Upcoming Events: March – April, 2016

Below please find upcoming events in our communities

MARCH

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March 23
Traffic Safety Summit
7pm to 9pm
Colfax Charter Elementary School
11724 Addison St.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Traffic Safety & Speed Reduction Summit to improve roadway & pedestrian safety in the East San Fernando Valley. Join Paul Kerkorian, LA Police Dept’s Valley Traffic Division, & the LA Dept. of Transportation to learn about traffic issues in your neighborhood.

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Upcoming Events – Jan-Feb, 2016

Below please find upcoming events in our communities

JANUARY

January 20
Homeless Court Citation Clinic on January 20, 2016
10am to 2pm
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
60547 Yucca St.
LA, CA 90028

Assisting adults who are homeless and/or at risk of being homeless throughout Los Angeles County who may also struggle with:

  • Mental Illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders, or
  • Veteran related issues

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FEBRUARY

Youth Job FairFebruary 11
Los Angeles Opportunity Fair
LA Convention Center South Hall
Register and schedule and interview at: www.100kOpportunities.org/LA
Ages 16 – 24
If you are between 16 & 24 years old, more than 20 national and local companies are looking for you at the LA Opportunity Fair
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Ongoing!
Internships with the Office of Public Engagement – LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
For undergraduate or graduate students or recent grads of 2 or 4 yr University or Vocational School.
Download the PDF for full details and contact information

Ongoing!
MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES NEW FUND FOR ART AND CULTURE IN PUBLIC SPACES
Arts Activation Fund will award $200,000 in grants to support the creation and installation of art and cultural projects throughout Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a $200,000 grant program that will support the work of local artists and bring new vibrancy to public spaces across L.A.

The Arts Activation Fund, a partnership between Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), will provide funding to artists with inspiring ideas for public art projects and cultural events in their neighborhoods.

“Art has the power to transform our perception, attitude and behavior — and is especially impactful when it lives in places that are accessible to everyone,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The Arts Activation Fund will support the creative genius that thrives in our city, and give Angelenos an opportunity to reimagine public spaces in their neighborhoods as vibrant, exciting, and creative places.”
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Short Term Rental Listening Sessions

The Department of City Planning would like to invite you to one of three (quickly) upcoming community listening sessions being held on the issue of short-term rentals, sometimes known as home sharing or vacation rentals. Short term rental is generally defined as a residence or room that is rented to a visitor or guest for less than 30 days.

The three meetings will be held in West Los Angeles, North Hollywood and Downtown on September 29th, October 1st and October 3rd respectively. The meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the issue and provide input that will help shape the City’s regulations regarding short terms rentals.

The City Council has directed the Department of City Planning to hold these meetings and then prepare an ordinance governing short-term rentals in Los Angeles. The motion and specific direction can be found attached to Council File 14-1635-S2.

Also, to help us better understand the various ideas and concerns about short term rentals we have prepared a short questionnaire we would encourage the public to complete. Copies will be available at the listening sessions as well.

If you have any questions about the meetings or the issue of short terms rentals, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Matthew Glesne, Housing Planner
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Policy Planning and Historic Resources Division: Citywide Unit
200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, 90012
matthew.glesne@lacity.org | 213.978.2666

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Citizenship Workshop – 9-26-15

Citizenship Workshop
And Fee Waiver Assistance
in Sun Valley
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Registration recommended!

In connection with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), SVANC is co-sponsoring a Citizenship Workshop at:
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
7800 Vineland Avenue (at Stagg, northeast corner)
in Sun Valley.

If you —
are at least 18 years of age
have been a green card holder for at least five years
wish to enjoy the privileges of U.S. citizenship, including voting, petitioning for more family members, and obtaining a U.S. passport
… then contact IRC to learn more and make your appointment.

Registration recommended! Walk-ins will be accepted as capacity permits.

