Rules & Elections Committee

Committee meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM, at State St. Park recreation Center,  Community Room

Committee Members

  • Marisol Sanchez  – Committee Chair
  • Alessandro Negrete – Board Member
  • Hector Huezo- Stakeholder
  • Deysi Serrano – Stakeholder

Link to Agendas and Minutes

Purpose of the Rules & Elections Committee: Organizes and executes elections. Proposes Election Procedures, Standing Rules, and Bylaws amendments to the Board for approval. Holds grievance hearings, and makes findings and recommendations to the Board. Reviews Bylaws, the Brown Act, the Department’s updated guidelines, and all other Board requirements to help ensure Board Compliance. Ensures that Election Procedures & current Standing Rules are uploaded to the BHNC website for public review. Maintains a list of board approved community interest groups who can participate in neighborhood council elections.

BHNC By-Laws (download)


1. NC’s must adopt fair and open procedures for the conduct of their business. (Charter Sec. 904(g))

2. At a minimum, NC bylaws must provide for:

  • The method by which their officers are chosen
  • NC membership to be open to everyone who lives, works or owns property in the area (stakeholders)
  • Assurances that the members of the NC will reflect the diverse interests within their area
  • A system through which the NC will communicate with stakeholders on a regular basis;
  • A system for financial accountability of NC funds
  • Guarantees that all meetings will be open and public, and permit, to the extent feasible, every stakeholder to participate in the conduct of business, deliberation and decision making  (Charter Sec. 906(a))

3. NC bylaws must also include the following:

  • NC name
  • Definitions of stakeholders and governing body members
  • Meeting procedures that reflect the requirements of the Meetings section above
  • Grievance procedures (Plan Art. III, Sec. 2(c))

Committee Reports:

Committee Agendas and Minutes:

Archive of Past Agendas: