NWNA General Meeting Minutes by Amy Levy
September 12, 2005
I. Pete Castro called the meeting to order at 7:10
Neighbors coming from west of Barrington were introduced.
Survey distributed again for new members.
III. Garage Sale Update
Coordinated by the Sanelli's 2751 Barry, call 702-4208.
Advertised in the L.A. Times.
IV. Volunteers needed for the Association
A plea for new Block Captains was put to the members.
Question: How do you find out who your Block Captain is? Could that information be on the website?
The newsletter needs a new editor as well as a logo.
Question: What images would capture our neighborhood? Suggestions included planes, freeways or trees.
V. Speaker Ken Marsh, Neighborhood Council Member
Westdale Village Courtyard Apartments are under development with plans
to build condos similar to the unit on National and Butler.
Ken asked for signatures on a petition protesting this
development. He also spoke about trying to have this land set
aside as a Historical, Cultural monument. The green space between
the ranch style apartment is unique and deserving preservation.
The City Council took up this issue, but ended with two votes for and
two against granting Historical Cultural Monument. Thus, the
matter will be taken up again. The petition was circulated for
signatures. A vote will also be on tomorrow's MVCC Meeting Agenda.
Question: What can we do as a community to be made aware of plans for other developments?
VI. Neighbor complaints about dogs off leash.
Many neighbors have reported seeing dogs walked off the leash.
Comments about noisy dogs left in yards during the day. Neighbors
can make a written notice to Animal Control. An informational
article will be placed in the next newsletter.
VII. MVCC Update
Bahaa Mikhail asked for volunteers for our new neighbors joining the
association West of Barrington. He implored neighbors to come to
the meetings of the Community Council. The issues that are
important to us are the topics that will be discussed. He listed
concerns that he has received: grafitti and street paving. Other
concerns brought up: sidewalk repair, speed bumps, paving alleyways,
On the agenda tomorrow: tree-trimming, Westdale Village Apartments.
A straw poll was taken on: Westdale Apartment (most were favorable for granting Historical status)
VIII. School Update
The association began a sub-committee for school related issues.
The Booster Club at Richland reports that the Richland Garden will open
in November. New playground equipment opens in November. Haunted
House will open October 22. The Wonder of Reading Library will be
unveiled in November. Richland was approved as an Arts Prototype
Question: What does an Art Prototype School entail? How can
the school be informed of changes such as this? Concerns can be
directed to Cecille Benson.
IX. SM Airport Update
Marty Rubin spoke about the difficulties of our representation in Santa
Monica. He urged votes for a candidate in tomorrow's
election. He distributed cards to sign up to be informed.
X. Dues Time
Collecting dues of $10 is ongoing.
XI. New Business
By-laws Committee will be formed to update the association
by-laws. It has been ten years since they were updated.
They are on the website. Susan has copies for review. She
can be reached at 479-0611. More extensive by-laws are in the
XII. Next Meeting October 10
Meeting adjourned 8:30.