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Title
Sign Ordinance Revision
Subject
Motion - That Planning Department, in consultation with the Department of Building and Safety and the City Attorney, revise the sign ordinance to toughen and create easily enforceable time, place, and manner restrictions Citywide to protect neighborhoods; and also to provide clear criteria related to land use designations for sign districts. OLD COUNCIL FILE 97-1370
Date Received / Introduced
07/29/2008
Last Changed Date
08/09/2016
Expiration Date
12/16/2016
Reference Numbers
CPC 2009-0008-CA
City Attorney Reports: R09-0177; R09-0278; R13-0273
City Administrative Officer Report 0220-04654-0016
Related Council File 11-1705
Mover
ERIC GARCETTI
WENDY GREUEL
BILL ROSENDAHL
JACK WEISS
HERB WESSON, JR.
Second
ED REYES
File Activities
Date Activity  
08/09/2016 Community Impact Statement submitted by Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
12/18/2014 File Closed - Memorandum to File. Click to view online docs
12/16/2014 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for undetermined date.
12/12/2014 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on December 16, 2014.
09/05/2014 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
08/22/2014 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
06/24/2014 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for date to be determined. Click to view online docs
06/20/2014 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on June 24, 2014. Click to view online docs
03/05/2014 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
03/05/2014 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

City Planning report, dated March 4, 2014, relative to a report on Outstanding Issues on Proposed Citywide Sign Ordinance.
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01/26/2014 Community Impact Statement submitted by Glassell Park Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
12/13/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
11/22/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
10/17/2013 City Attorney document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
10/17/2013 Document(s) submitted by City Attorney, as follows:

City Attorney report, dated October 17, 2013, relative to the Citywide Sign Ordinance technical correction.
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09/16/2013 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
09/16/2013 City Attorney document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
09/13/2013 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

City Planning report, dated September 9, 2013, relative to a proposed ordinance revising the Citywide Sign Ordinance.
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09/13/2013 Document(s) submitted by City Attorney, as follows:

City Attorney report R13-0273, dated September 13, 2013, relative to a draft ordinance amending several sections of the Municipal Code to enact new criteria for the establishment of sign districts, to update the Citys sign regulations, and to establish new civil penalties for violations of the sign regulations, etc.
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07/26/2013 Council rereferred item to Planning and Land Use Management Committee, pursuant to Council Action of July 26, 2013, Council File No. 13-0823-S1.
07/09/2013 Council rereferred item to Planning Committee, pursuant to Council Action of July 2, 2013, Council File No. 13-0823.
04/11/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
03/26/2013 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for undetermine date. The Department of City Planning to report back in 60 days.
03/26/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
03/22/2013 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on March 26, 2013.
02/21/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
01/22/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
01/22/2013 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) . Click to view online docs
01/18/2013 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on January 22, 2013. Click to view online docs
01/17/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
01/15/2013 Community Impact Statement submitted by West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
12/11/2012 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for January 22, 2013 . Click to view online docs
12/07/2012 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on December 11, 2012. Click to view online docs
12/07/2012 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on December 11, 2012. Click to view online docs
12/05/2012 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
12/04/2012 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

City Planning report, dated December 4, 2012, relative to the proposed ordinance revising the citywide sign regulations.
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01/10/2012 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
12/05/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for date to be determined and requested Planning Department and other departments to report back on various issues. Click to view online docs
12/02/2011 City Administrative Officer document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
12/02/2011 Document(s) submitted by City Administrative Officer, as follows:

City Administrative Officer report 0220-04654-0016, dated December 1, 2011, relative to the proposed revisions to the city-wide sign regulations and its impact on the Los Angeles Zoo.
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11/30/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on December 5, 2011. Click to view online docs
11/23/2011 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
11/22/2011 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

Department of City Planning report dated November 21, 2011, relative to the amendments on the proposed citywide sign ordinance.
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11/18/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Mid City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
11/01/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for December 6, 2011 . Click to view online docs
10/28/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on November 1, 2011. Click to view online docs
10/19/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
10/18/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for to a date to be determined and requested Planning Department to report back on various issues.
10/17/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council; Hollywood United Neighborhood Council; PICO Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
10/14/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on October 18, 2011. Click to view online docs
10/11/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council; Westwood Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
10/07/2011 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
10/06/2011 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

