ACTIONS, ISSUES and RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions/Motions of the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council in chronological order:
(Note:  Motions related to approval of minutes and financial statements or budget adjustments can be found in the monthly meeting minutes)

  • June 13, 2017:  Motion approved to add the 2017 Council Recess Schedule to the Standing Rules as included in the agenda package. View Schedule here: ADOPTED-HOLIDAY-SCHEDULE-FOR-MEETINGS
  • June 13, 2017:  Resolved, the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council adopts the following standing rule:  The maker of a motion to dismiss an officer or board member shall consult with the office of the City Attorney as to form and content (of the motion).
  • June 13, 2017:  Motion passed to confirm the following standing rule related to filing of Community Impact Statements:
    The President, the Secretary, and one board chair from each of the Outreach and Land Use and Planning committees will be granted password access to the Early Notification System to submit Community Impact Statements (CIS).

AUGUST 11, 2015:

  • HOMELESS AD HOC COMMITTEE MOTION: 
    Agenda Item 4b: Motion requesting support of the Central San Pedro NC board in having the Homelessness Committee move forward with the “Tiny House����Project.”
    The above motion was presented by the Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness. Motion to amend by Karen Ceaser adding additional language as follows: “Be it resolved that the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council (Central SPNC) supports the tiny homes initiative, not with any financial support, but as a policy, and that we continue to look for alternative spaces for these homes to be placed that are not on city streets; and urge the city to assist in the search for alternative locations. Furthermore, that a community forum be held, sponsored by the Central SPNC within the next 30 days, at a location to be announced within the Central SPNC area in order to have a further discussion with the community in regards to dealing with the homeless issue.”  Motion seconded by Sue Castillo and passed with 10 yes votes (Hunter, Galaz, Hall, Gray, Hartwell, Anderson, Sandoval, Scoville, Ceaser, Castillo, Obiama-Sakhu, 0 no votes, 1 abstention (Allen).
    Motion by Karen Ceaser to approve the motion as amended, seconded by Sue Castillo and passed with 10 yes votes (Hunter, Galaz, Hall, Gray, Hartwell, Anderson, Sandoval, Scoville, Ceaser, Castillo, Obiama-Sakhu, 0 no votes, 1 abstention (Allen)

 JULY 14, 2015

  • Motion Re: MOU with Park Advisory Boards:
    Motion by Khixaan Obioma-Sakhu to approve President Allen to write a letter on behalf of the Neighborhood Council to DONE and Mr. Carl Cooper, Superintendent of Recreation and Parks, to request an MOU between Neighborhood Councils and the Department of Recreation and Parks, seconded by Carrie Scoville and passed with 6 yes (Allen, Anderson, Castillo, Ceaser, Hunter, and Scoville), 5 no (Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, and Rouser), 3 abstentions (Galaz, Obioma-Sakhu, and Sandoval)
  • Board review and approval of letter to MTA Board in support of the Silver Line Express (copy to be sent to Councilman Buscaino and Mayor Garcetti). Motion by Khixaan ObiomaSakhu to approve the letter to MTA Board in support of the Silver Line, seconded by Sue Castillo and passed with 12 yes (Anderson, Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Obioma-Sakhu, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen). (A copy of the letter is available in the “Correspondence” section of the Central SPNC website.)
  • Board review and approval of Letter to the City Planning Department requesting adherence to overall community design plan for 6th and Gaffey Proposed Project. Motion by Sue Castillo to approve the letter to City Planning Department requesting adherence to overall community design plan, seconded by Debra Hunter and passed with 12 yes (Anderson, Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Obioma-Sakhu, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen). (A copy of the letter is available in the ���Correspondence” section of the Central SPNC website.)
  • Plan to possibly hold Port Committee meeting jointly with the other San Pedro Neighborhood Council Port Committees. Motion by James Allen to create a Joint Port Advisory Committee which meets jointly with the other San Pedro Neighborhood Council Port Committees, seconded by Alexander Hall and passed with 12 yes (Anderson, Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Obioma-Sakhu, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen)
  • Approval of Community Impact Statement Re: City Council Motion 15-0727 (wording as approved by Ad Hoc committee follows): The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council has reviewed, considered, and is in full support of the motion 15-0727 requesting a preliminary report from the City of Los Angeles Chief Legislative Analyst, the City Administrative Officer, the Housing and Community Investment Department and other agencies as appropriate to be provided to the Ad-Hoc Committee on Homelessness of the L.A. City Council that would outline steps and resources necessary to provide throughout the City of Los Angeles, storage facilities, services such as public restrooms and showers for the unhoused and unsheltered homeless population of Los Angeles, in a manner that offers the homeless community dignity and access to basic necessities while additionally minimizing the impacts of encampments on our neighborhoods. Motion from committee, passed with 12 yes (Anderson, Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Obioma-Sakhu, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen)
  • Motion to approve expenses to Co-Sponsor Rancho San Pedro Movie Night Event with LAPD in an amount not to exceed $300.00 for supplies and materials related to the Screening Night Event. (Supplies include popcorn, bags, and stickers with Central SPNC logos to be attached to bags). Motion from committee, passed with 11 yes (Anderson, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Obioma-Sakhu, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen)
  • Motion from Committee to approve expenditures of outreach items (pins and bags, magnets and banner), in an amount not to exceed $1200.00. Motion from committee, passed with 11 yes (Anderson, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Obioma-Sakhu, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen)
  • Animal Services: Motion to approve a letter to animal control that they replace ventilation panels on compartments on field trucks. Motion by Katherine Gray to approve a letter to animal control, and cc’d to Council member Buscaino, that they replace ventilation panels on compartments on field trucks, seconded by Carrie Schoville. Motion passed with 10 yes (Anderson, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hartwell, Hunter, Sandoval, and Scoville), 0 no, 1 abstention(s) (Allen)

