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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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January Executive Committee Meeting 2018

Executive Committee Agenda (VNNC)

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
January 3rd, 2018 (Wednesday 6:30 – 7:50pm)

6250 Sylmar Street — 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 October Minutes & Approval of November Minutes (2 separate votes)
5. Treasurer’s Report — Veronica Marin and/or Second Signatory — Approve Treasurer’s Report & Monthly Expenditure Reports (MER) from December 2017
6. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, Elected Officials’ Reports & Election Chair’s Report

7. New Business

a. The VNNC to feature State Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian in its ongoing “Distinguished Speaker Series.” The Assemblyman will address the Council for 15 minutes, with a question and answer session to follow the speech. The VNNC will also take 5 minutes to brainstorm with the Assemblyman and come up with four new ways to collaborate with his office in 2018.

b. The VNNC to look into hiring Wendy Moore of Moore Business Results. The VNNC to continue to discuss possible work assignments for Ms. Wendy Moore, including marketing and email address capturing, web administrator duties, and press release distribution. The VNNC to vote on the expenditure of $350 a month. (Funding NTE $350)

c. The VNNC to formally elect Committee Chairs at the January General Meeting. The VNNC to publicly discuss the roles of the committees, and potentially setting a list of 3-5 goals for the committee to accomplish in 2018. The VNNC also to consider giving each committee a budget of $1000 for operating expenses and miscellaneous needs. (NTE $6000)

   d. The VNNC to continue hosting a “Taste Of Van Nuys” at its January General Meeting. The VNNC to pick one ethnically diverse restaurant per month in order to sample the delicious dishes from the businesses that make up the community of Van Nuys. The VNNC to continue to reach out to different restaurants and businesses in Van Nuys to continue the “Taste Of Van Nuys” at least once a month. (NTE $150 a month)

e. The VNNC to adopt language from 10 different Community Impact Statements.

f. The VNNC to vote on and take action on filling the one remaining vacant council seat currently on the roster. The VNNC to also consider making the seats an “At-Large” designation until the end of the term of the seat, as to make it easier to fill for those that seek to represent their community.

h. Discussion and Possible Action. 7002-7004 Van Nuys Blvd. Mixed Use Development, Vesting Zoning Change. Requesting to allow a zoning change from [T][Q] C2-1L to RAS4-1L to permit a new construction for a 170-unit mixed used development. Case no#: CPC- 2017-0737. (Zachary Andrews/ three6ixty.)

i. The VNNC to discuss and take possible action on proposal from Councilman Mike Browning. The language is as follows: “Currently there are large blue recycling dumpsters on Van Nuys streets in front of multi-family housing units. The dumpster are attracting graffiti and illegal dumping. The dumpsters are always on the street and sometimes block available parking spaces. I propose a VNNC discussion on the policy for the recycling dumpsters and suggestions on improving it. it would be great if a City representative could participate in the discussion.”

j. The VNNC to begin to generate and brand the Van Nuys area to create a specific identity and neighborhood feel. The VNNC to establish the “Official Flower of Van Nuys” as well as the “Official Motto Of Van Nuys” and the “Official Mineral of Van Nuys.” For example the California State Flower is the golden poppy. (Background information: Official State Flower of California — The California poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) was designated the state flower of California in 1903. Also known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold), the California poppy grows wild throughout the state. Native Americans in California valued the poppy as a food source and for the oil extracted from the plant. Every year, April 6 is California Poppy Day and May 13th – 18th is Poppy Week. Gold is a theme in California symbols; the state colors are blue and gold, the state nickname is The Golden State, and gold is the official state mineral.)

k. The VNNC to completely and official review the bylaws and the amended changes. The VNNC to discuss once again all bylaws and amended changes. The VNNC to vote on and accept the current bylaws before the council, and all amended changes.

l. The VNNC to discuss and take possible action on the proposed language. “Under Article V Governing Board 1) Section 7: Absences, (the language was changed to) {(Any Director who misses three (3) unexcused consecutive regular board meetings in any six (6) month period may be subject to removal by majority vote of the Board.)}”

m. The VNNC to discuss and take possible action on the proposed language. “2) Under Article V Governing Board Section 3: Selection of Officers (the language was changed to ) Section 12: Selection of Officers {The Board will elect its Officers every two (2) years by simple majority vote by the Directors present at the General Board meeting. The selection of Officers will take place in July of that year.(starting in 2019, then 2021, followed by 2023 etc.////The wording “The selection of Officers will take place in July of every odd number year.” was also acceptable)} (there already is a Section 3 in Article V).

   n. The VNNC to discuss and take possible action on the proposed language. “3) Under Article V Governing Board Section 4: Officer Terms (the language was changed to ) Section 13: Officer Terms {(The Officers shall serve a term of two (2) years. There are no term limits.)} ( there already is a Section 4 in Article V).”

o. The VNNC to discuss and take possible action on the new “Council Ambassador” program being proposed by Councilman George Thomas. The VNNC to consider offering these positions to 30 prominent community leaders in the area, as well as others that may qualify.

p. Additional items being submitted from other Committee Chairs, other Van Nuys Councilmembers, or the general public at large.

