Meeting Date: 09/15/05 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: YUCCA COMMUNITY CENTER
6671 Yucca Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Details: AGENDA
1. Call to order and roll call.

2. MOTION: That HHWNC Board, in response to DONE’s request, approve the 2005 Election Procedures submitted to DONE by the HHWNC Election Committee (Vote) (15 minutes)

3. Review status of Election Committee, request for additional election committee members (stakeholders who are not seeking a board position for 2005-2006)(Vote)(5 minutes)

4. Discussion of the election progress to date. Respond to Election Committee Chair’s request for a vote of confidence (Vote)(10 minutes)

5. Nomination of stakeholders seeking vacant board positions (Vice President, Area 6 Chair, Area 7 Chair and possibly Environment Chair) (Vote)(10 minutes)

6. President’s comments -(5 minutes)

7. Minutes – Review and approve prior minutes (vote) (5 minutes).

8. Financial Status – Review treasurer’s report and budget. (vote) (10 minutes).

9. Update on Vogue Theater appeal hearing. (5 minutes)

10. Projects Update – Hollywood Blvd Nightclub bus system, Runyon Canyon Kiosks raising, and Runyon Canyon Volunteers. (10 minutes)

11. Report on status of stakeholder meeting on traffic congestion on streets with our area with the LADOT to present all recommendations currently proposed. (5 minutes)

12. Update on old Duran Library site purchased by LA City Dept. of Sanitation. (5 minutes)

13. MOTION: The HHWNC shall support the implementation of SB 466, to allow the placement of “neighborhood radar” speeding citation devices, where feasible, in an attempt at reducing incidents of speeding in residential neighborhoods, and that letters of support be sent to the Mayor, the Los Angeles City Department of Transportation and Los Angeles Police Department. Motion by Traffic Committee. Tabled August 4, 2005 (vote) (10 minutes)

14. Review of draft proposal to create citywide congress of neighborhood councils. (10 minutes)

15. General Comments – Comments from board members on non-agenda items. (10 minutes)

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

17. Adjournment (9PM or earlier).

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
BOARD MEETING
September 15, 2005
APPROVED

1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
Dan Bernstein, President called the board meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.

Present: Dan Bernstein, President; Jennifer Alwood, Secretary; Bob Cook, Treasurer; Paul Woolsey, Orrin Feldman, Robert Gonzales, Paul Ramsey, Conrad Schoeffter, Jon Hartmann– Charles Alvare, Anastasia Mann, and Frank DeFoe.

Absent: John Connolly, Parliamentarian, Vince Vitale, Wilson Bell, Jeffrey Rouze, Kenneth Jones, Claire Guy, Theresa Larkin, and Michele Miyakawa.

2. MOTION: That HHWNC Board, in response to DONE’s request, approve the 2005 Election Procedures submitted to DONE by the HHWNC Election Committee (Vote)

MOTION by Orrin Feldman to approve the 2005 Election Procedures submitted to DONE by the Election Committee.
SECOND: Paul Woolsey
DISCUSSION: The only difference from last year’s election procedures is that the election will be a 2-day election and people will not be able to run for multiple positions. Also, there was some confusion about due date for candidate statements. Bob Cook, Election Committee Chair, confirmed statements are due 10/12/05.
VOTE: Passes unanimously

3. Review status of Election Committee, request for additional election committee members (stakeholders who are not seeking a board position for 2005-2006) (Vote)
Bob: The Election Committee cannot have members from the Board who are running for re-election. Jerry from DONE was suppose to send a letter that suggested 5 people from the Board will not run again, but it was never received. Jon Hartmann and Robert Gonzales are not running, and Robert volunteered to help run the Election Committee. The Board will reach out to find candidates and Election Committee members. Bob will get flyer to Board for distribution.

MOTION by Jennifer Alwood for Board to seek stakeholders to serve on Election Committee who are not running in election.
SECOND: Robert Gonzales
VOTE: Passes unanimously

4. Discussion of the election progress to date. Respond to Election Committee Chair’s request for a vote of confidence (Vote)
Bob Cook reports on election progress and will get information to Dan. Jon Hartmann expressed that he feels the outreach for the election could have been better. There were some issues with the flyer distribution.
No vote.

5. Nomination of stakeholders seeking vacant board positions (Vice President, Area 6 Chair, Area 7 Chair and possibly Environment Chair) (Vote)
No vote.

6. President’s comments
Dan thanked everyone and especially the Election Committee for their hard work over the past year. He wished everyone luck with the elections and next year’s Board.

7. Minutes – Review and approve prior minutes (Vote)

MOTION by Bob to approve the August 4, 2005 minutes.
SECOND: Paul Woolsey
VOTE: Passes unanimously

8. Financial Status – Review treasurer’s report and budget. (Vote)
Bob Cook reported that HHWNC has $5,000 unspent in Outreach. He recommends that we take those funds and add them to the Election budget of $2,000 for a total of $7,000 to use for HHWNC Elections.
MOTION by Dan to take $5,000 out of the Outreach budget to use for HHWNC Elections.
SECOND: Anastasia Mann
VOTE: Passes unanimously

9. Update on Vogue Theater appeal hearing.
No update.

10. Projects Update – Hollywood Blvd Nightclub bus system, Runyon Canyon Kiosks rising, and Runyon Canyon Volunteers.
No update.

11. Report on status of stakeholder meeting on traffic congestion on streets with our area with the LADOT to present all recommendations currently proposed.
No update.

12. Update on old Duran Library site purchased by LA City Dept. of Sanitation
No update.

13. MOTION: The HHWNC shall support the implementation of SB 466, to allow the placement of “neighborhood radar” speeding citation devices, where feasible, in an attempt at reducing incidents of speeding in residential neighborhoods, and that letters of support be sent to the Mayor, the Los Angeles City Department of Transportation and Los Angeles Police Department. Motion by Traffic Committee. Tabled August 4, 2005
MOTION by Jennifer to table.
SECOND: Anastasia
10 in favor; 2 opposed; motion passes

14. Review of draft proposal to create citywide congress of neighborhood councils.
Bob asked for HHWNC’s vote for the creation of a charter for a citywide congress of neighborhood councils.
MOTION by Robert to support
SECOND: Anastasia
DISCUSSION: Dan voiced concerns that this is another level of councils and will take away the purpose of the neighborhood councils. There is no suggestion of a line of communication between the two.
No vote taken; motion dies.

15. General Comments
None.

16. Public Comments
None.

17. Adjournment:
MOTION by Orrin to adjourn the meeting
SECOND: Robert
VOTE: Passes unanimously

Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm.

Respectfully submitted-

Jennifer Fitzgerald
HHWNC Secretary

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