VNC Administrative Committee Meeting Agenda

11/19/2012 - 7:00pm
11/19/2012 - 9:30pm

Extra Space Storage, Presidents Row Room
658 South Venice Blvd, Venice, 90291

1. Call to Order and Roll Call
2. Approval of the Administrative Committee Agenda

3. Approval of outstanding Administrative Committee minutes
http://venicenc.org/files/121015AdComMinutes.pdf

4. Announcements & Public Comment on items not on the Agenda

5. Old Administrative Committee Business [Discussion and possible action.]

6. New Administrative Committee Business
[Discussion and possible action.]

A Request for monthly VNC Committee Reports to the board and stakeholders Kristopher
Valentine secretary@venicenc.org

MOTION: Ad Com will select a committee to report and update the community on their purpose,
items they are working on, and when they meet each month during scheduled announcements on the board agenda. Board questions and public comment will be allowed but limited to no more than ten minutes each.

B Request for Administrative Committee Report Kristopher Valentine
secretary@venicenc.org

MOTION: It is suggested that the Administrative Committee be placed on November’s agenda for a committee report.

C Review of proposed LUPC and Neighborhood Committee Applications- Linda lucks president@Venicenc.org [See LUPC Application & NC Application Exhibit]

D Approval of mission statement for adhoc Communications Committee (Helen Stotler, Communications Officer)

The adhoc Communications Committee will ensure accurate and timely communications with, and information distribution to, Venice stakeholders with respect to the Venice Neighborhood Council (“VNC”), VNC committees and other Venice community issues, including updating and maintenance of the VeniceNC.org website, Venice Neighborhood Council Facebook page, @VeniceNC Twitter account and regular e-mail newsletters.

E Change January Board / AdCom Meeting Dates Marc Saltzberg
VicePresident@VeniceNC.org

MOTION: The VNC shall change it’s January 2013 Board meeting to the fourth Tuesday (January 22) due to the fact that there are 5 Tuesdays in that month and the third Tuesday falls on the day after the second Monday (AdCom).

F Consideration and approval of November 27, 2012 Proposed Board Agenda

7. Adjourn

DRAFT Board of Officer Meeting Agenda
Westminster Elementary School (Auditorium)
1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 90291
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM

1. Call to Order and Roll Call (7:00PM – 5 minutes)

Congratulations to Venice Architect Isabelle Duvivier on being given a green award by the International Green Council for her Leed certified Venice home:
http://venice.patch.com/articles/venice-home-wins-greenest-house-in-the-...

2. Approval of Outstanding Board minutes (7:05PM – 5 minutes)

3. Recognition of 2010-2012 VNC Board Officers – Councilman Bill Rosendahl (7:10PM – 20 minutes)

4. Swearing in of 2012-2014 VNC Board Officers – Councilman Bill Rosendahl (7:30PM – 10 minutes)

5. Roll Call of New Board (7:35PM – 5 minutes)

6. Approval of the Agenda (7:40PM – 5 minutes) [NOTE: Certain items on this agenda are mandated by the VNC Bylaws or Standing Rules and may not be changed.]

Announcements & Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (7:45PM —10 minutes)
[5 speakers, no more than 1 minute per person – no Board member announcements permitted]

7. New Board Administrative Business (7:55PM – 40 minutes)
[Discussion and possible action]

A Appointment of 4 Community Officers to the Administrative Committee (selected by and from the 14 Board Community Officers)

B Review and approval of LUPC application and opening of nominations for selection of LUPC members (selection to occur at December VNC Board meeting)
[See LUPC Application Exhibit]

C Review and approval of Neighborhood Committee application and opening of nominations for selection of Neighborhood Committee members (selection to occur at December VNC Board meeting-see http://venicenc.org/files/NC_application4Final.doc for Neighborhood Committee Application) [See NC Application Exhibit]

D Community Officer Assignments (Each to serve on one Standing Committee and to serve on and/or chair other committees. Committee Chairs will be selected at the December VNC Board meeting)- Linda Lucks

8. Consent Calendar (8:35PM – 5 minutes)
[No discussion or Public Comment. Items may be removed and they will go to the end of the agenda]

A Motion to Support a Citywide Mural Ordinance Linda Lucks on behalf of the VNC Arts
Committee Cynthia.Rogers@Venicenc.org

MOTION : The Venice Neighborhood Council votes to support
CF___________________ to establish an ordinance regulating the application of murals on walls in Los Angeles.

