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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
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 events, Q&A

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 maps. Q&A


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.


Committee Reports

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 $11,130.94.

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 results. 

Unfinished business:

Discussion on recommendations on how to engage stakeholders, increase participation from community, suggest holding 1 hour meetings before regular meeting with stakeholder groups.

New Business:

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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