BABCNC Monthly Meeting Motions 2008 – 2011

January 2008

  • Motion to oppose the telephone transfer tax, known as Proposition S, which is on the February 5, 2008 city wide election. Steve Twining made motion. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. Vote: 9 yes, 10 no. Motion failed.
  • Motion to amend Article 6 of Bylaws to create position of Immediate Past President, an “ex-officio” position, to have an advisory seat on the Executive Committee, term to continue until next Past President volunteers to be the “ex officio” representative. Discussion was held. Vote: 16 yes, 4 no. Motion passed.
  • Motion to amend Article 6 of Bylaws to create position of President Emeritus, an honorary position with lifetime advisory position on Executive Committee. Discussion was held. Vote: 16 yes, 3 no, I abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to have City Clerk administer BABCNC election in June of 2008. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. Vote: 13 yes, 2 no. Motion passed.
  • Motion to nominate Steve Twining as President Emeritus to the BABCNC. Robert Ringler made motion. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. Vote: 15 yes, 5 no, 1 abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion BABCNC requests the status of Quimby funds for parks in Council District 5 from Councilman Weiss and Parks and Recreation Department. Discussion was held. Vote: 20 yes, 1 no. Motion passed.

February 2008

  • Motion to approve paying the balance of $2,175 for the new web host that will include a $50 monthly fee. Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. Vote: 20 yes, 2 no. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve $5,000 expenditure for the Mulholland/Laurel Canyon Beautification Project – Installation of a sprinkler system. Alan Fine made motion. Robert Ringler seconded.
    • Carol Sidlow asked for clarification of where the project was located and if there were receipts for the sprinklers.
    • Larry Leisten commented that this was the first time hearing of the expenditure.
    • Gary Gole questioned how money is allocated. Alan Fine stated that the money is approved by DONE and allocates $25,000 for projects.
    • Pam Morton commented if there could be a template to request monies for a project and then presented to the Council. Robert Ringler asked if Morton would design a template. She agreed.
    • Ron Galperin commented that the Council receives recognition when allocating money.
    • Motion amended with signage recognition for the Council and review to assure competitive bids were made. Vote: 10 yes, 11 no. Motion failed.
  • Motion requesting a meeting with the Councilman’s Office and City Departments to discuss the public safety issues on and near 2040 Diane Way. Carol Sidlow made motion. Vicki Kelly seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support buried tanks in the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir. Carol Sidlow made motion. Vicki Kelly seconded. Discussion was held. Vote: 21 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to support RVA and to request geo technical and soils report and other appropriate documentation regarding this development on Roscomare Road from the Planning Department. Carol Sidlow made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Vote: 21 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to hire an independent geologist to review geo technical and soils report regarding various developments at the discretion of the Planning and Land Use Committee, with the expense not to exceed $1,000. Carol Sidlow made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. After due consideration, Pam Cooke made a motion to table the said motion until more information was received. Ron Hudson seconded. Vote: 19 yes, 3 no. Motion tabled.

March 2008

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Joshua Berman seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $5,000 expenditure for the Mulholland/Laurel Canyon Beautification Project – Installation of sprinklers. Alan Fine made motion. Joshua Berman seconded. Discussion was held.
    • Public comment was made by Bob Yothers regarding the project. He asked for the Council’s support. He stated the current funding breakdown of $10, 000 from the City in addition to the $20,000 in-kind donations from community.
    • Ron Galperin asked about signage credit. Bob responded there could be a plaque on ground level with contributor information.
    • John Amato noted that signs are not needed for this donation.
    • Larry Leisten asked if the $5,000 request completes the project. Bob stated it would.
    • Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $5,000 expenditure to Fire Station #237 for kitchen upgrades and $5,000 for #71 for security gates. Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held.  Robert Ringler commented that #237 is a hook and ladder Fire Station in the area with no “Adopt” Program and is located at Veteran/Wilshire. He also commented that Fire Station #71 has no security gates, leaving the back area open and unsecured. It is located in Holmby Hills on Sunset. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

April 2008

  • Motion to approve 2008-2009 Budget for the BABCNC. Steve Twining made motion. G.G. Verone seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve up to $5,400 for the Los Angeles Police Department – Hollywood Division to 2 exercise treadmills. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded.
    • Michelle Fleenor asked if there was a fee to use the gym. Carol Sidlow stated there was not fee to her knowledge. Michelle recalled a fee, based upon her four years of employment there. Fee charge, if any, will be reported at the next meeting.
    • Larry Leisten commented that he did not see a direct impact with these funds to the community and stated the need for policy for expenditures.
    • President Ringler commented on the request for this expenditure coming from the community and noted the lack of response from other communities for requests.
    • Gary Plotkin asked if there was a need for a committee to distribute expenditures. President Ringler stated the Executive Committee functions as such a committee. John Amato stated the need to find out if there is a gym charge.Vote: 15 Yes; 7 Oppose; 2 Abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to support the Residents of Beverly Glen in requesting information from LADBS, Department of City Planning and Council Weiss’ office regarding possible non-permitted grading activity at 1523 N. Beverly Glen. Robert Ringler made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote. **Up-date: Per Robert Ringler, letter not necessary as the property in question has a different address and appropriate permits have been issued.

