MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
February 26, 2003
6:07 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
11 present at call, excused Dan Hoffman, Connie Calderon, Trish Salas
(Attendance sheet attached).
Agenda presented and accepted.
LA Police Dept. community update by Officer Mathias, and Officer Johnson,
3 - Minutes from Jan. 2003 read and approved MSA Dennis McCarbery/Joe
2 - Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.
Eddie Greenwood, Art Hernandez
Report of Officers
Chair - Toni O recognized Mark Ellis from USC Neighborhood Project
who gave presentation on survey on N councils.
Vice-Chair - MSA Gary Kern/Dennis M for WNC to support the LA Neighborhood
Housing Services Wilmington Neighborhood Pride Day in June 2003, discussion,
Toni will notify John Lambert on motion.
Secretary’s Report - Lucia Moreno-Linares reported on correspondence
Treasurer’s report - Patrick Wilson reported that account has balance
of $902.29 after paying monthly bank fee. Bank Stmt available for anyone
who wishes to see it, Q and A
5 - Presentations of Elected officials and representatives of city
Cecilia Moreno translated in Spanish for all speakers.
- Abby Zimmerman from Mayor Hahn’s office and Donny Brooks gave report
on Teamwork LA and NEAT.
- Mike Gregerson from Housing Department gave report (213)367-9437
to report blighted homes give ph# & address.
- Mark Lewis, DONE (department of neighborhood empowerment) gave report
and offered to have translator and equipment for next mtg.
- Sergio Carrillo from Councilwoman Hahn’s office gave report
- Justin Houterman from Neighborhood Prosecutor’s program, city attorney’s
office, gave report (graffiti and dumping citations and rewards)
- ACTA-Manny Hernandez gave report and handouts & Q&A followed,
stated that ACTA would repair city streets used for detour if damage
was caused by truck traffic being deferred to city streets.
PCAC report: Donna Ethington reported (John Lambert translated) on
Waterfront Development Subcommittee, and Jesse Marquez also gave report.
Land Use/Planning report: Gary K gave report 3 items:
1 - MSA Gary K/Tony Ringor for WNC to approve recommendation of Land/Use
Planning committee to support Alberta’s Mexican Food restaurant, 1304
W PCH, Wilmington, application for Conditional Use Permit to allow sales
and dispending of beer and wine only for onsite consumption in conjunction
with an existing 3150 square foot restaurant with karaoke entertainment
and an occupancy load of 120 patrons. Discussion, comments regarding
safety and noise, conditions limiting hours of alcohol sale to like
hours of other restaurants, review in 2 years, security concerns, vote,
9 yes, 1 no, 3 abstain, motion passes.
2 - MSA Gary K/Dennis M to approve recommendation of Land/Use Planning
Committee regarding request for permit to reduce boundary at 1754 Wilmington
Blvd, to recommend that WNC not support request, discussion, vote, passed
3 - 1220 “L” St. Request for variance, requesting support of WNC but
item cannot be voted on because it was not on the agenda as a vote item.
Public comment was heard and the majority in the audience was in support
of the item, and turned in speaker cards. Mr. Soren Alexandria spoke
on behalf of Mrs. Castaneda as she does not speak English. The neighbor
to this address, Mrs. Manzo who owns market was in opposition to this
location being granted request. Public comment was given by her daughter
& son. Item will be voted on at next meeting by WNC. Toni O’ will
give Mrs. Castaneda a letter stating that WNC was unable to vote on
this item at this time because of Brown Act rules regarding prior notice.
Finance Report: Patrick W reported, attached report, and presented
proposed budget, MSA for WNC to adopt budget proposed by finance committee
for 1st quarter and for submittal of budget and application
for request of funds for first quarter of disbursement from DONE, discussion,
Public Works: Cecilia Moreno passed out forms to be used by WNC members
to do need assessment survey of Wilmington and map showing which members
are responsible for which areas. . All members are asked to bring completed
forms to next meeting or to send them in by fax before the meeting.
Eddie Greenwood on crossing guards needed on PCH, Sergio Carrillo
By-Laws: Dennis M passed out amendment proposed by by-laws committee,
attached, to be voted on during March 03 meeting, and if passed, to
become effective the following month. Recommendation is for a change
in the WNC By laws regarding stakeholder committee representatives.
He also reminded everyone of the election time-line and need to form
nomination committees and the need to review attendance record of all
Election Committee: Toni O reported that WNC executive committee
(Toni, Lucia, Gary, Patrick) will serve as election committee, reminding
all stakeholder representatives to form nomination committees and to
hold meeting to elect candidates for board.
Toni passed out form outlining election process and also Categories
list for position on board. Toni reviewed the process and appointed
chairs for nomination committees:
Churches-Lucia, Residents-Skip, Seniors-Gary, Port LA-Dennis, Business-Patrick,
Non-Profit-Ray, and Member at Large-Tony, Labor-Eddie Greenwood, Student-Gary,
Toni brought up the recommendation to Delete Safety stakeholder and
add another at-large; this will also be added to previous recommendation
by By laws committee and voted on at next meeting.
1 - Car Dismantling- Donna E will mail her report to all WNC members
2 - D.O.T- no report
3 - BID report- Trees-Gary ports and Sergio Carrillo reports that request
hasn’t been processed by city.
Town Square Task Force-Sergio Carrillo and Justin H form Neighborhood
Prosecutors office gave report on proposed actions to improve town square,
including fence, shrubbery, furniture, toilets, etc. Joe Infante, WNC’s
representative on the task force requested that Item be brought to WNC
to give all opportunity to voice concerns and help come up with best
MSA Dennis/Joe to close Meeting at 10:05 pm
Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary
Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair
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