The Culver Crest Neighborhood Association is holding a Culver City City Council Candidate’s Forum on Wednesday evening, 7 PM at El Rincon School as part of our General Meeting. All four candidates will be there to answer questions both from the Association and questions submitted in writing from attendees.
This is a very important election. Find out more about your candidates in order to make a sound voting decision.
Refreshments will be served.
- Call to Order
- Review and approve last meeting’s minutes
- Treasurer’s Report
- Introduction by Rich Kissell of Reginald Brunson, Principal of El Rincon
- Neighborhood Watch
- Brief Summary of Emergency Preparation Efforts
- CANDIDATES’S FORUM
- New Business
- Motion to end the meeting
Culver Crest Residents:
For the past year members of our Neighborhood Association have worked on developing an Emergency Preparedness Program. Our commitment should a disaster strike is to “be prepared, not scared.”
We are launching a Street by Street canvassing effort to inventory community resources and skills, so should an emergency arise, we can coordinate efforts to facilitate everyone’s safety.
For example, if a serious earthquake were to occur, we may well have to fend for ourselves for hours or days as our Fire Dept will have to triage priorities as Culver City has over 150,000 people here by day. We are having an organizing meeting on Wednesday, February 12th from 6:30 to 8 PM at Marycrest Manor. If you would like to get involved or want to learn more about this effort, please contact Dr Suzanne De Benedittis. You can email me at CCNAEPC@gmail.com.
At the January 21st 2014 General Meeting of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association, a new Board of Directors were elected. New Board members are:
- Mike Bauer
- Suzanne De Benedittis
- Wena Dows
- Antoine Durr
- Kyle Jones
- Rich Kissel
- Howard Lichtman
- John Romanak
- Ron Ostrin
Per the new By-Laws, the four top vote getters will be the first to serve for a two year period. The remaining 5 positions will be open for re-election (for two year terms) next year. Thus in any year, four or five seats will be open for re-election. Top four vote-getters were: Rich Kissel, John Romanak, Howard Lichtman, and Antoine Durr.
The Board of Directors of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association adopted a revised set of By-Laws for the organization. The By-Laws haven’t been updated since CCNA was founded 9 years ago. The major impetus for updating them was to have staggered board terms, rather than re-electing all 9 seats every year. In addition, the update brought the By-Laws more in line with the manner in which CCNA has actually operated over the last 9 years.
It’s that time of the year, CCNA elections, happening at tonight’s General Meeting. 7pm, Marycrest manor. Here’s the agenda for the meeting:
- CALL TO ORDER
- APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
- TREASURER’S REPORT
- WELCOME TO NABIL ABU-GHAZELEH, PRESIDENT OF WEST LOS ANGELES
- NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH UPDATE — LT. JASON SIMMS OF THE CULVER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
- INTRODUCTION TO NEW BY-LAWS BY RON OSTRIN AS IT AFFECTS ELECTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR NOMINATIONS
- CULVER CREST EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM UPDATE
- NEW BUSINESS AND SKUNKS
The following people have submitted their names for candidacy for CCNA’s Board of Directors:
Mike Bauer, Suzanne Debenedittis, Wena Dows, Antoine Durr, Khin Khin Gyi, Kyle Jones, Howard Lichtman, Ron Ostrin, Rich Kissel.