Meeting Date: 04/16/14 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046

Details:

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD-ELECT MEETING AGENDA
April 16th, 2014
6:30 pm
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

 
Directions:  East of N. Fairfax Ave and West of N. La Brea Ave of Hollywood Blvd.  Building is accessible and free parking is available behind the building. 
 
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 non-agenda and agenda items will be heard during the Public Comment Period and, within the discretion of the presiding officer of the Board, 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: on bulletin boards at the top and bottom of Runyon Canyon Park, and electronically on the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council website www.hhwnc.org and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment (www.lacityneighborhoods.com).  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 Project Coordinator at 213-485-1360 or e-mail to [email protected]
 
 
ALL ITEMS LISTED ON THIS AGENDA ARE SUBJECT TO:
POSSIBLE ACTION, INCLUDING A BOARD MOTION AND
VOTING ON THE MOTION.
 
PROCESS FOR RECONSIDERATION:  The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place immediately following the original action 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 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.
 
 
AGENDA
 

  1. Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann

 

  1. Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos

 

  1. Installation of New Board – CHANGEOVER FROM 2012-14 Board to 2014-16 Board-Elect=
  1. Neighborhood Council Oath (Councilman Tom LaBonge)
  2. Presentation of Certificates – Councilmember LaBonge

 

  1. Presentation of Board Member Manuals & Appointment of Ad Hoc Committee to Review Website and Board Member Manual – President Mann

 

  1. New Board Orientation/Training (75-90 minutes) (DONE)

    1. The role of your NC in your community and for your community
    2. Quick hits on laws that govern NCs – City Charter, NC Plan, Brown Act PRA, ADA, Conflict of Interest
    3. Getting to know your bylaws
    4. Funding for your NC
    5. Having a great NC meeting
    6. Questions and answers

 

  1. Public Comments – Comments from the public on agenda items and non-agenda items within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction.  Public comments are limited to 2 minutes per speaker.

 

  1. Old Business

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Adjournment
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
April 16th, 2014
Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
 

Outgoing Board Meeting Minutes
 

  1. Call to order by HHWNC President Anastasia Mann at 6:05 p.m. 

 

  1. Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Board Members Present:  Anastasia Mann, Kathy Bañuelos, Michael Meyer, Jim Geoghan, Annie Gagen, Joshua Kopel, Mary Prange,  Jeffrey Papes, Dietrich Nelson, Vincent Laresca, Patricia Weber, Robin Moreno, Carmen Libaridian, Joyce Dyrector, Clive Whitcher and Barbara Witkin. (Paul Darrigo arrived at 6:26 p.m.). Quorum established.

 

  1. Approval of Minutes: (Kopel/Witkin) moved to accept the March 19, 2014 meeting minutes as corrected. The motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Reports from Representatives: None.

 

  1. President's Report: Anastasia noted that the Area 2 seat is still open. The election will be held at the May 2014 meeting. A date of May 20th was set for the next meeting, as the former meeting date conflicted with the Hollywood CPAB Annual Town Hall Event. Anastasia thanked all of the board members for their hard work for the past two years.

 

  1. Treasurers Report – Michael Meyer reviewed expenses for the previous month. Year to date expenses were $21,075. (Jeff Papes/Nelson) moved to approve the Treasurer's Report as corrected. The motion carried unanimously.

 
(Meyer/Papes) moved that HHWNC authorize the purchase of up to $350 worth of refreshments (hot dogs, buns, chips, & drinks) to be served at the Yucca Community Center Spring Open House/Community Resource Fair, a worthwhile free community outreach event that will be held April 19th.  These items will be charged to the NC’s Purchase Card. The motion carried unanimously.
 

  1. Committee Reports by Area Chairs:

    • Patricia Weber spoke about a restoration project for Areas 2 and 5 to restore the guardrail through the Cahuenga Pass. She will make a more formal presentation after the new board is seated.

 

  • Business rep Joshua Kopel presented a motion to benefit Runyon Canyon: (Kopel/Papes) moved to allocate funding of up to $15,000 to Rec and Parks on behalf of the HHWNC and the Friends of Runyon Canyon Foundation for equipment and improvements to the Runyon Canyon Park.  (Kopel/Papes) moved to amend the motion to add one bike rack. Also a change was made to revise the funding amount to up to $10,581 due to a miscalculation in the original motion. The motion to amend carried. (Darrigo abstained).

 

  • The board then voted on the amended motion to allocate funding of up to $7,919.94 to Rec and Parks on behalf of the HHWNC and the Friends of Runyon Canyon Foundation for equipment and improvements to the Runyon Canyon Park.  The motion carried with one opposed (Feldman) and one abstention (Mann).

 

  • Michael Meyer asked board members to put up road safety signs.

 

  1. Public Comments: None.

 

  1. New Business: None.

 

  1.  Old Business: None.

 

  1.  Presentation: Councilmember Tom LaBonge presented Certificates of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles to each outgoing board member for their service.

 

  1.  Meeting adjourned: 6:42 p.m.

 
 
-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One-


HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
DRAFT BOARD-ELECT MEETING AGENDA
April 16, 2014

Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
 
<>1.2.3.4.··Mayor’s Office: Yeghig Keshishian, reviewed different aspects of the Mayor's budget for the City.   
 
5.  Board Training: Anastasia presented the new board with Board Member Manuals put together by Webmaster Steven Shmerler, Michael Meyer, and Valorie Keegan. Valorie and Michael addressed the board explaining how to use the documents. Kathy asked board members to provide their contact information. 
<>a.Lisette Covarrubias from DONE conducted the orientation/training for the new HHWNC board.  
 

6.  Set next HHWNC Meeting Date: (Witkin) proposed the date of Tuesday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. for the next meeting. Location TBA.
 
7.  Public Comments – None.
 
8.  Old Business: None.
 
9.  New Business: None.
 
10. Meeting Adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One-
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