Official Political Website for Charlotte Laws - Member of the Greater Valley Glen Council



Charlotte Laws
Member of the 
Greater Valley Glen Council

21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633
WH, CA 91364
Tel.  818.346.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690

Photo of Charlotte Laws in March 2005


Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 6:30 PM

Los Angeles Valley College, Faculty Lounge

5800 Fulton Avenue

Valley Glen, CA 91401


The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” 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. 

 Agenda is posted for public review at: Karabagh Market, 13747 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen, CA  91401; Vallarta Market, 13302 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 Project Coordinator at (866) LA-HELPS  or e-mail to

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

2.       Review of Minutes for 2/6/06 and motion to accept – Laurie Lavine

3.   Review of Minutes for 3/6/06 and motion to accept – Laurie Lavine

4.   President’s Comments

 5.   Public Comments – Comments from the public on non-agenda items within the Board’s  

      subject matter jurisdiction. Public comments are limited to two minutes per speaker.

6.   Presentation by Christopher Alan of Dasher Lawless. Discussion and motion: Request by

      Dasher Lawless for GVGC support and recommendation to revise zoning to RAS3

      (mixed use) from (Q)R3-1XL (multi-family residential) at 13101 –13219 Victory Blvd. Also  

      requesting support for modifications to allow certain unoccupied architectural features to

      extend above the allowable height for RAS3 zone. The proposed development includes

two levels of residential occupancy over two levels of commercial property over two levels of below grade parking.


       7.   Recommendation by Vacancies Ad Hoc Committee and Motion to appoint Barry Pezzner

            to fill a vacant business seat on the Board.

 8.   Discussion regarding GVGC Ad Hoc Committee on Election Violations Report dated

      2/9/06, Brown Act violation pertaining to Ad Hoc Committees, and GVGC Bylaw violation

      pertaining to Article V, section 7. – Terry Anderson

 9.   Discussion and motion to allow Stakeholders on the following committees: Land Use &

      Planning; Government Relations & Services; Rules/Bylaws/Elections; Finance Audit

10. Review and discussion of committees and assignments: Possible motion(s) regarding

      new Committee(s)/Chair(s)

11. Discussion and possible motion(s) regarding Committee meeting locations and agenda

      postings for all meetings

12. Committee Reports:

·         Land Use and Planning – Gary Popenoe, Chair

Ø       Motion regarding joint Mansionization Committee with VGNA and Community meeting

·         Beautification – Arline Simon, Chair

Ø       Motion regarding monument signs in Valley Glen

·         Government Relations and Services – Terry Anderson, Chair

Ø       Possible motions(s) regarding business cards, GVGC signs for meetings, office/storage space, GVGC rep to Valley Alliance

·         Finance Audit – Mickey Jannol, Chair

·         Arts and Education – Linda Wehrli, Chair

Ø       Possible motion(s) regarding logo for GVGC and contest

·         Communications – Chris Ueland, Chair

Ø       Possible motion regarding GVGC website


13. Discussion and possible motion(s) for Bylaw violations pertaining to Article V, section 6

      and section 7.

 14. Update on Directors of Animal Welfare (DAWS) – GVGC rep, Charlotte Laws

 15. Board Member Comments – Comments from Board on non-agenda subject matters

      within the Board’s jurisdiction

 16. Next meeting, April 3, future Agenda items and other Calendar Events

 17. Adjournment


A written complaint regarding the Greater Valley Glen Council shall be submitted to the Board of Directors. The Board will than 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 the 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).