AGENDA GENERAL BOARD MEETING November 18, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Toluca Lake Elementary School 4840 Cahuenga Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602 GTLNC BOARD ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ X = Present, AB = Absent, EX = Excused Ryan Altoon Renee Robichaux Bryan Cain Mariette Tachdjian Daphne Kozek President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Asst. Secretary ___ Ralene Anderson ___ Audrey Borges ___ Janice Eaton ___ Lee Jamieson ___ Barbara Kaye ___ Maricel Loyola ___ John Moskal ___ Craig Strong ___ Ann Benson-Segal Grievance Comm. ___ ___ ___ Sol Ajelat Jay Goldberg Tim Hawkins COMMITTEE & BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 1st Monday – Public Safety 2nd Monday – Governmental Affairs 3rd Tuesday – General Board st nd 1 Tuesday – Executive Board 2 Tuesday – Planning & Land Use 1st Thursday – Outreach & Elections 1st Thursday – Environmental Affairs v v v v v UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS Turkey Trot – Nov. 23 @ 8am – 11am Holiday Open House – Friday, Dec. 5th @ 5PM Toluca Lake Elementary – Garden Build – January 31st, 2015 Candidate Open Forum – Feb 17, 2015 from 7:30pm – 9pm 2015 Earth Day Celebration/Taste of Toluca Lake – April 26th, 2015 AGENDA # Time (PM) Topic Responsible Person 1. 7:00 – 7:10 10 minutes Meeting Opening and Call to Order Ryan Altoon, President Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Review and approve Minutes: Ryan Altoon, President Mariette Tachdjian, Secretary Renee Robichaux, Vice President MOTION: Approve the GTLNC Minutes from the October 21, 2014 Board Meeting as submitted. VOTE: 1st 2nd • 2. 7:10 – 7:20 10 minutes Treasurer’s Report: MOTION: Approve all Purchase Card expenditures for the month of October 2014 for reconciliation submission to Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. VOTE: 1st 2nd Open Forum for Stakeholders - 3 minutes per speaker OPEN FORUM 10116 Riverside Drive, Suite 200, Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Tel: 818-755-7674 Fax: 818-755-7649 | [email protected] | www.gtlnc.org AGENDA GENERAL BOARD MEETING November 18, 2014 Page 2 of 6 # Time (PM) Topic 3. 7:20– 7:30 10 minutes 4. 7:30– 7:40 10 minutes Presentations: None Scheduled 5 7:40– 8:10 30 minutes 5 minutes Responsible Person City & Neighborhood News / Announcements OPEN FORUM State 46th Assembly District City Council District 4 – Cm. Tom LaBonge LAPD NoHo Division LA DWP Department of Neighborhood Empowerment / Empower LA Toluca Lake Elementary School Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce Toluca Lake Homeowners Association Toluca Lake Garden Club NoHo (Amelia Earhart) Library GTLNC Committee Reports – Possible Motions & Votes Talene Dermenjian, NC Liaison Alice Roth, Deputy District Dir. Rob Benavidez, Sr. Lead Officer Greg Bartz, NC Liaison Amber Meshack, NC Advocate Carol Reo-Bove, Principal Reyn Blight, President Beverly Ventriss, President Robyn Allen, Vice President Jeanne Rankin GTLNC Committee Chairs Executive Committee Ryan Altoon, President Bryan Cain, Treasurer President’s Welcome DONE requesting support from NC to request approval form city to hire 7 new office positions at Empower LA. MOTION A: Exec board approves DONE’s request for support of hiring 7 new office positions. VOTE: 1st 2nd Treasurer’s Report 5 minutes MOTION B: Exec approves to spend up to $500 for printing and purchasing GTLNC promotion material at Holiday Open House. VOTE: 1st 2nd Planning & Land Use Committee Streetscape Progress: Ryan Altoon, Chair MOTION A: Approve funding for a Community Survey ($1,500) and VOTE: Working Study Session ($5,000) with Wallace Roberts & Todd for a 1st total of $6,500. 2nd GTLNC Project Areas: MOTION B: Approve recommendation to proceed with the following VOTE: Community Landscape Design projects with Wallace Roberts and 1st Todd for the following: 2nd 1. 2. 3. 