GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL GENERAL COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING AGENDA Tues Apr 15
GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
GENERAL COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 7pm – 10:00pm
Glassell Park Community & Senior Center
3750 N. Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
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. The timelines indicated are for the purposes of moving agenda items along only and do not constitute official times to discuss and/or take actions on items presented. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Agenda is posted for public review at Super A Foods Store 2925 Division Street, Glassell Park Post Office 3950 Eagle Rock Blvd., Out Of The Closet 2425 N. San Fernando Road, Public Storage 3810 Eagle Rock Blvd., and Glassell Park Recreation Center 3650 Verdugo Road. 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. "In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board members in advance of a meeting may be viewed at the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council Constituent Service Center located at 3750 N. Verdugo Road (in back of the Public Storage Bldg) or visiting our website by clicking on the following link: WWW.GLASSELLPARKNC.ORG or at an upcoming scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact the GPNC Office Manager, Art Camarillo at (323) 821-1717 or 256-GPNC or GPNC41@.... 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 GPNC Office Manager or Board Members separately.
All Agenda items may be subject to discussion and/or possible action by a simple majority of a quorum of the Board present at this meeting.
1. Welcome and Introductions (7:00 p.m.)
2 Acceptance/Review of GPNC SPEC Mtg. Min. for February 22 and GCS Mtg. Min. March 18, 2014. (if provided)
3. Official/Public Comment (Non-Agenda Items) (2 Min. Max.)
4. Board Member Comment (Non-Agenda Items) (2 Min. Max.)
A. Lisette Covarrubias, DONE Regional Project Mgr. (213) 978-1551 Update on GPNC 2013 – 2014 Fiscal Year
Funding Issues and Election’s Status and Input. Jay Handal, DONE IEA for Regional 8 Elections may be available to provide an update on GPNC 2014 Election matters, Outreach, Official Candidates, and/or efforts to engage stakeholders.
1. Neighborhood Council Board Business (7:30 p.m.)
a. Instruct Board Member to Comply with LA City Ethics and Open Government
(http://ethics.lacity.org/education/ethics2007/?audience=done); completed Certifications to be turned into GPNC
Office Mgr. (Mark Quiroz, Jose Mére not in compliance)
b. Accept Nominations of up to 10 Alternate Representatives as per “GPNC Standing Rules.”
c. Update from LA River Pilot Program/Committee Liaison, Mike Divic.
d. Update from the Alliance of River Communities (ARC) Liaison, Bradley
e. Update from LA Mayor’s Budget Liaison’s, Maggie DQ, Maggie LR, and Gladys Pinto-Muñoz
f. Update from Budget Advocate Liaison’s, Channa Grace or Maggie Lopez-Robles.
g. Update /Status on GP Community Garden Plot and/or Funding Practices (Maggie Lopez-Robles)
h. Motion/Resolution for to develop a “Senior’s Adhoc Committee”, Gladys Pinto-Muñoz
i. Motion/Resolution to Support Recommendation on LADWP Rate Increases and/or BPW Measures, Tony Butka
j. Motion/Resolution to Submit a “Letter of Support (LOS)” to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office GRYD Program
Director in Support of Aztecs Rising’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Intervention Programs/
(Request by Enrique Hurtado, Director of Aztec’s Rising to support GRYD Programming and Mayor’s initiative to reduce criminal behavior and violence in the Northeast GRYD zones, case management services for individuals 14-25 years of age, violence Interruption and Crisis Response to gang related incident. Follow-up to 03/18/2014 GCS Mtg. Presentation. Aztec’s Rising is a program of Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. (PHFE). PHFE is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)
k. Motion/Resolution to Submit a “Letter of Support (LOS)” to Council District One in Support of the “Keep It Clean” Campaign.
l. Motion/Resolution to Submit a “Letter of Request (LOR)” to Council District 13 regarding update on “Chapman St. Wall Vining Irrigation System” CIP per FSQ Town Hall Meeting. (Gloria Castro)
m. Motion/Resolution to Submit a “Council District One-50/50 Big Belly Program” Application for Trash Receptacle Systems as part of CD01 “Keep It Clean” Campaign.
