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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
July 28, 2004

6:10 P.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.” 

1-Pledge of Allegiance, Roll call of members, 19 present, quorum

2- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

    Jim Quigley from LA City Street Bureau, Donald Compton, Art Hernández, Ken Melendez, John Lambert, Jim Arias

3- Approval of Minutes for June


  • Installation and Pledge of Governing Board Members
  • Presentation of sports Equipment to Youth Sports Programs, Jose Almanza from South West Soccer League and Trish Hever from Wilmington girls Basketball

5-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ gave several reports including WNC Budget Day, matching grants, code watch, and East Wilmington community Center groundbreaking on 7-29-04.

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt-no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence- 7 letters read

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $4,848.34

6-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:  Toni O’ gave meeting over to Jack Babbitt for Election of Executive Board for 2004-2005 term.

Nominated board was elected unanimously with results: Chair-Toni O’, Vice Chair-Jack Babbitt, Secretary-Lucia Moreno-Linares, Treasurer-Patrick Wilson, Parliamentarian-Dennis McCarbery appointed to 2 year term before. 

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report and copy of resolution for next board meeting vote.

Election of PCAC representatives (2) and Alternate Rep (2)

Elected to represent the Wilmington Neighborhood Council at PCAC Donna Ethington and Tony Ringor, and Elected as Alternate representative for WNC at PCAC Lena McCarbery and Toni O’Donnell.

Land Use: Skip Baldwin asks that WNC request presentation from Planning Department on “Inclusionary Housing”.

Finance: Patrick W presented status on funding and request for WNC to approve 1st Quarter Budget Allotment for fiscal year 2004-2005, discussion, vote, passed unanimously.

Transportation: Donna E gave report and presented motion that WNC not approve the PORT of LA Baseline Transportation Study or otherwise acting upon the study until independent review can be conducted, discussion, Maricela Caraballo requests motion be tabled, Dennis McCarbery seconds, 7 yes, 11 no, 3 abstain, motion to table failed, discussion continued, public comment, vote on original motion, 11 yes, 6 no, 4 abstain, Motion Passes.

Public Works: Cecilia Moreno, chair, request motion for WNC to request response from Council District Office on prior request regarding status on request to review and update Wilmington/Harbor Coty Community Plan, discussion, passed Unanimously.

By Laws Committee: Maricela Caraballo passed out Code of Civility and report on Controllers meeting.


7-Communications elected officials:

  • Jacob Haick, 15th District Council office Rep
  • ACTA-Connie Rivera gave Report

8-Stakeholder committees:

Member at Large: Skip B gave report

Seniors: Gary Kern asks that BID (Business Improvement District) be added to agenda

9-Unfinished & New Business

Announcements:  Shakespeare in the Park

Mtg closed 9:00 PM.  21 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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