4. Angled parking on Forman under the 134 Freeway for Design Extension of Riverside median further east from Ledge for Design & Implementation Median on Moorpark Way from Moorpark St. to Riverside for Design Clybourn / Forman Median for Design & Phase 1 Implementation AGENDA GENERAL BOARD MEETING November 18, 2014 Page 3 of 6 # Time (PM) 5 minutes Topic Responsible Person Public Safety Committee Jay Goldberg Chair AGENDA GENERAL BOARD MEETING November 18, 2014 Page 4 of 6 # Time (PM) Topic Responsible Person • Officer Rob Benavidez Reports: Hot prowl burglary on Placidia and Sarah; suspect entered through an upstairs, unlocked window. There was a burglary for the second time at a merchant in the 10200 block of Riverside as well as a burglary in the 4400 block of Strohm and construction site in the 4400 block of Arcola. • Cathy Naugle will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting on Saturday, November 8 at 10:00 am for the Toluca oods and Toluca Terrace areas. Janice Eaton will send Amanda Niles information on ACS Security Patrol. Craig Strong will contact Alice Roth to see when Brian Gallagher will be able to attend to complete the LADOT updates. Jay Goldberg reported on the CPAB Summit discussion regarding grants for cameras. Town Hall Meeting has been scheduled at Toluca Lake Elementary on February 23, 2015. Officer Benavidez will arrange for the 911 System presentation. Amanda Niles and Gayle Cole requested a Stop sign at Biloxi and Margate. Craig Strong will send an email request to Brian Gallagher at LADOT. Barbara Carroll and Craig Strong discussed traffic dangers due to the new fence and hedges near the corner of Ledge and Camarillo. She will report the issue to MyLA311 and forward Service Request Number to Alice Roth. Craig Strong will contact Brian Gallagher regarding the fence and hedges. Steve Dutka discussed the excessive speeds on the corner of Camarillo and Ledge. Craig Strong will contact • • • • • • • Officer Steve Rausch at Valley Traffic. LADOT & CALTRANS : i. Cahuenga Blvd. Improvements: A. “Request to remove the two westbound 134 Freeway signs directing Hollywood and Universal Studios traffic to exit at Cahuenga blvd. and install new signs for these destinations to exit at Lankershim Blvd. Per Brian - Planning Dept., not LADOT ii. “No trucks over 6,000 lbs.” on Ledge – Brian is getting a traffic count – No Update iii. Clybourn and Forman intersection – Will be addressed with Streetscape Plan iv. Bike Lanes – CD4 issue v. Signs directing traffic North on Cahuenga to the freeways – Sign is in the LADOT Design Dept. Waiting for engineering to okay sign due to the size and to determine if the wind would affect the sign on the pole. – No Update vi. Stop Sign at Talofa/Riverside Alley – Brian will do traffic count. Possible Stop sign that would line up with the condo driveway. – No Update. LA City Planning Department: i. Cahuenga Downgrade – Cathy Naugle will contact John Moskal to see if he contacted Mary Garcia from NoHo Neighborhood Council to see if the Council would like to form a Committee to discuss the issue. • AGENDA GENERAL BOARD MEETING November 18, 2014 Page 5 of 6 # Time (PM) 5 minutes Topic Responsible Person Outreach & Elections Committee John Moskal, Chair • • • 5 minutes Environmental Affairs Committee • • • • • 5 minutes Budget report from Bryan: Outreach has spent $2800, $200 towards Governmental affairs, we have 11k left to spend We are planking I making the last Sunday project a quarterly event. Next one is jan 25, 2015-planting trees on riverside We are preparing for Holiday open house Dec 5 and ways to inform public about earth day on 04/26/15 Daphne Kozek, Chair Tree Topping Ordinance o Our past motion: The Environmental Affairs Committee moves that the GTLNC ask the City Council to implement an ordinance which would stop the topping of trees in the city of Los Angeles. Write a CIS (community impact statement); Renee will assist. Good Neighbor Award Nomination: Juan Castellanos Halloween Bike Ride recap: Great success; 80-100 people attended. Earth Day: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10am-2pm Governmental Affairs Committee Renee Robichaux, Chair Candidate Forum Update • 18 officially running; 17 have RSVP’d • Reaching out to Adrianne Alpart & Fritz as moderator of forum • Each TL organization will ask 3-4 questions • Location – Universal is offering the Globe Theater (seats 1,000) with free parking; concessions; cash bar GTLNC to make CIS of priorities and needs of our community we feel are most valuable to support as the new councilmember • Suggestion to each committee to itemize issues of importance to add to CIS during next meeting LANCC – November 15th – No GTLNC Attendance • VANCC – November 13th – John Moskal New Business: News, announcements, topics of discussion Meeting Adjourned • 6. 8:05 – 8:10 5 minutes 7. 