TALKING 912 WITH CHARLOTTE LAWS

 

Neighborhood Council Review Commission - 912 Commission


The Los Angeles 912 Commission is formally known as the Neighborhood Council Review Commission. In May 2006, Dr. Charlotte Laws was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve on the Commission as his South Valley Planning area appointee.

The information on this website serves to keep stakeholders up-to-date with 912 Commission news, especially as it relates to the South Valley Planning Area. This website will be especially useful for finding out about Commissioner Laws' monthly town hall meetings.

To locate basic information and agendas for Commission meetings, please go to the Commission's website at www.ncrcla.org or the City of Los Angeles website.  Comments can be sent to the full commission via the website. 

Commission meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month at the Metropolitan Water District Headquarters building located at 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Normally, when the Commission has a Tuesday meeting, the meeting is televised on Channel 35 the next day (Wednesday) at 4 pm and then again on Saturday.  When the Commission has a Thursday meeting, the tape is shown on Friday at 4 pm, and then again on Saturday. 

Special "public hearing" meetings will be scheduled at locations around the city in order to give all community members an opportunity to participate without traveling downtown. The tentative schedule is as follows:

October 17, 2006 - South LA area
November 21, 2006, 6:30 pm - 9:30
pm at San Fernando High School Auditorium, 11133 O'Melveny Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340.
January 9, 2007 - (Harbor area) at the Narbonne High School Auditorium, 24300 South Western Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710.
January 11, 2007, 6:30 - 9:30 pm - ( West LA area) at the Mark Twain Middle School Auditorium, 2224 Walgrove Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
January 25, 2007 - East LA area
February 6, 2007, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - (South Valley area) at Erwin Street Elementary School, 13400 Erwin Street, Valley Glen, CA 91401.
February 15, 2007 - Central area, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Central area) at Le Conte Middle School, 1316 N. Bronson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The public hearing meetings are televised on Channel 35 at 4:00 pm on the day following the meeting. 
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June 26, 2007 - Central area
June 30, 2007 - South Valley area
July 5, 2007 - Harbor area
July 20, 2007 - East LA area
July 12, 2007 - West LA area
July 17, 2006 - North Valley area
July 21, 2007 - South LA area
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August 2006:

General 912 Commission Meetings: August 3 & August 15, 2006 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws  - This is Laws' first town hall meeting. It will be informal and take place on September 1, 2006, 6:30 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401.  The agenda for this meeting will include: definition of a stakeholder, categories for NC candidates and outreach. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. Although Laws' monthly meetings will be held in the South Valley Planning area, all Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 

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September 2006:

General 912 Commission Meetings: September 7 & September 19, 2006 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Commissioner Laws' suggestions for the direction and structure of the 912 Commission. This information was presented at the September 7, 2006 Commission meeting. 

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws -  This town hall-style meeting will be informal and take place on September 25, 2006, 7:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. Agenda items include: a) should NCs take a stand on city or state issues, b) status of NCs in the community, c) political leapfroggers. Other topics will also be discussed. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 

Budget Committee Meeting - Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 9:00 am at City Hall, Room 223. Charlotte Laws is a member of the 912 Budget Committee. Budget Committee Agenda can be found at the City of Los Angeles website.

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October 2006:

General 912 Commission Meetings: October 5 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

General 912 Commission Meeting and Public Hearing: October 17, 2006 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Epic Center, 3980 South Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Off Martin Luther King Blvd. between Vermont and Figueroa). This meeting will solely be devoted to public comment. The meeting will air on Channel 35 on 10/18/06 at 4:00 pm.

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This town hall-style meeting will be informal and take place on October, 30, 2006, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the West Valley Police Station, Community Room, 19020 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. Click here for the Agenda Flyer for this meeting.

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November 2006:

General 912 Commission Meetings: November 2, 2006, 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. And November 21, 2006, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at San Fernando High School Auditorium, 11133 O'Melveny Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340. The November 21st meeting will only be public comment.

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This town hall-style meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2006, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. The agenda will be posted later. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 

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December 2006:

There will not be a Talking 912 Meeting in December due to the holidays. 

General 912 Commission Meetings: December 7, 2006, 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. And December 19, 2006, 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Commissioner Laws' ideas regarding "vision and values for the Neighborhood Council system. This information was presented at the December 7th meeting.

Commissioner Laws' ideas regarding the presentation by USC Researchers on December 16, 2006 called the "Civic Engagement Initiative." Presented at the 912 Commission Meeting on December 19, 2006.

Commissioner Laws' ideas regarding the DONE report (in response to the City Controller's Audit of DONE).

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January 2007:

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This town hall-style meeting is scheduled for Monday, January, 29, 2007, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. The agenda will be posted later. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 

General 912 Commission Meetings: January 4 & January 16, 2007 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Ideas for Commission Decisions on procedural reforms for structural influence of NCs. Ideas that came from the Commission's brainstorming session on Jan. 16, 2007.

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February 2007:

General 912 Commission Meetings: February 1 & February 20, 2007 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. There is a Budget Committee meeting at 5:30 pm on Feb. 1, 2007.

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This town hall-style meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2007, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. The agenda will be posted later. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 

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March 2007:

General 912 Commission Meetings: March 1 & March 20, 2007 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

The 912 Commission has voted that issues will first be heard by NCs before moving to a regional authority (what I have been calling a Dispute Resolution Commission). These are comments I have sent to the 912 Commission Ad Hoc Grievance Committee. 

Spring Break: There will not be a Talking 912 Meeting this month. 

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April 2007:

General 912 Commission Meetings: April 5 & April 17, 2007 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This town hall-style meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,  April 25, 2007, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. The agenda will be posted later. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 

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May 2007:

General 912 Commission Meetings: May 3, May 15, 2007 & May 24, 2007 at 6:30 pm, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters Building, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. My comments regarding staff report Agenda item #1 for the meeting on May 24. 

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This town hall-style meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,  May 30, 2007, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. The agenda will be posted later. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 


June 2007:

My ideas regarding NC bylaws for June 7, 2007 general meeting.

* Talking 912 with Charlotte Laws - This is the final town hall-style meeting! It is scheduled for Wednesday,  June 27, 2007, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Room 1-B, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. The agenda will be posted later. Further questions can be directed to Laws' office at (818) 346-5280. All Angelenos are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Talking 912 hopes to provide stakeholders with additional time (beyond public comment time at commission meetings) to brainstorm, present suggestions and debate 912 issues. 


July 2007:

* Community workshops in every planning area...


Any 912-related suggestions can be emailed directly to Laws at drlaws@roadrunner.com  Every email will be read!