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VNNC Joint Board Executive Committee Meeting – October 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

VAN NUYS Neighborhood Council

Joint Board Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

October 2, 2017 (Monday 6:30- 8:30 pm)

Marvin Braude Constituent Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Executive Officer and Committee Chair Reports
    • A. President’s Report- Jeffrey Lynn
      • 1) Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *)
    • B. Secretary’s Report — Jeanette Hopp
      • 1) Approval of the Minutes of all missing VNNC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes not approved from April 2016-November 2016
    • C. Treasurer’s Report — Veronica Marin and/or Jeanette Hopp (Second Signer)
      • 1) Approve Treasurer’s Report
    • D. Vice-President’s Report – Jason Ackerman
    • E. Reports From Committee Chairs regarding Items NOT on the Agenda
  4. New Business of the Executive Committee
    • A. Exhaustive Efforts Update 1) Discussion of timing and mechanics of election of VNNC executive officers as well as their duties. 2) Discussion and possible action of updating the VNNC By-Laws
    • B. Other Items of New Business
      • 1) The VNNC to Discuss and take possible action on the East Valley Rapid Transit Corridor so as to meet the comment period closing October 30, 2017 (https://www.metro.net/projects/east-sfv/ ) Motion: The VNNC to submit the following as a formal letter to Metro Regarding the East Valley Rapid Transit Project:
        • a. The VNNC Strongly Supports “Alternative 4” (High Floor Light Rail Train with 14 Stops), as it will be of maximum long-term benefit to Van Nuys and its neighboring communities along Van Nuys Blvd. The VNNC has been carefully vnnc.org studying other Light Rail Projects both completed, and in the process of completion in Los Angeles County and in Southern California and strongly recommends the following be studied.
          • i. That the route be Grade-Separated (above and/or below the surface of the street) for no less than 50% of its length (like the Crenshaw Line) and that above-grade sections be built with the smallest structural footprint possible, so as to preserve the maximum amount of space for ground-based mobility and minimize the negative impacts of having trains and cars sharing the same space.
          • ii. The Platforms should be built to accommodate 6-Car Trains. The Expo Line has shown the perils of thinking too small and we see the eventual SFV to LAX Line Carrying Red-Line Levels of riders once phases 2 and 3 are completed. iii. (c) Make sure that the “Sepulveda Pass” project is of the same Technology as the East Valley Rapid Transit Corridor so as to allow single seat rides between the SFV and the Westside and eventually LAX.
        • b. The VNNC Understands that if Rail is chosen a Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) will need to be built and :
          • i. The VNNC strongly Opposes MSF Option A (straddling the Orange Line between Kester Avenue and Vesper Avenue). This is a thriving Industrial and artisanal area that if chosen would displace dozens of small businesses and hundreds of workers that add tremendous value to the area and the community.
          • ii. The VNNC strongly suggests Metro pursue MSF Option B (south of the Metrolink tracks on the west side of Van Nuys Boulevard) or Option C (north of the Metrolink tracks on the west side of Van Nuys Boulevard) either site would benefit Metro as it would be roughly in the center of the route for Phase 1which minimizes the distance cars would have to travel to the southern or northern terminus.
          • iii. The VNNC also recommends that Metro consider acquiring 7600 Tyrone Ave from LADWP, which is and has for years been vacant and would be a far more suitable third option than ‘Option A.’
      • 2) Discussion of Election to fill Youth Seat vacated by Austin Noll.
  5. Items of New Business that Have Been Heard in Committees; Determination of eligibility of items for the Consent Calendar
    • A. Planning and Land Use Management
      • 1) Discussion of possible presentation by new PLUM Committee Member Heather Lee
    • B. Outreach Committee
      • 1) October Anti-Bullying Month Event, NTE $2500.
      • 2) Halloween Event, NTE $300.
      • 3) Thanksgiving Event, NTE $2,000.
      • 4) Holiday Event, NTE $2,000).
      • 5) Van Nuys Neighborhood School Health Fair
    • C. Other Outstanding Committee Items to Include If any vnnc.org 1) Items of New Business that Have Not Been Heard in Other Committees Submitted from the Floor (Items received in this section to be listed in the Minutes of this Meeting)
  6. Public Comment on matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction Not on the Agenda
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

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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)

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VNNC 2017 Executive Board Meeting – January 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

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Toys purchased by VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton and VNNC Board member Howard Benjamin with Walgreens manager Natalie Guzman for the Christmas Holiday Event at Delano Park.

