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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
December 8, 2004

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca

6:06 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell, Chair.

Toni 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

1-Pledge of Allegiance, Roll call of members, 20 present, quorum  

2- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

·          Don Compton, Jorge Melgoza

3- Approval of Minutes for October and November, with corrections


·          Port of LA-Port Rail Policy-Stacy Jones, Q and A from board members, public comments

·          Bureau of Sanitation-sewer rate increase-Robin Jackson & Ahmed Ghanem, Q&A from board members, and public comment

·          ILWU-update on union issues-Dave Arian, public comments and Q and A

5-Action Items

  • From Transportation Committee to approve WNC Transportation committee recommendation to PCAC on Draft Motion for Rail Policy, discussion, Gary Kern move to table motion until it matches PCAC Waterfront committee motion, which is similar, Donna, chair, not willing to table, more discussion, vote, 5 yes, 7 no, 7 abstain, not passed
  • Motion from Transportation committee to approve a letter of support for Teamsters Port Division supporting g Federal grant funding for an International Brotherhood of Teamsters Hazardous Waste Worker Training program, discussion, vote, 10 yes, 3 no, 7 abstain, Passed
  • From Land Use/Planning Committee on Green Rancho Market request for conditional use permit for dispensing full-line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption, discussion, MSA Gary Kern/Helen Mora to deny request for support, discussion, Q&A, public comment, voted on motion to deny support, 17 yes, 3 abstain, passed

6-Communications from Elected

  • Jacob Haik-Council Office 15th
  • Gary Kern on anniversary


7-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ handed our DONE newsletter

Co-Chair: no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $436.37 We are still waiting for DONE funding and response on our audit that was turned in 9-04.

8-Report of Standing Committees:

Beautification Committee:  Jack B reported that Councilwoman Hahn is asking for funding for Gateways project

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report

Land Use/Planning: Skip gave report

Transportation: Donna E gave report on meeting with BNSF

Public Works: Jack reported on Graffiti abatement program

By Laws Committee:  Maricela announced next meeting.

9-Stakeholder reports: 

  • Residents: Lucy Mejia announced next mtg.
  • MAL-Jesse Marquez gave report

10-Unfinished and New Business

Announcements: Wilmington Christmas Parade

Mtg closed 9:15PM, 20 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Vice Chair

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