Mar Vista NC

Funding Motions

2016
January 2016
160112 Mar Vista Eco Car Expo artwork
The Mar Vista Community Council approves the expenditure of up to $300 for the creation of publicity artwork for a Mar Vista Eco Car Expo to be held at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market on April 10, 2016.
February 2016
160209 Funding Motion: Mar Vista Eco Car Expo publicity
The Mar Vista Community Council approves the allocation of up to $700 for the printing of Eco Car Expo publicity materials including flyers, banners and signage for the A Frames.
160209 Funding Motion: Mar Vista Art Walk
Whereas a goal of Mar Vista's Great Street project is to enhance its reputation as a walkable, attractive destination; and
Whereas art walks attract local foot traffic and increase economic viability of communities; and
Whereas during the inaugural Mar Vista Art Walk, held December 3, 2015 some local businesses reported more than double their normal sales and even their best sales night ever; and
Whereas approximately 1,000 visitors walked along Venice Boulevard and participated in the evening’s program of events; and
Whereas many art walk events transpired outdoors on sidewalks, thus encouraging the majority of visitors to walk the entire length of our Venice Boulevard Great Street due to this organizational emphasis on sidewalk engagement;
The Mar Vista Community Council approves a Neighborhood Purpose Grant of $500 for printing of fliers, posters, maps, programs, handouts for a second Mar Vista ark walk—Steppin' Into the Art of Mar Vista, to be organized and run by non-profit Green Communications Initiative, Inc., and held June 2, 2016, 6- 9p.m. along the Venice Blvd CD- 11 "Great Street" between Inglewood Blvd—
160209 Funding Motion: MVCC Election
MVCC approves the reallocation of funds in the MVCC budget to the Outreach and Elections/Bylaws Committees not to exceed $23,400 as needed for the following expenses for the 2016 MVCC election as mandated by the City of Los Angeles to ensure maximum community outreach to recruit candidates and maximize voter turnout.
·         City is requesting 3 direct mailers. Cost to reach 30,000 plus households is $8,465 plus tax.  We are proposing two mailers at a total cost of $18,600
·         100 yard signs - $600
·         Banners – 6 to be placed at park (2), Farmers Market (at tent), Venice High Learning Garden, Old Fire Station, Walgrove School - $50 each, $300 total
·         Flyers $200
·         4-page newsletter (previously allocated in budget) printing, layout and distribution – est.  $3,500
·         Postcards or bookmarks for handout (quote of $32 for $2,500) - $200
160216 Funding Motion: MVCC Election
Whereas the MVCC is mandated to hold elections for a new Board of Directors in 2016,
And whereas compliance with the mandate that Neighborhood Councils reflect the diverse interests within their area (Charter Sec. 906(a)(3); Plan Art. II Sec.1) and the Standards and Best Practices for following this rule states that “NCs should focus their external communication efforts to reach all of the groups (neighborhoods, ethnicities, race, gender, age, homeowners and renters and Sexual orientation) for elections and participation at Board meetings and special events;
And whereas MVCC wishes to improve upon past outreach efforts to abet a diverse makeup of the Board of Directors and to ensure maximum community outreach to recruit candidates and maximize engaged voter turnout;
And whereas MVCC will make use of all methods of outreach available to them, including and especially, methods that incur no cost at all, such as email blasts, Facebook posts, Nextdoor posts, the weekly booth at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market, and in-person discussions, such as at every MVCC Committee meeting and BOD meeting between now and June 4th;
And whereas doorstep distribution of MVCC newsletters excludes the large number of Stakeholders who reside in Multiple Dwelling Units with restricted access;
And whereas there are still important items that must be funded, such as postcards, lawn signs, banners, newsletters and Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) postage
Be it therefore resolved that MVCC approves the allocation of funds in the MVCC Budget to the Outreach budget for the following expenses for the 2016 election:
·         10,000 postcards to hand out: $750
·         EDDM delivery to select postal routes within Mar Vista (1 mailer): $1500
·         50 yard signs: $600
·         Banners—9 to be placed at park (2), Farmers Market (at tent), Venice High Learning Garden, Old Fire Station, Walgrove School, and Zone 1, 2 and 3 locations to be determined: $450
·         Flyers: $200
·         Day-of election expenses—ballot printing, tent rentals, chairs, volunteer t-shirts, etc.: $1500
·         4-page newsletter (of the $8500 previously allocated in budget, $2,518.57 remains) printing, layout and distribution: $5000
  • Total funding request: $10,000
Motion to approve by Melissa Stoller, 2nd by Ken Alpern.
Friendly amendment by Bill Koontz accepted.
Discussion:
160216 Funding Motion: Webster Middle School NPG
WHEREAS Webster MS is a community school strongly and increasingly appreciated by our local northern Mar Vista residents.
WHEREAS support of its resurging reputation among the community is very important to Mar Vista's reputation as a residence with strong educational opportunities. 
WHEREAS the current highly popular robotics offerings are insufficient to serve more than a single classroom despite great demand for more equipment to teach more, and eager, students.
BE IT RESOLVED that MVCC eagerly grants $2419.70 toward Webster MS's request to partially fund more robotics equipment for a second classroom to reach avid STEAM students.
160216 Funding Motion: Mark Twain Middle School CIG
WHEREAS Mark Twain ES has attracted considerable attention of late concerning its public properties and community aesthetics, and
WHEREAS social injustice in the relative public spending among local primary school campuses is of local public concern, and 
WHEREAS the outdoor play equipment and public spaces at Mark Twain are long in need of enrichment and beautification, it would address the public's focus to
BE IT RESOLVED that MVCC would support Twain's outdoor spaces through a Community Improvement Grant for $1719 matching the cost of Outdoor PE Equipment ($969) with the local West Mar Vista Neighborhood Association that organized local activism in this regard.
160216 Funding Motion: Grand View Elementary School NPG
WHEREAS Grand View Elementary School serves over 500 children a packet of processed food daily. 
WHEREAS despite being a school of high poverty concentration, still appreciable amounts of this biodegradable meal head for a landfill every day.
WHEREAS this school has an active gardening program with instruction on high quality, home-grown foodstuffs and earth sciences that would benefit pedagogically from the component that shows the ecology of waste. 
WHEREAS salvaging the food waste and transforming its nutrients into a form compatible with growth, learning and the school's learning garden will benefit all available parties and constructs.
BE IT RESOLVED that MVCC recommends applying $1300 toward a Neighborhood Purpose Grant that will facilitate closing the knowledge circle on food, food waste, decomposition and regrowth.
160216 Funding Motion: Venice High School NPG
WHEREAS Venice High School (VHS) is Mar Vista's local westside secondary school, enrolling more than 2000 children of whom approximately two-thirds are "socioeconomically disadvantaged", and distributed ethnically with a population that is two-thirds Hispanic and equal measures among one quarter its students that is Caucasian and African-American. 
WHEREAS VHS students and community alumni are integrally connected with a history and culture of both beach and conservation honoring its "Dogtown" and "green" roots.
WHEREAS hundreds of students commute daily in a self-propelled mode that fosters traffic mitigation and clean, green, healthy community values that merit support from the community at large. 
WHEREAS publicly and monetarily supporting the values reflected by our community confers encouragement of beneficial community values that itself attracts families and community-spirited individuals.
BE IT RESOLVED that MVCC will contribute $1949.90 toward funding purchase of securable wheelbase lockers that encourage studious behavior, sustainable commuting and healthful living among our community's young scholars.
160216 Funding Motion: Walgrove Elementary School NPG
WHEREAS Walgrove Elementary School is situated in the increasingly popular westernmost edge of Mar Vista.
WHEREAS private fundraising at Walgrove has become critical in supplementing operating funds lost as a result of district-wide austerity measures. 
WHEREAS Walgrove's popularity has been growing though less steadily recently so that anchoring enrollment is imperative not only for this school but for the integrity of the whole community as well.
WHEREAS community outreach is not only fun and good but crucial toward sustaining the school, its community and what makes the community so attractive. 
BE IT RESOLVED that MVCC will contribute $1250 toward supporting this community interaction which showcases current student's beloved Studio Lab learning and conveys its appeal to neighbors and their prospective students.
160216 Funding Motion: Richland Elementary School NPG
WHEREAS Richland Elementary School has initiated a dual language French instructional program.
WHEREAS materials at the school formerly devoted to conventional English-only instruction are wanting in French resources.
WHEREAS the MVCC has explicitly supported instigation of this popular program, commending it as an important aspect of local living that recommends Mar Vista to young families. 
WHEREAS fundraising potential and discretionary budgeting among the school and its community are scarce.
BE IT RESOLVED that MVCC allocates up to $1K for the purchase of dual language resources to the school as most befits its dual language learners.
