Wilmington Neighborhood Council

2-23-05 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:10 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell, Chair.

Toni 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


1-Pledge of Allegiance, Roll call of members, 21 present, quorum  

2-Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

·        Donny Brooks-Mayor’s office

·        Roberta Jones Booker & Mario Hernandez-LAUSD

·        Don Compton

·        Ken Melendez-BID (Business Improvement District) gave report

·        Lilian Deloza-Port of LA


3- Approval of Minutes for January



·        L A city Planning Dept-Jeff Pool & Connie Pallini on Open Storage proposal, Q&A

·        POLA-Sal Serrano & Lilian Deloza no San Pedro promenade Project


5-Action Items: from Executive committee:

  • On the motion to approve the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce request for street closure for  Cinco de Mayo Street Fair on April 30 and May 1, 2005, closure between Anaheim st & Opp St, on Avalon Blvd.  M/S Gary Kern/Brandon Williams, discussion, vote, 13 yes, 3 no, 6 abstain, Passed
  • On the motion from Finance committee to approve Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2004/2004 (3rd & 4th quarters) M/S Dennis/Tony Ringor, discussion, vote, 21 Yes, 0 no, 0 abs, Passed
  • On motion for WNC to recommend to PCAC to recommend to Harbor Commission to direct staff to move forward on North Gaffey Street Welcome Park, East Wilmington Green Belt and Wilmington Youth Sailing enter Mitigation proposals, M/S Cecilia Moreno/Jack Babbitt, Vote, discussion, further discussion, call for question, vote, 21 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain, passed, WNC reps to vote Yes.
  • On motion listed under #4 from PCAC for Port to provide continued funding for beautification, discussion, vote, 20 yes, 1 no, passed, WNC reps to vote Yes.
  • On motion from Ad Hoc Committee for WNC to take full vote to reaffirm the findings of the committee that Tony Ringor was properly chosen as Non-profit Recreation representative, M/S Brandon Williams/Dennis M ,discussion, vote, 16 yes, 4 no, 2 abstain, passed
  • Report from Jacob Haik, councilwoman Hahn’s office,Q&A
  • Report from Jim Davis, ACTA Rep, Q&A




6-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ handed out various reports.

Co-Chair: no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno-Linares –read Correspondence & handed our WNC attendance log.

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, discussion on closing BOA account,

7-Report of Standing Committees:


Transportation: Donna E announced next meeting


Election Committee: Maricela Caraballo gave out reports & forms for next elections.


Residents: Jessie Marquez gave various reports


8-Unfinished& New Business



Mtg closed 9:25 22 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair