VNNC PLUM Committee Meeting – April 19th @ 6:30 pm

VNNC Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda

April 19, 2017 (Wednesday, 6:30- 9:30 pm)

Van Nuys Community Police Station

6240 Sylmar Ave. Conference room

Van Nuys, CA 91401

  1. WELCOMING REMARKS: (10 minutes)
    • a. Call to order
    • b. Pledge of allegiance
    • c. Committee roll call (The Board is composed of 7 members. A quorum of at least 3 members present is required to hold official Board meetings.)
  3. PRESENTATIONS: (10 minutes)
    • a. None
  4. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: (5 minutes)
    • a. Review and adoption of minutes
  5. MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS: (2 hours)
    • A. Discussion and Possible Action. 6500 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Development of a 160-unit apartment complex, the development of a 160-unit apartment complex within a 156,288-sq. ft. building including 7 very low income units & 21,780 sq. ft. of open space. Case No#: DIR-2016-4380. (Eric Lieberman/QES, Inc.) Supporting Docs.:
    • B. Discussion and Possible Action. 7128 Van Nuys Blvd, ACYE (All You Can Eat). Conditional Use Permit & Beverage. Conditional Use Permit to allow the installation of +/- 20 pinball game machines as an ancillary use to an existing restaurant and the expansion of the restaurant to serve alcohol. Case no#: ZA-2017-327-CUB-CU (Michael Morgan) Supporting Docs.: Arch Drawings Planning Application EAF Photo boards Special Instructions for Alcohol
    • C. Discussion and Possible Action.14530-14544 Erwin Street. Development for a 48-unit apartment complex. On menu incentive to increase the building height by 11 feet from 45 feet to 56 feet. Density Bonus for a 48 unit, 5-story residential building. Case no#: DIR-2017-1079-DB-CDO (Varoosh Abedi/ GA Engineering Inc.) Supporting Docs.:
    • D. Discussion and Possible Action.14831 Burbank Blvd., Brother’s Pizza, Conditional Use Beverage, Application to allow the onsite sale of beer and wine to an existing restaurant. Case no#: ZA-2016-4989-CUB. (Patrick E. Panzarello/ Patrick E. Panzarello Consulting Services) Supporting Docs: bradius CUB FINDINGS BROTHERS PIZZA CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FINDINGS BROTHERS brotherssite24x18 Brothersfloor24x18 mluanotarized
    • E. Discussion and Possible Action. 7745 & 7747 Sepulveda Blvd., Avio Coach Craft, Conditional Use Permit, Application to allow to add spray booths within fully enclosed structure in full compliance with the provisions of Article 7, Chapter 5 of LAMC, Section122.22.A28 and AQMD Rules 1132 & 1151. Case no#: ZA-2017-340-EAF. (Michael Kirillos/ MK Designs) Supporting Docs.: Planning Appilcation Arch Drawings & Photos Vin Map
  6. ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)

2017-04-19-VNNC PLUM Committee Meeting

PUBLIC INPUT AT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS – The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” to address the Board on any agenda item before the Board takes an action on an item. Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the agenda that are within the Board’s jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comments period. Please note that under the Brown Act, the Board is prevented from acting on a matter that you bring to its attention during the Public Comments period; however, the issue raised by a member of the public may become the subject of a future Board meeting. Public comment is limited to 1 minute per speaker, per item, unless adjusted by the facilitator.

THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT – As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate based on disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices and other auxiliary aids and/or services, may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting NC Support by calling: (818) 374- 9898 or via email at:

**PUBLIC POSTING OF AGENDAS – VNNC agendas are posted publicly near the front door to the conference room of the Marvin Braude Constituents Building, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401 and online at You can also receive our agendas via email by subscribing to L.A. City’s Early Notification System at

*PUBLIC ACCESS OF RECORDS – In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all the board in advance of a meeting may be viewed at the following:

  • 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401,
  • our website:
  • at the scheduled meeting.

