Bylaws

East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Bylaws

Table of Contents

Article I        NAME

Article II       PURPOSE 

Article III      BOUNDARIES

       Section 1: Boundary Description

       Section 2: Internal Boundaries

Article IV     STAKEHOLDER

Article V      GOVERNING BOARD

       Section 1: Composition

       Section 2: Quorum      

       Section 3: Official Actions

       Section 4: Terms and Term Limits

       Section 5: Duties and Powers   

       Section 6: Vacancies

       Section 7: Absences

       Section 8: Censure

       Section 9: Removal

       Section 10: Resignation

       Section 11: Community Outreach

Article VI     OFFICERS

       Section 1: Officers of the Board

       Section 2: Duties and Powers

       Section 3: Selection of Officers

       Section 4: Officer Terms

Article VII    COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES

       Section 1: Standing

       Section 2: Ad Hoc

       Section 3: Committee Creation and Authorization

Article VIII   MEETINGS

       Section 1: Meeting Time and Place

       Section 2: Agenda Setting

       Section 3: Notifications/Postings

       Section 4: Reconsideration

Article IX     FINANCES

Article X      ELECTIONS

       Section 1: Administration of Election

       Section 2: Governing Board Structure and Voting

       Section 3: Minimum Voting Age

       Section 4: Method of Verifying Stakeholder Status

       Section 5: Restrictions on Candidates Running for Multiple Seats

       Section 6: Other Election Related Language

Article XI     GRIEVANCE PROCESS

Article XII    PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY       

Article XIII   AMENDMENTS

Article XIV  COMPLIANCE

       Section 1: Code of Civility

       Section 2: Training

       Section 3: Self-Assessment

ATTACHMENT A – Map of Neighborhood Council

ATTACHMENT B - Governing Board Structure and Voting

  

ARTICLE I    NAME

The name of this organization shall be the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council (“EHNC”), an advisory body to the City of Los Angeles, established pursuant to Article IX of the Los Angeles City Charter.

 

ARTICLE II    PURPOSE

The purpose of the EHNC is:

  1. To contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in the East Hollywood community;
  1. To encourage dialog, interaction and cooperation among East Hollywood’s diverse ethnic groups;
  1. To promote public participation in City governance and decision making processes so that government is more responsive to local needs and requests;
  1. To facilitate the delivery of City services and City government responses to East Hollywood’s problems and requests for assistance;
  1. To foster a sense of community for all people to express ideas and opinions about their neighborhood and government;
  1. To develop relationships with other communities and neighborhood councils on common issues.

 

ARTICLE III    BOUNDARIES

The EHNC has a geographic area with a population of at least 20,000 residents.

Section 1:  Boundary Description – The boundary area is described as follows:

  1. North: Hollywood Boulevard between Western Avenue and Virgil Avenue (both sides of the street); Sunset Boulevard between Virgil Avenue and Fountain Avenue; Fountain Ave between Hoover St and Sunset Blvd (North side of the street)
  1. East: Hoover Street between Fountain Avenue and the Hollywood (US-101) Freeway (west side of the street).
  1. South: The Hollywood (US-101) Freeway between Hoover Street and Western Avenue (north side of the freeway).
  1. West: Western Avenue between the Hollywood (US-101) Freeway and Hollywood Boulevard (east side of the street).

Section 2:  Internal Boundaries

  1. A.      Neighborhood District 1: Thai Town
  2. North: North side of Hollywood Blvd. Between eastside of Western and westside of Normandie
  3. East: West side of Normandie Ave. between Hollywood and north side of Sunset Blvd Fountain west side of Normandie
  4. South: North side of Sunset Blvd. between Western and Normandie
  5. West: East side of Western Ave. between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.
  1. B.      Neighborhood District 2: HollyMont Junction
  2. North: North side of Hollywood Blvd. between Normandie and Vermont
  3. East: West side of Vermont Ave. between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd
  4. South: North side of Sunset Blvd. between Normandie and Vermont
  5. West: East side of Normandie Ave. between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd
  1. C.      Neighborhood District  3: HollySet Junction
  2. North: North side of Hollywood Blvd (from Vermont to Virgil) and Sunset Blvd. (from Virgil to Fountain) between Vermont and Fountain
  3. East: West side of Hoover St. between Fountain and Santa Monica
  4. South: North side of Santa Monica Blvd. between Vermont and Hoover
  5. West: East side of Vermont Ave. between Hollywood and Santa Monica
  1. D.      Neighborhood District 4: Little Armenia West
  2. North: South side of Sunset Blvd. between Western and west side of Vermont
  3. East: West side of Vermont Blvd. between Sunset and Santa Monica
  4. South: North side of Santa Monica Blvd. between the 101 Fwy and Vermont
  5. West: The 101 Fwy and the south side of Western Ave between La Mirada and south side of Sunset Blvd
  1. E.      Neighborhood District 5: College Village
  2. North: South side of Santa Monica Blvd. between north side of 101 Fwy and west side of Vermont
  3. East: West side of Vermont Ave between Santa Monica and north side of 101 Fwy
  4. South: North side of 101 Fwy between Santa Monica and west side of Vermont
  1. F.       Neighborhood District 6: Virgil Village
  2. North: South side of Santa Monica Blvd. between Vermont and Hoover
  3. East: West side of Hoover St. between Santa Monica and north side of 101 Fwy
  4. South: North side of 101 Fwy between Vermont and Hoover
  5. West: East side of Vermont Ave. between Santa Monica and 101 Fwy

