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VNNC General Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

www.VNNC.org

General Board Meeting Agenda Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 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. Treasurer’s Report and Approval of MERS – November, December 2016 & January, February, March 2017
  3. Reports from Public Officials/Departments/Community Agencies/Budget Advocate
  4. Workplace Violence/Harassment/Bullying Training – City Attorney’s Office
  5. Report from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
    • a. Continued discussion and possible action of Work Plan: Establishment of roles and responsibilities and tasks needed to accomplish
    • b. Discussion and possible action: Approval of Minutes – March 8, 2017 VNNC General Board Meeting
  6.  Reports from Outreach Committee Chair
    • a. Recognition of Community Leaders
    • b. Homelessness Update
  7. Discussion and possible action of concept to support movie night event in partnership with Councilmember Nury Martinez’s office and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in Van Nuys for August 2017
  8. Discussion and possible action of concept to support Van Nuys Community Block Party and Movie Night in partnership with Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s Office and Mid Valley Police Council
  9. General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items within the Board’s Jurisdiction (up to two minutes per speaker)
  10. Board Comments on Non-Agenda Items
  11. Adjournment

4.12.17 VNNC Agenda

VNNC March General Board – March 8, 2017

VNNC Outreach Committee Meeting in February led by VNNC Board Member Maria Skelton

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

www.VNNC.org

General Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.,

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/Budget Advocate
  4. General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items within the Board’s Jurisdiction (up to two minutes per speaker)
  5. Presentation: Black History Month Recognition – Maria Skelton
  6. Report from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
    • a. Presentation and discussion of Work Plan
    • b. Discussion and possible action – Approval of minutes from Feb. 8, 2017 meeting
  7. Board Comments on Non-Agenda Items
  8. Adjournment

3.8.17 VNNC Agenda

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 December’s General Meeting – December 14, 2016

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Van Nuys Community Clean-up Day at Van Nuys High School. Thank you Van Nuys High School Students & CPAC for making Van Nuys Clean w/ the office of Councilmember Nury Martinez.

VNNC General Meeting Agenda

December 14, 2016 (Wednesday 7:00-9:30 pm)

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. Officer Reports
    • A. President’s Report— Jeff Lynn (2 Minutes) Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received.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.)
    • B. Vice-President’s Report— Jason Ackerman (2 Minutes)I.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 theGeneral Board at the February 2017 Meeting.
    • C. Secretary’s Report— Jeremy Pessoa (3 Minutes)I. Approval of the September 14, 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting Minutes
    • D. Treasurer’s Report—Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) I. Approval of the Treasurer’s Report for November 2016 (3 Minutes)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction, not on the agenda.) 2 minutes maximum per person, 20 minutes maximum time allowed for Public Comment under this item.
  5. Reports from Public Officials/Departments/Community Agencies: (20 minutes)
    • A. Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, NC Budget Advocates, BONC, Related Groups
    • B. LAPD Senior Lead Officers (SLOs), Community Police Advisory Board, & LAFD Captains, City Attorney’s Office C. Elected Officials and Field Reps. (Senator Hertzberg’s presentation)
  6. Committee Chairperson’s Reports. (3 Minutes Each)
    • A. PLUM (Planning and Land Use Management) Committee
    • B. Executive Committee
    • C. Outreach Committee
    • D. LIC (Legislative Information Committee) E. SCOPE (Special Committee On Policy Education)
  7. Old Business: 
    • A. None
  8. New Business: 
    • Planning and Land Use Management Committee: 
      • A. 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.)
      • B. 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.
      • C. 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).
    • Outreach Committee:
      • A. None
    • Executive Committee: 
      • A. VNNC to vote on request to extend sunset clause on LIC Committee to August 30, 2017.
      • B. VNNC to vote on whether to entertain a presentation requesting the recall of Jeanette Hopp from the Governing Board of the VNNC.
    • Budget & Finance Committee: 
      • A. VNNC to vote on proposal that the Board provide funding to co-sponsor movie nights at Hazeltine Elementary and Van Nuys Elementary on January 21, 2017 and January 28, 2017. Not to Exceed (NTE) $1,000
      • B. VNNC to vote to organize holiday event on December 16, 2016 at Delano Park in conjunction with Assemblymember Nazarian’s office for young stakeholders (children) of Van Nuys and to purchase toys and similar items to be distributed to children at the event. NTE $1,500
      • C. VNNC to vote to organize a holiday event on a date yet to be determined for the homeless stakeholders of Van Nuys and to purchase hygiene items, blankets,and similar items to be distributed to the homeless at the event. NTE $1,000
      • D. VNNC to vote on whether to fund meals for Van Nuys youth while participating in the Mayor’s Youth Council program through May 2017. NTE $450
      • E. VNNC to vote on whether to co-sponsor and provide meals for a job fair hosted by Assemblymember Nazarian’s office at La Iglesias En El Camino on January 27, 2017. NTE $500
  9. Commentary from Vice-President Ackerman on the year 2016.
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment

