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Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Glenn Bailey
During the LADWP presentation, please use Chat to submit your questions to them. Chat will be fully turned on after LADWP concludes.
Christina Holland
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Jessica Irias
Thank you beautiful. Jessica Irias
Christina Holland
groundwater remediation projects: www.ladwp.com/remediation
Christina Holland
stormwater capture projects: www.ladwp.com/stormwater and www.ladwp.com/parks
Jessica Irias
Thank you, Christina.
Ben Wong
Thank you!
Christina Holland
Thanks everyone.
Chris Repp (LADWP)
Thank you all; great questions!
Chris Repp (LADWP)
Here's the Operation NEXT Water Supply Program Video if you're interested.https://vimeo.com/ladwp/operationnext
Christina Holland
email me if you want a copy of the presentation. christina.holland@ladwp.com
Jeff Mausner
1. Hi Everyone. I am putting this into chat for item number 6 in the Agenda, the West Valley Animal Shelter. As you know, we unanimously passed a resolution last month urging Neighborhood Councils to file community impact statements in Council File 20-1114. So far, only 3 NCs have filed CIS’s: Northridge East, Porter Ranch, and Tarzana. Below is the VANC Resolution from last month; you can get language from that for your NC’s CIS, or you can look at the three CIS’s that have been filed. I’m splitting this up into several chats because it is too long to fit into one.
Glenn Bailey
This fall, City Planning will host Planning 101 training sessions focusing on the topics of project and community planning. The annual Planning 101 series provides a general overview of the core functions of planning in Los Angeles and serves as an educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about participation in the land use process, especially residents, newly elected neighborhood council board members, and members of other community-based organizations.In keeping with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, this year’s training will be offered virtually to minimize and stop the spread of COVID-19. Attendees will be able to join by telephone or remotely, through GoTo video conferencing software.Project PlanningThe Project Planning training will highlight how projects are reviewed and walk attendees through each step of the development review process―beginning with the submission of a project application at the public counter and ending with the approval of a building permit.
Jeff Mausner
2. VALLEY ALLIANCE OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS (VANC) RESOLUTION REGARDING THE WEST VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER, September 10, 2020Whereas the Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) Department has submitted a draft Proposal dated June 26, 2020 to turn the West Valley Animal Shelter into a privately run Community Resource Center; andWhereas this draft Proposal would result in significant loss of City services for the people and animals of the West San Fernando Valley; andWhereas it would result in overburdening the only other city animal shelter in the Valley, the East Valley Animal Shelter; andWhereas it would be inequitable because the entire burden of the LAAS budget cut is being visited on one area of the City, the West Valley; andWhereas the draft Proposal is overwhelmingly opposed by the residents of the West Valley and the City; andWhereas there are alternatives to the draft Proposal that would maintain the West Valley Shelter as a fully functioning municipal shelter;
Jeff Mausner
3. Now Therefore, the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC), representing all 34 Neighborhood Councils in the San Fernando Valley, opposes the LAAS draft Proposal for the West Valley Animal Shelter dated June 26, 2020, demands that the West Valley Shelter remain open as a municipal shelter, and urges Neighborhood Councils to file Community Impact Statements (CIS) in support of this position in City Council File 20-1114, entitled West Valley Animal Shelter Long Term Plan.
Jeff Mausner
4. Here is the link for LACityClerk Connect for 20-1114:https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-1114I’m also putting in a link to a CityWatch article entitled: What’s Going on At the West Valley Animal Shelter—Will It Remain a City-Run Shelter?https://citywatchla.com/index.php/cw/los-angeles/20457-what-s-going-on-at-the-west-valley-animal-shelter-will-it-remain-a-city-run-shelterPlease make sure your NC files a community impact statement on this. Thank you. Best regards, Jeff
Corinne Ho- YesonJ
Thank you for mentioning that Jill. Not only the PLUM committee members should go through the Ethics Trainings but also STRONGLY encouraged to attend and participate in PlanCheck.
Glenn Bailey
Planning 101 Series: Tuesday, October 13, 20201 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 20205 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 202011 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Aaron M. Quantz, cell
I registered asap, scheduled for the 13th
Cindy Cleghorn
I heard they have a lot more sign ups for the Planning 101 classes than they expected. We’ll need to keep track somehow. Maybe a certificate like Food Handlers have to have?