May 2008

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Andrew Schwartz made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $2,000 to Fires Station 71 to complete the installation of a security gate at the station. Gary Plotkin made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

June 2008

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to send letters to the appropriate departments from the Council to support the Committee’s decisions and requests on 11037 Anzio, 2070 Stradella, 10501 Seabury Lane, 9274 Sierra Mar and 8474 Harold Way. Gary Plotkin made motion. Joshua Berman seconded. Discussion was held. 10 Yes, 2 Nay, 5 abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve holding of election of At-Large Representatives under the Administration of the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Los Angeles in 2010. Larry Leisten made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. 11 Yes, 3 Nay, 3 abstain. Motion passed.

July 2008

  • Motion to approve the April 26, 2008 letter from the Executive Committee to DONE, supporting the request to change the Crest Neighborhood Association name to Beverly Crest. Steve Twining made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the office lease renewal at 1525 Sepulveda. Alan Fine made motion. John Amato seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to invite Councilman Jack Weiss to attend a Neighborhood Council meeting, for a question and answer session. Robert Ringler made motion. Ron Hudson seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

August 2008

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Josh Berman seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Revised Budget. Alan Fine made motion. Josh Berman seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $3,500 for the purchase of flashlights that are positioned on top of shotguns for West LA and Hollywood Divisions of LAPD. Motion was made. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

September 2008

  • Motion to approve support Measure R – ½ cent sales tax increase for transportation. Steve Twining made motion. Alan Fine seconded. Discussion was held. 19 Yea, 1 No, 1 Abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Laurel Canyon/Mulholland Park Expansion Project. Cassandra Barrère made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the payment of an approved expenditure for $2,521.62 to Wonderland School for the purchases of bookcases. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve payment of an approved expenditure for $1,700 for the Laurel Canyon Beautification project. Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. 19 Yea, 1 No, 1 Abstain. Motion passed.

October 2008

  • Motion to approve treasure’s report. Larry Leisten made motion. Vickie Kelly seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $2,153.40 for stage lights at the Community Magnet School. Carol Sidlow made motion. Vickie Kelly seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

November 2008

  • Motion to support a letter to the Police Commission in opposition of the reduction of officers in the West LA division. Don Loze made the motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $5,000 expenditure the Laurel Canyon/Mulholland Park Expansion Project. Carolyn Carradine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. 8 Yea, 1 No, 7 Abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Ron Hudson made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve payment for an approved expenditure of $3,500 for the purchase of flashlights that are positioned on top of shotguns for West LA and Hollywood Divisions of LAPD. Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

December 2008

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Ron Hudson made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the Westside Regional Alliance of NC’s pledges to make Emergency Preparedness a top priority and to identify resources to help our communities. Steve Twining made motion. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the Westside Regional Alliance of NC’s will work together and with other Alliances, Government offices and Agencies to share Best Practices, information and resources. Steve Twining made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the Westside Regional Alliance of NC’s will develop a Master Calendar for EP (including choosing evacuation/gathering places and locations to store emergency supplies). Steve Twining made motion. Paulette DuBey seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the Westside Regional Alliance of NC’s to implement and/or refine the Incident Command Structure so that there is cohesion in all responses throughout the Westside. Steve Twining made motion. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the Westside Regional Alliance of NC’s to implement and/or refine the Incident Command Structure so that there is cohesion in all responses throughout the Westside. Steve Twining made motion. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the request that:
  1. Early Notification of all applications to the Department of City Planning, the Bureau of Engineering and to the Department of Building and Safety shall be sent to all impacted certified Neighborhood and Community Councils recognized by their Councilperson (hereafter, “council”), and the applicant shall be required to send notice, by certified RRR mail, to the applicable council, of all subsequent requests for modifications, adjustments, amendments, alterations, or revisions to the application.
  2. Planning and Building and Safety shall review all such applications, and such review shall include, prior to approval, compliance with all relevant Community Plans, Specific Plans, and Overlay Districts.
  3. With respect to all applications to Planning and Building and Safety for which a public hearing is not required, notice shall be sent to the applicable council of the terms of the proposed approval, no later than 10 calendar days prior to issuance of the approval, and consideration shall be given by the decision maker to any objections, comments, or questions submitted in writing by the applicable council during the 10-day period.
  4. Planning and Building and Safety shall each establish an ombudsman or community advocate who is accessible to officers of a council and whose responsibilities shall include facilitating access to Department personnel, procedures, and documents.

