MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
June 25, 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-
2 - Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.
Report of Officers
Chair - Toni O reported on election results, handouts, need final reports
from committee chairs.
Vice-Chair - Gary Kern Wilmington Community Clinic in danger of closing.
Letters of support can be sent to Supervisor Don Knabe’s office. No
vote or letter from council because it was not on agenda. Position
available from Dept of aging to help WNC office if we want. Referred
to Executive committee for recommendation. No cost to WNC. Mark Lewis
from DONE clarified that WNC can’t just hire someone because of liability
concerns. He will research if this position, because it’s funded from
other city entities, if no liability.
Secretary’s Report - Lucia Moreno-Linares went over communications
received 1 letter to by-laws committee.
Treasurer’s report - Patrick Wilson reported that account has balance
of $306.62after expenses and after paying monthly bank fee. Have spent
$2,369.06 YTD. Bank Stmt available for anyone who wishes to see it,
report attached, Q&A
5 - Presentations of Elected Officials
and representatives of city departments
Sergio Carrillo from Councilwoman Hahn’s office gave report on community
DONE - Mark Lewis reported on funding cycle for Neighborhood Councils,
see handouts. July 26 Budget Day.
ACTA - Manny Hernandez reported on ACTA Bridge work and handed out
Roberta Booker Jones and Tony Arias from Los Angeles Unified School
District - Phase 11 - Future School Sites report on schools planned
for Wilmington. Q&A
Susan Kluh from Los Angeles County Vector Control - Update on West
Nile Virus and steps taken to control insects and pests.
PCAC report: Donna Ethington reported on mtg. of Wilmington Waterfront
Development Sub-committee. Next meeting July 15 at 5:30.
Toni O reported that monthly CEQA report available
Finance Report: Patrick reported funding allocation. We have available
Requested input from Council and community members on how to spend
the funds. Mark Lewis helped during the session to take suggestions
from everyone to prepare next budget allocation.
Public Works: Jack Babbitt reported on last meeting held by committee
and presentation from Viacom and its contract with city for street furniture.
MSA Jack Babbitt/Lucia Moreno for WNC to recommend to Councilwoman
Hahn to support the study of placing street furniture in Wilmington
by VIACOM, discussion, vote, unanimous.
MSA Jack Babbitt/Lucia Moreno for WNC to request that Planning Department
open the Wilmington-Harbor City plan for review, as it relates to Wilmington,
discussion, reason for request is to review whether current plan is
still current given the changes in Wilmington in the last 6-8 years,
public comments, more discussion, call for questions, vote, unanimous.
Cecilia Moreno reported on surveys received, they have been categorized
and submitted to city departments.
Committee meets every 2nd Wed. of month.
Election Committee: Toni O’ gave report on election results and handouts,
presented list of new council members for At Large positions, and survey
Discussion on recommendations on how to engage stakeholders, increase
participation from community, suggest holding 1 hour meetings before
regular meeting with stakeholder groups.
Recommendation to have and Event Planning and/or Communications Outreach
Committee as part of standing committees.
Announcements Eddie Greenwood
Public comments: Jessi Marquez,
MSA Lenna to close Meeting at 9:15 pm 12 council members present
Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary
Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair
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