In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact NC Support by calling: (818) 374-9898 or via email at:

**RECONSIDERATION AND GRIEVANCE PROCESS – For information on the PNC’s process for board action reconsideration, stakeholder grievance policy, or any other procedural matters related to this Council, please consult the PNC Bylaws. The Bylaws are available at our Board meetings and our website

**SERVICIOS DE TRADUCCION – Si requiere servicios de traducción, favor de avisar al Concejo Vecinal 3 días de trabajo (72 horas) antes del evento. Por favor contacte a NCSupport, al (818) 374-9898 o por correo electrónico para avisar al Concejo Vecinal.


Open House Events 2017


Community Invited to Celebrate and Learn about LA Sanitation Environmental Services!

LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2017)
— LA Sanitation will once again welcome members of the public to its six district sanitation yards in Sun Valley, Northridge, Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, San Pedro, and West Los Angeles in a series of weekend events beginning Saturday, April 29, 2017. Families and children of all ages are invited to attend these free Annual Open House Events.

LA Sanitation Open House dates, times and locations are as follows:
April 29, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

East Valley District Yard:  11050 Pendleton Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352


May 6, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Valley District Yard:  8840 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324


May 20, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

North Central District Yard:  452 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031


June 3, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

South Los Angeles District Yard: 786 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90023


June 10, 2017/ Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Harbor District Yard:  1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731


June 24, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Los Angeles District Yard:  2027 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025


Open Houses are fun community events that encourage public participation in protecting the environment by featuring facility tours, trash truck and equipment demonstrations, information booths, recycling games with prizes, giveaways and refreshments. The city’s recycling mascots, Mr. Recycle and Robo Blue will be on hand to engage and bring recycling to life for both children and adults.  Young visitors will also be given the opportunity to plant small vegetables.


Additionally, City Plants will provide FREE shade trees to residents who live in or own property in the City of Los Angeles.   Since the inventory of trees will be limited, they will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out.   Identification will be required to verify city residency.  There is a limit of one tree per property address.


In conjunction with the free tree giveaways, LA Sanitation will also distribute free mulch that is recycled from its green waste program.

Used tires will also be collected at each Open House.  However, a maximum of 9 tires per person per trip will be collected and only passenger and light truck tires will be accepted.  Tires from businesses and tires on rims will NOT be accepted.  This used tire collection is made possible by a CalRecycle Grant and tires will be processed for beneficial reuse.
Last year, over 6,700 residents visited LA Sanitation yards to learn about recycling programs and services.  Some 300 city employees volunteer their time at Sanitation Open Houses to ‘give back’ to the community
For information, call (800) 773-2489 or visit House Events 2017

VNNC General Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

General Board Meeting Agenda Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center 6262 Van Nuys Blvd.,

Van Nuys, CA 91401

  1. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Roll Call
  2. Treasurer’s Report and Approval of MERS – November, December 2016 & January, February, March 2017
  3. Reports from Public Officials/Departments/Community Agencies/Budget Advocate
  4. Workplace Violence/Harassment/Bullying Training – City Attorney’s Office
  5. Report from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
    • a. Continued discussion and possible action of Work Plan: Establishment of roles and responsibilities and tasks needed to accomplish
    • b. Discussion and possible action: Approval of Minutes – March 8, 2017 VNNC General Board Meeting
  6.  Reports from Outreach Committee Chair
    • a. Recognition of Community Leaders
    • b. Homelessness Update
  7. Discussion and possible action of concept to support movie night event in partnership with Councilmember Nury Martinez’s office and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in Van Nuys for August 2017
  8. Discussion and possible action of concept to support Van Nuys Community Block Party and Movie Night in partnership with Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s Office and Mid Valley Police Council
  9. General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items within the Board’s Jurisdiction (up to two minutes per speaker)
  10. Board Comments on Non-Agenda Items
  11. Adjournment

4.12.17 VNNC Agenda

LAFD Fire Service Day 2017 – Citywide Open House – May 13th

LAFD Fire Service Day 2017 – Citywide Open House

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM all Neighborhood Fire Stations in the City of Los Angeles will be expecting your visit during our annual open firehouse celebration.

Along with personal tours of Neighborhood Fire Stations, special displays are planned at locations across the City. Final preparations are also underway for pancake breakfast events at select fire stations. Those sites will be announced here soon!

