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VNNC General Board Meeting – February 8, 2017

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC)

www.VNNC.org

General Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Conference Room 1A

Van Nuys, CA 91401

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America
  3. Reports from Public Officials/Departments/Community Agencies
  4. Executive Committee Updates
    • a. President’s Report
    • b. Vice President’s Report
    • c. Secretary’s Report
      • i. Discussion and Possible Action – Approval of the Minutes for January
    • d. Treasurer’s Report
      • i. Discussion and Possible Action – Approval of MER for January
  5. Report from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment re: EE Status and Work Plan
    • a. Presentation by DONE “How to Run a Meeting Training”
    • b. Discussion, Review and Possible Action re: VNNC board vacancies and appointments
    • c. Discussion, Review and Possible Action re: VNNC committees roles and responsibilities
    • d. Discussion, Review and Possible Action re: VNNC current status of bylaw and amendments
    • e. Discussion, Review and Possible Action re: VNNC purchased items and inventory
  6. New Business:
    • Discussion and Possible Action a. Motion: Purchase of one (1) large digital timer w/ remote control not to exceed $450
  7. Board Comments on Non-Agenda Items
  8. General Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items
  9. Adjournment

020817 VNNC Board Agenda

VNNC Executive Meeting – January 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

January 30, 2017 (Monday 6:30- 7:45 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, 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. Officer Reports 
    • A. President’s Report – Jeff Lynn
    • B. Vice-President’s Report – Jason Ackerman
      • I. Status of Committee Membership and Activity As Follow up to the Motion approved as Item 3-B-I from the 12-14-2016 VNNC General Board meeting:  MOTION: The Chairs of all VNNC Committees must submit written lists of all current Members of their respective committees to the Secretary, President and Vice-President of the VNNC by December 31, 2016 and hold Brown Act Compliant meetings no later than January 31, 2017. Failure to comply will result in the removal of said committee chair(s) pending approval of the General Board at the February 2017 Meeting. 
        • The below table has been compiled to indicate which committee chairs have complied with both parts of the above motion. (*indicates a meeting is scheduled for but has not been held at the this table was being compiled on Jan. 27, 2017)
        • Discussion to be held about what course of action to take for committee chairs that complied with the mandate to submit rosters but have not held and/or scheduled Brown Act Compliant Meetings by the 1/31 /2017 Deadline Motion to be crafted following discussion
      • II. – Motion: To Remove John Camera as Chair of the Sustainability, Transportation & Public Spaces Committee for failure to comply with both parts of the mandate.

        Committee Name

        Chair(s)

        Roster By Dec 31, 2016?

        Brown Act Meeting By Jan 31, 2017?

        Executive Committee

        Jeff Lynn

        YES

        YES

        Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)

        Quirino De Le Cuesta & Steve Friedmann

        YES

        YES

        Budget and Finance

        Veronica Marin

        YES

        YES

        Outreach and Communications

        Maria Skelton

        YES

        YES

        Government Relations, Rules & Bylaws

        Paul Anand

        YES

        NO

        Education Committee

        Stacey Raines

        YES

        NO

        Public Health and Safety

        Josef Lazarovitz & Howard Benjamin

        YES

        NO

        Sustainability, Transportation & Public Spaces

        John Camera

        NO

        NO

        Legislative Information Committee [LIC]

        Richard Hopp

        YES

        YES

        Special Committee On Policy Education [SCOPE]

