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



Charlotte Laws
Member of the 
Greater Valley Glen Council

14320 Ventura Blvd., Suite 408
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tel.  818.781.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690

Photo of Charlotte Laws in March 2005


Monday, December 4, 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; Erwin Street School, 13400 Erwin 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.; and on the web site, 

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 City Officials

            b. Nomination of Mel Gonzalez, CitiWide Real Estate/Mortgage Corp., to Merchant/Business Seat -


            c. Reminder about Conflict of Interest Training: take course (Part 1 & 2) online at  

       or attend live session for North/South Valley (Part 2), December            5, 2006 – 6:00-8:00pm, Kaiser Regional Lab, Conf. Room #6, 11668 Sherman Way, N.H.

               To register contact DONE Advocate, Taneda Larios, or call Valerie

                Steffens at (213) 485-1360 or Toll Free: 311      

            d. Review of Grievance Panel names provided by Secretary; update on scheduling of Grievance

               Panel #1 (Lipari/Hilton grievance), names already selected; selection of names for Grievance

                Panel #2 (Gonzalez grievance) and referral to Grievance Panel; selection of names for and

                Grievance Panel #3 (Hanna grievance) and referral to Grievance Panel; Review of Standing

                Rule 7-06A pertaining to Grievances - Possible Motion regarding interpretation.



    4.  Discussion of Minutes and review of Minutes for May 18; June 5; partial Minutes for July 10;

         September 11; October 10, November 6, 2006 – Possible Motion(s)

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



Ø Planning and Land Use – Gary Popenoe, Chairperson

·         Update on Mansionization issue and report on Department of Planning “Mansionization” Study Public Workshop held 11/14/06. Discussion regarding a joint GVGC/VGNA Town Hall meeting on Mansionization tentatively scheduled for February 28, 2007, Valley College Monarch Hall; Possible Motion(s) 

·         6244 N. Matilija – proposed zone change and lot split into three parcels to accommodate single family dwellings – Possible Motion

Ø Rules, Bylaws and Elections – Judy Price, Chairperson

·         Update on Election Procedures – Possible Motion(s)

·         Motion to Appoint Stephen Box as Independent Election Administrator for GVGC Election & Caucuses, 4/24 & 4/25/06

·         Motion to Appoint L.A. City Human Relations Commission as Final Decision Maker for GVGC Election & Caucuses, 4/24 & 4/25/06

Ø Outreach – Judy Price, Chairperson, Mickey Jannol, Co-Chairperson

·  Discussion regarding strategy

·  Meeting of committee, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 pm, Erwin Street School Auditorium, 13400 Erwin St., Valley Glen

Ø       Public Safety and Government Relations – Terry Anderson, Chairperson   

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

·         Report on City Controller’s DONE Audit

·         Valley Alliance Update – Vic Viereck

·         LANCC Update and 912 Commission Update – Charlotte Laws

Ø       Arts and Education – Linda Wehrli, Chairperson

·         Update on Grant High School’s Serenity Garden

Ø       Beautification– Arline Simon, Chairperson

·         Update on Victory medians; Whitsett medians


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

           within the Board jurisdiction

      8. Next meeting Monday, January 8, 2007 (one week later due to Holiday)

      9. Adjournment


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).