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Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) - Shared screen with speaker view
Steve Twining
18:46
There is a scoping meeting re: TheBergrueen Institute Tuesday December 8, 2020 5:30pm www.joinwebinar.com and enter webinar ID 772-772-955 and your email address.
Glenn Bailey
21:50
The recent Town Hall on the Prop. HHH audit featuring City Controller Ron Galperin was recorded (one hour) and the Zoom link is posted on the West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness (WVNAH) website: www.WVNAH.org and is as follows: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/W87vd4GqyjvhHTrXd1UVsnjdHxMGV4oWIVHNOm1r4aTjSrUJ9XLIdoEugq95Y1Y0c6CDMXhh7RTNxk05.71g9Lej1dwwGbVt_?continueMode=true
Kay Hartman
22:46
Does someone know the motion that was just referenced?
Martin Schlageter
24:15
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-1536
Terrence Gomes
24:28
Thank you Martin
Steve Twining
26:17
I am opposed to digital on site advertising changing every 8 seconds on these shelters. Changing advertising causes driver distraction and accidents.
Katherine McNenny
27:44
Cool!
Cindy Cleghorn
28:07
Please provide details re NC outreach on bus benches (if applicable under this program) and shelters with a simple checklist form of requirements and NC shared cost (if any). Further, we neighbor other communities that have designed their bus stop shelter cohesive with the community corridor. Can we include this option and costs? I can provide photos/ examples. In the meantime we need the NC outreach now as we are in Election season. No time to wait for the contract process.
Terrence Gomes
32:27
Do NCs get priority over other community groups as being part of the city family or do we wait in line to use?
Serj Danielian
34:20
Will there cameras to protect the public at those stations?
Martin Schlageter
34:54
https://streetsla.lacity.org/stap-rfp-info is the list of upcoming meetings
Ronee Lee Reece
35:07
roneereecervnc@gmail.com
Kay Hartman
35:51
kay.hartman@palmsnc.la
Len Shaffer
36:27
l.shaffer@tarzananc.org
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
36:54
lauren.buisson.epnc@gmail.com
Martin Schlageter
37:20
If you have additional thoughts or want to set up an additional meeting, here's a way to connect with us:
Martin Schlageter
37:22
https://streetsla.lacity.org/coordinated-street-furniture-program-feedback
Katherine McNenny
38:25
Save the Automated Public Toilets (APTs)!!! These are vital resources Downtown. Thank you.
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
39:18
^^^ Plus 1 Katherine!
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
40:53
What Conrad and Tony suggest 100%
Miho Murai, Board Member, HCNNC
42:31
I completely agree with Katherine re: APTs. We should not only save the existing toilets, but expand them.
Glenn Bailey
44:35
Hi Liz, Did Adel indicate the AMOUNT of net revenue for community enhancements? If not could you include in your question? Thanks.
Cindy Cleghorn
48:46
RE: Jack’s comment. Totally agree. We have unfinished projects in our communities to bring improvement over time. We need a mechanism that is community driven, not Councilperson discretionary driven. STNC started the utility art box project in our community and now its expanded across the City (as an example). How can the NC be in the loop / direction of the proceeds.
David Uebersax
50:07
Wait till covid contact tracing for testing and vaccine efficacy is rolled out!
Kay Hartman
55:42
Can we get a copy of the presentation?
Serj Danielian
57:00
Lauren, And the camera would discourage vandalism.
Jack Humphreville
59:12
What percentage of street furniture revenue goes to the councilmembers discretionary funds.
Jack Humphreville
59:48
Why are we investing so much money in bus shelters when ridership is down?
David Uebersax
01:01:05
Metro just finished a Next Generation study for that sort of thing...
Tony Wilkinson
01:02:12
Interactive RECOMMENDATIONS on a map would be wonderful
Martin Schlageter
01:03:13
We will share with everyone as soon as this interactive map and further survey questions are available on our website! Coming soon!
Martin Schlageter
01:04:04
This link will work, too:
Martin Schlageter
01:04:06
https://streetsla.lacity.org/coordinated-street-furniture-program-feedback
Elis Lee
01:04:44
Neighborhood Council representatives can always email me at elis.lee@lacity.org
Martin Schlageter
01:04:49
Elis.Lee@lacity.org is our Community Engagement Manager, and she can help route your questions accordingly!
Tony Wilkinson
01:04:53
This discussion of locations is relevant to my comments about old-contract placement. The existing placements were largely determined by the contractor operating essentially as a "billboard placement" company, putting shelters at locations based on traffic visibility versus transit rider needs.
