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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
May 26, 2004

6:07P.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

2-LAPD/SLO report: Officers R Johnson gave report, Q & A

   John Driscoll-City Attorney gave report, Q & A

3- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

   Donald Compton, Cheryl Thomas, LAX rep, Pat & Mary

4- Approval of Minutes for April


  • Member at Large Candidate Speeches (Jose Rodriguez, Beatris Ortega, Arthur Hernandez, Laura Godinez)

6-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ gave several reports including increasing funding for microphone allotment.

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt-no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence- 8 letters read

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $10,113.48

7-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:  Toni O’ gave microphone to Maricela Caraballo of elections committee to update on elections for Stakeholder and Member at Large. To be held June 15th, and Toni O” assigned committee chairs who will need to turn in report for next meeting.  Reminded everyone about need for outreach for elections

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report and informed that Ken Melendez is new Chair.

Land Use: Skip Baldwin gave report on meeting held and topic of “Mcfarland Homes” which Land Use Committee recommends to WNC to reject request for variance.  Presentation on homes given by representative of project and Lucia Moreno-Linares gave brief overview of past history of this project.  Discussion held, public comment was taken and all who spoke were in opposition to variance with exception of more person who supports, more discussion.  No action was taken.


Finance: Pat Wilson gave report, needs suggestions for projects to fund.

Transportation: Donna E gave report and presented motion from committee for WNC to endorse in concept, the proposal for a Wilmington Based Metro Gold light rail and that the WNC work with 15th District Council office, the MTA, State and Federal delegates for its support. Discussion, Public comments, vote, 17 YES, 2 Abstain, Passed

Public Works: Cecilia Moreno gave report from their meeting and said they are discussing no fencing around the whole Banning Park, but maybe looking at just fencing for mansion.  Next meeting 12 noon municipal bld.

By Laws Committee: Maricela Caraballo

Publicity/Communications: Eddie Greenwood

 8-Communications elected officials:

  • DONE-Mark Lewis
  • ACTA-Connie gave Report

9-Stakeholder committees:

Business & Industry:  Jack Babbitt announced election to be held at Municipal Building.

Labor:  Eddie G gave report

9-Unfinished & New Business none

Public Comments: Art Hernandez

Announcements: Wilmington Family Picnic June 12, Wilmington Pride Day June 12, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Centennial July 17th.

Mtg closed 8:35PM.  18 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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