GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, August 7, 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 Amelia.Herrera-Robles@lacity.org. 

 

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

2. Logo competition Award presentation to Fatima Bokova – Evan Roosevelt, Deputy for

           Councilmember Wendy Greuel 

    Certificates of Merit to Michael Lertpaisan, Joe Holmes and Scott Boreham

3. President’s welcome and announcements:

·        Report on City Attorney’s Roundtable on the California Public Records Act (CPRA) / Gwendolyn R. Poindexter, Managing Assistant City Attorney letter regarding CPRA requests from Greater Valley Glen Council Members

·        Introduction of Deputy City Attorney, Tom Griego

·        Appointment of Terry Anderson as GVGC representative to Los Angeles City Controller, Laura N. Chick’s “Neighborhood Council Liaison Committee” – purpose is to evaluate the overall concept of the neighborhood councils to determine whether neighborhood councils are achieving their intended purpose and to determine how well the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) is meeting its mission. Possible motion(s)

·        Elections update     

4. Public Comments – See rules above

5. Conditional Use Permit request for T-Mobile installation of an unmanned wireless

     telecommunications facility (cell phone antennas) to be mounted on the rooftop at 13426

     West Vanowen Street, including proposal to exceed the 45-foot height limit up to 48 feet –

     Public hearing held on Monday, July 31, 2006 but determination delayed for two weeks to

     allow the GVGC to review – Presentation by Jason Kozora, Land Use Planner

     representing T-Mobile –Possible motion(s)

6. Treasurer’s Report – Chris Ueland – Possible motion(s)

 

·   Finance Audit Committee report and proposed 2006/2007 GVGC budget –

      Mickey Jannol, Chairperson  - Possible motion(s)  

       7. Motion to rescind Board Motion of February 13, 2006: Meetings will adjourn no later than 9:15    

            P.M. unless 2/3 of the members present vote to continue the meeting.

       8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Ø       Beautification– Arline Simon, Chairperson 

· Motion to approve up to $7,500 for work and preparation to Victory medians

· Motion to approve up to $10,000 for landscaping of Whitsett median

· Motion to approve up to $1200. for 3-4 36” box trees for Valley Glen Community Park

· Motion to approve for the city to paint over the mural behind Walgreen’s

· TNI (Targeted Neighborhood Initiative)/NBG (Neighborhood Block Grant) update

Ø       Planning and Land Use – Gary Popenoe, Chairperson

·         Mansionization issue: Submittal of previously approved Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) and options (1. basement issue 2. architectural details in set back areas) for presentation at the Town Hall Meeting with Councilmember Wendy Greuel, tentatively scheduled for Wed., Sept. 27 – Possible Motion(s)

·         Proposed form for developers to fill out and submit to the Committee which would assist the Council in having a clear understanding of the nature of the proposed development – Possible Motion(s)

·         Motion to approve proposed cell tower at the corner of Whitsett and Oxnard

·         Motion to oppose the Billion $ Bond proposal to fund “affordable housing”

·         Motion to adopt and support Tom McClintock’s proposed ballot measure opposing local governments from using eminent domain for seizure of private property for economic development, tax revenue, or other private use.

·         Motion to approve the proposed zone change for 12156 W. Oxnard St. for demolition of a single family dwelling and construction of an 8-unit condominium

·         Update on Dasher-Lawless mixed use development at Victory and Ethel

Ø       Public Safety and Government Relations – Terry Anderson, Chairperson

·         LAFD’s Disaster Awareness Course (DAC) - a 3 ½ hour course modeled after CERT program

·         Updates on Anti-Graffiti Tracker system; National Night Out; License Plate Reader (LPR)

·         Business card update

·         LANC Congress update – Charlotte Laws

·         912 Commission update – Charlotte Laws

·         Valley Alliance update – Vic Viereck

Ø       Arts and Education – Linda Wehrli, Chairperson

·         Motion to sponsor a chair for $600. at the Valley College planetarium

        9. Review of the minutes for May 18 – Possible Motion(s)

      10. Review of the minutes for June 5 – Possible Motion(s)

      11. Review of the minutes (all or partial) for July 10 – Possible Motion(s)

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

            within the Board jurisdiction

      13. Next meeting September 11 (due to Labor Day on the 4th)

      14. Adjournment

 

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

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).