Community Impact Statements

A Community Impact Statement is an official statement or position adopted by a Neighborhood Council on issues pending before the City’s decision makers. The Community Impact Statement process was created specifically for Neighborhood Councils so they can publicly express their support, opposition, or suggestions about any matter pending before the Los Angeles City Council, its committees, or City commissions. A Community Impact Statement (CIS) is an official statement used to express the position of a Neighborhood Council (NC) as a whole, and is not to be used to express personal opinions.

Submitting a CIS expresses a serious and committed position on an issue by a Neighborhood Council, and demonstrates community interest and support of the issue. This process allows stakeholders to communicate collectively as a Neighborhood Council and as a community, but it does not preclude stakeholders and board members from also expressing their opinions as individuals. Letters submitted to the City Clerk identifying an opinion on a specific Council File will also be included in the file, and can help strengthen a position.

2021

November 2021

Council File Number: 21-1039

Summary: Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 21-1039 which seeks to establish a coordinated interdepartmental process to create a sustainable year to year municipal solar and storage program, including staffing and maintenance needs.

Council File Number: 20-0668-S7

Summary: Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) is opposed to the Ad Hoc Committee’s proposed map approved on November 5, 2021, unless it is amended to abide by the following critical points for Sherman Oaks: (1) the whole of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council should be in a single City Council District that is in the San Fernando Valley; (2) five City Council Districts should be wholly within the San Fernando Valley; (3) the 6th City Council District, which would be partially in the San Fernando Valley, should represent a San Fernando Valley population that is approximately two-thirds of the City Council District's total population; and (4) all Neighborhood Councils should be kept whole within the City Council District in which they are placed, to the extent possible.

October 2021

Board of Airport Commissioners

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) urges a timely update of the VNY Masterplan -- see the following motion passed by the SONC at its October 11, 2021 Board Meeting. Van Nuys Airport Master Plan. Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) urges Van Nuys Airport (VNY), Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), and The Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council (VNY CAC) to complete a timely update of the VNY Masterplan and address the incompatible growth in large commercial jets, services, and air taxi operations at VNY contrary to the spirit of the 2006 Master Plan calling for the airport to be a good neighbor relative to pollution and noise disturbance to all of the valley.

Council File Number: 21-0407

Summary: CF 21-0407. Neighborhood Council / Standardize Election Rules / Stakeholder Participation. Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) stands in opposition to CF 21-0407, and, moreover, future attempts to deprive the NC of an opportunity to self-govern. The existing Plan for a Citywide System of Neighborhood Councils documentation seeks to encourage an independent approach and SONC hereby finds the proposed attempt elucidated in CF 21-0407 to unilaterally change the various NC’s election rules runs contrary to the City’s Plan.

Council File Number: 20-0668

Summary: CF 20-0668 Redistricting Process / 2020 Decennial United States Census Data Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports the Redistricting Commission’s study and approval of its Draft Map K-series, such as Draft Map K2 or similar future iterations.

Directed To: City Planning Commission

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) is against the anticipated implementation of SB 9 and SB 10 unless certain limitations as allowed by SB 9 and SB 10 are codified by the City of Los Angeles. Please see the following SONC motion, passed at the SONC October 11, 2021 Board meeting, detailing the items SONC wishes to be included as the City of Los Angeles implements SB 9 and SB 10. SB 9 and SB 10 – Local Jurisdiction Control of Land Use Motion: Three sections of recently enacted SB 9 and one section in recently enacted SB 10 grant local jurisdictions some discretion in limiting how these bills control land use. SONC encourages the City of Los Angeles to codify these allowable limitations to help lessen the negative impact these bills may have in single family neighborhoods. 1. SB 9 does not mandate affordable units in single family neighborhoods but leaves it up to local jurisdictions. The City of Los Angeles should mandate at least one of the four units allowed be made an affordable unit. 2. SB 9 allows lot splitting but: “a local agency shall not be required to permit more than two units on a parcel created through the exercise of the authority contained within this section.” Therefore, the City of Los Angeles should exercise that right to limit only two housing units per newly formed parcel. 3. SB 9 allows a local agency to impose objective zoning standards that do not preclude the ability to build two 800 square foot units. Therefore, the City of Los Angeles should enforce existing Los Angeles City zoning conditions including height, floor area ratio (FAR), setbacks, etc. unless the site cannot accommodate two 800 square foot units. 4. SB 10 allows 10 units on a parcel in a single-family neighborhood. We suggest the City of Los Angeles City Council take a formal position that SB 10 is not an acceptable zoning option for Los Angeles and that the City of Los Angeles will not “opt-in” to that provision of SB 10.

