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Special Governing Board Meeting — July 2020

July 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm

VIEWING MEETING: The public may join the meeting by [1] Going to www.easthollywood.net and joining via Zoom (Meeting ID 928 0565 8816) [2] Calling (669) 900-6833 (Meeting ID 928 0565 8816).

PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the public may submit public comment for any agenda item or on matters not appearing on this Agenda within the Council’s jurisdiction either prior to the meeting or during the period allotted for public comment. Public comment may be submitted by [1] by clicking the ‘raise hand’ button via Zoom during the period allotted for public comment, or [2] by dialing *9 (if joining the meeting via telephone) to ‘raise hand’ during the period allotted for public comment. 

  1. Welcome and Introductions
    1. Call to Order
    2. Opening Remarks/Welcome Address Arasele Torrez,President
    3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (Please limit to two minutes per speaker.)
  2. Community Reports
    1. LAPD Report
    2. Neighborhood Prosecutor 
    3. Budget Advocate Report
    4. CD13 Report, Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
    5. City of LA Report, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Angie Aramayo
    6. Assembly District 43 Report, Office of Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Seamus Garrity
    7. LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Erin Seinfeld 
  3. CommunityVoices
    1. Thai CDC Update
    2. East Hollywood BID (Jeff Zarrinnam)
    3. Route 66 BID (Jeff Zarrinnam)
    4. Hollywood / Western BID (Jeff Zarrinnam)
    5. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (Jeff Zarrinnam

Break (Meet & Greet)

  1. Meeting of EHNC Governing Board – Public is welcome and encouraged to stay
    1. Committee Reports
      1. Executive
      2. Outreach
      3. Budget & Finance
      4. Youth & Education
      5. Planning & Land Use Management  
      6. Arts & Culture 
      7. Business
      8. Public Safety & Community Health 
      9. Homelessness & Displacement Prevention 
      10. Bylaws, Ethics & Standing Rules
    2. Discussion and possible approval of February 24, 2020 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes.
    3. Discussion and possible approval of May 18, 2020 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes.
    4. Discussion and possible approval of June 1, 2020 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes.
    5. Discussion and possible approval of June 15, 2020 Governing Board Special Meeting Minutes.
    6. Budget Update (Rogelio Pardo, Treasurer)
      1. June 2020 MER
    7. Action Items
      1. CONSENT AGENDA ITEM: (Unless someone would say no to any one item.)
        1. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Kevin Acevedo as an EHNC Outreach Committee member.
        2. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Faye Altobar as the EHNC Youth & Education Committee Chair. 
        3. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Kevin Acevedo as the EHNC Youth & Education Committee Co-Chair. 
        4. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Vivian Martinez as an EHNC Arts & Culture Committee member. 
        5. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Jeffrey Maloney as the EHNC Homelessness & Displacement Prevention Committee Co-Chair. 
        6. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Jillian Schultz to submit Community Impact Statements on behalf of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. 
      2. Discussion and possible action regarding procedure of collecting committee meeting agendas and minutes.
      3. Presentation regarding UCLA findings of secondhand smoke by Diego Cruz Tobacco Control Program. 
      4. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of up to $500 for purchase of latex Gloves, hand sanitizer, and wipes for volunteers at the Produce Box events. 
      5. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of up to $200 refreshments for volunteers.
      6. Discussion and possible action regarding a CIS letter to address the July 31st, 2020 Rental Moratorium on Council File 20-0147-S19
      7. Discussion and possible action regarding submitting a CIS re: CF-20-0769 in favor of developing a model for unarmed crisis intervention. 
      8. Discussion and possible action regarding submitting a CIS re: CF-20-0838 in favor of making Slow Streets permanent.
      9. Discussion and possible action for EHNC to sign on to an open letter [tinyurl.com/safeLAPL] asking LA’s Board of Library Commissioners to redirect the more than 5% of our public library system’s budget spent on the Los Angeles Police Department to instead fund services that support library patrons and staff.
      10. Discussion and possible action regarding submitting a CIS re: CF-19-1084 in favor of reinstating the Climate Emergency Commission. 
      11. Discussion and possible action regarding submitting a CIS re: CF-20-0147-S19 in favor of extending the eviction moratorium until Sept 30th, per Gov. Newsom’s authorization.
      12. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of EHNC District 5 Representative.
      13. Discussion and possible action regarding creation of an EHNC Election Committee.
      14. Discussion and possible action on removing Arasele Torrez from the position of President of the EHNC, including all duties as detailed in Article VI, Section 2, Clause A of EHNC’s Bylaws; and removal from all committees in which the President is required to hold chairmanship.
      15. CONSENT AGENDA ITEM: (Unless someone would say no to any one item.)
        1. Discussion and possible action on the creation of a “Best Practices for Governing Board Meetings” document.
        2. Discussion and possible action on the creation of a best practice that Governing Board Meetings should not exceed three hours past the meeting’s posted start time on the agenda.
        3. Discussion and possible action on the creation of a best practice that places a  time allotment  on the differing type of action items and presentations heard within EHNC’s jurisdiction. The Executive Committee will use this practice when setting the agenda in consideration of time constraints.
      16. CONSENT AGENDA ITEM: (Unless someone would say no to any one item.)
        1. Discussion and possible action on creating a standing rule that agenda items be submitted to the Executive Board Member in Rotation no later than 6:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
        2. Discussion and possible action on creating a standing rule that the Executive Board Member in rotation of creating the agenda, make a call for agenda items to be submitted to them one week prior to the cutoff date.
        3. Discussion and possible action on creating a standing rule that all Governing Board meetings that fall on the third Monday of each month, have an agenda set for a Regular meeting in keeping with best practices from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
  2. New/Old Business 
  3. Adjournment