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
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Tel.  818.346.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690

Photo of Charlotte Laws in March 2005 GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL AGENDA


Monday, November 6, 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     


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

    2. Public Comments – See rules above

    3. President’s announcements:

            a. Introduction of Taneda K. Larios, new DONE Advocate for the GVGC

            b. General announcements including: update on USPS Valley Plaza post office; SLO John

                Smith’s newsletter & marijuana clinic update; reminder for Mayor’s Budget survey; reminder

                for Conflict of Interest training

            c. Nomination of Abdul Zohbi, Exploring Minds Montessori School, to Schools Rep. seat – Motion    

    4.  Discussion of Minutes and review of Minutes for May 18; June 5; partial Minutes for July 

           10; August 7; September 11; October 10 – Possible Motion(s)

    5.  Treasurer’s Report – Possible Motion(s)


Ø     Extension of Ad hoc committee on Density Bonus for 6 months

Ø     Extension of Ad hoc committee on Vacancies for 6 months

 Ø       Public Safety and Government Relations – Terry Anderson, Chairperson   

·         Update on Anti-Graffiti Tracker System – Possible Motion(s)

·         Proposal to hire a Webmaster for continued design and maintenance of website – Possible Motion(s)

·         Proposal to amend/update insert in GVGC brochure and amend brochure if necessary – Possible Motion(s)

·         Update on License Plate Reader (LPR) for LAPD cars

·         Developing Goals and Priorities

·         LANCC Update and 912 Commission Update – Charlotte Laws

Ø Rules, Bylaws and Elections – Judy Price, Chairperson

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

Ø    Planning and Land Use – Gary Popenoe, Chairperson

·         Update on Mansionization and proposal for revisions to ICO approved by the GVGC, 9/12/05, reducing the FAR percentage from 60% to 40% + 500 sq.ft. and modification in language for clarity - Possible Motion(s) and announcement regarding Dept. of Planning “Mansionization” Study Public Workshop, Tuesday, 11/14/06, 5-7:30 pm, Marvin Braude Building, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 1A

·         Restructuring of Planning and Land Use Committee and formation of subcommittee on Mansionization – Possible Motion(s)

·         Update on Dasher-Lawless mixed use development at 13101-13219 Victory Boulevard  Possible Motion(s)

Ø       Beautification– Arline Simon, Chairperson

·         Update and proposals for Victory medians; Whitsett medians – Possible Motion(s)

Ø       Arts and Education – Linda Wehrli, Chairperson

·         Update on Grant High School’s Serenity Garden


      7. Update on Director of Animal Welfare (DAWS) and Mayor’s “no-kill” policy announcement –

            Charlotte Laws

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

            within the Board jurisdiction

      9. Next meeting Monday, December 4, 2006

    10. 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 6 Section 4).