Steve Twining made motion. Paulette DuBey seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

  • Motion to support the request that the Los Angeles City Council be requested to supply each Neighborhood or Community Council with an accounting of both 5117 parking funds, and Quimby Funds for its district. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the adoption of an Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) / moratorium as proposed by the City Planning Commission temporarily prohibiting the installation of all new offsite advertising signs and supergraphic signs, as well as prohibiting alteration to existing offsite signs and supergraphic signs, until a new offsite sign ordinance can be developed, adopted and implemented. There should be no exceptions that might weaken the enforceability of the moratorium. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the request that as gridlock is a major quality of life issue, the City of Los Angeles City Council is hereby requested to implement an enforcement mechanism and fine system to alleviate the constant gridlock in intersections in the City Limits. While the City has found it both effective and profitable to implement “Tiger Teams” to clear ‘No Parking, Tow Away Zones” during peak hours, the city has been unable to control gridlock. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support that the Los Angeles City Council be requested to amend the working documents for Neighborhood and Community Councils, thereby allowing N.C./C.C.’s the right to appeal city department decisions. Steve Twining made motion. Paulette DuBey seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

January 2009

  • Motion to support solar power. Chuck Maginnis made motion. John Amato seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to oppose Proposition B on the basis that the City Council hurried their support for the Proposition and did not seek input form the Neighborhood Councils. Chuck Maginnis made motion. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. 11 Yeas; 2 Nays; 1 Abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve up to $2,000 to the Beverly Glen Park HOA’s Tree Trimming Project. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. 7 Yeas; 4 Nays, 2 Abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

February 2009

  • Motion to send a letter to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners agreeing with the recommendations of the Christopher Commission that the Chief of Police should refrain from engaging in city politics because the Chief’s office is inherently powerful. Seemingly, for the Chief to use the position to influence the political process, such activity politicizes the Chief and ultimately the Department. Carol Sidlow made motion. Mark Krajewski seconded. Discussion was held. 12 Yeas; 3 Nays; 3 Abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to support a study group led by the BCA to follow the process of the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance to determine elements which may factor into the Ordinance. Don Loze made motion. Mark Krajewski seconded. Discussion was held. 19 Yeas; 0 Nays; 3 Abstain, Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $1,500 expenditure for the purchase of a laptop computer. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

March 2009

  • Motion to support Expo Line Phase II. Pam Cooke made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. 4 Yeas; 8 Nays; 10 Abstain. Motion fails.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the final draft revisions dated March 18, 2009 to the Bylaws. Larry Leisten made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held.
    • Gary Plotkin made a correction to Article 6.2.3 members-at-Large to read as, “There shall be two (2) Members-at-Large Board seats…”
    • Larry Leisten made motion to approve with correction. Ron Hudson seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

April 2009

  • Motion to the Planning and Land Use’s Committees three motions as outlined in the report by Carol Sidlow and forwarded to the appropriate City Departments. Motion made. Christopher Carradine seconded. Discussion was held. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the minutes from March 25, 2009. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. Larry Leisten commented on the need to change Glenridge to Bel-Air Ridge, reflecting the HOA name change. President Ringler stated the name changed would begin next month. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $2,500 for the yearly Open House Fire Station 99. Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve $5,000 for the Community Magnet Charter Elementary School and the purchase of “Success Maker” Software to support the CATCH Academic Volunteer Mentoring Program. Alan Fine made motion. Ron Hudson seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the recommendations by Chair Larry Leisten of the Bylaws & Rules Committee in respect to the Election Procedures Stipulation Language Form. Chuck Maginnis made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support a letter to all Council Members to support Councilmember Janice’s Hahn’s motion (08-0351-51) to revisit the issue of financial disclose in relation to the NC Council File pilot program and recommend that the currently approved Form 54 be replaced with a more suitable form. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten Seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

