ARROYO SECO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (ASNC)
Board of Representatives
A G E N D A
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 Š 7:00PM
RAMONA HALL COMMUNITY CENTER, 4580 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065
Supporting documentation for this meeting can be found at: http://www.asnc.us/2011-archives/01-Jan/_0111archives.htm
I. CALL TO ORDER.
President’s introductory comments [Tom Marble]
II. SECRETARY’S REPORT.
Roll call. Approval of minutes for October 25, 2010 meeting. [Meredith McKenzie]
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; please sign speaker card before meeting.)
IV. COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC OFFICIALS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.
3. OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
4. OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS
V. TREASURER’S REPORT. [Mark Legassie]
VI. ACTION ITEMS. Funding Requests
1. ASNC EMERGENCY SUPPLIES STORAGE BIN. [Category: Public Safety]
Motion to allocate up to $2500 in community project funds to purchase a 10'x10' emergency supply storage bin (http://www.container.com/containers.html) similar to that owned by the Silver Lake and Lake Balboa Neighborhood Councils. Bin would be stored outside behind Hermon Community Church. ASNC's current emergency supplies, which are stored on the 2nd floor of the church and the high school, will be transferred into the bin for easier accessibility after a disaster. [Request Originator: Mark Legassie, Public Safety Committee Chair]
2. PET ADOPTION FESTIVAL. [Category: Animal Welfare]
Motion for $150 in outreach funds for game prizes (candy, soda, etc) as well as water for volunteers at the ASNC booth at the Pet Adoption Festival at North Central Animal Shelter on 2/12. The games attract everyone to our booth and are a great outreach tool. [Request Originator: Mark Legassie, Animal Welfare Liaison]
3. HERITAGE SQUARE ENTRANCE GATES. [Category: Community Beautification]
Motion to allocate $2500 to match a community beautification grant. In 2008 ASNC previously approved funding for the Victorian Fence project (Phase II), which would replace an unsightly chain-link barbed wire fence at the front entrance to Heritage Square Museum. As the museum has engaged in more and more activity (serving more than 1,000 through a free education program, for example), it has become apparent that an entrance worthy of the museum's Victorian-era structures is necessary for our continued growth and to provide a welcome entry-point for all."
[ Request Originator: Jessica Maria Alicea-Covarrubias]
4. LUMMIS DAY OUTREACH. [Category: Events]
$2500 - Twenty 10'x4' banners announcing Lummis Day with the ASNC logo for mutual outreach benefit. Included for ASNC: free program ad, free community table, preferred event parking, listing on sponsor board.
[Request Originator, Ann Walnum]
5. AUDUBON TRAILS. [Category: Environment]
Proposed funding request for up to $750 for purchase of materials to repair and stabilize pedestrian access trails at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. [Request Originator, Jerry Schneider, Environmental Committee Chair]
6. HERMON LOCAL ISSUES BANNER. [Community Outreach]
Request for funding from ASNC "Community Outreach" funds not to exceed $120 to purchase a 3' X 8' Saturday a.m. meeting announcement banner for Hermon Local Issues meetings. [Request Originator, Joseph Riser]
VII. ACTION ITEMS. Non-Finance Related
1. MARCH ASNC BOARD MEETING.
Motion to move March meeting back one week to 3/21 (due to Cesar Chavez holiday). [Mark Legassie]
2. BICYCLE PLAN LETTER.
Request to Strike Mtn. Bike Feasibility Study* from Bike Plan. The City Planning Commission approved the 2010 Bicycle Plan on December 16, 2010. The final version directs the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation & Parks to spend $900,000 to study the feasibility of dedicated mountain bike trails in Debs and Griffith Park. Move that a letter from ASNC urge Councilmembers Huizar and Reyes, the Mayor and the Planning & Land Use Committee to delete this redundant, expensive project from the final version of the Bike Plan. [Martha Benedict, Recreation, Culture & Arts Committee Chair]
*Appendix H:8 Policy 1.3.4 - http://www.labikeplan.org/draft_plan
3. ASNC ALERT STATUS.
Motion to give two months notice before discontinuing ASNCAlert. After this, notices and other community activities can be sent out via the Highland Park –Mt. Washington Patch, and can be received via the Patch Daily Digest. Other options, including the possibility of an ASNC Facebook page, will also be discussed. [Pat Griffith]
4. ASNC WESBITE.
Discussion about hiring a professional website designer to redesign the home page since finding volunteers has not been successful. The costs would probably be around $1500-2500 to completely revamp. [Mark Legassie]
5. ELECTION FOR NEW REGISTRAR.
Election for Registrar seat temporarily held by Clifford Moseley.
6. NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL TRAINING.
Roll call to verify completion of required training for all elected ASNC Board members (including ethics training).
7. MEASURE L.
Discussion of Measure L, funding for libraries, and whether the ASNC should take a stand either way. [Paula Sirola]
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS. (Standing Committees: #s 1-4).
1. Local Issues.
(b) Montecito Heights
(c) Monterey Hills
(d) Mount Washington
(e) Sycamore Grove
2. Rules & Elections (Martha Benedict)
3. Budget & Finance (Mark Legassie)
4. Communications & Outreach (Clifford Moseley)
5. Recreation, Culture & Arts (Martha Benedict)
6. Environment (Jerry Schneider)
7. Public Safety (Mark Legassie)
8. Community Garden (Paula Sirola)
9. Animal Welfare (Mark Legassie)
10. Land Use (Jack Fong, Liz Herron)
IX. REPORTS FROM LIAISONS.
1. MW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MULTIPURPOSE ROOM (Ann Walnum)
2. FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST MUSEUM (Ann Walnum)
3. DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL WELFARE (Mark Legassie)
X. NEW BUSINESS (Committee referrals and/or future Board agenda items).
1. Comments from Board members on subject matters within its jurisdiction, and suggestions for future agenda items.
2. Future meeting dates and locations (Martha Benedict for Tom Marble):
Upcoming meeting date: December 27, 2010, at 7:00PM, Ramona Hall Community Center.
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 2010-11 ASNC budget; and, (2) under ASNC standing rules, under ASNC standing rules, expenditure of any such funds must begin WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPROVAL BY THE BOARD, 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 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 (3981 San Rafael Ave., 90065), Superior Grocers (133 W. Ave. 45, 90065), Ramona Hall Community Center (4580 N. Figueroa St., 90065) Montecito Heights Recreation Center (4545 Homer St., 90031); Monterey Adult Day Health Care Center (5926 Monterey Rd., 90042), 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 the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (ASNC Project Coordinator), at (213) 485-1360.
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.
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.