Please call: 818-937-2878 or email Katelyn.Masket@rescue.org
Sun-Valley-Citizenship-WorkshopSun-Valley-Citizenship-Workshop-Spanish

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Invitation to Los Angeles Board of Animal Services Commission Meeting

LAAS Board Mtg 9-8-15 MH [Eng-Sp] – Flyer to Download
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission will hold its meeting in Mission Hills. On behalf of Commission President David Zaft, Commissioners Jennifer Brent, Roger Wolfson, Alana Yañez and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at the Mission Hills Pet Adoption Center (west of the 5 Fwy & Laurel Canyon Blvd.), 15231 Brand Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345.

The Mission Hills Pet Adoption Center is operated, for the City of LA, by Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal rescue group.

We encourage community members to attend the meeting and make their concerns regarding animal issues in the City of Los Angeles known directly to officials of the Animal Services Department.

Included on the agenda will be an update on Best Friends Animal Society activities at the Mission Hills Shelter and an important animal cruelty issue.

The Department of Animal Services is making significant strides in ensuring the protection and safety of our animals. Euthanasia rates have dropped dramatically in the past two years. We recently were provided new enforcement tools to help ensure our laws protecting animals and the public is upheld. While we are making progress on many other fronts more is needed to increase adoptions and educate the public on why it is crucial to spay or neuter. We need your help and support on these issues.

The agenda for this meeting will be posted on Friday, September 4th, on the Department’s website at http://www.laanimalservices.com/about-us-2/commission/.

Please join us. Attached is a bilingual (English/Spanish) leaflet announcing the meeting. Help us spread the word by distributing the leaflet to neighbors, friends, Neighborhood Council members and other parties of interest.

Spanish language and sign language interpreters, 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 prior to the meeting. For information please call (213) 482-9597.

Hope to see you next Tuesday evening.

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From S.A.F.E. – High-Speed Rail: Dead in its Tracks?

It’s bigger than a freeway construction project. Bigger than an airport construction project. Bigger than a Metro line construction project. Bigger than a pipeline construction project. Bigger than a bridge construction project. Bigger than all of them combined. But, not better, according to California stakeholders from the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and, now, San Fernando Valley, who are uniting and fighting to stop damaging high speed rail plans “dead in their tracks.”

After a series of negative experiences with the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), San Fernando Valley stakeholders will know soon if high speed rail officials learned from their mistakes. Gone is the Authority’s free ride and sense of entitlement as they face Southern California’s sophisticated, organized and populous communities that demand better work and greater accountability. “Re-engineered” routes are due to be presented by CHSRA to community groups in the near future and represent the latest, if not the last, opportunity for high speed rail to salvage its credibility and tenuous future.

Is CHSRA listening?
The righteous tone of CHSRA Chairman Dan Richard’s recent Op-Ed, entitled, “Rail critique early and short-sighted” was off-track. It was CHSRA that sputtered out of the station in the Palmdale to Burbank project section, creating unwarranted levels of fear and panic among affected communities through misjudgments, miscommunications and insensitivity to language barriers.

Mr. Richard’s posturing about “minimizing the impacts to communities, the environment and our precious natural wildlife,” ignored candid feedback to CHSRA by tens of thousands of stakeholders in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys, namely, that present routes (East and West Corridor) irreparably alter the character of communities and will forever damage sensitive environmental areas, threaten dwindling water supplies, destroy local businesses and economies, and fall far short of legislative mandates related to the project’s cost, speed and location. Mr. Richard’s rhetoric is misleading when he claims tunneling “brings down costs, shortens trip times and reduces impacts on communities along the route.”

Mr. Richard again ignores common sense, facts and community feedback when he states that tunneling through both the National Monument and Angeles National Forest “would not disturb the pristine natural forest area or damage the flora and fauna of one of California’s greatest urban habitats.” It’s evident to everyone but Mr. Richard, it seems, that a 30-40 foot diameter tunnel boring machine, which would create approximately 1.5 million truck trips removing excavated dirt, while also threatening local water supplies, would be pretty disturbing.

CHSRA has not listened as communities along the San Fernando Road, already severely impacted by Metrolink and freight rail lines, oppose the bigger, faster, wider, noisier and more frequent high speed rail trains coming through their communities. Residents refer to the combination of track, train, wires and sound walls as “Death Walls” that would further divide communities, increase gang threats and promote graffiti. CHSRA is ignoring the voices of these lower-income, bilingual communities about the economic destruction, aesthetic and cultural degradation, and environmental injustice high speed rail would impose.

