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 current Commission vacancy and process for making recommendations for terms expiring June 30, 2011 – Staff Liaison Rowe
Applicants for the Commission spoke and answered questions from the Commission.
Commissioner Knauf moved and Commissioner Peters seconded to direct staff to write a letter to City Council to recommend David Geffen to the City Council for appointment to the current Commission vacancy. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote.
Commissioner Parker moved and Vice Chair McCarty seconded to direct staff to write a letter to City Council to recommend Richard Hilton and Glenda Berg to the City Council for reappointment to the Commission for terms expiring June 30, 2011. Motion passed on a 8-0-1 voice vote.
B. Discussion and possible action on comments on FY 2011-12 Housing Administrative Plan- Chair Arroyo
C. Discussion and possible action on report from ad hoc committee drafting accessibility language for City contracting processes – Commissioner Knauf
Commissioner Knauf moved to empower the existing ad hoc committee to finalize the language relating to accessibility for including in the City’s contracting processes design work and send to City staff, Chair Arroyo seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote.
D. Discussion and possible action on report from ad hoc committee drafting comments on the schematic design of the Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square (“Civic Center Parks”) – Chair Arroyo
E. Discussion and possible action on May is Mental Health Month planning – Commissioner Knauf
Commissioner Hilton moved to spend up to $300 on advertising for Mental Health Month, Commissioner Knauf seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 roll call vote.
F. Discussion and possible action on reviewing proposals for the City’s Community Development Program - Staff Liaison Rowe
G. Discussion and possible action related to the Boards and Commissions Dinner video – Chair Arroyo
H. Discussion and possible action on report from Housing ad hoc committee – Commissioner Hilton
8. New Business
A. Presentation, discussion and possible action on accessibility issues at GLOW and other City-sponsored cultural events – Jessica Cusick – Cultural Affairs Manager
Member of the public spoke about the accessibility issues at GLOW.
B. Presentation, discussion and possible action on proposed changes to Big Blue Bus routes – Stephanie Negriff – Director of Transit Services
Member of the public spoke about the proposed changes to the Big Blue Bus routes.
C. Discussion and possible action related to holding a special meeting in May, 2011 – Chair Arroyo
Commissioner Hill moved to cancel the May 2nd regular meeting and hold a special meeting on May 9th, 2011, Commissioner Peters seconded. Motion passed on a 9-0-0 voice vote.
9. Future agenda items
Items were discussed and added to the long range agenda.
Chair Arroyo adjourned the meeting at 8:48 pm.
Christofer Arroyo, Chair Stacy Rowe, Staff Liaison