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

January 3, 2017 (Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue 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. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business
    • A. None
  9. 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 Homelessness liaison.
    • D.VNNC to vote to pay its contribution toward the 2016 and 2017 Senior Symposiums. (NTE $999).
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

VNNC December Executive Meeting – December 5th , 2016 – 6:30 pm

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Joint Meeting Agenda

December 5, 2016 (Monday 6:30- 8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library) 6257 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

Stakeholders wishing to comment are requested to submit Speaker Cards and may not exceed Two (2) minutes Per Item, including speaker cards on agenda items; stakeholder and comment is limited to a total of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Executive Officer and Committee Chair Reports
    • A. President’s Report- Jeffrey Lynni. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations,Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *)
    • B. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoai. Approval of the Minutes of all missing VNNC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes not approved from April 2016-November 2016
    • C. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory)i. Approve Treasurer’s Report
    • D. Vice-Presidents Report – Jason Ackermani. 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.
    • E. Reports From Committee Chairs regarding Items NOT on the Agenda.
  4. Old Business
    • A. Planning and Land Use Management Committee
      • i. Call for reconsideration of approval of Zone Variance for 14306 Oxnard Street, So Cal Collision Center. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth. The PLUM Committee is asking the board to reconsider their decision from last general board meeting. Case no#: ZA-2016-3146. (Antonio Peurtas/ SoCal Collision Center.) (Ackerman/ Benjamin)5.
  5. Items of New Business that Have Been Heard in Committees
    • A. Planning and Land Use Management
      • i. 6429 N. Van Nuys Blvd. CUB Renewal and live entertainment. Asking for the approval to continue the sale of beer and wine for on-site consumption in conjunction with an existing restaurant. Case no#: ZA-2010-261-CUB-PAI (Oscar Ensafi/ Approved Plans Inc.)
      • ii. Administration Item. Asking the VNNC to support the call close Aliso Canyon site from operation. Draft will be provided prior to general board meeting to be sent to Mayor Garcetti, City Council, County Supervisor and Governor Brown. Discussion and Action.
      • iii. VNNC to submit CIS on the proposed changes to DASH bus service and routes.VNNC PLUM Committee is currently discussing & drafting the proposed routes of LADOT DASH service within the Van Nuys jurisdiction. The board will take motion once the draft has been crafted, edited and approved to be sent to City Council. Discussion and action. (PLUM Committee Board members Jerry Martin and Jason Ackerman).
    • B. Outreach Committee
      • i. Approval of plans from session of Outreach CommitteeJoint Meeting regarding the use of $2,500 in funds approved at the VNNC General Board Meeting on November 9, 2016 for two (2) Holiday Parties to be held in December 2016.
    • C. Executive Committee
      • i. Request by State Senator Hertzberg’s Office to grant the Senator time to speak at the VNNC General Board Meeting on December 14, 20166.
  6. Items of New Business that Have Not Been Heard in Committees Submitted from the Floor (Items received in this section to be listed in the Minutes of this Meeting)
    • A. The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council declares that aside from the two (2) events being planned, this body holds the remainder of the year 2016 to be over, due to the excessive levels of bad and sad news that has warranted the title of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year to“Death”. #JustEndIt
    • B. TBD
  7. Public Comment on matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction) Not on the Agenda
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment 8:00PM

2016 Executive Committee Agenda

VNNC November Executive Meeting – Rescheduled

VNNC Executive Meeting

LAPD, (Community Room, Main Lobby)