 

The boundaries of EHNC Districts are set forth in Attachment B- Map of East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Districts.

 

ARTICLE IV    STAKEHOLDER 

Neighborhood Council membership is open to all Stakeholders.  “Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

 

ARTICLE V    GOVERNING BOARD 

Section 1:  Composition – EHNC’s Governing Board shall be comprised of eighteen (18) Board members over at least the age of 18 or over, unless otherwise stated. Any stakeholder is qualified to hold the representative seat for any geographic area in which he/she holds stakeholder status, unless specifically stated otherwise. A stakeholder may only run for one district seat at a time.

 

  1. A.   Neighborhood District 1: Thai Town Representative

 

  1. B.   Neighborhood District 2: HollyMont Junction Representative

 

  1. C.   Neighborhood District 3: HollySet Junction Representative

 

  1. D.   Neighborhood District 4: Little Armenia Representative

 

  1. E.   Neighborhood District 5: College Village Representative

 

  1. F.    Neighborhood District 6: Virgil Village Representative

 

  1. G.   Indigent Services Representative

 

  1. H.   Public Safety Representative

 

  1. I.     Arts and Culture Representative

 

J. Tenant Representative - Any Stakeholder who rents housing and lives in the EHNC boundary area.

K. Property Owner Representative - Any Stakeholder who owns, or manages residential or commercial real estate property in the EHNC boundary area.

L. Business Representative - Any Stakeholder who owns, manages or is an employee of a business in the EHNC boundary area.

M. Student Representative - Any Stakeholder who attends school in the EHNC boundary area. Has to be over 18

N. Youth Representative - A youth member age sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) representing any Stakeholder category; if under age eighteen (18) cannot vote on budgetary actions; must be under eighteen (18) at time of nomination and may continue their term past their eighteenth birthday, but must resign his/her seat before his/her nineteenth birthday

O. Community Services Representative (Faith-Based) 

Any Stakeholder who is an affirmed member of a faith-based organization in the EHNC Boundary Area or is a staff or board member of a community-based, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides services within the EHNC boundary area. Two (2) community services representatives. One (1) faith-based representative and one (1) nonprofit representative.

Any stakeholder who is an affirmed member of faith-based organization in EHNC boundary area

P.  Community Services Representative (Non-Profit)

Any stakeholder who is a staff or board member of a community-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides services within the EHNC boundary area.

Q. At large Representative- Any stakeholder, 2 at-large representatives

The EHNC shall strive for stakeholder diversity when selecting its Board.  At no time, however, shall a single Stakeholder group shall hold a majority of Board seats unless extenuating circumstances exist and are approved by the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (“Department”).

Section 2: Quorum – Nine (9) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

Exceeding a quorum, in the event of a tie vote where the number of votes cast is even, any tie vote constitutes no action, and the matter shall be carried from agenda to agenda until the tie is broken, or until the Board determines to remove the item from the agenda.

If the EHNC lacks a sufficient number of Board members necessary to establish a quorum, then the EHNC shall adhere to the policy adopted by the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners regarding a loss of quorum then in effect.

Section 3:  Official Actions – When the Board has attained at least a quorum, motions shall be carried by a simple majority vote by the board members present and voting, not including abstentions.

Section 4:  Terms and Term Limits – Board members shall serve a two (2) year term commencing after being seated. Board members may only serve eight (8) consecutive years on the Board.