The Authority’s poor “track record” is supported by the fact that since mid-August 2014, communities in the Palmdale to Burbank project section have received zero response from CHSRA to:

  • more than 6,000 written comments following EIR/EIS scoping meetings
  • thousands of comments at informational meetings in English and Spanish speaking communities along proposed routes (including more than 2,000 attendees at a single meeting in Lake View)
  • a 19-page position paper submitted two months ago by S.A.F.E. Coalition
  • more than one hundred letters from horses and one mule
  • testimony from 40+ residents at CHSRA’s September 2014 board meeting.

Is CHSRA Transparent and Above the Law?
The most obvious illegal maneuver by CHSRA and example of what voters did NOT approve are the proposed East Corridor alternatives which are NOT in an existing transportation and utility corridor as required by legislation. CHSRA further acted with arrogance by offering no apology for blindsiding communities, with no advance notice, of route alternatives in the middle of summer in 2014, repeating that offense during the 2014 holiday season, and then mailing threatening “permit to enter” letters dated Christmas Eve.

There is both a lack of transparency and a conflict of interest when County, City and State elected officials agreed with CHRSA to embargo and withhold information on several occasions from the public about the above announcements for weeks at a time. Similar transparency concerns were recently revealed on a Sunday night in Burbank, which held its first “emergency” City Council meeting in several decades to begin the process of shining light on land deals potentially involving the Airport Authority and CHSRA. Burbank residents, long affected by airport and freeway construction impacts, have just begun to join the chorus of stakeholders statewide opposing the secretive, behind closed doors schemes of CHSRA. As CHSRA belatedly embarks on a “community advisory” process, we wonder why such a basic technique had to be demanded by community leaders and not offered from the outset.

Mr. Richard’s rationalization that study of the infeasible East Corridor alternatives resulted from international best practices and input from communities is simply “spinning” the Authority’s capitulation to political interference. We will not ignore what led to the pursuit of stations in both Palmdale and Burbank, as well as the joint powers authority of the High Desert Corridor project. The record is very clear that years of lobbying and advocacy by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, a county supervisor for more than 30 years and past chair of Metro, unchecked by our LA City Council, is what led the Authority to create all of the damaging routes which jeopardize the future of the northeast San Fernando Valley while providing little, if any, benefit.

It’s time that a premature LA City Council Motion, introduced by Councilman Tom LaBonge in June 2014, endorsing CHSRA, is replaced with a Motion protecting the interests of the City’s San Fernando Valley residents. We are watchful that nearly half of the present LA City Council voted for high speed rail while serving in the legislature. Given the overwhelming community opposition to high speed rail, we call for all City Council members to act independently and responsibly to fight present plans which would seriously damage the City’s residents, eviscerate the spirit and tranquility of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest, and destroy the character and economies of our northeast San Fernando Valley communities. These communities should not be held hostage by unjust inclusion in endless environmental studies and lawsuits as is the case in the nearby 710 freeway debacle.

We seek the facts and a response to our Public Records request about all routes that have been studied to date to ensure equitable treatment of alternatives and communities. And, we want it noted that the Authority recently admitted to violating the Endangered Species Act in northern California.

Last, we want to know how voters have been left out of deciding if a project approved at a $9.95 billion level of bonding, is entitled to expenditures in excess of $68 billion by its own reports, and in excess of $100 billion by others. We challenge the Governor, who stated, “Don’t worry about the money” at the Authority’s staged “groundbreaking” event in January in Fresno and demand state funding be halted to CHSRA if it does not meet legislated requirements related to costs, travel times, fares, ridership projections and other performance indicators. How ironic it is that the Governor reduced the amount of the recently approved Water Bond (which benefits all Californians) but supports high speed rail which will not be affordable or accessible to many Californians!

Is CHSRA “Working Backwards?”
Recently, Congressman Adam Schiff, himself a high speed rail supporter, called for elimination of routes that go through the National Monument and National Forest and, ultimately, tunnel or proceed at-grade or on elevated platforms into the communities of Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, La Tuna Canyon, Kagel Canyon, Sylmar, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sun Valley and Burbank.