160216 Funding Motion: Budget Balancing
Whereas the MVCC budgets need an adjustment,
Therefore be it resolved to move $5000 from acct 300 (CIG) to acct 100 (Operations) and
Therefore be it resolved to move $6000 from acct 400 (NPG) to acct 500 (Elections).
March 2016
160308 Funding Motion: PO BOX
The Mar Vista Community Council approves reimbursing Bill Koontz $132 for renewal of our PO Box.
160308 Funding Motion: Mar Vista Eco Car Expo publicity
The Mar Vista Community Council approves the allocation of up to $700 for the printing of the following Eco Car Expo publicity materials:
·    2’x5’ banner                                             $35.00
·    75 8 ½” x 11” flyers                                 $44.00
·    25 8 ½” x 11” 2-up flyers                         $24.00
·    12 20”x24” (for a-frames) @ 11.75 each $141.00
Sub-total                                          $244.00
Estimated tax                                       23.79
Total                                                  267.79
160308 Funding Motion: Mark Twain CIP to NPG reallocation
The Mar Vista Community Council approves funding the Mark Twain MS Community Improvement Program grant approved at the February 16, 2016, Board of Directors meeting as a Neighborhood Purpose Grant.
April 2016
May 2016
160510 FUNDING MOTION: Budget Reconciliation
MVCC approves the following changes to better reconcile the budget with to-date and pending expenses:
Budget Category Current Budget Adjustment New Budget
Operations $11,000 -$6,000 $5,000
Outreach $15,500 +$4,000 $19,500
NPG $5,000 +$7,900 $12,900
Elections $10,500 -$5,900 $4,600
Total $42,000 $0 $42,000
160510 FUNDING MOTION: MVNA Block Party
MVCC allocates up to $500 for MVNA Block Party to be spent on furniture and outhouses.
160510 FUNDING MOTION: Mar Vista Art Walk
Whereas a goal of Mar Vista's Great Street project is to enhance its reputation as a walkable, attractive destination; and
Whereas art walks attract local foot traffic and increase economic viability of communities; and
Whereas during the inaugural Mar Vista Art Walk, held December 3, 2015 some local businesses reported more than double their normal sales and even their best sales night ever; and
Whereas approximately 1,000 visitors walked along Venice Boulevard and participated in the evening’s program of events; and
Whereas many art walk events transpired outdoors on sidewalks, thus encouraging the majority of visitors to walk the entire length of our Venice Boulevard Great Street due to this organizational emphasis on sidewalk engagement;
The Mar Vista Community Council approves a Neighborhood Purpose Grant of $500 for printing of fliers, posters, maps, programs, handouts for a second Mar Vista ark walk—Steppin' Into the Art of Mar Vista, to be organized and run by non-profit Green Communications Initiative, Inc., and held June 2, 2016, 6- 9p.m. along the Venice Blvd CD- 11 "Great Street" between Inglewood Blvd and Beethoven Street.
June 2016
160614 FUNDING MOTION: Display Supplies (Director’s motion submitted by Melissa Stoller)
MVCC approves the expenditure of up to $445 for the purchase of supplies to be used for creating display materials for the MVCC Outreach and Green Tents at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market as well as other events in which MVCC participates.
Qty Item Amount
3 HP564XL High Capacity Ink Cartridges (3 colors + photo black) $275
1 HP564 XL High Capacity Ink Cartridges (3 Pack Black) $90
3 Staples Photo Plus Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Gloss, 50/Pack $80
160614 FUNDING MOTION: Homeless Solutions Pamphlet
MVCC approves the expenditure of up to $600 for printing of a Homeless Solutions Resource Guide.
160614 FUNDING MOTION: Fire Station 62/CD11 Improvement Fund
MVCC allocates up to $2000 to the FS62/CD11 Improvement Fund as reimbursement for services such as inspections and drawings already rendered and paid for by CD11.
160614 FUNDING MOTION: Allocation of Unspent Funds
MVCC allocates any funds remaining in its 2015-16 Fiscal Year account, not to exceed $2000, to the 2016 Congress of Neighborhood Councils.
July 2016
160712 FUNDING MOTION: Reimbursement for Green Tent supplies
MVCC approves reimbursing $18.50 Melissa Stoller for the purchase of the following Green Tent supplies: push pins, white board markers.
August 2016
160809 FUNDING MOTION: Board Retreat Funding
MVCC approves the expenditure of up to $250 for refreshments and supplies for the board retreat.
160809 FUNDING MOTION: Westdale Homeowners’ Association Annual Picnic October 9th
Whereas MVCC wants to offer support to local resident associations to help them gather for their annual events, and Whereas the Westdale Homeowners’ Association has their Picnic on October 9th, and Whereas the MVCC leadership can attend and use the occasion as a chance to do Outreach for the MVCC, Therefore, be it resolved, that the MVCC will pay $300 to the Westdale Homeowners’ Association Picnic.
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160809 FUNDING MOTION: North Westdale Neighborhood Association Annual Block Party and Talent Show September 10th
Whereas MVCC wants to offer support to local resident associations to help them gather for their annual events, and Whereas the North Westdale Neighborhood Association has their Block Party and Talent Show on September 10th, and Whereas the MVCC leadership can attend and use the occasion as a chance to do Outreach for the MVCC, Therefore, be it resolved, that the MVCC will pay $300 to the North Westdale Neighborhood Association Block Party & Talent Show.
160809 FUNDING MOTION: Mar Vista Art Walk
Whereas the quarterly MV Art Walk is a signature event of the community now, and Whereas it attracts many people, both those who are new to the area and locals, and Whereas it presents a wonderful opportunity for the MVCC to do marketing and outreach at the event, Therefore, be it resolved that the MVCC should support the next 4 quarterly events with printing costs at $300 each for a total of $1200 over the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
160809 FUNDING MOTION: MVCC Outreach Booth Rental
Whereas the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market is a weekly community gathering event, and Whereas it attracts many people, both those who are new to the area and locals, and Whereas it presents an ongoing opportunity for the MVCC to do marketing and outreach, Therefore, be it resolved that the MVCC should pay the annual fee of $1000 to the Market for the storage of materials, set up, tear down and two booth spaces.
160809 FUNDING MOTION: New MVCC Tablecloths
Whereas the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market Booth Tables need tablecloths with our logo on them, and Whereas the Monthly Board meeting also requires tablecloths with our logo on them, and Whereas the current tablecloths are 7 years old and showing their age, Therefore, be it resolved that the MVCC will buy new tablecloths for both events, three Blue and one Green, for an amount not to exceed $600.
160809 FUNDING MOTION: Mar Vista Farmers Market Outreach Tent – equipment, supply and printing needs to improve MVCC visibility (
Whereas it’s important to use the Farmers’ Market Tent for Outreach, and Whereas we have a goal of improving the visibility and reach of the MVCC, Therefore, be it resolved that the MVCC will spend up to $300 for seed money to determine Outreach Materials for the Outreach tent.
160809 FUNDING MOTION: VHS screening of Grease
Whereas MVCC wants to offer support to the VHS Alumni Association for the annual screening of Grease at VHS and whereas MVCC EACC can attend and use the occasion to do marketing and community outreach for MVCC, Therefore be it resolved that MVCC approves a Neighborhood Purpose Grant for a maximum of $500 to help offset operational costs associated with the VHS Alumni Association Grease Screening.
September 2016
160914 FUNDING MOTION: Budget Adjustment
MVCC approves the allocation of $282 that is currently unallocated to the Operations budget category.
160914 FUNDING MOTION: Fall Festival
Whereas the Mar Vista fall Festival is an annual event that benefits the whole community, and whereas the MVCC has supported the event in the past, Therefore MVCC will support the 2016 Fall Festival in the amount of $4000.
160914 FUNDING MOTION: Hilltop Neighbors Association Picnic
Whereas the Hilltop HNA has their Picnic on September 10th, and Whereas the MVCC leadership can attend and use the occasion as a chance to do Outreach for the MVCC, Therefore, be it resolved, that the MVCC will pay $300 to the Hilltop Neighbors Association Picnic.
160914 FUNDING MOTION: Facebook Ad Campaign
Whereas Facebook is a useful tool to increase engagement and outreach, Therefore MVCC will spend $100 for ads in September and October.
160914 FUNDING MOTION: MailChimp
Whereas the email system in the current website is not working correctly, and it is therefore imperative to use a new system to email stakeholders, therefore the MVCC will spend $50/month for Mailchimp subscription, beginning September.
160914 FUNDING MOTION: Fall Newsletter
MVCC approves the expenditure of up to $7000 to layout, print and distribute a fall newsletter.
October 2016
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Tablecloths =
MVCC approves the expenditure of an additional $100, in addition to $600 already approved, for the purchase of three blue tablecloths with the MVCC logo and one green tablecloth with the Green Committee logo for use at the Farmers’ Market tents, meetings and other MVCC events.
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Election Signs and Banners =
MVCC approves the payment of $60 to Tickled Plum for the design of MVCC election signs and banners.
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Election advertising
MVCC approves the following payments for MVCC election advertising:
·         $10 to Facebook for page boost
  • $110 to the Argonaut for ad
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Meeting materials printing
MVCC approves the payment of $73.86 to Copyland for printing of MVCC meeting materials.
 