B Dept of Public Works & Responsibility for Milwood Walk Streets Marc Saltzberg on behalf
of Neighborhood Committee marc.saltzberg@VeniceNC.org

MOTION: Be it resolved that the Venice Neighborhood Council requests that the City Council of the City of Los Angeles officially designate the City’s Department of Public Works to take responsibility for the Milwood Walk Street Neighborhood and so designate such responsibility on all City maps and documents, and

This resolution shall be sent to City of Los Angeles District 11City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works.

C WRAC LUPC Proposed Infrastructure Motions Marc Saltzberg on behalf of WRAC
marc.saltzberg@VeniceNC.org

MOTION: The VNC recommends an immediate proper annual assessment of infrastructure be undertaken based upon accurate and up to date information, to:

● Determine present and future development carrying capacity of the Westside prior to the issuance of approvals/permits for upcoming projects.
● Balance long-term impacts on the environment and geopolitics
● Identify and establish funding sources for infrastructure upgrades, including directing payments from local sources to the local area instead of the City’s general fund.

D Budget Performance Standards and Line Items for Venice Beach Park (10 minutes) Marc
Saltzberg Neighborhood Committee on behalf of VicePresident@VeniceNC.org and Budget
and Finance Committee

MOTION: The Venice Neighborhood Council shall work with the City’s Department of Recreations and Parks to develop Performance Based Budgeting Standards for Venice Beach Park and Budget Line Items that lead towards accomplishing those Performance Standards, and

Such Standards and Budget Line Items shall be provided to the Mayor of Los Angeles and the City Council of Los Angeles in time for incorporation into the 2013-2014 City Budget.

E LUPC deMinimis Projects Jake Kaufman on behalf of LUPC chair-lupc@venicenc.org [EXHIBIT LUPC DeMinimis 10/23/12 Report] MOTION: The VNC approves the De Minimus report from Sept 1 through October 23,
2012.

9. Scheduled Announcements (8:35PM – 35 minutes) [No discussion or Public Comment]

A The Great Venice Toy Drive- Mariana Aguilar, Chair (5 minutes) VNC_ToyDrive@VeniceNC.org

The Great Venice Toy Drive is a two part holiday event for Venice stakeholders. The first part is the actual toy drive. The VNC will collect new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at various locations in Venice. Then, on December 8, 2012, the VNC will give the toys away to local kids, during a fun-filled day for children at Oakwood Recreation Center.

Toys can be dropped off through December 6, 2012 at: (1) Abbot’s Habit, 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; (2) the VNC booth at the Venice Farmers’ Market (Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), intersection of Venice Blvd. and Venice Way; and (3) the VNC’s Board meeting on November 27, 2012 (7:00 p.m.), Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Exhbit

B 2012 Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run (5 minutes) Ashley Sanchez on behalf of Jive Live Entertainment ashley@jive-live.com
Notification about 2012 Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run and street closures pertaining to
race.

C Public Safety – LAPD Report (10 minutes): Senior Lead Officers Peggy Thusing (25120@lapd.lacity.org), Kristan Delatore 32914@lapd.lacity.org ,Gregg Jacobus, 35162@lapd.lacity.org. This report includes a monthly Venice crime report and updates on law enforcement issues in Venice.

D PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) (5 minutes) Update on Councilman
Rosendahl’s Roadmap to Homes Program, Joel Roberts, Joel.Roberts@epath.org), Tomasz Babiszkiewicz (tomaszb@epath.org); This report includes statistics on the number of people placed in permanent and temporary housing as well as the numbers of people in process.

E Governmental Reports (10 Minutes)
● U.S. Congress Representative Henry Waxman, Deputy Lisa.Pinto., (Natalie.Rodgers@mail.house.gov) 310-831-1799
● State Senator Ted Lieu, Representative, Veronica Zendejas (Veronica.Zendejas@sen.ca.gov) 310-318-6994
● State Assemblyperson Steve Bradford , Representative,
● LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, 213-974-3333
● Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Paola Valdivia, West Area Representative (Paola.Valdivia@lacity.org) 310-479-3823
● Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors Department, Ken Foreman, Facilites and Property Maintenance Divison Chief, KForeman@bh.lacounty.gov, 310.305.9559
● City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl: Cecilia Castillo, Field Deputy (310-568-8772); (Cecilia.castillo@lacity.org); Arturo Pina, District Director (Arturo.Pina@lacity.org)

Announcements & Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (9:10 – 5 minutes)
[5 speakers, no more than 1 minute per person – no Board member announcements permitted]

10 VNC Committee Report: Administrative Committee (9:15 – 25 minutes) [A monthly report on one of the VNC’s standing or Ad Hoc committees.]