8:10 TOTAL In Attendance: __ Ryan Altoon, President Ryan Altoon, President Next meeting: Tuesday, December 16 , 2014 Speakers’ Card: The public is requested to fill out a Speakers Card to address the Council on any item on the agenda prior to the Council taking action on an item. Matters not on the agenda that are within the Council’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Council. Neighborhood Council Meeting Agendas are posted for public review at: Discovery Shop west wall bulletin board; Ramsey-Shilling Real Estate, 10205 Riverside Dr.; Toluca Lake Car Wash, 10515 Magnolia Blvd.; North Weddington Park Recreation Center; North Hollywood Public Library, as well as on the GTLNC Web site www.gtlnc.org. In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at our website www.gtlnc.org, or at the scheduled meeting. 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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 at 213-978-1551 or e-mail [email protected] Section 702: (GTLNC Bylaws) Grievance Procedure. • An individual stakeholder or group of stakeholders shall have a right to assert a grievance with respect to any act by the Council or any member of the Council. • Grievances shall be handled in a manner that is consistent with rules and regulations adopted by the City of Los Angeles through its Charter, its ordinances, and the rules as communicated by its agencies, including the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. • Disagreement with legitimately determined policies or positions of the Council shall not be considered a grievance for the purposes of this section. • An allegation that the Bylaws, the Charter Plan or any other local, state or federal law has been violated shall be the legitimate subject of the grievance procedure system. • For this purpose, the stakeholders at the annual meeting shall elect a Grievance Committee, consisting of three persons, none of whom shall be a member of the Council. • A vacancy on the Grievance Committee may be filled temporarily by the Council, but that position shall be filled by election by all stakeholders at the next regularly scheduled meeting of stakeholders. • Persons who wish to claim a grievance may do so by communicating with any member of the Grievance Committee, and the Grievance Committee shall invite the persons claiming a grievance to present arguments and evidence, which may include testimony, to the Committee. • The Grievance Committee shall act to hear a grievance within 30 days of the initial communication and shall prepare a report and recommendation to the Council to be presented at its next meeting, or at least no later than the following meeting. • The Grievance Committee may on its own volition communicate its findings directly to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment in addition to reporting to the Council. • The Council shall include Grievance Committee reports in its agenda and shall hear the reports in a timely manner as described above. • An aggrieved stakeholder may appeal a decision by the Grievance Committee to DONE. Process for Reconsideration: Any person or group adversely affected by the decisions or policies of the GTLNC may file a written grievance with the Council. The Council shall then refer the matter to the Grievance Committee. Persons who wish to claim a grievance may do so by communicating with any member of the Grievance Committee, and the Grievance Committee shall invite the person claiming a grievance to present arguments and evidence, which may include testimony, to the committee. The Grievance Committee shall act to hear a grievance within thirty days of the initial communication and shall prepare a report and recommendation to the GTLNC to present at its next meeting, or at least no later than the following meeting. The Grievance Committee may on its own volition, communicate its findings directly to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) in addition to reporting to the Governing Board. The Governing Board shall include Grievance Committee reports in its agenda and shall hear the reports in a timely manner as describe above. Any aggrieved stakeholder has the right of appeal to DONE any decision by the GTLNC. This grievance process is intended to address matters involving procedural disputes, e.g., the Council’s failure to comply with these Bylaws, or its failure to comply with the City’s Charter, the Plan, or local, State or Federal law.
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