May 2009

  • Motion to approve the minutes from April 22, 2009. Robin Greenberg made motion. Larry Leisten seconded.
    • Larry Leisten commented to change the quorum to 18 on the roster.
  • Motion to approve the minutes from April 22, 2009 as amended. Motion made. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to defer the purchase of a laptop and members are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Alan Fine made motion. Don Loze seconded. Discussion was held. 16 Yeas, 1 Nay, 1 Abstention. Motion passed.
  • Motion to amend the following previously approved expenditures:
    • Fire Station 71 project from $7,000 to $5,000.
    • Community Magnet School Education Software from $5,000 to $2,500
    • Eliminate $3,000 expenditure for the shotgun flashlights for LAPD.
    • Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. 14 Yeas, 1 Nay, 3 Abstained (Director Pam Marton Abstained from the vote). Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Annual Budget. Alan Fine made motion. Don Loze seconded. Discussion was held. 16 Yeas, 1 Nay, 1 Abstention. Motion passed
  • Motion to accept complete By-laws as presented in the written document sent to all members and approved on March 25, 2009. Larry Leisten made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the City Clerk’s 2010 Neighborhood Council Election Procedures Stipulation Language Worksheet, which will be incorporated by reference into the BABCNC Bylaws with the following provisions not yet described under the Bylaws dated March 25, 2009:
    • Administration of Elections. BABCNC’s election will be conducted by the City Clerk every two years in every even- numbered year.
    • Method of Verifying Stakeholder Status. Documentation.
    • Board Terms. Beginning with the City Clerk conducted election held between March and June of 2010, a Board member’s term shall be for the duration of two years or until a successor is elected or appointed.
    • Appointed Board Seats. All seats on BABCNC, with the exception of the two at-large positions, are appointed by a caucus or outside organization and will not be elected as part of the City Clerk conducted elections, and that the process by which such appointments are made will be outlined in the BABCNC Bylaws.
    • Vacancy. Board has discretion to appoint vacancy subject to majority vote of Board.

Larry Leisten made motion. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

June 2009

  • Motion to support the creation of a LADWP Independent Ratepayer Advocate position. Steve Twining made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. 18 Yeas, 1 Abstention. Motion passed.
  • Motion to support all of the following motions:
    1. Council File 07-3326, Parking Taxicabs in Residential Areas
    2. Council File 08-2020, Community Impact Statement regarding the City of Los Angeles’ duly enacted sign ordinance adopted by City Planning Commission on March 26, 2009.
    3. Support the moratorium enacted by the City of Los Angeles regarding Medical Marijuana Clinics
    4. Support denial of the project Casden Sepulveda Project, EIR No. ENV 2008-3989 EIR, until the West Los Angeles Community Plan is adopted
    5. Unregulated cellular towers
    6. Approval and support of Councilmember Rosendahl’s motion to encourage City Planning Department to Digitalize all Documents sent to Certified Neighborhood Councils

Gary Plotkin made motion. Carol Sidlow seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

July 2009

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve send a letter to LAFD and other departments regarding brush clearance and the following questions:
    • What are the Fire Code requirements with respect to brush clearance in High Fire Severity Zones?
    • How is brush clearance monitored by the LAFD?
    • What tested fire suppression equipment must be provided during brush clearance?
    • Do those performing the work need to be bonded and insured?
    • How are violations enforced?
    • Has the LAFD investigated a City-wide (24) hour hotline for property owners to notify LAFD within 48 hours of scheduled brush clearance?
    •  Carol Sidlow made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

August 2009

  • Motion to approve the minutes from July 22, 2009. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. Larry Leisten commented on the need for the following revisions in the Bylaws Agenda Item:
    • Larry Leisten stated he spoke with representative from the City Clerk’s Office regarding the Elections Stipulation Procedures Worksheet submitted in May. He was informed that the BABCNC 2006 Bylaws will be applicable for the election, and that BABCNC At-Large Election will be held on a Sunday, April, 11, 2010.
    • He stated the Clerk’s Office was concerned with the membership count, since the 2006 Bylaws did not include Lookout Mountain Alliance and one less representative for Education Institutions. He explained the situation and was notified that the Clerk’s Office would approve the Worksheet subject to discussion with DONE.
    • He has communicated with Deanna Stevenson regarding conversation with City Clerk’s Office, as well as pending issuance of letter from DONE in response to BABCNC’s application to amend its Bylaws back in May.
    • David Espinoza noted Irene Sandler was not at the July meeting and her attendance should be corrected.
    • Motion to approve the minutes as amended. Larry Leisten made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the following tentative sites: BABCNC Board Member Gary Gole’s residence at 8436 Allenwood Road, Bel Air Association Club House, Bel-Air Ridge Club House and the Jewish American University. President Ringler made motion. Ramin Kolahi seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the map sent by DONE with the appropriate NC boundaries. Larry Leisten made motion. Alan Fine seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to form a subcommittee to assist with issues related to LADWP. Larry Leisten made motion. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to appointed Steve Twining and Ramin Kolahi as Co-Chairs of the Committee and Kristine Udall as a member. Robert Ringler made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