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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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 (https://www.metro.net/projects/east-sfv/ ) 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 vnnc.org 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 vnnc.org 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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VNNC Executive Meeting – January 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

January 30, 2017 (Monday 6:30- 7:45 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Officer Reports 
    • A. President’s Report – Jeff Lynn
    • B. Vice-President’s Report – Jason Ackerman
      • I. Status of Committee Membership and Activity As Follow up to the Motion approved as Item 3-B-I from the 12-14-2016 VNNC General Board meeting:  MOTION: The Chairs of all VNNC Committees must submit written lists of all current Members of their respective committees to the Secretary, President and Vice-President of the VNNC by December 31, 2016 and hold Brown Act Compliant meetings no later than January 31, 2017. Failure to comply will result in the removal of said committee chair(s) pending approval of the General Board at the February 2017 Meeting. 
        • The below table has been compiled to indicate which committee chairs have complied with both parts of the above motion. (*indicates a meeting is scheduled for but has not been held at the this table was being compiled on Jan. 27, 2017)
        • Discussion to be held about what course of action to take for committee chairs that complied with the mandate to submit rosters but have not held and/or scheduled Brown Act Compliant Meetings by the 1/31 /2017 Deadline Motion to be crafted following discussion
      • II. – Motion: To Remove John Camera as Chair of the Sustainability, Transportation & Public Spaces Committee for failure to comply with both parts of the mandate.

        Committee Name

        Chair(s)

        Roster By Dec 31, 2016?

        Brown Act Meeting By Jan 31, 2017?

        Executive Committee

        Jeff Lynn

        YES

        YES

        Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)

        Quirino De Le Cuesta & Steve Friedmann

        YES

        YES

        Budget and Finance

        Veronica Marin

        YES

        YES

        Outreach and Communications

        Maria Skelton

        YES

        YES

        Government Relations, Rules & Bylaws

        Paul Anand

        YES

        NO

        Education Committee

        Stacey Raines

        YES

        NO

        Public Health and Safety

        Josef Lazarovitz & Howard Benjamin

        YES

        NO

        Sustainability, Transportation & Public Spaces

        John Camera

        NO

        NO

        Legislative Information Committee [LIC]

        Richard Hopp

        YES

        YES

        Special Committee On Policy Education [SCOPE]