City Planning report, dated October 5, 2011, relative to the proposed ordinance revising the citywide sign regulations.
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09/28/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Venice Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
09/27/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
09/23/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
09/17/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
09/14/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Westside Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
08/09/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for October 18, 2011 and requested the Planning Department to report back.
08/08/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Atwater Village Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
08/08/2011 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
08/05/2011 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on August 9, 2011. Click to view online docs
07/28/2011 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
07/28/2011 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

City Planning report, dated July 22, 2011, relative to the proposed ordinance revising the citywide sign regulations.
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09/01/2009 City Clerk transmitted Council File to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
09/01/2009 Council referred item to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
08/13/2009 Council action final. Click to view online docs
08/12/2009 Mayor transmitted file to City Clerk. Ordinance effective date: August 14, 2009. Click to view online docs
08/07/2009 Council adopted item, as amended, forthwith. Click to view online docs
08/07/2009 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is August 17, 2009. FORTHWITH
08/06/2009 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on August 7, 2009 . Click to view online docs
08/05/2009 City Attorney item(s) referred to Council. Click to view online docs
08/05/2009 Document(s) submitted by City Attorney, as follows:

City Attorney report R09-0278, dated August 5, 2009, relative to a draft ordinance amending Sections 14.41, 14.42, 14.4.4 and 14.4.6 of Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to regulate off-site signs, off-site digital displays, supergraphic signs and freeway visibility of signs.
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05/26/2009 Council continued item to/for September 1, 2009 and in the interim referred the matter back to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee with various amendments.
05/26/2009 Council adopted Motion 13 I with verbal amendment. Click to view online docs
05/21/2009 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on May 26, 2009 . Click to view online docs
05/21/2009 City Attorney document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
05/20/2009 Document(s) submitted by City Attorney, as follows:

City Attorney report R07-0177, dated May 20, 2009, relative to a draft ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to Regulate Signs.
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05/18/2009 Community Impact Statement submitted by Mar Vista Community Council. Click to view online docs
05/14/2009 Department of Building and Safety document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
05/13/2009 Document(s) submitted by Department of Building and Safety, as follows:

Department of Building and Safety report, dated May 11, 2009, relative to off-site sign inspection program.
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05/12/2009 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
05/12/2009 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved as amended . Click to view online docs
05/08/2009 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on May 12, 2009. Click to view online docs
05/08/2009 Department of City Planning document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
05/06/2009 Document(s) submitted by Department of City Planning, as follows:

Planning Department report, dated May 6, 2009, relative to report back on Sign Ordinance Revisions.
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04/21/2009 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for two weeks and requested reports from the Planning Department, Department of Building and Safety, City Administrative Officer, Department of Transportation and the City Attorney. Click to view online docs
04/20/2009 Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
04/16/2009 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on April 21, 2009. Click to view online docs
04/16/2009 Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council. Click to view online docs
04/10/2009 Los Angeles City Planning Commission document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
04/10/2009 Document(s) submitted by Los Angeles City Planning Commission, as follows:

Los Angeles City Planning Commission report, dated April 8, 2009, relative to a proposed ordinance to amend several sections, articles and chapter of the Los Angeles Municipal Code relating to Sign Regulations.
12/02/2008 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for future undetermined date. Click to view online docs
11/26/2008 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for December 2, 2008 due to meeting cancellation. Click to view online docs
11/21/2008 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on November 25, 2008. Click to view online docs
11/20/2008 Department of Building and Safety document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Click to view online docs
11/19/2008 Document(s) submitted by Department of Building and Safety, as follows:

Department of Building and Safety report, dated November 18, 2008, relative to the status of responses to City Council Motions regarding Off-Site Signs.
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09/09/2008 Planning and Land Use Management Committee continued item to/for forward the Motion (Weiss - Reyes, et al.) to the City Attorney and Department of Building and Safety. Click to view online docs
09/05/2008 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on September 9, 2008.
File History
7-29-08 - This day's Council session
7-29-08 - Ref to Planning and Land Use Management Committee
7-29-08 - File to Planning and Land Use Management Committee Clerk
Memorandum to File 12/18/2014
Council Action 08/07/2009
Amending Motion 13I 05/26/2009
Motion 07/29/2008

Online Documents (Doc)

