The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council will meet Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Ramona Hall Community Center, located at 4580 North Figueroa St.
Here's a look at some of the key items on this week's agenda:
Transfer of CERT Supplies to LAFD
- (Martha Benedict, 10 minutes). DONE’s funding manager Armando Ruiz recently provided new guidelines regarding CERT supplies per the City Attorney. To comply, the ASNC Board voted 2/4/13 (16 in favor, 1 abstaining) to transfer ownership of the storage bin and ASNC-purchased contents located at 5710 Monterey Road to the Los Angeles Fire Department. If approved, ASNC will provide LAFD Capt. Christopher Cooper a Memo of Understanding and Memo of Sale per DONE, with a public transfer at a date to be determined
Jay Handal of Councils for Councils, a peer mentorship group that helps struggling neighborhoods in times of crisis, told Patch that the transfer of the CERT materials would put to rest a longstanding area of disagreement for the board.
"A formal transfer is the quickest, cleanest way to get it to LAFD. A formal vote of the neighborhood council is all it's going to take to do it," Handal said. "You have a bunch of stuff that is there for the community, it was just handle in a way that was procedurally wrong."
- (Judy Shane, 5 min.) The ASNC uses the phrases “benefits all” and “public benefit” to guide decisions on funding requests. Discussion and possible action to clarify what these mean.
What does public benefit really mean? A question worth asking for any public board that approves or rejects projects based on their perceived benefit to the community.
Hermon Dog Park Grant to be Reviewed by Budget & Finance
- (Jay Handel per City Attorney, 5 min.) The Budget & Finance Committee shall be directed to evaluate the NPG application made by the 501(c)3 Hermon Dog Park to fund a Pet Adoption Festival at the North Central Animal Shelter on May 11, 2013.
The full agenda for Monday's meeting can be downloaded above.