During his or her term, each Board Member shall maintain the stakeholder status upon which he or she was elected; otherwise he/she shall forfeit his/her seat.

Section 5: Duties and Powers

  1. The Board members shall have the power, in the name of the EHNC, to do and perform all acts and things appropriate to the general welfare of its Stakeholders and which are consistent with Article IX of the Los Angeles City Charter. No particular powers shall be held to be exclusive of, or a limitation of, the foregoing general grant of powers. The Board members shall: (1) Establish rules for its proceedings; (2) Cause a correct record of its proceedings to be kept; (3) Be involved in outreach activities for the Neighborhood Council; (4) Appoint such standing and ad-hoc committees as it deems necessary; and (5) Comply with the Public Record Act.
  2. No Political Activity. Neither the EHNC nor any member purporting to speak for it shall endorse any candidate for public office or any political party. Membership rosters, sign-in sheets, contact lists or email distribution lists of the EHNC shall not be used for political, commercial, recruitment or any other activity not directly related to the EHNC.

 

  1. Non-Discrimination. The EHNC will encourage all Community Stakeholders to participate in all activities, and will not discriminate in any policies, recommendations or actions against any individual or group on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, homeowner/renter status, income or political affiliation.

Section 6:  Vacancies – Any vacancy occurring in the Board shall be filled by appointment of the President with the approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the remaining Board members. All such Stakeholders appointed to the Board must meet and maintain the board position their predecessor was elected. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. If a Board seat is vacated less than ninety (90) days before an election, there will be no need to fill the vacancy, unless the remainder of the Board fails to constitute a quorum. The appointed applicant’s term shall be limited to the term for the vacated seat.

Section 7:  Absences – Any Member of the Board who is absent from three (3) consecutive Board meetings or five (5) total meetings in a fiscal year, unless excused by the presiding officer, must forfeit his or her seat. Any meeting of the Board, scheduled and noticed as per the Brown Act, shall constitute a meeting for the purpose of determining Board member attendance.

Section 8:  Censure – Intentionally left blank.

Section 9:  Removal of Governing Board Members – A Board member who has demonstrated behavior that is considered unbecoming or intentionally damaging to the functions of the EHNC is subject to removal from the Board with the approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the remaining Board members. The EHNC will consult with its legal advisor, the Office of the City Attorney, throughout the removal process.

Section 10:  Resignation – A member of the Board who wishes to resign must submit a written statement of his/her resignation to the President and Executive Committee in advance of the next meeting of the Board.

Section 11:  Community Outreach – The Board shall communicate with Stakeholders on a regular basis in a manner ensuring that information is disseminated evenly and in a timely manner.

 

ARTICLE VI    OFFICERS 

Section 1:  Officers of the Board – The Officers of the Board shall be comprised of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer and Corresponding Treasurer, who shall serve as the Executive Committee.

Section 2:  Duties and Powers - The duties of the Officers are as follows and also include such additional duties as may be adopted by official action of the Board:

                       

  1. A.   The President shall (1) Prepare the agenda and preside over the meetings of the Board; (2) Sign official documents when the signature of the Board or President is required by law; (3) Be an optional signatory for the EHNC on all funding matters; (4) Act as the official head of EHNC on official, public and ceremonial occasions; and (5) Lead delegations to citywide Neighborhood Council conventions and other events where representatives of the EHNC are required to be present.
  1. B.   The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or when designated by the President to fulfill such functions; fulfill the role of the Treasurer in the absence of the Corresponding Treasurer.
  1. C.   The Recording Secretary shall: (1) be responsible for recording and maintaining a full and true record of all the proceedings of the Board; and (2) File certificates and other documentation as may be required by law.
  1. D.   The Corresponding Secretary shall: (1) Perform the duties of the Recording Secretary in the absence of Recording Secretary; (2) Post meeting notices as required by law and in such designated areas as specified in the Certification Application; and (3) Be primarily responsible for communication with the community, i.e. website.
  1. E.   The Treasurer shall: (1) Maintain the EHNC’s book of accounts as prescribed by the Department and in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); (2) Submit account statements to the Department; (3) Be a required signatory for the EHNC on all funding matters; (4) Have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds of the Board; (5) Receive and give receipts for money due and payable to the Board from any source; (6) Provide a financial report at all regularly scheduled Board Meetings, and at all other times as prescribed by the Board or in accordance with relevant laws and guidelines; (7) Coordinate with the Department for the preparation of an annual report; and (8) and perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer.
  1. F.    The Corresponding Treasurer shall: (1) Perform the duties of the Treasurer in the absence of the Treasurer; (2) Provide assistance to the Treasurer in all administrative duties. The Corresponding Treasurer is required to complete the same training the Treasurer is expected to complete. (3) Be a required signatory for the EHNC on all funding matters.

