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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
December 11, 2002

6:05 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

Gary Kern 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.” 

1 - Roll call of Members

12 present at call, excused Cecilia Moreno, Patrick Wilson. (Attendance sheet attached).

Agenda presented and accepted.

Toni welcomed everyone to our first anniversary meeting.

2 - Public Comments given on Items not on agenda.

LA Police Dept. community update by Officer Mathias & Officer Cassey, QandA

3 - Minutes from Nov. 2002 meeting

Read and approved MSA Dennis McCarbery/Gary K

4 - Report of Officers

Chair - Toni O gave report and commented on accomplishments on the 1 year anniversary and reiterated purpose of WNC.

Vice Chair - Gary K thanked everyone for their cooperation.

Secretary’s Report - Lucia Moreno reported on correspondence received.

Treasurer’s Report - Toni reported in Patrick’s absence that account has been opened and Council office donation has been deposited.

5 - Presentations of Elected officials and representatives of city departments

- Veronica Zendejas from Assembly member Jenny Oropeza presented certificate to WNC

- Donny Brooks from Mayor’s office reported on NEAT (neighborhood empowerment action team), q&a period followed, including information on TNI (Targeted Neighborhood Initiative) for East Wilmington, contract almost signed for Frank O’Brien to continue his work on locating park space

- Evelyn Fierro, Congresswoman Jane Harman’s office, presented certificate to WNC and announced opening of field office in Wilmington in Jan 03

- Mark Lewis, DONE (department of neighborhood empowerment) representative reported

- Councilwoman Janice Hahn presented certificate to WNC and gave report

- Sergio Carrillo, Council office and Elise Swanson  gave report on East Wilmington Gym and explained why it has been held up (new site potential)

- Reginald Zachary our past DONE rep, gave remarks

- Pat Herrera-Duran, DONE commissioner, gave remarks

- Paul M. Escala, chief of staff for Mike Lansing on LAUSD board reported on new elementary school for Wilmington, Q&A

- Teamwork LA-10 point plan from Mayor’s office, Harbor Area mtg. Jan 2nd, WNC needs to send rep, Toni can go.

- Presentation by LA City Dept of Housing, Mike Gregson, NEAT task force, Q & A followed

- Greg Nelson, DONE director, general comments, funding coming

Committee Reports

PCAC report: Toni O’ reported on PCAC mtg attended 

- Donna Ethington gave her report, Wilmington Subcommittee: 90 days hold for more study/info

Land Use/Planning report: Gary K monopole recommendation to Councilwoman Hahn who was in audience.

Finance Report: Toni O’ reported for Patrick on responses to Budget Priority Survey. MSA: Dennis M/Lena M to approve WNC report and forward it to DONE and Mayors office, discussion, vote, unanimous

Public Works: Lucia M reported that Public Works rep. came and explained how to read needs assessment report for Wilmington.  Next committee will be looking at how it can best be used to get things repaired Wilmington.

By Laws: Dennis M and Lena M finished touching up Seal for WNC. Copy of seal to be sent by email to Lucia and to Toni O’.  Used on cake!

Unfinished business:

ACTA (alameda corridor transportation authority) rep. Manny Hernandez has not sent the Traffic Plan Report for Wilmington that he was going to send. Councilwoman Hahn said she would bring it up at tomorrows ACTA meeting.

Public comments

Cathy Fleming - Harbor FWY/PCH-sign is misspelled-Council office will call Cal Trans

Ron Nation - Contractor at Las Flores/Mcfarland development



Meeting closed 7:35 pm

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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