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VNNC Joint Board and Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting – September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Joint Board and VNNC Planning and Land Use Committee

Meeting Agenda

September 20, 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)
    1. Call to order
    2. Pledge of allegiance
    3. Committee roll call
  3. PRESENTATIONS:(10 minutes)None
  4. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:  (5 minutes)Review and adoption of minutes
  5. MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS: (2.5 hours)
    • A. Discussion and Possible Action. The Van Nuys Planning and Land Committee will consider to elect Ms. Heather Lee to be an official board member to the Planning and Land Use Committee.
    • B. Discussion and Possible Action. The Van Nuys Planning and Land Committee will consider to elect Ms. Ayndrea Wilson to be an official board member to the Planning and Land Use Committee.
    • C. Discussion and Possible Action. 14950 Vose Street. 3 Single Family dwellings. Existing SFD to be demolish for creation of three single family dwellings. Requesting a preliminary parcel map for 3 single Family dwellings. Case no#: not available. (Steve Zazemi/ DHS & Associates, Inc..) 2017_09_06_15_03_02
    • D. Discussion and Possible Action. 14019 Vanowen Street, 8 unit Apartment. Case no#. not available (Ken Stockton/ Ken Stockton Architects.2017_09_06_15_04_53
    • E. Discussion and Possible Action. 7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd., Cali Viejo Restaurant, Conditional Use Beverage for the sale of Alcohol. Change of use and hours of operation. Requesting to extend the hours of operation and allow live entertainment with dancing in conjunction with an existing restaurant beer and wine on-site consumption with 144 seats in a 3057 SF building. Case no#: ZA-2017-3318- CUB (Alicia Mendosa/ Avanty Services) arch_drawings-7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd Findings-7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd MLU-7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd Pre-application-7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd Notice of Exemption-7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd_2Photo_Board-7361-7363 Van Nuys Blvd
    • F. Discussion. East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor., Proposed mass transit of 4 alternative options along Van Nuys Blvd., The committee will discuss the recent release of Metro’s report for East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor. (PLUM Committee Board member Jerry Martin) Link
    • G. Discussion and Possible Action. Metro Bus service within Van Nuys area. The discussion will be on the service routes of LADOT DASH service, Metro Bus service and other transit service within the Van Nuys jurisdiction and other Metro issues like parking and related issues to transit. (PLUM Committee Board member Jerry Martin).
    • H. Discussion. Committee will discuss MTA and the city’s use of eminent domain and its effects from it in regards to the community and business. (Brad Balduff/ Atwater Village Neighbor Council)
  6. ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)

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Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Review of Kitroom and Cadet Program Procedures


In June 2017, LAPD officers arrested three Department cadets for theft of three Department vehicles.  As a result of that incident, the Board of Police Commissioners directed the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to conduct a review of both the Department’s kitroom and Cadet Program procedures, and to report results in a timely manner.

To conduct the review, the OIG visited 23 LAPD divisions to contact kitroom personnel and Youth Service Officers.  This report contains anecdotal information obtained from those reviews.  The OIG also met with or corresponded with staff officers from both the Office of Operations (OO) and the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy (OCPP).

The OIG identified several issues regarding the issuing and controlling of kitroom equipment.  The OIG met with OO, who also independently identified essentially the same issues.  The OIG made three recommendations regarding kitroom procedures, and the OIG is involved with an OO working group tasked with continued improvement of kitroom operations.

The OIG also identified multiple issues with the Cadet Program, and in correspondence, learned that OCPP independently identified most of the same issues.  The OIG made 13 recommendations regarding the Cadet Program, also contained in this report.

The attached report was considered and approved at this morning’s regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners.

Thank you for your interest in the Office of the Inspector General.


