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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm
(unless noted below)

The agenda will be posted 72 hours ahead of the meeting.

DONE Strategic Plan
DONE Election Outreach Survey


The Agenda will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting at the designated sites as listed at the bottom of the Home Page.

BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2014; 6:30PM
Cheremoya Elementary School
6017 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
(Parking available onsite, access off Beachwood Drive)

The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item. Comments from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. Agenda is posted for public review at: Cheremoya Ave. Elementary School 6017 Franklin Ave., Beachwood Market 2701 Belden Dr., Counterpoint Records and Books 5911 Franklin Ave., Sabor y Cultura, 5625 Hollywood Boulevard, Village Pizza, 6363 Yucca St. LA 90028. In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting may be viewed at the scheduled meeting (or location noted in the Agenda item) or by making arrangements with our office (contact information above). As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Neighborhood Council Support Help Line (213) 978-1551 or email huncoffice@gmail.com.

Note: Agenda items may be taken out of order or merged as deemed appropriate. Action may be taken on all items.
1. Welcome
2. Approval of March minutes
3. Swearing in and installation of new Board by Councilmember Tom LaBonge
4. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
5. Election of Executive Committee
6. Nominations for vacant Board seats:
      A. Business Area A Representative
Term: 2 years. Stakeholder who is an owner, member or staff of an organization with an office or regularly scheduled meetings with at least ten meetings a year within Area A whose members are engaged in for-profit activity, commercial activity, or business associations and business improvement districts and who is 16 years or older. Boundaries- From the middle of Cahuenga Blvd. at Hollywood Blvd. proceed north to just south of Franklin. Proceed east below Franklin to the Hollywood (101) Freeway to Gower Street Continue down the middle of Gower Street south to Hollywood Blvd. Proceed down the middle of Hollywood Blvd. west to Cahuenga Blvd. Includes the Vine Street area.
      B. Faith-Based Organizations Representative
Term: 4 Years. Stakeholder who is an owner, member or staff of an organization with an office or regularly scheduled meetings with at least ten meetings a year within HUNC including, but not limited to churches, synagogues, temples, and organized religious institutions and who is 16 years or older.
7. LAPD and LAFD (3 minutes each)
8. Los Angeles City, County, and State updates (3 minutes each)
9. Discussion of Dr. Lucy Jones 4/16/14 talk on earthquake safety and possible town hall on Hollywood fault
10. Discussion of Oaks letter to City Atty Mike Feuer requesting that the Above-Ground-Facilities Ordinance (approved by City Council 9/2012) be completed. The new AGF Ordinance will bring some major changes with respect to installations in the "public right-of-way" of residential neighborhoods:
The most significant change is the removal of the pole exemption clause that currently allows cell phone companies to mount their equipment to any existing utility pole of their choice without obtaining a permit from the City. It will also give residents more clout during the permit process by significantly increasing the number of property owners and renters who receive advance notification of a proposed installation, and by granting them the right to appeal any decision the City will make with respect to a particular site. It will also require cell phone companies to provide certification that the proposed installation complies with FCC safety standards for RF emissions and establish a minimum standard for the aesthetic appearance of cell towers and related equipment. Motion to send letter of support.
11. Motion to ask City Council to immediately ban the use of rodenticides and anti-coagulant poisons within City limits in line with recent actions taken:  “The California Coastal Commission last week approved new planning guidelines for the Santa Monica Mountains that include a call for stopping the use of rodenticides. The plan also immediately bans in unincorporated areas the use of anticoagulant poisons that are the most harmful to bobcats, coyotes and mountain lions. The most sweeping action to date was taken in March, when the state Department of Pesticide Regulation signaled plans to halt retail sales of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides to consumers. Under the rules, slated to take effect July 1, only licensed specialists could purchase and use them.” http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-rat-poison-20140418,0,7729549.story#axzz2zCclKx8N
12. Treasurer:
DEADLINE: Demand Warrants must be completed by 5/15, inter-departmental fund transfers by 5/30
Submission of Funding Requests, will be voted upon separately, merged or moved up or down in priority:
REMAINING UNENCUMBERED FUNDS:

  • $17,208.35
    • Approved $5,400 for 6 months of watering ($3,960) and tree planting
    • $1,440 approved for planting, curb cuts not needed so can be re-appropriated

ENCUMBERED FUNDS YET TO BE EXPENDED:

  • Shakeout = $5,000
    • Proposal to purchase 250  emergency preparedness kits at $20 each
  • Bench for Bronson Canyon = $2,000
    • $1,250 for bench, $600 for base, rest for graffiti abatement

PROPOSED EXPENDITURES FOR REST OF FY:

  • LAFD Old Station 82 Community Room – flat screen TV or digital projector (up to $3,000)
  • Historic pictures for old 82s - $500
  • PR Materials (Includes $1,000 unspent already allocated for miscellaneous marketing materials)
    • Canvass bags - $1,000
    • Business cards - $49 x 18 = $882 (Davco)
    • Banners - $150 for one large (Cheremoya) and one small
    • Bus benches - $60 x 8 = $480
    • Pens/magnets - $500 flashlight pens
    • Doggie bags - $500 CHNC vendor
    • Feather flags - $350

$3,512 total, $2,512 in new expenditures

  • Shakespeare in the Park - $500-2,000 depending on Board preference
  • Cheremoya- $500 for new garden by temporary buildings
  • Blessed Sacrament – Los Angeles Times Subscription: $259.48