September 2021

Council File Number: 21-0680

Summary: CF 21-0680 Zero-Emission First Procurement Policy / L.A. Green New Deal Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 21-0680 to (1) develop proposed rules to meet the intent of the Zero-Emission First procurement policy and its compliance; (2) ensure that EV Charging infrastructure is installed in anticipation of future 100% zero-emission municipal fleet; and (3) the transition of LAPD and LAFD fleets to zero-emission vehicles.

Council File Number: 21-0899

Summary: Non-Serialized Unfinished Frames, Receivers, and Firearms / Ghost Guns / Prohibited Possession, Purchase, Sale, Receipt, and Transportation / Ordinance Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports Los Angeles City Council File 21-0899 seeking an ordinance to prohibit the possession, purchase, sale, receipt, and transportation of non-serialized, unfinished frames, and unfinished receivers and non-serialized firearms within the City of Los Angeles.

Council File Number: 21-0878

Summary: CF 21-0878 COVID-19 Vax Up LA Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC), conscious of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health needs, supports Los Angeles City Council File 21-0878 and the Council’s efforts to require vaccination of eligible individuals participating in or attending specific indoor events deemed as high risk for COVID-19 viral transmission.

Council File Number: 21-0683

Summary: CF 21-0683 City-Owned Buildings / Net-Zero Energy / Retrofit / Carbon Emissions Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 21-0683 to develop a full cost-estimate, timeline, and plan to retrofit prioritized municipally-owned buildings to achieve net-zero energy

August 2021

Council File Number: 20-1506-S1

Summary: Motion: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports the City of Los Angeles’ proposed amendment to increase expenditures toward the existing Call Direction to Ensure Suicide Safety Pilot Program (CRESS Pilot Program) and 8-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week service operated by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in order to expand this offering to a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week operation, in order to continue allowing Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services to handle identified mental health calls to ensure that individuals in severe emotional distress or suicidal crisis receive the appropriate support in a timely manner and to reduce the need for the Los Angeles Police Department to respond to these types of calls. By expanding hours of operation from 8/7 to 24/7, this will enable this group to provide service at all hours of the day and night. This motion for a CIS in support of CF 20-1506-S1 is in accordance with SONC’s previous stance in Council File 20-0769-S1, adopted by SONC at its meeting on October 19, 2020, in which SONC voted to support the Fire Department (LAFD)’s expansion of the Advance Provider Response Units (APRU) program to respond to non-violent non-criminal calls that would previously be responded to by the police department (LAPD).

July 2021

Council File Number: 19-0492

Summary: SONC supports LAWA and FAA’s collaborative relationship in their working group’s efforts to bring relief to the Sherman Oaks community and other affected communities and encourages LAWA to continue engaging with FAA in advocating for solutions that provide equitable and fair benefits for the entirety of Sherman Oaks.

June 2021

Council File Number: 16-0243-S1

Summary: The SONC board is in support of the council motion #16-0423-S1 directing the LADWP to reach 100% renewable energy for the grid by 2030, as recommended in the study LADWP 100% Renewable Study release in Feb of 2021.

Council File Number: 18-0131

Summary: The SONC board is in support of the council motion directing the Department of Recreation and Parks to report on a strategy and timeline for a pilot program to evaluate the use of zero-emission maintenance equipment at parks and golf courses. SONC recommends that American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA), be the organization that helps the City of Los Angeles with their zero emissions maintenance equipment pilot project, in order to avoid common problems that may arise in transitioning untrained staff. AGZA is the certification organization that helped the City of South Pasadena achieve their groundbreaking zero emission operations for all city properties, and is the most qualified and experienced consultancy to ensure the City’s program success. The SONC supports the City’s pilot program and urges to implement AGZA’s Green Zone certification throughout its parks and golf courses.

Council File Number: 21-0618

Summary: In the interest of public safety, public health, and in an effort to curtail, mitigate, prevent, or impede the quantitative effect of gun violence and mass shootings in Sherman Oaks and the City of Los Angeles, as specifically pertains to semi-automatic rifles and similar high-capacity magazines and/or elevated-throughput capable firearms colloquially referred to in Bonta as "assault weapons," the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports LA City Council File 21-0618 regarding the City Attorney's amicus brief or other document to be filed in support of the California Attorney General's appeal of Miller, et al v. Bonta with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which will seek to reverse the U.S. District Court's decision to strike down California's assault weapons ban.