        George Christopher Thomas

        YES

        YES

    • C. Secretary’s Report – Jeremy Pessoa
      • I. Status of April 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • II. Status of October 2016 minutes VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • III. Status of November 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • IV. Status of December 2016 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
      • V. Status of January 2017 VNNC General Board Meeting minutes
    • D. Treasurer’s Report – Stacey Raines, Howard Benjamin or Veronica Marin
      • I. Status of funds, outstanding payments and MERs
  6. Old Business:
    • I. The VNNC to pay the $999.00 it committed to paying for the 2016 Senior Symposium during the prior fiscal year (2015-2016) but has yet to pay for. The VNNC to pay an additional $750.00 for participation the May 20, 2017 Senior Symposium hosted by OneGeneration (NTE $2,000).
  7. New Business:
    • B. Executive Committee
      • I. The VNNC to permit Samantha Stevens from the “Yes On Proposition M/ No on Proposition N” campaign to present atthe February 8, 2017 meeting (time to be set at this Executive Committee Meeting)
      • II. The VNNC to Thank Jacob Lynn, Paul Anand and Jeremy Pessoa for their service on the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
      • III. The VNNC Executive Board to appoint an Interim Secretary to serve at the March and April 2017 General Board Meetings (pending approval by the General Board at the start of the March 2017 meeting) until a new Secretary is Elected with the rest of the Executive Officers at the April 2017 VNNC General Board Meeting, all duties normally prescribed to the Secretary to be divided between the Interim Secretary, The President and the Vice-President.
      • IV. The VNNC to begin accepting and reviewing Applications for empty VNNC Board Member Seats
      • V. The Van Nuys to purchase a large format Four (4) Digit Digital Timer with a remote control (NTE $450). The VNNC believes such equipment will help to increase fairness in tracking of public comment time during meeting of its Committees and of the General Board.
    • C. Planning and Land Use Management
      • I. 14306 Oxnard Street, So Cal Collision Center. Zone Variance. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth. Asking the board to reconsider their decision from previous general board meeting last year. Case no#: ZA-2016-3146. (Antonio Peurtas/ SoCal Collision Center.)
    • D. Budget and Finance Committee
      • I. The VNNC will provide funding for New Economics for Women for their outgoing services to the Van Nuys Community. (NTE2,500.00)
      • II. The Budget and Finance Committee to move its regular meeting to the first Wednesday of the Month
  8. Consent Calendar (all items in this section are non-funding items and were approved unanimously by the members of the committee they originated in. Items on the consent calendar may be pulled for discussion by board member comment or public comment card; all items not pulled from the consent calendar may be voted on at the same time by the General Board.
    • A. SCOPE
      • I. The SCOPE Committee to come up with a formal plan to implement and execute the recommendations of the UCLA Graduate students that analyzed the census data of Van Nuys.
      • II. The SCOPE Committee to work with State Senator Bob Hertzberg’s Office to create a way to give the Neighborhood Council system of Los Angeles Legislative Authorities.
      • III. The SCOPE Committee to formally seek out and find ways to work with all legislative and political offices within the jurisdictional boundaries of Van Nuys. Furthermore, the SCOPE Committee to recommend a partnership with these offices at least once every calendar year. Details to follow.
      • IV. The SCOPE Committee to undertake the formal process of remodeling the pergola in front of the LAPD station. The SCOPE Committee to design office space for the VNNC, 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.
      • V. The SCOPE Committee to seek out and work with other Neighborhood Councils to address regional concerns of the San Fernando Valley, including transportation issues and after school programs.
  9. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction) for stakeholders who did not speak under Item 4 (any comment under Item 4 counts regardless of time taken)
  10. Adjournment (7:45pm)

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VNNC 2017 Executive Board Meeting – January 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

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Toys purchased by VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton and VNNC Board member Howard Benjamin with Walgreens manager Natalie Guzman for the Christmas Holiday Event at Delano Park.

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

January 3, 2017 (Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business
    • A. None
  9. New Business:
    • A. VNNC to vote to appoint Jason Ackerman and Marcela Rodriguez as official designees to attend Civic University 1.0 in January of 2017.
    • B. VNNC to vote to appoint Howard Benjamin the official liaison to Film LA.
    • C. VNNC to vote to appoint Marcela Rodriguez the official Homelessness liaison.
    • D.VNNC to vote to pay its contribution toward the 2016 and 2017 Senior Symposiums. (NTE $999).
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

VNNC December Executive Meeting – December 5th , 2016 – 6:30 pm

p1020872VNNC Executive Committee

Joint Meeting Agenda

December 5, 2016 (Monday 6:30- 8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library) 6257 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