Title Doc Date
Community Impact Statement submitted by Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council 08/09/2016
Communication from the Public (e) 10/19/2015
Community Impact Statement from Studio City Neighborhood Council (e) 08/23/2015
Memorandum to File 12/18/2014
Community Impact Statement from Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council 09/05/2014
Community Impact Statement from Studio City Neighborhood Council 08/22/2014
Communication from City Planning 06/24/2014
Communication(s) from Public 06/24/2014
Speaker Card(s) 06/24/2014
Communication(s) from Public 06/23/2014
Report from City Planning 03/04/2014
Community Impact Statement from Glassell Park Neighborhood Council 01/26/2014
Community Impact Statement from Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 12/13/2013
Community Impact Statement from Studio City Neighborhood Council 11/12/2013
Communication(s) from Public 10/22/2013
Communication from Department of City Planning 10/17/2013
Report from City Attorney 10/17/2013
Revised Ordinance dated October 17, 2013 10/17/2013
Communication from City Planning Department 10/10/2013
Categorical Exemption; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) 09/30/2013
Proposed Ordinance dated September 3, 2013 09/13/2013
Report from City Attorney 09/13/2013
Report from City Planning 09/09/2013
Community Impact Statement from Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 04/11/2013
Communication(s) from Public 04/03/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/28/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/28/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/27/2013
Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council 03/27/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/26/2013
Speaker Card(s) 03/26/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/18/2013
Communication(s) from Public 03/11/2013
Communication from Committee Clerk 03/05/2013
Community Impact Statement submitted by Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council 02/21/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/25/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/23/2013
Communication from Council District Two 01/22/2013
Communication from Department of Recreation and Parks 01/22/2013
Communication from Planning Department 01/22/2013
Communication from Planning Department 01/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/22/2013
Community Impact Statement submitted by Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 01/22/2013
Speaker Card(s) 01/22/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/18/2013
Community Impact Statement submitted by Studio City Neighborhood Council 01/17/2013
Communication from Public 01/16/2013
Communication from Public 01/15/2013
Communication(s) from Public 01/15/2013
Community Impact Statement submitted by West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council 01/15/2013
Communication from Public 01/11/2013
Communication from Planning 12/11/2012
Communication from Planning Department 12/11/2012
Communication from Public 12/11/2012
Communication from Public 12/11/2012
Communication from Public 12/11/2012
Communication from Public 12/11/2012
Communication from Public 12/11/2012
Communication(s) from Public 12/11/2012
Speaker Card(s) 12/11/2012
Report from City Planning 12/04/2012
Community Impact Statement from Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 01/10/2012
Communication from Committee Clerk 12/14/2011
Communication(s) from Public 12/06/2011
Communication from Council District 9 12/05/2011
Communication from Planning Department 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication from Public 12/05/2011
Communication(s) from Public 12/05/2011
Community Impact Statement from Studio City Neighborhood Council 12/05/2011
Speaker Card(s) 12/05/2011
Communication(s) from Public 12/02/2011
Community Impact Statement from Bel Air Beverly Crest 12/02/2011
Report from City Administrative Officer 12/01/2011
Report from City Planning 11/21/2011
Community Impact Statement from Mid City Neighborhood Council 11/14/2011
Communication from Public 11/03/2011
Speaker Card(s) 11/01/2011
Communication from Committee Clerk 10/27/2011
Communication from Public 10/27/2011
Communication from Committee Clerk 10/26/2011
Communication(s) from Public 10/25/2011
Communication from Public 10/19/2011
Communication from Councilmember Perry 10/18/2011
Communication from Planning Department 10/18/2011
Communication from Planning Department 10/18/2011
Communication from Public 10/18/2011
Communication from Public 10/18/2011
Communication from Public 10/18/2011
Communication(s) from Public 10/18/2011
Communication(s) from Public 10/18/2011
Communication(s) from Public 10/18/2011
Communication(s) from Public 10/18/2011
Communnication from Public 10/18/2011
Speaker Card(s) 10/18/2011