(Each trash can is equipped with a chip that delivers real-time data to the DPW Bureau of Sanitation, showing when the units are full and need to be picked up. One Big Belly comes with an opportunity to promote the GPNC on side panels. In the spirit of the 50/50 program the sponsoring organization will have access to  panels on a single unit and  panels on a double unit.)
n. Motion/Resolution to Submit a “Letter of Request (LOR)” to Council District One to provided Signage and/or alternate Safety Measures at 2000 Blk. Of Winmar Drive and 3400 Blk. Of Division Street, (Maggie Lopez-Robles)
o. Status/Update on Request (LOR) to Council District One, Gil Cedillo’s Office to provide an official Council Rep. at the GPC/SC at least 4 days a week,
2. Motion/Resolution to Approve “Candidate’s Meet & Greet” Forum tentatively scheduled for Saturday April 19, 2014 from 10am – 1pm at the GPC/SC.
3. Motion/Resolution to Approve Deposit Fee up to $300 for St. Bernard’s School “3rd Annual Field Day”, (Danielle Forillo)
The St. Bernard’s School Scholastic Field Day/Elementary Field Day Event is to engage the students, family members and staff with the importance of exercise, social engagement and responsibility to engage with Nature and their natural surroundings while rewarding the students for their academic and social achievements in recycling, neighborhood responsibility, and social gatherings year-round. (Encumbered 2014-2015 FY Budget)
4. Request for Funding up to ($1,000) for “3rd Annual Verdugo Village (So) Block Party & Resource Fair.” (Crystal-Lynn Orozco)
The Block Party and Resource Fair is to continue the GPNC ongoing efforts to outreach, educate and empower the stakeholders in Regions 2, 3, & 4 with informational booths from local CBO’s, City, State, and our elected officials. The event will also provide FREE food, entertainment, and a social opportunity for residents, business owners, and their elected officials to establish relationships and opportunities to discuss neighborhood concerns, future CIP’s and future improvements to the Community of Glassell Park. (Encumbered 2014-2015 FY Budget)
5. Request for Funding up to ($300) for “1st Annual Griffith District Day Camp Jamboree” bottled water.
(Daniel Gutierrez, Recreation Coordinator of the Glassell Park Senior Citizen Center)
The Griffith District Day Camp Jamboree on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Del Rey Lagoon in Marina del Rey.is to provide an opportunity to Kids and Young Adults to experience active/passive recreation in an environment outside their Neighborhood settings. The event will also provide FREE food, entertainment, activities, and social interactions not commonly found within their Urban Surroundings. (Encumbered 2014-2015 FY Budget)
6. Report and Recommendations from Treasurer, (Channa Grace) (8:15 p.m.)
a. Update on Submittals of Approved GPNC Reconciliation Budget 2013 – 2014 FY, 1st – 3rd Quarter 2013- 2014 FY Funding P-Card Reconciliation Budget, DONE Monthly Reports for FY Funding 2013-2014, and GPNC Board Vote Count Forms.
b. Update on 2013 – 2014 FY Funding Balances, Pending and/or Remaining Funds Available.
c. Status of a “Letter of Inquiry (LOI)” regarding the 2012 – 2013 FY Reinstatement of Funds in the amount of $7,231 eCALS Funding for Drumline regarding NPG Application & Demand Warrants submitted before deadline
7. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF09-2645, Regulation of Cell Towers (Request to Council to instruct the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee and the Planning and Land Use Management Committee to adopt the City Attorney report and Ordinance relative to amending Los Angeles Municipal Code Sections 62.00, 62.08, 62.09, and 62.10 to revise the specifications and procedures for installation of cell towers (above ground facilities) in the public-right-of-way.)
8, Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF11-1017-S1, Investigate Allegations of Discrimination and Harassment / Resigning Members of North Hills West Neighborhood Council (Request to Council
that DONE be instructed to report to Education and Neighborhoods Committee on what actions have been taken to investigate the allegations of discrimination and harassment made by the resigning members of the North Hills West NC provide a report/status update on what progress has been made on implementing a training program for the NHWNC, and that training programs for neighborhood council board be mandated for all board members.)
9. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF11-1018, System of Regional Complaint Panels / Neighborhood Council (Request to Council to adopt the Education and Neighborhoods Committee and that the City Attorney prepare the Ordinance with an effective date of July 1, 2014; Instruct DONE to prepare a budget proposal for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget process to identify and request the necessary resources for implementation of a Neighborhood Council Grievance System, and Instruct DONE to report in six months after the implementation of the Neighborhood Council Grievance System on its effectiveness.)
10, Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF12-0460-S1, Comprehensive Zoning Code Revision (Request to Council To authorize the Director of City Planning, or designee, to execute a contract with Code Studio for a term of 60 months from the date of execution with two optional, one-year renewal terms, at a total cost not to exceed $5,038,000, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, compliance with the City's contracting requirements, and subject to the availability of funding. Also, that the Council authorized an appropriation from the Construction Services Trust Fund on June 19, 2012 in the amount of $990,000 (Council file No. 12-0460) for the first year of the Code Studio contract.)
11. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF12-1681, Neighborhood Councils / Adjustment of District Boundaries / Potential Policy Changes (Request to adopt the recommendations of The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners and amend sections of the City's Administrative Code which touch upon Neighborhood Council subdivision/boundaries within the boundaries of an existing Neighborhood Council per conditions, restrictions, and divisions outlined in DONE recommendations and BONC Recommendations concurrently herein.)
12. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF13-0600-S66, Budget Recommendation / Department of Neighborhood Empowerment / Equity Of Funding (Request to Council to instruct the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to report to the Education and Neighborhoods Committee on how to address the equity of funding between neighborhoods considering the disparate levels of resources available to communities.)
13. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF13-0964, Comprehensive Proposal / Wood-Frame Soft-Story Residential Buildings / Built Prior to 1978 / Identify Locations (Request to Council to instruct the Department of Building and Safety be instructed to provide to the City Council a comprehensive proposal for how the Department can identify and account for wood-frame soft-story residential buildings (with two or more stories, and five or more units)built prior to 1978 that exist in the City, and what resources such a survey would require.)
14. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF13-1300-S1, Street Repair and Safety General Obligation Bond Program / May 21, 2013 General Municipal Election Ballot (Request to Council to Adopt Reports, Measures, and Considerations from various city agencies in support of the Save Our Streets Los Angeles Ballot Measure (SOSLA). As initially envisioned, the SOSLA would provide funding to service streets in the greatest state of disrepair throughout the City. Additionally, a General Obligation Bond (GOB) was initially put forth as the SOSLA funding for Public Right-Of-Way improvements. The City Clerk estimates that placement of the SOSLA ballot measure on the November 2014 ballot will cost approximately $4.4 million.)
15. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF13-1336, One Water Planning Concept / Blue-Green Projects and Solutions / Meeting Water Mandates (Request to Council to instruct the Bureau of Sanitation to report to the Energy and Environment Committee on the principles and objectives of the "One Water" planning concept to effectively meet local and regional water mandates; to involve relevant City departments, environmental organizations and community stakeholders tasked with developing methods and approaches to implement the objectives and principles of the "One Water" planning concepts; and to develop timelines, and a community outreach plan, which would include NC’s, in developing the "One Water" planning concept and the implementation of blue-green solutions in communities.)
16, Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF13-1513, Number of Cats Owned by Residents (Request to Council direct the Department of Animal Services to report back to the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee with a plan to implement changes to the Los Angeles Municipal Code to increase the number of cats that a City Resident may own from three to five. In its report, the Department shall make considerations, restrictions, amend Section 53.00 so that "Cat Kennel" is defined as six or more cats; and clarify exemptions and permission granted by the Department and agree to a yearly inspection of the cat locations.)
17, Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF13-1685, Information and Communication Network / Neighborhood Council and Public Use / Creation and Maintenance (Request to Council to adopt the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners recommendations to amend Section 22.80 (j) of the Los Angeles Administrative Code with regards to creating and maintaining an internal and external information and communication network for Neighborhood Council and public use, as detailed relative to amending.)
