Meeting Archives

February 26, 2018 7pm

Ramona Hall
4580 North Figueroa, LA, CA 90065

Regular Meeting Agenda

Minutes of the Meeting

Supporting documents:

2. Minutes of January 22, 2018
Draft Minutes 1/22/18
4. Candidates for Open Board Position

a. Jason Berlin
My name is Jason Berlin, and I'm applying for a seat on this council because I treasure this neighborhood. I'm a writer and a community organizer by trade. And I believe in stepping up to protect and celebrate what makes this community so unique - its open spaces, its public events, its schools, its vibrant streets, and its greatest asset: its people. Since last September, I've had the privilege of being citizen co-chair of the Mt. Washington Local Issues Committee with Jess Craven. I've learned so much about how to move people from brainstorming a problem to building consensus and implementing a solution. I have to say, I love the process. It's the nitty-gritty details that keep the neighborhood running so smoothly! So yes! I'd be so grateful to be able to contribute all my creativity, energy and hardwork as a new member of the council.

b. Sara Skelton
Thank you for considering my submission to be a part of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood. Council. My husband and I have lived in Mount Washington since 2008 and we are absolutely in love with our community. I'm a musician and also a licensed Realtor and have my own real estate business under the Keller Williams umbrella (The Skelton Group). Recently I have been co-chairing the Cleland Park Ad Hoc committee and became interested in being more active in other groups and committees. I've also been attending the Arroyo Seco meetings monthly and was really impressed by the wonderful people doing so much for our community. I have two growing boys, Tommy Danger (6) and Henry Wilde (4). Volunteering was always important in my family growing up and it's a tradition that I would like to continue and instill in my children. I'd love to be on the committee to do whatever I can to help keep our area so great!


5. Treasurer's Report

January Monthly Expense Report with Receipts


6. Community Impact Statements
CF-18-0045 - Lawmaker Challenge
The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council supports the idea offered by Jamie Tijerina to increase community involvement and transparency by holding City Council meetings at different times of the day, including times after 5pm. We agree that this would enable more community participation and congratulate Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council and Jamie for this excellent suggestion.
CF- 17-0408 - Help for Victims of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women, and the shortage of services that are exclusive to women increases their vulnerability to re-victimization on the streets. The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council supports CF-17-0408 and other efforts by the city to address the special vulnerability of homeless women and victims of family violence.

CF – 15-1138 S30 - Emergency Housing
California Government Code 8698.4, effective January 1, 2018, allows the City new legal authority to declare a shelter crisis and more quickly authorize emergency housing. Los Angeles has one of the nation’s largest homeless populations, and vastly insufficient shelter. The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council supports CF-15-1138 S30 which would call for code amendments consistent with new state law that would facilitate the creation of increased emergency shelters.


7. Flat Top Open Space
County Motion to convey Flat Top Hill to the City of Angeles September 2014ASNC's Proposed Supportive Letter