Agenda # 15. Council File 19-0603 – Expansion of Fire District 1 Feasibility Study – Discussion and possible action: (previously postponed) We may choose to approve or oppose this file as it is, or oppose unless amended to include conditions. A. Motion: NHWNC will issue a CIS approving the expansion of Fire District 1. B. Motion: NHWNC will issue a CIS opposing the expansion of Fire District 1. C. Motion: NHWNC will issue a CIS – opposing unless amended – the expansion of Fire

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District 1. NOTE: The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance voted unanimously to oppose expansion. Some feel that this would be a boon to developers opening the door to the use of more climate-damaging concrete and steel construction used in the building of higher density structures in what are currently low-density residential neighborhoods. The study is already complete. A 47-page report was generated by the Department of Building & Safety: https:// clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2019/19-0603_rpt_dbs_%205-27-21.pdf. A2-page Public Safety Committee Report: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/ 2019/19-0603_rpt_ps_6-2-21.pdf https://www.latimes.com/california/story/ 2021-08-21/california-burning-is-it-time-to-rethink-forest-management

MOTION (by Ms. Hart, seconded by Ms. Elliott): The North Hills West Neighborhood Council will issue a CIS opposing the expansion of Fire District 1.

MOTION PASSED unanimously by a roll call vote of the nine eligible voters present with seven in favor (“Yes” or “Aye”) (Brown, Crone, Elliott, Fordyce, Gohel, Hart and Minasian); zero opposed; two abstained (the NHWNC does not count abstentions as votes) (Hyman and Ramey).