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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
March 24, 2004

6:05 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, 17 present, quorum

2- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

   Dick Fleming, Donald Compton, Ken Melendez

3- Approval of Minutes February, unanimous.


- Evan Rose of SMWM, Port Of Los Angeles Waterfront Development consultants, on Wilmington Preferred Community Alternative Plan.  This is the plan that subcommittee endorsed and is being recommended to full PCAC. Q&A,

- Mike Sandborn, Friends of Banning Residence Museum, on programs and projects for museum

- Elizabeth Greenwood, City Attorney, on Gang Injunction in Wilmington Q&A.

5-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ gave report on Alliance mtg. and introduced Craig Summers from CORO who invited all WNC members and community members to leadership training being offered by DONE and presented by CORO.

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt-no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence- 10 letters read

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $428.68


Action Items

1-Motion from PCAC representatives for WNC to support the PCAC Wilmington Waterfront Development subcommittee recommendation to the PCAC to be forwarded to the Board of Harbor Commissioners that they approve and adopt the Preferred Community Alternative Plan and priority project list for the Wilmington project area with the number one priority being a policy change and commitment by the City of Los Angeles to the community of Wilmington to create a permanent non-industrial open space buffer zone between the community and the Port of LA as depicted in the Preferred Community alternative Plan.  Discussion, comments by board members, discussion, vote 19 Yes, 1 Abstain, 0 No, Passed

2-Motion from the Transportation committee for WNC to request Councilwoman Hahn to look into restricting truck traffic on Anaheim Street between Alameda Blvd. and Eubank Ave. Discussion, Vote, 20 Yes, Passed Unanimous

3-Motion from the Transportation Committee for WNC Transportation Committee to send letter to Southern California Association of Governments to move forward on a light rail system on the 101 Freeway, with connection to Wilmington.

Discussion, Vote 16 yes, 3 No, Passed

4-Jack Babbitt from Public Works committee presented Motion for WNC to take stand against DWP price increase.  This motion presented because of LA City Council’s action to transfer millions out of DWP reserve accounts, MSA J Babbitt/Eddie Greenwood

Discussion, Vote, 18 Yes, 1 Abstain, Passed

5-Motion from Public Works committee to send letter to Councilwoman Hahn to request that the legislative package regarding illegal food vendors (catering trucks) include holding property owners responsible for such vendor’s activities.

Discussion, Vote, 18 Yes, 1 Abstain, Passed

Public Works informed on DWP Tree program

6-Land/Use committee presented mini-shopping center at 12,123, and 125 E Anaheim St which is seeking CUP.  Extensive discussion, suggestions (No liquor store, limits to size of signs, etc)Motion MSA Gary Kern/Toni Ringor for WNC to support  3 conditional use request and to oppose the Sign Pole request, discussion, Q&A, discussion, Vote, 12 Yes, 6 No, 1 Abstain, Passed. 

7-MSA Helen Mora/Eddie Greenwood Motion for WNC to request that no liquor store be allowed in shopping center, discussion, Vote, 17 Yes,2No Passed

6-Communications/Elected Officials

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

- MSA Eddie G/Tony R for WNC to send letter to Mayor Hahn requesting release of funds approved to be used towards purchasing property in Greenbelt Park, discussion, vote, 19 Yes, Unanimous, Passed

- DONE,  no report

- ACTA-Lou Batiglia gave report

7-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:  Toni O’ no report

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave written report

Finance: Pat Wilson gave report and presented deadlines to apply for further funding, needs suggestions for projects to fund

Transportation: Donna Ethington gave written report

Public Works: next meeting 12 noon municipal bld.

By Laws Committee: Maricela Caraballo passed out Code of Civility which needs to be adopted by council members at April meeting. Reminded all that stakeholders need to be getting candidates.

8-Stakeholder committees:

Gateway Beautification: Jack Babbitt gave report

Publicity Committee: Eddie G reported

Residents- Trish Salas gave report

                     Lucy Mejia asked that agenda be shortened.

At Large-Skip Baldwin gave report

9-Unfinished & New Business none

Public Comments


Mtg closed 9:40.m.  20 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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