6240 Sylmar Avenue

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. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old BusinessA. Presentation by candidates Wendy Molina and Jeanette Hopp and election new council member to fill vacant VNNC Non-profit Seat Number 2.
  9. New Business:
    • A. 6639 Norwich Ave. Second Dwelling Unit. A Zoning Variance to allow 2nd dwelling unit in a R1-1 Zone with yard setback and fence hight adjustments. Case no#: ZA-2015-4305-ZV-ZAA-F (Diahanne Payne/Plans Are Us)
    • B. 14306 Oxnard street. Zone Variance. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth in existing CM-1 zone closer than 500 feet of R-2 zone. (Tigran Vardanyan/SoCal Collision Center)
    • C. Administration Item. Asking the VNNC to support the call for Eric Garcetti, LADWP to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, to refrain from any new investments in fossil fuel infrastructure, and to ensure that all residents of Los Angeles reap the benefits of the transition to renewable energy. Discussion and Action.
    • D. Presentation and funding request by Saaliha Khan of Northeast Valley Health Corporation requesting the VNNC assist/co-sponsor the Northeast Valley Health Corporation Toy Drive, Not to exceed (NTE) $300.
    • E.Presentation and funding request by Mercy Alpert re “Don’t Go Back” Halfway House for Men in Van Nuys (Dollar amount TBD)
    • F.Funding request from Glenn Bailey asking that the VNNC provide a donation for the 11/10/16 VANC Planning Forum and t he 3/9/17 VANC Mixer, NTE $500.
    • G. Presentation by Bladimir Campos re sanitation plan for Van Nuys.
    • H. Proposal that the VNNC adopt the following motion and issue a Community Impact Statement (CIS) stating that: “The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is concerned with and supports our Stakeholders in resolving our parking, street quality, and safety problems.” (Dr. Weissman) 

       

  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

VNNC Executive Board Meeting – Tueday, November 1st @ 6:00 pm

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

November 1, 2016 (Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue

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. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business
    • A. Presentation by candidates Wendy Molina and Jeanette Hopp and election new council member to fill vacant VNNC Non-profit Seat Number 2.
  9. New Business:
    • A. 6639 Norwich Ave. Second Dwelling Unit. A Zoning Variance to allow 2nd dwelling unit in a R1-1 Zone with yard setback and fence hight adjustments. Case no#: ZA-2015-4305-ZV-ZAA-F (Diahanne Payne/Plans Are Us) Supporting Docs.: chief-architect-premier-x5_-24×36-layout-6639-norwich-actual-1 case-mlu-applic118 letter-of-consent-october-29-2015november-23-2015-zaa-findings november-23-zv-findings
    • B. 14306 Oxnard street. Zone Variance. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth in existing CM-1 zone closer than 500 feet of R-2 zone. (Tigran Vardanyan/SoCal Collision Center) Supporting Docs.:
    • C. Administration Item. Asking the VNNC to support the call for Eric Garcetti, LADWP to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, to refrain from any new investments in fossil fuel infrastructure, and to ensure that all residents of Los Angeles reap the benefits of the transition to renewable energy. Discussion and Action. Supporting Docs.:renewable_energy_letter_2016_09-18 suggested_text_for_motion_2016_09-18 why_renewable_energy_2016_10-22
    • D. Presentation and funding request by Saaliha Khan of Northeast Valley Health Corporation requesting the VNNC assist/co-sponsor the Northeast Valley Health Corporation Toy Drive, Not to exceed (NTE) $300.
    • E. Presentation and funding request by Mercy Alpert re “Don’t Go Back” Halfway House for Men in Van Nuys (Dollar amount TBD)
    • F. Funding request from Glenn Bailey asking that the VNNC provide a donation for the 11/10/16 VANC Planning Forum and t he 3/9/17 VANC Mixer, NTE $500.
    • G. Presentation by Bladimir Campos re sanitation plan for Van Nuys.
    • H. Proposal that the VNNC adopt the following motion and issue a Community Impact Statement (CIS) stating that: “The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is concerned with and supports our Stakeholders in resolving our parking, street quality, and safety problems.” (Dr. Weissman)
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

