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WRAC Town Hall on Future of Neighborhood Councils Tomorrow Night!

There will be a joint special meeting tomorrow evening starting at 7pm at the IMAN Cultural Center (3376 Motor Avenue in Palms) to discuss changes to the Neighborhood Council system. This special meeting is convened as a joint meeting of the Neighborhood Councils in the West Los Angeles area. The meeting agenda is “after the jump”.

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The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” in order to provide comment on any agenda item. Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. No individual speaker will be allowed more than 2 minutes, unless the meeting’s moderator waives the time for discussion.

In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the Board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at www.wlanc.com  or at the scheduled meeting .

Introduction
Call to Order
Presentation and Discussion with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, including Bong Hwan Kim, General Manager, regarding the following motions approved by City Council on August 16, 2011, regarding changes to the Neighborhood Council system:

(a.) Motion relative to requesting a report back with an implementation plan for a training program for Neighborhood Council board members that covers various topics including: 1) Ethics and Legal Issues (including the Brown Act, Public Records Act and Conflicts of Interest); 2) Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment; 3) Funding Program; 4) City Government Basics; 5) Parliamentary Process; and 6) Community Leadership. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1017.)

(b.) Motion relative to requesting a report back with an implementation plan for a system of regional complaint panels composed of board members of various Neighborhood Councils that will convene to address stakeholder and board member grievances as-needed and by request of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and related matters. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1018.)

(c.) Motion relative to requesting a report back with a plan to implement, in the next budget year, a structure of governance and administration that provides greater autonomy and self-governance for Neighborhood Councils and reduces the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s workload, and related matters. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1019.)

(d.) Motion relative to requesting report backs and adopting policies in regards to the Neighborhood Council Funding Program including the use of budget and reconciliation templates, a prescribed accounting system, rollover of funds, equipment purchases, development of an electronic system for the Neighborhood Funding Program, and related matters. (See: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=11-1020.)

4. Adjourn.

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC)
An Alliance of 13 Neighborhood and Community Councils:
Bel-Air – Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Brentwood Community Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Mar Vista Community Council
Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa
Pacific Palisades Community Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
South Robertson Neighborhood Council
Venice Neighborhood Council
West L.A. Neighborhood Council
Westside Neighborhood Council
Westwood Community Council
Westwood Neighborhood Council
IMAN Cultural Center – Palms – Los Angeles, CA
3376 Motor Avenue
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034

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