BOARD MEETING

Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:30 PM
Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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Welcome

  1. Roll Call (2 minutes)
  2. Approval of Minutes (5 minutes)
  3. Seating of newly elected board members (10 minutes)
  4. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each) (6 minutes)
  5. Comments from any City, County, State or Federal representatives in attendance (5 minutes each) (10 minutes)
  6. HUNC Committee & Liaison announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
    1. Short presentation by the Marine Mammal Care Center, a non-profit which houses and rehabilitates pinnipeds.
      https://marinemammalcarecenterlosangeles.com (5 minutes)
  7. PLUM Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to support both the March 13, 2019 letter of opposition to Senate Bill No. 50 (SB 50) by Councilmember David Ryu and the April 16, 2019 Los Angeles City Council’s unanimously approved opposition to SB 50. (5 minutes)
  8. Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
  9. Outreach Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
  10. Non Profit, Arts & Education Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $500 for the Justice for My Sister/Community Partners TV Pitching Training. (5 minutes)
  11. Renters and Housing Issues Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion for a CIS in support of Council File 19-0002-S57, Support for AB 36The Hollywood United Neighborhood Council supports this resolution in support of California AB 36, which would amend the Costa-Hawkins act to allow rent control on residential buildings constructed more than 20 years ago. Rent stabilization in Hollywood ensures that low and fixed income tenants are able to remain in their homes despite increasing market pressures in the neighborhood. The current supply of affordable housing does not meet the neighborhood’s needs and legislation such as this bill is needed to prevent further displacement and homelessness.
    3. Discussion and possible motion for a CIS in support of Council File 19-0002-S58, Support for AB 1399The Hollywood United Neighborhood council supports this resolution in favor of California AB 1399, which would provide a year to all tenants facing Ellis act evictions in addition to those who are elderly and disabled. Ellis Act evictions contribute to the loss of desperately-needed rent-controlled housing in the Hollywood area and most tenants are only given 120 days to relocate, compounding the stress of finding a new, affordable place to live in Los Angeles. This bill will strengthen tenant protections and will hopefully lesson the impact of displacement of those that
    4. Discussion and possible motion for a CIS in support of Council File 18-0610, Right to CounselThe Hollywood United Neighborhood council supports this resolution, which call for city staff to develop recommendations on developing and identifying funding for a right counsel for tenants facing eviction. HUNC further would like to specify that it believes that counsel guaranteed by the city should be ensured to be competent. The results of a study by Tenants Together titled “California Evictions are Fast and Frequent” found that from 2014-2016, 162,717 Unlawful Detainers were filed in LA County and that further, 90% of tenants facing eviction to not have representation from an attorney. Legal assistance is not accessible to many tenants due to costs and a lack of knowledge about the complex laws that govern rental in Los Angeles. A potential Right to Counsel would give strong protection to tenants, particularly those who are disadvantaged or are facing unlawful evictions.
  12. Homelessness and Social Services Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $500 for toilet kits from Clean Waste Co. to be used in conjunction with The Showers of Hope, First Presbyterian Church and various services for the unhoused. (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $1000 for patio set and equipment for Triangle Square/LGBT Center (5 minutes)
    4. Discussion and possible motion to fund up to $1000 for the sponsorship of the upcoming Hollywood PAL Soccer season (5 minutes)
    5. Discuss a HUNC Letter of Support requesting Council District 4, Council District 13, and City Attorney look into the feasibility of crafting and ordinance to restrict encampments between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM on sidewalks directly adjacent to schools and pre-schools (5 minutes)
  13. Transportation & Works Committee
    1. Report by Committee Chair (2 minutes)
    2. Discuss City receptacle dumping cycle, how drop spots are selected and whether HUNC can assist with selecting locations (5 minutes)
    3. Update on St. Andrew Stairs and discussion of steps forward (5 minutes)
    4. Discuss DoT’s traffic control measures on Ferndell and egress from The Oaks (5 minutes)
    5. Discuss methods to water empty tree wells to be planted with new trees on Franklin Avenue near the 101 Cafe and 76 Gas Station. (5 minutes)
    6. Discussion and possible motion to support tree planting and irrigation as prescribed by CD4 and adjacent communities along Mulholland Hwy (5 minutes)
  14.  Finance
    1. Discussion of current fiscal year budget and possible motion for adjustment (5 minutes)
    2. Update on pending Monthly Expense Reports (5 minutes)
      1. Possible motion to approve March Monthly Expense Report
      2. Possible motion to approve April Monthly Expense Report
    3. Discussion and possible motion to approve up to $600 for HUNC branded mugs/coffee cups
    4. Provide overview of HUNC funding remaining and the distribution of funds for the current FY (2018/2019) (5 minutes)
    5. Discuss a rough budget for spending in the next FY (2019/2020) (5 minutes)
  15. Executive Committee
    1. Report by the President (2 minutes)
    2. Update on meeting with Warner Brothers regarding a project bring people up to the Hollywood sign (5 minutes)
    3. Discussion and possible motion regarding Business Area A Representative Chona Galvez due to non-compliance with Article V, Section 7 relative to absences (did not attend 5/18, 9/18, 12/18, 2/19 and 4/19 board meetings)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. (10 minutes)
  16. Board Member announcements on items not on the Agenda (5 minutes)
  17. Old/Ongoing Business (2 minutes)
  18. New/Future Business (2 minutes)

Adjournment

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  (http://hollywoodunitednc.org/wp/bylaws-standing-rules-and-financial-procedures/). 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.