Laura Meyers
01:06:03
THANK YOU for all these answers!
Martin Schlageter
01:06:59
Tony's point is well taken and noted. Not all furniture has advertising, so we need to make sure our priority locatoins are on the table.
Martin Schlageter
01:10:10
See the "meeting agenda" link in the highlight on this page, where you can download the RFP
Martin Schlageter
01:10:11
https://streetsla.lacity.org/coordinated-street-furniture-program
Tony Wilkinson
01:11:00
Thank, Martin, for the link!
Glenn Bailey
01:15:27
For those who joined the meeting late, repeating this announcement: The recent Town Hall on the Prop. HHH audit featuring City Controller Ron Galperin was recorded (one hour) and the Zoom link is posted on the West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness (WVNAH) website: www.WVNAH.org and is as follows: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/W87vd4GqyjvhHTrXd1UVsnjdHxMGV4oWIVHNOm1r4aTjSrUJ9XLIdoEugq95Y1Y0c6CDMXhh7RTNxk05.71g9Lej1dwwGbVt_?continueMode=true
David Uebersax
01:19:10
Great point Terrence....position of that stop is also part of the mitigation we may never get (yet another...after denials for the last 3 proposals of the same oversized box) Public Meeting to propose!
David Uebersax
01:19:57
(Unless CM pulls it out of the On Menu process)
Katherine McNenny
01:37:44
How will the paper Mail In Ballots, once mailed in and after the election be made available for the Public to view (must be done BEFORE certification) - also, note to ALL NC Stakeholders - DO ask to see every last ballot IN PERSON.
Thomas Soong
01:42:32
Hi Katherine, I'm taking your question down and forward to City Clerk.
Katherine McNenny
01:42:45
Thank you.
Cindy Cleghorn
01:52:29
Training is important and the time between Election Day and 7/1 can be used for that training. With many new board members coming into the NC System, it will be important to relay the training. Especially Brown Act, Funding, Purpose of NCs overall etc.
Glenn Bailey
01:52:32
Chat should be functioning again now
Tony Wilkinson
01:55:53
Regions can still do their own local advertising, as the Region 1 councils have done in the past.
Cindy Cleghorn
01:57:36
Regarding Outreach for Elections. Will the Department only be focusing on Department Outreach ? What list of resources have you arranged / confirmed to assist the NCs. Specifically distribution. This has been a bottleneck for NCs currently. The City Clerk treats these as events and there are no events allowed at present but distribution is needed.
Cindy Cleghorn
01:57:52
Will the non profits DONE is employing work opposite of the NCs ?
Tony Wilkinson
01:58:46
To some extent, DONE has no time to do much outreach n these organizations. Valley Region 1 candidate filing opens December 19. I would rather have the non-profit HELP than dither around and get the contracts signed AFTER there is no more time to do the work.
Tony Wilkinson
02:00:26
The help is needed for candidate recruitment in order to diversify boards. By the time the contracts are signed, there will only be time to recruit voters.
Miho Murai, Board Member, HCNNC
02:07:11
Training is important but there needs to be better accountability and ramifications if policies and guidelines are continually not followed by elected NC board members. The current grievance process does not appear to adequately address this issue. For example, a grievance was filed in mid August, DONE did not send a grievance certification letter until 3-1/2 months letter, and a regional greviance hearing has yet to be held, and it appears that it may not be held until another 5 months. If anyone here has any revent experience with grievances, please reach out to me - mihomurai@gmail.com. Thanks!
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
02:07:51
While unsolicited texting might be problematic for some, an Opt In approach might be a great tool for NC's beyond merely during an election!
Katherine McNenny
02:11:09
Mihno, the DONE grievance process is completely worthless in my experience. I have filed a few and know of other valid ones that were dismissed. It needs re-vamping.
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
02:11:38
You mean like a Pot Dispensary helping to ourtreach to pack a board?
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
02:12:41
Voter Harvesting?
Cindy Cleghorn
02:12:41
I disagree. Likely other issues with the grievances filed.
Cindy Cleghorn
02:14:12
Question to Thomas / Raquel. Disappointed in decision opposing EDDM. Was there any research on the use of the City Municipal permit ? In the first years of NCs it was used. I can show you examples. Thanks.
Cindy Cleghorn
02:19:51
The texting is not a bad idea. Its what the high level politicians distribute. Its just another method. Does it target a specific demographic ?