2016 December General Meeting

VNNC October General Meeting Agenda

VNNC General Meeting Agenda

October 19, 2016 (Wednesday 7:00-9:30 pm)

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. 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) renderings
    • B. Outreach – Proposal for VNC to purchase 500 VNNC logo bags for Outreach Committee purposes. Not to Exceed (NTE) $1,000. (Howard Benjamin)
    • C. Outreach – Proposal for VNNC to purchase 61 light pole banners to replace those damaged by wind. (NTE) $9,000. (Howard Benjamin)
    • D. 14741 Calvert Street (MacLeod Ale Brewing Company). 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 term grants. Asking for a Letter of Support. Case No#: ZA-2016-3245-CUB (Alastair & Jennifer Boase/ MacLeod Ale Brewing Company) Supporting Docs.:drawings-and-maps macleod_eaf_082216 macloed_new-mlua_082216
    • 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.) Supporting Docs.:arch-drawings environmental-assessment-form photo-boards master-application justification-letter
    • 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.” (Dr. Weissman) 
    • I. Proposal that the VNNC allocate funds to the Outreach Committee to support a community Halloween event, NTE $500. (Maria Skelton) 
    • J. Proposal that the VNNC allocate funds to join with the Country General Store in sponsoring an event to benefit Children of the Night, NTE $2,500 (Candido Marez) 
    • K. Proposal that the VNNC create a Special Committee On Policy Education (SCOPE Committee) to begin as an ad hoc committee with an initial six (6) month sunset period. The VNNC SCOPE Committee will make recommendations on organizing forums to address special policy issues on homelessness, sex trafficking, gang reduction, and valley-wide transportation needs, provided that opposing viewpoints are represented, as well. The VNNC General Board is to have the final say on all presenters to appear before the SCOPE Committee. The SCOPE Committee will include at least one (1) stakeholder member and will comply with the provisions of the Brown Act.
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

2016 October General Meeting

VNNC General Board Meeting rescheduled to October 19th, 2016

p1020780In observance of Yom Kippur on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, this month’s general meeting is rescheduled October 19, 2016 at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. in the Conference Room. The VNNC apologizes for any inconvenience and looks forward to seeing you at the next meeting on October 19.

Have a safe weekend.

Jeffry Lynn

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

VNNC September General Meeting – Wednesday, September 14 @ 7:00 pm

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6559 Van Nuys Blvd.

VNNC General Meeting Agenda

September 14, 2016 (Wednesday, 7:00- 11:00 pm)

Van Nuys Constituents Building, Conference Room

6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Conference Room

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. Supporting Docs.: hopp-dox hopp-tax-id molina-dox
    • C. Administrative item. VNNC to vote to fill currently vacant Non-profit Seat #2.
    • D. 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)
    • E. 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. Case #: DIR-2016-2062. (Shahab Ghods/ Plus Architects) Supporting Docs.: ArchDwgs Application Landscape Van Map Preferential Parking
    • F. 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) Supporting Docs.:
    • G. 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)
    • H. Administrative item. Discussion of possible locations and cost of rental of office space for the VNNC.
    • I. Administrative item. Proposal for VNNC to hire a note taker to assist the Secretary in recording minutes of the General Meeting (Jason Ackerman).
    • J. Administrative item. Proposal for VNNC to send letter to Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Controller Ron Galperin demanding that VNNC (Purchasing) P Card spending limit to be raised to $2,500 per day. (Howard Benjamin).
    • K. 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).
    • L. Presentation by John Mardoyan regarding parking issues in his neighborhood.
    • M. Funding item. VNNC to discuss funding for the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair with the NPG funds. (NTE $2500)
    • N. VNNC to discuss supporting and providing a booth or booths for the event celebrating the anniversary of the Country General Store in November or December of 2016.
    • O. Administrative item. VNNC to Vote on proposed revisions to the VNNC bylaws, Article V- officers.
    • P. Administrative item. VNNC to vote on proposed revisions to VNNC bylaws, Article XII – Amendments.
    • R. Administrative item. VNNC to vote on proposed revisions to VNNC Bylaws, Revisions to officers to create an official fifth officer to the board.
  1. Public Comment
  2. Announcements
  3. Adjourn