        George Christopher Thomas

        YES

        YES

    • C. Secretary’s Report – Jeremy Pessoa
      • I. Status of April 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • II. Status of October 2016 minutes VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • III. Status of November 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • IV. Status of December 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • V. Status of January 2017 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
    • D. Treasurer’s Report – Stacey Raines, Howard Benjamin or Veronica Marin
      • I. Status of funds, outstanding payments and MERs
  6. Old Business:
    • I. The VNNC to pay the $999.00 it committed to paying for the 2016 Senior Symposium during the prior fiscal year (2015-2016) but has yet to pay for. The VNNC to pay an additional $750.00 for participation the May 20, 2017 Senior Symposium hosted by OneGeneration (NTE $2,000).
  7. New Business:
    • B. Executive Committee
      • I. The VNNC to permit Samantha Stevens from the “Yes On Proposition M/ No on Proposition N” campaign to present atthe February 8, 2017 meeting (time to be set at this Executive Committee Meeting)
      • II. The VNNC to Thank Jacob Lynn, Paul Anand and Jeremy Pessoa for their service on the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
      • III. The VNNC Executive Board to appoint an Interim Secretary to serve at the March and April 2017 General Board Meetings (pending approval by the General Board at the start of the March 2017 meeting) until a new Secretary is Elected with the rest of the Executive Officers at the April 2017 VNNC General Board Meeting, all duties normally prescribed to the Secretary to be divided between the Interim Secretary, The President and the Vice-President.
      • IV. The VNNC to begin accepting and reviewing Applications for empty VNNC Board Member Seats
      • V. The Van Nuys to purchase a large format Four (4) Digit Digital Timer with a remote control (NTE $450). The VNNC believes such equipment will help to increase fairness in tracking of public comment time during meeting of its Committees and of the General Board.
    • C. Planning and Land Use Management
      • I. 14306 Oxnard Street, So Cal Collision Center. Zone Variance. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth. Asking the board to reconsider their decision from previous general board meeting last year. Case no#: ZA-2016-3146. (Antonio Peurtas/ SoCal Collision Center.)
    • D. Budget and Finance Committee
      • I. The VNNC will provide funding for New Economics for Women for their outgoing services to the Van Nuys Community. (NTE2,500.00)
      • II. The Budget and Finance Committee to move its regular meeting to the first Wednesday of the Month
  8. Consent Calendar (all items in this section are non-funding items and were approved unanimously by the members of the committee they originated in. Items on the consent calendar may be pulled for discussion by board member comment or public comment card; all items not pulled from the consent calendar may be voted on at the same time by the General Board.
    • A. SCOPE
      • I. The SCOPE Committee to come up with a formal plan to implement and execute the recommendations of the UCLA Graduate students that analyzed the census data of Van Nuys.
      • II. The SCOPE Committee to work with State Senator Bob Hertzberg’s Office to create a way to give the Neighborhood Council system of Los Angeles Legislative Authorities.
      • III. The SCOPE Committee to formally seek out and find ways to work with all legislative and political offices within the jurisdictional boundaries of Van Nuys. Furthermore, the SCOPE Committee to recommend a partnership with these offices at least once every calendar year. Details to follow.
      • IV. The SCOPE Committee to undertake the formal process of remodeling the pergola in front of the LAPD station. The SCOPE Committee to design office space for the VNNC, as well as a replica of the White House Cabinet Room and Oval Office which would be life size and be used as a museum of sorts.
      • V. The SCOPE Committee to seek out and work with other Neighborhood Councils to address regional concerns of the San Fernando Valley, including transportation issues and after school programs.
  9. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction) for stakeholders who did not speak under Item 4 (any comment under Item 4 counts regardless of time taken)
  10. Adjournment (7:45pm)

January 2017 VNNC Executive Mtg

VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton with Bob Hertzberg

Had a bless day at the MLK breakfast. It’s always great to see State Senator Robert Hertzberg at the event. He always take the time to embrace the people and listen to their opinions.

I’m holding a custom made shoe by Mr. Custom.

VNNC Outreach Committee Meeting – Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

VNNC Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda

January 26, 2017 (Thursday 7:00- 8:00 pm)

6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

at the Auditorium

  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, Cell Phones, 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. Puppetry Classes- A four (4) to six (6) week class to teach the youth how to make puppets
    • B. Design Classes – A four (4) to six (6) week class to teach the youth how to design on clothes.
    • C. Homeless Event in the Valley
  7. Public Comments
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjourn

2017-1-26-VNNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Homeless Count in Van Nuys – Tomorrow!

This is regarding the Van Nuys Homeless Count taking place tomorrow, January 24th, at 8:00 PM. I am a Co-Deployment Site Coordinator and I am conducting some final volunteer recruitment efforts to gather 85 volunteers needed to count the number of homeless individuals within the Van Nuys area; as I type this e-mail, we have 24 volunteer RSVPs. We ask for your kind support. Can you please help break last year’s volunteer record and inspire others to join? Can you please forward a message to your community network about the Van Nuys Homeless Count? The Van Nuys Deployment Site is located at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center Inc: Cornerstone, at 14660 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA 91411-3119. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:00 PM, Tuesday night. I am providing a link to the Van Nuys Deployment Site website: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/14660oxnardst Volunteers can register via the following link: theycountwillyou.org. I am also providing a link to a training video that helps answer homeless count volunteer related questions: https://youtu.be/C8EtAJs4XL8 We appreciate your support. Thank you,

Angel Quintanilla

Housing Specialist /

Navigation Team Member

LAC DMH SA II Administration:

Adult Programs

Please come and volunteer this worthy event to take account on many homeless in Van Nuys. It’s important to to count how many do live on the streets and provide information in fighting homelessness.

VNNC PLUM Committee Meeting – January 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

VNNC PLUM Committee Meeting Agenda

January 17, 2017 (Tuesday 6:30- 8:30 pm)

Van Nuys Constituents Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 2b on the Second Floor

Van Nuys, CA 91401

  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, cell phones, 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. 14306 Oxnard Street, So Cal Collision Center. Zone Variance. 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.)
  6. New Business:
    • A. None
  7. Public Comments
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjourn

2017-01-17-VNNC PLUM Committee Meeting

Cárdenas Hosts District Office Open House – Saturday, January 14, 2016, From 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Office of Congressman Tony Cárdenas

California’s 29th District – the San Fernando Valley 

MEDIA ADVISORY

January 12, 2017
Francesca Amodeo

Francesca.Amodeo@mail.house.gov

(202)225-6131

CÁRDENAS HOSTS DISTRICT OFFICE OPEN HOUSE

Rep. Becerra will attend & officiate District Swearing-in

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will host an Open House this Saturday to celebrate the opening of his new district office. The Open House will be an opportunity for constituents to meet with the Congressman and to learn about the services his office can provide. Additionally, U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra will attend the Open House to officiate Rep. Cárdenas’ District Swearing-in. The Open House will also feature free food and live music. The event is free and open to the public and press. Constituents may RSVP at RSVP.Cardenas@mail.house.gov.

