Joint VNNC Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting – May 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

 Joint VNNC Planning and Land Use Committee

Meeting Agenda

May 17, 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)
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of allegiance
    • Committee roll call
  3. PRESENTATIONS:                                                                                                         (10 minutes)
    • I. None
  4. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:                                                                                       (5 minutes)
    • I. Review and adoption of minutes
  5. MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS:                                                                                              (2 hours)
    • I. Discussion and Possible Action. 14306 Oxnard Street, So Cal Collision Center. Conditional Use Permit. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth. Asking the board to reconsider their decision from last general board meeting. Case no#: ZA-2016-3146. (Antonio Peurtas/ SoCal Collision Center.) Supporting Documents: 14306 OXNARD NC EXHIBITS
    • II. Discussion only.6852 Tyrone Ave. Development for 6-unit Apartment Complex. Agent to the owner is requesting feedback from council for a development to convert a single family lot into a 6-unit apartment complex . Case no#: No case number (Ramon Baguio/ RBCAS inc. Design and Process.) 
    • III. Discussion and Possible Action .14558 Erwin Street, 27-unit Apartment Building, Density Bonus for a 27-unit apartment with 24 market rate units & 3 very low income units with on menu incentive for 35% increase in the FAR Case no#: DIR 2017-0094-DB-CDO. (Jacques Mashihi Architect/ West Pacifica Design-Construction Inc.) Supporting documents: MLU Application Planning Referral Form Photoboard Density Bonus Findings Arch Drawings
    • IV. Discussion and Possible Action. A Discussion to examine the board structure of the Van Nuys Planning and Land Use Committee and how it should be consist of board members.
  6. ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                     (5 minutes)

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VNNC Outreach Committee Meeting – May 16, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda

Tuesday May 16, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Van Nuys State Office Building

6150 Van Nuys Blvd,

Van Nuys, CA 91401


1. Call to Order

2. General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (Up to two minutes per speaker)

3. Discussion and Possible Action re: revamping of Outreach Committee website

4. Discussion and Possible Action re: May as Teacher Appreciation Day and nomination to honor one teacher and one student

5. Discussion and Possible Action re: Program development and funding for Saturday Night Lights program at Delano park

6. Discussion and Possible Action re: Developing Community Plant Give-a-Way program and budget to provide education and promote healthy eating in the community.

7. Discussion and Possible Action re: Developing VNNC Back to School supplies Give-a-Way program.

8. Discussion and Possible Action re: Committee structure and membership

9. Adjournment

5.16.17 Outreach Meeting Agenda

Draft of Janurary & April Minutes of VNNC General Board Meeting

Attached are minutes taken from the General Board Meeting on the months of January and April for tonight’s Board meeting which the board will vote on the approval of the minutes.

Draft january 2017 minutes general meeting

4.12.17 VNNC Minutes

Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May

Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May

Here’s How to Ride Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May

About a year ago, our city joined the ranks of places like London and New York and Chattanooga and got a bike share—you know, those docking stations downtown that are filled with bikes you can rent for short periods of time.

Monthly passes typically cost $20, BUT because it is (apparently?) “Bike Month,” Metro is offering them for free. Here’s how to get one: Sign up online and use the promo code BIKEMONTH17 at checkout. You can choose to have a new bike share TAP card mailed to you, or you can add it to a Metro TAP card you already have.

RELATED: Everything You Need to Know About L.A.’s New Bike Share

Now, here’s the important part. Just because the pass is free doesn’t mean you get unlimited access to the bikes. All trips for 30 minutes or less (between when you check out a bike and when you dock it at another station) won’t cost you anything, but trips longer than that will cost $1.75 per half hour.

Also, note that after your first free month, you’ll be charged $20 for every month thereafter unless you switch off auto-renewing. To do that, login to your account on the Metro Bike website, and uncheck the auto-renewing button in the bottom right corner of the page.

Thomas Harlander is a staff writer at Los Angeles magazine. You can follow him on Twitter andInstagram. He recently wrote: This Might Be the Best Argument for More Bike Lanes

Adopt a Fire Hydrant

Adopt a Fire Hydrant

In April, Canoga Park Neighborhood Council collaborated with Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s Office, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Home Depot, and Department of Water and Power, to hold the Adopt a Fire Hydrant – Become a Hero event.  Over 230 volunteers spent their Saturday morning painting over 250 fire hydrants, making them easier to spot in the event of an emergency.  This event brought the community together and provided individuals the opportunity to beautify and increase the safety of their neighborhood.

Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome

Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome

This Saturday, please join the LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development in kicking off National Travel & Tourism Week by showing that the City of Los Angeles does welcome all visitors from everywhere!   You may have seen the inspiring #EveryoneisWelcome video which is part of the global welcome initiative launched last week by our partners at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to promote LA as a welcoming destination.

We invite you to support the “Everyone is Welcome” initiative by volunteering to help create a large human welcome sign that celebrates the diversity and inclusivity that defines Los Angeles.  This event will take place on Saturday, May 6 near LAX at the Carl Nielsen Park, 9100 Jenny Avenue, Los Angeles.  Take part in sending a warm welcome to visitors around the world by volunteering for one of two shifts:   8:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 2:15pm.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy food, refreshments, giveaways and free parking!

To learn more and RSVP – click this link

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