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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
January 22, 2003

6:08 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

Patrick Wilson led pledge of allegiance.

Toni O. introduced self and gave brief statement: “As provided by the Brown Act, person in the audience may address the committee in connection with any agenda item or during the public comments period.  Anyone desiring to speak please complete a speaker card and submit it to the secretary.” 

1 - Roll call of Members
12 present at call, excused Dan Hoffman, Ray Madrigal (Attendance sheet attached).

Agenda presented and accepted.

LA Police Dept. community update by Officer Mathias, Johnson, and Pinto, Q&A

3 - Minutes from Dec. 2002 meeting read & approved MSA Dennis McCarbery/Joe Infante

2 - Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.

Cathy Beauregard-Covit on watershed workshop-DWP to educate on storm drains

Lucy Mejia

Report of Officers

Chair-Toni O gave report on communication and commented Matching Fund grant training, Alliance mtg., and dispute resolution program.

Vice-Chair- Gary Kern, no report

Secretary’s Report- Lucia Moreno-Linares reported on correspondence received. (1)

Treasurer’s report- Patrick Wilson reported that account has been opened at Bank of America and check for $1000 from Council office has been deposited. Current balance is $912.29 after paying monthly bank fee and check order.

5 - Presentations of Elected officials and representatives of city departments

· Abby Zimmerman from Mayor Hahn’s office and Donny Brooks gave report on Teamwork LA and NEAT. WNC needs to choose representative for and alternate for Federation of NC’s

· Mike Gregson from Housing Department gave report (213)367-9437 to report blighted homes give ph# address.

· Mark Lewis, DONE (department of neighborhood empowerment) representative reported on treasurer training coming up A followed.

· Evelyn Fierro from Congresswoman Jane Harman invited all to open house sat Feb 1st at municipal bld.

· ACTA-Manny Hernandez gave report A followed


Committee Reports

PCAC report: Toni O’ reported on PCAC mtg attended, including new subcommittees being formed. 

-Donna Ethington gave her report

Land Use/Planning report:  Gary K gave report: Banning Estates/Las Flores Developer and neighbors have come to an agreement on 14 homes instead of 18.  WNC to forward recommendation to Councilwoman Hahn with support for agreement.  WNC also to forward recommendation on monopole to have landscaping.

Finance Report: Patrick W reported on Jan 13 mtg. and recommends that WNC adopt a Fiscal year of July to June like the city has.  MSA Patrick W/Dennis McCarbery to adopt Fiscal Year same as LA city, July to June, discussion, vote, unanimous

MSA Patrick W/Dennis M to approve $400 for office supplies and $100 per month for office operations, discussion, vote, unanimous.

Public Works:  Cecilia Moreno reported on 1-20-03 mtg. and passed out worksheet to be used for Wilmington needs survey.  Recommendations for improvement given will be included in next months report including what areas are to be covered by what members.

Transportation: Donna E gave report on traffic study done by PORTLA

Residents: Donna E gave report on mtg. held with resident groups and John Lampert for Pride Day, presentation.  All members asked to help identify neighborhood that has 10 homes near each other to get repairs.  Please bring addresses for next meeting.

Unfinished business:

Teamwork LA needs representative from WNC for federation. MSA Dennis M/Lucia M that WNC chair should hold seat of WNC rep, discussion, more nominations, Cecilia Moreno and Donna Ethington, Chair declines, motion dropped, Vote , Result Cecilia M will be WNC rep, and Donna Ethington is Alternate rep.

ACTA (alameda corridor transportation authority) discussion as to whether WNC should have a rep that regularly attends ACTA meetings, Cecilia M volunteered to go to Feb 03 mtg., agreed that different council members will take turns attending meeting.

DONE: questions as to whether they had accepted our bylaws and conflict policy.  Toni O’ will follow up.

Public comments

Art Hernandez-Senior citizens

Dick Fleming-LNG should be opposed


Meeting closed 9:05 pm

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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