GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 5, 2006 - 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Valley College, 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 Matthew.Fitzgerald@lacity.org.

 

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

2.   Introduction of Dax Martin, Senior Lead Officer

          a. Announcement of National Night Out (NNO) in Valley Glen Community Park, 8/1, and

                possible GVGC sponsorship and Outreach – Mickey Jannol – Possible Motion(s)

3.   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.

4.   Review of the first part of the Minutes for 3/22/06 and Motion to accept – Laurie Lavine

5.   Review of the first part of the Minutes for 4/3//06 and Motion to accept – Laurie Lavine

6.   Review of the Minutes by Arline Simon for 5/1/06 and Motion to accept

7.   Review of the Minutes for 5/18/06 and Motion to accept – Laurie Lavine

8.   Treasurer’s Report – Chris Ueland – Possible Motion(s)

a. Finanace Audit Committee report and discussion on 2006/2007 GVGC budget –

      Chairperson Mickey Jannol - Possible Motion(s)

9.   Committee Reports:

         Reorganization and restructure of committees – Possible Motion(s)

         Beautification – Arline Simon, Chairperson

       Update and discussion on Valley Glen medians landscaping and monument signs – Possible Motion(s)

       Update and discussion on beautification and revitalization items for Greater Valley Glen Parks

a. Laurel Grove Park – Possible Motion(s)

b. Valley Glen Community Park – Discussion regarding a

     Community meeting and Outreach regarding Quimby Act

     funds available for park – Mickey Jannol – Possible Motion(s)

       Update on Valley Glen signs on the 170 freeway at Victory offramps.             ►►

         Arts and Education – Mickey Jannol for Chairperson Linda Wehrli

       Update and discussion regarding GVGC logo competition and possible extension of deadline from June 9, 2006 to July 10, 2006 – Possible Motion(s)

       Update on Serenity Gardens Project at Grant High School and discussion regarding a Council Day of Planting on a Sunday in the Garden – Possible Motion(s)

       Discussion regarding a GVGC sponsored Outreach event and festival this fall featuring local artists – Possible Motion(s)

       Discussion regarding the GVGC providing $500. to each of the elementary schools for library books: Erwin Street School, Monlux, and Kittridge Street School – Possible Motion(s)

       Discussion regarding the GVGC providing $500. to Grant High School for the music department – Possible Motion(s)

         Planning and Land Use – Gary Popenoe, Chairperson

       Mansionization – Review and discussion of the City Planning comments on the proposed Interim Control Ordinance regarding mansionization in Greater Valley Glen; and discussion regarding a Town Hall meeting concerning the proposed  (ICO) - Possible Motion(s)

       Valley Plaza – Review and discussion on the proposed commercial and residential developments by Snyder Valley Plaza LLC at Valley Plaza and the current May Company sites at Laurel Canyon/Oxnard. – Possible Motion(s)

a. Scoping meeting for the Environmental Impact Report –

     Thursday, June 15, 2006, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Laurel Hall

      School – Parish Hall, 11919 Oxnard St. – Possible Motion(s)

b. Discussion regarding a request to invite Councilmember Wendy

      Greuel to discuss development at next GVGC meeting -

      Possible Motion(s)

         Rules, Bylaws and Elections – Judy Price Chairperson

       Update and discussion regarding proposed Election date and Outreach

         Ad Hoc Committee on ARC appointment – Arline Simon

       Report on findings and discussion – Possible Motion(s)  

      10.   Grievances filed with Secretary and referral to Ad Hoc Grievance Panel(s), and discussion

        regarding the establishment of Ad Hoc Grievance Panel(s) – Possible Motion(s)

      11.   Board comments – Comments from Board on non-agenda subject matters within the 

                Board’s jurisdiction.

      12.   President’s Comments and Announcements:

                 Congress of Neighborhoods, Saturday June 17 – sign up at www.lacityneighborhoods.com    

       First part of Conflict of Interest training available at Congress for those who missed previous session

      13.   Next meeting, July 10

      14.   Adjournment

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

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 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).