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Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Glenn Bailey
29:53
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Anna Measles
31:12
Why the change to color?
Alvin Waters
35:07
I'm a little confused, weren't there proposed light rail lines along roscoe?
Glenn Bailey
35:47
Please note this Metro Project is featured as Hot Topic #1 on your VANC agenda (page 2) and includes link to the Metro webpage for this Project, as well as related links.
Glenn Bailey
38:18
If you don't have tonight's VANC agenda, here is a link to it (posted on the LANCC NC Alliances webpage): http://www.lancc.org/resources/VANC%20agenda%202022.08.11.pdf
Glenn Bailey
42:15
Just a reminder that the link to the Zoom recording of this meeting will be posted tomorrow on the LANCC.org NC Alliances webpage (scroll down toward the bottom of the page to "V" for VANC).
Alvin Waters
52:13
I have to agree, as a LADOT commuter express patron it's hard to sit at those bus shelters
Alvin Waters
52:29
because of occasional homeless encampments taking over
kathleen Edwards, NWNC
53:07
You claim “7-10 am & 3-7pm,” will lessen the traffic impact for residents, yet those are the hours residents drive to work, drive home from work, and drop off and pick up their kids from school…those times are the times of greatest traffic impact for residents!
kathleen Edwards, NWNC
54:41
How do you provide security for riders, and how do you calculate the extra costs to taxpayers?
kathleen Edwards, NWNC
55:44
These bus systems are not considered self-sustaining, are they? In other words, they will be taxpayer subsidized, no?
Hunter Gibson
01:03:53
Typing in the interest of time..Hi there! Hunter Gibson, NoHo NCSuper thoughtful approach and proposal, thank you for bringing it here!Bus shelters are a must, I think it’s a shame that it’s taken this long to get them greenlit. I’m excited to see the bulbs considered as well, increased space for waiting, bus shelters, and just visibility of metro’s branding will only help with ridership.I would also underline the importance of transit priority at stoplights, surprised it’s not more actively used as it’s a simple way to increase service quality and already widely used in other countries.Hoping for the best on this project!
John M Hales Northridge South NC
01:04:14
How ARE YOU ADDRESSING THE DROP OFFS AND PICKUPS FOR KIDS AT SCHOOLS on Roscoe?
Jeffrey Mausner
01:04:38
When we get to item number 8 on the agenda, note the difference between what Metro did in today’s presentation and other outreach they do, and the nothing the Board of Animal Services Commissioners and Animal Services Department did for outreach regarding the Northeast Valley Animal Shelteer.
John M Hales Northridge South NC
01:05:43
There are 10 Schools adjacent or on this Roscoe utylizing this street for drop offs and pick ups.
Alvin Waters
01:06:34
Drop offs and pickups is more of a population issue out of Metro's hands
Lee
01:06:56
glad my house is not along this Corridor. restricting heavy traffic from 3 lanes to 2 is insane. then you will have busses pull out of the bulbs or choke points to merge and that's going to reduce traffic? sounds like it will increase traffic in residential streets
John M Hales Northridge South NC
01:07:44
Are you going to tow cars on Roscoe that don't move during peak BRT hours?
Anna Measles
01:10:44
I grow up in the SFV as a bus use child. The bus stops were very far apart. The stops now are really close together. What's a little walk, it is healthy for you.
Alvin Waters
01:15:10
I agree Anne.
Lee
01:15:23
when there is a conflict between DONE and the an NC who do you represent?
Ayelet Feiman
01:21:38
Thank you for having me. Have a good evening.
raquel beltran
01:21:41
Hi Ayelet
Keren Waters
01:22:29
Thank you Ayelet. Looking forward to working with you.
raquel beltran
01:25:52
Thanks for your years of service not only to VANC, but also to the City Jill.
Melissa Pressman WNC-she/her
01:27:10
Thank you Jill!
Lee
01:27:30
great job jill
Corinne Ho
01:27:44
Much gratitude to you Jill for all the guidance throughout the years.
Jeffrey Mausner
01:27:49
JILL, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO HELP THE ANIMALS!!!
Pat Bates - Encino NC
01:27:57
A well disserved honor to Jill!!!!!
Keren Waters
01:28:02
Thank you for everything you have done for us all Jill! I appreciate you:)
Richard Niederberg
01:32:35
RE: AYELET: Why can't Stakeholders and other NC meeting participants be required to conform to the same rules, including the Code of Conduct, as NC Board Members?
Anna Measles
01:35:18
Thanks you, Jill
Tony Wilkinson
01:36:48
What on earth is a "conflict resolution manager"? Another torturer in the dungeon?
Lionel Mares
01:41:02
Hello everyone 👋🏼
Lionel Mares
01:41:19
It is Lionel Mares, MPA. Great to see you all here.
Tony Wilkinson
01:42:23
Suggest just update the ADMIN PACKET with the licenses. That should do the trick with NC Funding. They will be continuing operations expense.
