|MINUTES OF HCNC BOARD MEETINGS|
Historic/Cultural Neighborhood Council
Interim Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Meeting was called to order at 6:20 pm by vice chair Joel Bloom. In attendance: Satoru Uyeda, Takao Suzuki, Kimberly Vamos, Dominic Ehrler, Joel Bloom, Tom Minkler, Frances Hashimoto, Brian Kito, Howard Nishimura, Alicia Brown, Tom Nagano, Jose Luis Sedano and Ayako Hagihara. Meeting was held in the meeting room at Maryknoll Catholic Church, 222 S. Hewitt Street, LA.
It was noted that there were no representatives present from Chinatown at this meeting. Jose Luis Sedano attended and represented El Pueblo. Self-introductions were made.
In reviewing the draft Stakeholder Registration Form and discussing other election-related issues, it was decided that the by-laws contain some conflicting and confusing information. HCNC members agreed that stakeholders should be able to check off more than one category on the registration form (attached). Dominic proposed that a grid-structure be utilized to identify the stakeholder category and locations. Secretary accepted the proposal and stated that she would revise the form accordingly.
It was pointed out that HCNC would need to define who qualifies as a senior or youth. After some discussion, Dominic moved that anyone 62 years of age and over be classified as a "senior." Jose Luis seconded. The floor was opened for discussion. Tom made a motion that anyone 65 and over be classified as a "senior." The motion was not seconded. A call for the question was made on Dominic's motion. There were 12 ayes, 1 nay and 0 abstentions.
The definition of "youth" was also brought up. Brian made a motion that anyone between the ages of 14 and 17 be classified as "youth." Kim seconded. There being no further discussion, a call for the question was made. The motion carried unanimously.
Further questions posed regarding the elections process (attached) were not discussed due to lack of guidance provided in the by-laws.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.