After a December break, the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council (ASNC) will get back to business tonight (Monday, January 28).
Here's a look at what will be on the agenda:
As was the case in prior months, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment's (DONE) audit of the ASNC's 2010-2011 fiscal year will be featured prominently.
6. DONE General Manager Grayce Liu will conduct a review of 2010-11 ASNC audit.
- The audit was triggered in December of 2011 after DONE began a review of the finances of the city's 95 neighborhood councils. In a January meeting with the board, DONE Project Coordinator Rita Moreno reported that the Department was prompted to look deeper into ASNC's finances after finding $1,500 in expenditures related to animal welfare projects in the final quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 under former treasurer Mark Legassie. The audit ultimately found no major discrepancies in the ASNC's ledger.
8. The board will send letters to those believed to be in possession of unaccounted for ASNC property, in hopes of retrieving it.
- The whereabouts of numerous ASNC items has been an issue since the new board convened in October of 2012. Board treasurer Judy Knapton presented a report in October that listed more than $11,000 in ASNC-owned items as "missing." Former Treasuer Mark Legassie responded, saying that the items were in possession of the parties for whom they were purchased. DONE has recommended a plan of action to the board to deal with the issue of the missing equipment, which calls for publicly devising a plan of action to reach out to the parties believed to be in possession of the items.
9. The board will take action on a recommendation to put an end to the use of electronic signatures on financial documents. The use of Board President Martha Benedict's e-signature without her permission had been an issue during the 2010-2011 audit.
15. The board will consider a $1,000 funding request from Hermon's Los Angeles International Charter High School for athletic equipment. Move that ASNC furnish a Neighborhood
16. The board will consider a motion from board member Roy Payan to provide $360 in community funds equally shared by the five areas for rental of the Montecito Heights Senior Center to hold Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in six weekly three-hour sessions beginning March 12, 2013. The class is free and open to all ASNC stakeholders and the community at large.
20. The board will consider a motion by member Andrea Moran to take a position in support of Councilman Jose Huizar’s recent City Council motion
12-1682 calling for review and definition of the qualifications needed to be considered a factual basis stakeholder in the Los Angeles City’s neighborhood council system.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Ramona Hall, 4850 N. Figueroa Street.