION: To approve the revise by-laws in compliance with the Neighborhood Council Template
  14. PROS COMMITTEE Report and motions:
    MOTION: To approve the letter of appreciation to Bark Avenue for donation of doggy bags
    MOTION: To approve letter of appreciation to CD14 and City of LA in support of Gladys and San Julian parks.
  15. OUTREACH COMMITTEE: Report including List of approved outreach materials for purchase andother activities.
  16. AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Report
  17. ARTS COMMITTEE: Report
  18. SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE: Report
  19. AD HOC COMMITTEE: Report
  20. Other Officer Reports
    1. V.P. Administration- Neighborhood council review commission update.
    2. Secretary
  21. Other Board Member comments
  22. Continuation of public comment on Non-Agenda Items within the board’s subject matter. Speakers must fill out a public comment card. Public comments are limited to two minutes per speaker with a total time of ten minutes. (These parameters may be changed by the chair, depending on number of speakers and time considerations.)
  23. Adjournment
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