The NHWNC is currently seeking one (1) Residential Board Member, Seat term expiring 2025; one (1) General Board Member, Seat term expiring 2025; one (1) Residential Board Member, Seat term expiring 2027; two (2) General Board Members, Seat terms expiring 2027.

NHWNC General Board Meeting Agenda 11-16.23

Agenda item # 8. Rollover Funds category allocation(s)
https://www.nhwnc.net/reports/fiscal-year-2023-2024-administrative-packet-budget/

NHWNC_AdminPacket-Annua Budget 2023-2024
Agenda item #12. North Hills West Neighborhood Council to Meet Virtually Resolution – SB411

Senate Bill 411 _ CF 23-1114

Agenda item #13. Standing Rule(s).

13. Discussion and possible motion to approve a new Standing Rule and identical Bylaws Change Request.
” See text below for specific wording and presented options.” 

Additions are red
Deletions are strike-thru’d
NHWNC current Bylaws approved 6/7/2022

ARTICLE V GOVERNING BOARD
Section 8: Censure
The Board shall use the following procedure when censuring a Board member:
(Option 1)
1A.
A motion to censure a Board member may be initiated by any three (3) Board members. Board member or Stakeholder. Those Board members shall not constitute a majority of the quorum of any Neighborhood Council body, such as a committee. The motion shall be delivered to any officer of the Board or a specific officer or member of the Board as may be specified in the bylaws or standing rules of the Neighborhood Council. The motion shall be in writing and provide the specific facts and grounds for the proposed censure including the date(s) and specific conduct relied upon for the motion. The motion shall not be based upon conclusions, e.g., “for alleged violations of the Code of Conduct” but shall contain factual statements that describe conduct only and is not intended to embarrass or humiliate the board member.

(Option 2)
1B. A motion to censure a Board member may be initiated by any three (3) Board members or Stakeholder(s). Those Board members shall not constitute a majority of the quorum of any Neighborhood Council body, such as a committee. The motion shall be delivered to any officer of the Board or a specific officer or member of the Board as may be specified in the bylaws or standing rules of the Neighborhood Council. The motion shall be in writing and provide the specific facts and grounds for the proposed censure including the date(s) and specific conduct relied upon for the motion. The motion shall not be based upon conclusions, e.g., “for alleged violations of the Code of Conduct” but shall contain factual     statements that describe conduct only and is not intended to embarrass or humiliate the board member.

 

Agenda item #14. Bylaws Change Request

14. Discussion and possible motion to approve two (2) identical new Standing Rules and Bylaws Change Requests ”
See text below for specific wordings.” 

Additions are red
Deletions are strike-thru’d
NHWNC current Bylaws approved 6/7/2022

ARTICLE V GOVERNING BOARD
Section 9: Removal of Governing Board Members
The Board shall use the following procedure when removing a Board member:
1. A motion to remove a Board member may be initiated by any three (3) Board members. Those Board members shall not constitute a majority of the quorum of any Neighborhood Council body, such as a committee. The proposed motion shall be delivered to any officer of the Board or a specific officer or member of the Board as may be specified in the bylaws or standing rules of the Neighborhood Council. The motion shall be in writing and provide the specific facts and grounds for the proposed removal action, including the date(s) and specific conduct relied upon for the motion. The motion shall not be based upon conclusions, e.g., “for alleged violations of the Code of Conduct” but shall contain factual statements that describes conduct only and 

is not intended to embarrass or humiliate the board member. The motion to remove shall also include a copy of the prior censure motion and the date it was passed.

5. The Board shall decide whether or not the Board member should be removed by an affirmative vote of  two-thirds (2/3) of the currently sitting Board members.  those present and voting whether or not the Board  member should be removed. The Board member who is the subject of the removal motion shall not be allowed to vote and shall not be counted when determining the two-thirds (2/3) majority vote. For the purpose of the removal motion, abstentions shall not be counted as votes.

 

thumbnail of Code of Conduct 9-17-23

Agenda item # 15.

thumbnail of CIS _21-1230 _ Housing Element

Agenda item #16. Letter to Mayor Bass, Councilman Lee, Councilman Krekorian and PLUM Committee.

https://mailchi.mp/449b62bc283a/were-not-done

thumbnail of Mayor Bass,

Hi All,
Here is the second letter we should send out to the Mayor and Councilmembers.  Remember we are still fighting to be sure that all our single-family neighborhoods will be safe from needless rezoning either through the Housing Element or Community Plan Updates.  Here is a link to the letter below should you wish to use it:
https://mailchi.mp/449b62bc283a/were-not-done  or forward this email to everyone on your contact list.  Be sure to remind them to add their name and zip code to the letters.

We have scored a partial success with the removal of two of the three zoning strategies used in the Housing Element but we must continue to apply pressure to remove the third strategy and press that these will be removed from Community Plans as well.

We also want to make sure to send our letter to the PLUM Committee of the City Council led by Harris-Dawson, including CM Lee, CM Padilla that we should reach out to.

Thank you all!!

One month ago, we started a letter writing campaign asking the mayor to direct the Planning Department to remove the three zoning overlays that would allow apartments in our single-family neighborhoods. We explained to the Mayor that the City’s own data showed the city had three times the required zoning capacity to meet the State housing mandate without rezoning single family neighborhoods. In fact, the State itself identified our commercial business-zoned corridors as highest resource opportunity sites that could accommodate much needed affordable housing… without needing to add apartments in our single-family neighborhoods.

Because of the thousands of letters sent by all of us and all our community engagement, the Planning Department is now eliminating two of the three rezoning overlays that threatened our single-family neighborhoods. YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN.

The third overlay (“Opportunity Residential Corridor”) is inexplicably still in place; we MUST continue to fight to have it eliminated as well.

With an abundant supply of the highest quality suitable sites available for housing, it seems entirely capricious that the City of Los Angeles’s Planning Department is proposing 4-6 story apartments in our single-family neighborhoods that would have tremendous negative impact for no net community benefit. So our neighborhoods are not yet safe from rezoning.

We are now asking the Mayor to confirm that she will exempt our single-family neighborhoods in both the Housing Element (currently being finalized) and the Community Plan Updates (in various stages of readiness) from all three overlays. As both the Housing Element and Community Plan Updates can be used to rezone our communities, getting that exemption confirmed is critical to our efforts.

Please take the time once again to communicate your concerns to the Mayor, by clicking on the E-MAIL button below. THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!

Here’s to building our numbers and our strength.

Email the Mayor

Click Your Council Member Below to Generate an email to them.

CD1 – Eunisses Hernandez
CD2 – Paul Krekorian
CD3 – Bob Blumenfield
CD4 – Nithya Raman
CD5 – Katy Yaroslavsky
CD6 – Imelda Padilla
CD7 – Monica Rodriquez
CD8 – Marqueece Harris-Dawson
CD9 – Curren Price Jr
CD10 – Heather Hutt
CD11 – Traci Park
CD12 – John Lee
CD13 – Hugo Soto-Martinez
CD 14 – Kevin De Leon
CD15 – Tim McOsker

 

 

Agenda item # 15.

 

 

NC Bill of Rights

thumbnail of North Hills West NC Housing Element

 

CIS info