The Administrative Committee sets the agendas for Board and Town Hall meetings. It consists of eight (8) Officers, including the President (chair), Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four (4) Community Officers who shall be elected by the fourteen (14) Community Officers at the first Board of Officers meeting. Chaired by President.

It has eight members: President (chair), Vice President, Secretary, Treasure, and four community officers. They meet the 2nd Monday each month at Extra Storage Space.

11. Old Business (9:40 – 30 minutes)
[Discussion and possible action.]

A Ballona Wetlands Wildlife Friendly Restoration Alternative Marcia Hanscom on behalf of
Environment Committee wetlandact@earthlink.net

MOTION: The Venice Neighborhood Council Board is opposed to the Army Corps of
Engineers’ announced plan for the Ballona Wetlands that is highly invasive and will bring a massive construction site, including significant traffic impacts, to the Westside community for years; a mechanized, bulldozer-driven landscape alteration that would disrupt the ecosystem and harm habitat for rare and endangered species; and disruption of the ecosystem and the recreation area (bicycle/walking path and rowing area) of the Ballona Creek channel by removal of the earthen levees. The VNC Board also objects to public access being severely limited for the past 9 years and essentially being held hostage for this plan to be completed. Instead, the VNC Board supports the “Wildlife Friendly Restoration Alternative” (linked) community-engaged restoration, based on the “Seven Guiding Principles for Rejuvenation of the Ballona Ecosystem.”

http://venicenc.org/files/Support%20the%20WildlifeBALLONA.pdf

http://venicenc.org/files/7%20Guiding%20Principles%20Ballona%20Ecosystem…

12. LUPC (10:10 – 90 minutes); Jake Kaufman on behalf of LUPC chair-lupc@venicenc.org

A 1647 S Crescent Place; “new Single Family Dwelling” Jake Kaufman on behalf of LUPC
chair-lupc@venicenc.org

MOTION : WHEREAS, THIS SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING IS NOT REQUESTING A VARIANCE OR AN EXCEPTION, WHEREAS, THE APPLICANT AND ARCHITECT REACHED OUT TO THEIR NEIGHBORS AND THE COMMUNITY, LISTENED TO THEIR CONCERNS AND REQUESTS AND ACCOMMODATED THOSE REQUEST FOR THE HOME’S DESIGN, INCLUDING MASS, SCALE, ARTICULATION AND SUNLIGHT IMPACT,
WHEREAS, THE APPLICANT HAD FORMAL SUPPORT FROM IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS,
AND WHEREAS THE PROJECT COMPLIES WITH ALL CODE WITHIN THE VENICE COASTAL ZONE SPECIFIC PLAN,
THE VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SUPPORT THE PROJECT AS PRESENTED, PER DRAWINGS DATED 11/7/2012.
MOTION MADE BY JAKE KAUFMAN, SECONDED BY JOHN REED
PASSED LUPC BY 7-0

B 37 Washington Blvd; “Simmzy’s”; new Restaurant Jake Kaufman on behalf of LUPC
chair-lupc@venicenc.org

MOTION : The VNC supports the project as presenting, noting 29 full conditions in LUPC Staff Report Findings, highlighted by:
a. No Change of Use;
b. House from 9a-11p Sun-Thursday and 9a-12Midnight Friday & Saturday;
c. Loading and Trash hours from 10a-3pm;
d. Limiting noise, in particular in the back alley;
e. Type 41 CUB (beer and wine, on-site only);
f. No use of roof top;
g. Front bi-fold doors to be closed outside of business hours and closed by 9pm Sunday-Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Motion made by Jake Kaufman, Seconded by Steve Traeger
PASSED LUPC 8-0

C 2524 S. Pacific Avenue; Small Take Out Deli on Pacific Jake Kaufman on behalf of LUPC
chair-lupc@venicenc.org

MOTION : The VNC supports the project as presenting, including all 36 conditions in LUPC Staff Report Findings, noting:
a. Overwhelming Community Support,
b. Hours of operation from 730a-9p daily (rear patio to close by 7pm);
c. Encourages a walk friendly community and will install bike racks on-site;
d. Loading after 9am and before 3pm only;
e. Offsite sale of beer and wine only, no sales of alcohol under $5 and no singles.