September 2009

  • Motion to support a Master Plan for the Corridor that includes but is not limited to an Emergency Evacuation and Preparedness Plan; a Transportation Component with mandatory carpooling, busing, and staggering of drop off and pick up times to decrease car trips in the Corridor, an audit and a Mitigation Fund. Steve Twining made motion. Carolyn Carradine seconded. Discussion was held. 12 Yeas; 6 Nays; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Mark Krajewski seconded. Discussion was held. 19 Yeas; 1 Nay. Motion passed.

October 2009

  • Motion to join with the Sherman Oaks NC and any other Neighborhood Councils interested in creating a rate payer oversight committee of LADWP. Don Loze made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. 18 Yeas, 0 Nay, 2 Abstention Motion approved.
  • Motion to approve the Revised 2009-2010 Budget. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. 17 Yeas, 0 Nay, 3 Abstentions. Motion passed.

November 2009

  • Motion to
    • A) Sponsor a town hall meeting in early 2010, separate and apart from its regular monthly meeting (the “Town Hall Meeting”), for the purpose of providing ample time for each of the Parties to make its presentation, followed by a discussion where the issues and facts surrounding LADWP plans for the Reservoir may be debated, with opinions may be heard from the community within a town hall setting; and following conclusion the Town Hall Meeting;
    • B) Invite the Parties back to subsequent BABCNC Board meeting where each of the Parties may make a summary presentation so that the BABCNC is fully informed of issues and arguments brought forth at the Town Hall Meeting.Sherman Oaks NC and any other Neighborhood Councils interested in creating a rate payer oversight committee of LADWP.
    • Larry Leisten made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Larry Leisten made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote
  • Motion to approve $1,000 for carpet to the West LA Traffic Division. Carol Sidlow made motion. Gary Gole seconded. Discussion was held. 11 Yeas; 4 Nays; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.

WHEREAS, the BABCNC has reviewed the Procedures, correcting the polling location as that of “Bel-Ridge Homeowner Association: Clubhouse,” and not that of “Bel-Air Glen Homeowner Association: Clubhouse,” as described under Article II-C;

WHEREAS, the BABCNC has reviewed the Procedures, having identified the impracticability with respect to the timing of application for Vote-By-Mail Ballots and subsequent mailing of said Ballots to voters physically unable to go to polling location sufficiently in advance of date by which all said Ballots must be received, pursuant to Article XVI:

  • Motion to approve the Procedures in accordance with request of the Clerk’s Office, as may have to be amended so consistent with the findings described in the recitals hereinabove. Larry Leisten made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.

December 2009

No motions were made other than approval of minutes.

January 2010

  • Motion to request the City enact a comprehensive new Cell Tower Ordinance with clear and consistent standards and procedures. Carol Sidlow made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the payment of up to $5,000.00 for the mailing of a postcard to promote the At-large Elections and the upcoming Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir Town Hall meeting. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. 8 Yeas; 6 Nays; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.

February 2010

  • Motion to reallocate the approve expenditure of $1,000.00 for the West LAPD Carpet to other improvements at West LAPD. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.

March 2010

  • Motion to request the City Council and each of the individual Councilpersons to: 

    A) Reject any actions of the LADWP Board of Commissioners at the Special Meeting of Thursday, March 18, 2010 with respect to Items 22 – 26 of the Boards Agenda:

    B) Adopt the recommendations of the Independent Fiscal Review to reconstitute the Energy Cost Adjustment Factor (ECAF);

    C) That no more than an .8 cent increase of the ECAF, on the forging unbundled basis, be approved nor shall any further increases in be made without advance approval by City Council;

    D) Observe the spirit and content of the Memorandum of Understanding between the DWP and the Neighborhood Councils to allow for ample hearings before the City Council, Neighborhood/Community Councils, Rate Payers and all other impacted individuals and groups;

    E) Adopt and institute an Independent Ratepayers Advocate, ECAF rate increase and adopt the recommendations by PA Consulting and to allow for ample hearings before the City Council, Neighbor/Community Councils, rate payers, and all other effected individuals and groups.

    Don Loze made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. 15 Yeas; 1 Nay; 0 Abstentions. Motion passed.