VNNC October Executive Meeting Agenda – October 3, 2016

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

October 3, 2016 (Monday 6:30-8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue

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. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business
    • A. None
  9. New Business:
    • A. 6569 N. Van Nuys Blvd. Mixed-use project. 184-unit mixed use apartments w/ approximately 20,000 sq. ft of commercial space. Developers request to consist of a zone change from P-1VL to Mixed Use (Commercial & Residential) + Density Bonus; 168 Market Rate units with 16 earmarked for Very Low income units. In addition, owners are requesting to increase the density bonus above 35% and to increase the affordable unit set-aside. Asking for a Letter of Support. (Boaz Miodovsky/Ketter Designs)
    • B. Outreach – Proposal for VNC to purchase 500 VNNC logo bags for Outreach Committee purposes. (Howard Benjamin)
    • C. Outreach – Proposal for VNNC to purchase 61 light pole banners to replace those damaged by wind. Not to Exceed (NTE) $8,250. (Howard Benjamin)
    • D. 14741 Calvert Street (MacLeod’s Brewery). Conditional Use Permit. Renewal of CUP for the on+off-site consumption, sale, and manufacture of beer in conjunction with existing (Type 23) license and expansion of brewery permit into adjacent site with daily hours 6:00-2:00am. Existing approval ZA-2012-02658-CUB contain contain term grants. Asking for a Letter of Support. Case No#: ZA-2016-3245-CUB (Eric Newman/Newman Building Designs)
    • E. 7639 Van Nuys Blvd. Proposal for Bonus Density to build 5-story residential apartments. On menu item to increase the building height from 45 feet to 56 feet and increase the floor area ratio from 1.5:1 to 2.5:1. Case No#:DIR-2016-2920 (Armin Gharai/GA Engineering Inc.)
    • F. 6719-6705 N. Sepulveda Blvd. On Menu Incentive for Affordable Housing. The demolition of an existing motel, less than 50 units, consisting of (2) one- story buildings and (1) two-story building in order to construct a new 3 story, 44 unit residential apartment building over on grade parking. Case No#: DIR-2016-0725 (Armin Gharai of GA Engineering, Inc.)
    • G. Community partners requests $3,000 for an educational program at the Santa Monica Mountain National Park in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks for (4) Van Nuys Schools—(Sylvan Elementary, Van Nuys Middle School, Van Nuys Elementary & Kester Elementary).
    • H. Proposal that the VNNC adopt the following motion and issue a Community Impact Statement (CIS) stating that: “The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is concerned with and supports our Stakeholders in resolving our parking, street quality, and safety problems.”
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

2016 October VNNC Executive Meeting

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda – September 6, 2016

Renderings

6559 Van Nuys Blvd. (Ketter Designs)

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

September 6, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30- 8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, Backroom of Library

