Agenda - Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council

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
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X = Present, AB = Absent, EX = Excused
Ryan Altoon
Renee Robichaux
Bryan Cain
Mariette Tachdjian
Daphne Kozek
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Asst. Secretary
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Anderson
___ Audrey Borges
___ Janice Eaton
___ Lee Jamieson
___ Barbara Kaye
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Loyola
___ John Moskal
___ Craig Strong
___ Ann Benson-Segal
Grievance Comm.
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Sol Ajelat
Jay Goldberg
Tim Hawkins
COMMITTEE & BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
1st Monday – Public Safety
2nd Monday – Governmental Affairs
3rd Tuesday – General Board
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1 Tuesday – Executive Board
2 Tuesday – Planning & Land Use
1st Thursday – Outreach & Elections
1st Thursday – Environmental Affairs
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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
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# 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:
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2nd
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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
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# 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
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Todd for the following:
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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
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# Time (PM)
5 minutes
Topic
Responsible Person
Public Safety Committee
Jay Goldberg Chair
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# Time (PM)
Topic
Responsible Person
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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.
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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
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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.
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# Time (PM)
5 minutes
Topic
Responsible Person
Outreach & Elections Committee
John Moskal, Chair
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5 minutes
Environmental Affairs Committee
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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
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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
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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 at 213-978-1551 or e-mail [email protected] Section 702: (GTLNC Bylaws) Grievance Procedure.
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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.
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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.
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Disagreement with legitimately determined policies or positions of the Council shall not be considered a grievance for the purposes of this
section.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Council shall include Grievance Committee reports in its agenda and shall hear the reports in a timely manner as described above.
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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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