MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
September 25, 2002
6:10 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.”
Roll call of members:
10 present, excused Lenna McCarbery, Sonia Huizar, and Jack Babbitt,
quorum confirmed. (Attendance sheet attached).
Agenda presented and accepted.
Toni thanked Will Hall Park staff for hosting meeting. Introduced Rosana
for translation to Spanish.
1-Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.
Cathy Flemming, Dick Fleming
Minutes from Aug. 2002 meeting read & approved MSA Gary Kern/Joe
2-Presentations of elected officials and representatives of
A- Liz Greenwood-City Attorney’s office and Ron Johnson & officer
Sammy from Sr. lead office of LAPD, presentation on gang injunction
MSA: Dennis McCarbery/Tony Ringor to write letter of support of gang
injunction program to judge Margaret Hay, case #NC030080, people vs.
E Wilmington et all, discussion, vote: 14 ayes, 0 No’s, 0 abs.
B-Other elected officials
LAHWEDC-TNI report-no one present to speak. MSA Gary K/Joe I to write
letter to Mayor Hahn and councilwoman Hahn asking for update on East
Wilmington TNI program, since the last 2 meetings have been cancelled,
also to clarify meeting location and time. Discussion, vote: 14 ayes,
0 no’s, 0 abs
C-.DONE communication-Toni O reported, MSA:Cecilia Moreno/Ray Madrigal,
write letter to Councilwoman Hahn, Mayor Hah, asking that their representatives
and representative from DONE and other city offices be present during
WNC meetings to answer questions, discussion, amended: all elected officials,
different branches & city attorney’s office staff too, accepted,
discussion, vote, 14 Ayes, 0 no’s, 0 abs.
3-presentation from community organizations:
A-.Bond Measure K-no one present-tabled.
B-Ken Trevett, CEO Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute-presentation
on cuts at Harbor UCLA hospital, request for support to keep hospital
and REI open.
MSA Dennis M/Ray M that WNC send letter in support of keeping hospital
&REI open, discussion, vote: 12 Ayes, 1 abs, 1 no
All present asked to send in postcards as well.
Chair-Toni O reported on city budget day Oct 5th, city is
asking for WNC recommendations on budget items, lengthy discussion on
budget process and lack of due notice, how can WNC members make recommendations
if enough time was not given to consult with the individual groups to
get their response, discussion on participation or not and consequences,
conclusion, WNC will send letter with our representatives going to budget
day (Patrick Wilson and Cecilia Moreno) expressing WNC position that
not enough time was given to prioritize budget items, but that after
meetings with groups, recommendations will be sent. Gary K will draft
letter and give it to Lucia who will finalize it and give it to Cecilia
or Patrick. Copies of letter will be sent to Councilwoman Hahn’s office
and to DONE office.
Toni continues with her report on correspondence and other meetings
that WNC might be interested in attending. WNC has received copy of
MOU from city for ACTA.
Proposal for how items get on WNC agenda presented and accepted. Attached.
Vice-Chair- no report Gary K.
Secretary’s Report- none
Treasurer’s report- Patrick W. reported “no report” because we don’t
have any funds yet.
5 - Committee Reports
Land Use/Planning report:
1- Presentation by Delta Groups Engineering/ATT
Wireless-placement of cellular antenna and landscaping. Discussion,
referred to Land Use Committee
2- Street tree subcommittee-Skip Baldwin gave
3- Report that HAPC denied conditional use
permit to Connie’s Bar on Avalon Blvd.
4- Report that insufficient notice was given
to discuss 1655 E Anaheim store/off site liquor, and 1402 E PCH-Diesel
5- Report that HAPC hearing on Mcfarland/Banning
estates zoning/variance hearing was continued to Tues Nov 5th.
Developer will contact either Lucia or Land Use Committee to bring his
new proposal for less density so that WNC can state its position at
PCAC report: Toni O. reported on 3 mtg. that she attended.
Finance Report: Patrick W will attend city budget Day, discussed earlier.
Park advisory- Toni introduced John Popoch, director from Ken Malloy
Regional Park, gave update on status of Harbor Regional Park and programs
Transportation: Donna Ethington reported that she is waiting for information
she requested to make recommendation on where to place bus stop lights
in Wilmington. Presented letter being sent to Highway Patrol in support
of their efforts in Wilmington. Need to finalize letterhead paper for
these letters to be uniform.
Public Works: item 1 on bus stop tabled,
1- Cecilia M reported on ACTA controlled property tour that was taken
by committee. It was felt by committee members that ACTA spokesperson
was not forthcoming with answers to questions posed. Letter will be
sent to all elected officials regarding ACTA and its lack of communication
with Wilmington’s constituents and asking for elected official’s assistance.
Separate letter has already been sent to Councilwoman Hahn and Mayor
2-Discussion of letter from Patrick Wilson to committee members regarding
remarks make by Manny Hernandez of ACTA.
3-Public works report scheduled to be discussed at next committee meeting
because public works personnel that could explain the report didn’t
come. Jack Babbitt sent letter to them to remind them to send a person.
By Laws: Dennis M passed out draft of bylaws with changes proposed.
Please read them and be prepared to discuss and vote at next meeting.
6 - Unfinished business:
A-unexcused absences being addressed in by-laws changes
B-Dec. Mtg. to be held on Dec. 11th, 2002, potluck to celebrate
1 yr. anniversary
C-Frank O’Brien on TNI-Targeted Neighborhood Improvement for East Wilmington-will
let WNC and committee members know when next meeting will be held.
7 - New Business:
A-Stationary-Dennis M will work on it and we will decide next mtg.
B- MSA Skip B/Gary K to send Letter of appreciation for Port Police
Office Jaime Navarro, discussion, vote, Unanimous, Donna E will draft
Meeting closed 9:19 pm
Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary
Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair
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