Governing Documents


The Plan governs all 97 Neighborhood Councils in the City of Los Angeles, California. Amended plan.


The EVRNC Bylaws Approved 11-10-2020 are the structure and backbone of the Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council.

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The EVRNC, per Article XII of its Bylaws, abides by Rosenberg’s Rules of Order to conduct its meetings.


The Standing Rules of the EVRNC serve to guide the Board and to provide additional structure and order. They are supporting rules to the EVRNC Bylaws. The current standing rules can be read below:

I. Censure

  1. Individual Members of the Board will be subject to censure should they violate any provision(s) of these Bylaws, should they violate the Brown Act, or should they behave in a manner that violates decorum through noncompliance with the Department’s Code of Conduct.
  2. Any officer(s) of the Executive Committee shall relinquish their position(s) within the Executive Committee should the Board approve a motion of censure on said officer(s). A special election within the board shall be held to select their interim replacements for the duration of said censure(s) or for the remainder of the term should said censured officer(s) either resign from or are removed from the board.
  3. Any censured Member(s) of the Board shall be barred from participating in any EVRNC Board Meeting or Committee Meeting; they will be subject to removal from the Board should they violate this subsection.
  4. An item shall be placed onto the agenda for discussion and action during the next immediate Regular or Special Meeting which shall enable the Board to decide on whether to remove any censured Member(s) of the Board, or to end their censure.
  5. Should a censured Member of the Board prove to follow the Department’s Code of Conduct in the next Regular General Meeting, their censure may be lifted by a majority vote.
  6. Should a censured Member of the Board not prove to follow the Department’s Code of Conduct, they will be subject to removal during the same meeting.

II. Reconsideration

  1. A Motion for Reconsideration on an action in question may be proposed only by a Member of the Board who had previously voted on the prevailing side of an action taken by the Board (the “Moving Member of the Board”). An approved Motion for Reconsideration shall be referred to as the “Reconsidered Action.” The Regular Meeting immediately succeeding the General Meeting during which the action in question was taken shall be referred to as the “Succeeding Regular Meeting.”
  2. The Motion for Reconsideration must be proposed by the Moving Member of the Board immediately after the action in question is taken, or through the process pursuant to Article VIII, Section 4, Subsection C of the EVRNC Bylaws. If a Motion for Reconsideration is seconded by another Member of the Board and duly approved by the Board in the same meeting during which the action in question was taken, then the Reconsidered Action shall be immediately acted upon.
  3. In order to properly place the Motion for Reconsideration onto the agenda of the Succeeding Regular Meeting, the Moving Member of the Board shall submit a memorandum to the Secretary at least five (5) days in advance of the Succeeding Regular Meeting. The memorandum must briefly state the reason(s) for requesting the reconsideration, and provide the Secretary with an adequate description of the matter(s) to be re-heard and the proposed action that may be adopted by the Board if the Motion for Reconsideration is approved.
  4. In the event that a Motion for Reconsideration is seconded and approved by a majority of Members of the Board present during the Succeeding Regular Meeting, an item to act upon the Reconsidered Item shall also be placed onto the agenda listed as “Reconsidered Action: (insert item in question here), contingent upon approval of Motion to Reconsider” for discussion and possible action. If the Motion for Reconsideration fails, the item to act upon a Reconsidered Action shall be rendered null and void.


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