Council File Number: 21-0352

Summary: Climate change increases the risk of wildfire, heatwaves, drought, and food insecurity, not only in Sherman Oaks, but throughout Los Angeles, California, and beyond. We must reduce the temperature of the planet through elimination of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy. The LADWP/NREL study has found that transition to 100% clean energy by 2035/2045 is doable, practical, and beneficial. By implementing the “no-regrets” options in the LADWP/NREL study, we can rapidly get on track to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035. A shovel-ready plan with plans for rapid deployment of renewable energy will also allow Los Angeles to be ready for federal funding.

Council File Number: 21-0002-S100

Summary: “More than 99% of plastic is created from fossil fuels . . .spurring a boom in new plastic production, contributing significantly to the climate crisis, and causing environmental justice issues at every step of its life cycle . . . the U.S. produces the most plastic waste per capita of any country, and an astounding 91% is never recycled. Of the more than 350 million tons of plastic produced each year globally, 8 million tons wind up as plastic waste in the world’s oceans.” Source: breakfreefromplastic.org The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is in favor of the resolution stated in CF 21-0002- S100 (A joint LA city and State Assembly Motion) which supports Federal Legislation known as the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (S984 and HR2238). The goals of the Break Free From Plastic Act are comprehensive and in alignment with the needs of the City of Los Angeles and its residents.

Council File Number: 17-0447

Summary: According to the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), as of April 2018, there are 5,130 oil and gas wells within the City of Los Angeles, of which 780 are active and 287 are idle and uncapped. This poses health risks to all residents of Los Angeles, no matter what neighborhood. However, we recognize that historically disadvantaged and communities of color are significantly disproportionately affected due to the proximity of oil extraction facilities to those neighborhoods. Additionally, the city does not have adequate insurance or bond requirements to control liability or recover costs for clean up or other damages. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council recognizes that this motion must be passed for the good of the entire city and its residents and stands in solidarity with frontline communities that are disproportionately impacted and have special circumstances that must be addressed.

Council File Number: 21-0002-S106

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 21- 0002-S106 in opposing AB 1401 (Friedman), which would prohibit a city or county from imposing minimum parking requirements on all developments located within one-half mile walking distance of a major transit stop or a high-quality transit corridor.

Council File Number: 19-1493

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) asks Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to request, the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council (VNY CAC) to support, the Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) to fund, perhaps in the vein of CF 19-1493 relative to funding sources for FAA-related outside counsel expenses, and LA City Council to ensure the hiring of a consultant with experience and a track record of success with the FAA in moving and dispersing NextGen flight paths to assist LAWA staff in achieving the stated action from LAWA in IFP gateway request from the fall of 2020 relative to the PPRRY waypoint.

May 2021

Council File Number: 21-0031

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) urges LA City Council, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and other service providers, including potential private-public partnerships, to establish a regular cleanup schedule of encampment sites and to supply trash receptacles such as but not limited to automated litter bins (ALBs) to encampment and other unhoused areas with regular collection in order to gauge the effectiveness of simply providing unhoused persons with the ability to properly dispose of waste.

Council File Number: 21-0264, 21-0002-S61

Summary: Given the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC)’s prior support for and Community Impact Statement (CIS) submitted to CF 20-0002-S81, Asian and Pacific Islander, Jewish, Immigrant and Other Communities / COVID-19 Pandemic / Denounce Anti-Asian Bigotry, AntiSemitism, Hateful Speech, Violent Action, introduced by Councilmember David Ryu and seconded by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield in May 2020, SONC reaffirms its support for CF 21-0002-S61 and CF 21-0264 regarding the condemnation of discrimination, harassment, and hate crimes, and urges LA City Council not to allow CF 21-0002-S61 and CF 21-0264 to sit idle in Committee without a vote for months on end, as it has done with CF 20-0002-S81. Special Attention to the request that the "LA City Council not to allow CF 21-0002-S61 and CF 21-0264 to sit idle in Committee without a vote for months on end, as it has done with CF 20-0002-S81."

Council File Number: 21-0002-S22

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 21-0002-S22 in opposing the District Attorney’s administrative action to cease seeking sentencing enhancements in criminal cases unless amendment to exempt sentencing enhancements for hate crimes from this policy.

March 2021

Council File Number: 21-0051

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File 21-0051 calling for an investigation into city employee involvement in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol, potential disciplinary action, and the drafting of guidelines surrounding hate speech.

Council File Number: 20-0990

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File 20-0990 and the City’s effort to provide diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-bias training to Neighborhood Council members.

Council File Number: 21-0002-S8

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File 21-0002-S8 regarding LADOT proposals for fiscal year 2021-22, including the setting and enforcement of speed limits; parking management and enforcement; and emerging mobility options.

