Category Archives: Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC)

Posting for Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Meetings and Events

Van Nuys NC April 10, 2019

Apply for a Vacant Seat

Having completed the elections, we will likely swear in our new Board Members at the next meeting. We would like to fill the remaining vacant seats as soon as possible. These seats may be vacant:

  • Resident Representative Zone 1 (2021) (At-Large Rep)
  • Non-Profit Community Based Organization or Service Club Representative Seat 1 (2021) (At-Large Rep)
  • School representative
  • At Large commercial business owner or Employee Seat 4

VNNC Boardmember Application
Please email Terrence your application by May 30, 5pm.

Monorail concept

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

Vote

Vote in VNNC Elections

Come vote in our Elections May 16, 2-8pm at the Van Nuys State Office Building, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd.

Certified Candidate List

Candidate Photos and Statements

The seats up for election represents half the council seats. Each seat has a four year term.

At-Large Industrial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2

  • Jennifer Febre
  • George Christopher Thomas

At Large Representative

  • Emmet Flores
  • Thela Thatch
  • Ella Undzhyan
  • Samuel Apikyan

At Large Resident Representative Seat 2

  • Maria Skelton
  • Josue Chavez
  • Jeffrey C. Lynn
  • Ashley Nicole Martinez
  • Robinson O’Brien-Bours

At Large Residential Renter Representative Seat 2

  • Kathy Schreiner
  • Ivan Robles

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

  • Jeanette Hopp
  • Sandy Moichelle Moreno
  • Sam Woolf

Resident Representative Zone 2

  • Rachel Reillly Villegas

Resident Representative Zone 4

  • Jason Correa
  • Otis Hopson
  • Maegan Pearson

Who can vote?

Every Vote Matters

All community stakeholders who are 16 or older at the time of the election can vote.

“Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest Stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Boundaries

VNNC Boundary Map

Backyard Home

Get a Backyard Home!

From LA-Más: We are excited to share that the Backyard Homes Project – an affordable accessory dwelling unit (ADU) pilot program has launched. LA-Más and our collective of non-profit partners – Genesis LA, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Restore Neighborhoods LA (RNLA), LA Family Housing, St. Joseph Center, and Housing Rights Center – are pleased to announce the launch of LA’s newest incentive program for LA homeowners!

This incentive program offers homeowners a “one-stop-shop” for financing, designing, permitting, and constructing a new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in the City of Los Angeles. We aspire to have ADUs be remarkably designed, affordably constructed, and creatively financed. The process of being a Section 8 landlord will be easy and supported.

Application Requirements

  • Homeowners are eligible to apply if they meet the following requirements:
  • Agree to house a Section 8 voucher holder in their new ADU for a minimum of 5 years
    Own a property in a single-family residential area located within the City of LA

Find out more on their website

Backyard homes