Tony Wilkinson
02:19:51
Our challenge (is and DONE together) is that mass advertising exceeds our budget by a factor of maybe 100x. Our only option is to use alternative ways of communicating
Tony Wilkinson
02:20:00
us and DONE
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
02:20:25
Paid media in Los Angeles is prohibitively expensive for those who are unaware of the market
Tony Wilkinson
02:23:23
The very first thing we need to do AFTER the current election is to point our how dumb the new legislation is for Community Interest stakeholders. We've got to live with it this time. Hopefully the last. It just disenfranchised the entire First 5 LA Beast Start communities, as one example.
Cindy Cleghorn
02:24:02
Non profits have very stringent rules from the IRS and State. The non profits selected would need to be able to do this work based on their status. They’re likely 501(c)4 non profits and not 501(c)3’s
Katherine McNenny
02:24:13
I agree - I have a problem with City funds going to private ngos. It has potential to tilt vote.
Cindy Cleghorn
02:25:15
NC elections are political. 501(c)3’s can’t do political.
Kathleen Edwards.NWNC
02:26:18
from my experience, almost anyone and get 501 (c) 3 status, these days, including very radical political groups, depending on how they describe themselves.
Tony Wilkinson
02:26:46
501(c)3s can do civic outreach and training if it is consistent with their purpose. That's why I suggested framing the contracts as "outreach" contracts.
Tony Wilkinson
02:28:16
We are paying the NGOs to spend labor to do outreach and training. We are not paying them to do political work.
Tony Wilkinson
02:30:49
Lauren's concern is directly related to GM Beltran's non-profits plan. In Panorama City (HUGE undocumented population), this could be done through agencies like Friends of the Family, North Valley Caring Services (which also supports our local North Hills East Safe Parking program for the unhoused).
Tony Wilkinson
02:32:37
Language justice (essentially Spanish translation) needs to be a part of our regular budgets. The $65,000 in the City Clerk's pool will probably be exhausted within a few months, if used as it should be. Net result is that we need to budget for it ourselves.
Tony Wilkinson
02:33:49
In Panorama City, we will spend up to $5,000 on EDDM for the carrier routs where the undocumented live doubled up in high density apartments.
Tony Wilkinson
02:34:22
routes
Glenn Bailey
02:34:47
LADWP bill inserts were done in 2014 election
Laura Meyers
02:35:47
My moral/ethical concern is that as we have disenfranchised certain nonprofits (examples: Esperanza or Redeemer Community Partnership participants now would be limited to participating in a single NC election but these organizations' have a wider circle of participation in community issues), we may end up giving funds to other nonprofits which would also otherwise be excluded from more than one NC election, based on having a single physical address, would now be potentially influencing multiple NCs' elections. "Influencing" being the operative word because they would surely be using their own networks of contacts, and now being paid to do so.
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
02:36:15
Our newsletter is in progress to highlight NC 2021 as EDDM
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
02:36:30
Tony, language justice is an issue that I and others are indeed pushing. Our challenge is that we have at least 3 we need to budget for: Spanish, Tagalog and Korean. That an creating a welcoming atmosphere to alleviate fears is a huge concern of mine and my fellow Board members. We should discuss more off line; your insights interest me.
Tony Wilkinson
02:36:37
*WE* have budget that we should be spending on election outreach. We need to carefully select the routes to reach the folks who are not now participating (that is, not the single family homeowners).
Tony Wilkinson
02:37:21
Before the next election in 2023, we need to push on getting the general voter rolls used.
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
02:37:49
Good question. The barrier is real.
Cindy Cleghorn
02:38:18
EDDM isn’t the DWP insert. DWP insert is in the billing inserts w/DWP. EDDM are targeted to the specific NC. DONE is not going to use EDDM as they did last go round. They’re going to utilize other methods. I would still like to know how NCs can use the Municipal Postal Permit # 12932
Tony Wilkinson
02:39:00
We can easily match voter address to NC boundary. All we do in NC elections is to verify a local address. There is no reason we can't use the general voter rolls for the "live here" voters. Let's push for 2023.
Terrence Gomes
02:39:58
I agree Tony. We should not add more barriers.
Tony Wilkinson
02:41:54
What is wrong is the ordinance that only recognizes organizations with a local address for one year to be the source of a Community Interest stake. The unhoused are simply registering as "lives here" voters, as of the date of the election.
