April 17, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

WRAC Town Hall on Future of Neighborhood Councils Tomorrow Night!

There will be a joint special meeting tomorrow evening starting at 7pm at the IMAN Cultural Center (3376 Motor Avenue in Palms) to discuss changes to the Neighborhood Council system. This special meeting is convened as a joint meeting of the Neighborhood Councils in the West Los Angeles area. The meeting agenda is “after the jump”.

VNC

The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” in order to provide comment on any agenda item. Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. No individual speaker will be allowed more than 2 minutes, unless the meeting’s moderator waives the time for discussion.

In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the Board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at www.wlanc.com  or at the scheduled meeting .

Introduction
Call to Order
Presentation and Discussion with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, including Bong Hwan Kim, General Manager, regarding the following motions approved by City Council on August 16, 2011, regarding changes to the Neighborhood Council system:

(a.) Motion relative to requesting a report back with an implementation plan for a training program for Neighborhood Council board members that covers various topics including: 1) Ethics and Legal Issues (including the Brown Act, Public Records Act and Conflicts of Interest); 2) Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment; 3) Funding Program; 4) City Government Basics; 5) Parliamentary Process; and 6) Community Leadership. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1017.)

(b.) Motion relative to requesting a report back with an implementation plan for a system of regional complaint panels composed of board members of various Neighborhood Councils that will convene to address stakeholder and board member grievances as-needed and by request of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and related matters. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1018.)

(c.) Motion relative to requesting a report back with a plan to implement, in the next budget year, a structure of governance and administration that provides greater autonomy and self-governance for Neighborhood Councils and reduces the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s workload, and related matters. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1019.)

(d.) Motion relative to requesting report backs and adopting policies in regards to the Neighborhood Council Funding Program including the use of budget and reconciliation templates, a prescribed accounting system, rollover of funds, equipment purchases, development of an electronic system for the Neighborhood Funding Program, and related matters. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1020.)

4. Adjourn.

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC)
An Alliance of 13 Neighborhood and Community Councils:
Bel-Air – Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Brentwood Community Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Mar Vista Community Council
Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa
Pacific Palisades Community Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
South Robertson Neighborhood Council
Venice Neighborhood Council
West L.A. Neighborhood Council
Westside Neighborhood Council
Westwood Community Council
Westwood Neighborhood Council
IMAN Cultural Center – Palms – Los Angeles, CA
3376 Motor Avenue
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034

Related Posts

California: Pioneering the Future of Online and Digital Payments

January 11, 2024

January 11, 2024

In the fast-paced digital economy of the 21st century, California has emerged as a powerhouse in the realm of online...

A Guide to the Current Gambling Situation in Canada

January 1, 2024

January 1, 2024

For centuries, gambling has woven itself into the fabric of human culture; in recent years–marking an era where evolution pervades...

Smart Strategies to Save Money in Your Entertainment Budget

December 30, 2023

December 30, 2023

Many individuals and families in today’s fast-paced world share a common goal: finding ways to save money. The entertainment budget...

California’s top sports teams.

December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

California is known worldwide for a multitude of exciting things. They’re known for their incredible beaches, glorious sunshine, and fabulous...

Your Lucky Numbers: Six Tips Towards Lottery Success

November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023

Have you ever wondered how people win money from the lottery? They may not always hit the jackpot, but they...

Five different ways to unwind.

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

Modern life is always busy and it can feel like your to-do list is never ending. When you’re not working,...

New Program Can Help Protect Southern California Homes in the Event of an Earthquake

May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023

Residents Have Until May 31 To Apply For Seismic Retrofit Grants By Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer for the California...

Venice Shorts: Tree Trimming Underway Thanks to the Vsa!

April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

VSA Has Taken up the Task of Trimming Italian Stone Pine Trees. By Nick Antonicello Following the recent toppling of...

Venice Stakeholders Association’s Comments on Traci Park’s Broken Bridge Housing Promise

April 24, 2023

April 24, 2023

By Marc Ryavec I have been struggling with how to address the phenomenon that someone I and many others in...

Column: Tired OF Declinists? Some Enduring New California Positives

April 18, 2023

April 18, 2023

By Thomas D. Elias California has taken a beating lately, with (mostly Republican) governors of other states blasting many aspects...

Venice Shorts: The South Venice Blvd Encampment, Is It a Candidate for a City Cleanup?

April 14, 2023

April 14, 2023

One of the last of the large encampments closest to the beach, Venetians are hopeful help is on the way!...

Over Half of Short-Term Rentals Advertised in LA Don’t Comply With City’s Home Sharing Ordinance

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Venice Shorts: Averill Defeats Tyminski 63%-37% to Become President of Venice Neighborhood Council

April 3, 2023

April 3, 2023

In second bid for top spot, surfer/photographer Brian Averill coasts to an easy win against Venice attorney and outgoing Vice-President...

Column: Install at LAX Tiny Homes From The State Grant

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

By Clark Brown On March 16  Governor Newsom announced in Sacramento, his first stop on his State of the State of...

Venice Shorts: Night & Day – Flower & Lincoln Transformed, Back in Business

March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

By Nick Antonicello In what was a Venice eyesore just a few months ago has been transformed into a place...