Julie Buchwald, Community Relations Coordinator, OIG

VNNC General Board Meeting – September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

General Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 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. Reports from Public Officials/Departments/Community Agencies (15 minutes)
  3. General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items within the Board’s Jurisdiction (up to two minutes per speaker)
  4. Executive Officers Report
    1. President’s Report (5 minutes)
    2. Vice President’s Report (5 minutes)
    3. Secretary’s Report – Approval of the minutes from August 9, 2017 VNNC Board Meeting (2 minutes)
    4. Treasurer’s Report – Approval of July and/or August Monthly Expenditure Report (2 minutes) Item 4D
  5. Neighborhood Council Conduct and Liability Training – Presented by Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office (60 minutes)
  6. Consent Calendar (5 minutes)

a. Planning and Land Use Management Committee

  1. Discussion and Possible Action. 7002-7004 Van Nuys Blvd. Mixed UseDevelopment, Vesting Zoning Change. Requesting to allow a zoning change from [T][Q] C2-1L to RAS4-1L to permit a new construction for a 170-unit mixed used development. Case no#: CPC- 2017-0737. (Zachary Andrews/ three6ixty.) Supporting Documents: 7004 Van Nuys Final Plans 7004 Van Nuys MLU 7004 Van Nuys SPR 7004 Van Nuys Findings_vF 7004 Van Nuys EAF
  2. Discussion and Possible Action. 6001 Van Nuys Blvd, Auto Dealership, Conditional Use Permit. (Correction) Seek to demolish approximately 48,530 sq. ft. of an existing building complex and associated improvements for the construction, use, and maintenance of an auto dealership. Case no#: ZA-2017-2278-CU-WDI (Brad Rosenheim/ Brad Rosenheim and Associates Inc.) Supporting Docs.: Vicinity Map – Keyes Honda VN – 1-11-2017 DCP Application – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Final EAF – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Final Photo Exhibit – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Plans – Keyes Honda VN – 6-1-2017 Attachment A – Background Info – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Final Attachment D – WDI Findings – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Final Attachment C – CUP Findings – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Final Attachment B – Entitlement Requests – Keyes Honda VN – 6-8-2017 Final
  3. Discussion and Possible Action. 6367 Van Nuys Blvd, Tenant Improvement/ CDO Design Review, Requesting to allow a new design of the front facade of an existing retail unit under the Community Design District Overlay Zone (CDO) for Van Nuys Blvd. Case no#: DIR-2017- 3075-CDO. (Rueben E. Jacobs) Supporting docs.: COLOR-A-Van Nuys-A3.0-Facade Info-Site Photos

b. Budget and Finance Committee
i. To approve NPG for Operation Blankets of Love for their humane Item 6bi

Education Learning Program (HELP). Eileen and her certified therapy dog Ginger teaches nursery to high school-aged youth. Amount NTE $600.00

  1. Discussion and possible action to approve the Self-Assessment report for the VNNC in order to complete the Budget Packet 2017-2018. package (20 minutes)
  2. Discussion and possible action for the VNNC to file a CIS in support of CF17-0002-S98 in support of SB 349 (Lara) / “Chronic Dialysis Clinics” to enhance patient safety and standards of care. The VNNC President to fill out the Template Letter of Support for SB 349 [Attachment A] and send it to the offices of Assemblymembers Matt Dababneh and Adrin Nazarian. (15 minutes) Item 8 – 17-0002-s98
  3. Discussion and possible action to approve GoDaddy annual web hosting service “GoCentral Website Builder Business Plan” as an Annual recurring charge for VNNC website NTE $179.88 (5 minutes) Item 9
  4. Discussion and possible action to approve reimbursement for Quirino de la Cuesta for expenses/copies made for VNNC Board and PLUM Committee business for the amount of $149.41. The item was approved on June 14, 2017 Board meeting for budget year 2016-2017 because of funding timetable difference, this item needs to be approved in the current budget year 2017-2018 (5 minutes) Item 10
  5. Board Comments on Non-Agenda Items (10 minutes)
  6. Adjournment

9.13.17 VNNC Agenda