Velinda&DavidRockello(they/them) (Media, killradio.org)(Chinatown, LosAngeles)
02:42:10
Terrance is right! People with multiple stakeholder statuses can ask for more ballots for each NC they belong to & at least they would be getting one ballot to start with... it is the opt out vs opt it principle
Glenn Bailey
02:42:52
Candidate Info Session: 2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections (on Zoom) at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. This virtual session takes place on Zoom on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 3:00 - 5:00pm, Pacific time. Here's the info to join online or by phone:Link to join online:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81732682618Meeting ID: 817 3268 2618One tap mobile:+16699006833,,81732682618# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,81732682618# US (Tacoma)Or dial from any mobile phone or landline phone:+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Tony Wilkinson
02:43:17
David, you must choose your ONE stake when you request your ballot, under penalty of perjury.
Tony Wilkinson
02:44:38
Garry, they is the beauty of the NC system. They DO have the right to spend the taxes they are paying (sales tax, for example) in the NC system
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
02:44:39
It's in the City Charter and news flash: undocumented pay taxes.
Velinda&DavidRockello(they/them) (Media, killradio.org)(Chinatown, LosAngeles)
02:45:18
You can vote in each NC that you are stakeholder in that is what makes it
Lauren Buisson (she /they)
02:45:44
Now that DACA has been reinstated we have a great opportunity to reach out to our undocumented folks who have legal protections.
Cindy Cleghorn
02:46:01
NC Congress Meeting at 1:30 pm. Congress of NeighborhoodsPlanning Committee MeetingFor December 5, 20201:30 TO 3:00 PMSAVE THE DATE:2021 Neighborhood Council CongressSaturday, September 25, 2021MEETING AGENDAZoom MeetingCONNECT BY ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87000537082CONNECT BY PHONE (audio only, long distance): (669) 900 9128 (meeting ID 870 0053 7082)Call to Order, Introductions, Welcome - Cindy CleghornFinancial ReportDONE Updates with DONE GM Raquel BeltranZoomStaffingQ&ANC Congress Planning Committee TimelineAdjournADJOURN by 3:00 p.m.
Tony Wilkinson
02:46:56
That's another crusade, to get state permissions to meet electronically to be permanent.
Velinda&DavidRockello(they/them) (Media, killradio.org)(Chinatown, LosAngeles)
02:47:17
The answer is to create a hybrid form of meeting live & on Zoom!
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
02:47:37
I can share screen if needed, unless Liz wants to?
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
02:47:53
(I have an agenda doc up)
Tony Wilkinson
02:48:49
Yes, David. We can do that (I think) if there is at least one person at one publicaly accessible physical location... IF we continue to get an exemption to the rule that every remote location (like your home) also be a public location.
Glenn Bailey
02:49:44
Agenda Item 6 re Ethics: 6. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) isconcerned that in the eyes of Angelenos, the Ethics Commission’s mandate is to preserve the public trust by enforcing lawsregarding governmental ethics, conflicts of interests, campaign financing and lobbying. The obligation to track campaignfunding mandated under Charter Amendment H eats up the majority of its budget. To address the rest requires the CityCouncil and Mayor – the 16 positions that would be most under scrutiny – to allocate additional funds. Now that is a realconflict of interest. David Ryu’s relatively minor amendments to campaign funding requirements were functionalityeviscerated so what little was left in the motion that passed had no teeth. However, in 1990 City voters defied the 16 to passCharter Amendment H creating the Ethics Commission. It is now time to require City Council to properly fund the EthicsCommission or risk the voters doing i
Glenn Bailey
02:49:49
. It is now time to require City Council to properly fund the EthicsCommission or risk the voters doing it for them. The Ethics Commission’s operating budget for FY 2019-20 was $3,687,881out of a total City budget of $10.7 billion. Its budget was cut to $3,599,172 for 2020-21… before the pandemic truck rippedwide a budget that was already leaking like a sieve. In a year where far too much is happening behind closed doors, addinganother 0.033% to the City’s $10.5 billion budget to keep the 16 honest should not be too much to ask. Therefore, the LosAngeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) moves that the Neighborhood Councils demandthe City double its allocation to the Ethics Commission.
Tony Wilkinson
02:51:08
Like Sid's idea, but it should not dilute the simple Ethic budget motion.
Tony Wilkinson
02:51:38
OPPOSE the addition to the motion
Tony Wilkinson
02:53:11
Every time we have a simple and easy to support motion, we start adding "asks" that make it more contentious
Velinda&DavidRockello(they/them) (Media, killradio.org)(Chinatown, LosAngeles)
02:53:31
Since my LANCC outreach plan is working today & all three NC's: HCNNC, EPNC & RVNC, I will not be voting on the issues...
sid gold
02:54:14
LANCC recommends that LA CITY Ethics review the present conflict of interests involving family members of elected and other officials
sid gold
02:55:41
and recommend chnages
Tony Wilkinson
02:58:37
We are city agencies. We should already be covered by the ethics commission
Tony Wilkinson
02:59:08
The issue is that we are not Form 700 filers and that we have no campaign funding limits
Cindy Cleghorn
03:00:12
What defines ethics violation ? Specifically ?
