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 663
WH, CA 91364
Tel.  818.346.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690

Photo of Charlotte Laws in March 2005



Monday, October 10, 2005, 7:00 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 3 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 9/12/05 meeting – Charlotte Laws         (2 minutes)

                  3.       Council Member Wendy Greuel’s representative report – Pat Davenport (5 minutes) –presentation of awards by Pat and Larry

         4.       Public Comments - Comments from the public on non-agenda items within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction.  Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.  (10 minutes)

5.       LAPD ReportSenior Lead (5 minutes) 

         6.       President’s Report – (5 minutes)

         7.       Treasurer’s Report – Vic Viereck ( 10 minutes)

         8.       Report of the Election committee chair– Carlos Ferreyra (10 minutes)

a.       Reviewing election procedures for the 2005 Greater Valley Glen Council and possible board action

b.       Extending the candidate filing deadline to October 17, 9 p.m., and candidate election information session on October 17, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – possible board action.                 

c.  Amending the election procedures, Section III (deadlines), to account for the additional information           session as well as the extension of the candidate filing deadline – possible board action.         d.  Amending the election procedures language for the Merchant/Business category to state “If a stakeholder fits into this category as defined by the Bylaws and the Election Procedures, he/she may vote in this category.  There are four (4) seats at-large.  Each stakeholder may vote for four (4) people.” – possible board action.                                 e.  Amending the election procedures language for the Commercial Property Owners category to state “If a stakeholder fits into this category as defined by the Bylaws and the Election Procedures, he/she amy vote in this category.  There are two (2) seats at-large.  Each stakeholder may vote for two (2) people.” – possible board action.                                   f.  Re-approving amendment to Article XI of the GVGC Bylaws, that the Stakeholder elections are October 26, 2005, and the Caucus Elections are October 27, 2005. – possible board action.


9.       Board Member Comment - Comments from Board on non-agenda subject matters within the Board’s jurisdiction  (5 minutes)

                  10.   Committee Reports – Committee Chairs (optional)   (10 minutes)

         11.   Discussion and possible motion re: property at 6220 Allott  – Lloyd Nelson (3 min)

         12.   Discussion and possible motion re: Sprint installation at Vanowen and Fulton – Lloyd Nelson (5 min)

         13.   Discussion and possible motion re: five story mixed use condo/ retail development at 13604 Sherman Way – Lloyd Nelson (5 min)

         14.   Oversize Fences, discussion and possible motion – Charlotte Laws/ Lloyd Nelson (5 min)

         15.   Discussion, possible motion, and expenditure re: Friends of Erwin Street SchoolSoraya Dosaj (5 min)

         16.   Next Meeting – New Council - November 7, 2005, Future Agenda Items and other Calendar Events (5 minutes)

                 17.   Adjournment


1.       Nomination of candidates

2.       Handing out of candidate packets


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).