Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board
Meeting Agenda

September 4th

Micheltorena School Auditorium
1511 Micheltorena St, 2013 7:00pm

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I. Call to Order 7:00
II. Roll Call 7:02
III. Approval of July 3rd 2013 SLNC GB meeting minutes 7:05
IV. Approval of August 7th 2013 SLNC GB meeting minutes  7:08
V. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items 7:11
VI. Correspondence 7:28

VII. Special Reports & Presentations
a. Tom LaBonge CD 4 – Representative 7:33
b. Mitch O’Farrell CD 13 – Representative 7:38
c. Assemblyman Gatto – Representative 7:43
d. Assemblyman Gomez – Representative 7:48
e. Congressman Schiff – Representative 7:53
f. Ray Verches – Gas Co. Advanced Meter Project 7:58
g. LADWP – Update on Silver Lake Reservoir 8:03

VIII. Report of Officers 8:08
a. Co-Chairs
b. Vice-Chair
c. Treasurer
d. Secretary. Webmaster – Discussion/possible action: New SLNC Webmaster/IT Committee
f. Parliamentarian

IX. Committee Reports 8:20
a. Parks and Green Spaces/Beautification (Cunningham)
b. Outreach (Cruz/Sitz)
c. Friends of Animals (Nahum/Berne)
d. Urban Design & Preservation (Plante)
e. History Collective (Masterson)
f. Arts & Culture (Clarke/Renn)
g. Community Liaison (Vacant)
h. Public Safety (Trujillo)
i. Governmental Affairs(Neuman/Johnson)
j. Budget & Finance (Crump)
k. Youth & Families (Vacant)
l. Transportation and Public Works (Millar/Betlem-Ringuette)
m. Reservoir Complex (Nahum/Masterson)
n. Education Committee (Sitz/Dowler-Guerrero)

X. Consent Agenda 8:30
a. Motion: Montgomery – Ban Plastic Bags: SB 405
(Resolution for SLNC to support the statewide ban of single-use plastic bags: SB 405)
b. Motion: Outreach Committee – SLNC Poll
(proposal for SLNC to authorize a poll of SLNC Board Members and stake holders)
c. Motion: Sitz & Other Stakeholders – Gang Injunction
(proposal for SLNC to oppose the Glendale Blvd Corridor Gang Injunction Project)
d. Motion: Urban Design & Transportation Comm – Traffic Mitigation & Arbor Fund
(proposal for SLNC to create a fund to underwrite various needs related to LADOT)
e. Motion: Executive Committee – Treasurer Approval
(proposal for SLNC to approve Dowler-Guerrero as official treasurer & Sitz as
official Signer)
f. Motion: Plante, Ringuette, Millar, Le Vin – Agenda Committee
(proposal for SLNC to create a committee that researches how other NC’s conduct
agendas to assure a timely process)
g. Motion: Urban Design – ABC Policy Revision
(proposal for SLNC to add clarifying language to community’s ABC policy
regarding notification of residents)
h. Motion: Sorkin & Others – Modify Standing Rules Section 23
(proposal for SLNC to modify the Standing Rules, Section 23 regarding committees)
i. Motion: Education & Outreach Committees – Homeless Flyer
(proposal for SLNC to approve development, distribution and printing of a
homelessness outreach flyer)
j. Motion: Mooney – Crosswalk
(proposal for SLNC to support a new crosswalk at Edgecliffe/Sunset, and an
enhanced crosswalk at Maltman/Sunset)
k. Motion: Mooney – ABC Policy Addition Regarding Incentives
(proposal for SLNC support the ABC Policy including language that supports incentives for promoting non-automotive transportation)

I. New Business
a. Motion: Betlem-Ringuette, Herman-Wurmfeld – Parkman Triangle Maintenance 9:00
(proposal for SLNC to commit $300 for improvements and upkeep of Parkman triangle)
b. Motion: History Collective – Brochure for Silver Lake History 9:03
(proposal for SLNC to commit $750 to produce a brochure detailing history of area)
c. Motion: Plante, Betlem-Ringuette, Crump, Millar – Fire Station 6 Funding 9:06
(proposal for SLNC to commit $1000 in funding to provide Fire Station 6)
d. Motion: Millar, Plante, Betlem-Ringuette – Fire Station 20 Funding 9:09
(proposal for SLNC to commit $1400 in funding to provide Fire Station 20)
e. Motion: Millar – Rampart Community Police Activities League 9:12
(proposal for SLNC to commit $500 in funding to provide a mobile computer unit)
f. Motion: Millar – Facilities Fee 9:15
(proposal for SLNC committees budget $75/per event that require a venue)
g. Motion: Millar & Jaffe – Music Box Steps Day 9:18
(proposal for SLNC to commit $250 to SILA event in October 2013)
h. Motion: Outreach Committee – Orphan Area Event 9:21
(proposal for SLNC to commit $300 in funding to provide supplies for event in area)
i. Motion: Outreach Committee – Transgender Task Group Mixer 9:24
(proposal for SLNC to commit $200 in funding for committee event)
j. Motion: Johnson, Millar & Trujillo – Gang Injunction Meeting Budget Cost 9:27
(proposal for SLNC to commit $36.48 in funding for Public Safety Committee event)
k. Motion: Public Safety Committee – Public Safety Expo 9:30
(proposal for SLNC to commit $200.00 to fund Bellevue Recreation Center Staff for setup/tear-down of Public Safety Expo)
l. Motion: Dowler-Guerrero & Sitz – Budget & Grant Funding Program 9:33
(2013-2014 Budget & Grant Funding Program Approval)
m. Motion: Outreach & Executive Committees – Bylaw Amendment 9:36
(proposal for SLNC to amend language in Article X, Section 4 of the SLNC Bylaws)

XIV. Agenda Items for next meeting
XV. Announcements:

1. All items not acted upon by 10:00 p.m. will be carried over to the next meeting

VI. Adjourn

Process for Reconsideration The Board may reconsider and amend actions listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place immediately following the original action or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: 1) make a Motion to Reconsider and, if approved, 2) hear the matter and take an action. If the Motion to Reconsider is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: 1) a Motion to Reconsider on the described matter and, 2) a [Proposed] Action should the Motion to Reconsider be approved. A Motion to Reconsider can only be made by a Board Member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action. If a Motion to Reconsider is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board Member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall be in compliance with the Brown Act.

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3 Responses to Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board Meeting 9.4.13

  1. Nina Sorkin says:

    I was very disappointed to see under New Business item h. still refers to the annexed area as “orphan area”. I indicated at the last Governing Board Meeting that we should refer to this area as newly annexed area. The Outreach Committee at it meeting of August 28, made such reference.
    I would appreciate you correcting this on the agenda prior to the approval of the Agenda.
    Thank you for your attention on this matter.
    Nina Sorkin

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  3. Teresa Padua says:

    I have lived & worked in this area for over 35 years. I write regarding the Glendale Blvd. Corridor Gang Injunction. I believe that it can be used as a tool for racial profiling and targets, primarily, youth of color. I urge the Silver Lake Neighborhood
    Council to vote against the Glendale Bld. Corridor Gang Injunction!!!
    Our youth wear hoodies, white t-shirts & jeans…..they are not members of gangs, but how would a police officer know this?