Tony Wilkinson
03:00:34
Most of the Ethics work is for filing Form 700 statements and reviewing those, and for monitoring campaign finance,
Tony Wilkinson
03:02:24
I agree that the blue highlight assertion be removed
Tony Wilkinson
03:04:07
The discussion of Ethics and NCs is separate. Right now, we do not have specific city rules that are under the Ethics Commissions "regular" review system (Form 700, campaign contributuonss)
Tony Wilkinson
03:05:49
"Happening behind closed doors" is an allegation of A CRIME. It is not a rhetorical flourish. Kill the whole sentence
Tony Wilkinson
03:07:41
Glenn is
Katherine McNenny
03:10:17
Terrence, not sure this is what I was referring to but this might be interesting -> https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=08-0351-S1
ADRIANA DE LA CRUZ
03:14:20
congress website / video links on home page if you scroll down on that page https://www.nccongressla.com.
Tony Wilkinson
03:14:51
We will have less of no DONE staff support for the next Congress, so we will need to pay for support services and technology add-os, even with online Congress events.
Tony Wilkinson
03:15:06
less or no DONE support
Katherine McNenny
03:21:02
In Downtown, we have actual lobbyists on the Board though...in any case, I will get more info to Terrence
Tony Wilkinson
03:21:39
You can have bank robbers on your board. No rules against anyone.
Tony Wilkinson
03:22:12
Interpretation is not part of the Brown Act. Equity is a separate issue
Glenn Bailey
03:22:54
Suggest notifying your assigned Deputy City Attorney
Tony Wilkinson
03:23:06
City agency should be prohibited from breaking city rules
Laura Meyers
03:23:14
I agree with Glenn, talk to the City Attorney not the NEA
Katherine McNenny
03:23:15
Band robbers ---ehhh- paid lobbyist are a problem.
Katherine McNenny
03:24:03
Also, I have notified DONE about paid lobbyist on DLANC (Downtown) - they do not care.
Velinda&DavidRockello(they/them) (Media, killradio.org)(Chinatown, LosAngeles)
03:24:34
You can hear the feedback from the members being in the same room in HCNNC!
Tony Wilkinson
03:24:55
DONE should NOT treat this as a grievance. It's a violation of city orders regarding no multi-family meetings.
David Uebersax LANCC Vice Chair and Winnetka NC President
03:25:03
Katherine...can they form a 501c to help do election outreach?
Glenn Bailey
03:28:22
City considering laying off 951 police officers....
Kathleen Edwards.NWNC
03:30:52
*Some Bd and Stakeholders are misusing the Censor and Grievance policies for their own political and personal retribution goals. I’d like to see more safeguards...private conduct issues may have nothing to do with full board conduct.
Tony Wilkinson
03:31:13
I'm off to the Congress.
Miho Murai, Board Member, HCNNC
03:31:21
Raquel and City Atty are aware of situation but still no resolution.
Katherine McNenny
03:32:17
Terrence, got it. Report in here (I'll find pages speaking to NCs). https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0171
Glenn Bailey
03:32:21
SPECIAL - BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEEMonday, December 7, 2020ROOM 1050, CITY HALL - 2:00 PM200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012MEMBERS: COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KREKORIAN, CHAIRCOUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KORETZCOUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELDCOUNCILMEMBER MIKE BONIN(Mandy Morales- Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1082 or email Clerk.BudgetandFinanceCommittee@lacity.org)The audio for this meeting is broadcast live on the internet at www.lacity.org/government/follow-meetings/council-committee-meetings. The live audio can also be heard at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area).Members of the public who would like to offer public comment on the items listed on the agenda should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No.160 655 3266 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.
Velinda&DavidRockello(they/them) (Media, killradio.org)(Chinatown, LosAngeles)
03:33:03
We all need to stand together to strengthen the NC system... that should be job one for LANCC!
Charles Lindenblatt
03:33:11
Kathleen, in the mandated reorganization of our bylaws at MCW that I chaired about 9 years ago , we made the decision not to include censure for just that reason.
Glenn Bailey
03:33:32
ITEM NO. (1)20-0600-S84City Administrative Officer (CAO) report relative to the Second Financial Status Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21.
Glenn Bailey
03:33:59
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-0600-S84