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ARROYO SECO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (ASNC)
A G E N D A

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010 Š 07:00PM TO 09:30PM
RAMONA HALL COMMUNITY CENTER

4580 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Supporting documentation for this meeting can be found at:

http://www.asnc. us/2010-archives /03-Mar/_ 0310archives. htm

 

I.      CALL TO ORDER.   Roll call. Chair's Comments (Hank Shaeffer, 5 minutes)

II.     SECRETARY’S REPORT.

1.     Acceptance of Resignation of Glenda Lubelsky as Secretary and appointment of a temporary replacement.

2.     Approval of Minutes of January 25, 2010 Meeting and February 22, 2010 Meeting.

III.   PUBLIC COMMENT. Comments from stakeholders, the public and the Board on non-agenda items within the Board’s jurisdiction (limited to two minutes per speaker/ sign speaker card before meeting.)

IV.   COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES

1. CD-1

2. CD-14

3. OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

4. YOLIE FLORES (MEMBER, LOS ANGELES BOARD OF EDUCATION)

5. DONE/BONC

6. CITY CLERK

V.    TREASURER’S REPORT. (Mark S. Legassie)

VI.   ACTION ITEMS. Funding Requests and Related Matters.

1.   city’s termination of roll-over funding  Review of outstanding ASNC funding commitments in light of the City’s transfer of NC rollover funds to its reserve fund. [Mark Legassie]

 

2.   promotion of Asnc election; candidate forum; ad funding - $400. – Discussion of strategies to promote voter turnout.  Suggestion that the Board reserve the first 30 minutes (7:00 to 7:30 p.m.) of the regular board meeting on April 26 (3 days before the 4/29 election), for a candidate's forum for on-ballot and write-in candidates to state their interest and qualifications for ASNC Board positions. Notice of the forum would be included in any outreach between now and then.  Request that the Board approve expenditures from elections event funding, not to exceed $400, to cover the cost of advertising in at least two local newspapers in advance of the April 29 election. [Tom Marble, Joseph Riser]

 

3.   request for proposal; website maintenance.  -- Motion that the Board approve broad distribution of a request for proposal (RFP) to handle website maintenance for www.asnc.us for the year beginning July 1, 2010. The suggested RFP will call for a budgeted stipend of $400 per calendar quarter covering approximately 4-5 hours of work per month.  The service provider selected will replace the current volunteer Webmaster. [Outreach & Communications Committee]

 

4.   funding for hermon website - $50.  Moved that the ASNC pay up to $50 from stakeholder communications funds for www.HermonLA. org domain renewal and to upgrade to a faster server – [Hermon Local Issues]

 

5.   funding for L. a. iNTERNATIONAL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (laichs) - $983.24. Moved that the ASNC approve a Neighborhood Purposes Grant (from Community Project -- Educations funds) for L .A. International Charter High School (LAICHS) in the amount of $983.24 allowing the school to purchase specific art supplies for 47 students, including 32 drawing boards, a class set of watercolor paints, and desktop stack cutter for art papers. – [Hermon Local Issues]

 

6.   FUNDING FOR BUSHNELL WAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL- $1000.  Moved that the ASNC approve a Neighborhood Purposes Grant (from Community Project -- Educations funds) for Bushnell Way Elementary School in the amount of $1,000 allowing the school to purchase an LCD projector and document camera to aid visual learners in math classes and for schoolwide use. – [Hermon Local Issues]

 

7.   FUNDING FOR SANGEET SCHOOL OF WORLD MUSIC - $750   Report on Recreation, Culture & The Arts Committee Meeting March 13th.  Motion to grant Sangeet School of World Music $750 to pay Ramona Hall staff costs for a ten-week Indian music course for local teenagers.  [Recreation, Culture & The Arts Committee] 

 

8.   RENEWED FUNDING FOR HERMON PUBLIC ART PROJECT - $500.  The Friends of Hermon Dog Park would like to ask the ASNC to reinstate the $500 Community Project fund approved in Sept. 2008 for the dog-centric public art project in Hermon Park.  This was part of the 2009 LA City Community Beautification Grants (CBG).  These funds lapsed due to the ASNC standing rules that expenditures must begin during the 2008-09 fiscal year.  However in keeping with the ASNC's previous actions with CBGs (such as Heritage Square fencing and the Marmion Way Beautification grant ) these projects typically do not receive all the necessary approvals from the City until the next fiscal year, and the ASNC has always kindly reinstated their funding.  When these funds were originally approved, there were no specific categories in the ASNC budget.  But we believe this would fall under "Environment and Beautification" in the current budget.

