Wilmington Neighborhood Council

11-19-03 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:40 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

Bobby McNeil 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, 14 present, quorum


2-Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

   Donald Compton, Jorge Legra, Art Hernandez, Ken Melendez


3- Presentation by LA Metro YMCA by Vince Alfaro on proposed Cabrillo Beach Youth Camp

     Public Comment: Phil Nicolay, Dan Hoffman, both in support


4-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ reported on Nov 1st DONE Empowerment congress and Budget Day and report on LAUAD mtg. Gave out handouts on LAUSD sites, Code of Civility, which DONE recommends we adopt and which was referred to by-laws committee.

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt gave out report on committee assignments for WNC members.


Secretary- Lucia Moreno -Correspondence-


Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report. BAL $156 in BOA chk, $3292 in stored value card, $-1,100 in demand acct.


5-Communications/Elected Officials

  • Donny Brooks-Mayor’s office-report on NBG
  • Sergio Carrillo-Council office-gave report on various items
  • Grief Asher-Council office-Planning & Trans-report on proposal for 24/7 service at LA PORT, more info later, Q&A
  • Chad Molnar from Rep Jane Harman-open house on Dec 2nd, 4-6 pm
  • ACTA-Lou Batiglia-update




6-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:

Action Item: Motion to send letter of support to Councilwoman Hahn for funding request for $300,000 for Prop K funding for renovation of fields at Harbor Sports Center, Discussion, Vote, Unanimous  Passed.


PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report, attached,


 Land Use: Skip Baldwin-no report because no items have come up from city planning.


Finance: Pat W gave report and presented Budget Revision Requests:

·       Motion to approve revised budget allocation for First quarter, discussion, vote, unanimous passed

·       Motion to approve proposed budget for Second quarter, discussion, vote, unanimous passed


Transportation: Donna Ethington reported on port proposal for parking spots for trucks


Public Works: Cecilia Moreno reported on mtg. with Councilwoman Hahn. No Dec mtg., next mtg Jan 4th, reported on Federation mtg.


By Laws Committee: Maricela Caraballo presented items for approval that were presented for consideration at October mtg.

  • Motion 1-amend Article V, Volunteer Stakeholder Participation, discussion, vote, passed unanimous
  • Motion 2-amend Article V-Parliamentarian, discussion, vote, passed unanimous
  • Motion 3-Amend Article V-number of reps to No greater than 23 + 1 Parliamentarian, extensive discussion, vote, passed unanimous
  • Motion 4-Amend Article V-Parliamentarian Appointment, extensive discussion, vote, 11 yes, 7 no, 1 abstain, passed
  • Motion 5-Amend Article V-Increase resident organizations, discussion, vote, 1 abstain, 18 no, did not pass
  • Motion 6-Amend Article 1V-Attendance-discussion, vote, passed unanimous
  • Motion 7-Amend Article V111-Voting Age-discussion, vote, 11 yes, 7 no, passed
  • Motion 8-Amend Article X-Standing Committees-discussion, vote passed unanimous
  • Motion to appoint Dennis McCarbery as WNC Parliamentarian, discussion, vote,1 abs,3 no,14 yes, passed


Gateway Beautification: Jack Babbitt presented 2 motions:

·       Motion to send letter to Councilwoman Hahn requesting  that Wilmington be designated as a Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) community to provide an opportunity for LANI to help with development of community beautification, discussion, vote, passed unanimous

·       Motion to approve funding of $800 for the development of five renderings for community beautification, discussion, vote, passed unanimous


7-Stakeholder committees:

Publicity- Eddie Greenwood gave report

Business & Industry-Patrick W gave report


8-Unfinished Business

MSA: Eddie G presented request for letter of support for moving forward to secure funding for a new master plan for Harbor Sports complex, Lenna McCarbery second, extensive discussion, vote, 5 Yes, 5 abs, 8 No, did not pass, recommend item be discussed further in Land Use Committee


9-New Business

Move to next month the 5th member election

MSA: Gary Kern/Lenna McCarbery  that WNC send letter of support for the Harbor Community Development Corporation for their Homecare program, discussion, vote, 2 no, 1 abstain, 15 yes, passed


Mtg closed 10:08 p.m.  19 Council members present

Minutes taken, prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair