Meeting Date: 01/29/09 05:30 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Will and Ariel Durant Library, 7140 Sunset Boulevard at Detroit, Los Angeles, CA 90046


January 29, 2009
Will and Ariel Durant Library
7140 Sunset Boulevard at Detroit
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Directions:  The Library is generally located on theSouthwest corner of Sunset and Detroit, which is a block west of La Brea Avenue. Accessibility: Building is accessible to the handicapped. Parking: Free off–street parking is available in a lot behind the library building, as well as free parking on street.
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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 3, 2008 minutes (Please see attached)
(Vote) (5 minutes)
4.         Review of Agenda for upcoming Full Board Meeting (5-10 mins) (See attached)
5.         Discussion of By Law Revision Process/Update
6.         Billboard/Digital, Building Signage Controversy (See attached)
7.         Nightclub issues in Hollywood – Update (Tricia La Belle)
8.         Meeting dates for 2009 – Discussion
9.         Old Business
10.       New Business
11.       Public Comments
12.       Adjournment
PROCESS FOR RECONSIDERATION: The Executive Committee 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 Executive Committee, 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 an Executive Committee 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 an Executive Committee 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.
January 29, 2009
Will and Ariel Durant Library
7140 Sunset Boulevard at Detroit
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Call to order by President Anastasia Mann at 5:42pm Roll call by Secretary Bruce Gorelick: Anastasia Mann, Orrin Feldman, Bruce Gorelick, Michael Meyer and Jennifer Fitzgerald.
Approval of Minutes: (Fitzgerald/Feldman) moved to approve the minutes from the last executive meeting board on Sept. 3, 2008. The motion carried.
President’s Report: Anastasia introduced those in attendance for the Executive Meeting: Tricia LaBell, Wayne, and Ashley of Team Obama.
Introduction: Tricia LaBell speaking about the general state of nightclubs in the HHWNC community. She said there has been an increase in crime with the increase in HipHop nightclubs. There are now 72 clubs operating in Hollywood. She spoke about the increase in parking meter fees which is negatively impacting her club as well as limitations on Happy Hours. They are asking the Neighborhood Councils to help business owners reach out to the police and City Council members to possibly relax some of the restrictions that don’t affect public safety.
Bylaws: No report.
Billboard Issue: Anastasia said she’s been heavily involved in this issue, specifically with “Super Graphics.” (Gorelick/Fitzgerald) moved that the Exec. Comm. recommends that the full board support efforts to control the proliferation of commercial signage throughout the whole city.”
The motion carried unanimously.
Scheduling Future Meeting Date: The goal is to schedule board meetings for the third Thursday of every other month.
Public Comment: Michael questioned whether the HHWNC needs voice mail. Anastasia stated that it is necessary to list a phone number for the general purposes of the board.
Meeting Adjourned: Fitzgerald/Meyer) moved to adjourn. The motion carried.
– Minutes by Pat Kramer, Apple One –