Administrative Motions 2012

2012
 
JUNE
ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION: to approve and file with EmpowerLA/DONE the attached MVCC Election Stipulation Sheet, ATTACHMENT B. DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2012
 
SEPTEMBER
ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION: SM AIRPORT SURVEY: The Airport Committee has prepared a Santa Monica Airport Survey Questionnaire which it intends to distribute throughout the Mar Vista Community to gather Mar Vistans’ opinions on the future of the airport, given the upcoming June 30, 2015 expiration of : (1) the 1984 Agreement between the FAA and the City of Santa Monica which governs airport operations, and (2) the agreements between the City of Santa Monica and the flight schools that are now housed at the airport. The Airport Committee now submits this questionnaire for inclusion in the October 28, 2012 MVCC Election Day Exit Poll, and also requests that the questionnaire be available for distribution at the MVCC Tent at the Mar Vista Farmers Market on Sundays beginning after Election Day, and at the MVCC Tent at the October 20, 2012 Mar Vista Community Fall Festival.  Additionally, the Airport Committee requests that the questionnaire be included in the October 2012 MVCC Newsletter, if space permits.  Finally, the Airport Committee is taking under consideration the possibility of hosting an online survey site for the Santa Monica Airport Survey. Approved unanimously
SANTA MONICA AIRPORT SURVEY
 
(1) What is your address (exact or by cross-streets)?
_________________________________________________________________
(2) Do you or any of your family members work at the Santa Monica Airport (“SMO”)?
○ Yes
○ No
(3) Do you or any of your family members own a plane that is kept at SMO?
○ Yes
○ No
(4) Do you or any of your family members fly into or out of SMO regularly (i.e., several times a year)?
○ Yes
○ No
(5) Do you go to events or activities at SMO (e.g., Antiques Market, museum, restaurants, holiday events.  This question does not include using soccer field/park area)?
○ Yes
○ No
(6) The things I like about having SMO as an operating airport are (rank your choices, 1-3):
Historical Significance Fun Factor Convenient for travel Emergency egress/access Other Nothing
First
Choice
Second
Choice
Third
Choice
(7) The things I do not like about having SMO as an operating airport are (rank your choices, 1-3):
Air Pollution Noise   Pollution Safety Risk Increased traffic Other Nothing
First
Choice
Second
Choice
Third
Choice
(8) On July 1, 2015, the agreement between the City of Santa Monica and the FAA, which governs airport operations, expires, as do the agreements between Santa Monica and the flight schools now housed at SMO.  This raises many issues and opportunities for Santa Monica to significantly reduce or possibly eliminate airport operations all together.  I believe SMO should (circle your choice):
(a) Remain open with operations continuing as is/no change.
(b) Be closed and find an alternative use for the land now occupied by the airport.
(c) Remain open but reduce operations to mitigate the impacts on the surrounding communities.
(9) If you answered (b) to question 8, which alternative use for the land do you favor?:
○ Park/sports fields/open spaces
○ Housing/Residential
○ Expand Santa Monica College Campus
○ Non-aviation business/retail/office
○ Other community uses
(10) If you answered (c) to question 8, which reductions in operations do you favor (check all that apply)?:
○ Eliminate jets
○ Significantly reduce jet operations and set strict curfews for jet planes
○ Eliminate flight schools
○ Significantly reduce, set strict curfews and prohibit pattern flying by flight school planes.
○ Eliminate propeller planes
○ Significantly reduce propeller plane operations and set strict curfews for propeller planes.
 
(11) Would you like to be added to the Mar Vista Community Council Airport Committee email list to receive announcements and updates about Airport Committee meetings and activities?
○ Yes  email address___________________________________.
○ No
 
OCTOBER
 
ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION: Approve Elections 2012 exit SURVEY questions.
 
MVCC EXIT SURVEY -APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY
 
Draft of MVCC Exit Poll concerns:
1. All Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils currently receive an annual budget from the City of Los Angeles of $37,000. Should the City :
___ a) increase that budget
           ____b) decrease that budget
           ____c) leave it the same
 
2. Should the Mar Vista Community Council City Funding be used to maintain deficient city facilities?
____ Yes
____ No
____ Maybe
 
3. Should the MVCC participate in car sharing programs?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____Maybe
4. Should the MVCC support expansion of parking facilities for the Farmers Market?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
 
4a. Would you support a Feasibility Study to develop a pedestrian plaza in downtown Mar Vista at Grand View and Venice?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
 
5. Should the property owners in the geographic area from Venice Boulevard south to the Culver City border be allowed to detach from the City of Los Angeles and seek annexation to the City of Culver City?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
 
6. Should the City of Los Angeles follow the lead of Santa Monica and implement a food scraps curbside collection in the green bins?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
 
7. Would you be more likely to patronize a business if it was green certified?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
8. Would you be interested in supporting and attending a series of concert/performance events focused on local, Mar Vista talent?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
9. Would you be interested in visiting an art show of local Mar Vista artists at a Community Center in the Mar Vista area?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
10.   Should Santa Monica Airport remain open with operations continuing as is/no change?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
11.  Should Santa Monica Airport be closed with an alternative use for the Airport land?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe
12.  Should Santa Monica Airport remain open, but reduce operations to mitigate the adverse impacts on the community?
_____ Yes
_____ No
_____ Maybe