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Website hosting
MVCC approves the expenditure of $32.09 monthly for website hosting by RIMU.
161013 FUNDING MOTION: September Website hosting
MVCC approves reimbursing $32.09 to Holly Tilson for payment of the September website hosting invoice.
161013 FUNDING MOTION: October Website
MVCC approves reimbursing $32.09 to Holly Tilson for payment of the October website hosting invoice.
 
161013 FUNDING MOTION: August meeting materials printing
MVCC approves the expenditure of $$153.09 for printing of August meeting materials.
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Board retreat room rental
MVCC approves the payment of $75 to St. Bede’s Church for room rental for MVCC’s BOD retreat held on August 13, 2016.
161013 FUNDING MOTION: Website
Whereas the website ad hoc committee has met and decided on The Web Corner for the redesigned MVCC website, therefore, be it resolved that the MVCC will hire The Web Corner to create a new website for MVCC and migrate over all the existing files for a fee of $2000, plus an ongoing monthly maintenance fee of $150/month once the new site is live.
November 2016
161101 FUNDING MOTION: Tablecloths
MVCC approves the expenditure of an additional $100, in addition to $600 already approved, for the purchase of three blue tablecloths with the MVCC logo and one green tablecloth with the Green Committee logo for use at the Farmers’ Market tents, meetings and other MVCC events.
161101 FUNDING MOTION: Winter Wonderland
MVCC approves the payment of $1000 to LAPD Pacific Boosters for their Annual Winter Wonderland Event.
161101 FUNDING MOTION: AIP Neighborhood Congress materials printing
MVCC approves the payment of $35.37 to Copyland for printing of AIP Neighborhood Congress materials.
161101 FUNDING MOTION: Meeting materials
MVCC approves the payment of $100.27 to Copyland for printing of MVCC special 9/14 meeting materials.
161101 FUNDING MOTION: Board Support (100 - Operations) materials printing
MVCC approves the payment of $588.10 to Copyland for printing of MVCC business cards
December 2016
161213 FUNDING MOTION: Storage Unit
MVCC approves the rental of a storage (Unit #21) at Storquest Storage, 2531 Sawtelle Blvd, LA CA 90064, for $189 a month: $177 plus $12 insurance ($3000 coverage).
161213 FUNDING MOTION: Storage Unit Rental Reimbursement
MVCC approves reimbursing Rob Kadota $189 for payment of the December storage unit rental.
161213 FUNDING MOTION: Eco Car Expo (submitted by Green Committee)
Whereas the Mar Vista Community Council will hold the Eco Car Expo on 4/30/17 at the Mar Vista Farmers Market, and
Whereas the Mar Vista Farmers Market provides the space to hold the event free of charge, and
Whereas this event provides a community service to educate our stakeholders on the climate change impact of our transportation choices, supporting the Mayors Sustainable pLAn while also providing outreach for the Mar Vista Community Council to our stakeholders,
The Mar Vista Community Council approves an amount not to exceed $1,000 to cover lawn signs flyers and banners and other materials to promote the event.
 
2015
JANUARY - none
FEBRUARY
Spring GGS Newsletter, Layout Of Camera Ready Copy
Tickled Plum, not to exceed $375 (15 hours at $25 per hour)
Spring GGS Newsletter, Printing
Pacific Rim, $4000
Spring GGS Newsletter, Distribution
CBS Adv. Distributors, $1700
Green Garden Showcase
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes $300 in support of the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase for the following expenditures -
$50 -
Bamboo poles  (for flags)
$150
Food, paper goods and utensils for Garden Hosts Welcome Event
$100
Marketing materials
Portable laptop battery charger
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes the expenditure of up to $350 to purchase 17W Solar Charger Kit (http://www.voltaicsystems.com/17-watt-kit) and a 10’ extension cord from Voltaic. The kit includes a solar panel and battery capable of charging laptops and tablets. It will be used for presentations/displays at the Green Tent as well as at Showcase Central. And be available for use by other MVCC events.
Budget Fund Transfer
Transfer $3000 from the Community Improvement Grant budget to Neighborhood Purpose
Venice High School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
Wireless printer and ink for mobile language lab, $360.69
Beethoven Elementary School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
$2000 to encourage STEM:
·    Storage unit for specialized science program, “Trash for Teaching,” materials: $1250
·    Professional development materials, $750
Walgrove Elementary School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
“Seussical” production costs: $1,640
Mar Vista Elementary School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
Purchase and processing of 55 library-bound books for school library, $980.20
Palms Middle School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
Irrigation installation and repairs for large garden project, $2,000
Mark Twain Middle School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
Portable PA system for use at school and community events, $1,000
Richland Elementary School Neighborhood Purpose Grant
Six thermoplastic benches, $3000
MVNA Ad
Four ads in the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association newsletter over the course of 2015, $120
MARCH
Spring GGS Newsletter, creation of Green Garden Showcase map
Tickled Plum, not to exceed $500 (20 hours at $25 per hour)
MVCC Speed Trailer battery replacement
DEKA model 8A27M, Sealed maintenance free deep cycle battery, not to exceed $350.00 (see Addendum A).
APRIL
MER postage
Mar Vista Community Council approves reimbursing Bill Scheding (not to exceed $30) for the purchase of postage to mail MERs.
Motion to approve by John Kutcha, 2nd by Melissa Stoller; motion carried unanimously.
BOD meeting printing
Mar Vista Community Council approves reimbursing Bill Koontz (not to exceed $30) for the printing of materials for the December BOD meeting.
MVNA Block Party
Motiontoapproveupto$300fortheMar VistaNeighborhoodAssociationAnnualblock partyonJune 7,2015. Themoneywillbeusedfortherentalof tables/chairs fromTriple A Rentals.
Motion to approve by Bill Scheding, 2nd by Michelle Krupkin; motion carried unanimously.
Green Committee printing & supplies
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes the expenditure of up to $500 for Green Committee supplies and printing, budgeted as follows:
·    Heavy duty display easel                                                                               $60
·    100 sheets 8 ½ x 11 glossy photo paper                                                     $50
·    100 sheets 5 x 7 glossy photo paper                                                            $20
·    Printing                                                                                                          $300
·    Misc. supplies                                                                                                 $70
Spring GGS Newsletter, creation of Green Garden Showcase map
Tickled Plum, not to exceed $500 (20 hours at $25 per hour).
CFLP class
Mar Vista Community Council agrees to co-sponsor the LADWP’s California Friendly Landscape Planning scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Mar Vista Public Library and approves the expenditure of up to $200 for the purchase of food, beverages and serving supplies.
Resilience by Design community meeting
The Mar Vista Community Council agrees to co-sponsor with the Mayor’s office and provide refreshments for a Resiliency by Design community meeting on April 23 with Dr. Lucy Jones and approves the expenditure of up to $200 for refreshments for a projected attendance of 100.
Motion to approve by Bill Scheding, 2nd by John Kuchta; motion carried unanimously.
File of Life
File of Life (http://www.folife.org/) provides first responders with a more complete profile of a person in an emergency. It ensures that pets are not overlooked and left to starve when a patient is taken to the hospital. It gives responders complete and up to date information on meds, doctors, pharmacy and emergency contacts and is readily recognized. MVCC approves the purchase of approximately 1000 MVCC-sponsored File of Life refrigerator magnet card sets @ $.76 each (not to exceed $1,000 with shipping and tax).
National Night Out at Venice High School
MVCC grants $1,000 for equipment rental, publication printing, movie rights, and emergency kit equipment.
Ink for Venice High School printer
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes the expenditure of up to $350forthepurchase of ink for Venice High School’s color printer.
Venice High School Spirit Campaign
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes a $250 neighborhood purpose grant in support of a Venice High School Spirit Campaign that seeks to raise the profile of pride and awareness in the community support following the unwanted international attention at VHS in March.
Grand View/McBride Elementary School
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes a neighborhood purpose grant not to exceed $510 for the purchase of playground equipment.
MAY
Allocate Bill Koontz $98.34 for refreshments purchased for the Mayor’s Resilience by Design forum.
Allocate CBS Distribution for up to 6 newsletters per year, not to exceed $3500 per issue. This is an annual funding request.
Allocate Pacific Rim Printers for up to 6 newsletters per year, not to exceed $4500 per issue. This is an annual funding request.
Allocate Tickled Plum for newsletter artwork for up to 6 newsletters per year, not to exceed $500 per issue. This is an annual funding request.
Allocate Debbie Rochlin for Mar Vista Neighborhood Association block party supplies, not to exceed $300.
Allocate Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce for ads and printing of their newsletter, not to exceed $1000.
Allocate North Westdale Neighborhood Association for talent show, not to exceed $500, pending submission of paperwork.
Mar Vista Community Council approves allocating Michelle Krupkin $31.17 for the photocopying of materials for a MVCC Great Streets survey authorized at the 11/12/2014 Board of Directors meeting.

