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Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) Meeting - Shared screen with gallery view
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
23:40
Justin.clayton@lacity.org
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
23:59
Benjamin.culp@lacity.org
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
30:58
https://streetsla.lacity.org/faqs-ufd#:~:text=Property%20owners%20may%20prune%20street,provided%20within%20five%20working%20days.
Cindy Cleghorn - STNC
31:30
Does the LAFD share the protected tree removal process and permit fees?
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
31:48
The most efficient way to request service is contact the Bureau's Service Request Section at (800) 996-2489. The City's one call center may be contacted by dialing 3-1-1. In most cases, the location will be inspected within 2 to 4 weeks depending on available staff and workload. However, if your request involves an emergency situation such as a tree or limb down or a partially uprooted tree, a crew will respond within 24 hours.
Chris Rowe
33:03
Every year there are fireworks shot near Shadow Ranch Park and in my neighborhood. Since I can't see the actual location, I can't report them. It would be good to have the LAFD in this area monitoring around the 4th of July.
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
36:22
https://www.lapdonline.org/fireworks-complaints/
John and Michele Hales
37:18
16 families and 5 people were injured from the 4th of July fire in Northridge. The buildings were just demolished about a week ago.
John and Michele Hales
38:20
*16 families were displaced
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
50:30
To make a complaint regarding living conditions or possible code violation(s) at a multifamily rental property such as a duplex, apartment house, rooming house or bungalow complex you may do so by using this website. To do so you start by filling out the form below. Or you may call the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) at 866-557-RENT (7368) to make a complaint.For properties containing only one dwelling/house, residential condominiums, commercial/industrial buildings, vacant buildings or vacant lots you should contact the Department of Building and Safety at 888-LA4-BUILD or 888-524-2845.For complaints regarding violations of the City's Home-Sharing Ordinance contact the Department of City Planning at 213-367-7788. More information regarding the Home-Sharing Ordinance can be found on the Department of City Planning's website: https://planning.lacity.org/plans-policies/initiatives-policies/home-sharing
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
51:11
https://housingapp.lacity.org/ReportViolation/Pages/ReportViolation
Pat Bates Encino NC
51:57
IMHO there needs to be the authority to immediately remove any encampment in a VHFSV. With movers & a truck, immediately upon discovery. Why giving any period of time to vacate.
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
54:22
https://csr.dot.ca.gov/
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
54:37
To file a complaint on Cal Trans owned property:
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
54:39
https://csr.dot.ca.gov/
Pat Bates Encino NC
54:59
Further, regarding removing any encampments, give everyone the authority. Make it a State law.
Tony Wilkinson
55:06
In my experience, a big problem with other public agencies is THE COUNTY. Simply ignore repeated demand to clear brush along debris dam om La Tuna Canyon Road, for example.
Tony Wilkinson
57:57
That will simply shift the business to adjacent cities. Typical political grandstanding that has no effect.
Tony Wilkinson
59:08
Remove the encampments and the local propane availability will not be a problem. The mere proposal indicates people who are happy with unlimited encampments and expect them to continue.
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
01:01:16
Caltrans related issues, contact State Assembly Member
Chris Rowe
01:01:32
Is there a link to a place where we can take things that I have found in a recent cleaning of my garage? I go to hazardous waste about twice a year at the Nicole Bernson location. However, there are some things that are not taken there. They include - old smoke detectors, old fire extinguishers, old charcoal, inhalers that are left from asthma medications, and old flares, etc. Where do we take these things for safe disposal please?
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
01:01:46
Jesse Gabriel
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
01:01:49
https://a45.asmdc.org/contact
Pat Bates Encino NC
01:02:24
Goats!!https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2022/22-0600-S20_misc_05-18-22.pdf
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
01:02:49
For disposal of hazmat...https://lacitysan.org/san/faces/home/portal/s-lsh-wwd/s-lsh-wwd-s/s-lsh-wwd-s-c/s-lsh-wwd-s-c-hw/s-lsh-wwd-s-c-hw-safemc?_afrLoop=6486090145412353&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null&_adf.ctrl-state=rhc59mxhj_1#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D6486090145412353%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Drhc59mxhj_5
Pat Bates Encino NC
01:03:10
More goats!https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2022/22-0600-S61_misc_05-18-22.pdf
Pat Bates Encino NC
01:05:11
CF 22-0600-S61 and 22-0600-S20 - consider CIS to support using goats bor brush clearance.