WHO:            

U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas

With Special Guests:

U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra

Senator Bob Hertzberg

LAUSD Board-member Monica Ratliff

WHAT:

New District Office Open House

Featuring performances by:

Mariachi Haddon

Ballet Folkorico Joyas Divinas Del Valle

Communities in School- Youth DJ Academy

and light refreshments by local small business Buon Gusto Ristorante

WHEN:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT

 WHERE:

Office of U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas

9612 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 201

Panorama City, CA 91402

RSVP:  Media: please email Francesca.Amodeo@mail.house.gov to RSVP for the Open House.

Please note: Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. Street parking will also be available.

LA Animal Services and Neighborhood Council Animal Services Liaison Meeting – January 9, 2017

animalservices

LA Animal Services and Neighborhood Council Animal Services Liaison Meeting

The City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services invites you to attend the launch meeting for the Neighborhood Council Animal Services Liaisons. During the first meeting the Department will give an update on the strategic planning process and goals for 2017, establish communication channels and find out how you want to help.

The Department will also discuss details for future meetings and ask for input for upcoming topics to discuss. The meeting will take place next Monday, January 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ramona Hall Community Center: 4580 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065. 

We look forward to meeting you.

VNNC General Board Meeting – January 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

VNNC General Meeting Agenda

January 11, 2017 (Wednesday 7-10pm)

Van Nuys Constituents Center Conference Room

6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Conference Room 1A

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, Cell Phones, 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. Vice President’s Report — Jason Ackerman
  6. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  7. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  8. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  9. Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement Report on the progress of Mayor Garcetti’s “Back to Basics” agenda and collaborative opportunities moving forward. (Brian Gavidia, 10 minutes).
  10. Old Business
    • A. Discussion from the Chair regarding the petition to recall Board Member Jeanette Hopp and the City Attorney’s Opinion with regard to the same.
  11. New Business:
    • A. VNNC to vote to appoint Jason Ackerman and Marcela Rodriguez as official designees to attend Civic University 1.0 in January of 2017.
    • B. VNNC to vote to appoint Howard Benjamin the official liaison to Film LA.
    • C. VNNC to vote to appoint Marcela Rodriguez the official VNNC liaison to the Mayor’s Office with regard to all issues pertaining to homeless individuals in the VNNC jurisdictional area.
    • D.VNNC to discuss and vote on DWP Ratepayer’s Bill of Rights and whether to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) with regard to the same.
    • E. VNNC to discuss and vote on whether to authorize and fund the Legislative Information Committee (LIC) to apply for State Bar Certification to offer Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program credit required of California attorneys. Initial classes to be offered at no cost, changed or discontinued at the discretion on the VNNC. (NTE $75). Supporting Docs.: Motion
  12. Public Comments
  13. Announcements
  14. Adjourn

2017 January General Meeting

Special Committee On Policy & Education (SCOPE) – January 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Please join me this coming Tuesday for our first SCOPE Committee meeting.

We are looking to redesign the pergola area, as well as work with State Senator Hertzberg’s Office to give Neighborhood Councils legislative authority.

We will be at the Van Nuys Library from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  Please enter and exit through the front door, as the back door needs to remain closed for security reasons.

Cheers, see you Tuesday evening.

-George Christopher Thomas, Chairman of the SCOPE Committee

www.vnnc.org

Special Committee On Policy & Education (SCOPE)

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

January 10th, 2017 (Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30pm)

6250 Sylmar Avenue. — Van Nuys, CA 91401

Van Nuys Public Library

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chairman of the SCOPE Committee
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the SCOPE Committee’s Jurisdiction.) *Speaker Cards: 2 minutes, 1 Public Comment Time. (This includes speaker cards on any and all agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per Stakeholders and Councilmembers alike)
  5. New Business
    • a. The SCOPE Committee to come up with a formal plan to implement and execute the recommendations of the UCLA Graduate students that analyzed the census data of Van Nuys.
    • b. The SCOPE Committee to work with State Senator Bob Hertzberg’s office to create a way to give the Neighborhood Council system of Los Angeles Legislative Authorities.
    • c. The SCOPE Committee to formally seek out and find ways to work with all legislative and political offices within the jurisdictional boundaries of Van Nuys. Furthermore, the SCOPE Committee to recommend a partnership with these offices at least once every calendar year. Details to follow.
    • d. The SCOPE Committee to undertake the formal process of remodeling the pergola in front of the LAPD station. The SCOPE Committee to design office space for the VNNC, as well as a replica of the White House Cabinet Room and Oval Office which would be life size and be used as a museum of sorts.
    • e. The SCOPE Committee to seek out and work with other Neighborhood Councils to address regional concerns of the San Fernando Valley, including transportation issues and after school programs.
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

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