 

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2014

 

 
APPROVED FUNDING MOTIONS 2014
 
JANUARY - none
 
FEBRUARY
 
FUNDING MOTION: ELECTION 2014 BUDGET: Reallocate $1300 into the existing $5700 Election Budget to increase funding to $7,000 in order to fully fund the following election specific items:
Newsletter layout: $375
Pac Rim newsletter 8 pg:   $4000
CBS Adv. Dist:                         $1700
Printing of materials: $300 
Banners: $125
Election tent tables chairs   $500
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TOTAL                           $7000
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING ELECTION/GGS NEWSLETTER: LAYOUT OF CAMERA READY COPY: Tickled Plum: Not to exceed $375: 15 hours at $25 per hour
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING ELECTION/GGS NEWSLETTER: PACIFIC RIM: PRINTING: $4000
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING ELECTION/GGS NEWSLETTER: CBS ADV. DISTRIBUTORS: DISTRIBUTION: $1700
FUNDING MOTION: MVNA AD: $120
FUNDING MOTION: PLAQUES: Yeuell-Qty 100 unit price: $1.00 each
3.50” x 1.50” x .020” satin brass nameplates with 3M468 permanent adhesive backing.  Print 7 spot colors on brass background.  Rounded corners NR Art/Prep Cost $75.00 [provide vector art file] TOTAL:$1075.00
 
 
MARCH - none
 
APRIL 
 
FUNDING MOTION: EAC: RICHLAND AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NPG: THERMOPLASTIC BENCHES: $1535 for the purchase of6 thermoplastic benches, each to have the new MVCC recognition Plaques affixed. 
FUNDING MOTION: CHAIR: Motion to increase the number of MVCC plaques ordered from Yeuell to 200 pieces. MVCC order is currently for 100 pieces at $9.24 each.   200 pieces would be $7.09 each.
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING 2014 NEWSLETTER PRINTING: Approve payment of invoice in the amount of $3915.28 for printing of the Spring 2014 Elections/Showcase newsletter by Pacific Rim Printers
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING 2014 NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION: Approve payment of invoice in the amount of $1679.00 for distribution of the Spring 2014 Elections/Showcase newsletter by CBS Advertising Distributors
FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: GGS 2014 GARDENERS’ RECEPTION APRIL 12, 2014: Not to exceed $100 for paper goods, utensils and light refreshments
FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: WESTMAR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ADVERTISING: Motion to approve $300 for the purchase of an ad in the new WestMar Association newsletter, including an MVCC link on their website. 
FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: 2014 NC ELECTIONS REGION 11 ARGONAUT AD: Motion to approve $106.25 for Quarter page color [Rate: $425. gross, $106.25 net for MVNC portion]. Note: MVCC participated along with Westchester-Playa, Del Rey, and Venice NCs
FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: 2014 ELECTIONS: T SHIRTS FOR VOLUNTEERS: Motion to approve up to $350 for the purchase of approx.18-20 volunteer T shirts printed with the MVCC logo and ‘election volunteer’ on the front as was done for the 2012 elections volunteers.
FUNDING MOTION: GREEN COMMITTEE: Motion to fund an additional heavy duty easel and 100 sheets of glossy photo paper not to exceed $160.00
 
MAY
Neighborhood Purpose Grant to the Mar Vista Landkeepers preservation 501C3 to fund up to $3500 for the repair of the Charnock median. 
 
JUNE - none
 
JULY
Motion to approve up to $750 for National Night Out/Neighborhood Watch for food, printing costs, services and rentals. Cooperation to be sought from Westdale HOA, Hilltop Neighborhood Assoc, Westside Village HOA, MVNA, LA City Parks and Rec and more.
  
Motion to approve $1000 for Neighborhood Watch Signs. Signs $750 plus tax and shipping and may need extra banding supplies. List of future sign locations to be kept. All signage to be within the MVCC boundaries and with wordage to the effect that signs were paid for by the MVCC.
 
AUGUST
Motion to approve up to $300 for MVCC ad in the NWNA newsletter.
 
Motion to approve funding, not to exceed $300, for September 12, 2014 NWNA Talent Show.
 
SEPTEMBER
Motion to approve up to $550 for the Hilltop Neighbors Association Annual Picnic/Potluck on October 11, 2014. The money will be used for the rental of tables/chairs from Abby Rents. Any funds left over will be used to purchase food, paper goods, condiments, and other supplies from Smart & Final or Von’s. 

Motion to approve up to $300 for Westdale Homeowners Association Block Party on October 12, 2014. The money will be used for food, beverage, and paper goods.

OCTOBER
 
Motion to approve payment to CBS Advertising Distributors, LLC for distribution of newsletters in the amount of $1679.00.
 
Motion to revise the Hilltop Neighborhood Association funding to use funds for tables and chairs from ABY Rentals as well as food and beverages, and not the petting zoo.
 
NOVEMBER
Approval of funding request by William Scheding for reimbursement of postage in the amount of $29.95.

 

Whereas the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Pop-Up Mar Vista event on November 29th, 2014. Therefore, the MVCC grants approval for funding in the amount of $350to provide promotional support. Promotional materials such as banners and maps will be printed and the Mar Vista Community Council logo will be displayed along with all other sponsors' logos. In addition, the Chamber asks for support in the form of a website post and e-blast to promote the event prior to the date. In addition and in as the event will encourage walking and biking to local businesses, MVCC grants approval for the Green Committee to provide promotional support.  The Green Committee’s logo will be displayed along with all other sponsors’ logos.

 

Purchase and update Santa Sleigh Stop Signs and materials-not to exceed $200.

Support Pacific LAPD’s Winter Wonderland Toy Drive and Give-Away Program-not to exceed $2000 for supplies, toys, food and rental of equipment.

 
DECEMBER
Approvalof funding request by Michelle Krupkinforreimbursement for out of pocket expenses related toprintingcosts for Great Streets Surveys.
 
