Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 PM

Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes for August, September and the Retreat in September (5 minutes)
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each) (10 minutes)
  4. Comments from any City, County, State or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each) (10 minutes)
  5. Update by Shannon Prior on Council Member Ryu’s motion to move forward on specific Dixon Study ideas (10 minutes)
  6. Report from Jack Humphreville, Budget Advocate (5 minutes)
  7. HUNC Committee & Liaison announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
  8. Executive Committee (25 minutes)
    1. Report by the President
    2. Approval of Tom Meredith and Erin Penner as Outreach Co-Chairs
    3. Approval of Sheila Irani and Adam Miller as Homeless and Social Services Co-Chairs
    4. Approval of Tom Meredith and Erin Penner as Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Co-Chairs
    5. Approval of Adam Miller and Jeff Ramberg as Transportation & Works Co-Chairs
    6. Approval of Matt Wait and Adam Miller as Renters & Housing Co-Chairs
    7. Review of the formal food ordering system
    8. Motion to Vacate the Business Representative seat currently held by Business Area C Representative due to non-compliance with Article V, Section 7 relative to absences (attended only February and April this year)ARTICLE V: GOVERNING BOARD Section 7: Absences Any Board member who is absent for all voting items on three (3) regularly scheduled, consecutive Board meeting agendas or, alternatively, all voting items for five (5) total Board meetings during any twelve (12) month period, will be automatically recorded in the HUNC’s meeting minutes as being a “Member Not in Good Standing.” An item will be placed on the next Board agenda to address the matter. The Board will then have the option to censure, by a majority vote, or remove, by a three-fourths vote, the member. If no action is taken, the member will be restored to regular standing. Members may be excused for an absence by the Board President if they provide notice more than twenty-four (24) hours in advance and they provide a compelling rationale. Excused absences will be counted toward the limit of five (5) missed meetings in one calendar year.
  1. PLUM Committee (10 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
    2. Motion to approve with conditions: 5620 W. Tuxedo Terrace, Los Angeles. Project Description: Construction of a (N) SFD, 2 story w/basement and attached garage: Action(s) Requested: 1. To allow the new construction of a SFD on a lot fronting on a Substandard Hillside Limited Street  that is improved with a roadway width of less than 20 feet. 2. To allow the new construction of a SFD on a lot not having vehicular access from a street improved with a minimum 20-foot wide continuous paved roadway from the driveway apron to the boundary of the hillside area. Conditions:
      1. No hauling shall be allowed on Red Flag days or during trash days (Fridays)
      2. A minimum 6 foot tall debris fence is to be installed in the rear yard of the property to prevent potential debris from entering neighboring properties
      3. Construction workers must be shuttled to the project site from an area outside of the neighborhood.
      4. Exposed retaining walls on the downslope portion of the property must be landscaped and properly irrigated to shield the visual aspects of the walls from adjacent residents
      5. Provide contact information (cell phone number) for onsite superintendent or foreman to the adjacent residents or interested parties that must be answered during construction hours
      6. Any dumpsters placed on the street cannot block flow of traffic. If only one lane is available, flagmen must be placed on either side of the dumpster with two-way radio control
      7. Rainwater mitigation regulations must be adhered to during the rainy season to ensure runoff is effectively managed 8. The Oaks HOA must review and not oppose the project as proposed at their next board meeting.
  2. PSW&T Committee (10 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
    2. Update on recent HUNC street cleanup
  3. Outreach Committee (15 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
    2. Update on Garfield Halloween Fair
    3. Discussion and updates by board members of their experiences at the Congress of Neighborhood Councils
    4. Presentation, discussion, and possible motion to approve funding of up to $1000 for an NPG application from Yucca Community Center for Halloween event on Saturday, 10/27/18
  4. Non Profit, Arts & Education Committee (5 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
  5. Renters and Housing Issues Committee (5 minutes)
    1. Report by Committee Chair
  6. Election Committee (20 minutes)
    1. Update on election budget
    2. Review of election steps and timeline
    3. Review of election themes and strategy
    4. Review of board member responsibility to outreach for candidates
  7. Finance (15 minutes)
    1. Discussion of current fiscal year budget and possible motion for adjustment
    2. Discussion and vote to approve pending Monthly Expense Reports for submission
  8. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  9. New/Future Business
  10. Old/Ongoing Business


A simple majority vote by the Board members present, not including abstentions, at a meeting at which there is a quorum, shall be required to take official action, unless specified otherwise in the Bylaws  ( Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place before the end of the meeting at which it was considered 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 Recording 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.