Wilmington Neighborhood Council

12-10-03 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:13 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

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, 13 present, quorum


2-Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

   Donald Compton, Joe Cortez, Inez Limosnero


3- Approval of Minutes for October & November



    Port of LA-Sal Zambrano, civic engineer & Jim_____ San Pedro Waterfront activities update, Q&A


5-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ reported and thanked governing board members for putting in time to volunteer and congratulated all on the 2nd anniversary of the WNC.


Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt thanked Toni O for her leadership of the WNC


Secretary- Lucia Moreno – absent, Correspondence- CEQUA actions notice, Cal Cartage Co opposed to BNSF ICTF, referred to Traffic Committee


Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report.


6-Communications/Elected Officials

  • Donny Brooks-Mayor’s office-report on NBG & introduced Rachel Gonzalez, certificate presented  
  • Sergio Carrillo-Council office-gave report on various items
  • Chad Molnar from Rep Jane Harman- gave report on various items
  • Assemblywoman’s office- congratulations to WNC, working on budget
  • Mark Lewis-DONE-congratulations
  • ACTA-Lou Batiglia- Gave update, Q&A




7-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:

Action Item: ITA motion tabled.

Attendance report of WNC members given to see who has missed more than 3 meetings.


PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report


 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 expenditure from the Misc. Community Outreach funds $250 for postal permits and $500 for flier and mailing supplies.  discussion, vote, unanimous passed 17

·       Motion to approve expenditures to purchase Power Point equipment and Refreshment equipment and supplies for the Wilmington Family Picnic. Both items approved in 2nd quarter budget., discussion, vote, unanimous passed 17

·       Motion to approve expenditure of $2000 to purchase sports equipment with WNC logo to distribute to youth groups who apply for sponsorship.  Discussion, vote, unanimous passed 17

·       Motion to approve final budget allotment (3rd & 4th quarters) to be spent on grounds maintenance and landscaping needed at the Wilmington Cemetery along with any funds left over from 1st & 2nd quarter budget allotments.  Discussion, vote, 6 yes, 8 no, 2 abstain,


Transportation: Donna Ethington gave report

  • Motion  for WNC to recommend to Board of Harbor Commissioners $600,000 , discussion, vote, unanimous, 17
  • Motion for WNC to recommend to Harbor Commission to retain truck inspection site at Alameda, discussion, Skip/Maricela: motion to table vote, vote 15 yes, 1 no, 1 abstain, motion tabled and referred back to traffic committee
  • Motion for WNC to recommend to Harbor Commission that POLA locate leasing land for truck parking, discussion, vote, 11 yes, 6 abstain, passed
  • Motion for WNC to ask ACTA to complete truck portion of ACTA railway. Discussion, vote, 10 yes, 1 no, 6 abstain, Passed


Public Works: Cecilia Moreno reported no mtg, nothing to report.


By Laws Committee: Maricela Caraballo no mtg, no quorum


Gateway Beautification: Jack Babbitt-next mtg 1-6 @ 12 noon


8-Stakeholder committees:

Publicity- Eddie Greenwood gave report-12-9 no quorum


Churches- Helen Mora reported that committee is sending a letter to churches in area to get representatives and to schedule mtg.

Motion for WNC to send letter to CDD regarding allocation of funds for Outreach Mental Health Social Worker to help deal with Homeless people. Discussion, vote, unanimous


PAB-Toni O reported from Park Advisory Board that a representative is needed from the community for Ken Malloy Board


Residents-Lucy Mejia reports that Wilmington citizens committee collected toys


At Large-Eddie Greenwood reports that Harbor Sports Ctr. Met at Harbor College


9-New Business

Action Item: Election of 5th member to Executive committee. Skip nominated Lucy, Dennis nominated by Jack. Discussion, tabled until parliamentarian is decided.

Action Item: request from Jaycees-Gary Kern will follow up with Toni with more information.




Mtg closed 9:12 p.m.  17 Council members present

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


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair