RecycLetter – 1st Quarter 2016

RecycLetter – 1st Quarter 2016

Good Afternoon,

Please see the attached for the latest RecycLetter, the City Facilities Recycling Program (CFRP) quarterly newsletter.

The 1st Quarter 2016 Edition includes:

– Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy
– Rethinking produce through clever recipes
– Chance to win a recycled content prize

Please send comments, questions, and suggestions to San.CFRP@lacity.org.

Thank you for recycling!

A Vision of Health: No Cost Mammography Screenings

A Vision of Health: No Cost Mammography Screenings

SoroFest 2016 Community Festival brings you…

A Vision of Health: NO COST Mammography Screenings!

(No Cost for those who qualify. Most insurance also accepted, no HMO)

*Make sure to bring your medical insurance card with you*

Don’t miss your chance to get screened on Los Angeles’ first digital mammography coach!

Sunday, June 5th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2613 South Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Call (877) 4AN-EXAM or visit www.mammo123.com for eligibility and to schedule your appointment

**Walk-ins are welcomed**

See the attached flyers in English and Spanish for more details.

SoroFest 2016

SoroFest 2016

Street Festival June 5th, 2016
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Robertson Blvd.
Between Cattaraugus and Cadillac
Los Angeles, Califonia 90034

Free Admission!

Free Shade Tree Adoptions, Free Compost

Neighborhood Council Elections

Food, games, children’s activities, entertainment
Health Fair Pavilion, Emergency Preparedness Expo

ALL WELCOMED!

More information: www.soronc.org

RSVP for National Day of Civic Hacking

RSVP for National Day of Civic Hacking

National Day of Civic Hacking, June 4th

You’re invited to the biggest civic tech hackathon of the year. Join thousands of government staff, developers, designers, and activists gathering in more than 50 communities around the country.

Anyone can participate. You don’t have to be an expert in technology; you just have to care about your community.

To celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking, federal agencies put together challenges to hack on. Check them out >

Can’t make it to an event? Follow #hackforchange for news updates.

See you on June 4th!

VNNC Government Relations/Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting – May 29, 2016 @ 2:00pm

VNNC Government Relations/Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting Agenda

May 29, 2016 (Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 pm)

MacLeod Ale Brewing Company 14741 Calvert Street — Van Nuys, CA 91411

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call) (Members: Paul Anand (chair), Jason Ackerman, Jacob Lynn, Howard Benjamin, Richard Hopp (Stakeholder)
  3. Comments from the Chair (Parliamentarian) of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Old Business:
    • A. None
  6. New Business:
    • A) The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Bylaws Committee to review the Standing Rules of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council and reconstruct them as needed.
    • B) The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Bylaws Committee to review and propose revisions to “Article VI – OFFICERS” of July 2012 Version (http://vnnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/VNNC-Bylaws-2012.pdf) and Article V – OFFICERS of the 2015 Version
      • I) Section 1: Officers of the Board
      • II) Section 2: Duties and Powers
      • III) Section 3: Selection of Officers
      • IV) Section 4: Officer Terms
    • C) The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Bylaws Committee to review and propose revisions to Article V Section 6: Vacancies: Subsection Two (2)
      • “If the vacancy occurs within sixty- (60) days of a regularly scheduled election, the Board will take no action to fill the vacancy and the vacancy will be filled at the next regularly scheduled election” 
      • Proposed change: To replace words ‘of a’ to ‘prior to a’ so that the sentence reads:
        • “If the vacancy occurs within sixty- (60) days prior to a regularly scheduled election, the Board will take no action to fill the vacancy and the vacancy will be filled at the next regularly scheduled election”
        • MOTION: to amend the VNNC Bylaws Article V Section 6: Vacancies: Subsection Two (2) replacing words of a with ‘prior to a’ so that the sentence reads: “If the vacancy occurs within sixty- (60) days prior to a regularly scheduled election, the Board will take no action to fill the vacancy and the vacancy will be filled at the next regularly scheduled election”
    • D) The VNNC to Submit Community Impact Statements (CIS) in support of the following Council Files:7. 8. 9.:
      • I. CF 15-0524 “(Wesson-O’Farrell) Plan for a Citywide System of Neighborhood Councils”
        • a. Motion to allow Neighborhood Council Board Members at least five (5) minutes of public comment when speaking to Los Angeles City Council on an item for which the neighborhood council has filed a CIS.
      • II. CF 15-0389 “(Wesson Krekorian) Neighborhood Councils Representatives / Addressing City Council, Commissions or Boards / Sufficient Presenting Time”
        • a. The City Attorney, with the assistance of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and in consultation with interested Neighborhood Councils, be requested to report with options, including possible amendment to the Council Rules, allowing for official representatives of Neighborhood Councils or Neighborhood Council Alliances to address the City Council, its committees, City commissions, and boards with sufficient time to present the official view of their Neighborhood Council Boards or Alliances.
      • III. CF 15-0276 / 15-1138-S1 “(Bonin/Wesson-O’Farrell/Price) “Refurbished Decommissioned Buses / Mobile/Portable Shower Facilities / Homeless”
        • a. “the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) with the assistance of the Housing Department be requested to report on the feasibility of establishing a program of refurbished decommissioned buses to serve as mobile/ portable shower facilities for the homeless”
        • b. MOTION: The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council supports efforts to provide the homeless with resources for maintaining their personal hygiene by establishing a program of refurbished decommissioned buses to serve as mobile / portable shower facilities for the homeless
  7. Public Comments
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjourn

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Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Executive Board Meeting – May 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

May 31, 2016 (Tuesday, 6:30- 8:00 pm) Correction in dates to honor Memorial Day

Van Nuys Public Library

6250 Sylmar Ave in the Conference Room

Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Old Business:
    • A. None
  6. New Business:
    • A. The VNNC to arrange for a retreat involving all VNNC Board members. The VNNC to request that DONE also participate in the retreat and offer some relevant form of training. The retreat will hopefully give Board members a chance to get to know one another better, as well as to get to know our counterparts at DONE better.
    • B. The VNNC to arrange for a clean-up day adjacent to the Chit Chat Restaurant on Van Nuys Boulevard. The VNNC to coordinate with the Council office re same, as well as any other difficulties Chit Chat may be having related to maintenance and clean-up of adjacent property. Successful implementation will assist in the beautification of Van Nuys Boulevard.
    • C. The VNNC to purchase a cowbell for use at the general meeting. The cowbell would be used to indicate that a given speaker’s time has expired. This will serve to expedite the general meeting and make same more efficient.
    • D. The VNNC to purchase a new lock for the VNNC storage locker. It is the sense of the VNNC that too many people know the combination to the existing lock, thereby creating a security issue. Purchase of a new lock will therefore serve to safeguard and secure all VNNC property.
    • E. The VNNC to purchase a flagpole for the Marilyn Monroe Post Office on Van Nuys Boulevard. Such Post Office currently does not have a flagpole. Purchase of the flagpole would allow the Post Office to proudly fly the flag, thereby increasing community morale and making the Post Office more visible to community members.
    • F. The VNNC to propose that the Catherine Avenue traffic circle be renamed the Penny Meyer traffic circle. The VNNC believes that such name change is appropriate in recognition of Penny Meyer’s long service to the community. The VNNC further believes that such re-naming would make the traffic circle more visible and a focal point in the community.
    • G. The VNNC to propose that street lights be installed on Sylvan Street between Tyrone and Hazeltine in Van Nuys. There are presently no such lights on that section of Sylvan Street. The VNNC believes that installation of such lights would be in the best interest of the community, would deter crime and would improve safety for local residents.
    • H. The VNNC to officially vote on the five representatives authorized by the VNNC to prepare and submit Community Impact Statements. This is required by DONE. The VNNC also believes that having five such representatives will expedite and streamline the submission of Community Impact Statements.
    • I. The VNNC to purchase three laptops for use by the VNNC President, Vice President and Secretary. Such laptops would only be used for authorized VNNC business. Such laptops would become the property of the VNNC in perpetuity for use by future Presidents, Vice Presidents and Secretaries.
    • J. The VNNC to announce that there are presently two (2) openings on the Board for non-profit representatives. Said openings would be filled pursuant to whatever procedure is recommended by the Bylaw Committee at its next meeting and then approved by the full Board. Election of the two (2) new Board members would not take place unless and until such recommendation and approval have been completed.
    • K. The VNNC to require all Committee Chairman to hold monthly meetings with their respective Committees. Reports to be rendered monthly by the Committee Chairman at the next general Board meeting. The VNNC believes that this would give a meaningful role to the various Committees, and expedite the general Board meetings.
    • L. The VNNC to vote on whether to hire a transcription service to transcribe the minutes of the monthly general meeting. Such service would be as automated as possible, allowing the minutes to be posted on the VNNC website and otherwise as rapidly as possible. The VNNC believes that this would expedite the general meeting and otherwise eliminate much needlessly wasted time and effort.
  1. Public Comments
  2. Announcements
  3. Adjourn

2016-05-30-VNNC Executive Meeting

VNNC Legislative Information Committee – May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Legislative Information Committee

PO Box 3118, Van Nuys, California 91407

www.VNNC.org

Regular Meeting: Los Angeles Police Department, 6240 Sylmar Avenue, CA 91401 – Community Room/Main Lobby Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Time: 10:00AM to 11:15AM

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  3. COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTING BY COMMISSIONBrief announcements by Commissioners and brief reports regarding activities.
  4. ORAL COMMUNICATIONLegislative Advisory Committee to provide and forward findings, not conclusions, within the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council’s interest on legislation and legislative intent that is not on the agenda. A speaker card must be completed and presented to any committee member.
  5. COMMISSION RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS
    The Commission cannot act on items raised during public comment, but may briefly respond tostatement made or questions posed, request clarification, or refer the item to staff.
  6. NEW ITEMS OF BUSINESSa. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Website Committee
    b. Formulation and setting an agenda, committee referrals, motions, and resolutions c. Placement of trash cans on Van Nuys Boulevard
  7. INTRODUCTION OF AGENDA TIMES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
  8. ANNOUNCEMENTS
  9. ADJOURNMENT

Agenda May 28, 2016

2nd Annual Art Walk 6/4/16 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Art Walk Flyer 2016Please join us as Adrin Narzarian provide local students an opportunity to display their work, receive encouragement and support from the community as we foster their creative talent! Come ready to view beautiful art pieces and listen to talented local high school jazz bands perform.

This year the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be at the Art Walk providing an artmaking workshop and signing children up the Next Gen membership. Come join us and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to visit the museum for free!

When: June 4, 2016

10am-1pm 

Where: State Building

6150 Van Nuys Blvd

Van Nuys CA 91401

Our office would appreciate it if you could forward the attached flyers to your contacts and anyone you may know who would be interested in seeing amazing talent and listening to some great jazz music from our local students! All are welcome to attend and take advantage of this great opportunity to support the youth!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to RSVP. Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word.

I look forward to seeing you on June 4th!

 

Warmest regards,

Angie Aramayo

Field Representative

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

46th District

Art Walk Flyer 2016 Art Walk Flyer Spanish 2016

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