Monday, April 4, 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 6:36 pm)
Commissioner Knauf (arrived at 6:51 pm)
Commissioner Peters (arrived at 6:35 pm)
Absent: Commissioner Weller
Also present: Stacy Rowe, Staff Liaison
Adriana Torres, Staff Assistant
Approval of minutes of the Monday, March 7, 2011 meeting.
Commissioner Parker moved and Chair Arroyo seconded to accept the minutes of the March 7, 2011 meeting. Motion passed on a 5-0-1 voice vote. Commissioner Hill and Commissioner Peters not present.
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.
No public comment.
3. Announcements and Correspondence
Information was received and filed.
4. Westside Center for Independent Living update
5. Report from Staff Liaison Rowe
Information was received and filed.
Vice Chair McCarty moved to move items 8 – A and B to after item 5, Commissioner Peters seconded. Motion passed unanimously on a 8-0-0 voice vote.
6. Commission Liaison reports
7. 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 & H, Commissioner Knauf seconded. Motion passed on a 7-0-0 voice vote.
B. Discussion and possible action on the contracting process for City design work – Chair Arroyo
Commissioner Knauf moved to create an ad hoc committee to revise draft language relating to accessibility for including in the City’s contracting processes design work, Commissioner Knauf seconded. Motion passed on a 7-0-0 voice vote. Commissioner Knauf agreed to chair the ad hoc committee.
C. Discussion and possible action on schematic design of the Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square (“Civic Center Parks”) – Chair Arroyo
Members of the public spoke about the design of Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square.
Chair Arroyo moved to create an ad hoc committee for the purpose of developing a letter to City Council, City staff and the design team with the Commission’s recommendations on the schematic design of the Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square, Commissioner Hilton seconded. Motion passed on a 7-0-0 voice vote.
D. Discussion and possible action on May is Mental Health Month planning – Commissioner Knauf
E. Discussion and possible action on report from the Visitability Subcommittee- Commissioner Hill
F. Discussion and possible action on report from Transportation Subcommittee- Commissioner Weller
Member of the public spoke about transportation issues.
G. Discussion and possible action on report from Universal Design Subcommittee- Commissioner Berg
H. Discussion and possible action on report from Housing Subcommittee – Commissioner Hilton
8. New Business
A. Discussion and possible action on reviewing proposals for the City’s Community Development Program - Staff Liaison Rowe
B. Discussion and possible action on Commission vacancy – Staff Liaison Rowe
Chair Arroyo moved to spend $238 per week to advertise the Commission vacancy in the Santa Monica Mirror for two weeks, Commissioner Boersma seconded. Motion passed on a 7-0-0 roll call vote.
C. Discussion and possible action on Commission participation in the Santa Monica Festival – Staff Liaison Rowe
D. Discussion and possible action related to the Boards and Commissions Dinner video – Chair Arroyo
9. Future agenda items
Items were discussed and added to the long range agenda.
Chair Arroyo adjourned the meeting at 9:01 pm.
Christofer Arroyo, Chair Janet Hand, Staff Liaison