Proposed PNC Motion re: Public Records Act Requests

The Assembly on 8/6/14 will consider a motion by Vice President Ryan Bradley regarding PNC policy on procedures for responding to Public Records Act requests and assessing appropriate charges. The proposal was heard in Executive Committee on 7/29/14.

MOTION: Approve a council policy on procedures for responding to Public Records Act requests and assessing appropriate charges.

Proposal re: Public Records Act Requests

The council should adopt a policy for inclusion in either the council’s bylaws or its ground rules laws addressing how the council should respond to Public Records Act [PRA] requests.

1) The secretary shall review all incoming PRA requests, identify and collect all responsive documents and respond timely to the request.  However, if the PRA request is determined by the council president to concern either conflicts of interest related to, or actions taken by the secretary, then the president shall assign another council member, whose acts or potential conflicts are not implicated specifically by the request, to respond.

2) Immediately upon receiving a PRA request, the secretary or responding member shall forward the request to DONE and the city attorney’s office and seek guidance as to how to respond.

3) The response shall be issued within ten days of receipt of the PRA request, unless there are significant barriers to locating, identifying or copying (if requested) the documents, at which point the secretary or responding member may take longer to respond.  However, the determination as to whether the barriers to identify or copy the documents are so significant as to merit additional response time shall be made solely by the city attorney’s office.

4) Any documents prepared, owned or retained by the council may be the subject of a PRA request, provided that they are reasonably identified and not privileged or confidential in nature.  Determinations as to a document’s privileged or confidential nature shall only be made in consultation with the city attorney’s office.

5) PRA requests may only concern documents already in existence at the time of the request; no documents need be generated in response to a PRA request.

6) Requested documents may be provided in either paper or electronic form.  The election of the form of the response rests solely with the requesting party.  Prior to providing the response, the secretary or the responding member must inform the requesting party of the format options along with the related costs.  The costs shall be based on those dictated by the California Government code at the time of the request.  NOTE: The Government code limits the charges for providing documents in electronic format to the cost of the electronic media on which the documents are placed [e.g. the CD-ROM or “thumb” drive”].

7) As a government entity, the Government code allows the council to decide whether to waive costs associated with responses to PRA requests.  The policy for waiver of PRA response charges is as follows:

(1) The council shall not waive charges associated with PRA requests when the response is in paper form (copier costs).

(2) The council shall waive charges associated with requests when the response is in electronic form.

PRA Request Policy II

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Treasurer’s Budget Docs for 8/6/14 GA meeting

PNC Treasurer’s budget documents for August 6, 2014 General Assembly meeting are now available.

Treasurers Report July 2014

Monthly Expenditure Report – July 2014

Monthly Expenditure Report – June 2014

FY13-14 Budget After Action Report

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Neighborhood Council Budget 8/16/14

Neighborhood Council Budget Day is Saturday, August 16, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at City Hall. It is an important way for NCs to weigh in on prioritization of services like police, fire, street services, graffiti removal, tree trimming, etc. On this day two budget reps. from each NC come together to choose 36 people from around the city to represent them as Budget Advocates. These advocates make budget recommendations on behalf of their stakeholders. All stakeholders are welcome to attend. If you’re interested in being one of Palms NC’s budget reps., email president@palmsla.org

NC Budget Day 8-16-14

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Special Executive Committee Agenda 7/29/14

Tuesday, July 29 2014
Fire Station 43, 3690 Motor Ave.
6:45PM – Mingle 7:00PM – Meeting
ALL ARE INVITED / TODOS ESTAN INVITADOS
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING
www.palmsla.org

1. Welcome, call to order from President and Facilitator (Stewart)
2. Roll Call (Nguyen)
3. Public forum:Non-agenda Public Comments within Assembly jurisdiction. 2 mins per speaker (10 mins)
4. Monthly Updates:
a) President’s Report: (Stewart)(60 mins)
b) Upcoming PNC Retreat & DONE Packages Due by Sept.1–check schedules/dates and possible action
c) National Night Out – with possible involvement and possible action
d) Training and Communication Updates, Protocols, Operations, Agendas, Minutes, Venues, and possible
action.
e) Vice President Report:(Bradley) (15 mins) PRA requests and other related business and possible action
f) Secretary’s Report (Nguyen) (5 Mins)
g) Treasurer’s Report (Greif) (5 Mins)
h) DONE Report (Thomas Soong) Requirements and Updates (25)
i) Assembly Business & Announcements: (10 mins)
5. Adjournment

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Agendas of Palms Neighborhood Council and Committee meetings can be found at these designated posting sites: Fire Station #43 3690 Motor Ave. (24 hour availability), Simpang Asia Groceries 10433 National Blvd., Casa de Laundry 3371 Motor Ave., Launderland 10829 Venice Blvd., and www.palmsla.org. In compliance with government code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to all or a majority of the Board members in advance of a meeting may be viewed at our website by clicking on the following link: palmsla.org, at a location given in the item number of the agenda or at the scheduled meeting. In addition if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the Agenda, please contact the Palms Neighborhood Council via email president@palmsla.org.

