Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Public Square: January 23-25, 2012

A brief look at items of interest to Hollywood residents that are on upcoming agendas at City Council, City Council Committees, Neighborhood Councils, various City Boards and Commissions, and County Board of Supervisors. LA City Agendas can be found here and LA County Board agendas can be found here. Meeting times, locations, and agendas are subject to change, so be sure to check and confirm.


Monday, January 23:

  • Ad Hoc River Council Committee (3:00 PM)
    • Item 3 (Council File 11-1246)
      • CAO report (.pdf) relative to a non-motorized, multi-modal, bridge project connecting Griffith Park and the Los Angeles River Bike Path to the North Atwater neighborhood.
      • Per the report, construction of the bridge, which is currently estimated to cost $4.67 million, will be managed by the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation. Funding for the bridge will come from a “donor gift of $4 million, $274,500 from the [Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation], a non-cash contribution of $100,000 from the Army Corps of Engineers for permits, and $300,000 in AB1290 funds…”. Once complete the bridge will be donated to the City and its maintenance will be the responsibility (for at least 10 years) of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
  • Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council Board Meeting (6:15 PM)
    • Agenda not yet available on the web. Search here or here for the Agenda.
      • Meeting is regularly scheduled to be held on the fourth Monday of each month at the Hollywood City Hall (6501 Fountain Avenue) in the Community Room.
  • East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Community Forum & Board Meeting (6:30 PM)

Tuesday, January 24:

  • Energy and Environment Council Committee (9:00 AM)
    • Item 1 (Council File 11-0452-S8)
      • Communication (.pdf) from the Office of Public Accountability's Citizen Selection Committee for the Selection of the Executive Director relative to the appointment of Mr. Frederick H. Pickel to serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Public Accountability.
  • County Board of Supervisors (9:30 AM)
    • Item 5 (Public Hearing)
      • Hearing to approve the continuation of the Hollywood Bowl Park-and-Ride
        and Shuttle Program to provide service from park-and-ride lots and shuttle
        lots to the Hollywood Bowl for the 2012 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season.
      • Per the report (.pdf), “The Program has been highly successful, transporting approximately 31 percent of the 2011 Hollywood Bowl season attendees to this special event center”.
  • City Council (10:00 AM)
    • Item 2 (Council File 11-2115)
      • Housing, Community, and Economic Development Council Committee report relative to authorizing CRA/LA staff to negotiate and execute a Tri-Party Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Engineering and the Friends of the Hollywood Freeway Central Park for the preparation of a an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hollywood Freeway Central Park project AND for the transfer of up to $2 Million in Hollywood Tax Increment Funds to fund the preparation and processing of the EIR and EIS.
      • Note: This item was already approved on Friday, December 16th (see Council File 11-2115-S1).

Wednesday, January 25:

  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development Council Committee (8:30 AM)
    • Item 3 (Council File 12-0049)
      • CAO and CLA to report with an analysis of the implications relevant to the transfer of the housing functions of the CRA/LA to the City.
  • City Council (10:00 AM)
    • Item 12 (Council File 12-0049)
      • CAO and CLA to report with an analysis of the implications relevant to the transfer of the housing functions of the CRA/LA to the City.
      • See also the Housing, Community, and Economic Development Council Committee agenda above.
  • Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (4:00 PM)
    • Item 4 (Discussion)
      • Commission discussion and possible approval on actions related to a draft map of Council District boundaries.
  • Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council Board Meeting (7:00 PM)
    • Agenda not yet available on the web. Check here for the Agenda.
      • Meeting is scheduled to be held at the Community Magnet School (located at 11301 Bellagio Road).

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