Coffee (3 Month Supply): $8.99 / Unit - 24 Units / Month = $215.76
3 Months X $215.76 = $647.28                        Total Request: $906.76

  • Hollywood Presbyterian Food Bank - $1,000 (underwear, socks, to-go food)
  • My Friend’s Place - $500-1,500 for socks/underwear and new freezers
  • LAYN - $500-1,000 (underwear, socks and t-shirts)
  • Lake Hollywood Smokey the Bear signs – 2 at $1,723 each for $3,446
  • Cell service at Girl’s Camp - $1,000 Verizon
  • East Hollywood Farmer’s Market - $500-1,000
  • New laptop & Air printer - $1,500
  • Funding for Hollywood Coalition website - $300
  • Constant Contact - $30/month = $360
  • Rental of Victor’s for May board retreat - $546
  • Website redesign – 50 hours @ $20/hr = $1,000 
  • Office organizing – 20 hours @ $15/hr = $300
  • Support for Budget Advocate and Congress of Neighborhoods events - $500 each for $1,000

$19,870.76-$23,370.76 total depending on amounts approved
13.   Proposed Bylaws revisions (to be discussed, final language to be approved in May)
      A. Article lll Boundaries / Section 2: Internal Boundaries / B. Business Areas / 1.-3.
Business Area #A- Change “proceed north to just south of Franklin” to “proceed to middle of Franklin Ave.” Change “Proceed east below Franklin” to “Proceed east along Franklin Ave.” Insert a “.” After “Gower Street.”
Business Area #B- Change “just below Franklin Ave.” to “middle of Franklin Ave.” Change “east below Franklin” to “east along Franklin Ave.”
Business Area #C- Change “Includes both sides of Franklin corridor” to “Includes north side of Franklin corridor.” Add “Ave.” after “Western.”
      B.  Article V Governing Board / Section 1: Composition / H. Business Seats         
Change “Stakeholders must be owners, members or staff of an organization with an office or regularly scheduled meetings with at least ten (10) meetings a year within the Area whose members are engaged in for-profit activity, commercial activity; or business associations and business improvement districts.” to “Stakeholders must be owners, members or staff of an organization with an office or at least ten (10) regularly scheduled meetings within the Business Area. Organizations must be engaged in for-profit, commercial activity. Membership in local business associations and business improvement districts is also acceptable.”
      C.  ARTICLE V Governing Board / Section 1: Composition
Replace “17” with “18.”
Add “I. Parliamentarian/Historian – one (1) seat. To be nominated by the President and approved by the Board.
      D. Article Vl Officers
              2. Section 2: Duties and Powers: E, replace:
The Parliamentarian:

  • may be appointed by the President with the approval of the majority of the Board.
  • shall execute the duties of the office, to clarify and concisely convey all matters of parliamentary procedure.
  • shall act in an advisory capacity to the Board and will not serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
  • may be selected from among the Board members. The Parliamentarian shall have the same voting rights as other Board members if he/she is a Board member, but shall not have a vote if he/she is not a Board member.

With:
               The Parliamentarian/Historian:

  • shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the majority of the Board.
  • shall execute the duties of the office as outlined in the Standing Rules, to serve as an advisor to the President on the Board, serve as a bridge between past and the current Board, and to track major accomplishments of HUNC to be catalogued and publicized.
  • shall document accomplishments of the Neighborhood Council and work with the Outreach Committee to publicize these efforts.

     E. Article Vll: Remove “:” after “ARTICLE VII:”
     F. Article Vll: Committees and Their Duties: Section 1: Standing Committees: Add “Renters” and “Business” committees.
     G. Article Vll: Section 3: Committee Creation and Authorization / B. Committee Structures
Increase minimum number of members for a Standing Committee from “two (2)” to “three (3).”
Insert “but not more than five (5) Board members.”
Change “four (4) or less Board members” to “five (5) or less Board members.”
      H. Article Vlll Meetings: Section 3: Notifications/Posting
Replace “ At a minimum, notice shall be posted at the HUNC’s five (5) public notice locations specified with the Department, on its website (if applicable) and emailed out to Stakeholders ifthe HUNC maintains such a database. Regular and Special meeting agendas shall also be emailed to the Department.”
With “Notice shall be posted at the HUNC’s public notice locations required by the Board of Neighborhood Empowerment and specified with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). Notices will also be placed on HUNC’s website and e-mailed out to Stakeholders. Regular and Special meeting agendas shall also be emailed to the Department.”
      I. Article Xl Grievance Process B.: Remove “and Operating Procedures”
14. Discuss list of committees on HUNC website and which Board would like to see maintained, added for 2014-2015. Opportunity for Board members to volunteer to serve on committees.
15. Workshop May 19th 2014 topics: Mission and focus of Hollywood United for 2014/2015
      A. Functionality of Board, rules and procedures, review and adjustment of posting place
      B. Standing Rules: review and adjustments
      C. Bylaws review and approval of revised Bylaws
      D. Committee assignments, assignment of responsibilities and overview of mission
16. Old Business
17. New Business
ADJOURNMENT
Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place before the end of the meeting at which it was considered or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: (1) Make a Motion for Reconsideration and, if approved, (2) hear the matter and take an action. If the motion to reconsider an action is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: (1) A Motion for Reconsideration on the described matter and (2) a [Proposed] action should the motion to reconsider be approved. A Motion for Reconsideration can only be made by a Board member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action taken. If a Motion for Reconsideration is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Recording Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall all be in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act
 

 


 

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