December 13, 2006 Meeting Minutes

5 year anniversary



The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at 6:05 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 confirming a quorum.


2.                  Public Comment

Public comment for non agenda items from

A.-Don Compton - on 110 bus line an eyesore and him being against the Wilmington buffer B-Jesse Marquez -reports from nonprofit organization, Harbor Commission meeting items of concern and Dr. Fawcett's study of PCAC reorganizing

C- Art Hernandez on BNSF Railroad meeting he attended.

D-Ricardo Hong from the Mayor's office thanked the WNC member for their

time and dedication on their anniversary.

E-Jacob Haik Council Office

F-ACTA – Dan Davis gave report.


3.                  Presentations

a.       Wilmington Water Front Development Plans: – Presentation by Chris Brown from POLA, presenting the most recent information on the development plans for Wilmington, including models of proposals, and requesting support from WNC for this plan as follow up since WNC originally supported the prior Concept plan.. Q&A followed. Support will be discussed under action items.

4.                  Action Items

a.       Wilmington Waterfront Development Plan: Motion for WNC to recommend that the Board of Harbor Commissioners accept the Wilmington Waterfront Development Master Plan including buffer plan and interim master plan as presented to the community of Wilmington on December 2, 2006, and direct port staff to proceed with analysis of environmental impact for the master plan. Discussion, comments from board members, Skip No, Don No, Maricela Abstain, Art Yes, Marcus Yes, Helen Yes, Lucia Yes, Cecilia Abstain, Comments from Public, Dan Hoffman as resident Yes, Ken & Leticia Yes, Chris Shaw Yes, Vote, 13 Yes, 3 no, 3 Abstain, Passed. WNC PCA representatives to vote Yes at PCAC meeting for WNC.

b.      December PCAC Motion: Motion from WNC executive board that the PCAC item for December regarding the Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports be tabled pending a presentation in January and request PCAC to table until the WNC review all the information. Discussion, need more information to be able to vote, Donna from Transportation Committee also recommends to table to January, Vote, 17 Yes, 0 No, 2 abstain.




5.                  Information Items

a.       Website Management: Mike gave report.

b.      912 commissions: Jack gave report.

c.       Crisis response team: looking for volunteers to serve.

d.      Election update: Maricela reported, expecting to have calendar for Jan. 07

e.       DONE audit & letter from Lisa Sarno: Jack and Pat on committee


6.                  Minutes: MSA Dennis/Gary accepts minutes from November meeting. 18 Yes, 1 abstains.


7.                  Report from DONE:  Rosa Arcadia from DONE introduced DONE staff present and Commissioner Diane Middleton, who gave remarks on the occasion of our 5th anniversary.


8.                  Reports by Standing Committees

a.       Publicity and Communications Committee – Lucia presented our first annual newsletter and reported representing the WNC at the Chamber Christmas Parade to receive the Community Grand Marshall for Organization.

9.                  Announcement from Governing Board Members

10.              Adjournment – Co-chair adjourned the meeting at 8:30 PM.

11.              Celebration with Food and drinks for all present followed.



Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary 17 present

Approved, Jack Babbitt, Co Chair