 

Section 3:  Selection of Officers – At the first meeting following the confirmation of elections, the members of the Board shall select from amongst the members the Board Officers.

 

ARTICLE VII    COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES

All seated EHNC Board Members must join at least one committee and regularly attend.

 

Section 1:  Standing Committees – The Standing Committees of the EHNC shall be chaired by a seated board member agendized by the presiding officer and shall include, but not be limited to the following:

 

  1. A.   Executive Committee (Officers of the Board) - Duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing and carrying on the day to day activities of the EHNC; assisting all Board Members in adhering to all mandates as prescribed by local, state and federal law.
  1. B.   Outreach Committee - Duties include, but are not limited to, participating in community wide activities planned either by the Board or community organizations; formulating a quarterly plan on outreach activities, oversee all IT and electronic communication.
  1. C.   Budget and Finance Committee - Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing the annual budget and proposed expenditures; reporting to the Board on the EHNC financial status upon request, but no fewer than on an annual basis. Must be chaired by the Treasurer and co-chaired by Corresponding Treasurer. All funding requests made of EHNC must be presented and vetted by the Budget and Finance Committee. Budget and Finance must approve funding recommendation to the board.
  1. D.   Youth/Education Committee - Duties include, but are not limited to, exploring activities for the betterment of the youth and advocating the issues of youth in EHNC. Student Representative and Youth Representative are required to be on the Youth and Education Committee.
  1. E.   Planning and Entitlement Review Committee - Duties include, but are not limited to reviewing planning department entitlement application and proposed zoning changes impacting the EHNC.
  1. F.    Arts & Culture Committee- Duties include highlighting the diverse arts and culture of East Hollywood, connecting artists to the greater East Hollywood Community, and employing the arts for positive change in East Hollywood.
  1. G.   Business Committee- Duties include but are not limited to enhancing the business environment in order to create a connected community of residents, stakeholders, and business owners.
  1. H.   Public Safety- Duties include but are not limited to addressing community safety concerns and engaging appropriate police and city resources to combat criminal issues. It is recommended that the Public Safety Representative and Indigent Services Representative chair and co-chair the Public Safety Committee

 

Section 2:  Ad Hoc Committees – The Board may create Ad Hoc Committees as needed to deal with temporary issues.

Section 3:  Committee Creation and Authorization – Standing Committees are consistent and follow the guidelines of the Ralph M. Brown Act and may not comprise a majority of the number of quorum of Board Members. In accordance to Article I, Section 5, a committee may not have more than four (4) board members.

A minimum of one (1) Board member must chair or co-chair and serve as a liaison between each Standing Committee and the Board. Members of Standing Committees are to be appointed by the Board, but committee membership is not limited to Board members.

 

ARTICLE VIII   MEETINGS

All meetings, as defined by the Ralph M. Brown Act shall be noticed and conducted in accordance with the Act, the Neighborhood Council Agenda Posting Policy, and all other applicable laws and governmental policy. 

 

Section 1:  Meeting Time and Place – The Board shall hold regular meetings at such times as it shall fix by resolution, but in no event less than twice per calendar quarter. Special Board meetings may be called at any time by the President, or by a fifty (50) percent plus one (1) majority of Board members acting in accordance with the law.

Section 2:  Agenda Setting – The President shall set the agenda for each EHNC meeting.

Section 3:  Notifications/Postings – Notice of a regular meeting shall be a minimum of three (3) days seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting with a 24 hour round the clock accessibility and at least one (1) day twenty-four (24) hours in advance of a special meeting with same posting requirements.  At a minimum, notice shall be posted at the EHNC’s one (1) public notice locations filed with the Department, on its website (if applicable)  and emailed out to Stakeholders if the EHNC maintains such a database. Regular and Special meeting agendas shall also be emailed to the Department. At a minimum, meeting notices shall be posted in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act and in compliance with City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council posting policy. An updated listing of the Neighborhood Council’s physical posting location/s shall be kept on file with the Neighborhood Council

Section 4:  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 meetings. The Board, on either of these two (2) 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 (2) 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 the 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 be in compliance with the Brown Act.

