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Lindsay Imber, Chair
Susan A. Collins
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 unofficial until a meeting following that to which the minutes pertain, during which minutes from the preceding meeting generally are voted on and approved.
Recent Votes, Government Affairs Committee Transmission to Board
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
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