PNC Ex Sp Mtg 072914-Agenda

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Join us for National Night Out 8/5/14

Join us as Palms Neighborhood Council celebrates National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Los Angeles CA 90066. National Night Out strengthens partnerships between the community and LAPD in the fight against crime.

Don’t miss the free BBQ – Beverages – Music – Crime Prevention – Neighborhood Watch – Block Captains – Child Pedestrian Safety – Bicycle Safety – Soccer Clinic – Movie “Frozen” – LAPD Vehicles – Top Skateboarders

Contact: LAPD Pacific Community Relations Office at 310-202-2890 or Monica Harmon, CPAB Member at 424-835-8251

LAPD Pacific NNO flyer 8-5-14

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Transportation & Safety Agenda 7/28/14

COMMITTEE BUSINESS

1) Approve minutes from previous meeting 2) Westside Mobility Plan and Streetscape

  • !  Update on Public EIR Meetings (Miller)
  • !  Review of PNC Department of Planning Request (Miller)
  • !  MOTION: Whereas the Motor/National section of Palms has a budding nightlife and
    would benefit greatly from easy pedestrian access for riders on the coming Palms Station on the Expo Line Phase Two; And Whereas more Palms residents would take advantage of the Expo Line if a well-
    lit, welcoming pedestrian corridor connected the Motor/National area to the station; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council reaffirms its February 2013 request that the Transit Neighborhood Plan being developed by the City of Los Angeles investigate and pursue incentives to develop a vibrant pedestrian corridor connecting Palms Station with the Motor Avenue and National Blvd. intersection in Palms.

MOTION: Whereas, the Palms Neighborhood Council, through considerable outreach, has determined that Overland Avenue would benefit greatly from a comprehensive streetscape plan; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the Los Angeles Department of Planning, working with local stakeholders, pursue a comprehensive streetscape plan for Overland Avenue in Palms.
MOTION: Whereas the bike lanes installed on Motor Avenue in 2013 remain underutilized and controversial; And Whereas the value of bike lanes increases proportionally with their use; And Whereas, the forthcoming Expo Line Palms Station and the corresponding Expo Line Bike Path will increase opportunities for cyclists coming to and from Palms; Therefore the Palms Neighborhood Council request that the Los Angeles Department of Planning work with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to pursue protected bike lanes on Motor Avenue between Venice Boulevard and Manning Avenue.
MOTION: Whereas expanded parkway tree wells create a more walkable an scenic pedestrian space with opportunities for Palms-preferred California native landscaping, Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that as part of the Westside Mobility Streetscape Plan, the Los Angeles Department of Planning pursue expanded parkway tree wells to be landscaped with California native plants for Motor Avenue in Palms.
MOTION: Whereas the Palms Neighborhood Council has previously gone on record to support crosswalks at the intersections of Motor and Woodbine as well as Jasmine and Palms; And Whereas, funds from the LADP Streetscape Plan and the Transit Neighborhood Plan could efficiently be used to implement this stakeholder need; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the City of Los Angeles install continental-style crosswalks at the intersections of Motor and Woodbine and Jasmine and Palms in the community of Palms.
3) Expo Line–Palms Station Ongoing Issues

! Update on Construction in Palms and Surrounding area (Miller)

4) SoVePaM Regional Transportation Meeting Resolutions

! MOTION: Whereas, Venice Boulevard was recently repaved by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) from Lincoln Boulevard to the 1-405 Freeway; AND Whereas, Venice Boulevard through the Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, and SoRo communities is in a terrible state of disrepair, exacerbated by the Expo Line construction; AND Whereas, the plants on the median have died due to a broken irrigation system; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that as part of completion of Expo Phase Two, the Los Angeles City Council and California Department of Transportation take action to see that East-Bound and West-Bound Venice Boulevard be repaved from Lincoln Boulevard to Pacific Avenue and from the I-405 Freeway to Fairfax Avenue, and that the median be planted with California native plants and supported by an initial watering schedule or an installed low-flow irrigation system.

