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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
August 27, 2003

6:14 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

2 - LAPD/SLO report:
Officer Terri Casey reported on catering trucks issue

3 - Public Comments:
Dr. Michael Mahan, Eddie Weinberg, Dick Fleming, Carmen Becerra, Bill Schwab

Minutes from May and July meeting read and accepted.

4 - Report of officers
Chair:  Toni O’ gave handout to members on budget “Wilmington Community Budget Survey, in English and Spanish.  Read Instructions carefully and asked that all members please ask their groups to complete and return. Our WNC has to collect 200 surveys to turn in to DONE by Sept 30th.  If you can return them to WNC by 22nd we will tabulate results and present them at meeting on 23rd.   We also need to choose a representative to the Neighborhood Service Area Panel.  This panel will prioritize the service area.  Congress will be Nov 1st.

Secretary - Correspondence - 2 items, survey and Mr. Hernandez letter, Viacom presentation

Treasurer - Patrick W gave July report handout. Total spent $874.74. Balance $10,256.21

5 - Presentations:
Ken Melendez from Wilmington Business Improvement District: BID wants to fix tree and put pavers in the area Requests that WNC give $5000 to BID to put up Christmas lights.  Regarding Viacom furniture, BID has 3 concerns it wants addressed before they can support it. Gave out letter with concerns

VIACOM: Gave presentation on what they provide, bus shelters, public kiosks, toilets. Free maintenance and funding to city and council for furniture placed. Lance Oishi of Street services can be reached at (213) 847-5106 with concerns.

Port of LA - Pasha:  Dr. Appy reported on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that is required of PASHA Terminal, which proposes to consolidate activities and expand business. Public comments are being accepted and position of WNC members and council is encouraged to comment on air issues, traffic issues, etc. Dina Zalen described elements of project.

6 - Communications/Elected Officials
Donny Brooks from Mayor’s Office gave report on NBG funds used, sidewalk repairs, spent $500,000 to date.

Sergio Carrillo from Council office gave report, including repairs on Wilmington Blvd, Town Hall meeting for LAPD on Oct 3rd with Chief Bratton.

Eddie Greenwood on park renovation program is to have meeting next week

Mark Lewis from DONE gave report


Budget Panel Representatives: Toni O’ and Eddie Greenwood, vote, unanimous.

7 - Report of Standing Committees:
PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report.  Lenna M reported on presentation from Pacific Energy

Land Use: Skip B gave report

Finance: Pat W gave report on process for getting $50,000 in funding that each NC can get from city. You can receive up to $12500 per quarter or showing need, maybe more but not more that 50K per year.  Please submit detail of suggestions for expenditures to finance committee.

Public Works: Action Item: To allow any Wilmington stakeholder who attends two consecutive Public Works Subcommittee meetings the right to vote and or make motions at the third PW subcommittee meeting or meeting after that which they may attend.  Attendance shall be determined by the PW subcommittee sign in sheet.  In order to establish a quorum at a PW subcommittee meeting, there must be 51% WNC PW subcommittee member in attendance. Vote, passed.

Gateway Beautification: Jack B announced meeting for Sept 11th at 12 noon.

8 - Stakeholder committees:
Member at Large motion for toilet funds tabled for further info.

Labor - Eddie Greenwood request for support is to report back after meeting with Council office.

9 - New Business
Skip Baldwin will chair Early Notification Task force. Will have a tracking form.

Meeting Dates will be discussed next month for Nov and Dec

Public Comments

Meeting closed 9:32 p.m.

Minutes taken by Cecilia Moreno, prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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