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Van Nuys State Building

VNNC Meeting September 18

Many thanks to all who attended the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Town Hall Meeting on September 11th. Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to postpone our normal board meeting until September 18, 2019. Please come and join us at 7:00pm in a great new location: The State Office Building Auditorium on 6150 Van Nuys Boulevard.

Topics we plan to discuss include:

  • Metro Bus Rapid Transit Project in the North San Fernando Valley
  • Medicare for all
  • Vacancy Tax

September 18, 2019 Special Board Meeting Agenda

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Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Board Members with Certificates

New Board Sworn In

On Wednesday, June 12 our newly elected Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Board was sworn in by City Council Member Paul Krekorian who also brought us an update from City Hall and took questions. Among his notable news was that City Council has banned discrimination for rentals on the basis of the tenant having a Section 8 Voucher. It is hoped that this step will accelerate housing for the homeless.

Swearing in the new board June 2019

The Board then elected new officers and filled two vacant seats. We welcome new members:

Riguey Mercado, At-Large Resident Representative Zone 1 (2021)
Sandy Moreno, Non-Profit #1 Representative (2021)

Three vacant seats remain. We invite qualified candidates to apply with this VNNC Boardmember Application. Please email your application by June 27, 5pm.

  • School representative
  • At large commercial business owner or employee Seat 2 & Seat 4

Our new Officers are:

Existing board members were thanked for their service with certificates by our elected officials.

 

monorail on 405

Constituents Propose Monorail Through Sepulveda Pass

Retired Sherman Oaks space engineer (Bob Anderson) and local architect (Jeff Kalban) have drafted a mass transit concept from Van Nuys to LAX that they think gives Metro’s own proposals a run for their money. A monorail running above the 405 freeway, straight down the middle, that could be cheaper and easier to build while minimizing impacts on neighborhood streets from the San Fernando Valley to the Westside. LA Metro has rejected the concept, but The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council passed a measure to support the proposal, and a letter to Metro staff from the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assosciation emphasizes a continued preference for the two fully underground heavy rail options known as HRT1 and HRT2 but presents MRT2 — a dual-track monorail above the 405 median — as a more affordable option. See link for presentation about their fascinating concept: Valley to LAX Monorail SOHA SONC Presentation

The Planning and Land Use Committee heard this presentation and would like to make it available to our stakeholders. We will consider supporting it at our next meeting. Meanwhile, we invite you to consider the project and contact the following people with your support.

From the presentation:

I absolutely oppose any elevated tracks above any Valley streets – Unfair!
I support a fully underground subway in the Valley, but only if it’s affordable
The ONLY acceptable alternative is a monorail along the middle of the 405

Email comments to:

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Chair, Metro Board, sheila@bos.lacounty.gov
Mayor James Butts, First Vice Chair, Metro Board, mayor@cityofinglewood.org
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Second Vice Chair, Metro Board, mayor.garcetti@lacity.org
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Metro Board, kathryn@bos.lacounty.gov
Councilmember Mike Bonin, Metro Board, councilmember.bonin@lacity.org
Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Metro Board, councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org
Mayor Ara Najarian, Metro Board, anajarian@glendaleca.gov
Joshua Schank, Metro Chief Innovation Officer, schankj@metro.net
Cory Zelmer, Metro Project Manager, zelmerc@metro.net
Metro Email Comment Box, sepulvedatransit@metro.net

Mail comments to:
Cory Zelmer, Metro Project Manager, Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Metro, One Gateway Plaza, M/S 99-22-5, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Every Vote Matters

Unofficial Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Board Members. Thank you to everyone who voted. Stay tuned for news on when Board Members will be sworn in.

Unofficial results from our May 16, 2019 elections:

At-Large Industrial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2

  • Jennifer Febre

At Large Representative

  • Thela Thatch

At Large Resident Representative Seat 2

  • Ashley Nicole Martinez

At Large Residential Renter Representative Seat 2

  • Kathy Schreiner

Non-Profit Community Based Organization or Service Club Representative Seat 2

  • Sam Woolf

Resident Representative Zone 2

  • Rachel Reillly Villegas

Resident Representative Zone 4

  • Jason Correa

2019 NC Election Unofficial Results – Region 4