February 2021

Council File Number: 20-0492

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 20-0492 to address climate change trends. Whereas the residents of Sherman Oaks are concerned with the damage to health and effect on climate change caused by burning fossil fuels, and whereas the common practice of investing in fossil fuels contributes greatly to the marketplace dominance of fossil fuels, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council supports Council File 20-0492 and notes the City should not be supporting investments in fossil fuel companies, and residents shouldn’t have to worry about the City’s insurance vendors failing due to investments in a declining industry. Therefore, be it resolved, that the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council SUPPORTS the Blumenfield motion in Council File 20-0492, to create a rating system for insurance providers identifying their risk due to fossil fuel investments

Council File Number: 21-0002-S3

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File 21-0002-S3 and any legislation that defines "domestic terrorism" as a federal crime, accompanied by appropriate penalties and sentences.

Council File Number: 21-0002-S21, S18

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) passed the following motion on February 8, 2021. Given the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council’s (SONC) prior Community Impact Statements in City Council Files 20-0002-S101 and 20-002-S107, submitted on August 12, 2020, SONC hereby supports similar council files CF-21-0002-S18 and CF 21-0002-S21, in opposition to SB 9 (Atkins) and SB 10 (Weiner), for reasons including but not limited to the elimination of community review or public hearing, overriding of local land use control regulations and protocols, and changes to housing procedures without any provisions for affordable housing also known as affordability requirements.

January 2021

Council File Number: 20-0004-S1

Summary: Motion in Support of CF 20-0004-S1 Whereas Los Angeles has recognized the Republic of Artsakh since 2013 in Council File 13-0004-S2, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council supports the Republic of Artsakh’s right of self-determination and supports the Council File 20-004-S1, Republic of Artsakh / Azerbaijan Military Forces / Ceasefire / Commendatory Resolution.

2020

November 2020

Council File Number: 20-1225

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-1225 to develop a healthy soil strategy and take appropriate steps as specified in 20-1225 to support healthy soil and compost projects and programs.

Council File Number: 20-1267

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-1267 to consider methods, including enforcements such as citations pursuant to AB 1824, and look forward to the report on possible ways to more effectively limit the use of modified mufflers, especially in noise-sensitive areas.

October 2020

Council File Number: 20-0769-S1

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 20-0769-S1.The motion supporting CF 20-0769-S1 reads as follows:The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-0769-S1 to consider a plan from the Fire Department (LAFD) to expand the Advanced Provider Response Units (APRU) in order to cover more areas of the City and respond to non-violent non-criminal calls that would previously be responded to by the Police Department (LAPD).

September 2020

Council File Number: 20-1116

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-1116 which would extend the comment period from 45 days to 120 days for the FAA Hollywood Burbank Airport Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Council File Number: 20-1114

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-1114, COVID-19 / West Valley Animal shelter (WVAS) / Long Term Plan, and supports the draft proposal that would maintain the West Velley Animal Shelter as a fully functioning municipal shelter.

August 2020

Council File Number: 20-0002-S101

Summary: The following motion was considered by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council at it's regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 10, 2020. The SONC Board passed a motion supporting CF 20-0002-S101. The motion was as follows: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-0002-S101, which is in opposition to SB 1120, and opposes City Council File CF 20-0002-S107 which is in support of SB 1120.

Council File Number: 20-0930, 0944, 0945

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council considered a motion at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 10, 2020, regarding CF 20-0930. The Board passed the motion in support of CF 20-0930. The motion is a follows: Given the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC)’s previous support of related mask/face covering ordinance CF 20-0429, be it resolved that SONC similarly stands in favor of face covering/mask wearing requirement City Council Files CF 20-0930, CF 20-0944, and CF 20-0945.

Council File Number: 20-0002-S107

Summary: The following motion was considered by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council at it's regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 10, 2020. The SONC Board passed a motion opposing CF 20-0002-S107. The motion was as follows: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-0002-S101, which is in opposition to SB 1120, and opposes City Council File CF 20-0002-S107 which is in support of SB 1120.

Council File Number: 20-0002-S94

Summary: The following motion was considered by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council at it's regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 10, 2020. The SONC Board passed the motion supporting CF 20-0002-S94. The motion was as follows: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-0002-S94 in support of a statewide millionaire tax to ensure safety net programs are not cut due to an unprecedented deficit, and presently proposed as an increase of 2% on taxable personal income for Californians whose take-home salary is over one million dollars per year, and only applicable pursuant to the marginal tax model, on that income which exceeds one million dollars.

