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Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Regular Meeting of the Board

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ARROYO SECO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (ASNC)


Meeting of the Board of Representatives


Monday November 26, 2012 • 7pm • Ramona Hall, 4580 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065


A G E N D A


Documents related to this agenda may viewed at


http://www.asnc.us/2012-archives/11-Nov/_1112archives.htm


As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72-hours) prior to the meeting by contacting Department of Neighborhood Empower, at (213) 978-1551 or toll-free at 311.


In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all members of the Board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at the Neighborhood Council meeting or on the Neighborhood Council website by clicking or visiting www.asnc.us.


SI REQUIERE SERVICIOS DE TRADUCCION, FAVOR DE NOTIFICAR A LA OFICINA 3 dÌas de trabajo (72 horas) ANTES DEL EVENTO. SI NECESITA ASISTENCIA CON ESTA NOTIFICACION, POR FAVOR LLAME A NUESTRA OFICINA AL (213) 978-1551.


1. Welcome and Introductions (1 min.) ASNC President Martha Benedict


2. PUBLIC COMMENT The public may provide comments to the board on nonagenda items within the Neighborhood Councils subject matter jurisdiction. However, please note that under the Brown Act, the board is prevented from acting on the issue you bring to its attention until the matter is agendized for discussion at a future public meeting. (Limited to 2 minutes per speaker.)


3. BOARD MEMBER COMMENT (10 min.) Comments from board members are limited to these areas:


• Comment on board membersí own activities/brief announcements


• Introduce new issues for consideration at the next board meeting


4. Comments from public officials or their representatives  (5 min.)


5. CITIZEN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM OVERVIEW (15 min.) Los Angeles Fire Department Urban Search & Rescue Captain Christopher Cooper presents an introduction to CERT and its value to the community. A seven-week free CERT course begins March 5, 2013 at the Montecito Heights Senior Center open to all with weekly classes of 2.5 hrs. per class. Captain Cooper is tasked to carry out LAFD Chief Brian Cummings goal of one million new CERT members. ASNCís 10/13/12 Full Scale Exercise will be discussed along with CERT policies and practices, followed by questions and answers with the Captain. ASNC is requested to help recruit for the March 5th class, plus create a sign-up function on its web site.


6. 68th ANNUAL NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES HOLIDAY PARADE (5 min.) With the theme of "People Helping People" ASNC has been invited by Highland Park Chamber of Commerce President Yolanda Nogueira to participate in the December 2nd parade, the second oldest in Los Angeles. Staging begins at noon at the Highland Park Rec Center. Parade starts at 1 p.m. traveling south from Avenue 60 to Avenue 50. Discussion of volunteers and logistics.


7. SECRETARYíS REPORT (Valerie Harragin, 5 min.) Roll call to determine quorum. Discussion and possible action approving minutes of October 29, 2012


8. TREASURERíS REPORT (Judy Knapton, 10 min.) Review of Budget & Finance Committee meeting of November 24. Discussion and possible action approving 2012/13 budget. Approve Treasurerís report 


9. FUNDING FOLLOW-UP (tabled 11/28/2011, Martha Benedict: 5 minutes) In order to gain from experience, the Neighborhood Councils need to know the outcome of the projects they have voted to fund. Discussion and possible action to require the sponsoring board member report results of the funded project within six months of the time the funding is received. The report will answer: How was all the allocated money used? How closely did the final project conform to the original description? How did the project make a difference to the community? Such a report will be a mandatory component of all funded projects.


10. SELECTION OF COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENT SUBMITTERS (5 min.) Discussion and possible action selecting a minimum of two board members who will be empowered to submit Community Impact Statements (CIS), a 100-word or less summary of the position adopted by the ASNC, which will accompany the City Council file of the motion. CIS submissions will only be made at the direction of the ASNC board by the selected individuals in a timely fashion in the specified CIS format 


11. COUNCILMEMBERS' MOTION TO “SUBDIVIDE" EXISTING NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS (Jack Fong, 5 min.) Relative to City Council Motion 12-1681 (Jose Huizar, Bernard Parks) October 23, 2012, the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood  Council opposes any reconfiguration of its boundaries and stakeholdership as currently defined. A Community Impact Statement will be filed with this position by the CIS designees. In further support of this position, ASNC prohibits any its resources from being used to promote subdivision of the ASNC.


