Meeting Date: 05/28/09 06:30 PM

Meeting Type: Special

Location: Women’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 North La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028


Thursday, May 28, 2009
6:30 PM
Women’s Club of Hollywood

1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Directions:  South of Franklin and North of Hollywood Blvd. – West side of the street. Accessibility: Building is accessible to the handicapped. Entrance at rear door. Parking: Parking is available in a free off-street parking lot 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 and on the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment ( 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].

1.         Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)
2.         Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)
3.         2010 Neighborhood Council (NC) Election Procedures Stipulation Language Worksheet
           i.) Discussion of options for Election Procedures, etc regarding the NC election period in 2010.
ii.) Discussion of the choices for HHWNC and final vote to be taken on selection of choices pertaining to the Stipulation Worksheet which must be submitted to DONE by June 1, 2009.
(Possible Motion and Vote.)
4.         Adjournment
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.

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Women’s Club of Hollywood

1749 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

1.         Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann) at 6:35 p.m. Anastasia explained the purpose of the meeting was to submit the election procedures stipulation worksheet to DONE.  

2.         Roll call by Secretary: Anastasia Mann, Michael Meyer, Wayne Johansson, Orrin Feldman, Paul Ramsey, John Pogue, Valorie Keegan,Patricia Webber, Paul Woolsey, PJ Pesce, Cheryl Holland, Donovan Ryan, Daniel Savage, Wendy Kneedler–Senior, quorum initially established with 12 board members (two others arrived later).
3.         2010 Neighborhood Council (NC) Election Procedures Stipulation Language Worksheet
            Grayce Liu, DONE Representative, in attendance and assisted with interpretations
i.) Anastasia explained that the purpose of the Special Meeting was only to discuss and vote on motions as to how to fill out and whether to submit the Election Procedures Stipulation Worksheet for the 2010 HHWNC elections.  Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, and Michael Meyer agreed to sign for HHWNC on this document.  
Anastasia stated for the record that she was confused about the directions she received from the City Clerk’s Office which stated that the choices should fit within the NC or the intent of the bylaws.
Section 3: Method for Verifying Stakeholder Status – The board voted unanimously to select “Option A” (self affirmation).
Section 4: Declaring a Stake in the Neighborhood Council in Districts Based on Participation/Membership in an Organization, Group or Place of Worship – The board voted unanimously to select “Option A” (based on the physical address).
Section 5: Minimum Voting Age – The board voted unanimously for age 18 as the voting age.
Section 6: Board Terms – The board voted 11-1-0 to approve “Option A” (two year terms).
Section 7: Appointed Board Seats – not applicable.
Section 8: Vacancy Clause – The board voted 11-2-0 to approve “Option A” (using existing bylaws)
Section 9: Governing Board Composition and Voting: Anastasia stated that there are 23 seats on the HHWNC board.
Section 10: Voting Model: Not applicable.
Section 11: Declaring Candidacy for Positions on the Board: The board voted unanimously to approve “Option A” (for allowing any person to run for election for no more than one board position at a time).
4. Public Comment: None.
5. Meeting Adjourned: 7:00 p.m.
-Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One-