Council File Number: 20-0002-S81

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council considered a motion at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 10, 2020, regarding CF 20-0002-S81. The Board passed a motion in support of CF 20-0002-S81. The motion reads as follows: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-0002-S81 and denounces anti-Asian bigotry, Anti-Semitism, hateful speech, and violent actions, and affirms our commitment to the safety and well-being of all community members, including the Asian and Jewish communities, including but not limited to enhanced prosecutions to curb hate acts

Council File Number: 20-0866

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council considered a motion at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 10, 2020, regarding CF 20-0866. The Board passed the motion in opposition to CF 20-0945 and the handling of the motion which prevented review by Neighborhood Councils. The motion is a follows: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) opposes City Council CF 20-0866, thus opposing acceptance of the proposed $350,000 donation from the Los Angeles Police Foundation to the LAPD. SONC further notes that City Council scheduled and approved CF 20-0866 in such short order as to prevent adequate time for Neighborhood Councils to review this item, and expresses its disapproval of such tactics to bypass local review

July 2020

Council File Number: 20-0429

Summary: The following motion was passed by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supporting CF 20-0429. In light of continued increases in the spread of coronavirus and a disproportionately vocal minority of objections to the Mayor’s order concerning mandatory face coverings and/or masks, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, out of an abundance of caution and consideration for public health and safety during the COVID-19 state of emergency, strongly requests the Los Angeles City Council adopt an ordinance that would require, legislatively, the wearing of face coverings and/or masks in specified public situations subject to limited exemption, and specify the method and manner of enforcement of such an ordinance, such as but not limited to fines or citations, sunsetting after the emergency concludes.

Council File Number 20-0608

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) passed the following motion in support of CD 20-0608. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council supports the development, implementation, and operation of an independent auditor/investor’s office (Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency) to provide focused, independent and comprehensive oversight and monitoring of land use, development, and construction processes and approvals in the City of Los Angeles, and applicable amendment of Codes and/or City Charter to accomplish this initiative.

Directed To: City Planning Commission

Summary: Community concerns: 1) inadequate automobile parking (18) for number of residential units (33) 2) excess automobile parking required by commercial space and residential unit users will fill local streets 3) bicycle parking spaces (40) are excessive and should be reduced. Space freed up by fewer bicycle parking spaces should be use for automobile parking 4) height of building is excessive for the area

Council File Number: 20-0078

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) passed the following motion in support for CF 20-0078 with the hope that noise generated by airport operations at the Burbank Airport, departures and arrivals, would be "shared" by all neighborhoods in the Valley. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council File CF 20-0078 requesting FAA to add an RNAV departure procedure for eastbound departures from Burbank Airport, with the aim of alleviating noise in the Southern San Fernando Valley west of Burbank Airport, and dispersing flight paths, and SONC shall in turn issue a CIS in support of CF 20-0078, with letters addressed to Council District Two, Council District Four, Council District Five, and the Van Nuys Citizen's Advisory Council (VNY CAC), indicating SONC's position, with carbon copy to interested parties Burbank Airport (BUR) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

June 2020

Council File Number: 20-0838

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) passed the following motion in support of Councilmember Ryu's motion (CF-0838). Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council supports Councilman Ryu's motion (CF 20-0838) the "Permanent Slow Streets Program" be adopted by the City Council. We authorize a CIS to be written, and to send it to Councilman Ryu's office.

Council File Number: 20-0690

Summary: Black Lives Matter. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports CF 20-0690.SONC urges the City Council to adopt its Resolution and specifically the language pertaining to “murder,” “anguish, anger and introspection on issues of race and policing,” and an unconditional condemnation of “the murder in the strongest possible terms.” SONC implores the City Council to adopt the language, “Black Lives Matter.” A copy of the motion as passed by SONC is attached.

Council File Number: 18-1190

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports City Council file 18-1190 and encourages the Council to (1) ban single-use plastics and (2) revise blue bin rules to only include plastics that can be recycled locally or regionally. A copy of the motion as passed is attached.

Council File Number: 20-0686

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) passed the following motion in support of CF 20-0868. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) supports the City Council’s motion that the Chief of Police report with an after-action report of the events leading up to and the Police Department’s actions during the period of civil unrest that began on May 29, 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd. Be it resolved that SONC shall communicate its position through the issuance of a Community Impact Statement (CIS) on CF 20-0686 and through a letter to the Councilmember for District Four, David Ryu.

2019

July 2019

Council File (CF) 15-0499-S1 & 18-0988

Summary: The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council supports the Urban Forestry Division, its goals, and the increase in staffing and resources necessary for the Urban Forestry Division to successfully perform its duties.

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