Becky Leveque
01:06:47
BBQ! Is that a 911;call?
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
01:07:00
https://www.lafd.org/fire-prevention/brush
Burton - ArletaNC Hunter
01:07:12
JD Drake, you said that BBQ's require a permit. Could you please clarify that? On private property, is that a requirement that we should know about?
Chris Rowe
01:10:37
Dayton Canyon would also be a high brush area as well.
Capt. Ruben Lopez LAFD
01:13:58
821 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration500 W. Temple St.Los Angeles, CA 90012Phone: (213) 974-3333 Email: sheila@bos.lacounty.gov For County related issues
Tony Wilkinson
01:20:45
Tony Wilkinson, Panorama City Neighborhood Council, tonyw.civic@gmail.com, 818-212-5384 (mobile)
Cindy Cleghorn - STNC
01:21:20
Many of us have active community meetings and committees but those are not directly with DONE or Council offices. They tend to work independent of the Neighborhood Councils.
Tess Taylor
01:23:04
Hi Glenn, could you please post the details of the monthly Emergency NC meetings? Thank you, I was unaware of that.
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:24:03
NC Emergency Preparedness Alliance meets on fourth Saturdays at 10 am, currently virtually.
Tony Wilkinson
01:25:58
We can SAVE the chat. Click three little dots at lower right and it pops up a SAVE CHAT box. It is written to your local PC, as long as you are on a desktop
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:25:59
The Greater Los Safety & Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Exposition Park
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:26:38
That should have been Greater Los ANGELES Safety & Preparedness Fair
Len Shaffer
01:27:14
Emergency Preparedness Alliance zoom ID: 854 9706 7549 Passcode 069699 4th Saturday 10 -12
Len Shaffer
01:27:51
commissionerlenshaffer@gmail.com
John and Michele Hales
01:28:11
Thank you LAFD.
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:28:14
LAFD contacts: Justin.clayton@lacity.orgBenjamin.culp@lacity.org
Len Shaffer
01:30:12
The Greater Los Angeles Safety & Preparedness Fair Sunday, 11/13/2022 at Exposition Park
Tony Wilkinson
01:32:07
If DONE, which already has missive headaches with spreadsheet splits in funds (Congress?ELA Awards) wants to keep funds *separate* for Budget Advocates and Budget Tribunes, the name of the fund should not matter. What is important is to keep the NC Board's *direction* of funds to one or the other. It should be an NC choice, not a DONE decision.
Jeffrey Hartsough
01:32:12
SONC declined to provide funds, approved by the board, because of the concern about how Budget Advocates fund might be handled.
Tony Wilkinson
01:32:18
massive
Joanne yvanek-garb
01:40:26
what is the CF #
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:42:32
Council File 11-1020-S3
Tony Wilkinson
01:44:55
I gave some suggested wors
Tony Wilkinson
01:44:59
words
Jeffrey Hartsough
01:46:17
The following was offered by Kay Hartman, Palms Neighborhood Council:
Jeffrey Hartsough
01:46:27
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council opposes Council File 11-1020-S3. Neighborhood Councils form alliances when they want to join together to work on something of common interest. We want to be able to contribute specifically to alliances we support. The name of the overall fund is not important. What is important is that every recognized alliance has the ability to raise its own funds and those funds are reserved for its use and its use alone. Our Neighborhood Council wants the ability to direct our funds to a specific alliance and not to a fund that is allocated without our input.
Tony Wilkinson
01:47:27
*Neighborhood Council Boards* are in control. The vote of the city agency cannot be overruled by a city department unless the purpose of the Board allocation is in some way il[legal.
