Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Miron Kalayian - PRNC
Greeting and Good Evening everyone
I have no sound - what to do?
WV Shelter 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 in September urging Neighborhood Councils to file community impact statements in Council File 20-1114. So far, 7 NCs have filed CIS’s: Northridge East, Porter Ranch, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Northridge South, Lake Balboa, and Encino. Below is the VANC Resolution from September; you can get language from that for your NC’s CIS, or you can look at the seven CIS’s that have been filed. I’m splitting this up into several chats because it is too long to fit into one.
WV Shelter 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;
WV Shelter 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.
WV Shelter 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.
WV Shelter 5. Ken Ross and Glenn Bailey are attempting to start a coalition of SFV NCs to demand the immediate re-opening of the West Valley Animal Shelter. If you are interested in being part of this, please contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully Ken will get a chance to speak about that tonight.Thank you. Best regards, Jeff
We are going to submit a CIS on the W Valley Animal Shelter. West Hills
Thanks Joanne. If anyone wants to contact me, my email address is: Jeff@Mausnerlaw.com; phone: 310-617-8100.
I believe the amount is $456,000
Winnetka will be filing a CIS re: WVAS as well.
youth or younger pointed out. how do you define this ? age? some may not be resident stakeholders.
re NextDoor — they tend to not be NC specific. can you expand on voter rolls ? we expect Voter registration to be a challenge for non tech neighbors.
ken!!! exactly! there are a number of examples from NCs of their accomplishments/ issues.
I have a question, but I can't see where to raise my hand.
Thank you Lisa.
yes. it’s going to be tough. people don’t know their voice matters.
The non-profits here are for advertising and promotion. The non-profits for Community Interest is a CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE issue and not a topic for this election
I agree that we need to change the new Communigty Interest Definition after this election is over
Suggestion: GET YOUR OWN LIST of local non-propfits that you trust to be broad-based and impartial in theior efforts to do outreach help. I'm sure that DONE would value your list.
Honestly, $3000 is not much. DONE will probably need to use larger orgs covering more NCs
so if $3k is not a lot. where will the other $ go ?
thank you Raquel!
We have been certifying candidates since we had independent NEAs. Must match local bylaws. Richard is setting up a straw man.
who are the election admins for the valley ? Nathan ?
There is a candidate challenge process. doubt that the City Clerk said "Oh Well"
Prior to the Voter Registration portal opening 60 days prior to your Region's Election Day, we should have electronic versions of the forms available for emailing, posting on website, etc. approximately 30 days earlier than then.
Part of the city clerk use of extra funds is to work with homeless services organizations to assist with ballot applications and to receive and hold ballots for the unhoused stakeholders.
They can also write letters to document stakeholdership. We know Tony lives on the streets within Panorama Caity, etc.
The paper application can be photographed and sent in by email also.
Documents like pic of Drivers License must be sent as attachments to the registration email, along with the ballot application form
Thank you Tony
You're welcome. We can all included help for unhoused stakeholders in our election outreach plans. It is certain that DONE and Clerk mean well but need our help to make outreach better. Just a question of scarce money and labor.
From Anna Measles
Goodbye everyone. Looking forward to partnering with you!
I agree with Raquel, the difficult problem we will have in Reseda is the requesting stakeholder to request the voting application. We probably have one of the voter turn-out of any NC, now they have to request and fill out another form.
CPC-2016-3182-CA Overhaul of Processes & Proceedures in Zoning Code
I want to make sure that everyone is aware of AB 3308 that allows the LAUSD to put residences on LAUSD school sites.
VANC Link to view: https://tinyurl.com/VANCCouncilFiles
NWNC sent a letter to the Animal Services Commission, not sure if it was in CIS form.
West Valley Animal Shelter Council File link: https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-1114
NC Valley Village also filed a CIS back in August or SEppt
In 2019, the West Valley shelter took in 9,320 animals and East Valley took in 14,605 (East Valley has to cover the area which should have been covered by the Northeast Valley shelter in Mission Hills)
Jill mentioned the Mayor. But he is on a short list for Biden as Transportation Secretary, so maybe you should be reaching out to other elected officials.
She is determined to outsource as much city property to private organizations as she can. Won't stop. Don't listen to the spin.
Agree with Ken Ross. We don't need a resolution. We need any latters as we can get that say "Mad as Hell" and "MUNICIPAL shelter" and "IMMEDIATELTY". Wouldn't hurt to say "paying on bonds for 5 more years and no shelter". Privet letters welcome. YES copy the Mayor.
Private letters (etc) Sry for all the typos
Who is this new group?
Budget Tribunes are calling themselves an NC Alliance but they have NOT been recognized as such to our knowledge. There are only a handful of these persons to date.
I did not receive anything
We were just misinformed in my opinion about the risks of COVID 19. It is the worst pandemic in over a hundred years, and we got a notice for the West Valley regarding the incidence here and that we are at risk. Whoever doesn't understand the risks is misinformed in my opinion.
The most recent data talks about the high incidences of cases in Pacoima and several other communities in the SFV including Canoga Park.
Deadline to apply for the $500 grant has been extended to 11/22/20 ladwp.com/UtilityCARES
Draft Proposed Media Policy https://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Draft-Digital-Media-Policy-for-BONC-on-9.29.2020.pdf
It is interesting how COVID is viewed not by facts but by political party. People in one party feel one way and the other party a different way. It is sad nobody may not know the facts.
If you put COVID - 19 on the agenda, please bring in someone from the LA County Department of Health to speak to our risks and our rates. Thank you.
Well Field Clean Up: ladwp.com/remediation
I am very disappointed that misinformation is going out through this body.
We have a bylaws Commerce Committee since we were started. it's for ALL businesses, and is NOT competitive with CofCs. email@example.com 818-212-5384 (mobile) Tony Wilkinson, Panorama City
Our own Ron Ziff passed away from COVID-19
Thank you Mike.
Social theory says won't get serious concern until most ppl know someone who has died. We all knew Ron Ziff. Ned to stop th politics and adopt reasonable best practices that don't kill the economy. Larget amt of spread is the young (20s early 30s)
SAVE THE CHAT!! Three little dots to the right bottom.
I am sorry about Mike Bendetto's losses. I want to support his statements regarding COVID - 19.