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Minutes OPA Board Meeting

Joslyn Park Auditorium November 9, 2008 Time: 4:00 to 5:45 PM

NOTICED BOARD MEMBER EXUSED ABSENCES: NOTICED BOARD MEMBER UNEXUSED ABSENCES:
Auch Ehrlich
Marlow Jarow
Taylor

4:00 to 5:00 PM SPECIAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS IN SANTA MONICA
Presentation by Danielle Noble, Community and Cultural Services, on City Hall’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Santa Monica
City of Santa Monica has seen a reduction in numbers of homeless individuals. The City funds several programs and agencies that work to help the homeless population get the help they need. Santa Monica collaborates with Westside cities.
www.homelessnessaction.smgov.net
www.westsideshelter.org
www.westsidefoodbank.ca.org

Officer Robert Martinez from the Homeless Liaison Program (HLP Team) was present and answered questions regarding how to respond to homeless
individuals. He recommended calling the police dispatch at 310-458-8491 to report any concerns.

5:00 to 6:00 PM REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

1. Introduction to OPA
2. New Items for Board Attention: None presented

3. Brief Announcements:
· Meeting Nov. 10, 2008, Re: Dog Park Improvements at Joslyn Park
City will share survey results and gain further input from residents
· Annual Budget Session: Nov. 10, 2008 @ 6:00 PM SMASH/John Muir Auditorium
6:00 PM Jeffrey Stanton will provide slide show of Venice/Ocean Park history followed by book signing.
7:00 PM City Manager will review budget and answer questions
· Landmarks Commission Meeting: Dec. 8, 2008, Re: 301 Ocean Ave., Rent Control Bldg, Ellis Act evictions

4. Review and Approval of October Meeting Minutes
· Minutes will be up for approval at December meeting

5. Review of Board and Executive Committee Decisions Taken Since Last Meeting: None

6. Information Items: None
LIVABILITY of OCEAN PARK

7. Discussion of City Council agenda item 3-A, 11/11/08, ban on class C & D aircraft at SMO
· www01.smgov.net/cityclerk/council/information_items/2008/AirportSafetyAlternatives.pdf
· Ted Winterer read the letter from FOSP to City Council, Discussion followed.
· MOTION: Vote to support FOSP position contingent on FOSP approving their letter
· Motion Passed: 6 Yes, 0 No, 1 Abstention
· ACTION: Ted will forward OPA approval of letter

8. Discussion of annual budget meeting with City Manager 11/10/08
Annual Budget Session: Nov. 10, 2008 @ 6:00 PM SMASH/John Muir Auditorium
6:00 PM Jeffrey Stanton will provide slide show of Venice/Ocean Park history followed by book signing.
6:55 PM Sustainable City Program will be introduced
7:00 PM City Manager will review budget and answer questions
· ACTION: Jan volunteered to record community input
· ACTION: Ted will draft OPA letter to Council with community input

9. Livability of Ocean Park: Committee Reports
· Ocean Park Boulevard (Chair: Taylor / Members: Jarow, Auch, Winterer): No report
· Main Street (Chair: Jarowl / Members: Taylor, Ehrlich): No report
· Traffic and Parking (Chair: none / Members: Hubbell, Ludwinski, Taylor): No report
· Disaster Preparedness (Chair: Ludwinksi / Members: Bohannon): No report
· General Plan (Chair: Marlow / Members: Samuel, Winterer): No report

OPA ADMINISTRATION

10. Discussion of OPA Annual Meeting 12/6/08: OPA Annual Meeting and Board Elections: Dec. 6 @ 4:00 PM at Lula’s on Main
· ACTION: Pauline will work with Membership Committee to organize materials for Annual Meeting
· ACTION: Lori, Dennis, Jan will prepare email blast to get volunteers for the event
· Suggestions to have High School students volunteer to help. They can receive Community Service Hours
· ACTION: OPA will create community service form
· ACTION: Pauline will work with Nominating Committee to prepare materials for voting

11. Discussion of obtaining liability coverage for OPA Board: Item tabled

12. OPA Administration: Committee and Task Force Reports
· Events (Chair: Nafshun / Members: Hubbell, Bohannon, Marlow, Jarow, Lewis, Ehrlich):
1. Annual Budget Session: Nov. 10, 2008 @ 6:00 PM SMASH/John Muir Auditorium
6:00 PM Jeffrey Stanton will provide slide show of Venice/Ocean Park history followed by book signing.
7:00 PM City Manager will review budget and answer questions
2. OPA Annual Meeting and Board Elections: Dec. 6 @ 4:00 PM at Lula’s on Main
ACTION: Pauline will work with Membership Committee to organize materials for voting
ACTION: Lori, Dennis, Jan will prepare email blast to get volunteers for the event
Suggestion to have High School students volunteers to help. They can receive Community Service Hours
ACTION: OPA will create community service form
ACTION: Ted nominated Mary Marlow for OPA President (with stipulation that day/time of meetings may need to change)
· Membership (Chair: Jarow / Secretary: Bohannon): No report
i. Quarterly Membership Report (April, July, October and January meetings)
· Communications (Lewis): Need to send postcard for Main Street event.
ACTION: Dennis will send content for mailing labels for postcards for event
ACTION: Susan will contact all of those who agreed to submit articles for newsletter
· Community Outreach (Marlow): No report
· Treasurers Report (Ehrlich)
i. Quarterly Treasurers Report (April, July, October and January meetings): No report
· Website (Chair: Allard): Up and running smoothly

MEETING CLOSE: Meeting adjourned 6:00 PM

Next Meetings:
· Annual Meeting: Saturday, December 6th, 4 PM, Lula’s on Main Street
· Sunday, December 7th, 4 PM, Joslyn Park
· Sunday, January 11th, 4 PM, Joslyn Park

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