Tony Wilkinson
01:48:32
If NC Board votes on public funds "don't count", let's get rid of all the mandatory training and other rigamarole over Board votes on money.
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:48:42
Budget Advocates Elections: Region 1 6/25/22 @ 1 pm and Region 3 6/25/22 @ 2:30 pm. Region 2 6/26/22 @ 1 pm and Region 4 6/26/22 @ 1:30 pm Each NC has two votes: its two designated Budget Representatives or by default its Treasurer then President
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
01:50:04
Watch for a confirming email regarding the NC Budget Advocates election for your Region. Website: www.BudgetAdvocates.org
Tony Wilkinson
01:50:48
It is like the CF on Diversity Training that ended us a request from DONE for a blanket authority of DONE to specify ALL future trainings and to write into all NC bylaws requirements that *WE* become the enforcers of the DONE mandated trainings. LITTLE ISSUES BECOME BIG POWER GRABS.
Tony Wilkinson
01:52:51
My late mother is still hovering over my shoulder, cautioning me about my occasional outbursts. :))
Garry Fordyce
01:54:47
Honor Thy Mother and Thy Fathet 🙏
Garry Fordyce
01:55:03
Father
Jamie
01:55:46
Completely unrelated pra but I forward along bc I’m cool
Chris Rowe
02:00:09
Why can LADWP advertise on CityWatch, then why can't the Budget Advocates? LADWP is our money.
Pat Bates Encino NC
02:03:18
Where do we find the agenda?
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
02:05:24
LANCC.org under NC Alliances Link to follow
Tess Taylor
02:07:03
Hello everyone. I can’t think of any organizational chart where staff appears ABOVE elected officials. NCs are lawfully elected representatives, and DONE and BONC should not be construed as having authority over our process. If you agree, please drop me a line. tess@narip.com – cheers!
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
02:07:10
Direct link to tonight's VANC agenda: http://www.lancc.org/resources/VANC%20agenda%202022.06.09.pdf
Jamie
02:07:12
Say it!
Tony Wilkinson
02:11:49
Glad we have such a big group. Thanks to all who joined us.
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
02:13:20
Direct link to tonight's VANC agenda: http://www.lancc.org/resources/VANC%20agenda%202022.06.09.pdf
Tony Wilkinson
02:15:46
This is not a space to complain about all city atty issues. It is specifically about recusals.
Pat Bates Encino NC
02:18:37
10 at night? Wow.
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
02:19:23
Even worse, it was 10 pm the night BEFORE the event the next morning
Cindy Cleghorn
02:25:52
I understand about reaching out to the City Atty and our DONE City Atty wants to resolve it. How can VANC help in this ?
Chris Rowe
02:30:42
When a Neighborhood Council's Bylaws says if a Board receives a grievance then it needs to be on the Board agenda the next month, and they fail to do so, then what recourse does a stakeholder like me have? As Tony says, failure to comply with a CPRA is a misdemeanor. That should mandate that the Board member Grievance should be placed on the agenda.
Chris Rowe
02:33:56
My issue is whether a Board member has been paid for work on behalf of individuals on an issue - just like an attorney or a legal advisor; does that cause a Board member to have a Conflict of Interest. It does in my opinion. But I can't find out if that person is paid for their work.
Tony Wilkinson
02:36:07
An Advisory Board has no financial interest I can see. It may well present an appearance of a conflict. I am not an attorney. This is not legal advice. Still, an advisory Board member may PERSONALLY CHOOSE not to participate so as not to present the appearance of a conflict. As I said in my comments, THIS IS OUT PERSONAL CHOICE. If we need to fill out a Form 51, so be it.
Jamie
02:37:19
Basically 501c3 is exempt unless you’re on the board of the charity but that’s the board on the tax documents
Chris Rowe
02:37:41
When I was on the Board, I was required to recuse twice - when CUPs were for properties within 500 feet of my personal residence. The City Attorney gave me specific guidance on how to handle the projects that directly impacted my personal residence.