The Mar Vista Community Council authorizes the expenditure of up to $155 to purchase the following items for Green Tent/Green Garden Showcase displays: Heavy Duty Display Easel $100, 100 sheets 8 1/2x11 glossy photo paper $40, 100 sheets 5x7 glossy photo paper $15.
 

2013
JANUARY 2013
FUNDING MOTION: GREEN COMMITTEE: Motion to allocate no more than $100 to purchase a new rolling cart and step stool needed for the Green Tent. Motion carried unanimously
 
FEBRUARY 2013
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING MVCC NEWSLETTER: MVCC approves funding of up to  $5,500 for printing and distribution of the MVCC 8 page Spring Newsletter featuring the Green Garden Showcase event
 
MARCH 2013
FUNDING MOTION: BOARD MEMBER REQUEST: YVETTE MOLINARO:  to unencumber the $2800 funds previously allocated but not used for Fall Festival 2012 ABY tables & chairs rentals, and place them back into the Fall Festival budget line item so that the money is available for Fall Festival 2013 expenses. approved 10-0-1
FUNDING MOTION: PLUM COMMITTEE: motion to fund a PLUM Workshop on CCFO not to exceed $500 approved unanimously
 
 
APRIL 2013
FUNDING MOTION: EDUCATION ARTS CULTURE: NPG PROPOSALS 
Clover: $500 sustainable schoolyard; Motion Carries unanimously.
 
Walgrove: $2,000 PS Arts personnel funding; Motion carries unanimously.
 
826LA: $2,000 picnic tables for outdoor study space Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTIONS: ROSE COMMITTEE: Motion to fund the following Mar Vista Recreation Center Improvements/Enhancements: 
$550 for the purchase of a new basketball backboard to replace the damaged one; motion carries unanimously
 
$400 for storage shelving for Mar Vista Recreation Center; Motion carries unanimously.
 
$4000 for various repairs to the Mar Vista Hockey rink-- work on preparing specific estimates of the actual costs of the various items involved to be done by the Rec Center; 9 Ayes, 0 Nays, 1 Abstention 
 
$1,000 to cover the licensing fees for 4 movies needed for “Movie Night Out” events at the park. Each movie fee is $250 or to rent equipment needed. Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: 2013 FALL FESTIVAL BANNERS: Motion to fund up to $1500 for 8-10 large banners [majority will be re-useable] depending on price break. Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: SPRING MVCC NEWSLETTER: INVOICES FINAL AMOUNTS: MVCC approves funding of $1610, distribution to CBS  Advertising Distributors and $3811.74 for printing services to Pacific Rim Printers Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTIONS: SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE: 
Motion to fund up to $1,000 for Map Your Neighborhood and block captain materials. The materials must have MVCC’s name and logo featured. Motion carries unanimously.
 
Motion to fund up to $1,000 for outreach project to print Neighborhood Watch signs and window stickers.  The signs and stickers must have MVCC’s name/logo, and MVCC will work in conjunction with the watches to determine the placement of the signs, and if need be, get approval from the Bureau of Street Services to post them. Motion carries unanimously
 
FUNDING MOTION: N WESTDALE: Motion to approve funding in the amount of $250 for ad in the N Westdale Newsletter. Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: N WESTDALE BLOCK PARTY: Motion to approve funding in the amount of $200 for supplies: hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, ketchup, mustard, utensils, and the like  for the N Westdale Block party to be held May 18, 2013, from noon to 3. Motion carries unanimously.
 
MAY 2013
 

FUNDING MOTION: CAMP PALMS: Retask $1,920 of $2500 MVCC grant specifically given for Camp Palms 2012 to Camp Palms 2013. NOTE: Friends of Palms spent $580 on snacks for Camp Palms 2012.

 

FUNDING MOTION: EDUCATION ARTS CULTURE: NPG PROPOSALS: Approve change to school grant recipients:

1.     Clover: $500 sustainable schoolyard to be granted to Clover Elementary School directly

2.     Walgrove: $2,000 PS Arts personnel funding: to be granted to Walgrove Elementary School directly

 

FUNDING MOTION: EDUCATION ARTS CULTURE COMMITTEE: FRIENDS OF PALMS MS: $1500 for math tutoring. Funds must be utilized in FY 2013-2014 or they must be returned to the City

 

FUNDING MOTIONEXEC: MVCC CANOPIES: Approve funding not to exceed $850 for the purchase of 2 replacement canopies to replace damaged ones for the MVCC Tent and Green Tent, at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market. Canopies with be lettered on all 4 sides to increase outreach recognition and visibility, and conform to requirements for flammability standards.

 

FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: Renewal of Farmer’s Market storage agreement and set up of MVCC items: $1,000

 

FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: BUDGET ADVOCATES: Up to $1400 to promote the budget survey, print any reports, do any independent surveys. The Budget Advocates bylaws will be amended to include a Treasurer and monthly reports will be issued on the use of these funds

 

FUNDING MOTION: EXEC: CONGRESS OF NEIGHBORHOODS: Up to $1400 for support of the 2013 Congress to be held in September

 

FUNDING MOTION: HISTORIC FS 62: Up to $500 for re-useable banners for outreach at the farmer’s market and other community events such as block parties.

 

FUNDING MOTION: MVNA BLOCK PARTY JUNE 2013: MVCC approves an increase in funding for the MVNA annual Block Party in the amount up to $160 in addition to the previously approved $350 in October of 2012 for food and the rental of:

1.    Table/Chairs Rental                 $219.00

2.    Toilet/Sink Rental                      140.61

3.    Dumpster Rental                       150.00

Total                             509.61

      [Requesting an Additional $159.61]

 
 
JUNE 2013-NONE
 
JULY 2013
 
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAL of JUNE 2013 US Bank Card Statement BOD: Reviewed line by line and  approved unanimously
 
FUNDING MOTIONGREEN COMMITTEE: To purchase printed Green Committee stationary and Garden Showcase FAQs. Allocate funding not to exceed $600 for 500 sheets letterhead and envelopes to include both the MVCC and Green Committee logos and 1000 copies of the Mar Vista Green Gardens Showcase FAQs for use in recruiting gardens for the Mar Vista Green Gardens Showcase. 

FUNDING MOTIONGREEN COMMITTEE: Purchase postage: To allocate $138.00 to purchase 300 USPS Forever stamps for use in recruiting gardens for the Mar Vista Green Gardens Showcase. 

FUNDING MOTIONOUTREACH COMMITTEE: To fund the Westdale Neighborhood Association for costs associated with its Annual Block party (including but not limited to the purchase of food, condiments, plates and utensils) at $300. 

FUNDING MOTIONOUTREACH COMMITTEE: To fund the Hilltop Neighborhood Association for for costs associated with its Annual Block party (including but not limited to the purchase of food, condiments, plates and utensils) at $300. 

FUNDING MOTIONOUTREACH COMMITTEE: To fund the Keeshan Drive 10th Annual Block Party for costs associated with its Annual Block party (including but not limited to the rental of equipment such as canopies) at $300. 

FUNDING MOTION: OUTREACH COMMITTEE:  To fund the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association for costs associated with its Annual Block party (including but not limited to the rental of equipment such as canopies) at $300. 

FUNDING MOTION: BILL SCHEDING, TREASURER: MVCC RECOGNITION, BANNERS/PLAQUES: Where as MVCC requires organizations that we approve Grants for to acknowledge our gift and as outreach and outreach is one of the primary goals of MVCC, Therefor be it resolved that MVCC order 5 generic banners of the form: [MVCC logo] "This project was funded, in part by the Mar Vista Community Council." [ City logo] and, This funding motion must comply with all City and MVCC rules and be funded in the physical year 2013-2014 and not exceed $1000 and, These banners will be awarded with the grant and stipulated to be placed in a prominent location adjacent to the project. Further, be it resolved that MVCC order 100 plaques of the form:[MVCC logo] "This project was funded, in part by the Mar Vista Community Council." [ City logo] and, This funding motion must comply with all City and MVCC rules and be funded in the physical year 2013-2014 and not exceed $2500.
and, These plaques will be awarded with the grant and stipulated to be placed on equipment purchased in a prominent location.