18. Motion/Resolution to Submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in Support of CF14-0122, Conditional Use Permit Process / Supplement Existing Program / Expand Functions / Staffing Requirement (Request to Council to instruct the Planning Department to prepare a report which outlines staffing required to supplement the existing program, expand its functions & in handling of complaints related to CUPs, including field investigations and inspections and the mechanisms necessary to effectively accomplish said functions, including programs to deter violators and incentives to promote compliance; and that the City Attorney’s Office, draft an ordinance to establish cost-recovery, pro-active, field-inspection program to ascertain, further penalties, conditions, and restrictions to be presented to the Budget and Finance Committee within 45 days of the adoption of this motion to be considered during the City's 2014-15 Budget deliberations.)
19. Committee/Ad Hoc Committee Reports/Updates (8:45 p.m.)
a. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update Website Ad-Hoc Committee, (if any). (Andre Sahakian)
1. Phase I – Enhancement of the Webpage Look, Content, and Graphics-Attractive Welcome Page.
2. Update on Twitter, Facebook, and other Applications, if any.
b. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update By-Elections Adhoc Committee, (if any). (Art Camarillo)
. 1. Motion/Resolution to Approve “Candidate’s Meet & Greet” Forum tentatively scheduled for Saturday April 19, 2014 from 10am – 1pm at the GPC/SC.; and
2. Motion/Resolution to Approve “Candidate’s Meet & Greet” Flyer for outreach distribution; and
3. Motion/Resolution to Approve “2014 GPNC Election’s” Banner for printing & posting
c Economic Development and Land Use Committee Recommendations and Updates, (Andy Montealegre)
(All Cases may be viewed via http://planning.lacity.org/cts_internet/ . Action Items may require a Board Action/Motion/Resolution to Adopt/Letter of Approval/Denial and/or Recommendations)
1). Address: 3017 West San Fernando Road. Case No. ZA-2014-427-ZV
Project Description; Construction and Maintenance of a Wireless Telecommunication’s Tower at the Public Storage Facility.
2). Address: 4525 N. Sunnycrest Drive. Case No. ZA-2014-665--ZAD
Project Description; Construction of a new 2-story single family dwelling, 1,493 project area with yard reductions, over-height walls/fences, and hillside street waiver regulations requested.
3.). Address: 3835 N. Cazador St. Case No. DIR-2013-3690-ZAA-SPP
Project Description; Construction of a new 2-story single family dwelling, 4,775 project area with yard reductions.
4). Update on Community Cross-walks in CD01, CD13, and CD14.
5). Update on Left Turn Signals at Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road.
6). Update on Left Turn Signals at Fletcher Drive and Estara Avenue.
7). Update on Public Safety Cross-walks in CD01, CD13, and CD14.
8). Update/Status: LAPD Station/Northeast Division - Construction of a New 3 Story LAPD Station w/ 21 Pkg. Spaces and Community Room
Address: 3353 W. San Fernando Road -Monday May 5, 2014 8:30am Ground Breaking Ceremony & Official Commemoration.
9). Update/Status: Goodwill Southern California Community Enrichment Center in Fletcher Sq.
Address: 3150 San Fernando Road in the Fletcher Square Neighborhood (Old K-Mart Site)
10). Update/Status: NELA Union - Mixed-Use 52-unit condominium with 117 parking spaces
Address: 3901 Eagle Rock Boulevard (Masonry Builder’s Site)
11). Update/Status: Verizon Wireless Tower & Community Marker Tree Trimming/Visual Block
Address: 2910 N San Fernando Road
12). People Street Project Idea: Eagle Rock Boulevard Median Park Btwn. Avenue 35 and Avenue 36
A Proposal for a portion of Eagle Rock Boulevard between Avenue 35 and Avenue 36 with a single lane of traffic in each direction to inspire greater community engagement simply by its visibility, and encourage more passive and active neighborly interactions in line with Mayor Garcetti’s “People Streets program” for the Community of Glassell Park.
