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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
February 25, 2004

6:10 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

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.”  Translation available.

1-Pledge of Allegiance, Roll call of members, 18 present, quorum

Maricela Caraballo announced that DONE has approved our bylaws changes and Dennis McCarbery is our official Parliamentarian.

2- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

   Donald Compton, Dick Fleming, Arthur Hernandez

3- Approval of Minutes January, unanimous


- Mike Lansing, Director San Pedro Boys & Girls Club, on Wilmington Boys & Girls club merger. Q&A.

- Amy Anderson, Mercy Housing and LA Community Design Center, on Dana Strand Development, Q&A

- John Lambert, Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services Initiative, on June Pride Day in Wilmington

- Raul Banuelos, Department of Water & Power, on rate increase, Q&A

5-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ gave report on progress of WNC member Ray Madrigal, and on meeting she attended, including LAUSD mtg., promenade project mtg...

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt-no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence- 8 letters read

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $1,145.16


6-Communications/Elected Officials

- Donny Brooks, Mayors office, on NBG funding

- Sergio Carrillo-Council office-gave various reports, including Assemblywoman Oropeza naming Cecilia Moreno as Woman of Year for Dist.55

- Chad Molnar from Rep Jane Harman gave report

- ACTA-Dan Davis reported on landscape changes, Q&A

7-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:

Toni O’ presented actions items

- Gary Kern presented Motion for WNC to send letter to Councilwoman Hahn asking her to write letter Chief of Police Bratton on the existence of  list of  people who are not responded to by Police and if such a list exists, how does a community member get removed from such list, and specifically, to remove Mr. Donald Compton from such list, discussion, Vote, passed unanimously.

- Position on DWP increase, MSA Eddie Greenwood, Lena McCarbery Motion to not support rate increase, discussion, vote, 1 yes, and 4 no, 15 abstain, not passed.

- 5th executive board member, Dennis M is 5th board member, per amended bylaws.

- Laura Chick –Liaison from WNC, Maricela Caraballo appointed as our rep. by Chair Toni O

- Election discussion: reminder to all that stakeholder committees should be having meetings to get nominees for next years board.

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report

 Land Use: Skip Baldwin gave report

Finance: Pat W gave report and presented

Transportation: Donna Ethington gave report

Public Works: Cecilia Moreno presented motion asking that WNC send letter to Councilwoman Hahn asking that she request that a portion of GAP funding be allocated to set up and maintain a collection center in Wilmington for used tires, discussion, vote, 20, unanimous passed.

Cecilia also reported that all needs surveys collected had been turned in to council office.

By Laws Committee: Maricela C reminded everyone of the need to put together slate of candidates for next elections. And that Code of Civility, which was given to all at prior meeting, will be voted on at March meeting for adoption.

Gateway Beautification: Jack Babbitt made announcement that at last meeting someone walked away with the artist’ rendering of the proposed gateways,  Please help by asking around and getting them returned to WNC, as they cost us money and work to get..

8-Stakeholder committees:

Publicity Committee: next meeting Monday 16th at 6 pm

Education Committee: Bobby McNeil handed out video on funding request by college.

Residents- Trish Salas announced CERT program beginning in Feb. & Business Watch started by Lucia Moreno-Linares

Churches- Lucia Moreno-Linares reported that letters had been sent to churches in area. Get representatives and to schedule mtg.

At Large-Skip Baldwin gave report

9-Unfinished & New Business none

Public Comments


Mtg closed 9:30.m.  20 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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