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ERNC Meets Tuesday, June 3

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly board meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00pm, at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. All Eagle Rockers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The meeting agenda is available at this link. All the documents the ERNC will be using to make their decisions are linked in the agenda; if you click on the links, you’ll see everything we see. Remember to print your own copy to bring with you to the meeting; to save on paper, we’ll have only one public copy available to share.

What’s on the agenda this month? Read on for highlights, among them the issue of why so many businesses on Colorado Blvd close at 9:00pm (or are supposed to, anyway).

On the Agenda…

Some of the more interesting items on Tuesday’s agenda include:

- Appointment of a new Youth director (see box, below).

- Whether the ERNC wants to sponsor a State Senate debate here in Eagle Rock.

- Appointment of a committee to study and help implement a change to the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan, which would alter the operating hours provision, which currently prohibits businesses that operate from 9:00pm – 7:00am.

We’ll dedicate an entire newsletter to the Specific Plan in the future, but for now the big news is that ERNC leadership recently met with our Councilmember Jose Huizar, who pledged to assist the ERNC and other local groups in getting changes made to the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan. After studying the processes via which changes can be made, and the time and expense required for each, it was the consensus that seeking a small but significant change in the plan — the operating hours restrictions — was the best way to go (at least for now).

The operating hours change is something that we can hopefully get done in a matter of months, rather than a matter of years. With the vagaries of L.A. City bureaucracy, nothing is guaranteed. But we’re going to try, and that’s a big deal.

Why is it a big deal? If you’ve been following the ERNC, you know that the “new” ERNC brought up the issue of revising the plan to reflect today’s realities almost two years ago, and we’ve been talking about it ever since. We were told, many times, that it was all but impossible to change the plan, since to open it up meant many thousands of dollars and years of work. We were told, essentially, to give up. However, persistence has finally paid off.

Any process to change the Specific Plan must involve public input and discussion. That’s what the ERNC does best, and on Tuesday night, we will be discussing the format that public meeting(s) about the Specific Plan might take, and other ways to ensure that every voice is heard when comes to an ordinance that, for better or worse, has defined the commercial face and tempo of Colorado Boulevard.

*Also, this Tuesday’s meeting will be the first one for our newly elected board members, and our newly appointed Executive Committee, who are:

President: David Greene
Vice President: John Goldfarb
Treasurer: Ashley Atkinson
Secretary: Sarah Garber
Communications and Govt. Relations: Matt Harrington

1 Board Seat to Be Filled on Tuesday

There is one newly empty seat on the ERNC board: Youth Director. If you would like to apply for this seat, all you have to do is:

1. Check out the description of the Youth Director seat in our bylaws, which are linked on our page at the Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment.

2. Send us a written application for the seat before the meeting on Tuesday. We’ve made it easy for you with an online form you can fill out and send in.

3. Show up at Tuesday’s meeting, and be prepared to answer some questions from the board, (Note that the ERNC is under no obligation to fill a seat if there are no satisfactory applicants.)

If you have any questions at all about applying for an open seat, please send us an email at info@ernc.la

The new stickers are here!


Come to an ERNC meeting, or see us at a community event, and you can take home a little bit of Eagle Rock pride for your car, bike, or Trapper Keeper. Featuring the old-timey Eagle Rock logo that you’ll soon see on trash cans and street banners around town, they’re a limited edition that will sell out fast (especially since they’re free).

ERNC Meets Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 7:00pm

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. All Eagle Rockers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Meeting notices and the agenda are posted 72 hours in advance online here at ERNC.LA, and a hard copy is posted on the front door of Eagle Rock City Hall.

View the meeting agenda at this link. 

Click through the links in the agenda to view/download all the supplementary materials the ERNC will use to make decisions at the meeting; these materials will be added as we get them, so sometimes they may be added up to one hour before the meeting. One paper copy of this agenda packet will be posted for public viewing at the meeting, so if you want your own copy to refer to, please print at home and bring with you.

The public may make general comments at the beginning of each meeting, and speak on individual agenda items as they are discussed, by filling out a Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. See the agenda for details.

If you want to suggest an agenda item for next month’s meeting, please email the Executive Committee of the ERNC at least 2 days before the Executive Committee meeting, where we set the agenda. These meetings are usually on the last Tuesday of each month, but sometimes holidays get in the way. If you’re planning on attending a meeting or submitting an agenda item, please confirm the date in our calendar section.

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Apps document folder.

Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat Tuesday, May 27

The Executive Committee of the ERNC will meet on Tuesday, May 27, from 6:00-7:00pm, to set the agenda for the Tuesday, June 3 full board meeting. This will be followed by our annual Board Member Retreat from 7:00-9:00pm, which is a gathering of board members to discuss their goals for the coming term, and for new members to ask questions of returning board members about how the ERNC and city government works. The public are welcome at both meetings.

The Executive Committee meeting and Board Retreat will be held at Dave’s Chillin’ and Grillin’, 2152 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, 90041. The restaurant will be open for business during both meetings.

Here is a link to the agenda:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ln3YsWaBkqwFJCiAwctGFh3hTHvZ-fCobrPIk8ZGgyc/edit?usp=sharing

Questions? Please send us an email, info@eaglerockcouncil.org.

Finance Committee Meets Tuesday May 20

The ERNC Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 8:00 pm at the Coffee Table restaurant, 1958 Colorado Blvd. We’ll be discussing the 2014-15 ERNC budget, and how we want to allocate the $37,000 funding we are provided by the City of Los Angeles. Our recommendations will be presented to the full ERNC for their consideration and a vote at the June 3, 2014 board meeting.

All Eagle Rockers are welcome to attend!  The meeting agenda can be found at this link.

Land Use and Planning Committee meets Thursday May 15

The next meeting of the Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) of the ERNC is this Thursday evening, May 15, at 7:00pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (note: downstairs meeting room). A link to the agenda is posted below. All interested Eagle Rockers are encouraged to attend!

Read the agenda here.

If you have any questions about agenda items or Land Use in general, please email us at:
info@eaglerockcouncil.org

ERNC Meets on Tuesday, May 6, 7:00-10:00pm

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Board will hold a Special meeting, followed by its Regular monthly meeting, on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. All Eagle Rockers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The Special meeting will feature all the usual ERNC business, like Public Safety reports and spending votes (if any), while the Regular meeting will be taken up by the swearing-in of the new ERNC board elected on April 26, and a 90-minute training of the new members.

The agendas for both meetings will be posted 72 hours in advance online here at WWW.ERNC.LA, at Eagle Rock City Hall, and several other sites around Eagle Rock.

Click to view the meeting agenda.

Click through the links on the agenda to view/download all the supplementary materials the ERNC will use to make decisions at the meeting. One paper copy of this agenda packet will be posted for public viewing at the meeting, so if you want your own copy to refer to, please print at home and bring with you.

The public may make general comments at the beginning of the Regular meeting, and speak on individual agenda items at both meetings as they are discussed. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. See the agenda for details.

If you want to suggest an agenda item for next month’s meeting, please email executive@eaglerockcouncil.org, and your suggestion will be discussed at the Executive Committee meeting, which usually takes place the Tuesday before the regular meeting. Notice of Executive Committee meetings will be made online, as well as at City Hall and other posting sites.

If you’re seeking funding for your local non-profit organization or project, please submit this DONE Funding Application Form. Once it’s submitted and found to be complete, we’ll set your funding request on the agenda for the next board meeting. Please note our deadline schedule; we consider applications as a group, 3 times per year.

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Apps document folder.