|MINUTES OF HCNC BOARD MEETINGS|
Historic/Cultural Neighborhood Council
Interim Planning Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Meeting was called to order at 6:20 pm by chair Ayako Hagihara. In attendance: George Yu, Evelyn Yoshimura, Betty Wong Oyama, Satoru Uyeda, Takao Suzuki, Kimberly Vamos, Dominic Ehrler, Ken Urheim, Jonathan Jerald, Joel Bloom, Tom Minkler, David Doerner, Ellen Endo, Jerry Sullivan, Frances Hashimoto and Ayako Hagihara. Meeting was held in the meeting room at Maryknoll Catholic Church, 222 S. Hewitt Street, LA.
Evelyn debriefed the group on the May 14th BONC hearing at Washington Irving Library where a motion to reconsider the boundaries of HCNC and DLANC where the Arts District was concerned was discussed. Approximately 50 people spoke at the meeting. Little Tokyo was not part of the area being discussed. The BONC voted 3-2 to reconsider the motion, however, the motion did not pass because it needed 4 votes.
Joel debriefed the group on the May 15th City Council meeting where the motion to veto BONC's certifications was discussed. Councilwoman Jan Perry basically withdrew the motion so that the Council need not take a vote. Nevertheless, Councilwoman Janice Hahn and others stated that this kind of matter should not have come to City Council and that they are to be handled by DONE and BONC.
Some of the recent media coverage was reviewed and it was agreed that HCNC needs to respond in some way. Dominic and Evelyn volunteered to draft some informational text in response to some of the news articles and also to explain further what HCNC is doing and planning.
Volunteers for solicited for the following positions:
ChairGeorge Yu Vice-ChairJoel Bloom
SecretaryAyako Hagihara TreasurerDominic Ehrler
It was agreed that this Board will serve until the permanent Board is elected at the upcoming election. Responsibilities of each position should follow those listed in the by-laws.
Jonathan moved to approve the slate as the HCNC Interim Board. Sats seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Betty also stated that HCNC needs to begin developing a database. Evelyn volunteered to look into how that can be done. Dominic volunteered to research how to establish a website for HCNC. DONE can help by sharing previously collected information. DONE can also do mailings but HCNC needs to collect all the information for the labels. Betty also offered that DONE has meeting spaces available at the Firehouse and that HCNC can use DONE's copier. She also stated that three designated individuals from HCNC can get free parking at City Hall. The three lucky individuals will be decided at a later date.
It was brought up that we need representation from El Pueblo. Alicia, Evelyn and Joel volunteered to contact people they know at El Pueblo.
It was decided that a special meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 6 pm. Location is Maryknoll Catholic Church in Little Tokyo/Arts District. This meeting will be focused on election policies and procedures.
Following the DONE election workshop, HCNC decided it needs to meet right away to begin the election planning. Therefore, a meeting is called for Friday, June 7th at 6 pm. Location is Lincoln Heights Firehouse, 3516 N. Broadway Avenue, LA 90033.
Asian Pacific Islander Film Festivalfilms shown through May 23rd in Little Tokyo
Chinatown Farmers MarkerThursdays, 48 pm, Hill and Alpine
Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.