JUNE 9, 2015

  • Board approval of letter to the MTA Board, Councilman Joe Buscaino, and the other City Council members, Mayor Garcetti, County Supervisor Knabe and MTA CEO Phil Washington, plus the 4 MTA board city council members, RE: Opposition to transferring Route 205 from MTA. Wording follows:
    To: MTA Board of Directors; Marc Littman, Deputy Executive Officer – Public Relations for MTA; Mayor Eric Garcetti; & Councilman Joe Buscaino RE: Opposition to transferring Route 205 from MTA
    “On June 9, 2015 at its regular monthly meeting, the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Board passed a motion to send this letter of opposition to the above officials.
    The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council is in opposition of MTA’s proposal to slough off route 205 in the City of Los Angeles between Harbor Gateway Transit Center and San Pedro to Gardena Municipal Transit (Gtrans) in December. Gardena’s City Council is the controlling body for Gardena Transit (GTrans). Almost all the impacted area is in the City of Los Angeles’ 15th Council District. Los Angeles residents of San Pedro have little or no influence with the Gardena City Council on a line through our community. Harsh past history tells us that when MTA casts off a line to a municipal bus operator service hours are cut and frequencies are reduced. San Pedro lost 40% of our service between Weymouth Corners and Redondo Beach via the Peninsula when MTA gave line 225 to PV Transit. San Pedro already has very limited and insufficient public transportation. It is of great concern that transfer of any current transit route to another municipality or agency in which San Pedro representatives have no influence or participation is a grievous disservice to our community and its residents. There will be a public hearing soon at the Carson Community Center. This is urgent to maintain some community control through MTA’s South Bay Council and its Board of a valuable Harbor Area bus route.
    THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OPPOSES TRANSFERRING ROUTE 205 FROM MTA
    Motion by Carrie Scoville to approve amending the letter adding the wording shown above in red print. Motion seconded by Debra Hunter and passed with 9 yes votes (Anderson, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Hall, Hunter, Obioma-Sahhu, Sandoval and Scoville); 0 no votes; 1 abstention (Allen). Motion from committee, as amended, passed with 9 yes votes (Anderson, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Hall, Hunter, Obioma-Sahhu, Sandoval and Scoville); 0 no votes; 1 abstention (Allen).
  • Outreach Committee Motion:  Motion by Donald Galaz to approve allocating $1,975 from outreach designated funds to purchase a table, chairs, dolly and an easy up canopy to be used at events, seconded by Danielle Sandoval and passed with 10 yes votes (Anderson, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Hall, Hunter, Obioma-Sahhu, Rouser, Sandoval and Scoville); 0 no votes; 1 abstention (Allen).
  • Refer June 9, 2015 Minutes to view motions related to Budget Adjustments and motion to support Grand Vision’s Meet the Music Program in the amount of $2750.

