Saturday, October 5, 2019
featuring new DONE General Manager Raquel Beltrán on the next stop of her “Listening Tour”
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.
Meeting Agenda 10/5/19
- Raquel Beltran, new General Manager of DONE. She in on her Listening Tour and will be reporting back to the City Council Committee (HENPAR) afterwards. Come welcome her and give your input.
- Dominique Hargreaves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Budget and Innovation and Irene Burga, Air Quality Adviser, Sustainability Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to present the Mayor’s Green New Deal.
- The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is strongly opposed to CF 19-0724 and its proposal to afford any effort to amend State law to grant authority to seek voter approval of a tax on personal income above $1,000,000 per year as a means to fund additional homeless construction. Once a local, personal income tax is approved, ALL personal income levels would eventually be taxed. We are currently in this crisis due to the policies of the Los Angeles City Council and their inactions when they were warned by the Neighborhood Councils on January 3, 2015 that a crisis was on the horizon when the Los Angeles County homeless population was at 39,000 which is now at 59,836 and counting. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) does support the reduction of costs of building fees and other options through technology to reduce the costs of building construction. We further find that CF 19-0724 is misleading when it states that building cost reductions can be achieved through 3D printing. According to a Business Insider article, the cost to print the house was $4000 and not $4000 to build the house as stated in the Council File. Additionally, according to authorities in the building trades, these unreinforced concrete dwellings would not meet the stringent California earthquake codes as currently designed and LANCC (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) does support research on how to make them compliant to our earthquake standards. Lastly, current Assembly and Senate Bills only address building additional housing and not specifically homeless and affordable housing. Without language in these current Bills to address construction of affordable housing, developers will continue to build market rate housing.
- NCD- Mike Fong
- Budget Advocates
- Congress of Neighborhoods-Debrief
- Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer
- Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates
NOTE: Next month’s LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on
Saturday, November 2, 2019
at the usual DWP location and times.