MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
May 28, 2003
6:15 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.”
Announced translation to Spanish available.
1 - Roll call of Members
11 present at call, (Attendance sheet attached).
Agenda presented and accepted.
Report from LAPD-Senior Lead Officers- Officer Johnson introduced new
Captain Pat Gannon
2 - Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.
Art Hernandez, Dick Fleming on varied items.
2 - Minutes read & approved MSA Cecilia Moreno/Patrick Wilson
Report of Officers
Chair-Toni O reported on upcoming conference and gave handouts.
Vice-Chair - Gary Kern no report
Secretary’s Report - Lucia Moreno-Linares went over communications
Treasurer’s report- Patrick Wilson reported that account has balance
of $644.22 after paying monthly bank fee. Bank Stmt available for anyone
who wishes to see it, report attached, Q&A
5 - Presentations of Elected Officials
and representatives of city departments
Donny Brooks - NEAT- NBG - Neighborhood Block Grant program is replacing
the old TNI program that Mayor Riordan had for Wilmington. Q&A
Sergio Carrillo from Councilwoman Hahn’s office gave report on community
Mike Gregerson from Housing Department gave report.
Justin Houterman from city attorney’s neighborhood prosecutor program
DONE - Mark Lewis reported on program coming from DONE for training.
ACTA -Manny Hernandez reported that ACTA Bridge work will begin on
PCAC report: Toni O handed out port report on China shipping settlement
funds and application process.
Donna Ethington gave report on Waterfront development subcommittee
Land Use/Planning report: Cecilia Moreno gave report on joint meeting
with Public Works.
MSA: Cecilia M/Gary K for WNC to recommend that China Shipping settlement
funds be used to acquire park land for east Wilmington. discussion,
MSA: Cecilia M/Gary K for WNC to recommend to Town Square taskforce
a botanical garden be placed, or something like it, move benches to
outside, increase security, ask BID to help cover night time security,
discussion, vote, unanimous
MSA: Cecilia M/Gary K for WNC to recommend to Council Office to place
street furniture in front of municipal bldg, discussion, amendment,
Joe I, to add trash can to benches, discussion, vote, unanimous
Finance Report: Patrick reported on request to change budget. Toni
O handed chairing of meeting to Lucia so she could comment. Toni O
commented and gave handout and reasoning for reallocating $3000 of budget
to purchase trash cans and benches for front of municipal bldg. public
MSA Toni O/Gary K, discussion, vote, 11 yes, 2 no, passed.
MSA: Patrick W/Toni O for WNC to donate $250 to June 14th
community cleanup, public comment, discussion, vote, unanimous.
MSA: Patrick W/Toni O for WNC to allocate $1500 for website development
with LINKLA, discussion, public comments, more discussion, vote, unanimous
Transportation: Donna E report that AB 1651 truck bill passed, traffic
Public Works: Cecilia Moreno reported catering trucks issue. Please
call 877 –LAPD to report trucks. Committee meets every 2nd
Wed. of month,
By-Laws: no report.
Election Committee: Toni O’ announced that the WNC elections will
be held on Wed. June 11th. There will be 3 at large positions
and also any stakeholder groups that have not yet held their elections
that is the last day they can do it. Reports were given by different
Public comments: Romero Quesada, Jessi Marquez
MSA Joe I/Dennis to close Meeting at 8:50 pm
Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary
Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair
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