Aaron M. Quantz, cell
just more DONE trampling on our 1st Amendment right, both as Board Member and private citizen
Glenn Bailey
Link to draft BONC Digital Communications Policy: https://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Draft-Digital-Media-Policy-for-BONC-on-9.29.2020.pdf
Glenn Bailey
VANC Council Files tracker. Link to view: https://tinyurl.com/VANCCouncilFiles
Cindy Cleghorn
Why can’t NCs just post notices without commenting allowed ?
Cindy Cleghorn
Many organizations post events and activities and positions without commenting. Why can’t that just be the case ?
Aaron M. Quantz, cell
weare apolitical, there should be no inter-NC fighting. period
Kathleen Edwards.NWNC
Are our meetings and logos copyrighted? some NC members are taking clips from our meetings and reposting them on YouTube ans social media sites. this includes stakeholder comments.
Thanks Tony, probably we address it as a mere Cyberbullying which is the problem is rather than the whole media policy.
Kathleen Edwards.NWNC
how can we and our stakeholders feel free to participate and comment without fear of being attacked because we may disagree with other’s agendas?
Glenn Bailey
In the past cycles, NC logos may NOT be used by candidates during NC Elections cycle.
Tony Wilkinson
Brian is not going too far with his concerns. This kind of thing can destroy the NC system as an effective community group. The people who created it have no clue how dangerous it is.
Cindy Cleghorn
Yes, Brian — but there’s more — individuals do not want to be attacked either. And that does happen.
Garry Fordyce - Budget Advocate
Duly Elected Pro Bono City Officials ~~~~ Stop demeaning your authority claiming to be "Just Volunteers" !!!!
Glenn Bailey
PlanCheckNC Meeting is Saturday,October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.Nick Grief, Chief of StaffCouncil District 4Meeting Agenda for Saturday, October 10, 202010:00 a.m. - Welcome and Check-In10:05 a.m. -- City Planning Department Updates + Q&A11:00 a.m. -- Nick Grief, Chief of Staff, Council District 4 + Q&A1:00 p.m. -- Meeting concludesTopic: PlanCheckNC Zoom Meeting 8-8-20Time: Oct 10, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87279383147Meeting ID: 872 7938 3147One tap mobile+16699009128,,87279383147# US (San Jose)
Cindy Cleghorn
The Councilmembers speak up a lot of positions / advocate positions without vote of the city council. Why different for NC leaders.
Aaron M. Quantz, cell
they're only opening themselves up to more lawsuits, constitutional
Naseef, Alexandria
Hi everyone, please join the Sherman Oaks NC’s inaugural Speaker Series this Saturday at 2 pm on zoom. Our first speaker, Dr. George Lipsitz will discussing how housing laws and policies have contributed to inequalities in Los Angeles. Here is the link to RSVP and submit your questions. Thank you! :) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SONCSpeakerSeriesOct2020
Tony Wilkinson
We already have the issue of low level clerks in NC Funding deciding how expensive an advertising specialty can be, etc.
Kathleen Edwards.NWNC
I was told by DONE that slander, libel and attacks on character, and hacking of personal accounts is a civil matter, and that their are no bullying
Tony Wilkinson
Nextdoor is TAMW compared with TWITTER, the home of negative cancel culture
Tony Wilkinson
Aaron M. Quantz, cell
many many more conversations
Kathleen Edwards.NWNC
...bullying protections by DONE.
Aaron M. Quantz, cell
with larger groups
Heather Michaels
Jill, that is a wonderful idea. There is so much valuable information here, and a lot of very good suggestions -- working through this is so vital.
Jessica Irias
Thank you for your hard work, beautiful people! Jessica Irias
Heather Michaels
Thank you for your leadership and all the committee, as these are all such important areas
Heather Michaels
Tony, yes.. it is a mind field at times, navigating through it can be challenging. I would also like to suggest a designated person per NC that help to lighten and elevate the presence there. Jill, I would like to further discuss this with you. I have some ideas. I am an ENC board member, and also a news media person for over 20 years, and have some suggestions. :)
Tony Wilkinson
We probably need to show up (someone) at each BONC meeting and say something abt the Social Media Policy, so it does not get forgotten. DONE + City Atty did the proposal, it seems
Cindy Cleghorn
Thank you to all for your support of the NC Congress on Sept. 26. The Main session and the Networking Session recordings are up on the nccongressla.com website — Look forward to your feedback and interest in future events. Special thanks Tony, Heather, Suzanne, Glenn, Kevin, Lydia for their work on the planning committee.
Miron - PRNC
Thank you for your leadership and all you do to our community.
Tony Wilkinson
At http://lancc.org