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Bylaws, Selection, and Election Committee

A standing committee of the Hollywood Studio District.



  • Next Meeting

    The next meeting of the Bylaws, Selection, and Election Committee will be on Oct 4, 2021.

  • Last Meeting

    The last meeting of the Bylaws, Selection, and Election Committee was on Sep 6, 2021.


Name Chair Board member Ratified
Damien Burke yes yes Apr 12, 2021
Kate Pynoos Apr 12, 2021
Michael Tessler yes Apr 12, 2021

Default agenda items

Items here will be added to the agenda when a meeting is created.
Heading Description Anticipated motion
Call to Order
Roll Call
Welcome Remarks
General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items Comments from the public on non-agenda items within the committee’s jurisdiction.
New Business “Agendas for all Meetings shall include an item referring to the addition of agenda items for upcoming Meetings. Stakeholders shall have the opportunity to request items be placed on upcoming agendas at this time.” HSDNC Bylaws (art. VIII, sec. 2, par A)
Approval of the Minutes Approve the minutes from the XXX, 2021 meeting.
Board Vacancies “Any stakeholder interested in filling a vacant seat shall also present themselves at a Bylaws, Selection, and Elections Committee meeting to receive a formal recommendation to the Board. During the meeting, the committee shall ensure that the applicant meets the criteria for the vacant seat” HSDNC Bylaws (art. V, sec. 6, par. B)

Agenda postscripts

Items here will be added to all committee agenda PDF files.

In conformity with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (MARCH 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council meetings will be conducted entirely telephonically. Every person wishing to address the Committee must dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter “982 5389 0617#” to join the meeting. Instructions on how to sign up for public comment will be given to listeners at the start of the meeting.

All items are listed for discussion and possible action and may be discussed out of order.

Public Input at Neighborhood Council Meetings Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the agenda that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction will be heard during the General Public Comment period. Please note that under the Brown Act, the Committee is prevented from acting on a matter that you bring to its attention during the General Public Comment period; however, the issue raised by a member of the public may become the subject of a future Committee meeting. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless adjusted by the presiding officer.

Public Posting of Agendas HSDNC agendas are posted for public review at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 4959 Lemon Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 and You can also receive our agendas via email by subscribing to L.A. City’s Early Notification System at

The Americans with Disabilities Act As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices and other auxiliary aids and/or services, may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting John Franklin Sierra, Board Chairman, at (323) 301-4818 or email

Public Access of Records In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting may be viewed at 4959 Lemon Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029, at our website: or at the scheduled meeting. In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact John Franklin Sierra, Board Chairman, at (323) 301-4818 or email

Reconsideration and Grievance Process For information on the HSDNC’s process for board action reconsideration, stakeholder grievance policy, or any other procedural matters related to this Council, please consult the HSDNC Bylaws. The Bylaws are available at our Board meetings and on our website

Servicios de Traducción Si requiere servicios de traducción, favor de avisar al Concejo Vecinal 3 días de trabajo (72 horas) antes del evento. Favor de entrar en contacto con John Franklin Sierra, el Presidente de la Junta Directiva, por (323) 301-4818 o por correo electrónico al para avisar al Concejo Vecinal.

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