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Agenda #18A Municipal Lobbying Ordinance
Community Impact Statement, North Hills West Neighborhood Council, Municipal Lobbying Ordinance
Council File: 22-0560
Title: Municipal Lobbying Ordinance
On August 18, 2022, in accordance with the Brown Act as duly agenized at our July 21, 2022 meeting, the North Hills West Neighborhood Council in a vote of *** yeas, *** nays, *** abstain, and *** absent voted in support of the amendment to the Municipal Code §48.11 regarding Lobbying Disclosure – Communications to Neighborhood Councils.
Currently Under §48.11, a lobbyists’ disclosure is only required for written communications to Neighborhood Councils. The North Hills West Neighborhood Council believe that the municipal code should be amended to include the same disclosure requirements for all oral presentations and public comments made at neighborhood council and committee meetings that is related to their lobbying efforts. This will ensure greater transparency at our board and committee meetings.
Additionally, the North Hills West Neighborhood Council requests that a similar disclosure be required at all City Council and committee meetings, as recommended by the Reseda Neighborhood Council.
Further, the North Hills West Neighborhood Council concurs with the Reseda Neighborhood Council and requests that the City Council lower the non-profit exemption from $2 million in revenue to $200,000 in revenue, or $500,000 in assets to align with the Internal Revenue Service tax filing system.
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Agenda #18B Wildlife
Draft CIS – NHWNC – CF 14-0518
Council File: 14-0518
Title: Wildlife Corridor/Santa Monica Mountains (Hillside Ordinance Zone)
On August 18, 2022, in accordance with the Brown Act as duly agenized at our July 21, 2022 meeting, the North Hills West Neighborhood Council in a vote of *** yeas, *** nays, *** abstain, and *** absent voted in support of CF 14-0518 to maintain funding for the Wildlife Corridors Project and the continuation of the Wildlife Pilot Study. We find this essential for the preservation of one of the city’s most valuable natural habitats for generations to come.
Whereas, wildlife vitality depends critically on open migration for animals to find food and to reproduce; andWhereas, the City of Los Angeles is considering a “Wildlife District Supplemental Use District and Zone Change”, which would create a special “Wildlife District” in the Santa Monica Mountains, in which carefully considered modifications to zoning and planning requirements (such as setbacks, lot coverage, fencing, lighting, and grading) would be made to preserve wildlife connectivity through private and commercial properties; andWhereas, it is in the best interest of all City residents to preserve and enhance our irreplaceable and valuable natural heritage;Therefore, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council supports the proposed “Wildlife District Supplemental Use District and Zone Change”.
Motion: NHWNC believes the Northeast Valley Animal Shelter should be a full-service municipal animal shelter as contemplated by Proposition F and that no action should be taken on the RFP (Request for Proposal) until it is determined if this can be done.
It’s Inhumane’: Dogs At L.A. Animal Shelters Go Weeks Or Months Without Being Walked: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-14/la-city-animal-shelters-dogs-sit-in-kennels-weeks-months-without-walks
‘Horrified’: L.A. City Council Members Call For Action On Overcrowded Animal Shelters: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-16/l-a-city-council-members-called-for-action-city-shelters
LA Animal Services Officials Blame Staff Shortage, Pandemic Challenges For Issues At City Shelters: https://abc7.com/animal-shelters-la-city-council-concerns-emergency-meeting/12061158/