! MOTION: Whereas, the Palms Neighborhood Council recognizes a need to provide parking at light rail and subway stations to maximize ridership; AND Whereas parking at the Culver City Station already exceeds capacity on most weekdays; AND Whereas the impending opening of phase two of the Expo Line offers a unique opportunity to increase the use of public transportation; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the City of Los Angeles and Metro work together to provide solutions leading to public parking at or adjacent to light rail stations.

! MOTION: Whereas, the Palms Neighborhood Council recognizes that Park-and-Ride options with convenient public transportation connection to light rail will only increase ridership and its benefits to the urban environment; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council requests that the City of L.A. and Metro work together to provide off-site Park-and-Ride lots in the communities of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, and SoRo, designed to geographically expand ridership reach for light rail and subway lines.

5) LAFD Hiring Initiative
Background (Stewart/Miller), possible guest speaker from LAFD
! MOTION: Whereas emergency services are severely stretched in Los Angeles, due to cutbacks in recent years; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council urges the City of Los Angeles to continue to adequately fund the recruitment, hiring, and training of new firefighters to bring the Los Angeles Fire Department back to full strength by fiscal year 2019.
6) Palms Emergency Preparedness Coalition

  • !  Updates and Emergency Supplies Report (Miller/Wolf)
  • !  Forthcoming CPR training event, date TBD. 7) LAWA/Metro Connection

! MOTION: Whereas the stakeholders of Palms are all stakeholders of services provided by LAX and LA Metro Transit; Therefore, The Palms Neighborhood Council supports a remote access plan to best connect LAX to the greater county and Southern California region which: 1) Relocates an upgraded LAX City Bus Center to either the future Intermodal Transit Facility at 96th & Airport or the future Metro Rail Station at 96th & Aviation to best accommodate commuters, 2) Explores, prioritizes, and funds a South Bay Green Line Extension, and 3) Funds two Major Investment Studies for connecting light rail extensions to both the Westside, via the Sepulveda Corridor through Palms, and the Norwalk Metrolink Station.
MOTION: Whereas the stakeholders of Palms want to see and efficient, world-class LAX; Therefore, the Palms Neighborhood Council supports any comprehensive, pedestrian-friendly LAX plan that includes a People Mover station location and design, as well as moving walkways to best encourage

convenient and rapid access from the future People Mover rail line for all pedestrians, including those with special needs.
8) Palms Neighborhood Watch Group
! Next Meeting Tuesday, July 29, 6:30, Palms Library

9) Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative

! MOTION: Whereas parking tickets should be issued in the name of making the City of Los

Angeles a safer and more livable place; And Whereas parking tickets disproportionately penalize

working-class commuters who constitute a substantial percentage of Palms residents; Therefore, the

Palms Neighborhood Council opposes any policies, official or implied, that encourage the establishment

of any Parking Ticket Quotas within the ranks of the LAPD and LA Parking Enforcement.

10) Open Floor––Board News and Public Comments (limited to 2 minutes, time permitting)

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT MEETING MONDAY, August 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

For more information about the PNC, visit: www.palmsla.org
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 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. For additional information, please contact: Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate, at (213) 473-5391.

PNC Trans Safety Agenda 7-28-2014

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, KAREN BASS

June 29, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm
WEST LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY FORUM
Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd. LA 90066

[S/W/C at Sawtelle]

Congressmember Karen Bass invites you to discuss recent developments in Congress and share your thoughts on the most important issues
in your community.
If you cannot attend you can express your concerns at bass.house.gov/youropinion
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Free July Workshops on Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO)


RSO Basics & Updates Including How to Calculate the Annual Allowable Rent Increase

Mobile Home Parks and the RSO
Free Workshops: July 2014
The public is invited to attend this workshop to learn about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).You will learn about the RSO including how to calculate the annual allowable rent increase, legal reasons for evictions, security deposit interest and requirements for relocation assistance for no-fault evictions, as well as recent updates to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.The July 3rd workshop will be presented in Spanish.

The July 15th workshop will focus on the RSO and how it applies to Mobile Home Parks in the City of Los Angeles.

These workshops are recommended for landlords, anyone contemplating buying or selling rental property in the City of Los Angeles, tenants, banks and lenders, property managers, and realtors.

