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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
August 25, 2004

6:08 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

    SLO from LAPD update by Officer Ron Johnson and Captain Patrick Gannon, Q&A

    Ken Melendez, Donald Compton, Glenda Sands

3- Approval of Minutes for July


·          Wilmington Rec Center - Presentation of sports Equipment, Vaugn Norris & Roger, Jorge Servin

·          Los Angeles Harbor Division-Captain Gannon spoke on Temporary station at Bay view & Neptune, Q&A

·          Yazim Tong & Ben Phillips from Mercy Housing/LA Community Design Center spoke on Dana Strand site development, Q&A from council members. Public Comment: Romero Jalomo, Ken Melendez, Mrs. Godinez, Gelda Sands, Ralph, Art Hernandez, Donald Compton


5-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ gave several reports on upcoming mtgs.

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt spoke about committee signup sheets (everyone on council has to serve)

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence- 8 letters read

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $3,719.34, Q&Q

6-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:  Jack B presented the standing committee chairs and members

  • Motion to support the housing development as presented by Mercy Housing/LA.   Motion by Eddie Greenwood to Table Motion from executive committee. Discussion of Greenwood motion.  Eddie G removed his motion.  Extensive discussion on the original motion.  Motion by Cecilia Moreno, Second by Jack Babbitt that WNC does not support the housing development as presented by Mercy Housing/LA community design center at former Dana Strand site. Discussion, board comments, Public Comment, Vote, 16 Yes, 2 No, 2 Abstain, Motion Passed.

Gateway Committee: Jack B reported that WNC has received some of the designs being developed for Wilmington gateways. They might be able to present them in September.

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report.

Land Use: Skip Baldwin

Finance: Patrick W no report.

Transportation: Donna E – no report.  Jesse Marquez submitted publication to committee to review.

Public Works: Cecilia Moreno reported on Banning Museum fence request.

By Laws Committee: no report.

7-Stakeholder reports: 

  • Residents: Lucy Mejia announced next mtg.
  • Tony O’ for Park Advisory reported on Pools in Wilmington

8-Communications elected officials:

  • Jacob Haik, 15th District Council office Rep
  • ACTA-Dan Davies  gave Report
  • DONE-Mark Lewis gave update and invited all to Oct 9th Congress

9-Unfinished& New Business

Announcements:  Shakespeare in the Park

Mtg closed 9:15 PM.  20 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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