MAY 12, 2015

  • Motion approving letter to be sent to Councilman Joe Buscaino and LANI with comments on the Gaffey Street DRAFT Conceptual Plan.  View letter here.  Motion from committee to approve letter passed with 10 yes votes (Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hunter, Hartwell, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 1 abstention(s) (Allen).
  • Motion approving letter to the Owner and developer of the property to be redeveloped at 600 S. Gaffey St. (Jack in the Box).  View letter here.  Motion from committee to approve the above presented letter passed with 10 yes votes (Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hunter, Hartwell, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 1 abstention(s) (Allen).
  • Motion approving  letter to the Office of Don Knabe, with a copy to Councilman Joe Buscaino Re: Purchase of the San Pedro Superior Courthouse, 505 S. Center Street.  View letter here.
    Motion from committee, and passed with 7 yes votes (Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 5 abstention(s) (Allen, Castillo, Hall, Hartwell and Hunter).
  • AltaSea Forum: Per request of Alta Sea consider motion to hold an AltaSea forum at a future date perhaps in conjunction with other Neighborhood Councils.  Motion by Karen Ceaser to approve holding an Alta Sea forum in conjunction with the other five Neighborhood Councils. Motion seconded by Debra Hunter and passed with 10 yes votes (Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hunter, Hartwell, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 1 abstention(s) (Allen).
  • Crossing Guard Request:  Motion by Karen Ceaser to approve a request for support from the City of Los Angeles in getting a crossing guard and/or any other increased safety measures that are possible, for the safety of the children at Barton Hill Elementary School, at the corner of N. Pacific and O’Farrell Street, seconded by Grant Hartwell, and passed with 10 yes votes (Castillo, Ceaser, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hunter, Hartwell, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 1 abstention(s) (Allen).
  • Motion to support Port of Los Angeles High School request for $2,000 for Green Festival $2000. Motion from committee to approve NPG funding in the amount of $2,000 for the Green Festival passed with 10 yes votes (Castillo, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hunter, Hartwell, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 1 abstention(s) (Allen).
  • Motion to support Women in Transition Program (Note: The request was for $5,000 but the committee voted to recommend an amount of $2500 with the understanding that the food purchased has to come from San Pedro.) Motion from committee to approve $2500 passed with 10 yes votes (Castillo, Galaz, Gray, Guerrero, Hall, Hunter, Hartwell, Harutyunyan, Sandoval and Scoville), 0 no votes; 1 abstention(s) (Allen).

 

November 2013 Resolutions/Motions:

1.  Re: December Meeting:  Motion by Carrie Scoville, seconded by Pat Carroll that the council go dark in December and have a social gathering at the Croatian Cultural Center with the other two neighborhood councils.  Motion passed unanimously.

2.  Election Committee:  Motion by Pat Carroll to approve the following nominees for the Election Committee:  Doug Epperhart, Diana Nave, Allen Franz and Bill Roberson.  Motion seconded by Andrew Silber and passed unanimously.

3.  Motion of Support for a 24-Unit Residential Project at 8th & Centre Streets by Metro Investments:On October 10, 2013, the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee reviewed the subject proposal.  Board Members Sue Castillo (chair), Linda Alexander, Frank Anderson, and Pat Carroll were in attendance, as well as seven other community members. This group agreed to support this project, with conditions: 1.     Increased articulation of both the front and back facades, with variation in the depth of the building faces and a “step back” of the top floor away from the south alley;  2. Gateway-quality landscaping at the corner of 8th & Mesa, as this is an entry to Vinegar Hill; 3.     Recommendation that the property owners on this block organize to collaborate with the developer to repave the entire alley in this block. ��This committee hopes to see this project move forward and review more fully developed plans as they are developed. A letter of provisional support subject to review of the developers plan shall be provided to the City Planning Department and the office of Councilman Buscaino.   Approved by the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Board by unanimous vote.”

October 2013 Resolutions/Motions:

No motions other than approval of minutes, budget and bank statements which can be viewed in the October 2013 minutes.

September 2013 Resolutions/Motions:

1.   Clean San Pedro – Letter of support to clean Leland Park hill area and portions of North Gaffey:  Motion by James Allen, seconded by Andrew Silber to approve the letter as presented (view letter here) Motion to amend by Sue Castillo to add to the final paragraph “for the purpose of cleaning Leland Park hills area and portions of North Gaffey.” Motion to amend seconded by Pat Carroll and passed unanimously.  Motion to approve main motion with amendment passed unanimously.

2.  Motion to approve Letter Re: LANI Grant for Leland Park upgrades.  Motion by Andrew Silber, seconded by Pat Carroll to approve the letter as presented (view letter here).  Motion passed unanimously.

August 2013 Resolutions/Motions:

1.  Approval of Strategic Plan 2013/14:  Motion by Carrie Scoville, seconded by Pat Carroll to approve the Strategic Plan as presented. (View Strategic Plan Here).  Motion passed with 11 yes, 0 no.