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to oppose the March 16, 2010 issuance of Grading permit and Retaining Wall permit at 1875 Crescent Heights Blvd due to possible inaccuracies and possible miscalculations represented in the application and request that the permits issued by Department of Building and Safety on March 16, 2010, Permit #’s: 09030-10000-02210 and 09020-10000-02428 be put in abeyance until all Discretionary Actions required by the LAMC and the required public hearings and determinations have been heard by the Zoning Administration to insure due process and transparency. Carol Sidlow made motion. Don Loze seconded. Discussion was held. 13 Yeas; 1 Nay; 0 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to oppose the Applicants’ requests to be exempted from the Codes and Ordinances to: permit an accessory building approx 5 feet 1.5in from a front lot line, in lieu of 55 feet as required; permit (3) retaining walls to a maximum height of 10 ft in lieu of (2) walls otherwise permitted; permit walls and gates to a maximum height of (6) ft within a required front yard setback in lieu of 3.5 ft feet otherwise permitted by Code. Gary Plotkin made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously
  • Motion to request that the current MND prepared for the project be vacated and an EIR be required to address the following concerns. Gary Plotkin made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. 13 Yeas; 1 Nay; 0 Abstentions. Motion passed.

April 2010

  • Motion to approve Carol Sidlow as an At-large Member to the BABCNC Board. Chris Carradine made motion. Nickie Miner seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve Chuck Maginnis as an At-large Member to the BABCNC Board. Motion was made motion. Nickie Miner seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to cancel the May 26th BABCNC Board Meeting. Ron Hudson made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. 15 Yeas; 2 Nays. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to amend Article 7.3 of the 2009 Bylaws as follows: The presence at any Regular or Special Meeting of twelve (12) or more Board Members shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting of business of the Council. Larry Leisten made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.

May 2010

No meeting.

June 2010

  • Motion to continue the BABCNC meetings at the Community Magnet School. Steve Twining made motion. Ron Hudson seconded. Discussion was held. 17 Yeas; 1 Abstention (Larry Leisten). Motion passed.
  • Motion to support Senate Bill 1168, which would allow the Los Angeles City Attorney to empanel a criminal grand jury to investigate an enumerated list of special and complex cases by presenting matters to its own grand jury, issuing subpoenas, and doing all other things incident thereto to the same extent as the Attorney General or a District Attorney may do. Marcia Selz made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. 17 Yeas; 1 Abstention (Monica Weil). Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the 2010-2011 Annual Budget, which includes increasing the “Meeting Expense” and reduce “Newsletter & Other Outreach” by $1,200. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to oppose all commercial advertising within the Corridor(s) of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway as being inappropriate to the preservation and character of this national, historic and world renowned roadway. Carol Sidlow made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.

July 2010

  • Motion to approve the Treasure’s Report. Steve Twining made motion. Robin Greenberg seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve the bank statements for the month of July. Larry Leisten made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.

August 2010

  • Motion to approve to allocate $250.00 for the RACO Program, consider an additional $250.00 at the next fiscal year, and not purchase any food for the September Board Meeting. Gary Plotkin made motion. Carol Sidlow seconded. Discussion was held. 11 Yeas; 0 Nay; 4 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the Treasure’s Report and bank statements for the month of August. Alan Fine made motion. Don Farkas seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to oppose the proposed Residential Sidewalk Liability Ordinance CF 05-1383. Steve Twining made motion. Carol Sidlow seconded. Discussion was held. 11 Yeas; 0 Nay; 5 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to recommend the Planning Department post all background research documentation related to Negative Declaration-NG-10-PL: ENV 2010-715 online: full disclosure of the precise text of these proposed changes and how they fit into the General Plan framework Element; and to restart the Negative Declaration process to conform to state mandated CEQA legal public notification requirements. Carol Sidlow made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. 13 Yeas; 0 Nay; 3 Abstentions. Motion passed.

September 2010

  • Motion to approve the Treasure’s Report and bank statements for the month of September. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support the drafted letter sent to the City’s Technology Committee, Assembly Member Mike Feuer, with copies to the LA Fire Department, Bureau of Engineering, Department of Water and Power and Public Utilities Commission to ensure there are no abandoned or overloaded poles existing in the BABCNC area or have taken steps to necessary to eliminate them. Chuck Maginnis made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. 16 Yeas; 0 Nay; 1 Abstention. Motion passed with corrections to the letter.
  • Motion to support the Baseline Hillside Mansionization Ordinance as presented to the City Attorney and supported unanimously by the City Council. Steve Twining made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to recommending that Caltrans retain the existing Skirball on/off ramp access and opposes relocation nearer Mountaingate Avenue. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. 15 Yeas; 0 Nay; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to Encouraging the developers of the Bundy Village meet with the surrounding community. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. 16 Yeas; 0 Nay; 1 Abstention. Motion passed.

