VNNC Executive Board Meeting – March 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (March General Council Meeting) March 5th, 2018 (Monday 6:30pm – 8:00pm)
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 Chair (President) of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
4. Secretary’s Report — Jeanette Hopp (Approval of February Minutes)
5. Treasurer’s Report — Veronica Marin and/or Second Signatory — Approve Treasurer’s Report (Approval of February’s Monthly Expenditure Report (MER))
6. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, Elected Officials’ Reports, Election Chair’s Report, City Attorney’s Report, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Report, Comments & Further Discussions

7. New Business
a. Venessa with Precision Concrete Cutting will present the concept of creating a sidewalk repair

program for the entire neighborhood, where residents and business owners work together to complete the repairs. They have worked with other communities and the results have went well. They have been helping communities and cities repair & develop safe and ADA compliant sidewalk plans for over a decade. Venessa will have 10 minutes to discuss how we can assist the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council have safer sidewalks in the community.

b. The VNNC to feature Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu in it’s ongoing “Distinguished Speaker Series.” The Councilman will address the Council for 15 minutes, with a question and answer session to follow up the speech. The VNNC will also take 5 minutes to brain storm with the Councilman and come up with four new ways to collaborate with his organization in 2018.

c. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 13-0192, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the formulation of a multiple-provider carshare fixed-space and point-to-point carshare permit program. Passed 13 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

d. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 16-1178, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEES’ REPORT relative to the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) Expansion Pilot Program combining rapid re-housing and transitional social enterprise jobs for homeless individuals in the San Fernando Valley and South Los Angeles Regions. Passed 13 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

e. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 16-1178-S1, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEES’ REPORT relative to authorizing the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) to access $1,000,000 of earmarked Unappropriated Balance (UB) funds from the 2017-18 Adopted Budget for implementation of the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) 3.0 Program. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

f. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 18-0087, BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to determining the extent of errors in the calculation and allocation of sales tax throughout the City of Los Angeles, and options for remedies. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

g. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 18-0044, HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the use of Parking Lot 5, at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (El Pueblo), for temporary use as emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

h. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 09-0969, CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF EXEMPTION, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Sections 19.00 through 19.10 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to update fees for applications and appeals for planning approvals. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

i. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 17-1438, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

j. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 18-0002-S8, RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City’s position regarding the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposal to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

k. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 17-1105-S1, MOTION (ENGLANDER – BUSCAINO) relative to approval of funding instructions to facilitate the purchase of maritime response equipment to be used by first responders in the event of a terrorist incident. Passed 12 to 0 at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

l. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 18-0128, Focus Towards Developing Successful Local Business Practices and Opportunities/Local Business Preference Program/Business Inclusion Program: Introduced on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and referred to the Ad Hoc on Comprehensive Job Creation Plan Committee.

m. TheVNNCtodiscussanddebatethefollowingCouncilFilefromtheLosAngelesCityCouncil. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 18-0127, Task Force on 21st Century Policing/ Guiding Principles on Use of Force/Obama Administration Introduced on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and referred to the Ad Hoc Committee on Police Reform.

n. The VNNC to discuss and debate the following Council File from the Los Angeles City Council. The VNNC to take an official formal position on the following Council File. The VNNC to file a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on this Council File. ACTION ITEM. Council File 17-0878-S4, RecycLA Program/Exit Exclusive Waste Franshise/NonFunctioning Program Introduced on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and referred to the Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice Committee.

o. Approval of Public Storage Redevelopment 15350 W. Oxnard, Van Nuys ZA 2017-4087. Demolition of 51,220 on a two-story mini warehouse constructed in 1977, 92,328 SF structure built in 2003 will remain, two new 3 story mini warehouses will be constructed, totaling 223,104 SF for total project size 315, 432 SF. Project to include 81 parking spaces.

p. Approval of Starbucks at 7040 N. Sepulveda. ZA 2017-4879, Conditional Use Permit for a 2,200 Sf restaurant with drive thru services and outdoor seating with operations from 4:00-12:00AM. Starbucks will re-use existing monument sign and pylon sign along Sepulveda.

q. Approval of California West Coast Paint & Body Shop, 5060 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca. 90019, Kar Machine Inc. for the development of 6853-6859 Hazeltine into 18 small lot subdivision homes.

r. Quirino de la Cuesta voluntarily assisting PLUM Committee in the capacity of an observer to post approved renderings, narrative description of projects, applicant timelines on the VNNC website. Mr. de la Cuesta attending and supports assisting PLUM Committee with all web related issues. The PLUM Committee has elected Penny Meyer to the role of Co-Chair and thanks her for unflinching support of the PLUM Committee and numerous projects that will benefit VNY for years to come.

s. Discussion and update from Cristina Coria, Councilmen Martinez Office on the store front leasing

t. The VNNC to undertake the formal process of remodeling the pergola in front of the LAPD station. The VNNC to design office space for the Council, 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. This item shall be discussed at the PLUM Committee with official Memo and graphics.

u. The VNNC to support the Center for Assault Treatment Services on Oxnard. This organization is dedicated to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. CATS to request $2,500 and Council sponsorship.”

v. Any additional items, comments, questions or things of interest for the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. Any funding items, requests for funds, or things that need to be funded.

w. The VNNC to officially declare and vote on the membership of the standing committees. The VNNC to formally decide the responsibilities of the committees, and the normal meeting times of our committees. The VNNC to turn over to City Hall and DONE the membership list of the committees. The VNNC to adhere to all requirements from City Hall in regards to the need for committee information and membership requirements. The VNNC to also brief Committee Chairpersons on what to do and when, and how in regards to the Ralph M. Brown Act. ACTION ITEM.

x. The VNNC to fill the vacant council seat left by Marcela Rodriguez moving to the United Arab Emirates. The VNNC to continue to have 21 councilmembers and have a full serving board. The VNNC to represent the community in every way shape and form by having all 21 councilmembers be actively involved in the neighborhood happenings of Braude Mall.

y. The VNNC to fill the 5 alternate Council seats. The VNNC to require the alternate councilmembers be fully trained by all regulations and requirements from Los Angeles City Hall. The VNNC alternate councilmembers also to be fully trained by the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Ralph M. Brown Act. The VNNC to vote in the new alternate councilmembers at our March general meeting.

z. The VNNC to take a moment of silence to reflect on it’s greatness. The VNNC to discuss and debate on how difficult it was to become #1 in the City of Los Angeles, and how coming together as a people and a community has benefited the local area. The VNNC to set the NEW STANDARD of greatness in the City of Los Angeles. The VNNC to behold it’s own greatness, if just for a moment, then get back to work representing the people. The VNNC to make sure and ensure that “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from this Earth.” ACTION ITEM.

8. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’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)

9. Announcements

10. Adjournment

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