 
AUGUST 2013-NONE
 
SEPTEMBER 2013  
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAof AUGUST 2013 US Bank Card Statement
Motion approved unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAL of AUGUST 2013 Monthly Reconciliation Form
Motion approved unanimously.
 

FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: MAR VISTA COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL ALLOCATION: The MVCC approves an increase in the funding for the 2013 Mar Vista Community Fall Festival approved budget from the $2500 originally allocated for FY 2013-14 to $3000

 FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  MVCC FALL NEWSLETTER: The MVCC approves funding for printing plus distribution of the Fall 2013 MVCC Newsletter not to exceed $5500 total

FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  MVCC FALL NEWSLETTER: Motion to hire Laura Bodensteiner, original designer of the MVCC newsletter, at an hourly rate of $25/hour not to exceed $500 [20 hours] to refresh the newsletter‘s masthead, which is 10 years old, and lay out the copy, including revisions and proofs. NOTE: A newsletter layout takes between 10-15 hours depending on length (4 or 8 pages). Estimate for masthead’s re-fresh with 1-2 revisions is 2-3 hours. Ms Bodensteiner has an up to date BTRC.

FUNDING MOTION: OUTREACH COMMITTEE: NWNA AD: The MVCC approves funding of $300 for an ad in the North Westdale Neighborhood Association newsletter. 

 
OCTOBER 2013
 
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAL of SEPTEMBER 2013 US Bank Card Statement
Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAL of SEPTEMBER 2013 Monthly Reconciliation Form
Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAL of Pacific Rim Printers invoice $3933.24 [amend to
$3915.28] for 25,000 copies b/w MVCC Fall 2013 newsletter
Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: APPROVAL of CBS Advertising Distribution invoice $1610.00 [amend to
$1667.50] for distribution of MVCC Fall 2013 newsletter
Motion carries unanimously.
 
FUNDING MOTION: DIRECTOR’S REQUEST: Michael Millman: Outreach for October Plum
Meeting: $300.00 for flyers and signs. Motion carries unanimously.
 
NOVEMBER 2013
 
FUNDING MOTION: FALL 2013 NEWSLETTER: APPROVAL of Laura Bodensteiner/Tickled Plum invoice in the amount of $400.00 for MVCC Fall 2013 newsletter layout and refresh of masthead.
 
FUNDING MOTION: OUTREACH COMMITTEE: Motion to approve the purchase of an ad in the new Mar Vista Business Association Directory for $300.00. The ad shall contain the MVCC Logo, PO Box, and website address
 
FUNDING MOTION: SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE: LAPD WINTER WONDERLAND: Motion to approve $1,000 foe the purchase of toys in support of LAPD’s annual community outreach program to targeted communities within and surrounding Mar Vista. All toys shall have a sticker affixed identifying the MVCC for outreach
 
FUNDING MOTION: BILL SCHEDING, TREASURER: MVCC RECOGNITION, BANNERS/PLAQUES FOLLOWUP: approve funding of the design and artwork development for the Plaques not to exceed $300 with the following text and logos: 
[ MVCC LOGO ] Mar Vista Community Council [ LA City LOGO]
"This project was provided with funding support from the 
Mar Vista Community Council and the City of Los Angeles." 
2012

JANUARY 2012

FEBRUARY 2012

MARCH 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Green Committee: the MVCC approves the expenditure of $4,100 for printing [$2401] and distribution [$1600] of the 4 page Green Garden Showcase Quarterly newsletter. This expenditure must meet all City and DONE funding guidelines and will expire at the end of FY 2011-2012 if not spent. Approved unanimously

FUNDING MOTION: Safety and Security Committee: $1,000 for LAPD flyers: ‘Lock it Hide it Keep it” Awareness Campaign Approved unanimously

 

APRIL 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach: N Westdale funding for ad: $250.00. This funding motion shall meet all City of LA, DONE/EMPOWER guidelines and shall expire at the end of FY 2011-2012

FUNDING MOTION: Fall Festival: $500 for banners for the 2012 Fall Festival. This funding motion shall meet all City of LA, DONE/EMPOWER guidelines and shall expire at the end of FY 2011-2012Amended to $1000

AMENDED FUNDING MOTION: Green Garden Showcase newsletter: the MVCC approves the expenditure of $4,212.09 for printing [$2,611.09, includes sales tax] and distribution [$1601] of the 4 page Green Garden Showcase Quarterly newsletter. This expenditure must meet all City and DONE funding guidelines and will expire at the end of FY 2011-2012 if not spent

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach Committee: The Mar Vista Community Council Outreach Committee
supports a grant of up to $100 for the reproduction of color copies for outreach in Mar Vista. Copies will be delivered by volunteers at local at local businesses, churches, community centers and schools to advertise upcoming Cal Fresh Assistance Program at the Mar Vista Farmers Market for qualifying families on May 6 The Committee also recommends that the MVCC donate bags so that every person that applies for the Cal Fresh program receives a free bag. This funding motion shall meet all City of LA, DONE/EMPOWER guidelines and shall expire at the end of FY 2011-2012.

The motion was amended to eliminate reference to bags.

 

MAY 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach Committee: MVNA block party $500. Some publicity for the event must include a reference to MVCC sponsorship; 2. The MVCC shall be allowed to host a booth or table where promotional materials may be distributed; and 3. This funding motion must meet all funding guidelines promulgated by the City of Los Angeles and DONE--Empower LA and be paid in Fiscal Year 2011-2012. Approved for $350.00

FUNDING MOTION: Education Arts and Culture Committee Neighborhood Purposes Grant: James J. McBride Special Education Center School for $3000 Purchase of Computers for students in classrooms. Approved 10-1-0

FUNDING MOTION: Education Arts and Culture Committee Neighborhood Purposes Grant: Friends of Palms (501.c.3 organization) for $3000 representing Partial financial support for the “Camp Palms 2012” program which provides transition support for Mar Vista children moving from elementary school to middle school. Approved at $2500.00

FUNDING MOTION: Education Arts and Culture Committee Neighborhood Purposes Grant: Daniel Webster Middle School for $2500

$1300 for purchase of 4 recycling bins to be used by students to promote environmental awareness and to raise funds for school through recycling and $1200 for purchase of books for the school library Approved

 

JUNE 2012

FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Proposed FY 2012-2013 MVCC BUDGET-See Attachment C: Approved 12 aye, 0 nay, 1 abstention

FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  Motion to hire Apple One staff person for taking minutes at MVCC BOD meetings for 3 month trial commencing with July BOD meeting-see attached price breakout. See Attachment A. Approved 10 aye, 1 nay, 2 abstentions

 

JULY 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Executive Committee: Motion to allocate up to $250 towards the costs of the annual Congress of Neighborhoods event calendared for September 22, 2012. Funds must be spent in Fiscal year 2012-13 and must conform to all Empower funding guidelines

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach Committee [via email]: The MVCC will allocate up to $200 for the Hilltop Neighbors Association Block party to be held in September 2012. Funds will be used to pay for a “bounce house” for the children, food for the barbeque (hot dogs, buns, condiments, etc.) supplies for the food service (paper goods, water, soft drinks, charcoal, etc.), as well as supplies for other community festivities such as face painting for children. Funds must be spent in Fiscal year 2012-13 and must conform to all Empower funding guidelines.

