GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, September 11, 2006, 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Valley College, Faculty Lounge or Cafeteria Conference Room

5800 Fulton Avenue

Valley Glen, CA 91401

 

The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” (per individual item) to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item.  Comments from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered.  Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period.  Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Presiding officer reserves the right to limit further, depending on number of speakers. No person may assign their speaking time to another person. Period for comment not to exceed 15 minutes.

 

Agenda is posted for public review at: Karabagh Market, 13747 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen, CA  91401; Vallarta Market, 13051 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen, CA; Erwin Street School, 13400 Erwin Street, Valley Glen, CA; L. A. Valley College Administration Building, 5800 Fulton Street, Valley Glen, CA; Cambridge Farms, 12431 Burbank, Valley Glen, CA; Monlux Elementary School, 6051 Bellaire, Valley Glen, CA; Kittridge Street Elementary, 13619 Kittridge Street, Valley Glen, CA. 

 

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request.  To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Neighborhood Council Advocate at (866) LA-HELPS  or e-mail to Amelia.Herrera-Robles@lacity.org. 

 

1. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Roll Call

2. Moment of Silence to Commemorate 9/11

3. Public Comments – See rules above

4. President’s announcements     

5. Implementation of following grievances pursuant to Bylaws Grievance Procedure ARTICLE X and

    Standing Rule 7-06A; Public Disclosure of Stakeholders who have submitted their names to be on

    Ad Hoc Grievance Panel and verification of names placed in “hat” for drawings:

·         Referral of Grievance #1 filed by Diana Lipari & Richard Hilton -  Possible Motion(s) to refer to Grievance Panel followed by names of eligible stakeholders to be placed in “hat” and Secretary to pull five names to serve on Panel and two alternates

·         Referral of Grievance #2 filed by Lawrence Hanna – Possible Motion(s) to refer to Grievance Panel followed by names of eligible stakeholders to be placed in “hat” and Secretary to pull five names to serve on Panel and two alternates

·         Referral of Grievance #3 filed by Stephen Gonzalez – Possible Motion(s) to refer to Grievance Panel followed by names of eligible stakeholders to be placed in “hat” and President to pull five names to serve on Panel and two alternates 

      6.  Review of Minutes for May 18 – Possible Motion(s)

      7.  Review of Minutes for June 5 – Possible Motion(s)

      8.  Review of initial partial minutes for July 10 – Possible Motion(s)

      9.  Review of the minutes for August 7 – Possible Motion(s)

    10.  Treasurer’s Report – Chris Ueland – Possible motion(s)

·          Report from Mickey Jannol on Mayor Villaraigosa’s Annual Community Budget Day  

    11.  COMMITTEE REPORTS:      

Ø  Outreach – to be co-chaired by Mickey Jannol and Judy PricePossible motion(s)

Ø  Arts and EducationLinda Wehrli, Chairperson

·  Serenity Garden Project update and Possible Motion(s) to approve up to $300. for signage for fence

·  Review and Possible Motion(s) regarding graphic design firm, Dave Newman Advertising Agency’s refinement of winning logo for GVGC contest ($750. previously approved for these professional services)

Ø       Planning and Land Use – Gary Popenoe, Chairperson

·         Update by Terry and Gary on Town Hall meeting on Mansionization scheduled for Wed., Sept. 27

·         Review of final draft of proposed information form for developers to fill out and submit to the Committee which would assist the Council in having a clear understanding of the nature of the proposed development – Possible Motion(s)

·         Conditional Use at 6047 N. Fulton Ave. for expansion of an existing pre-school onto an adjoining lot and increase of existing enrollment of 30 children to 84 children – Possible Motion(s) to approve this with the condition that the existing asphalt sidewalk at Fulton be replaced with a city approved concrete sidewalk and that the island created by the proposed drop off drive as well as other available front yard landscape areas receive new planting.