Stakeholders wishing to comment are requested to submit Speaker Cards and may not exceed Two (2) minutes Per Item, including speaker cards on agenda items; stakeholder and comment is limited to a total of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Executive Officer and Committee Chair Reports
    • A. President’s Report- Jeffrey Lynni. 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 — Jeremy Pessoai. Approval of the Minutes of all missing VNNC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes not approved from April 2016-November 2016
    • C. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory)i. Approve Treasurer’s Report
    • D. Vice-Presidents Report – Jason Ackermani. MOTION: The Chairs of all VNNC Committees must submit written lists of all current Members of their respective committees to the Secretary, President and Vice-President of the VNNC by December 31, 2016 and hold Brown Act Compliant meetings no later than January 31, 2017. Failure to comply will result in the removal of said committee chair(s) pending approval of the General Board at the February 2017 Meeting.
    • E. Reports From Committee Chairs regarding Items NOT on the Agenda.
  4. Old Business
    • A. Planning and Land Use Management Committee
      • i. Call for reconsideration of approval of Zone Variance for 14306 Oxnard Street, So Cal Collision Center. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth. The PLUM Committee is asking the board to reconsider their decision from last general board meeting. Case no#: ZA-2016-3146. (Antonio Peurtas/ SoCal Collision Center.) (Ackerman/ Benjamin)5.
  5. Items of New Business that Have Been Heard in Committees
    • A. Planning and Land Use Management
      • i. 6429 N. Van Nuys Blvd. CUB Renewal and live entertainment. Asking for the approval to continue the sale of beer and wine for on-site consumption in conjunction with an existing restaurant. Case no#: ZA-2010-261-CUB-PAI (Oscar Ensafi/ Approved Plans Inc.)
      • ii. Administration Item. Asking the VNNC to support the call close Aliso Canyon site from operation. Draft will be provided prior to general board meeting to be sent to Mayor Garcetti, City Council, County Supervisor and Governor Brown. Discussion and Action.
      • iii. VNNC to submit CIS on the proposed changes to DASH bus service and routes.VNNC PLUM Committee is currently discussing & drafting the proposed routes of LADOT DASH service within the Van Nuys jurisdiction. The board will take motion once the draft has been crafted, edited and approved to be sent to City Council. Discussion and action. (PLUM Committee Board members Jerry Martin and Jason Ackerman).
    • B. Outreach Committee
      • i. Approval of plans from session of Outreach CommitteeJoint Meeting regarding the use of $2,500 in funds approved at the VNNC General Board Meeting on November 9, 2016 for two (2) Holiday Parties to be held in December 2016.
    • C. Executive Committee
      • i. Request by State Senator Hertzberg’s Office to grant the Senator time to speak at the VNNC General Board Meeting on December 14, 20166.
  6. Items of New Business that Have Not Been Heard in Committees Submitted from the Floor (Items received in this section to be listed in the Minutes of this Meeting)
    • A. The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council declares that aside from the two (2) events being planned, this body holds the remainder of the year 2016 to be over, due to the excessive levels of bad and sad news that has warranted the title of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year to“Death”. #JustEndIt
    • B. TBD
  7. Public Comment on matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction) Not on the Agenda
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment 8:00PM

2016 Executive Committee Agenda

VNNC November Executive Meeting – Rescheduled

VNNC Executive Meeting

LAPD, (Community Room, Main Lobby)

6240 Sylmar Avenue

Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old BusinessA. Presentation by candidates Wendy Molina and Jeanette Hopp and election new council member to fill vacant VNNC Non-profit Seat Number 2.
  9. New Business:
    • A. 6639 Norwich Ave. Second Dwelling Unit. A Zoning Variance to allow 2nd dwelling unit in a R1-1 Zone with yard setback and fence hight adjustments. Case no#: ZA-2015-4305-ZV-ZAA-F (Diahanne Payne/Plans Are Us)
    • B. 14306 Oxnard street. Zone Variance. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth in existing CM-1 zone closer than 500 feet of R-2 zone. (Tigran Vardanyan/SoCal Collision Center)
    • C. Administration Item. Asking the VNNC to support the call for Eric Garcetti, LADWP to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, to refrain from any new investments in fossil fuel infrastructure, and to ensure that all residents of Los Angeles reap the benefits of the transition to renewable energy. Discussion and Action.
    • D. Presentation and funding request by Saaliha Khan of Northeast Valley Health Corporation requesting the VNNC assist/co-sponsor the Northeast Valley Health Corporation Toy Drive, Not to exceed (NTE) $300.
    • E.Presentation and funding request by Mercy Alpert re “Don’t Go Back” Halfway House for Men in Van Nuys (Dollar amount TBD)
    • F.Funding request from Glenn Bailey asking that the VNNC provide a donation for the 11/10/16 VANC Planning Forum and t he 3/9/17 VANC Mixer, NTE $500.
    • G. Presentation by Bladimir Campos re sanitation plan for Van Nuys.
    • H. Proposal that the VNNC adopt the following motion and issue a Community Impact Statement (CIS) stating that: “The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is concerned with and supports our Stakeholders in resolving our parking, street quality, and safety problems.” (Dr. Weissman) 

       