Motion made by Jake Kaufman, Seconded by Steve Traeger
PASSED 7-1

D 1429 S. Abbot Kinney; “Gjelinas”; Change of Conditions/Seating Jake Kaufman on behalf
of LUPC chair-lupc@venicenc.org

MOTION : The Venice Neighborhood Council recommends supporting the project as presented,
noting:
• Hours of Operation of M-Su – 6a to 1a
CUB is a change from beer and wine to full alcohol
• Seating Indoor 68 and Outdoor Patio 40
• Confirmation that the City has determined the space has grandfathered parking
of 6 BIZ, 20 other; Total 26 spaces
• Total Sq ft – 4775 and Total SFA of 1,140.
• No variance or exception granted from VCZSP
• All standard CUB and BMP conditions apply
All reasonable efforts should be made to create 3 physical parking spaces and if
shown to be infeasible, than in lieu fees may be paid within 1-year of Approval
• Plan Approval in 5 years or upon change of ownership.
Motion made by Sarah Dennison, seconded by John Reed
LUPC Vote 7-0

13. New Business (11:40 80 minutes)
[Discussion and possible action]

A LAPD Annual Toy Give Away Request for Funds (20 minutes) Kristan Delatore on behalf of Pacific Area Boosters Assn – LAPD 32914@lapd.lacity.org

MOTION : Resolved: The Venice Neighborhood Council shall provide Community Improvement Funding (amount to be set by VNC Board with advise from the Budget Committee)to support the annual LAPD Toy Give-away at Pacifc-Division HQ.

Letter from Oficer Delatore:

I wanted to make a formal request to the Venice Neighborhood Council for monetary support of the LAPD Pacific Area Station Winter Wonderland Toy Give Away. I have attached a donation letter for your review. Over the years the neighborhood councils throughout Pacific Area have been instrumental in assisting us in making this a truly memorable event for the community of Pacific.

(OR) ANNOUNCEMENT : Letter from Boosters Association:

PACIFIC AREA BOOSTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Area
P.O. Box 2895
Venice, CA 90291

November 7, 2012

Dear Venice Neighborhood Council:

On December 15, 2012, the Los Angeles Police Department – Pacific Area Station, will be hosting its Annual Toy Give Away for children in need at Pacific Division. We are planning on providing the children and families with an unforgettable experience. They will get the chance to meet and take a photo with Santa, 100 food baskets will be given out randomely, and hot chocolate and snacks will be given out at no charge.

To provide them with this experience and a brand new special toy we are requesting the help of the community. Any donation of toys or money would be greatly appreciated and will help to make this event spectacular and memorable! Any monetary donations made by check should be made out to “Pacific Area Boosters Association”, memo line should read Pacific Toy Drive.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a pickup of your donation, please contact Officer Darell Matthews, 26583@LAPD.LACity.org or the Pacific Area Community Relations Office, 310-202-2890.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Diane Barretti
President, Pacific Area Boosters Association

B Formation of an Ad Hoc VNC Communications Committee (5 minutes) Helen Stotler, Communications Officer (venusinvenice@yahoo.com)

MOTION : The Venice Neighborhood Council Board approves the formation of an Ad Hoc Communications Committee with the following Mission Statement as approved by the Administrative Committee:

The adhoc Communications Committee will ensure accurate and timely communications with, and information distribution to, Venice stakeholders with respect to the Venice Neighborhood Council (“VNC”), VNC committees and other Venice community issues, including updating and maintenance of the VeniceNC.org website, Venice Neighborhood Council Facebook page, @VeniceNC Twitter account and regular e-mail newsletters.

C Renewal of Ad Hoc Discussion Forum Committee by new board Joe Murphy on behalf of
the VNC Ad Hoc Discussion Forum Committee joedmurphy@ca.rr.com

MOTION: The VNC Board hereby renews its April 17, 2012 motion approving the formation of the Ad Hoc Discussion Forum Committee with the following Mission Statement as approved by the Administrative Committee: The Discussion Forum Committee shall provide a monthly forum for discussion of long-term matters affecting the Venice Community within the context of the Standing Rule 20 VNC Vision Goals adopted by the Board on April 21, 2009. The Committee shall expire one year after the renewal date or at the seating of a new Board, whichever is shorter.

