November 15, 2006 Meeting Minutes



The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at 6:02 PM at the Wilmington Senior Center, 1371 Eubank Ave., Wilmington. Jack 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.”  Translation to Spanish available.


Pledge of Allegiance led by Pat Wilson.

Roll Call of Governing Board Members conducted by Secretary Lucia Moreno-Linares.  Members present:  J Babbitt, S. Baldwin, M Caraballo, D. Compton, S. Fimbres,  A. Hernandez, G. Kern, D. McCarbery, B McNeil,  L. Mejia, H Mora, C. Moreno, L Moreno-Linares, N Osterhoudt, H Osterhoudt, H. M. Perez, T. Ringor, J. Rodriguez, M Sanborn, P. Wilson.
Approval of minutes of previous meeting:  Secretary Lucia Moreno-Linares provided minutes of the meeting of Oct.  2006, for consideration.  Motion by P.Wilson, second by L. Mejia, Approved.



2.                  Public Comment

a.       Don Compton.

b.      Art Hernandez.

c.       Jacob Haik Council Office

d.      DONE – Rosa Arcadia

e.       ACTA – Dan Davis gave report.


3.                  Presentations

a.       Conoco Phillips: – Presentation on Emissions Reductions plan by Andy Perez, and Jay Churchill, Refinery Manger.  Q&A, informational item only.

b.      Wilmington Waterfront Design: presentation by POLA, Ken Melendez, Christ Brown, next meeting of committee on Sat Dec 2nd, Q&A


4.                  Action Items

a.       Watt Communities:  Motion to provide letter from WNC acknowledging that they made presentation to WNC on their proposal. No position was taken by WNC on their proposal.  MSA Dennis/Lucia, discussion, vote, 16 Yes, 3 ABS (Hank, Nell, Socorro) Passed.

b.      Traffic Committee:  Motion from WNC Traffic Committee recommends to the WNC that the committee letter dated 10/25/06 to David Olivio/Community Planner regarding the proposed Wilmington Community Plan Changes be approved for distribution, MSA Gary/Cecilia, discussion, Vote, 16 Yes, 2 Abs, Passed.

5.                  Information Items

a.       WNC 5th Anniversary

b.      COLA budget day update

c.       Website

d.      912 commission

e.       Public works bench program

f.        Monthly refreshments


6.                  Report from DONE:  Rosa Arcadia gave report, reminded all board members of conflict of interest training available from DONE and required for all board members of WNC.  Q&A




7.                  Report of Officers

a.       Chair – none

b.      Secretary:  none.

c.        Treasurer: P Wilson gave report.  MSA Lucia/Lucy for WNC to reimburse Patrick for $260.32 postage expense, discussion, Vote, 16 yes, 1 abs (Patrick), Passed

8.                  Reports by Standing Committees

a.       By Laws- Maricela reported that our bylaws were approved. 140 day estimate for elections to take place.

b.      Land Use and Planning Committee – Skip gave report.

c.       Publicity and Communications Committee – Jack asked committee to look into newspaper such as the one San Pedro NC has.  Cecilia reminded all committee that if they want to be included in December newsletter, to please start working on their piece.

d.      Public Works: MSA Cecilia/Gary that bimonthly cleanups be rotated among WNC members, discussion, Vote, Unanimous Yes, Passed.


9.                  Unfinished Business –

10.              New Business – none.

11.              Reports from Caucus Groups – L Mejia Gave report.

12.              Reports from members at Large – Skip gave report.

13.              Announcement from Governing Board Members

14.              Adjournment – Co-chair adjourned the meeting at 8:21 PM.



Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary 20 present

Approved, Jack Babbitt, Co Chair