October 2010

  • Motion to approve the Treasure’s Report and bank statements for the month of October. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve the revised budget year ending June 30, 2011. Alan Fine made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve the Bel-Air Bar and Grill project at 662 Sepulveda Blvd. as presented. Ron Hudson made motion. John Amato seconded. Discussion was held. 14 Yeas; 5 Nays; 3 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to support the Pacific Palisades Community Council’s motion regarding Community Care Facilities with the addition of protecting the Community Plans. Carol Sidlow made motion. Ron Hudson seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • President Ringler appointed Steve Twining to continue serving as the appointee from the Bel Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council to the DWP/MOU Committee and Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Committee.

November 2010

  • Motion to cancel the December 15th BABCNC meeting. Gary Plotkin made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. 18 Yeas; 1 Nay. Motion passed
  • Motion to approve the Treasure’s Report and bank statements for the month of November. Alan Fine made motion. Gary Plotkin seconded. Discussion was held. 14 Yeas; 5 Nays. Motion passed.

December 2010

No meeting.

January 2011

  • Motion to oppose the City’s “P-3″ Proposal (Public-Private Partnership), which would lease to private investors for 50 years nine public parking garages throughout the city; oppose the sale of lease of any other city parking garages and/or parking meters; and supports the continuation of all existing parking programs offering free and/or low-cost short term parking rates currently provided at any of the City’s public garages. Steve Twining made motion. Larry Leisten seconded. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

February 2011

  • Motion to support Assembly Bill 52. Carol Sidlow made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support the lot-line adjustment appeal filed by the BCA and Karsh’s, support the “giraffe” wall building permit appeals filed by the Karsh’s, and mandate both the LA Department of Building and Safety and Planning Department to stop issuing permits and clearances until a comprehensive EIR is conducted for the entire project. Michael Chasteen made motion. John Amato seconded. Discuss was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Motion seconded. Discuss was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

March 2011

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Robert A. Ringler seconded. Discuss was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to support the Administrative Citation Enforcement Ordinance as proposed by the City Attorney’s office. Carol Sidlow made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. Don Loze made an amendment to include encouraging the City Attorney to enforce the existing laws, i.e. scoff laws in connection with grading cease orders. Carol Sidlow made motion as amended. Larry Leisten seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to preserve the trails at Franklin Canyon for public use. Carol Sidlow made motion. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. 17 Yeas; 0 Nay; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve the revisions of the BABCNC bylaws dated 3/19/11 with exception to the Sections 7-11 of Article V (Absences, Censure, Removal, Resignation, Community Outreach, respectively), which shall read “Intentionally Left Blank”, but inclusive of the italicized language found in Article V Section 4 (Term and Term Limits) describing terms of BABCNC Board Members and inclusive of the italicized language found in Article VI Section 4 (Officer Terms) defining a general one year term for Officers of the Board. Larry Leisten made motion. Robert A. Ringler seconded. Discussion was held. 17 Yeas; 0 Nay; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to oppose public funding (including interest on infrastructure bonds and no forgiveness of loans); require market-rate lease of city land, and a full EIR (no exemption) for the proposed Downtown stadium and Convention Center renovation. Steve Twining made motion. Andre Stojka seconded. Discussion was held. 18 Yeas; 0 Nay; 1 Abstention. Motion passed.

April 2011

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Ron Hudson seconded. Discuss was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • PLU Motion to support the BCA’s request made in letters dated April 4, April 12, and April 14 that the City of Los Angeles City Attorney, the LA Department of Building and Safety and the LA Planning Department undertake a complete investigation of the property at 9933-9944 Tower Grove and the permits that have been issues staring in 2004. Michael Chasteen made motion as amended. Jim Nelson seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

May 2011

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discuss was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve an expenditure of $2,075.00 for 10 pole banners that will be hung on street lights throughout the NC area for approximately one year. Steve Twining made motion. Alan Fine seconded. Discussion was held. 13 Yeas; 1 Nay; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve an expenditure of $1175.44 to purchase a list of home addresses in the Neighborhood Council area from InfoUSA. Steve Twining made motion. Alan Fine seconded. Discussion was held. 12 Yeas; 2 Nay; 2 Abstentions. Motion passed.
  • PLU Motion to support a Clean Hands Ordinance for the City of Los Angeles. Steve Twining made motion. Chris Carradine seconded. Discussion was held. 15 Yeas; 1 Nay. Motion passed.
  • Motion to retain existing LAX footprint and oppose runway expansion; improve runway safety enhancements; avoid new Lincoln Blvd. connection tunnels; limit passengers to 78.0 million and prevent new gates; reduce freeway traffic and neighborhood cut-through traffic; other conditions – consolidated rental car facility, improve non-runway safety systems; develop/maintain capacity at regional airports. Steve Twining made motion. Carol Sidlow seconded. Discussion was held. 2 Yeas; 7 Nays; 4 Abstentions. Motion denied.

