PICFAIR VILLAGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
General Membership Meeting
May 9, 2015
10:10 CD-10 Report – Elizabeth Carlin, Deputy, Office of Council President, Herb J. Wesson Jr., Council District Ten
10:30 Representative from DWP
11:00 Representative from Western Parking Enforcement Area (Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
11:30 Reports: Tree Committee – TBA
11:40 Treasurer’s Report
11:50 Upcoming events – Claudia Bayard, President
11:55 Announcements – next meeting will be in July 11, 2015 – new meeting schedule. Every other month (See website).
Meeting Location: 10 AM
SGI-USA Los Angeles Friendship Center • 5899 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Came to order April 11, 2015
Called to order 10:15 am
Attendees: Claudia Bayard, Callie Bloom, Marilyn Sommer, Patricia Rucker, Daisy Smith, Amelia Buhrman, Joe Carrabba, Tia Hughes, Rosalyn Valentine, David Washington, Art Terry, Anthony Respondek, Andrew Sowards, Sylvester Robertson, Monique Carrabba, Barbara Williams, Tad Teferi, Courtney Ferguson, Barry Stinson, Carolyn Houston (spelling), Ione Jackson
10:16 am Introductions
Outreach Committee for City Council: Outreach program supporting body cameras for LAPD which will be soon at Paper or Plastik. Will keep stakeholders informed.
18th Street Farmer’s Market: They have been evicted. If you are interested in the Farmer’s Market they are going to have a meeting at the PICO NC Regional office on April 20th.
Raise the Wage: Chamber of Commerce may have a meeting about this soon. It will be on ballot on 2017.
Ordinance for 45 Moratorium on Mansionization in Effect. PICONC has sent in an impact statement. We will post this on our website and Facebook page. If you have a position on this please submit a letter.
The Impact Statement from PICONC and also information about the Police Cameras will be sent to stakeholders to take a survey to see if it’s supported or not by the stakeholders.
Adam Green, SLO: We are no longer permitted to have him because it would be overtime. It was requested by a stakeholder to have the Captain. He could also come to explain the cameras.
Picfair Village Community Association Meeting Minutes
Came to order March 14, 2015 at 10:15am
Attendees: Claudia Bayard, Callie Bloom, Marilyn, Amelia Buhrman, Joe Carrabba, Tia Hughes, Rosalyn Valentine, David Washington, Arthur Terry, Anthony Respondek, Marilyn Sommer, Andrew Sowards, Sylvester Robertson, Monique Carrabba
Treasurer Report: Balance Discussed and donations collected.
Election of Officers:
Elected. 8 (nominees did not vote) yes and 0 no.
Claudia Bayard: President 8-0
Sylvester Robertson: Vice President 8-0
Monique Carrabba: Secretary 8-0
Anthony Respondek: Assistant Secretary
Marilyn Sommer: Treasurer
10:35 Marijuana Dispensaries:
The one near Olson’s Deli may have been burglarized.
Only 3 of the 14 dispensaries on Pico are legal/authorized.
Albertson’s bought a portion of Vons stock.
They are not going to tear Von’s down they are going to remodel Vons.
The District Manager said he would come out and speak to stakeholders.
10:42 Dog Breeder on 1700 Block of Stanley. The resident owns 14 dogs.
They have been cited for the number of dogs and other issues.
10:44 Seminar for Seniors:
We have a lot of seniors in our neighborhood. We need to be aware of them.
Make sure they are cutting their grass. Keep an eye out if anything looks odd.
10:52am Ideas for Future Meetings
Callie is in charge of Block Captains.
If you have an event Monique Carrabba can put on Picfair Village Website.
If you have any ideas or suggestions we can move forward and take them to the next level and have more events.
DWP is going to cut down trees to repair sidewalk. But after much of a fight by residents Amelia Burhman, and Andrew Sowards. It was discussed to have a tree committee.
Tree Committee: Callie Bloom, Andre Sowards, Amelia Buhrman Monique Carrabba
Senior Outreach Committee: Tia Hughes, Claudia Bayard, David Washington
The committees should be and strategize in person or by email and get everything together and report back at next meeting.
Meeting times and locations. Think about how we meet, where and when.
Noticed a lot of graffiti in the neighborhood. Reported to 311.
Meeting adjourned 11:06am.
March 14 from 12-2 pm Pet Parade starts at Hound Dog + Cat
5450 W. Pico Blvd.