6257 Sylmar Avenue.

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. Secretary’s Report – Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business:
    • A. None
  9. New Business:
    • A. Administrative item. Proposal for Budget Advocate to give report at beginning of each General Meeting NTE 5 minutes. (Jay Handel)
    • B. Administrative item. Council to discuss the applications of Wendy Molina and Jeanette Hopp seeking for a position at the Non-Profit Board Seat# 2.
    • C. Administrative item. Proposal that all VNNC Committee agendas must first be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee for accuracy before being posted and disseminated. (Howard Benjamin)
    • D. 6600 Van Nuys Blvd. Mixed-use project. 5 Story mixed-use project with 4-floors of 54 apartment rental units (48 market, 6 VL), over 3,160 Sq. ft. ground floor commercial space and adjoining parking space.Asking for a Letter of Support. Case #: DIR-2016-2062. (Shahab Ghods/ Plus Architects) Supporting Docs.: ArchDwgsLandscape Van Map
    • E. 6569 N. Van Nuys Blvd. Mixed-use project. 184-unit mixed use apartments w/ approximately 20,000 sq. ft of commercial space. Developers request to consist of a zone change from P-1VL to Mixed Use (Commercial & Residential) + Density Bonus; 168 Market Rate units with 16 earmarked for Very Low income units. In addition, owners are requesting an increase the density bonus above 35% and increase the affordable unit set-aside. Asking for a Letter of Support. (Boaz Miodovsky/ Ketter Designs)
    • F. Outreach CommitteeThanksgiving Event. Proposal for a Thanksgiving event hosted by the VNNC in coordination with the Department of Parks & Recreation at Van Nuys Recreational Center. (Maria Skelton/ VNNC Outreach Chair)
    • G. Outreach CommitteeChristmas Event. Proposal for a Christmas event hosted by the VNNC in coordination with the Department of Parks & Recreation at Van Nuys Recreational Center. (Maria Skelton/ VNNC Outreach Chair)
    • H. Outreach – Proposal for VNNC to purchase 500 VNNC logo bags for Outreach Committee purposes. (Howard Benjamin)
    • I. Outreach – Proposal for VNNC to purchase 61 light pole banners to replace those damaged by wind NTE $8,250. (Howard Benjamin)
    • J. Administrative item. Discussion of possible locations and cost of rental of office space for the VNNC.
    • K. Administrative item. Proposal for VNNC to hire a note taker to assist the Secretary in recording minutes of the General Meeting (Jason Ackerman).
    • L. Administrative item. Proposal for VNNC to send letter to DONE, Mayor Garcetti and City Controller Galperin demanding that VNNC P Card spending limit be raised to $2,500 per day. (Howard Benjamin).
    • M. Clean Streets Proposal for Van Nuys. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will discuss in participating in the city’s program Clean Streets which will partner with Mid Valley Police Council and other Neighborhood Councils & Associations. (Sahag Yedalian/ District 6th Field Deputy).
  1. Public Comment
  2. Announcements
  3. Adjourn

September VNNC Executive Mtg

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda -August 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

August 1, 2016 (Monday 6:30-8:00 pm)

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, 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. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, and Budget Advocate’s Report
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business:
    • A. Jean Chadwick of the Literacy Club to make a presentation on the Literacy Club’s free books for kids program and how the Literacy Club might partner with and/or receive funding from the VNNC for the aforementioned program.
    • B. Edgar of the Andres and Maria Cardenas Elementary School to make a presentation on shade structures at the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten portions of the school and how the school might partner with and/or receive funding from the VNNC for the aforementioned shade structures.
    • C.Former VNNC Board Member Kambiz Merabi has offered to rent one of two offices at his building located at 14551 Friar Street in Van Nuys to the VNNC for office space at a cost of $399 per month. Discussion of Mr. Merabi’s offer and any alternatives thereto, if any.
    • D. Jill Stewart of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (NII) to make a presentation regarding the NII, which is to be placed on the March 2017 ballot, and to seek the support of the VNNC for the NII in the form of a Community Impact Statement.
  10. Consent Calendar A. 7055 N. Lennox Ave. Variance — Adjustment on Density. Requesting zone variance to permit an additional 3 units for a total of 152 units in lieu of 112.36 allowed by the current zone [Q] R3-1. Case #: ZA-2016-1161-ZV. (Octavio Perez/ Octavio Designs).
  11. Public Comments
  12. Announcements
  13. Adjourn

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda – July 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm., Sizzler’s Restaurant

To Board Members, Stakeholders or Government Officials,

Due to the Executive Board not able to post the Executive Board Meeting agenda for the July 6, 2016 executive meeting per Brown Act, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is rescheduling and relocating the The Executive Board Meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm, located at Sizzler’s Restaurant on 7131 Van Nuys Blvd.