June 2011

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discuss was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  • Motion to approve Motion to approve the 2011-2012 Annual Budget as presented. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.

July 2011

  • Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Alan Fine made motion. Steve Twining seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

August 2011

  • Motion to request City Attorney’s office to explore possible structural changes to help bring more local control for local issues. Discussion was held. Motion amended. 11 yeas, 5 nays, 1 abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to resend letter supporting the BCC. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to donate $250 to the Congress of Neighborhood Councils. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support the floating cover solution and withdraw its (BABCNC) prior support of the now defunct buried tank solution. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. 10 Nays 7 Abstention. Motion did not pass.

September 2011

No meeting held.

October 2011

  • Motion to approve appointees to attend LA Budget Day. Gary Gole made motion. Larry Leisten Seconded. Motion approved. Appointees: Ron Galperin, Nicki Miner, Steve Twining

November 2011

  • Motion to approve AB52. Steve Twining made motion. Vicki Kelly seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support Venice Neighborhood’s request for EIR of loss of parking in Marina Del Ray. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. Motion Passed Unanimously.

December 2011

  • Motion to approve the Neighborhood Council Alternative Election Survey as completed. Larry Leisten made motion. Andre Stoijka seconded. Discussion was held. 22 Yeas, 0 Nays, 1 Abstention.
  • Motion to approve LAFD Brush Clearance Motion. Carol Sidlow made motion. Ramin Kolahi seconded. Discussion was held. 22 Yeas, 1 Nay, 0 Abstentions. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve Treasures Report. Alan Fine made motion. Larry Leisten seconded Motion passed unanimously.

January 2012

  • Motion to support Proposition K/ Laurel Mulholland Project. Carol Sidlow made motion. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. 20 yeas, 1 abstain, 1 oppose. Motion passed.
  • Motion to maintain existing BABCNC boundaries within CD-5. Ramin Made motion. Andre Stojka Seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve Larry Leisten to maintain his position as Chair of the By-Laws committee. Motion was made. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve Treasures Report. Michael Chasteen made motion. Andre Stojka seconded Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to request the City of Santa Monica complete an EIR of the Heinz/ Bergamot project. Motion was seconded. Discussion was held. 17 yeas, 5 abstain, 3 oppose. Motion Passed.

February 2012

  • Motion to support UCLA’s preservation of the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden. Motion was made. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve Treasures Report. Alan Fine made motion. Michael Chasteen seconded Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support Councilman Koretz’ proposed plastic bag ban ordinance. Robin Greenburg made motion. Nickie Miner seconded. 21 yeas, 1 oppose. Motion Passed.
  • Motion to continue to participate in the DWP memorandum of Understanding. Steve Twining made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. Motion Passed Unanimously.

March 2012

  • Motion to require each member of the BABCNC to have completed the Ethic Training exam by next month’s meeting (April 25th) and that members failing to complete training will not be allowed to vote on Board matters. Larry Leisten made motion. Chuck McGinnis seconded. Discussion was held. 18 yeas, 1 oppose, 0 abstain. Motion passed.
  • Motion to approve Treasurers Report. Alan Fine made motion. Michael Chasteen seconded Motion passed unanimously.

April 2012

  • Motion: In the event holding the 2012 public election is not mandatory, the BABCNC will not hold election of its Members-at-Large in 2012 and will defer such election until 2014 when it will be administered by the City Clerk. In the event that holding the 2012 public election is mandatory, the following amendment language is to be added to Article V, Section 1, of the Bylaws as a second paragraph: Section 1: Administration of Elections – For the 2012 calendar year only the Board will select its Members-at-Large as directed by City Ordinance. Larry Leisten made motion. Chuck Maginnis seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report. Alan Fine made motion. Robin Greenberg seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to approve no more than $6,000 for the cost of designing, printing and mailing the brochures. Robin Greenberg made motion. Motion seconded. Discussion was held. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion to support the WRAC in their request for the proposed Casden Project not to be approved until the community plan has been completed. Steve Twining made motion. Robin Greenberg seconded. Discussion was held. 14 yeas, I abstain, 0 oppose. Motion passed.