 

ARTICLE IX    FINANCES

A.  The Board shall review its fiscal budget and make adjustments as needed to comply with City laws and City administrative rules, and to keep in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the City’s mandate for the use of standardized budget and minimum funding allocation requirements.

B.  The Board shall adhere to all rules and regulations promulgated by appropriate City officials regarding the Council’s finances, where the term “appropriate City officials” means those officials and/or agencies of the City of Los Angeles who have authority over Neighborhood Councils.

C.  All financial accounts and records shall be available for public inspection and posted on the Council website, if available.

D.  Each month, the Treasurer shall provide to the Board detailed reports of the Council’s accounts.

E.  At least once each quarter, the President and at least one (1) board member, other than the Treasurer, who is designated by the Board, shall examine the Council’s accounts and attest to their accuracy before submitting the documentation to the Department for further review.

F.  The Council will not enter into any contracts or agreements except through the Department.

 

ARTICLE X    ELECTION

 

Section 1:  Administration of Election – The EHNC’s election will be conducted pursuant to any and all City ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to Neighborhood Council elections.

Section 2:  Governing Board Structure and Voting – The number of Board seats, the eligibility requirements for holding any specific Board seats, and which Stakeholders may vote for the Board seats are noted in Attachment C.  Stakeholders shall vote at-large to elect all positions.

Section 3:  Minimum Voting Age – All Stakeholders aged sixteen (16) and above shall be entitled to vote in the EHNC elections.

Section 4:  Method of Verifying Stakeholder Status – Voters will verify their Stakeholder status through written self-affirmation.

Section 5:  Restrictions on Candidates Running for Multiple Seats – A candidate shall declare their candidacy for no more than one (1) position/district/category on the Council Board during a single election cycle.

Section 6:  Other Election Related Language – Each candidate for the EHNC Board shall be a Stakeholder at the time of nomination for election to the Board.

 

ARTICLE XI    GRIEVANCE PROCESS

 

The EHNC grievance process is intended to address matters involving procedural disputes, such as the Board's failure to comply with approved EHNC Policies and Procedures and these Bylaws. It is not intended to apply to Stakeholders who disagree with a position or action taken by the Board at one (1) of its meetings. Instead, disagreements may be discussed publicly at Board meetings. The Neighborhood Council grievance review process will be conducted pursuant to any and all City ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to Neighborhood Council grievances.

At the first regularly scheduled meeting after the election, a list will be compiled of Stakeholders who wish to serve on a grievance panel pursuant to CF-13-1689, and such list will be updated on an annual basis. Any grievance by a Stakeholder must be submitted in writing to the Board. Within fourteen (14) days after receiving a grievance, the Corresponding Secretary will coordinate a time and a place for the panel to meet with the person(s) submitting the grievance to discuss ways in which the grievance may be resolved. After hearing the grievance, the panel will discuss possible solutions and draft a recommendation for the Board. The Recording Secretary will add the grievance panel’s recommendation to the agenda of the next regularly scheduled general meeting. The Board may receive a copy of the panel’s report and recommendations prior to the meeting of the Board, but the matter shall not be discussed among the Board members until the matter is heard at a meeting of the Board pursuant to the Brown Act. The Board shall hear the grievance, the grievance panel’s recommendation and shall either vote at that time on the matter or at the next regularly scheduled general meeting. A decision of the Board must be made within a sixty (60) day period.

This formal grievance process is not intended to apply to Stakeholders who simply disagree with a position or action taken by the Board at one of its meetings. Those grievances can be aired at all meetings. This grievance process is intended to address matters involving procedural disputes, e.g., the Board’s failure to comply with these By-Laws.

The Neighborhood Council grievance review process will be conducted pursuant to any and all City ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to Neighborhood Council grievances.

 

ARTICLE XII PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The Board shall comply with all requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act. To the extent that any matter is not covered by the Brown Act or the Board’s standing rules, then the meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the Rosenberg’s Rules of Order. 

ARTICLE XIII   AMENDMENTS

A. Written Proposal. Amendments, changes additions or deletions to these bylaws must be formalized in writing and then lodged with the Recording Secretary or person responsible for preparing the agenda for the next regular meeting. The proposed amendment will be placed on the agenda for public discussion at the subsequent regular meeting of the EHNC.