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VNNC August General Meeting – August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

VNNC General Meeting Agenda

August 10, 2016 (Wednesday 7:00-10:00 pm)

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. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory)A. Board to vote to approve June 2016 MERs B. Board to vote to approve July MERs C. Board to vote to adopt annual budget for new fiscal year.
  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 Schulz 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. Board to vote to authorize the LIC Committee to investigate the feasibility of the offer, and any further alternative offers, to ensure that any agreement hereafter entered into with respect to VNNC office space meets all DONE and City requirements from a financial perspective and otherwise.
    • D. Board to vote to approve creation of ad hoc committee, consisting of designated members of PLUM and LIC Committees, to hold a hearing on the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (NII), observe presentations for and against the NII, and thereafter make a recommendation to the full Board as to whether the Board should or should not formally support the NII and/or a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of the same.
    • E. Board to authorize the Governmental Relations, Rules, and Bylaws Committeeto investigate and hold a hearing on current and proposed procedures pertaining to membership on VNNC Committees, and grounds for removal of committee members from said committees, and thereafter make appropriate reports and recommendations to the full Board for further action by the Board.
    • F. Dr. Wiseman to give presentation to Board on increasing traffic, increasing number of vehicles, and inadequate parking throughout the jurisdiction of the VNNC, and what steps can be taken to combat these problems.
    • G. Village Family Services to give presentation to Board and request funding (NTE $1,000) for the Village 5k Run/Walk to be held on 10/16/16.
    • H. VNNC to discuss requesting that the City of Los Angeles install a left turn signal for traffic transitioning from northbound Van Nuys Boulevard to eastbound Oxnard Street in Van Nuys.
    • I. VNNC to discuss and/or vote on making Dr. Wiseman the Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys.
    • J. VNNC to vote to authorize/re-authorize a donation of $3,000 in funding to Community Partners for two field trips to the Santa Monica Mountains for students attending Van Nuys Middle School, Kester Elementary, Van Nuys Elementary, and Sylvan Park Elementary in honor of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the US National Parks.
    • K. VNNC to discuss sponsoring an event over the Christmas Holidays to celebrate the upcoming anniversary of the Country Western Store on Van Nuys Boulevard.
    • L. VNNC to discuss having a booth at the showing of the Kung Fu Panda movie in the Civic Center on 8/12/16.M. VNNC to vote to designate Quirino de la Cuesta as the VNNC representative to the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA).
  10. Consent Calendar
    • A. 7055 N. Lennox Ave. Variance — Adjustment on Density. Requesting zonevariance 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). Supporting Documents: Arch Drawings Master Land Use Application Photo Board Vin Map
  11. Public Comments
  12. Announcements
  13. Adjourn

2016 August General Meeting

VNNC July General Meeting Agenda – July 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm.

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6719-6705 N. Sepulveda Blvd (former Ridge Motel location)

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VNNC General Meeting Agenda

July 13, 2016 (Wednesday, 7:00-10:00 pm)

