1-The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was
called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at at the
2-SLO David Siurek was joined by SLO Ana Pinell and Lt. Lewis. Overall crimes are down with the exception of property crimes, in particular, grand theft auto and burglary of autos. He was glad to report that a tip from one of the Spanish C-PAB members is helping to focus on the culprit that is committing a lot of these crimes. They hope to catch him in then next few days. Q&A followed.
A-Alicia Rivera –
B-Big Willy Robinson – he was not on the agenda due to a
lack of information but wanted to give an officer that came with him the
opportunity to speak on his issue.
C-Tim Lee representing Laura Richardson, 55th Assembly District gave report
D- Jacob Haick from Council District 15th gave report, Q&A
No report from ACTA
a. Efrem Joelson from Watt Community: 57 units, 8 bldgs. 26 guest spaces, RD1.5, requests support of the WNC for the project. It will be voted on later in the agenda. Q&A
b. Ponte Vista: Bob Bizno, developer, and Irene Mendoza, David Chinder, Rochelle Gonzales, gave presentation, Q&A
c. Ponte Vista: San Pedro NC gave different presentation on project, Q&A
5-Approval of minutes: MSA Dennis/Hanks, 17 Yes, 2 Abstain, Accepted.
a- PCAC Item: Kathleen Woodfield explained PCAC motion. MSA Dennis/Skip for WNC PCAC reps to vote against the PCAC motion in March, discussion, Vote, 8 Yes, 5 No, 5 Abstain, Motion passed, PCAC reps to vote against PCAC motion at PCAC meeting.
B-Watt Communities: Request from Watt Communities developer for support of the project. MSA Lucia/Socorro for WNC to support project. Motion from Skip to table Motion. Motion to table not passed. Motion from Lucia amended to: WNC to support project with consideration given to traffic concerns and naming of the project. Discussion, Vote, 12 Yes, 6 Abstain, Passed. Jack will send letter.
c-Ponte Vista: MSA Cecilia/Pat for WNC to support Ponte Vista Development, Discussion, heard comments from board for and against, heard comments from Pat Nave from San Pedro NC against Ponte Vista, MSA Jack/Art to use substitute motion from Ponte Vista Citizen Advisory, discussion, Vote, 10 Yes, 7 No, 1 Abstain, Substitute motion passed.
d-WWD-Letter of Support: MSA Lucia/Dennis for WNC to send letter of support for Wilmington Waterfront Development, MSA Lucy/Skip to table the motion, motion to table not passed, Vote on original motion to send letter of support, 14 Yes, 4 no, Passed.
E-Gateway Committee: Medallions Maintenance Agreement: Gateways committee submits motion for
WNC to approve request for contracting
with A-Star Sign for the maintenance of the
f- Response to BONC correspondence: MSA Lucia/Dennis motion for Jack to respond to letter from BONC. Vote, Passed Unanimously.
g- WWD Motion/Don
H-Traffic Committee- Correspondence to Frank Hong/BNSF: MSA Dennis/Lucia for WNC to send letter to Council Office, Hahn, supporting the Traffic Committee recommendation that application for “Quiet Zone” be filed for McFarland Rail Line, Discussion, Vote, and Passed Unanimously.
a- Website Management: Publicity Committee recommends that Kristina Smith be hired as webmaster for WNC site at cost of $300 quarterly. To be voted on at March meeting.
b- Refreshments schedule: Education Cmt. Thanked for Feb. refreshments, March is residents,
C_ AD Hoc Committee reported that Date for mitigation projects form port has been extended to may 14.
d- Budget Day is Jan 27th, Dennis & Cecilia are our reps.
8-Report from DONE: Rosa Arcadia from DONE gave report
9-Report of Officers: Jack gave report
Vice: no report
Treasurer-no report expect that you can go to DONE web site and see report there.
9-Reports by Standing Committees
a. By Laws: Election Update: Chose Caucus Chairs: Business-Pat Wilson, Churches-Lucia, Education-Bobby, Labor-Socorro, Nonprofit-Jack, Non Rec-Tony Ringor, park Adv-Mike, Residents-Hank, Seniors-Gary, Students-Socorro
b. Publicity- written report
c. Transportation-written report
d. PCAC-written report.
e. Public Works Committee: bi monthly community clean up March 24th, Churches, May residents.
9- New Bus: Susan Prichard on Banning Pool. .
10- Announcement from Governing Board Members
11- Adjournment Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary 17 present Approved, Jack Babbitt, Co Chair