d. Grants & Funding Committee Report/Recommendations/Status/Updates, (if any), Bradley
e. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update By-Law Committee, (if any). (Tony Butka)
f. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update Budget and Finance Committee, (if any). (Channa Grace)
g. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update from Outreach and Communication Committee, (if any). (Bradley)
h. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update Education Ad-Hoc Committee, (if any). (Baltazar Vega)
i. Report/Recommendations/Status/Update Legislative Ad Hoc Committee, (if any). (Mike Divic)
20. Area Representative Updates
a. Area 1, Bradley – Tree Trimming on Drew Street; Community Garden Updates, Cd13 Events
b. Area 2, Maggie Darett-Quiroz
c. Area 3, Crystal-Lynne Orozco
d. Area 4, Maggie Lopez-Robles – Public Safety Issues, Signage & Speed Bumps in Area
e. Area 5, Arlene Santos - CIP with CD14 Regarding Artwork on Municipal Boxes
f. Area 6, Martin Gregori - CIP with CD14 Regarding Artwork on Municipal Boxes
g. Area 7, Gladys Pinto-Muñoz – Glassell Park Monument Signage Verdugo Road Off-Ramp Exit Median
21. Business Representative Updates (9:30p.m.)
22. Organizational Representative Updates
23. Educational Representative Updates
24. Faith-Based Representative Updates, (Art Camarillo)
25. Announcements/Public Comments
26. New Community Activities/Business & Developments/Issues and/or Concerns:
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am – 4pm, GPNC 2014 Candidates “Meet & Greet” Forum.
Location: 3750 N. Verdugo Road (Cd01 Field Office) In back of Public Storage
Contact: Art Camarillo, ELEC. Rep. (323) 821-1717 or E-mail at go.sgbvc@...
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am – 4pm, GPNC 2014 Elections and BBQ
Location: 3750 N. Verdugo Road (Grassy Knoll btwn Pool & Cd01 Field Office)
Contact: Art Camarillo, ELEC. Rep. (323) 821-1717 or E-mail at go.sgbvc@...
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 8am – 4pm. eCALS 2nd Annual Health Fair, Walk-A-Thon, and Resource Fair
Location: 3750 N. Verdugo Road (Grassy Knoll btwn Pool & Cd01 Field Office) And Glassell Park Rec. Center
Contact: Baltazar Vega, eCALS Dean of Students, (323) 276-5515 or E-mail at b.vega@...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8am – 4pm, Goodwill Industries of Fletcher Square “Grand Opening Ceremony”
Location: 3150 San Fernando Road (Old K-Mart Site) Entertainment, and FREE Refreshments & Parking.
Contact: Erin Cooper, Community Relations, Activities & Events Manager (323) 539-2152 / ecooper@...
Monday, May 5, 2014 from 8:30am, LAPD Station/Northeast Div. - Ground Breaking Ceremony & Commemoration
Location: 3353 W. San Fernando Road (Back Lot)
Contact: Sgt. Ruben Arellano, CRO Office (323) 344-5712 or E-mail at 32338@...
Saturday, May 27, 2014 from 8am – 1pm, “City Ethics & NC Training”
Location: Glassell Park Community/Sr. Center 3750 N. Verdugo Road. Refreshments & FREE Parking
Contact: Thomas Soong, DONE Rep. (213) 978-1551 or E-mail at Thomas.Soong@...;
Saturday June 7, 2013 from 10am – 2pm, 3rd Annual Verdugo Village (So.) Neighborhood Block Party & Resource Fair
Location: 3300 Block of Verdugo Road & Avenue 33
Contact: Crystal-Lynn Orozco, GPNC Area 3 Rep. (626) 200-0650 or E-mail at freesoul16@...
27. Adjourn (10:00pm)
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
ERIC M. GARCETTI
GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
3750 N. Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 256-4762 or 256-GPNC
(LIST OF BOARD MEMBERS)
BRADLEY - AREA 1
MAGGIE DARETT-QUIROZ - AREA 2
CRYSTAL-LYNNE OROZCO - AREA 3
MAGGIE LOPEZ-ROBLES - AREA 4
ARLENE SANTOS - AREA 5
MARTIN GREGORI - AREA 6
GLADYS PINTO MUÑOZ - AREA 7
CHANNA GRACE - BUS. REP
RUBY DeVERA – BUS. REP
LÁZARO AGÜERO - BUS. REP
JOSE MERE - ORG. REP
PAVLO VLANCO – ORG. REP
BALTAZAR VEGA – EDUC. REP
LUIS ‘ART’ CAMARILLO – FAITH-BASED
MICHAEL DIVIC – AT LARGE REP