Sorry for your inconvenience and will work to make improvements from our council.

Happy 4th of July!

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

July 7, 2016 (Thursday 6:30- 8:00 pm)

Sizzler’s Restaurant

7131 Van Nuys Blvd.

Van Nuys, CA 91405

  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. 6719-6705 N. Sepulveda Blvd. On Menu Incentive For Affordable Housing. The demolition of an existing motel, less than 50 units, consisting of (2) one-story buildings and (1) two-story building in order to construct a new 3 story, 44 unit residential apartment building over on grade parking. (Armin Gharai of GA Engineering, Inc.)
    • B. 6533 Columbus Ave. Propose for 5 single family homes in a R-1-1RIO zone property. Asking for a letter of support. No Case available. (Boaz Miodovsky/ Ketter Designs)
    • C. 14557 Haynes Street. Develop 64 unit apartments with retail store. Zone change (ZC) from [Q] P1-1VL-CDO to RAS4 to develop a 64 or 68- unit apartment building with retail store on the ground floor. Retail store= 7400 Sq. Ft. Case No.: CPC-2015-2597 (Michael Braun)
    • D.14626 Raymer Street. Renewal of Conditional Use Permit for Adult Cabaret/ Entertainment w/ Alcohol Beverage. Asking for a letter of support. No Case ZA-2013-0819-CUB- PA1. (Peter Garrell/ Garrell Law, PC)
    • E. Anna Huizar of the City of LA Office of Community Beautification to speak about community clean up tools, graffiti abatement, bulky item pick up and similar services offered by the City.
    • F. Stakeholder and LIC Committee Chair Richard Hopp to speak about proper notification and cancellation of meetings under the Brown Act.7.
    • G. VNNC to discuss in doing community clean-ups in the Van Nuys District area working with Public Works and City CouncilH.VNNC to
      • A) motion to implement a consent calendar comprised of items that passed unanimously in committees, items pulled from the consent calendar go to the end of business
  7. Consent Calendar
    • (I) Standing Committee Descriptions (From 5/29/16 Government Relations/Rules & Bylaws.
      • A) Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee: Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all Planning and land use issues within the boundaries of the VNNC. All members of the PLUM Committee must complete Ethics training (Anand/Ackerman)
      • B) Budget and Finance Committee Committee Meeting). Motion to approve descriptions of each committee as follows to be added to the Standing Rules: A) Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all fiscal issues before the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council(VNNC). All members of the Budget and Finance are required to complete the Treasurer training.
      • C) Public Health and Safety Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all Public Health and Safety issues before the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). Such issues include crime, homelessness and sanitation. (Hopp/ Jacob Lynn)
      • D) Outreach and Communications Oversees all outreach and marketing communications issues for the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). Such issues may include special events and web site maintenance.
      • E) Government Relations, Rules and Bylaws Committee. Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all Government Relations, Rules and Bylaws issues before the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). Such issues include revisions to the Standing Rules and Bylaws and recommending Community Impact Statements (Anand/Ackerman)
      • F) Sustainability, Transportation and Public Spaces Committee: Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all Sustainability, transportation and Public Space issues before the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). Such issues may include parks, transit, mobility, sidewalks, and sustainability. (Ackerman/ Anand)
    • (II) Community Impact Statements A) The VNNC to Submit Community Impact Statements (CIS) in support of the following Council Files:
      • CF 15-0524 (Wesson-O’Farrell) “Plan for a Citywide System of Neighborhood Councils” AND CF 15-0389 “(Wesson-Krekorian) Neighborhood Councils Representatives / Addressing City Council, Commissions or Boards / Sufficient Presenting Time”
        • -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, 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. MOTION:The VNNC supports CF 15-0524 “(Wesson-O’Farrell) and CF 15-0389 “(Wesson-Krekorian) with the condition that authorized speaker(s) be allowed to speak at the same meeting the item is agendized (Anand/Jeff Lynn)

July VNNC Executive Mtg