B. Effectuating Amendments. A recommendation for amendment or adjustment of these Bylaws must be made by a 2/3rd majority vote of the Board, present and voting, not including abstentions

C. Filing with the Department. Within thirty (30) days after a vote recommending adjustment or amendment to the bylaws, a Bylaw Amendment Application shall be submitted to the Department along with a copy of the existing and revised bylaws for review and approval by the Department all in accordance with the Plan. No amendment shall be final and/or implemented until approved by Department. All the amendments shall be final and or implemented unless rejected within thirty (30) days of submission to the Department.

 

ARTICLE XIV    COMPLIANCE

The EHNC, its representatives, and all Stakeholders shall refrain from violating the Brown Act and these Bylaws and shall be subject to any and all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Section 1:  Code of Civility – The EHNC, its representatives and all Stakeholders will endeavor to conduct business in a professional and respectful manner. In addition, Board Members will abide by the Commission’s Neighborhood Council Board Member Code of Conduct Policy.  The Neighborhood Council grievance review process will be conducted pursuant to any and all City ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to Neighborhood Council grievances.

Section 2:  Training – Members of the Board are mandated to attend all required trainings and expected to continue their personal growth and development with additional training or courses. In addition, all board members must take ethics and funding training prior to making motions and voting on funding related matters.  All board members must take ethics and funding training prior to making motions and voting on funding related matters.

Section 3:  Self-Assessment – The EHNC shall implement a plan tools for Self-Evaluation that may include, but not be limited to: establishing and monitoring internal and external processes and procedures that enhance the EHNC’s effectiveness and using techniques and tools for evaluating, reviewing, planning, organizing, developing, implementing and assessing our Community’s needs, issues and resources. The EHNC shall perform a self-evaluation by surveying community Stakeholders pursuant to the Plan. Results of the review shall be compiled and made public and submitted to the Department.

 

ATTACHMENT A – Map of East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Attachment A- Map of East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Districts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT B – Governing Board Structure and Voting

East Hollywood Neighborhood Council – 18 Seats

Board Positions

# OF SEATS

ELECTED OR

APPOINTED?

ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR

THE SEAT

ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE FOR THE SEAT

 

 

Neighborhood District 1:

Thai Town Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years of age who is a resident of District 1 or who holds stakeholder status in District 1 by any other means.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Neighborhood District 2:

HollyMont Junction Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years of age who is a resident of District 2 or who holds stakeholder status in District 2 by any other means.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Neighborhood District 3: Holly Set Junction Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years of age who is a resident of District 3 or who holds stakeholder status in District 3 by any other means.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Neighborhood District 4: Little Armenia Representative Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years of age who is a resident of District 4 or who holds stakeholder status in District 4 by any other means.

 

 

 Stakeholders who are at

 least 16 years of age.

 

 

Neighborhood District 5: College Vista Representative Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years of age who is a resident of District 5 or who holds stakeholder status in District 5 by any other means.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Neighborhood District 6:

Virgil Village Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years of age who is a resident of District 6 or who holds stakeholder status in District 6 by any other means.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Indigent Services Representative Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least  18 years of age who is a resident of or who holds stakeholder status, who works with or is interested in issues pertaining to homelessness, social services, etc.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

Public Safety Representative Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age who is a resident or who holds stakeholder status by any other means.  Someone who is generally interested or experienced in the field of public safety, such as a retired law enforcement agent.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Arts & Culture Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder who is at  least 18 years of age who is a stakeholder that is involved with an arts organization or is interested in advancing the arts and culture agenda in East Hollywood.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Tenant Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least 18 years  of  age  who  rents  housing and lives in the EHNC boundary area.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Property Owner Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder who is  at  least 18 years of age who owns residential or commercial real estate property in the EHNC boundary area.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Business Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age who owns or is an employee of a business in the EHNC boundary area.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Student Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age who attends school in the EHNC boundary area.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Community Services Representative (Faith Based)

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least  18 years of age who is an affirmed member of a faith-based organization in the      EHNC boundary  that provides services within the EHNC boundary area.

 

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

Community Services Representative (Non-Profit)

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least  18 years of age who is an affirmed member of a community- based, 501c 3 non-profit organization that provides services within the EHNC boundary area.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

Youth Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

1

 

Elected

 

Stakeholder  who  is  at  least  16 years of age who is aged 16-18 representing any stakeholder category; must be under 18 at the time of nomination and may continue his or her term past  their

18th birthday but must forfeit their seat before his or her 19th birthday.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

 

At-Large Representative

Term: 2 Years

 

2

 

Elected

 

Stakeholders who are at least 18 years of age.

 

Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age.

 

             

 


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