Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Board of Representatives
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Board of Representatives
Monday, January 23, 7:00 p.m • Ramona Hall • 4580 N Figueroa • Los Angeles, CA 90065
Supporting documentation for this meeting can be found at: http://www.asnc.us/2012-archives/01-Jan/_0112archives.htm
I. Call to order - PRESIDENT’S REMARKS [Martha Benedict, President: 2 minutes]
II. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS from ASNC board members [5 minutes]
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 submit speaker card to the President before the meeting). [15 minutes]
IV. COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC OFFICIALS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES[5 minutes]
• Council District-1, Ed Reyes • Counil District 14, Jose Huizar •. Office of the Mayor •. Other elected officials
V. ACCEPTANCE OF KEN KALLMAN’S RESIGNATION FROM THE BOARD [Martha Benedict, President: 3 minutes]
“It has been an honor to serve with very capable and passionate board members on the ASNC. Thank you for the opportunity.”
VI. ELECTION OF NEW SECRETARY [Martha Benedict, President: 5 minutes]
VII. SECRETARY’S REPORT - Roll call. Approval of minutes for November 28 and December 10, 2011. [10 minutes]
VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT [Judy Knapton, Treasurer: 15 minutes]
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS [5 minutes]
1. Local issues: (a) Hermon (Darlene Martinez) (b) Montecito Heights (Tom Marble) (c) Monterey Hills (Judy Knapton)
(d) Mt. Washington (Liz Herron)
X. REPORTS FROM LIAISONS[5 minutes]
1. Mt. Washington Elementary School Multipurpose Room (Ann Walnum) 4. Lummis Home (Ariel van Zandweghe)
2. Friends of Southwest Museum (Ann Walnum) 5. Redistricting Commission (Clifford Moseley)
3. Director of Animal Welfare (Mark Legassie)
XI. ACTION ITEMS. Requests without funding
1. SCHEDULING OF TRAINING DATES
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment requires the ASNC board to complete three DONE trainings Ethics (2 hours), Funding Program (2 hours), and Brown Act (1 hour), plus recommends the City Attorrney’s Workplace Violence training. The trainings will help to remedy problems that have resulted in the suspension of ASNC’s participation in the
Neighborhood Council Funding Program. [Martha Benedict: 10 minutes]
2. TRAINING APPEAL
The ASNC should formally appeal DONE’s decision to invoke mandatory treasurer training for all its board members.
[Joseph Riser: 5 minutes]
3. LETTER SUPPORTING LIGHTING OF HERMON SIGN
Hermon Local Issues request that the ASNC provide a letter of support to the Councilman Jose Huizar in regards to the lighting for the Hermon monument sign located on the 5900 block of Monterey Road. A draft letter of support will be provided at the Board meeting. [Darlene Martinez: 5 minutes]
4. NORTH CENTRAL ANIMAL SHELTER EMPLOYEE TERMINATIONS
Motion to approve a letter requesting Councilmember Ed Reyes to initiate investigations as to why Department of Animal Services is attempting to discharge 13 employees [from] the North Central Shelter (Lacy St) for allegedly falsifying their time cards last February-March. These employees are claiming they did not falsify time cards and were following their supervisor’s direction, who had in turn received approval from North Central’s Captain to split up the work furlough day into two pieces for payroll purposes. [Mark Legassie: 5 minutes]
5. ADD CODE OF CONDUCT TO ASNC BYLAWS
The ASNC Rules & Elections Committee will formulate a code of conduct for the board to adopt that all present and future board members must adhere to, plus define the process to sanction and/or remove members who fail to comply, to be added to the ASNC Bylaws. [Roy Payan: 5 minutes].
6. REQUEST RESIGNATION OF ASNC BOARD MEMBERS SEEKING TO FORM A HERMON NC
It is requested that ASNC board members who have promoted, sanctioned or otherwise encouraged the community of Hermon to secede from the ASNC resign as board members immediately. Their actions are a clear indication that these board members are not acting nor in the future will act in the best interest of the ASNC and its ideals. Further, these board members seek to dismantle the ASNC as it is defined today by this action. [Jim Henderson, Monterey Hills stakeholder: 5 minutes].
7. REQUEST ASNC AMEND ITS BYLAWS TO INCLUDE A REMOVAL PROCESS FOR BOARD MEMBERS
Request that ASNC amend its Bylaws to include a process whereby board members who have violated ethical or legal standards can be removed from office. [Robert Hawkes, Monterey Hills stakeholder: 5 minutes
8. COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENT REGARDING BUS SHELTERS AND BENCHES
The ASNC should submit a formal Community Impact Statement (CIS) in support of City Council motion #11-1068-S1 (Huizar – Krekorian) re: fair and equitable upkeep of bus benches and shelters by L.A. Metro, regardless of location. In Dec. 2011, the Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights reported that these structures in Los Angeles were “significantly better in non-minority and non-low income communities . . .” than in minority/low-income communities -- which are more dependent on public transportation. [A proposed CIS statement (~450 characters), will be made available at the regular Board meeting.] [Joseph Riser: 5 minutes]
XII. NEW BUSINESS(Committee referrals and/or future Board agenda items). [2 minutex]
1. Comments from Board members on subject matters within its jurisdiction, and suggestions for future agenda items.
2. Next meeting: February 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., 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 2011-12 ASNC budget; and, (2) under ASNC standing rules, expenditure of any such funds must begin within six months or by the end of the current council fiscal year (whichever is longer), 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 Roberts Rules of Order.
ARROYO SECO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (ASNC)
Post Office Box 42254, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Message phone (323) 418-ASNC