Jamie York
01:50:55
Could an email go out to ncs as well once it’s determined which if any other commissions were affected
Lionel Mares
01:53:19
I attended the first session on Digital Policy… it is somewhat confusing.
Lionel Mares
01:53:34
Too many rules and things to remember.
Tony Wilkinson
01:56:13
The new Digital policy will lead most of us to start NON_NC accounts to avoid all the foolishness. The city will get the sanitized and low-info official social media sites they want. Yet another way to silence NC voices and decrease official public engagement.
Lionel Mares
01:57:02
Really? 🤔
Tony Wilkinson
01:58:11
The Zoom licenses are a GREAT VALUE (assuming they include cloud storage for meeting recordings). Everyone should order a separate Zoom license for every active committee.
kathleen Edwards, NWNC
01:58:25
I must agree with Tony.
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
01:58:41
Digital Communications Policy training for NCsWhenWed, August 31, 6:30pm – 8:00pmDescriptionThis is the second of 3 training sessions offered to NC members on best practices for implementing the NC Digital Communications Policy. These sessions are being offered to help NCs prepare for when the Policy takes effect in October 2022.All sessions will cover the same content so you do not need to attend more than once, though you are always welcome to do so!All 3 sessions are on Zoom. Here are the dates and times:Thursday July 28, 20226:30 - 8pmWednesday August 31, 20226:30 - 8pmSaturday September 24, 2022* at the virtual Congress of Neighborhoods *session time TBD; registration for the Congress opens August 27 at https://www.NeighborhoodCongress.la/2022-congress.See the NC Digital Communications Policy + all supporting documents for this Policy at:http://tiny.cc/DigitalCommsPolicy.
Lionel Mares
02:00:53
I think it would be great if Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has Examples of what is “acceptable” and not acceptable for N.C. Board members in regards to Digital Communications and Social Media use.
kathleen Edwards, NWNC
02:01:21
Agreed.
Tony Wilkinson
02:02:24
The Brown Act is clear regarding MATTERS BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE BODY. The over-reach was the city attorney (?) claiming that any TOPIC that MAY come before the Board (for example, homelessness, generically), was claimed to trigger the Brown Act cautions.
Lee
02:02:34
goodness. no. don't give up your ability to govern for yourself. DONE is not a police or truth ministry
Lionel Mares
02:03:07
How can we as board members know what is “public” and Private?
Lionel Mares
02:03:41
I think that some members of the public abuse the Public Records Act to requests private communications.
Lionel Mares
02:03:55
That is crossing the line.
Tony Wilkinson
02:05:34
Lionel, if a matter is before a board or committee, it is public wherever we discuss it, until we take action (or drop) the specific proposal. Other matters, it is always helpful to state you act providing the opinion as an individual. I am not an attorney. That is how I interpret the rules for myself.
raquel beltran
02:08:04
Please attend the August DCP workshop. The questions you have presented will be addressed. The workshop will be recorded and uploaded for you to share with your colleagues.
Tony Wilkinson
02:08:48
The workshop is very helpful. I urge everyone to attend on August 31.
Lee
02:11:11
that's what happens when you challenge the elites that are "meant" to rule
kathleen Edwards, NWNC
02:12:38
Can we please table this motion until the next VANCC meeting so that I may take the motion to my Board first and gain permission to vote on this important measure.
Tony Wilkinson
02:15:54
We need to understand what is going on here, The volunteers ARE A PROXY FOR EMPLOYEES. The intimidation of volunteers should be taken as a certain indicator of a retaliatory approach to EMPLOYEE complains.
Cindy Cleghorn - STNC
02:15:59
[just an idea] -- I wish the Animal Services Department did more outreach in collaboration with NCs. We did this once when some pups and kitties were brought out during a presentation and those pups were adopted. I know its a lot of work but I think there would volunteers who would to do this. Another education topic I would like to see is on breeding. I do not think the public understands the permitting needed as well as other key issues.
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
02:22:18
In the past there were NC Animal Services Liaisons but the Department of Animal Services has not convened a meeting for many years. We should demand that DAS reactivate the Liaisons....
Madlena - NHWNC
02:23:18
Animal cruelty should never be tolerated. Regardless of whatever the policy is. If Management is not doing anything about it, people should raise concerns to bring awareness
Jamie York
02:23:35
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=22-1111-S10
Jamie York
02:23:51
This is a council file we can use for cis on this topic in light of the lack of an actual council file
Jamie York
02:24:15
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-1177
Jamie York
02:24:26
And this is the council file for the glue, llc contract
Tony Wilkinson
02:24:39
YES (re Glenn's comment about Animal Services Liaisons). A similar issue exists with all PARKS. Each is supposed to have a park Advisory Group. Most have none because Advisory Groups ask questions and expose problems.
Tony Wilkinson
02:33:02
Alliances are NOT representative bodies for NCs. All votes are by us AS INDIVIDUALS. NCs who try to limit board members right to personal expression are creating their own problems for their Board members. This motion is about a probably uncintitutional effort by NCs to muzzle the Board members. Please vote NO.