  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

VNNC Executive Board Meeting – Tueday, November 1st @ 6:00 pm

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

November 1, 2016 (Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue

Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2.  Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business
    • A. Presentation by candidates Wendy Molina and Jeanette Hopp and election new council member to fill vacant VNNC Non-profit Seat Number 2.
  9. New Business:
    • A. 6639 Norwich Ave. Second Dwelling Unit. A Zoning Variance to allow 2nd dwelling unit in a R1-1 Zone with yard setback and fence hight adjustments. Case no#: ZA-2015-4305-ZV-ZAA-F (Diahanne Payne/Plans Are Us) Supporting Docs.: chief-architect-premier-x5_-24×36-layout-6639-norwich-actual-1 case-mlu-applic118 letter-of-consent-october-29-2015november-23-2015-zaa-findings november-23-zv-findings
    • B. 14306 Oxnard street. Zone Variance. Allow continued maintenance and operation of automotive repair with spray paint booth in existing CM-1 zone closer than 500 feet of R-2 zone. (Tigran Vardanyan/SoCal Collision Center) Supporting Docs.:
    • C. Administration Item. Asking the VNNC to support the call for Eric Garcetti, LADWP to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, to refrain from any new investments in fossil fuel infrastructure, and to ensure that all residents of Los Angeles reap the benefits of the transition to renewable energy. Discussion and Action. Supporting Docs.:renewable_energy_letter_2016_09-18 suggested_text_for_motion_2016_09-18 why_renewable_energy_2016_10-22
    • D. Presentation and funding request by Saaliha Khan of Northeast Valley Health Corporation requesting the VNNC assist/co-sponsor the Northeast Valley Health Corporation Toy Drive, Not to exceed (NTE) $300.
    • E. Presentation and funding request by Mercy Alpert re “Don’t Go Back” Halfway House for Men in Van Nuys (Dollar amount TBD)
    • F. Funding request from Glenn Bailey asking that the VNNC provide a donation for the 11/10/16 VANC Planning Forum and t he 3/9/17 VANC Mixer, NTE $500.
    • G. Presentation by Bladimir Campos re sanitation plan for Van Nuys.
    • H. Proposal that the VNNC adopt the following motion and issue a Community Impact Statement (CIS) stating that: “The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is concerned with and supports our Stakeholders in resolving our parking, street quality, and safety problems.” (Dr. Weissman)
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

VNNC October Executive Meeting Agenda – October 3, 2016

VNNC Executive Meeting Agenda

October 3, 2016 (Monday 6:30-8:00 pm)

Van Nuys Public Library, (Backroom of Library)

6257 Sylmar Avenue

Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call To Order & Pledge Of Allegiance To the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Secretary’s Report — Jeremy Pessoa
  6. Treasurer’s Report — Stacey Rains and/or Howard Benjamin (Second Signatory) — Approve Treasurer’s Report
  7. Committee Chairperson’s Reports, Budget Advocate’s Report, & Elected Officials’ Reports.
  8. Old Business
    • A. None
  9. New Business:
    • A. 6569 N. Van Nuys Blvd. Mixed-use project. 184-unit mixed use apartments w/ approximately 20,000 sq. ft of commercial space. Developers request to consist of a zone change from P-1VL to Mixed Use (Commercial & Residential) + Density Bonus; 168 Market Rate units with 16 earmarked for Very Low income units. In addition, owners are requesting to increase the density bonus above 35% and to increase the affordable unit set-aside. Asking for a Letter of Support. (Boaz Miodovsky/Ketter Designs)
    • B. Outreach – Proposal for VNC to purchase 500 VNNC logo bags for Outreach Committee purposes. (Howard Benjamin)
    • C. Outreach – Proposal for VNNC to purchase 61 light pole banners to replace those damaged by wind. Not to Exceed (NTE) $8,250. (Howard Benjamin)
    • D. 14741 Calvert Street (MacLeod’s Brewery). Conditional Use Permit. Renewal of CUP for the on+off-site consumption, sale, and manufacture of beer in conjunction with existing (Type 23) license and expansion of brewery permit into adjacent site with daily hours 6:00-2:00am. Existing approval ZA-2012-02658-CUB contain contain term grants. Asking for a Letter of Support. Case No#: ZA-2016-3245-CUB (Eric Newman/Newman Building Designs)
    • E. 7639 Van Nuys Blvd. Proposal for Bonus Density to build 5-story residential apartments. On menu item to increase the building height from 45 feet to 56 feet and increase the floor area ratio from 1.5:1 to 2.5:1. Case No#:DIR-2016-2920 (Armin Gharai/GA Engineering Inc.)
    • F. 6719-6705 N. Sepulveda Blvd. On Menu Incentive for Affordable Housing. The demolition of an existing motel, less than 50 units, consisting of (2) one- story buildings and (1) two-story building in order to construct a new 3 story, 44 unit residential apartment building over on grade parking. Case No#: DIR-2016-0725 (Armin Gharai of GA Engineering, Inc.)
    • G. Community partners requests $3,000 for an educational program at the Santa Monica Mountain National Park in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks for (4) Van Nuys Schools—(Sylvan Elementary, Van Nuys Middle School, Van Nuys Elementary & Kester Elementary).
    • H. Proposal that the VNNC adopt the following motion and issue a Community Impact Statement (CIS) stating that: “The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is concerned with and supports our Stakeholders in resolving our parking, street quality, and safety problems.”
  10. Public Comments
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjourn

2016 October VNNC Executive Meeting