Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Proposed Bylaw amendments to be voted on at the April 24th General Membership Meeting.

The LCC Board of Directors is recommending the following amendments to the LCC Bylaws.  These amendments will help LCC to add more neighborhood represented seats on the Board (section IV) and remove language from the Bylaws (Section V) that is more appropriate for the Board Job Description used to guide the work of Board members.

Deletions are indicated with a strikethrough and additions are indicated by bold type.  Full Bylaws can be found here.

The General Membership of Greater Longfellow will vote on these recommended amendments at the April 24th No Pie Charts Only Pies General Membership meeting.  A copy of the Bylaws can also be provided upon request.


Proposed Amendments

Article V.  Membership Meetings, Subsection B.2

The LCC also encourages neighborhood representatives to hold one meeting in their neighborhood per year and will provide logistical support for those meetings.

Article VI. Board of Directors

A.  SIZE OF THE BOARD The Board of Directors (the Board) shall have no more than 15 voting seats.

  1. Eight Twelve seats shall be reserved for two three members from each of the four neighborhoods (Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha).
  2. Three Two seats shall be reserved for community representatives and one seat shall be reserved for a business representative.
  3. Three seats shall be reserved for community members of LCC elected at large from the membership.
  4. All chairpersons of LCC committees who are not Directors shall be ex-officio non-voting members of the Board during their terms as chairpersons.

B.  TERMS AND TIMES OF ELECTION

  1. Two of the neighborhood seats will have two-year terms, and one of the neighborhood seats will have a one-year term.   At-large seats will have three-year terms and cCommunity and business seats will have one-year terms. If a neighborhood is unable to fill all three seats during the annual election, that seat will become a community seat as a one-year term until the next election.
  2. All multi-year seats will be staggered.
  3. Director elections will be held at the annual election meeting.
  4. New terms begin and old terms expire at the annual election meeting with the election of new Directors.
  5. Members of the expiring Executive Committee will develop the agenda for the first meeting of the new Board. They will also identify a facilitator for the first portion of the first Board meeting.
  6. No Director may serve more than six consecutive years on the Board as a voting member.

C.  ELECTION OF THE BOARD

  1. At each meeting at which a seat for a neighborhood representative is s are to be elected, the neighborhood shall caucus to nominate a candidates for its the seats. Nominations may be made from the floor for seats for which there is no recommendation from a caucus. Members must be present to be nominated or indicate their willingness to be nominated in writing.
  2. The membership shall consider and may approve the nominations by two-thirds vote for at-large seats and by majority vote for all other seats. If a nomination from a caucus is not approved, the caucus shall reconvene to make a new nomination.