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 ( ) 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 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 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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