Community Impact Statement from Hollywood United Neighborhood Council 10/17/2011
Community Impact Statement from PICO Neighborhood Council 10/17/2011
Communication(s) from Public 10/16/2011
Community Impact Statement from East Hollywood Neighborhood Council 10/15/2011
Communication from Public 10/14/2011
Communication from Public 10/13/2011
Communication from Public 10/12/2011
Communication from Public 10/11/2011
Community Impact Statement from Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 10/11/2011
Community Impact Statement from Westwood Neighborhood Council 10/11/2011
Communication from Public 10/06/2011
Communication from Public 10/05/2011
Report from City Planning 10/05/2011
Communication from Public 10/03/2011
Community Impact Statement from Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council 09/28/2011
Community Impact Statement from Venice Neighborhood Council 09/28/2011
Communication(s) from Public 09/26/2011
Community Impact Statement from Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 09/26/2011
Community Impact Statement from Studio City Neighborhood Council 09/23/2011
Community Impact Statement from Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council 09/17/2011
Communication from Public 09/16/2011
Communication from Public 09/12/2011
Community Impact Statement from Westside Neighborhood Council 09/09/2011
Communications from Public 08/16/2011
Communications from Public 08/10/2011
Communication from Planning Department 08/09/2011
Communications from Public 08/09/2011
Communications from Public 08/09/2011
Communications from Public 08/09/2011
Communications from Public 08/09/2011
Speaker Card(s) 08/09/2011
Communications from Public 08/08/2011
Community Impact Statement from Atwater Village Neighborhood Council 08/08/2011
Community Impact Statement from Studio City Neighborhood Council 08/08/2011
Communications from Public 08/05/2011
Communication(s) from Public 08/03/2011
Report from City Planning 07/22/2011
Communication from Public 08/31/2009
Final Ordinance No. 180841 08/14/2009
Communication from Mayor 08/12/2009
Amending Motion and Amended Ordinance 08/07/2009
Council Action 08/07/2009
Report from City Attorney 08/05/2009
Amending Motion 13I 05/26/2009
Amending Motions 13A-13K, 9E and verbal motion 05/26/2009
Communication from Planning Department 05/26/2009
Communication from Public 05/26/2009
Council Action 05/26/2009
Speaker Cards 05/26/2009
Communication from Public 05/24/2009
Report from City Attorney 05/20/2009
Community Impact Statement from Mar Vista Community Council 05/18/2009
Communication from Public 05/15/2009
Report from Planning and Land Use Management Committee 05/13/2009
Report from Planning and Land Use Management Committee 05/13/2009
Communication from Public 05/12/2009
Communication from Westside Neighborhood Council 05/12/2009
Community Impact Statement from Studio city Neighborhood Council 05/12/2009
Communication from Public 05/11/2009
Community Impact Statement - Westside Neighborhood Council 05/11/2009
Report from Department of Building and Safety 05/11/2009
Speaker Cards 05/11/2009
Communication from Public 05/10/2009
Report from City Planning 05/06/2009
Communication from Councilmember LaBonge 04/29/2009
Communication from Committee Clerk 04/22/2009
Communication from Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 04/21/2009
Communication from Public 04/21/2009
Communications submitted in Planning and Land Use Management Committee 04/21/2009
Speaker Card 04/21/2009
Communications from Public 04/20/2009
Communication from Public 04/17/2009
Community Impact Statement - Studio City Neighborhood Council 04/17/2009
Community Impact Statement - Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 04/16/2009
Communication from Public 04/15/2009
Report from Los Angeles City Planning Commission 04/08/2009
Communication from Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 03/17/2009
Community Impact Statement from Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 12/17/2008
Communication from Committee Clerk 12/03/2008
Communications from Public 12/02/2008
Speaker Cards 12/02/2008
Community Impact Statement from Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council 11/24/2008
Report from Department of Building and Safety 11/18/2008
Communication from Planning and Land Use Management Committee 09/11/2008
Communication from Public 09/09/2008
Communication from Public 09/09/2008
Communication from Public 09/08/2008
Motion 07/29/2008

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Meeting Date: 09/01/2009
Meeting Type: Regular
Vote Action: Adopted to Refer
Vote Given: (11 - 0 - 4)
Member Name CD Vote
VACANT (VACANT) 2 ABSENT
RICHARD ALARCON 7 YES
TONY CARDENAS 6 YES
ERIC GARCETTI 13 ABSENT
JANICE HAHN 15 YES
JOSE HUIZAR 14 YES
PAUL KORETZ 5 YES
TOM LABONGE 4 YES
BERNARD C PARKS 8 YES
JAN PERRY 9 YES
ED REYES 1 ABSENT
BILL ROSENDAHL 11 YES
GREIG SMITH 12 YES
HERB WESSON 10 ABSENT
DENNIS ZINE 3 YES