Monday, February 7, 2011
1. Call to Order
Chair Arroyo called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm.
Present: Chair Arroyo
Vice Chair McCarty
Commissioner Hill (arrived at 6:54 pm)
Commissioner Knauf (arrived at 6:43 pm)
Absent: Commissioner Parker
Also present: Stacy Rowe, Staff Liaison
Adriana Torres, Staff Assistant
Approval of minutes of the Monday, January 3, 2011 meeting.
Commissioner Peters moved and Commissioner Weller seconded to accept the minutes of the January 3, 2011 meeting as amended. Motion passed on a 7-0-0 voice vote.
2. Public Input: The Commission will hear from the public on topics of interest to the Commission that are not on this agenda. Each speaker is limited to two (2) minutes.
Member of the public Edward Simmons spoke about pedestrian safety concerns.
3. Announcements and Correspondence
Information was received and filed.
Commissioner Weller moved to move Items 7 A & B after announcements, Commissioner Berg seconded. Motion passed on a 7-0-0 voice vote.
4. Westside Center for Independent Living update
Julie West reported on upcoming events, presentations, advocacy, program and training updates, and eleven new Santa Monica referrals.
5. Report from Staff Liaison Rowe
Information was received and filed.
6. Old Business:
A. Discussion and possible action on comments on FY 2011-12 Housing Administrative Plan- Commissioner Hilton
Commissioner Hilton moved to combine Items 7 A & E, Commissioner Weller seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote.
Chair Arroyo moved to empower the Chair and Vice Chair to compare the final daft of the Housing Administrative Plan with the Commissions suggested changes in their letter to the Housing Authority and make appropriate comments to Council at the March 22 Council meeting, Commissioner Hill seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote.
B. Discussion and possible action on report from the Visitability Subcommittee- Commissioner Hill
C. Discussion and possible action on report from Transportation Subcommittee- Commissioner Weller
Member of the public spoke about transportation issues.
D. Discussion and possible action on report from Universal Design Subcommittee- Commissioner Berg
E. Discussion and possible action on report from Housing Subcommittee – Commissioner Hilton
7. New Business
A. Discussion and possible action on the contracting process for City design work – Miriam Mulder, Architectural Services Manager
B. Presentation, discussion and possible action on schematic design of the Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square (“Civic Center Parks”) – Miriam Mulder, Architectural Services Manager
C. Discussion and possible action on presenting the Commission’s budget recommendations at the February 8, 2011 City Council Meeting – Chair Arroyo
Chair Arroyo moved to authorize any Disabilities Commissioner who is able to show up at the City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 8, 2011 to present the Commission’s budget recommendations letter, Commissioner Hill seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote.
D. Discussion and possible action on accessibility at Glow Santa Monica art installation- Chair Arroyo
Member of the public spoke about transportation issues at Glow.
E. Discussion and possible action on Commission liaison roles- Chair Arroyo and Commissioner Hilton
F. Discussion and possible action on May is Mental Health Month planning – Chair Arroyo
Commissioner Knauf moved to create a subcommittee for the purpose of developing Mental Health Month materials, Chair Arroyo seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote. Commissioner Knauf agreed to chair the subcommittee.
8. Future agenda items
Items were discussed and added to the long range agenda.
Chair Arroyo adjourned the meeting at 8:42 pm.
Christofer Arroyo, Chair Janet Hand, Staff Liaison