In interviews, Congressman Schiff asked if high speed rail, like other large transportation projects, was starting with its conclusion and “working backwards.” We ask that same question of our local elected officials, some of who publicly state that high speed rail will happen or has to happen and that we should make the best of it. We believe it has to happen per the law or not at all. We demand CHSRA open its books and ensure that only “feasible” alternatives, as defined by state and federal legislation, be included in environmental studies.

To conclude, we say to CAHSR: “Go back to the drawing board; stand on common sense and sound financial principles; separate yourself from political influence; and present alternatives that are lawful and just. Legislators, city officials, residents, businesses and the press must rein in this project, create clean-up legislation or kill it. Growing public support exists for redirecting the funds to projects that really benefit the San Fernando Valley and our State such as local transit alternatives, water supply projects, public safety, emergency response, and education and healthcare.

We again call for elimination of infeasible, ill-conceived and money-wasting alternatives from further consideration before the long and costly environmental study phase begins.

If not, we will unite with opponents statewide in a manner the State has not witnessed before. High speed rail will no longer be referred to as “the train to nowhere.” Instead, it will be the train that gets stopped, dead in its tracks, right here in the San Fernando Valley.

In unity, we say “Don’t railroad our communities!”

S.A.F.E. Coalition (www.dontrailroad.us)
Dave DePinto, President; Shadow Hills Property Owners Association
Josie Zarate, President; Lake View Terrace Improvement Association
Kelly Decker, Vice President; Kagel Canyon Civic Association
Cindy Cleghorn, Vice President; Sunland/Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Sylvia Ballin, Mayor; City of San Fernando
Mike Gonzales (as an individual); President, Pacoima Neighborhood Council

Written by David DePinto
Dave DePinto is the president of the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association and a member of the “working group” that is part of S.A.F.E. (Save Angeles Forest for Everyone).

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LA City Council District 6 Debate

Debate In Van Nuys for LA City Council District 6

This would be a valuable event to attend. There are many important issues facing our LA City Council and the selection of each and every Council Member is crucial. Above all:

Vote on March 3rd!

(posted from Van Nuys Neighborhood Council press release)

City Council District #6 Debate
Nury Martinez Vs. Cindy Montanez

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 (7pm)
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Chambers
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91404

VAN NUYS, CA — In the highly touted rematch for the coveted Los Angeles City Council District #6 seat, incumbent City Councilwoman Nury Martinez faces former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez on the March 3rd ballot. This coming Wednesday night, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will host and moderate the debate between these two ladies.

“The council meetings in Van Nuys have become the place for political debates, because we hear everyone out fairly and equally, and address the complex issues facing our community. We successfully hosted the LA County Sheriff’s Debate last year, and were thanked by all the candidates for our professionalism and class during the forum,” said Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys & Council President George Christopher Thomas.

“The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is really looking forward to hosting this debate, and asking the tough questions relevant to the 6th District of Los Angeles. We are soliciting questions from the general public, and are inviting community leaders and the local media to participate as well,” said Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys & Council President George Christopher Thomas.

The debate is set to begin shortly after 7pm, and both candidates are confirmed to attend. If you would like to submit a question, please email it to info@vnnc.org. Van Nuys will also be celebrating its 104th Birthday at the council meeting, and cake will be served. For more information on the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, please visit www.empowerla.org or www.vnnc.org.

All print and broadcast media are invited to attend. Press can access the council chambers anytime after 5:30pm on Wednesday night. For special media requests or equipment related inquiries, please direct questions to Council Vice President Howard Benjamin at howard.benjamin@vnnc.org or Council President George Thomas at george.thomas@vnnc.org. (https://www.facebook.com/VanNuysNeighborhoodCouncil)

Opening Statements by each candidate. (3 minutes) Discussion & Debate — Each candidate will be given 2 minutes to answer the questions. Closing Statements will be 3 minutes as well, and the debate is scheduled for 90 minutes. Multi-purpose room 1B (adjacent to the council chambers) will be available after the debate for the candidates, the press, and the public to follow up on questions and make statements. The questions below are in no particular order, and are just a sample of what may be asked of both candidates.

