Homelessness & Social Services Committee

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00 PM
Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
  4. “Welcome Aboard” to new members
  5. Brief discussion of terms and ideas utilized by people working in social services and advocacy
  6. Discuss 2018/2019 goals for the H&SS Committee
  7. Discuss the feasibility of a HUNC stakeholder homelessness awareness, attitudes and policy knowledge survey. Identify objective of the survey and its intended use.
  8. Discuss the possibility of a homelessness forum in FY 2018/2019, possibly featuring an elected official as keynote
  9. Presentation of a draft for possible ‘The Shower of Hope’ handout for people experiencing homelessness
  10. Discuss possible subject related items that the H&SS Committee would like to follow in City, County and State governments
  11. Discuss possibility of compiling encampment locations for an eventual map of service needs in the HUNC region
  12. Discuss feasibility of the rental, placement and maintenance of large trash bins to be utilized at the Gower & 101 overpass encampment
  13. Discuss & possible motion to recommend the Board approve $750.00 from Special Account funds to be utilized for Metro TAP cards for people experiencing homelessness
  14. Discuss & possible motion to recommend the Board approve $500.00 for postponed laundry voucher program
  15. Discuss & possible motion to recommend the Board approve $1500.00 to retain ‘The Shower of Hope’ for an additional 8 weeks of cleanliness services for people experiencing homelessness
  16. Discuss & possible motion to recommend the Board approve $1500.00 for street cleanup through A Million Drops
  17. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  18. Old/Ongoing Business
  19. New/Future Business



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