Planning and Land Use Committee on Feb 19, 2019

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
www.ncwpdr.org


Committee: 
Planning and Land Use Committee

Chairperson: 
Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Westchester Municipal Building Community Room / 7166 W. Manchester Ave / 90045

Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. Welcome and Introduction

  2. Minutes Review and Approval - for meeting on 29 November 2018

  3. Action / 6080 W Center Drive (Hughes Cafe) [ZA-2018-6665 CUB]

    Background - First presentation to PLUC. A Conditional Use Permi to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with the operation of a 6,050 square-foot restaurant with 178 seats (including interior and patio dining area.) Hours of operation from 6am to 2am, daily. 

    • Presenter: Margaret Taylor, Apex LA
    • Related documents: if any, provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify 
  4. Informational / Section 8 Updates [CF-18-0462]

    Background - on 8/8/18, the City Council directed the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to report "in 60 days" regarding options for adjusting the Housing Choice Voucher Program (aka Section 8 vouchers), addressing the issue of 2700 voucher holders who cannot find a place to rent. On 11/16/18 the Housing Authority submitted a report to the Council laying out a study and recommendations regarding amendments to the ordinance for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Since that time, the report has been sent "back down" to the Council's Housing Committee for review. And that committee voted to continue the issue at their 1/23/18 meeting. Therefore, to date no Committee or Council action has been taken on the Housing Authority report. 

    To date, Community Impact Statements adn Publi Comment have been filed by: 

    Los Feliz NC CIS - "Whereas it is currently legal in the City of Los Angeles to discriminate against voucher users in the rental market, we of the LFNC support action by the LA City Council, HACLA, and HCID to implement policy and law to rectifying that."

    East Hollywood Neighborhood Council CIS - Supporting CF 18-0462. 

    Public Statement Filing by BizFed - Against CF 18-0462 with detailed feedback.

    Public Statement Filing by Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles - Against CF 18-0462 with detailed feedback.

    • Presenter - Committee Discussion 
    • Related Documents 
      • Housing Authority Report to City Council 11/16/2018
      • BizFed Council File Letter (submitted 10/23/19)
      • AAGLA Council File Letter (submitted 10/23/19)
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  5. Informational / Report on Westchester Bluffs and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Eligibility 

    Background - Review of bluff parcel hillside designations relative to ADU ordinance. 

    • Presenter: Glenn Gottlieb, Westchester Resident
    • Related Document: if any, provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion 
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  6. Discussion / Community Impact Statements

    Proposal - to review every motion approved and consider whether PLUC should also draft a Community Impact Statement.

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion.
    • Related Documents: if any, provided during meeting.
    • Public Comment.
    • Possible Community Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify. 
  7. Discussion / Project Screening Check List 

    Proposal - to ensure consistent assessment developer projects, proposal to develop a master project check list. 

    • Presenter: Kimberly Fox, Committee Member
    • Related Documents: if any, provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  8. Discussion / Certificate of Occupancy PLUC Notification 

    Proposal -  for every project approved, when Certificate of Occupancy is ready to be issued, PLUC chair receives notification, and PLUC chair or member tours the property and reports back on how the project came out, lessons learned, etc. 

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related Documents: if any, provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion 
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  9. Announcements

    Next PLUC meeting: March 19, 2019

  10. Meeting Adjourned


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