Meeting Date: 01/10/08 03:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Twist Restaurant (Front Room, Left Side)
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Thursday, January 10, 2008
3:30 PM
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Twist Restaurant
(Front Room, Left Side)
1755 No Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Directions: Corner of Highland Avenue and Johnny Grant Way, South of Franklin Avenue and adjacent to the Hollywood and Highland Complex – West side of the street. Accessibility: Building is accessible to the handicapped. Entrance at Hotel front lobby with Twist Restaurant located on the Mezzanine Level. Parking: Valet Parking is available; Self-Parking for a minimal fee in adjacent public parking in Hollywood & Highland Complex.

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1. Call to order by President (Anastasia Mann)

2. Roll call by Secretary (Bruce Gorelick)

3. Minutes – Review and approve prior September 27, 2007 minutes (Please see attached)
(Vote) (5 minutes)

4. Grievance filing regarding Area 7 Chair Election – Discussion

5. Meeting Schedule for New HHWNC Board of Directors – Set future dates and First meeting in January, 2008

6. By Law Changes – Discussion

7. New Business

8. 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.

Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Front Room, Left Side in Twist Restaurant
1755 No Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Executive Committee Meeting
January 10, 2008
3:30 pm


1. Call to order by President Anastasia Mann at 3.47 pm

2. Roll call by Secretary Bruce Gorelick. The following members were present:
a. Orrin Feldman
b. Jennifer Fitzgerald
c. Bruce Gorelick
d. Anastasia Mann
e. Michael Meyer

3. Minutes -Anastasia asks to review and approve minutes from prior September 27, 2007 Executive Committee meeting. At issue is whether or not to keep the name of the board member in the minutes as a response to petitions received to remove. Anastasia asks if there are any comments. Jennifer says the name of the board member should be removed. Bruce seconds. Orrin says the issue is whether the public will read this later and they won’t know who is saying what if there are no names listed on the record. Anastasia says the minutes are a reflection of what happened at a meeting for reference purposes. The full board has voted to remove the name from the minutes. Vote: Y-2; N-1. Motion carries.

Jennifer moved to approve minutes; second by Orrin. Vote: Y-3; N-0. Motion passes.

Public comments: Joan Luchs comments that one of the executive committee members is an employee of NBC Universal and when we said in the October meeting that there were 2 votes, September 27th meeting states there were 2 unanimous votes. Her concern was that when there was an NBC Universal employee present that should not be able to vote. The Exec Committee only advises on the procedure of the case, as indicated in the Bylaws, and has every right to do that.
PUBLIC COMMENT – JOAN LUCHS REGISTERD HER OPINION WITH THE BOARD THAT Executive Committee member is an employee of NBC Universal which has posed a complaint against the “unnamed” board member and therefore should not be voting.

President Mann stated that the issues that Ms Fitzgerald voted on did not pertain to the complaint but only to the actions of the Executive Committee in following procedures outlined for the Board in our bylaws and that these instructions should be passed on to any complainant regarding any board member or action.

4. Grievance filing regarding Area 7 Chair Election
Anastasia says that in regards to the grievance filing that was on the agenda ,the City Attorney has advised that this was misdirection from DONE and DONE has been advised they made an error. A potential challenge to the Area 7 election was registered but that person was told they had 5 days from the election date to file. The correspondence was filed 3 weeks later and is therefore not an issue.

Anastasia says Mr. Ambrose was given correct advice and he is now quite comfortable in what is happening now and has been courteous about the whole situation. He didn’t want to disrupt anything, and he had only one vote. He still does want to get involved with HHWNC.

Public comment-Joan Luchs: So, it’s not a challenge or a grievance?

Anastasia once again repeated the clarification for Ms. Luchs

5. HHWNC Meetings

Exec Board discussed timing of Board meetings.

6. l Bylaw Changes
Board discussed update on bylaws and appointed an Ad Hoc Committee.

7. New Business

Anastasia asked for a volunteer to help update the website.

Terry Migliaccio volunteered.

8. Meeting adjourned at 4.36pm.