Question #1
Do you support passage of the Habitat Linkage Zone Ordinance? How would you vote on this as a council member?

Question #2
What are your plans for pension reform?

Question #3
Since passing in 2006(AB32) and 2008(SB375), outreach to educate Californians about our climate change laws has been dismal statewide and in the Valley. The Sepulveda Basin and areas within D6 are vital climate resiliency corridors. How would you allocate funds to create public outreach informing our community about climate change laws that mandate greenhouse gas emission reduction so average residents understand city ordinances regulating residential composting to remove organic matter from the landfill and community plan updates to conform to SB375 Sustainable Communities Strategy?

Question #4
Do you believe that the City’s pension plans should be fully funded within 20 years?

Question #5
Do you support light rail along the Northeast San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor? There is a big discrepancy between money set aside for the project and the money light rail would require, so Metro is trying to manage expectations and sell us on a busway. Considering that the Crenshaw Transit Corridor got light rail, is it fair that the Valley is being shut out again? How will you help bring home the money for doing this project the right way instead of the field-expedient way?

Question #6
Do you support increased funding for the Neighborhood Council system? Should DONE have more staff?

Question #7
An improved economy in Van Nuys would mean an improved quality of life for all residents. What specifically would you do to bolster the Van Nuys economy?

Question #8
Do you support the proposal that would allow the City to amend future benefits for existing workers as was supported by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed?

Question #9
Research indicates that 1 in 4 foster youth end up homeless after the first three years of emancipation. What would you do as a Council member to help to improve the lives of transition age youth in CD6?

Question #10
Do you support the recent lowering of the investment rate assumption by the City’s two pension plans to 7½% even though it increased the City’s annual required contribution?

Question #11
What is your vision for City Council District 6?

Question #12
Under what conditions would you support the lowering of the investment rate assumption to 6½%, a benchmark recommended by Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway fame and fortune?

Question #13
North Hollywood has undergone a major face-lift, with many beautiful places built. What specifically can you do to help us, for the betterment of Van Nuys? This used to be the jewel of the valley, we have the government center here and we look downtrodden, how do we attract better businesses and polish our jewel for all to want to come here to Van Nuys?

Question #14
How do you propose to finance the Mayor Garcetti’s plans for the Los Angeles River, Great Streets, and Sustainability?

Question #15
Do you support the El Super Boycott? Do you support all three facets?
a. $15 wage minimum
b. wage theft consequences
c. 5 days paid vacation

Question #16
Mayor Garcetti pledged to phase out the $470 million gross receipts business tax? How would you replace the lost revenue?

Question #17
What is your position on the bullet train designed corridors? East Corridor? SR 14 alternative? Do you support the underground design?

Question #18
Do you support the “benchmarking” of City services to determine their effectiveness and efficiency? And under what conditions would you support the contracting out of City services?

Question #19
How will you assure your constituents that you and your staff will be more available, and more responsive, with greater resolution to concerns?

Question #20
Do you support transparent labor negotiations where all proposals and offers must be disclosed within 24 hours and that any proposed agreement be reviewed and analyzed by an independent third party prior to being approved by the City Council?

Question #21
Do you support the Los Angeles proposed ban on the use of GMO seeds and plants within the City’s border?

Question #22
Under what conditions would you support a half cent increase in our sales tax to fund the restoration of City services?

Question #23
Do you support mixed-use development? If so, where do you think would be good locations for such projects? From where would funding come?

Question #24
Do you support placing a measure on the ballot where voters would have the opportunity to accept or reject an amendment to reform our charter that would require the City to develop and adhere to a long term financial plan, pass two year balanced budgets based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and, over the next twenty years, fully fund the City’s two pension plans and repair and maintain our streets, sidewalks, and the rest of our infrastructure?

Question #25
What is your position on fracking and clean-energy campaigns (including the FIT Program, solar, wind, etc.)?

Question #26
What is your opinion of changing the LA City Charter for the City Council and LAUSD Board of Education elections?

