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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
July 24, 2002

6:40 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

Patrick W. led pledge of allegiance.

Toni 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.” 

Roll call of members, 16 present, quorum confirmed. (Attendance sheet attached).

Agenda presented and accepted.

Toni thanked Will Hall Park staff for hosting meeting.

Minutes of June 02 meeting read, MSA Gary K/Dennis M, unanimous

1 - Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.

Ken Melendez

2 - Presentations of elected officials and representatives of city departments

A - Nora Pollock-City Ethics commission-conflict of interest code presentation.

*WNC needs to develop its own code of ethics and needs to get it approved by city council.

B - Fernando Gonzalez-Dept Public Works-presentation on proposed special collection facility.

*WNC members asked to inform their groups of this proposal and complete comment sheets.

Dennis M request that item be sent to public works committee for recommendation of support.

C - Lt. Betty Harris-S. Parking Enforcement-presentation-abandoned vehicles

*WNC members asked to inform their groups of this service.

D - Sergio Carrillo-Council Office report and newsletter distribution

E - Evelyn Fierro-Rep. Harman’s office

F - Melissa Stafford- LAUSD board Lansing’s office

G - Justin M Houterman-District Attorney’s office-Harbor-“Catering Truck” presentation

H - Officers Ron Johnson  & Terri Casey on local crime

4 - Officers Reports

Chair-Toni O reported on recognition given to WNC by Chamber of Commerce for Street Fair participation.  Reminded all members of the Congress of N C coming up and passed out signup sheet. Carpooling suggested.

Vice Chair - Gary K. distributed the list of proposed standing committees and its members. (attached). Opportunity given to add oneself to other committees & chairs were chosen.

Secretary’s Report - Lucia M. reminded everyone to sign attendance list at arrival & explained the sheet to be used during motions to count votes.

Treasurer’s Report - Patrick W. reported “no report” because we don’t have any funds yet.

Committee Reports

Land Use/Planning report:  Gary K. reported  no mtgs. were held because of lack of time for “L” street property.  Toni O. gave Gary K. report sent by council office on items coming up in Wilmington.

PCAC report : Toni O. reported on PCAC meeting and gave handout.

Special Committee Report (Grievance): Patrick W. gave report on special meeting held regarding grievances filed by council member Skip Baldwin.  Notes from meeting attached.  Committee recommends to deny Skip’s grievance.  Motion to accept committee recommendation and to deny Skip’s 2 grievance’s MSA: Connie C/Dennis M, Discussion held, vote taken, 11 yes, 0 no’s, 3 abs. Motion passed.

Comments from audience.

5 - Unfinished Business: none
6 - New business:  Action Items

A - Ken Melendez-WBID-presentation and request for support form WNC for proposed tree project in downtown are.  Skip requested item be sent to Land Use Committee.

B - Frank O’Brien-HWEDC-report on TNI project in East Wilmington. Mtg. July 30th. Steering committee being formed, WNC members who live in East Wilmington invited to join. Cecilia M. Lucia M, and Connie C. will attend and join.

C - Mark Hurley-sailors union-presentation

E - Other Business- none

Agenda items for next meeting:

HCDC - Connie C to get speaker

Public Comments


Meeting closed 9.45 pm

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell,Chair

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