A Letter from the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition
Our Neighborhood Council System is Under Attack
We deserve a fair hearing before the City Council takes our current rollover funds and restricts our ability to carry out our Charter mandated functions.
We need to have these agenda items referred to the E&N Committee where we can have a fair and open hearing and where NC members can have more than one minute to say why we should not lose our past rollover funds and future funding.
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010
Items for Which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held – Items 11-18
(10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO. (11) – Motion Required
09-0600-S159 COMMUNICATION FROM CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER relative to a Three Year Plan to Fiscal Sustainability.
Recommendations for Council action,
SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
18. ELIMINATE the Neighborhood Council “rollover” policy and TRANSFER all suspended “rollover” funds totaling $1.61 million to the Reserve Fund.
19. ELIMINATE the Neighborhood Council bank card system and convert to a demand warrant system.
20. INSTRUCT and REQUEST as appropriate, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), City Attorney and CAO to evaluate and redefine allowable expenditure categories for Neighborhood Council funds.
21. INSTRUCT the General Manager, DONE to issue a memo to the Neighborhood Councils regarding a proposed 50 percent reduction to the annual allocation amount for 2010-11.
We need you to be at the City Council meeting next Tuesday. Fill out a speaker card for agenda item number 11. Even if you don’t intend to speak, fill out a card so they know we’re there.
The LANCC meets Saturday, 10:00 AM at 6501 Fountain Ave in Hollywood (a few blocks west of Vine St.)