AUGUST 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Executive Committee: The MVCC approves payment in the amount of $3,803.00 from MVCC Election Encumbrance funds to Pacific Rim Printers for the printing of the MVCC Elections/Summer 8 page newsletter, and approves payment in the amount of $1610.00 from the MVCC Election Encumbrance funds to CBS Advertising Distribution for newsletter distribution weekend of August 4th-5th 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Executive Committee: The MVCC approves a $1,000.00 yearly storage/set up fee to the MV Farmers Market for tables, tents, and chairs utilized by MVCC at the market for year-round Neighborhood Council outreach

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach Committee (Nancy Howell): The MVCC will allocate up to $200.00 to the Rose Avenue Neighborhood Watch, to pay for pizzas and food for a safety and security event on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The MVCC Safety and Security Committee, LAPD-SLO, MVCC and CD-11will attend in support of safety and security in the area. In addition, the MVCC requests that MVCC sponsorship is prominently displayed for outreach purposes

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach Committee (Ndu Comas): The MVCC will allocate up to $250.00 to the Keeshen Drive Group to pay for rental and other supplies for an upcoming block party. In addition, the MVCC requests that up to 50 copies of the block party invitation be distributed to neighbors within a two-block radius of Keeshen Drive

FUNDING MOTION: Outreach Committee (Ethel Oderberg): The MVCC will allocate up to $200.00 to the Westdale HOA to pay for supplies for a block party in October 2012

FUNDING MOTION: Santa Monica Airport Committee: The MVCC approves $200 for supplies and refreshments for the  Joint VNC and MVCC town hall on the Santa Monica Airport scheduled for January 26, 2013

SEPTEMBER 2012
 
FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: FALL FESTIVAL: The MVCC allocates the remaining $2,800 of the approved FY 2012-13 Fall Festival budget line item for the rental of tables and chairs, plus awnings
 
OCTOBER 2012
 
FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: AMEND MVCC ELECTION ENCUMBRANCE: The MVCC submitted Elections Encumbrance Vendors list is hereby amended to include:  Copyland [printing of candidate and elections advertising materials] and Vistaprint [banners]
 
FUNDING MOTION: OUTREACH COMMITTEE VIA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 
MVNA ADVERTISING: Approved $240.00 funding for MVCC ad in MVNA print Newsletter
 
MVNA JUNE 2013 BLOCK PARTY: Approved $350.00 for rental of tables; chairs 
 
FUNDING MOTION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The MVCC approves payment in the amount of $3,803.00 from MVCC Election Encumbrance funds to Pacific Rim Printers for the printing of the MVCC Elections/Fall 8 page newsletter, and approves payment in the amount of $1610.00 from the MVCC Election Encumbrance funds to CBS Advertising Distribution for newsletter distribution weekend of October 15th-16th  2012
 
NOVEMBER 2012
FUNDING MOTION: GREEN COMMITTEE: MAR VISTA GREEN GARDEN SHOWCASE 2013: MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,000 to fund the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase to be held on April 20, 2013. Approved unanimously
 
FUNDING MOTION: GREEN COMMITTEE: PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: REUSABLE GROCERY BAGS: MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,500 for the purchase of reusable bags to continue the outreach program that has served as branding for the community for the past several years.
Approved unanimously
 
FUNDING MOTION: SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE: PROPERTY CRIME REDUCTION CAMPAIGN: MVCC will contribute$1,000 to the printing of property crime reduction materials in partnership with Pacific LAPD. Approved 9-2-1
 
FUNDING MOTION: SAFETY AND SECURITYCOMMITTEE: PACIFIC LAPD WONDERLAND TOY DRIVE AND GIVEAWAY: MVCC will support the event by promoting the toy drive effort and contribute $1,000 either in the purchase of product or services in support of LAPD’s annual community outreach program to targeted communities within and surrounding Mar Vista. Approved unanimously
 
FUNDING MOTION: SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE: SANTA SLEIGH STOP COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM: MVCC allocates funds not to exceed $250 for the purchase of supplies and materials associated with updating and maintenance of the MVCC Santa Sleigh Stop signs and printing and distribution of bi-lingual flyers to be used by the stop sign sponsor to promote the event to neighbors. Approved unanimously
 
DECEMBER-none
2011
3/8/2011 $2044.97  The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $2044.97 to help create the Beethoven Elementary Learning Garden, a sustainable natural learning environment for students, teachers and parents. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
3/8/2011 $1000  The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,000 to purchase books for the Mar Vista Elementary library for student and teacher use.This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
3/8/2011 $1530 Move to recommend approval of a Community Improvement Grant for Mar Vista Wise Connections not to exceed $1,530.00 (One Thousand Five Hundred and Thirty Dollars) for printing and mailing of 1,500 programs for a community outreach program in Mar Vista. The funding motion must meet the City of Los Angeles funding guidelines and be funded and paid during the current fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011. In addition, the MVCC Outreach committee requests that 100 copies of the invitation flyer be provided prior to the event to the MVCC for distribution at the MVCC Farmers' Market booth prior to the event and that MVCC be given recognition for its support.  This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
3/8/2011 $100 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $100 for refreshments for the Jogging Trail Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 PM at the Mar Vista Recreation Center. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
2/8/2011 $600 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $600 for payment to a website developer to fix or improve various functions of the website that have been identified as being in need of repair or improvement. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
2/8/2011 $1000 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,000 for Map Your Neighborhood Program (Not to exceed and must meet all board and city funding guidelines). This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
2/8/2011 $1000 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,000 to fund the 2011 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
1/11/2011 $500 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $500 in response to the Community Improvement Grant proposal by Friends of Mark Twain Middle School and Marianne Brown to assist in the creation of a Learning Garden at Mark Twain Middle School. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
12/14/2010 $250 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $250.00 to purchase additional equipment for video cam (extra battery, extra charger, ac adapter, tape cartridges, and tripod) to assist in creating video coverage of community events. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
12/14/2010 $1500 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1500 for the 2011 Education Summit tentatively slated for March or April 2011 (to cover outreach, fees, equipment, space, and related costs).  This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
11/9/2010 $397 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $397 plus tax and shipping to purchase sign mounting/posting equipment for Neighborhood watch signs (Location and installation of specific signs to be coordinated with LAPD Senior Lead Officers.) This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2011.
11/9/2010 $1000 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,000 to the LAPD Winter Wonderland Event. Funds will be used to purchase toys, gift cards and groceries among other things for needy Mar Vista families. The funds may also be used in conjunction with donations from other Neighborhood Councils to help augment the costs associated with Snow making services, tent rentals, free pictures with Santa, hot cocoa among other things. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
11/9/2010 $150 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $150 for printing and other material costs associated with outreach for the Santa's Sleigh event in Mar Vista. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
10/12/2010 $300 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $300 to fund the Wise Power Use Expo to cover event expenses that the Green Committee cannot get donated. This funding motion must meet all City of LA DONE-Empower LA funding guidelines and be paid in the fiscal year in which it is passed, or it expires June 30, 2011.  This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
9/14/2010 $200 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $200 for the Hilltop Neighbors Association Block Party to be held on September 25, 2010, contingent on the following conditions: i) All publicity for the event must include a reference to MVCC sponsorship ii) The organization or group putting on the block party must provide a forum for public introduction of the MVCC to the attendees at the party. In addition, the MVCC shall be allowed to host a booth or table where promotional materials can be distributed. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
9/14/2010 $1500 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,500 for the purchase of reusable bags. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
9/14/2010 $3000 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $3,000 to pay ABY Rentals for rental of awnings, tables, and chairs for the Mar Vista Community Fall Festival. In the event that they cannot acquire the necessary permits, a substitute vendor may be used. This funding motion must meet all MVCC and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
8/10/2010 $300 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $300 to purchase business cards for new Board members and committee chairs.
8/10/2010 $300 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $300 to the South Mar Vista Neighborhood Association as payment for ads in at least three separate editions of their newsletter published during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
8/10/2010 $300 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $300 to the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association as payment for ads in at least three separate editions of their newsletter published during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
7/13/2010 $300 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $300 to pay for data input of new email contacts into website ENS system. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
7/13/2010 $1000 The MVCC re-affirms the funding allocation of $1,000 from the previous fiscal year (approved on January 10, 2010) for payment in the upcoming fiscal year. The approved motion is: The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1000 in scoping money for the Historic Fire Station 62 Ad Hoc Committee to use for permit fees, copies of plans and miscellaneous copying and printing as follows: $180 x 3 for copies of plans $200 x 2 for permits $60 for copying and printing of other necessary documents. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable)and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
7/13/2010 $80 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $80 in response to the Community Improvement Grant submitted by Lisa Cahill to provide maintenance of trees on Palms Blvd between Sepulveda Blvd & Overland Ave for the upcoming volunteer maintenance event. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
6/8/2010 NA Renewal of previously approved August 12, 2008 motion of funding of Neighborhood Association Newsletter Ads, but reducing the amount from $6,000 to $2,000, and remit back to the Outreach Committee to decide how to equitably divide the money. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
6/8/2010 NA Reaffirmation of MVCC program for support of block parties, as passed September 25, 2008. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
6/8/2010 $300 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $300 for the Keeshen Block Party to be held on July 24, 2010, contingent on the following conditions: i) All publicity for the event must include a reference to MVCC sponsorship ii) The organization or group putting on the block party must provide a forum for public introduction of the MVCC to the attendees at the party. In addition, the MVCC shall be allowed to host a booth or table where promotional materials can be distributed. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
6/8/2010 $350 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $350 for the MVNA Block Party to be held on June 19, 2010, contingent on the following conditions: i) All publicity for the event must include a reference to MVCC sponsorship ii) The organization or group putting on the block party must provide a forum for public introduction of the MVCC to the attendees at the party. In addition, the MVCC shall be allowed to host a booth or table where promotional materials can be distributed. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
6/8/2010 $5000 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $5,000 to the October 16, 2010, MVCC Fall Festival to underwrite rental of canopies; tables; chairs; stage; materials and supplies to be spent in the following categories: $2200-booths; canopies, tables, and chairs, $1200-stage/equipment, $1300 bouncers, $300 support-materials and supplies. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
5/11/2010 $2400 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $2400 to produce and distribute a special Newsletter prior to the Candidate Forum event scheduled for June 1st. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
5/11/2010 $1000 The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $1,000 to purchase books for the Mar Vista Library. This allocation will be made using funds available at the end of the 2009-2010 fiscal year. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
4/13/2010 $845 The MVCC Board approves the payment of $845.00 per invoice #20096680 to Urban Insight as the final payment for all website-related services. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
4/13/2010 NA The MVCC approves the allocation of up to $185.00 per month to pay for hosting and maintenance of the MVCC website. These funds do not carry over from month to month, and will be used only for necessary website maintenance. This funding motion must meet all MVCC (including public recognition for its support, if applicable) and City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2010.
2009