12. EAST AREA REGIONAL NC COALITION (5 min.) Last Mondayís Meet & Greet with DONE Interim General Manager Grayce Liu and Board of Neighborhood Commissioner Paul Park resulted in a consensus to form an east regional Neighborhood Council coalition. Discussion and possible action to join this coalition and designate a minimum of one board member to attend its future meetings and act as liaison.


13. TOY DRIVE FOR MONTECITO HEIGHTS REC CENTER (Montecito Heights Local Issues, 5 min.) Discussion and possible action to approve $1000 for the purchase of toys to donate to the annual holiday event serving families throughout the ASNC community. Toys will be purchased from a trusted wholesaler. All communities are encouraged to contribute to the drive.


14. MAYOR and COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATE FORUMS (Montecito Heights Local Issues, 5 min.) Discussion and possible action to co-sponsor with Montecito Heights Improvement Association two Candidate Forums at the Montecito Heights Senior Center. Saturday January 12th 10am-noon Mayor Candidates, Saturday January 19th 10am-noon CD1 candidates, enabling voters to hear candidates first hand answer questions. All candidates will be invited. Request $60 contribution for room rental plus board membersí participation in Outreach support.


15. MONTEREY HILLS FEDERATION HOLIDAY MIXER (Monterey Hills Local Issues, 5 min.) Motion to fund up to $200 to Monterey Hills Federation for holiday mixer December 18th.


16. MONTEREY HILLS FEDERATION BANNERS (Monterey Hills Local Issues, 5 min.) Motion to fund up to $200 to Monterey Hills Federation for banners (signage) to announce community meetings & events.


17. MAYOR’S COMMUNITY BUDGET DAY (5 min.) Report from budget day reps on Nov. 17 event.


 18. COMMITTEE REPORTS


A. Hermon Local Issues (5 min.) Chair Andrea Moran 


B. Montecito Heights Local Issues (5 min.) Chair Martha Benedict. Nominated members to be approved by ASNC board: Roy Payan, Linda Torn and Terry Saltzman. 


C. Monterey Hills Local Issues (5 min.) Chair Judy Knapton. Nominated members to be approved by ASNC board:  Darius Adle


19. ADJOURNMENT The next meeting of the board will be Monday, January 28 at Ramona Hall, 7:00 p.m.


 Funding requests: Unless otherwise stated in the approved motion, any funds appropriated for community projects as a result of this meetingís actions: (1) will be drawn from the 2012-13 ASNC budget; and, (2) under ASNC standing rules, expenditure of any such funds must begin WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPROVAL BY THE BOARD, or the appropriation will automatically lapse.


The public is requested to fill out a ìSpeaker Cardî to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item. Comments on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Boardís subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived or adjusted in the interest of fairness, by the presiding officer of the Board.


 The agenda is posted for public review at Mount Washington Elementary School Bulletin Board (3981 San Rafael Ave., 90065), Superior Grocers (133 W. Ave. 45, 90065), Ramona Hall Community Center (4580 N. Figueroa St., 90065) Montecito Heights Recreation Center (4545 Homer St., 90031); Monterey Adult Day Health Care Center (5926 Monterey Rd., 90042), as well as the ASNCís official Website at www.ASNC.us, and distributed via the ASNCAlert Yahoo Group (opt-in E-mail listserv). As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (ASNC Project Coordinator), at (213) 978-1551.


 In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all members the Board of Representatives in advance of a meeting may be viewed at the neighborhood council Website by clicking on/visiting the link at the top of the agenda, or at the scheduled meeting.


Process for Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its actions on items listed on the agenda in accordance with Robertís Rules of Order.

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