Lionel Mares
02:36:04
FYI - I am here as an individual.
Tony Wilkinson
02:36:34
Thanks Linoel. Me too! ALL OF US! ç==
Tony Wilkinson
02:36:42
Lionel
Lee-ENC
02:38:21
technically it would have been motion to postpone to time definite
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
02:41:44
REPOST: If you don't have tonight's VANC agenda, here is a link to it (posted on the LANCC NC Alliances webpage): http://www.lancc.org/resources/VANC%20agenda%202022.08.11.pdf
raquel beltran
02:47:32
Good night everyone. Glad I was able to join you.
Jamie York
02:48:32
11-1345. This isn’t the first time they have tried to give this shelter away by the way
Pastor R Mammon
02:49:14
Please use the words "Disenfranchised The City Residents"
Pastor R Mammon
02:51:54
Has an audit of the EV Animal Shelter been done?
Pastor R Mammon
02:52:35
What about the City Ethics Committee?
Pastor R Mammon
02:52:57
Or is a Commission?
Cathy Serksnas
02:53:11
Exactly Glenn
Jamie York
02:57:49
Is a commission pastor
Cathy Serksnas
02:57:55
Thank You VANC, LAFD and LAPD!!!
Jeffrey Mausner
02:58:35
RESOLVED, that the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC), representing the 34 Neighborhood Councils throughout the San Fernando Valley, strongly condemns the suspension or termination of Volunteers for speaking with the press about conditions in the City Animal Shelters or exercising their First Amendment rights.
Jeffrey Mausner
03:01:44
VANC believes the North East Valley Animal Shelter should be a full service municipal animal shelter as contemplated by Proposition F and that no action should be taken on the RFP until it is determined if this can be done.
Pastor R Mammon
03:05:26
Please see the City Charter about animal shelters. it could be a reason to seek legal violations.
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
03:09:13
Council File Number: 22-1200-S43Council File Title: Jennifer Valdivia / Board of Neighborhood Commissioners / Commission Appointment
Tony Wilkinson
03:10:45
Instead of FUD )Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, the old IBM way of selling mainframe computers, we should be very clear that the °other things° is the prohibition against doing business with a board member. Trying to raise the Fair Pol Practices Act is misdirection because the example used is already a conflict of interest.
Tony Wilkinson
03:12:28
It is totally impractical to contact an attorney or postpone nearly every financial resolution, which is what the Gedneral Manager )and Len S= are requesting.
Keren Waters
03:15:23
Thank you Glenn!
Tony Wilkinson
03:15:30
I know a MAN named Valdiva who was a Board member of the Panorama City NC, and who has a PhD from UCSB. A spouse maybe. Other than that do not know her.
Tony Wilkinson
03:19:20
We have a CRIMINAL LIABILITY of we fail to recuse ourselves. This is NOT an optional issue, and it is OUR éERSONAL choice.
Pastor R Mammon
03:20:44
Will supt. Scott be grading us LOL?
Jamie York
03:24:57
Reseda wrote a cis on this. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BLYY5jB48l8zzrIYrRLzQypR0OrQcv04/view?usp=drivesdk
Jeffrey Mausner
03:30:39
Linda, really excellent meeting. We should do resolutions on issues that come up!
Jeffrey Mausner
03:32:42
Thank you to everyone for your concern for the animals. It makes a difference!
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
03:33:04
All NC persons interested in LADWP water and power issues should participate in the monthly NC DWP MOU Oversight Committee and DWP Advocate Committee meetings -- first Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (just prior to LANCC meeting).
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
03:34:30
It is inaccurate to state that the Ratepayer Advocate does not attend the NC meetings -- he is there virtually every month.
Lionel Mares
03:35:34
Thanks Glenn!I hope that they advocate on behalf of low income rate payers! The cost of water and electricity is too high for low income folks.
Anna Measles
03:37:38
Christina Holland. not here now, always attends VANC.
Glenn Bailey - NENC & ENC
03:40:15
Why isn't the citywide NC Advocacy Committee considering this matter???
Lionel Mares
03:46:50
I echo what Glenn said! Above ⬆️
Pastor R Mammon
03:49:15
35 people yes, because this better than TV
Anna Measles
03:49:54
Pease put it in the chat.
Pastor R Mammon
03:50:44
VANCC Sitcom upcoming. "As The Council Turns"
Steve Randall&Joan Trent
03:51:13
My first meting started at 10:AM until now! UGH!
Jamie York
03:52:50
If anyone knows how to find the revenue for the animal welfare trust fund for the last few fiscal years can you help me?
Jamie York
03:53:05
I can’t find it anywhere despite best efforts
Lionel Mares
03:53:07
Good night! 😴I’ll be going to City Hall Tomorrow at 9:30 AM. Should be interesting to see what happens.
Lionel Mares
03:53:11
😀
Pastor R Mammon
03:53:34
You folks all deserve a dinner to home