 

February 10, 2009

1.  Funding Motion re: Raise in Price of Current Web Hosting due to a DWP energy surcharge

          a.   DWP Energy Surcharge of $25 per month starting from Oct through Dec. plus $75 energy surcharge

          b.  Total Bill $150.00

2.  Funding Motion: The MVCC will allocate $350.00 out of the $6,000 August 12th funding motion for neighborhood association newsletters to the Westside Village Civic Association to pay for an ad that will be placed in their next newsletter. This Funding motion must meet all City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2009. In addition, the MVCC requests that 100 copies of the newsletter be provided to the MVCC for distribution at the MVCC Farmers Market booth.

3.  Funding Motion: The MVCC allocates up to $1,500.00 to purchase additional MVCC reusable grocery bags originally designed by members of the MVCC Green Committee. Additionally, the Outreach Committee requests that additional research take place to find alternative vendors for the reusable bag that can provide bags created with "sustainable" materials, and that these options be presented to the Board when this motion is considered.

April 14, 2009

1.  Funding Motion for North Oval Block Party: To approve an allocation of no more than $500 to support the North Oval Block Pary summer 2009 event contingent on the following conditions:

          i) All publicity for the event must include a reference to MVCC sponsorship

          ii) The organization or group putting on the block party must provide a forum for public introduction of the MVCC to the attendees at the party. In addition, the MVCC shall be allowed to host a booth or table where promotional materials can be distributed.

          iii) The group or organization putting on the block party shall answer the provided questions as stated in the MVCC resolution regarding block parties. Funds must be allocated and spent before the end of Calendar year 2009 or it expires.

This is a neighborhood outreach effort that will include renters as well as homeowners and is a follow up to last years event. A table/booth for MVCC identifies the MVCC involvement where we can answer questions and hand out literature

2.  Funding Motion for Keeshan Dr Block Party:  To approve an allocation of no more than $500 to support the Keeshan Drive Block Party summer 2009 event contingent on the following conditions:

          i) All publicity for the event must include a reference to MVCC sponsorship

          ii) The organization or group putting on the block party must provide a forum for public introduction of the MVCC to the attendees at the party. In addition, the MVCC shall be allowed to host a booth or table where promotional materials can be distributed.

          iii) The group or organization putting on the block party shall answer the provided questions as stated in the MVCC resolution regarding block parties. Funds must be allocated and spent before the end of Calendar year 2009 or it expires.

This is a neighborhood outreach effort that will include renters as well as homeowners and is a follow up to last years event. A table/booth for MVCC identifies the MVCC involvement where we can answer questions and hand out literature

3.  Funding Motion for Ad in South Mar Vista Newsletter:   The MVCC allocates the final allocation of $300 for the South Mar Vista Neighborhood Association out of the $6,000 August 12, 2008 MVCC funding motion for neighborhood association newletters to the South Mar Vista Neighborhood Association to pay for an ad that will be placed in their Spring 2009 newsletter. This funding motion must meet all City of LA funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year which it is passed or it expires on June 30, 2009.

4.  FUNDING MOTION: for Graffiti Removal Services: MVCC agrees to pay $5,000 to Pacific Graffiti Solutions for the removal of graffiti and weeds in and around the Mar Vista area with documentation of such removal to be provided by Pacific Graffiti Solutions. This funding motion must meet all city of L.A. funding guidelines and be funded and paid in the fiscal year in which it passed or it expires.

2008

January 8, 2008

1)  Funding Motion to allocate $1000 for the development and production of signage and handouts for MVCC Outreach.       

2)  Funding Motion to allocate $8000 to develop a new MVCC website.

3)  Funding Motion to allocate $3000 in support of the Mayor's Day of Service for supplies and services for projects and events.

 

February 12, 2008

1)  FUNDING MOTION:  To close out project expenditures related to the MVCC Board motion on August 9th, 2005 allotting $5,000 for Mar Vista Park Soccer Field bicycle racks, boulders, and related costs, with a balance remaining unspent, and approve spending up to $1,500 on fencing and netting materials for the park's hockey rink (as part of the Community Day of Service project).

2)  FUNDING MOTION: Increase Community Day of Service budget by $3,000 (up to $6,000) to consider new projects as a result of the rescheduling of the event to March 15, 2008, and "no more than $250 for trees, stakes and materials for the Mar. 29, 2008 tree maintenance/planting on Palms Blvd."

 

May 13, 2008

1)  FUNDING MOTION: Accept proposed annual MVCC Budget for 2008-2009

            Outreach Committee             $35,000

                        ($24,000 for newsletter publication and distribution)

            Executive Committee            $6,000

            Standing Committees            $9,000

                        ($1,000 each x 9 committees)

            Grand total                            $50,000

 

2)  FUNDING MOTION:  to accept the bid of $7,500 from SASNetDesign to design, develop, and implement a new MVCC website based on the MVCC web site design specifications.

3)  FUNDING MOTION:  to approve an allocation of no more than $500 to support the North Oval Run Block Party and Walk/Run event contingent on flyers/advertisements put out for the event reading "Partial funding provided by Mar Vista Community Council."

4)  FUNDING MOTION:  to approve allocation $200 for Green Committee related programs and supplies Fiscal Year '07-'08.

5)  FUNDING MOTION: To approve allocation for up to $3,500 for general administrative support and data input and analysis related to Santa Monica Airport Survey Motion passed unanimously.

 

August 12, 2008

1.  FUNDING MOTION: Motion to Allocate MVCC Funds for Neighborhood Association newsletter and Approval of Request for Information.

The Mar Vista Community Council shall allocate up to $6,000 to pay for advertising in Neighborhood Association newsletters, with the distribution of these funds being divided so that each MVCC Zone will receive $1,000. The actual payment of such funds will take place upon MVCC receiving a request from a Neighborhood Association (NA), the NA filling out the Request for Information (see attachment A), and Board approval of the request. This allocation will be available for only the fiscal year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.

 

September 9, 2008

1.  FUNDING MOTION: The Mar Vista Community Council will partner with the Mar Vista Recreation Center to present the Fall Festival at the Mar Vista Park, and allocates $2,500 to help pay for printing and other costs. The MVCC will be identified as a co-sponsor on promotional materials.

2.  FUNDING MOTION: The Mar Vista Community Council will allocate up to $500 to create and print 2 copies of a MVCC promotional PAK poster.

3.  FUNDING MOTION: To allocate $1,500 for promotional items to be used at Quarterly Stakeholder meeting and other events. Will have the MVCC logo included.

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