For those unable to join us on a Saturday, some Neighborhood Fire Stations are scheduling public events for Sunday, May 14, 2017.

So please SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned for more information about this popular family event.

Homelessness Civic U Event

Homelessness Civic U

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be hosting a Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons Civic University on April 17, 22, and May 1st.  It will be a 3-day series diving into Mayor Garcetti’s agenda on ending homelessness and to hear updates of Measure H and Measure HHH. The 3 day series will be broken up into three sessions. Session 1 will be on Monday, April 17 at 6 pm. In this session, the Mayor’s office along with other speakers will be presenting on Mayor’s overall goals, outreach, supportive services/interim bridge housing, and housing models. There will be an update on Proposition HHH and maybe an update from the County on Proposition H. Session 2 will be on Saturday April 22 at 9 am and it will be a site visit. The Mayor’s office will organize a visit to a permanent supportive housing site and provide bus pick up for site visitation. The sites will be geographically close to your area for example West, Valley, Harbor/South LA, East/Central LA. We will let you know when the sites are finalized. The final session, Session 3 will be on May 1 at 6 pm and will be an overview and recap of Sessions 1 and 2. Topics to be covered during Session 3 include Mayor’s Welcome Home Project and next steps. You will have a chance to break out into your areas and discuss next action steps.

We highly recommend attending all 3 sessions to gain the full benefit of this Civic U on Homelessness. If you cannot attend a session, then please send a representative on behalf of your council.   Please feel free to invite your Homelessness Committee members or interested parties.

Meeting location for Session 1 and 3 are at: Ron Deaton Auditorium (LAPD Police Station) 100 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, 90012

Parking will be available at City Hall, P2 (Entrance off of Los Angeles St. between Temple St. and 1st Street.)

Session 2:  Location is TBD.

To RSVP, please go to this link:

VECC, ECOM & VPOD: Train-The-Trainers Training

VECC, ECOM & VPOD: Train-The-Trainers Training

A three(3) hour multiple platform training program

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 7:30am – 11:30am
Where: Volunteer Emergency Command Center (VECC)
19040 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335

This is a NO FEE For The Training (Register Here)

Trained Volunteer Preparedness
Learn systems, operations & procedures of the volunteer emergency command center (VECC) program and how it will be activated and operated by trained volunteer following a whole community emergency & disaster.

Emergency & Disaster Communications
Learn the benefit of being a HAM Radio Operator and how the VECC & Mobile ECOMM Trailer will connect with LAEMDEOC  and LAEPF BOC Emergency Communications in the LAEMD EOC.

Volunteer Point of Distribution (VPOD) Disaster Relief Services
Learn how VPODs will be opened and operational in the First Hours following a While Community Emergency & Disaster – With Disaste First Aid, Sheltering & Basic Commodity Beverage + Food Service.

Public Service Announcement – Should Video should be made Public After An Officer Involved Shooting?

The Los Angeles Police Commission Wants Your Input

If an LAPD officer shoots a civilian, should video of the incident be released to the public? If so, when? And who should make the decision?

The Los Angeles Police Commission wants your input.

Please go to to take an online questionnaire and help shape the LAPD’s policy on this important issue.

And please share the URL with your members and friends. The Police Commission wants to make sure it hears from all of the City’s many communities, and needs your help to get the word out.

The Commission is gathering public input with the help of the Policing Project at NYU Law, UCLA School of Law, and UCI Law. In addition to the questionnaire, there will be community forums in different parts of the city that you could attend to provide input in person.

April 20 Forum Flyer

Know Your Rights Event – Saturday, April 8 @ 10 am, Marvin Braude Constituents Service Center

The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, is presenting a “Know Your Rights” workshop to inform the community about your rights and to learn more about immigration laws, recent Federal Executive Orders, ICE process, and City and State sponsored resources for immigrants.

Saturday, April 8th 2017

10 am – 12 pm

Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys Ca 91401

RSVP Not required but encouraged. To RSVP call: 818-227-0497  or by visiting:

Know Your Rights SFVBA Revisions

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