The meetings are public and everyone is welcome.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
LA DWP Headquarters Building
111 N. Hope St.
Los Angeles 90012
Free parking: Enter from Hope Street, advise parking attendant that you are attending the Neighborhood Council meeting.
Bicycle racks are in front of the lower entrance.
Public Transit: Civic Center Station of the Red and Purple subway lines is two blocks to the east.
10/7/17 Meeting Agenda
(11/4/17 Agenda not sent for posting)
- Jill Stewart, update on community plans, general plan, and vacancy data.
- David Ryu, Councilmember and chairs the Health, Education and Neighborhood Council Committee. to hear from Boardmembers on issues facing the system and get their opinions on pending issues such as stakeholder definition, the grievance process, subdivisions, NC funding equity, and more.
- Mike Feuer, City Attorney, The City, the homeless, and a plan.
- The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council has grave concerns about the preparedness of Los Angeles and its residents in the event of an emergency. After seeing the hurricane devastation of Harvey, Irma, and Maria, in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico and the earthquakes of Mexico City Los Angeles’ residents need to be more prepared. One of the ways that the City of Los Angeles can prepare its residents for an emergency is through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Currently the LAFD has four instructors for a population of 3.976 million residents. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council requests that the City Council fund an additional four instructors at a cost of $120,000 per year per instructor ($480K) to allow the scheduling of additional class so that Los Angeles can be better prepared for in the event of a disaster.
- The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council has received many complaints and concerns from property owners and business owners who are or will be affected by the trash franchise system called RecycLA. LANCC supports the City’s efforts to have cleaner air, more recycling, and less trucks on the streets, but not at the cost to property owners and business owners. The main concerns we have heard from the business community are: 1. Bullying tactics by sales representatives to sign contracts. 2. Charging fees that do not correspond to the City’s agreed fee schedule. 3. Missed pick-ups that are charged for. 4. Phone calls to the waste hauler franchisee and to the City’s 800 number are rarely returned. We ask that the City investigates and resolves the issues, and if not, cancels the current contracts until the City can create a program that is fair and meets the needs of the business and property owners community.
- EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong
- Budget Advocates-
- Congress of Neighborhoods
- Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer
- Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates
NOTE: Next month’s LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on
Saturday, December 2, 2017
at the usual DWP location and times.
And meeting just prior to LANCC:
8:45 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: LA DWP Headquarters Building, Cafeteria Level, 111 N. Hope St., Los Angeles 90012
Meeting topics from November meeting included:
- DWP’s Equity Metrics Initiative that is designed to track, measure and report on how LADWP programs are provided to all LADWP customers and residents of Los Angeles. The EMDI establishes a framework that helps ensure that we provide fair and reasonable services to all ratepayers. We will attempt to get a better understanding of the related costs.
- Trends in water usage.
- The transfer fee.
- Fred Pickel, the Ratepayers Advocate, and a DWP representative will join us.
As always, bring your own coffee.