2.  Approval of Town Hall Meeting Budget.  See August Minutes Item #4, D, iv.

3. ��Leland Park Ad Hoc Committee:  Motion by James Allen, seconded by Sue Castillo, to form an ad hoc committee to deal with the Leland Park Issues and to appoint Frank Anderson as Chair.  Motion passed with 11 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention.

4.  Approval of Outreach Committee Purchases:  Camera – not to exceed $750; Bus benches (4 PSA Sites and 4 benches) – not to exceed $4300; Shopping Bags for Promotional Outreach – not to exceed $900; Paint for Electronic Box Program not to exceed $2,000; Pins for Promotional Outreach – not to exceed $2500; Posters — not to exceed $150; Name tags/badges for Board Members – not to exceed $300.  Motion from Outreach Committee to approve above expenses was passed by the following votes (6 yes, 3 no; 3 abstentions):  Donald Galaz-yes; Frank Anderson-yes; Pat Carroll-yes; Carrie Scoville-yes; Allyson Vought-yes; Leslie Jones-yes; Michael Boke-no; April Jappert-no; Sue Castillo-no; Kali Merideth-abstained; James Allen-abstained; Linda Alexander-abstained.

5.  Approval of Operating Expenses:  July 9, 2013 Crown Plaza Hotel, Monthly Stakeholder Meeting $100 meeting room/ $250 Refreshments; Salient Computers for $17.43 “mini-DV1 to UGA adapter part of Outreach���s equipment package”; Office Depot: Lexmark printing ink cassette and two reams paper for President/2 signatory; The Mailroom: $170.00 annual fee for rental of Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Postal Mailbox; PC Nerds:  Approval of $99.88 to repair Central’s old laptop computer; The Mailroom (Kristina Smith): $399.00 for July 2013 Virtual Office Services; Approval of Sound Engineer Proposal (Andrew Menzes of Marine Arts and Sciences) for monthly board meetings at a cost of $120/mo.  Motion by James Allen to approve all items i through viii as presented above, seconded by Sue Castillo.  Motion passed with 11 yes, 0 no, Linda Alexander abstained.

6.  Approval of Symposium (date to be determined) addressing Homeless Issue.  The purpose of the Symposium is to educate our board to see how we might become active on this issue and help advocate for additional solutions in our community.  Representatives of homeless service provider organizations such as the South Bay Coalition for the Homeless, County Mental Health, Don Knabe’s office, Police Department specialists, Harbor Interfaith, etc., will be invited to attend.  Motion from ad hoc committee to approve the above tentative information on the symposium passed with 9 yes, 0 no, 3 abstentions (Allyson Vought, Kali Merideth & Linda Alexander).

July 2013 Resolutions/Motions:

1.  Motion for Letter of Support:  Re:  Craft Brewing Project.  This project involves a micro brewery at the old 7th Street Liberty Auditorium proposed by San Pedro Brewing Co. to include beer available for sale, and also to operate a tasting room on Sundays. They are seeking support from the Central San Pedro NC in the form of a letter to the LA City Zoning Administrator. The property is currently zoned CM2 and they would have to propose a variance with the City of LA. Motion by Sue Castillo that we provide a letter to the LA City Zoning Administrator in support of this project, seconded by Pat Carroll. (James Allen and Phill Trigas recused themselves from any discussion and vote). The motion carried with 12 yes votes, 0 no, 2 recused.

June 2013 Resolutions/Motions:

1.  Monthly Meeting Location:  Recommendation to Move Monthly Stakeholder Meetings from Port of Los Angeles High School to Crowne Plaza Hotel.  A motion was made by James Allen, seconded by Sue Castillo, that the Board accept the contract with the Crowne Plaza hotel for a one year period for the amount of $350.00 per month beginning July 2013.  Motion passed with 8 yes, 3 no, 1 abstention.  (Note:  After holding a meeting at the Crowne Plaza, a Contract was not negotiated between the City Attorney (representing Central SPNC) and Crowne Plaza and the meetings were returned to the Port of Los Angeles High School.)

2.  Motion for Uncommitted Funds to be Committe to the Congress of Neighborhoods event.  Kali Merideth made the following motion:  The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council approves utilizing the balance of its uncommitted funds from fiscal year 2012-2013 to support the Los Angeles citywide Congress of Neighborhoods 2013.  Motion seconded by Sue Castillo and passed with 9 yes votes, 2 no votes and 1 abstention.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS FROM 2008-2012.  Resolutions 2008-2012.
MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS FROM 2001-2007. CSPNC Motions 2001-2007