 

9.   ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR MARMION WAY BEAUTIFICATION - $1400.  Moved that the Board approve $1,400 for labor and materials (from Community Improvement – Environment & Beautification funds) to water the trees planted in the Marmion Way Beautification project. [Mt. Washington Local Issues]

 

10.  FUNDING FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF JESSICA TRIANGLE - $500.  Moved that the Board approve $500 (from Community Improvement – Environment & Beautification funds) for plants to upgrade the Jessica Triangle [Mt. Washington Local Issues]   

 

VII  ACTION ITEMS. Non-Finance Related.

 
1.   BUDGET SURVEY FORMS AT ELECTION.  Discussion on procedure for getting budget survey forms completed by voters at the next ASNC election. [Mark Legassie]

    

2.   ASNC PARTICIPATION IN DONE’S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TASK FORCE.  Discussion of ASNC participation in DONE's Emergency Preparedness Task Force, and the delivery to DONE of a standardized toolkit on how to set up a community emergency response plan. [Mark Legassie]

 

3.   LETTER OPPOSING IMPOSITION OF PARKING FEES.  Move that the ASNC write to the Department of Recreation & Parks and Councilmembers Huizar and Reyes to oppose a proposal to charge parking fees in regional parks, including Debs Park, that is being studied by the Department of Transportation. We appreciate the City's need to raise funds but believe this idea is harmful to our stakeholders whose recreational options are already limited by hard economic times. (text of letter to be available at the meeting) [Martha Benedict]

 

4.   COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENT SUPPORTING CERTAIN VEHICLE IMPOUNDS.  Moved that the ASNC issue a formal Community Impact Statement (CIS) to inform City Council of its support for Council File #10-0369, which would allow police to impound certain vehicles used to illegally dump bulky items or hazardous or solid waste on public or private property. [Joseph Riser]

            Suggested draft of CIS (~450 characters):

            The City-certified Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council supports the proposed amendment to L.A.M.C. Section    41.70.3 that would allow for the 30-day impound of vehicles used to commit illegal dumping crimes, especially in             the case of repeat offenders. The hillsides and open spaces of the Arroyo Seco region have long been prime    targets for such dumping, which erases its natural beauty and costs the taxpayer money to remove. We             encourage adoption and rapid implementation of this penalty as a further deterrent."

 

5.   EXPANSION OF PUBLIC PARKING AT GLASSELL PARK POST OFFICE.  Motion that the Board send a letter of support for the campaign to expand public parking at the Glassell Park Post Office.  (letter will be distributed at meeting) [Mt. Washington Local Issues]

VII.  COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS.

1.     Local Issues.

(a)      Hermon

(b)      Montecito Heights

(c)      Monterey Hills

(d)      Mount Washington

(e)      Sycamore Grove

2.     Communications and Outreach (Joseph Riser)

3.     Budget and Finance (Mark Legassie)

4.     Environment (Jerry Schneider)

5.     Community Garden (Paula Sirola)

6.     Public Safety (Mark Legassie)

7.   Rules and Elections (Tom Marble)

VIII.         REPORTS FROM LIAISONS. (10 minutes)

1.     LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS COALITION (Ann Walnum)

2.     MW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MULTIPURPOSE ROOM (Ann Walnum)

3.     FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST MUSEUM (Ann Walnum)

4.     DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL WELFARE (Lezle Stein, thedogtrainer@hotmail.com, 323-225-6700)  

5.   OTHER

IX.   NEW BUSINESS (Committee referrals and/or future Board agenda items). (10 minutes)

1.     Comments from the Board on subject matters within its jurisdiction, and suggestions for future agenda items.

2.     Future meeting dates and locations (Hank Shaeffer)

Next meeting dates: April 26, 2010 and May 24, 2010 at 07:00PM, Ramona Hall Community Center.

X.    ADJOURNMENT.

Funding requests: Unless otherwise stated in the approved motion, any funds appropriated for community projects as a result of this meeting’s actions: (1) will be drawn from the 2009-10 ASNC budget; and, (2) under ASNC standing rules, expenditure of any such funds must begin within 6 months or the appropriation will automatically lapse.

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. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived or adjusted in the interest of fairness, by the presiding officer of the Board. The agenda is posted for public review at Mount Washington Elementary School Bulletin Board, Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center, supermarket at Avenue 45 and Figueroa Street, art gallery at 4108 N. Figueroa Street, Montecito Heights Senior Center, Montecito Heights Recreation Center; adult day healthcare center at Avenue 60 and Monterey Road, as well as the ASNC’s official Website at www.ASNC.us, and distributed via the ASNCalert Yahoo Group (opt-in E-mail listserv). 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 prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting Naheed Qureshi, Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment Project Coordinator, at (213) 473-5391.

Process for Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its actions on items listed on the agenda in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all members the Board of Representatives in advance of a meeting may be viewed at the neighborhood council Website by clicking on/visiting the link at the top of the agenda, or at the scheduled meeting.