RSVP: Online o llame a 213-928-9075
(Free admission, seating is limited.)
If you need translation, please request it at least 3 days in advance.
WHERE: WHEN:
Downtown Office
1200 W. 7th Street, Room 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
RSO BASICS & UPDATE6:30 p.m.,

Thursday July 3, 2014  (Spanish)

2:00 p.m.
, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30 p.m
., Wednesday, July 30, 2014

South Regional Office
690 Knox Street, Room 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502
MOBILE HOME PARKS & THE RSO

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014
North Regional Office
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
RSO BASICS & UPDATE    10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014
West Regional Office
1645 Corinth Avenue, Room 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
RSO BASICS & UPDATE    

2:00 p.m.
, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 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, communication access real-time transcription, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing sign language interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. To request a reasonable accommodation or additional information, please call 213-928-9075 or email Elias.Narvaez@lacity.org.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Rent Stabilization Division
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280 • 866-557-RENT (7368) • hcidla.lacity.org
Derechos del RSO y Actualizaciones Incluso mo Calcular el Aumento de Alquiler Aceptable AnualParques de Viviendas Móviles y el RSO
Talleres Informativos Gratis: Julio 2014
El público está invitado a asistir a este taller para aprender sobre la Ordenanza de Estabilización de Alquiler (RSO). Usted aprenderá sobre el RSO incluso, cómo calcular el aumento de alquiler aceptable anual, motivos legales de desalojos, interés de garantía de depósito, requisitos para asistencia de reubicación para desalojos sin culpa del inquilino, así como actualizaciones recientes a la Ordenanza de Estabilización de Alquiler.El taller del 3 de julio será presentado en español.

El taller del 15 de julio se concentrará en Parques de Viviendas Móviles en la Ciudad de Los Ángeles y el RSO.

Estos talleres son recomendados para propietarios, personas contemplando comprar o vender propiedades de alquiler en la ciudad de Los Ángeles, inquilinos, bancos y prestamistas, administradores de propiedades, y agentes de bienes raices.

RSVP: Online o llame a 213-928-9075
(Admisión Gratis, cupo limitado)
Si necesita traducción, por favor solicite 3 días antes del evento.
DONDE: CUANDO:
Oficina Central
1200 W. 7th Street, Cuarto 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES6:30 p.m.,

jueves, 3 de julio, 2014 (español)2:00 p.m

., martes, 8 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
     6:30 p.m., miércoles, 30 de julio, 2014 (inglés)

Oficina Regional Sur
690 Knox Street, Cuarto 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502
PARQUES DE CASAS MÓVILES & EL RSO

10:00 a.m., martes, 15 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
Oficina Regional Norte
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES     10:00 a.m., jueves, 17 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
Oficina Regional Oeste
1645 Corinth Avenue, Cuarto 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES     2:00 p.m., martes, 22 de julio, 2014 (inglés)

Como una entidad cubierta bajo el Título II del Acto de Americanos Incapacidades de 1990 (ADA), la Ciudad de Los Ángeles no discrimina sobre la base de la incapacidad y con su petición, proporcionará acomodación razonable para asegurar igualdad de acceso a sus programas, servicios y actividades. Pueden proporcionar intérpretes de dactilología, acceso de comunicación transcripción de tiempo real, aparatos auditivos, u otros recursos auxiliares y/o servicios al recibir la petición. Para asegurar la disponibilidad, se recomienda hacer su petición al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión que usted desea asistir. Debido a dificultades en asegurar a intérpretes de dactilología, aviso de cinco o más días laborales es fuertemente recomendado. Para solicitar una acomodación razonable o para información adicional, por favor llame 213-928-9075 o envíe por correo electrónico a Elias.Narvaez@lacity.org.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Rent Stabilization Division
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280 • 866-557-RENT (7368) • hcidla.lacity.org

 

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Palms will get two Parklets along Motor Ave.

This week LADOT Pedestrian Coordinator Valerie Watson announced in City Council Transportation Committee that Palms will get two Parklets along Motor Avenue.

Weblink: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/06/here_are_the_7_spots_getting_las_first_popup_public_plazas.php#more

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More Livable Streets w/ LADOT’s People St.

LADOT’s People St. program provides a great opportunity for our neighborhood to creatively change a streetscape with more bike corrals, parklets and plazas. Application period opens October 1 and ends November 28. So we have to be on this! http://peoplest.lacity.org

 

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