Jamie
02:38:14
https://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Conflict-of-Interest-Examples.pdf old but I found this useful
Tony Wilkinson
02:38:29
If a Board member in on the BOARD of a 501(c)(3), that may be a poison pill.. The Board might not even be able to consider that NPG. An *advisory* board is NOT the same as the Board of Directors of an organization.
Tony Wilkinson
02:40:18
That CLERK's ruling that a recusing person cannot attest (upon good authority) to the Board vote on an issue, that is an unreasonable and unthinking limit on the ability of the NC to do its wwork.
Pat Bates Encino NC
02:40:40
This is interesting if you are a volunteer representative, and you can't have anything to do with any funding for your local organizations.
Tony Wilkinson
02:41:55
Pat, you or your immediate family cannot receive any BENEFITS from public funds granted to an outside organization. That includes your kid going on a bus trip funded by your NC grant.
Chris Rowe
02:42:02
https://www.rcfp.org/open-government-sections/f-are-there-sanctions-for-noncompliance/
Tony Wilkinson
02:42:37
If you are a member of MANAGEMENT of the organization, you JOB has a financial relationship to receiving the funds.
Chris Rowe
02:42:45
"CaliforniaThe CPRA does not provide for sanctions for an agency's noncompliance with its disclosure obligations. Reasonable attorneys' fees and costs are mandatory to the prevailing plaintiff under Section 6259(d), however. If an agency fails to obey a court order requiring disclosure of public records, contempt sanctions may be imposed, following a hearing on an order to show cause. Cal. Gov't Code § 6258."
Pat Bates Encino NC
02:44:49
Tony, I have no living immediate family here or anywhere else, so not sure what the point is.
Jamie
02:46:58
There’s two council files I think people should file to
Jamie
02:47:15
community impact statement on Council File 21-1189 (AB 361 / Teleconference / Meetings) and Council File 20-0467 (COVID-19 Public Health Crisis / Reopening Guidance / Los Angeles City Hall Complex / Park Facilities) and to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioner and the Board of Civil and Human Rights Commissioners
Tony Wilkinson
02:47:49
You expressed concern about having anything to do with fund use at an outside organization. I responded to the best of my understanding as to what the conflict rules are. It was not about your personal situation. It was for a general audience.
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
02:49:16
Just a reminder that the Raise Hand function is in the Reactions icon assuming you have a recent version of Zoom. If not, please upgrade....
Jamie
02:50:00
Wayne attempted to accost me when I left City Council so I guess we’ve had different experiences.
Jamie
02:50:34
He was at city hall!
Jamie
02:50:49
He stands outside the door and won’t get it bc he refuses to show documents
Tony Wilkinson
02:51:29
Wayne has been polite (other than some cuss words and peroneal attacks on people not present) in Panorama City NC meetings. Gopat Puppet has good radar for people who get bothered, and that turns up his incendiary behavior. In PanCity, we all seem like Zonker and not much phases us.
Tony Wilkinson
02:51:49
Goat Puppet
Jamie
02:52:44
Wayne’s behavior is Wayne’s responsibility and how anyone reacts to his behavior is not a negative reflection on them nor should it be interpreted as encouraging it.
Tony Wilkinson
02:53:51
Jamie, my colleagues are my friends. I am not "blaming victims". I am giving some practical advice for reducing the tension.
Jamie
02:55:15
Tony respectfully he has called me a c*nt in a meeting. Am I supposed to take that lightly.
Pat Bates Encino NC
02:55:28
When you are called out by name and called a bitch it, in my opinion, crosses a line. Not the first or 100th time but just say'in.
Jamie
02:57:19
It cost me $11 to give our cis
Anna Measles
02:57:27
Many do not attend meetings,☹️ anymore because of his present.
Jamie
02:57:27
5 in parking 6 in gas
Tony Wilkinson
02:57:32
Not at all. I hope someone in your meeting spoke up in public to object to that type of language and personal slur, regardless of the requirements of the pu8blic meeting law. He can't be allowed to do this (and you public cannot be allowed to see NO reaction).
