Rules & Elections Committee

Join the Rules & Elections Committee (REC): The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council (BHNC) is seeking 2-3 community members and/or board members to join its Rules and Elections Committee.

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.

Time commitment: Participate in the committee meeting once a month. Second Saturdays of the month, from 10AM-11:30AM. For one calendar year, starting August 2018. Meetings will be held in the Community Room at the State St. park recreation center, 716 N. State St., Los Angeles, CA 90033.

Why join? Being part of this committee will help bring relevant issues before the board of the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council to consider taking action on. As a committee member, we will be engaging community members to become civically engaged by voting in local elections. Your input and participation helps decide how to bring awareness of the importance of voting in elections to all of Boyle Heights.

Next Step: Stop by our first meeting to learn more about the council and the committee. If you have additional questions, contact Marisol at rules@bhnc.net or by phone at 626-782-5249.

BHNC By-Laws (download)

Rules:

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: