Government Affairs Committee

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Government Affairs Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Please check the Calendar for meeting announcements (click "Calendar" on the navigation bar above). Please see the Board Members and Officers page for a list of Board members (click "Board" on the navigation bar above).

Government Affairs Committee Members
Lindsay Imber, Chair
Susan A. Collins
Howard Katchen
Tom Materna
Stacey Segarra-Bohlinger

The Government Affairs Committee studies, researches, and reports on matters of citywide concern. It provides advice to the SONC Board and may also propose motions to be voted on by the Board as well as community impact statements for consideration by the Board. This Committee uses Robert's Rules of Order during meetings. Click here for a summary of common motions used under Roberts.
 
Matters within the jurisdiction of the committee include but are not be limited to: laws, statutes, ordinances, bills, plans, programs, and proposals by the governing bodies of the City of L.A including any departments or agencies thereof. All posted minutes are considered draft/unofficial until a meeting following that to which the minutes pertain, during which minutes from the preceding meeting generally are voted on and approved.

Video Meetings & Presentations:
🎥 October 2022 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
🎥 8/23/22 LA City Planning presentation, Q&A for Draft Wildlife Ordinance

Recent Votes, Government Affairs Committee Transmission to Board

Date Item Collins Segarra-Bohlinger Imber Katchen Materna Result
11/22/22 6a (EmpowerLA Virtual Gov System) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
10/25/22 6ai (City Gov't Reform Ad Hoc Cmte) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
10/25/22 6aii (Ethics Commission / Charter) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
10/25/22 6b (IHRA Antisemitism Definition) YEA PRES YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
8/23/22 6a (Municipal Lobbying Ordinance NV YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
7/26/22 6a (Inclusive Language Ordinance) PRES YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
7/26/22 6b (Draft Wildlife Ordinance) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
7/26/22 6c (Firearm Concealed Carry Uses) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
6/28/22 6a (Metro Digital Advertising Signs) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
5/24/22 6a (Refer Homeless Zoning: PLUM) YEA YEA YEA YEA NV REFER (4-0)
4/26/22 6b (Catalytic Converter Ordinance) YEA PRES YEA NV YEA ADOPT (3-0)
3/22/22 6b (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) YEA YEA YEA NV YEA ADOPT (4-0)
3/22/22 6c (Firearm Legislation Bills) YEA YEA YEA NV YEA ADOPT (4-0)
2/28/22 6b (Prop HHH / Audit) NV YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
12/28/21 7a (Cash Bail / COVID Temp 0 Bail) YEA NAY YEA NAY YEA ADOPT (3-2)
11/23/21 6b (LA Vax / Sworn, LAFD Req) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
9/28/21 6a (Against NC Strd Election Rules) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
9/28/21 6b (Update of VNY Master Plan) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
9/28/21 6c (Criminal Short Term Rentals) NAY YEA YEA YEA NAY PSTPN (3-2)
9/28/21 6d (LA City Redistricting Map K) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
8/24/21 5a (Ghost Gun Ordinance) - - YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (3-0)
8/24/21 5b (COVID Vax Up LA Indoors) - - YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (3-0)
7/27/21 5a (Didi Hirsch Psychiatric Service) - - YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (3-0)
Date Item - Harris Imber Katchen Materna Result
6/24/21 5a (VNY Airport / LAWA & FAA) - YEA YEA PRES YEA ADOPT (3-0)
4/27/21 6a (CARE+ Cleanups / Homeless) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
4/27/21 6b (LAWA Letter / PPRRY/FAA) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
4/27/21 6c (LA Dist Atty / Hate Crime Enh) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
4/27/21 6d (AB 1401 Min Parking Req) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
3/23/21 6a (CARE+ Cleanups / Homeless) - YEA YEA NAY YEA PSTPN (3-1)
3/23/21 6b (AAPI Hate Crime Condemn) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
3/23/21 7a (Redistricting Process Outreach) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
2/23/21 6a (Diversity Training/Investigation) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
2/23/21 6b (FAA ES, LADOT Leg Prop) - YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
2/23/21 6c (CARE+ Cleanups / Homeless) - YEA YEA YEA YEA PSTPN (4-0)
2/23/21 7b (Capital Improvement Plan) - YEA YEA YEA YEA TABLE (4-0)
Date Item Durbin Harris Imber Katchen Materna Result
1/26/21 6a (Combating Domestic Terrorism) NV NV YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (3-0)
1/26/21 6b (SB 9 & SB 10 Housing Bills) NV NV YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (3-0)
12/22/20 6a (Outdoor Dining Restrictions) NV YEA YEA YEA YEA TABLE (4-0)
11/24/20 6a (Republic of Artsakh Recog) NV PRES YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (3-0)
10/27/20 6a (LA's Green New Deal) YEA YEA YEA PRES YEA ADOPT (4-0)
10/27/20 6b (Modified Mufflers) YEA YEA YEA PRES YEA ADOPT (4-0)
9/22/20 6a (Municipal Wifi Network) NV YEA YEA YEA YEA CONT (5-0)
9/22/20 6b (APRU Mental Health Calls) NV YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (4-0)
8/25/20 6a (AB 1550 Civil/Protected Class) YEA YEA PRES NAY NAY FAIL (2-2)
8/25/20 6c (SFV Airplane Noise Task Force) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
8/3/20 6a (Face Covering/Mask Req) YEA YEA YEA NV YEA ADOPT (4-0)
7/28/20 6a (SB 1120 Housing Bill) NAY PRES YEA PRES YEA ADOPT (2-1)
7/28/20 6b (Asian, Jewish, Imm Re Hate) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
7/28/20 6c (LAPD Racism Found Donation) YEA YEA YEA YEA PRES ADOPT (4-0)
7/28/20 6d (Statewide Millionaire Tax) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
6/30/20 6a (COVID Masks Required Ord) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)
6/30/20 6b (Elmoo Departure / BUR Airport) YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA ADOPT (5-0)

The Government Affairs Committee was created in June 2020.

Agenda Requests

The Government Affairs Committee conducts its business by reviewing and prioritizing agenda requests for Board action (generally either in the form of a motion or letter) or announcements submitted by stakeholders, governmental entities and other interested individuals and organizations. The Administrative Committee has the discretion to postpone an request, refer it to a specific committee for review and recommendation, treat it as an announcement or consider and resolve it as a non-Board administrative matter.

CLICK HERE to fill out an Agenda Request.



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