Van Nuys Constituents Center Conference Room

6226 Van Nuys Blvd. Conference Room 1A

Van Nuys, CA 91401-27

  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. Presentation by candidate Marcela Rodriguez to be followed by election for one (1) open non-profit seat on the Council Board.
    • B. Presentation by Outreach Chair Maria Skelton, reviewing the recent activities of the Outreach Committee.
    • C. Discussion on the feasibility of the VNNC renting local office space for the purpose of establishing an ongoing VNNC office.
    • D. Discussion on the feasibility of creating a map of local establishments and eateries to be made available by the Los Angeles Superior Court to visitors, jurors, and other various patrons of the Van Nuys Courts so as to stimulate local businesses (John Hendry)
    • E. Anna Huizar of the City of LA Office of Community Beautification to speak on community cleanup tools, graffiti abatement, bulky item pickup, and other similar services offered by the City.
    • F. Discussion in regards to doing community cleanups in the Van Nuys District area and the possibility of partnering with Public Works and the City Council.
    • G. 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.) Supporting Docs.: 6709 Sepulveda Blvd.Drawings Master Land Use Application Photoboard Letter of justification Vin Map
    • H. 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)
    • I. 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) Supporting Docs.: A1.0-SITEPLAN-Layout1 A2.0-UNDERGROUNDPARKPLN-Layout1 A2.1-GROUNDFLRPLN-Layout1 A2.2-FIRSTFLRPLN-Layout1 A2.3-SECONDFLRPLNFLRPLN-Layout1 A2.4-THIRDFLRPLN-Layout1 A3.0-ROOFPLN-Layout1 A4.1-ELEVATIONS_recover-Layout1 A5.0-SECTIONS-Layout1 14557 Haynes – Master Land Use Appl w case number14557 Haynes – Photo Key Map 14557 Haynes – Photos-Layout1 14557 Haynes-Radius Map
    • J. 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) Supporting documents: Arch Drawings Condition Compliance one year Plan Review Findings Master Land Use Application Pre-application reasearch
    • L. The VNNC to discuss a motion to implement a consent calendar comprised of items that pass unanimously through committees; items pulled from the consent calendar will go to the end of business: Consent Calendar Standing Committee Descriptions (From 5/29/16 Government Relations/Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting:
      • 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: Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all fiscal issues before the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). All members of the Budget and Finance Committee are required to complete theTreasurer Training.
      • C) Public Health and Safety: Reviews and makes recommendations regarding all Public Health and Safety issues before theVan Nuys Neighborhood Council(VNNC). Such issues include crime, homelessness, and sanitation (Richard Hopp / Jacob Lynn).
      • D) Outreach and Communications: Oversees all outreach and marketing communications issues for theVan Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). Such issues may include special events and website 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 Spaces issues before the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC). Such issues may include parks, transit, mobility, sidewalks, and sustainability (Ackerman/Anand).
  7. 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”andCF 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 AngelesCity 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 for which the item is agendized (Anand/Jeff Lynn).
  8. Public Comments
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjourment

VNNC June General Meeting Agenda – June 8, 2016, 7:00 pm @ 6262 Van Nuys Blvd.

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Van Nuys Community Clean-up at Sepulveda Blvd. back in May. VNNC board Member Penny Meyer with girls from CPAB.

VNNC General Meeting Agenda

June 8, 2016 (Wednesday 7:00- 10:00 pm)