D A Continuing Hate-Crime Situtation (15 minutes) Dr. Farogh Dovlatshahi (scientist) Norma Jean Harrington (UCLA) dowlat@gmail.com

MOTION : The VNC Board shall hold a public discussion about a continuing hate-crime situation in Venice, which has been going on for a considerable time, and is not being stopped, in spite of considerable number of complaints to the Police. This discussion shall seek a solution to this problem. See details in VeniceHateCrime.BlogSpot.com.

E Committee on Mass and Scale Motion to Continue Sue Kaplan on behalf of Committee on
Mass and Scale sakaplan@ca.rr.com

MOTION : MOTION: The VNC Board shall renew the Sept 18, 2012 motion approving the formation of the Ad Hoc COMMITTEE ON MASS AND SCALE with the following Mission Statement as approved by the Administrative Committee. The Committee shall expire one year after the renewal date or at the seating of a new Board, whichever is shorter.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Mass, Scale, and Character Ad hoc Committee will study the application of requirements for new development in the Coastal Zone to be compatible with existing neighborhoods in mass, scale, and character as mandated by the VCZSP and related
planning documents. It will meet with, and solicit input from residents of the Venice Coastal Zone, city officials, and other interested and relevant people in order to research standards and protocols by which these issues may be evaluated in new Coastal Development Projects in order to implement the intent and letter of the governing planning documents in the most fair and practical manner. The conclusions of this Committee will be reported directly to the Venice Neighborhood Council Board. The Committee shall automatically terminate after one year or the seating of a new VNC Board, whichever occurs first.

F LUPC Transparency Mandate (30 minutes) Jed Pauker jed.pauker@venicenc.org

MOTION: The Venice Neighborhood Council Board of Officers shall create a Standing Rule requiring that:

1- All Standing Committees must record and make publicly available recordings of their committee meetings which shall be posted on the VNC website within 30 days of the meeting date.
2- LUPC shall provide live audio and/or video streams of all LUPC meetings and shall make these recordingss available at the Abbot Kinney Memorial Library and/or other public locations
3- At such time as is considered feasible, the VNC Board and LUPC shall provide written transcriptions of all public meetings.

14. Treasurers Report (1:00AM — 5 minutes); Hugh Harrison (Treasurer@Venicenc.org)
[Discussion and possible action] [EXHIBIT]

A MOTION: The VNC Board approves the attached report on expenditures for the period August
22 through September 21, 2012, and the itemized purchase card invoice.

B Sponsor request for 1st Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting (1:05AM – 5 minutes) Linda Lucks, Matt Kline, Lindalucks@gmail.com

MOTION: The VNC shall become a $100.00 sponsor for the 1st Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting Ceremony, joining with the Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Venice Beach Merchants Association on Friday, November 30 at Windward Plaza. The funds shall be taken from the _______________ line item in the VNC budget.

15. VNC Announcements (1:10AM — 10 Minutes)

● President: Linda Lucks (president@venicenc.org) ○ The Great Venice Toy Drive – December 8th Oakwood Recreation Center ● Vice President Marc Saltzberg (<a href="mailto:VicepresidentVenicenc.org”>Vicepresident@Venicenc.org)
● LA Alliance of NC’s Representative: Ivan Spiegel, (parliamentarian@venicenc.org)
● Plancheck NC: VNC Rep Challis Macpherson (Challis.Macpherson@Verizon.net)
● LA Dept of Water & Power/Memoranda of Understanding: VNC Rep DeDe Audet (daudet@ca.rr.com)
LAPD Community Police Advisory Board: Daffodil Tyminski (Daffodil.Tyminski@Venicenc.org) , Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe, (hippisley@earthlink.net)
● Westside Regional Alliance of Neighborhood Councils- Mike Newhouse, President, Marc Saltzberg , VNC Representatives. Chair@westsidecouncils.org, VicePresident@Venicenc.org,

Announcements & Public Comment on items not on the Agenda
[20 minutes, no more than 1 minute per person – no Board member announcements permitted]

16. Board Member Comments on subject matters within the VNC jurisdiction
[1:20PM — 5 minutes, no more than 1 minute per person]

17. Adjourn (approx. 1:25AM)

Location(s)

AttachmentSize
121119AdComAgenda.pdf233.58 KB
121119AdComExhibits.pdf1.21 MB
121023LUPCdeMinimus.pdf1.12 MB
NC application6_Board.doc225 KB
2012-12-07 LUPC APPLICATION.doc67 KB