Question #27
(I have one question for each candidate,… from a Neighborhood Councilmember in CD #6 — question emailed into info@vnnc.org.)
Cindy Montanez: “Why does you think that being a DWP lobbyist makes you a good candidate for City Council member?”
Nury Martinez: “How do we know who is influencing you, Councilwoman Martinez, when direct payments to your husband, vis-à-vis G7 Strategy, are not required to be reported to the public? How do we know that an unscrupulous developer or special interest group isn’t circumventing campaign laws and the City’s Code of Ethics by making direct payments to G7 Strategy in exchange for special treatment by you in your position as councilwoman?”

Question #28
How do you intend to eliminate next year’s projected budget deficit of $165 million and the $425 million cumulative deficit over the next three years?

Question #29
The City Administrative Officer is projecting a budget surplus of $24 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year. It assumes that there will be no raises or cost of living adjustments for City employees and that civilian workers will contribute 10% towards the cost of the City sponsored health plan. Do you support these assumptions?

Question #30
Do you support the unanimous recommendation of the LA 2020 Commission to establish an Office of Transparency and Accountability to oversee the City’s finances?

Question #31
How do you propose to pay for the repair and maintenance of our streets and sidewalks?

Question #32
Do you support the LA 2020 Commission’s proposal to form a Committee on Retirement Security that will report its recommendations on how to “achieve equilibrium on retirement costs by 2020″ within 120 days?

Question #33
Do you support the City’s creation of the new tier of pension benefits for new civilian employees even though the Employee Relations Board questioned its legality?

Question #34
When are you going to LOWER taxes?

Question #35
When are you going to do something about the traffic jams. One suggestion would be to stop encouraging building in already too dense areas.

Question #36
Do something about the police. When we call dispatch we are put on hold TOO long. I respect the police and think they are doing a great job and we need more of them. When are you going to stop putting money into welfare programs (homeless shelters, A/C for seniors on hot days, etc.) and use it to hire more police.

Question #37
In 2012, when Nury Martinez was on the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, she and the other board members voted to eliminate the school district’s adult education program. Due to protests by students, teachers, and other community members, including a unanimous vote in opposition by the city council, the board decided to keep one-third of the adult schools open, but two-thirds were closed. Van Nuys Community Adult School, in the council district, remained open, but only as a small branch campus. Numerous teachers were laid off, programs were eliminated (including Citizenship), and classes were closed. Now there are long waiting lists for students, and a once-vibrant part of the community is now an empty shell. What do the candidates think about the role of adult education in the Van Nuys community?

Question #38
I am a long time resident of Van Nuys, own a home and founded a 501 c 3 nonprofit that has been operating out of Van Nuys since 2009. We have a pilot program – Autism Works Now! that we will be a start-up small business. This program will act as a temporary employment agency for individuals with autism and related disabilities and will work with employers in Van Nuys and the surrounding areas to provide employees for businesses on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. What kind of support in the way of office space and business outreach can we expect from you and the Van Nuys council office in our first year phase of assisting individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment and be a part of their communities? Thank you.

Question #39
If elected or reelected to the Los Angeles City Council what measures will you take to inform the residents of city services that provide for the removal of bulky items? On that same topic in the case of the available city services, what will you do to insure that these items dumped on our city parkways are picked up in a timely manner? In addition what can be done to encourage property owners to maintain their property so that it is their responsibility to insure that our streets do not become a dumping ground for unwanted items by their tenants?

Question #40
My question for Nury and Cindy is this. The stakeholders of Lake Balboa want a definitive answer to the proposed development by the Moss Group on the corner of Balboa Blvd. and Victory Blvd. Will they let the rezoning happen. Yes or no. Thank you.

Question #41
Topic for discussion: City Council District #6 — 17100 Victory Blvd development.

Question #42
Please ask the candidates what they can do with the Sun Valley landfill, how to stop global warming, and alcohol drinking in public at our community gardens.

Question #43
What can be done about the sex trafficking and prostitution along Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys? Why does Van Nuys have so many mental care facilities, our community is the most saturated in all of Los Angeles? What can be done about the murder rate and gang problem in the mid valley, Van Nuys was the murder capital of Los Angeles in 2014. Do you support required after school programs and sports, would this alleviate the boredom of our at risk youth?

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