Category Archives: Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC)

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No Justice No Peace

VNNC Stands Against Systemic Racism

The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council took a stand against systemic racism at our meeting on June 10, 2020. Even as our agenda was being created, protesters were wielding bullhorns peacefully at the Van Nuys City Hall to speak out against racial injustice. During our meeting we discussed the matter in depth and thoughtfully worked through each line of a Racial Injustice Position Letter which we approved and sent to our local elected officials including City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Paul Krekorian, David Ryu and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.

“I am proud that our Van Nuys Neighborhood Council was able to come together to stand In Solidarity with Our Black Residents, Stakeholders, Shoppers, and Visitors,” shared Van Nuys Neighborhood Council President Sam Woolf.

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City Planning Workshops

This fall, City Planning will host Planning 101 training sessions focusing on the topics of project and community planning. The annual Planning 101 series provides a general overview of the core functions of planning in Los Angeles and serves as an educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about participation in the land use process, especially residents, newly elected neighborhood council board members, and members of other community-based organizations.

In keeping with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, this year’s training will be offered virtually to minimize and stop the spread of COVID-19. Attendees will be able to join by telephone or remotely, through GoTo video conferencing software.

Project Planning

The Project Planning training will highlight how projects are reviewed and walk attendees through each step of the development review process―beginning with the submission of a project application at the public counter and ending with the approval of a building permit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2020
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Community Planning

The Community Planning training will introduce attendees to a wide scope of topics in long-range planning, from the development of new policies and goals to the local zoning rules that shape our neighborhoods.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Parking Enforcement Recommences

Parking Enforcement Recommences

On October 1, 2020, parking enforcement will resume. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation recently shared their plans to resume parking enforcement for previously suspended parking infractions, and proposed economic relief measures for parking fines.

Below, please find key dates for when each type of parking enforcement will restart:

Beginning October 1, 2020, LADOT will resume parking enforcement and impounds, when applicable, for street cleaning, abandoned vehicles, oversize and overnight restrictions, peak hour and anti-gridlock zones, and expired registration.

Beginning October 15, 2020, LADOT will resume enforcement of expired preferential parking district permits.

LADOT will suspend imposing new citation late penalties until October 22, 2020.

Beginning January 1, 2021, LADOT will resume scofflaw enforcement and impounds.

Learn more about changes to parking enforcement at ladot.lacity.org/coronavirus.

Light Rail

Light Rail Planning Continues on Van Nuys Blvd

Metro Los Angeles continues to finalize the planning phase for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Corridor. As part of this phase, Metro has started Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) work along Van Nuys Bl and local cross streets.

GPR is a non-invasive, relatively quiet activity that entails marking locations on the street surface with temporary paint if an underground structure is detected.

Please note this activity will begin this Monday, August 3, 2020 during nighttime hours to minimize traffic impacts along Van Nuys Bl.

For further details and the latest about the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Corridor Project, please visit www.metro.net/projects/east-sfv/

7111 Sepulveda Blvd Vacant Lot

7111 Sepulveda Blvd Is Cleaned Up

Councilmember Nury Martinez’ Office reports that City Council approved a motion to declare the property at 7111 Sepulveda a public nuisance. Property owners subsequently reached out and said they were ready to get the area cleaned up.

LAPD and the 7111 Sepulveda Property Management Team were on site on Thursday, July 23, 2020 to remove the approximately five trespassers with a warning the day before. Martinez’ Field Deputy checked in on the property that day and and confirmed that they were starting to pick up the trash and work on the fence. The work continued for the next few days.

As for the vacant building at 7101 Sepulveda, the City Attorney’s Code Enforcement Unit has filed a case against the owner. The property owner is due in court in September.

There was a fire in the vacant building and thankfully no one was on site.

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