Van Nuys Constituents Center, Conference Room

6226 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. Old Business:
    • A. Los Angeles Citywide Ordinance Item. Preparation of a letter to Senator Hertzberg regarding the Sepulveda Boulevard Orange Line Station per the VNNC’s prior consideration of same (John Hendry)
  6. New Business:
    • A. VNNC Government and Bylaws item. VNNC will vote on the proposed VNNC standing rules Board Vacancies Amendment from 5/29/16 Government Relations/Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting. (Co-chairs Ackerman and Anand) Supporting Documents: VNNC Government Relations report
    • B. VNNC to arrange a retreat involving all VNNC Board members. The VNNC to request that DONE also participate in the retreat, give training and update board members on their status. 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.
    • C. Budget and Finance Committee item. VNNC to vote to approve the Monthly Expenditures Report (MER) for the month of December 2015, prepared by the VNNC Treasurer and submitted to the appropriate City Department. Motion and Action.
    • D. Budget and Finance Committee item. The VNNC to vote to approve the MER for the month of January 2016, prepared by the VNNC Treasurer and be submitted to the appropriate City Department. Motion and Action.
    • E. Budget and Finance Committee item. The VNNC to vote to approve the MER for the month of February 2016, prepared by the VNNC Treasurer to be submitted to the appropriate City Department. Motion and Action.
    • F. Budget and Finance Committee item. The VNNC to vote to approve the MER for the month of March 2016, prepared by the Treasurer to be submitted to the appropriate City Department. Motion and Action.
    • G. Budget and Finance Committee item. The VNNC to vote to approve the MER for the month of April 2016 as prepared by the Treasurer to be submitted to the appropriate City Department. Motion and Action.
    • H. Budget and Finance Committee item. The VNNC to vote to approve the MER for the month of May 2016, prepared by the Treasurer to be submitted to the appropriate City Department. Motion and Action.
    • I. 6344 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Condition use permit to allow an accessory (vacuum cleaner stations) to an existing auto uses (car wash, auto body, tune up) to a new proposed C2 zone, adjacent to a R zone with current proposed hours of operation from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Zone change (ZC) from P1-1VL-RIO to RIO to permit (auto related) uses that otherwise is not permitted in a P zone. Case No.: APCSV-2016-1344 (Nathan Freeman/ FMG) Supporting Documents: Arch-Drawings Environmental Assessment Form Master Land Use Application Photoboards
    • J. 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.
    • K. The VNNC to vote to extend the life of the Legislative Advisory Committee (LIC) to January 30, 2017. Said extension is required pursuant to the Sunset Clause and the Brown Act. The VNNC believes that such extension is warranted at the present time.
    • L. The VNNC to vote to amend the current budget to remove the sum of $10,000 presently allocated to community improvement funds and reallocate such sum to outreach. Said reallocation is necessary due to the impending end of the current fiscal year. The VNNC believes that such reallocation is in the best interests of the Van Nuys community.
    • M. The VNNC to vote to approve an expenditure of $3,200.00 to California Safe Schools in order to enable students from Sylvan Park Elementary, Van Nuys Elementary, Kester Elementary and Van Nuys Middle School to take field trips to national parks this Summer. All such schools are Title 1 Schools, and the students would not otherwise be able to attend such field trips. The VNNC believes that such field trips would be of great benefit to the students of said schools and to the Van Nuys community. (Robina Suwol)
    • N. 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.
    • O. 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.
    • P. The VNNC to purchase a flagpole for the Marilyn Monroe Post Office on 6531 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. NTE $1,000
    • Q. The VNNC to propose that the Katherine 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.
    • R. 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.
    • S. The VNNC to purchase three laptops and office suites for use by the VNNC President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. 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, Secretaries and Treasurers. (NTE $4,000).
    • T. The VNNC to announce that there are presently two (2) openings on the Board for non-profit representatives. Said openings to be filled pursuant to the procedure recommended by the VNNC Government Relations/Rules and Bylaw Committee and approved by the full Board of the VNNC. Election of the two (2) new Board members would not take place unless and until such recommendation and approval have been completed.
    • U. 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. The Executive Committee recommends that the five representatives be (1) the President of the VNNC, (2) the Vice President of the VNNC, (3) the Secretary of the VNNC, (4) the Treasurer of the VNNC, and (5) Quirino de la Cuesta.
    • V. City Council File item. VNNC to vote for a Community Impact Statement (CIS) for CF 15-0524 (Wesson/ O’Farrell). It allows Neighborhood Council Board Members at least five (5) minutes of public comment when speaking to Los Angeles City Council on an agenda item on City Council meetings. (Paul Anand & Jason Ackerman) Documents: 15-0524_ORD_184243_6-4-16
    • W. City Council File item. VNNC to vote for a Community Impact Statement (CIS) for CF 15-0389 (Wesson/ Krekorian). 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. (Jason Ackerman) Documents: 15-0389_ORD_184243_6-4-16
    • X. The VNNC to require all Committee Chairs to hold monthly meetings with their respective Committees. Reports to be rendered monthly by the Committee Chairs 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.
    • Z. The VNNC to consider whether to hire a transcription service to transcribe the minutes of the monthly general meeting. Such service would allow the minutes to be posted on the VNNC website and otherwise as rapidly as possible. The VNNC believes that thus would expedite the general meeting and otherwise eliminate much needlessly wasted time and effort.
  1. Public Comments
  2. Announcements
  3. Adjourn

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