·         Construction of a 19-unit condominium at 11941-11945 Burbank Blvd, with 42 parking spaces including 4 guest parking spaces in the R4-1 zone, and; ZA-2006-1345-ZAA to permit a 15-foot front yard setback within an existing 27-foot building line, originally established by Ordinance No. 98,921. Note that 15’ is the normal zoned set back for R3 and R4 zones – Possible Motion(s) to approve the yard setback request with the condition that the building does not exceed four stories and a maximum unit count of 19 to be maintained.

·         Height and yard adjustment for 9-unit condo construction at 13148 Victory Blvd. – ZAA-Area height, yard and building line adjustments – Possible Motion(s) to allow encroachment of three feet into the front yard to create a 15’ setback. The alley at the rear will be dedicated. Note that 15’ is the normal zoned setback for R3 zones.

·         Update on Tom McClintock’s proposed ballot measure (Proposition 90) opposing local governments from using eminent domain for seizure of private property for economic development, tax revenue, or other private use.

Ø       Beautification– Arline Simon, Chairperson 

· Update on Victory medians and Whitsett medians – Possible Motion(s)

· Update and Possible Motion(s) to approve $920. for two additional tables for Laurel Grove Park

· Update and Possible Motion(s) regarding the graffiti riddled mural behind Walgreen’s and

       agreement between SCA Medical Inc. and the GVGC for SCA to repair and maintain the mural.

Ø       Public Safety and Government Relations – Terry Anderson, Chairperson   

·         PUBLIC SAFETY: Possible Motion(s) to purchase 2000 Halloween bags for children for a cost of up to $1600. to be imprinted with GVGC information and distributed to local public and private schools with cost split between budgets for Public Safety/Government Relations and Outreach

·         Report from Senior Lead Officer John Smith regarding illegal medical marijuana clinics and their proliferation – Possible Motion(s)

·         Update on Anti-Graffiti Tracker System

·         Report on L.A. County Dept. of Health Services and West Nile Virus

·         Report on City Council action to declare September as National Preparedness Month in the City of Los Angeles

·         GOVERNMENT RELATIONS: Update on Laura Chick’s “Neighborhood Council Liaison Committee”

·         Discussion and Possible Motion(s) on Prop R on term limits whether on Nov. 7 ballot or not.

·         Discussion and Possible Motion(s) regarding City Council and the failed File Number Initiative that would have provided Neighborhood Councils with access to the Council File process used by the City Council, city boards, commissions and departments

Ø                   Rules, Bylaws and Elections – Judy Price, Chairperson

·         Update on Bylaws, Election Procedures and Election date – Possible Motion(s)

·         Next meeting: Monday, Sept. 25 – 6:30 p.m. Valley College Cafeteria Conference Room

      12. Board Member comments – Comments from Board on non-agenda items subject matters 

            within the Board jurisdiction

      13. Next meeting Tuesday, October 10 (due to Yom Kippur on the 2nd and Columbus Day on the 9th)

      14. Adjournment

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: A written complaint regarding the Greater Valley Glen Council shall be submitted to the Board of Directors. The Board will then refer the matter to an ad hoc grievance panel comprised of 5 Stakeholders randomly selected by the Council Secretary from a list of stakeholders who have expressed an interest in serving on such a panel. The Secretary will coordinate a time and place for the panel to meet with the person(s) submitting a grievance and to discuss dispute resolution. Thereafter, a panel member shall prepare a written report within two (2) months to be forwarded by the Secretary to the Board outlining the panel's recommendations for  resolving the grievance. The matter shall be heard at the next regular meeting of the Board pursuant to the Brown Act. The formal grievance process is intended to address matters involving procedural disputes, e.g., the Board's failure to comply with Board Rules or these Bylaws, or its failure to comply with the Plan, local ordinances and/or State and federal law. If the grievance cannot be resolved through the grievance process then the complainant has the right to appeal to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (Plan, Article 5 Section 4).