11-19-03 Meeting Minutes
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.
6-Report of Standing Committees:
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.
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
Publicity- Eddie Greenwood gave report
Business & Industry-Patrick W gave report
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
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