The Palms Neighborhood Council created the Bylaws Ad-Hoc Committee on May 1, 2013 to review and recommend amendments to the PNC’s current By-Laws. The committee will report to the General Assembly its recommendations.. The Committee is co-chaired by Tanya Leal and Jennifer Tobkin.
The first meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee was Wednesday May 22nd at 7pm at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Avenue. The agenda can be downloaded here.
The Committee made a number of suggestions to change the Bylaws, including the addition of new board positions, changes to voting requirements, and additional language on special meetings and elections. Click here to download a “red-line” DRAFT version of the Bylaw changes. For the sake of transparency and community engagement, we encourage you to email your comments and suggestions for changes to the Bylaws to email@example.com
Palms Approved Bylaw Amendments-August 2013 Approved by DONE (Department of Neighborhood Empowerment) on August 1, 2013, the following changes were submitted and approved:
- Minor syntax, grammar, and formatting corrections
- Updates to Table of Contents
- Article V, Section 3 clarifies that abstentions are not counted as votes in determining majority for taking an official action.
- Article V, Section 6 updates the vacancy-filling procedure to specify that stakeholders shall be publicly notified of available vacancies on the board.
- Article VI, Section 2.B.1, clarifies that vice-president may act as president in the event president recuses him/herself or is otherwise unable to act as president due to a conflict of interests.
- Article VIII, Section 5 notice and conduct of special meetings
- Article X. 6. E prohibits candidates from using NC database for electioneering
- Article X. 6. F creates a non-voting “election point person” to assist candidates and to act as a liaison with the City in conducting NC elections.
Palms Approved Bylaw Amendments – Approved by DONE (Department of Neighborhood Empowerment) on October 2012
The Ralph M. Brown Act & Neighborhood Councils (open meeting laws)