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Charlotte Laws, Ph.D.
Member of the
 Greater Valley Glen Council
21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Tel.  818.346.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690
drlaws@roadrunner.com

Dr. Charlotte Laws - Councilperson Valley Glen

Government Relations Committee Meeting
Greater Valley Glen Council
Chair Charlotte Laws, Ph.D.

All committee members are present: Vic, Abraham, Carlos, Sharon, Charlotte, Lloyd Members of the public are present, too.

Mayoral Debate Monarch Hall can only be used prior to January 20th. The election is in early March. Chamber of Commerce for North Hollywood/Universal City would do it with us. We need to find a date when all major candidates are available.
We have to check on whether we have to pay the insurance for Valley College.
We could have the debate at Grant High School.
We want to make sure we get press coverage.
Details to check: questions, sponsors, budget, location, date, candidate availability.

Motion: to have the mayoral debate and pursue details such as expense, availability of candidates, space availability, questions, moderator. Committee votes to have the debate: Yes unanimous. all

Animal Shelter Proposal - Click to see the No Kill Animal Shelter Proposal for Los Angeles(as written by Charlotte Laws).

Documents presented. Charlotte interviewed 41 people, traveled to Northern California, extensive research for several months. Positive feedback for the proposal.

Send to new General Manager of Animal Services, Mayor Hahn, City Council members, Animal Commission, Neighborhood Councils and anyone else interested.

Motion to approve the two documents and send to the above: Unanimously approved by the committee for presentation to the full council.

Financial Disclosure Issue

Form 700. Question about what the form entails. Only assets with a conflict of interest must be disclosed.

Question: If you represent a nonprofit or are on the Council as a business, do you have to disclose personal finances or just those of the entity you represent?

Carlos We should have to disclose.
Abraham No disclosure without compensation.
Sharon Political connections are more important than finances.
Committee decides to do more research to see what the form entails.

Brown Act Issue

Should Neigh. Councils be exempt from aspects of the Brown Act? More research needed to understand what the actual question is. Free speech vs. adhering to standards in order to properly inform the community.

Eyes on the Neighborhood

Motion to write a letter saying we like this idea and add that Neigh. Council Reps. should have input on this, ability to notify city departments. Unanimously approved and take it to the full council.