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MINUTES - 11.12.2013 - WCKNC

Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council

General Board Meeting MINUTES

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 6:30 P.M.

Location: Young Oak Kim Academy

615 S. Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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  1. Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks, Richard Kim, Presiding Officer
  2. Roll Call – Aura Vasquez, Secretary
  3. Review and approval of September minutes.
  4. Committee Reports
  5. Community Development & Land Use Committee: 6th Street Community Needs Assessment Report
  6. Reports from the Department
  7. Public comments from the public on non-item agenda items are limited to 3 minutes.

Present at the meeting: Christine, Niroshi, Niall, Richard, Peter, Yonah, Shawn, Alex, Zula, Aura, Ed, Will, Nicole

All in favor


Shawn Kuk also reported the city pedestrian plan “Great Streets” project

  • Rudy Espinosa requested a letter of support for a city wide street vendor campaign that will legalize street vending. He was refer to meet with the Land Use and Community Development committee.
  • Change the bylaws to meet quorum and make sure that we can meet giving the amount of members in our board. This will be in the next agenda.


  1. Motion to approve the elect vacant officer positions. President, Rep at large, Residential Dist. 5
  • Rep at Large: David R was nominated. Nicole made the motion. Yonah seconds the motion. All were in favor
  • President: Alex was nominated. Zula made the motion. Nicole seconds the motion. All were in favor.
  • Vi-President: Shawn was nominated. Nicole made the motion. Yonah seconds the motion. All were in favor.
  1. Discussion & Action on City Planning case #ZA-2013-2178-CUB for continue sell of a full line of alcoholic beverage for on-site consumption in an existing restaurant/karaoke with hours of operation from 11 am- 4am daily. 7 days a week.
    1. Stay open week nights till midnight.
    2. Stay open weekend till 2 am
    3. This case should be reviewed and draft a letter by the CD&LC
  2. Discussion & Action on city planning case # ZA-2003-8460-CUB-PA1 approval of plans to permit the continue    sells/dispensing of alcohol beverages on site consumption and public dancing in conjunction with in existing restaurant/music studio daily hours of operation and alcohol sells 11 am-1:45 am in live music and entertainment from 9:30 pm -1:30 am. This PA request to delete condition numbers 20 and 35.
  3. Discussion & Action regarding securing a new mail address of PO Box
  4. Discussion & Action regarding the WCKNC Website Design
  5. Discussion and Action on regarding annual holiday decoration competition
  6. Discussion and Action to support the Los Angeles Mongolian Association for $1000 to host its ninth annual basketball
  7. Tournament on the 16th and 17th November at the Young Oak Academy. This will go to payment for a location.

Extensive discussion regarding regulations in our district. Alex and Aura  spoke about tougher regulations for Establishments that continuously are not in compliance with  the law.  The board proposed to ask this case to:

 Nial made the motion and Christine seconds the motion. David opposes. The rest of the board is in favor.

Alex has excused himself from this item. The recommendation from the board is to opposed the renewable unless the term limits of 10 years is kept or less. An opposed to renewal condition 35.Nial makes the motion Will seconds the motion. All in favor.

                Ed makes the motion to purchase a po box 5x11. Niall seconds. Aura, David, Alex opposed. Motion passed

                We will table this item for our next meeting

Christine moves the motion to spend $250 for the decoration competition (Certificates and Frames up to $250). Nicole seconds the motion. Aura was absent. All in favor

Peter left the meeting and Zula removed herself from the discussion. Ed make a motion and Aura Seconds. All but the people absent were in favor.

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Process for Reconsideration - An official vote or action of the Board may be reconsidered upon request as follow: a.) Reconsideration may take place immediately following the original action or at the next regular meeting.  b.) A motion for reconsideration may only be made by a Board member who previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action or decision taken.

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