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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

drlaws@roadrunner.com

Photo of Charlotte Laws in March 2005

Government and Business Relations Committee Meeting
Feb. 28, 2010


1. Roll call. Present are Charlotte Laws, Vic Viereck, Carlos Ferreyra, Peer Ghent. Absent: Monte Mazo and Helen Lamonica.

2. No public comments.

3. Rate Payer advocate for DWP. 

Motion: “In order to assure strong independent financial oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Greater Valley Glen Council supports a rate payer advocate committee, comprised of seven unpaid volunteers, one from each planning area. The seven individuals shall be selected in the same manner as the area representatives who served on the 912 Commission. The Rate Payer Advocate Committee shall be able to obtain needed documents from the city and DWP without being charged any fees.”

Above motion made by Charlotte , seconded by Vic. Passes unanimously.

4. LAUSD Parcel Tax.

“The Greater Valley Glen Council opposes the LAUSD-approved tax of $100 per parcel which will appear on the June ballot. The election alone will cost taxpayers $3 million to $4 million. The measure is ill-conceived. It comes at a time when taxpayers are suffering due to the economic downturn, and it unfairly targets property owners.”

Above motion made by Vic Viereck and seconded by Carlos Ferreyra. Passes unanimously.

5. DONE and Neighborhood Councils.

“The Greater Valley Glen Council supports outsourcing the fiscal responsibilities of DONE to a non-profit, public service corporation (such as the California Community Foundation) and making NC accounting practices uniform throughout the city. The standardized accounting practices shall include a city-wide website to receive input from NC treasurers.”

Above motion made by Vic, seconded by Charlotte . Passes unanimously.     

6. Rainwater Capture ordinance.

“The Greater Valley Glen Council supports the idea of a rainwater capture ordinance, as approved by the Board of Public Works in Jan 2010. We encourage the city to present the issue in public forums in order to iron out the details and to get feedback from stakeholders.”

Above motion made by Charlotte and seconded by Peer. Passes unanimously.

7. Clean Money. Discussion about the California Fair Elections Act (Prop 15). Discussion moderated by Huizar at City Hall on March 4th at 9 am. The GVGC passed a motion on this issue in Feb 2009, so the committee decided no further motion was needed at this time.

8. No boardmember comments.

9. Meeting adjourned.