Meeting Date: 08/21/13 05:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

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

Details:

HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE MEETING AGENDA
August 21, 2013
5:30 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 ww.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. Review of Agenda for tonight's board meeting

 

  1. REVIEW DONE ISSUES & REQUIREMENTS RE STRATEGIC PLAN, FUNDING TRAINING ETC FOR FULL BOARD REVIEW AND APPROVAL. 

 

  1. Old Business

 

  1. New Business

 

  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. Adjournment
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
DRAFT EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES
August 21, 2013
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
 

 

  1. Call to order by President, Anastasia Mann at 6:05.

 

  1. Roll call by Secretary Kathy Bañuelos: Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Kathy Bañuelos were present.  Quorum established.

 

  1. REVIEW DONE issues and requirements for Strategic Plan, funding, training etc. for board review and approval.  

 

  1. Anastasia reviewed the Strategic Plan requirements and suggestions submitted by Parliamentarian Robert Mott.  The Executive Board made several additions and developed the following Strategic Plan to present to the entire Board for approval:

    •  2013-2014 Strategic Plan for HHWNC

      1. The Big Vision:  Provide strong active leadership for the neighborhood by increasing community involvement and maintaining commitment and support from the City Council.  Enhance the quality of life in, maintain the aesthetic appearance and promote the historical nature and significance of the community.
      2. The Big Goals:

        1. Increase the effectiveness of the HHWNC by soliciting input from community members and businesses.
        2. Updating priorities by asking residents to take part in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within their community.
        3. Identify infrastructure issues impacting the neighborhood.  Target infrastructure rehabilitation and provide improvements above and beyond the City’s annual maintenance programs.
        4. Continue to improve our website and social media projects.
        5. Clean up public safety problems at the local public library.
      3. The Big Solutions

        1. Create community events (i.e., meet and greets, emergency services, training, national night out, town halls) that will engage a greater number of residents and businesses in the neighborhood.
        2. Provide opportunities for residents and businesses to comment on safety and livability issues and communicate this information to the proper city contacts.
        3. Expand existing relationships with elected city officials, the police and fire departments, and business associations.
        4. Create a public relations/community outreach campaign to better educate and introduce residents/businesses to the neighborhood council concept.
        5. Advocate for Brown Act reform as it applies to neighborhood councils.

 

  1. Review of Agenda: The board reviewed what items would be discussed by the board.  One item (4(d)) was struck from the agenda. 

 

  1. Old Business: No discussion.

 

  1. New Business: No discussion.

 

  1. Public Comments – None:

 

  1. Adjournment: 6:37 p.m.
 
-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One-
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