Tony Wilkinson
02:57:49
your public
Jamie
02:59:23
If we react we get 5 cpras for 20 hours of material
Jamie
03:00:47
https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(18)30832-2/fulltext
Tony Wilkinson
03:01:08
There are not enough (and will not be enough) school police to put them in every school. The problem is the BLANKET PROHIBITION on in-school officers by the LAUSD Board. That "pure politics" position eliminates the probability of random times when an ar med officer will show up.
Tony Wilkinson
03:02:38
What Jamie is speaking about is correct. There is research that tends to indicate that mass school shooters are actually suicidal, expect to die, and are turning self-hate outward at others, but it is really self-hate.
Jamie
03:05:11
https://www.laweekly.com/lausds-finest-los-angeles-school-police/
Tony Wilkinson
03:05:15
Where Jamie and I may disagree is that presence of armed officers is "traumatic" to kids. I agree with Jamie on NOT permanently stationing an armed guard in every school, especially elementary schools. The effort to have NO police in schools is in my opinion part of ADULT identity politics / defund the police / the police can do nothing right.
Jamie
03:05:36
La weekly article on school police and more importantly they ignored and covered the misdeeds
Jamie
03:06:49
My comment is there are 14 million more students who have a police officer than a psychologist or counselor.
Tony Wilkinson
03:06:59
In my neighborhood (Panorama City) the school officer is important in high school (as Panorama HS). Knowing gangs and being available to ask for help is important to students in that environment.
Cindy Cleghorn
03:08:47
Who is on the work group?
Jamie
03:09:34
I volunteer!
Cindy Cleghorn
03:09:46
Oh geese !
Cindy Cleghorn
03:10:10
These choices are so political.
Chris Rowe
03:11:49
We are seeing an ongoing problem with the pandemic which is now an endemic. The LAUSD has had a major issue with new cases recently. Even the vaccinated kids are getting COVID. I get the daily reports from the LA County Department of Health on COVID - 19 statistics.
Tony Wilkinson
03:12:07
They are looking, I think, for participants in a "pilot project". Personally I think that the requirement that your ALREADY HAVE equipment is a cost-cutting measure by BONC and is probably discriminatory to NCs that may need equip0ment the most.
Tony Wilkinson
03:12:36
cost-cutting by DONE (sorry Len, I mistyped my focus of frustration)
Chris Rowe
03:14:13
"Press Release: Public Health Reports 4,846 New Positive Cases and 7 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County: For Immediate Release:June 9, 2022Public Health Reports 4,846 New Positive Cases and 7 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles CountyThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19.4,846 New COVID-19 cases (3,019,550 cases to date)7 New deaths due to COVID-19 (32,193 deaths to date)595 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19More than 12,065,000 individuals tested; 22% of people tested positive to date"
Cindy Cleghorn
03:14:13
Our Cm spent $4 million on our location. I’ve asked many times about meeting there. Won’t happen for us IMHO we are too old.
Tony Wilkinson
03:14:17
If you are paid to solicity support from an elected official you should be a declared a lobbyist.
Cindy Cleghorn
03:14:41
Good for you Jamie!
Tony Wilkinson
03:15:47
Yes, she is. The problem is that there is no prohibition on disclosure of lobbyist status when people make an oral presentation. Specifically, all the paid young people who work for organizations like Food and Water Watch.
Jamie
03:16:24
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=22-0560
Glenn Bailey NC Budget Advocates
03:17:35
Should a non-profit group that has a $1.9 million annual budget be required to register as a lobbyist? Nope, says the City Ethics Commission.....
Jamie
03:17:49
My other pet issue!
Pat Bates Encino NC
03:17:49
Bummer, my Hansen Dam walk was 2 weeks ago!:-( Next time is 4th Sat of July
Jamie
03:18:05
Ok I have like 6 pet issues
Cindy Cleghorn
03:18:36
Watermelon Festival was originally a Sunland Tujunga Lions Club annual event for over 50 years. It was snatched away from our community. FYI.