Meeting opened by Toni
O’Donnell.Introduced herself and
steering committee (Lucia Moreno-Linares, and Gary Kern). Led Pledge of Allegiance.Asked if anyone needed translation. Cecilia
Moreno translated.Introduced Reggie Z.
from DONE & Sergio Carrillo from council office.Brief intro. About WNC. Explained mtg. falls
under Brown Act guidelines for public mtg. & speaker cards available.
from 2-21-02 were
read MSA: Cathy Fleming/Dick Fleming
from special meeting on 3-7-02
were read. MSA: C Fleming/Julian
from budget meeting on 3-22-02
were read MSA: Julina/Cathy
Budget Meeting Report: Tony presented report on
mtg. and the projects proposed (9) narrowed down and submitted.See handout
Report on “Gov. 101” workshopsheld at Banning’s Landing. Regarding
city departments and their functions and how to access these
services.Comments from those who
attended. Detailed report given on different topics covered.
Public Works assessment of Wilmington being done in March.Each elected neighborhood council will
get a detailed report of the area included.Then council will decide what work
should get priority.WNC should
receive its report in April 2002.Sergio Carrillo said councilwoman wants NC’s to recommend to her on
what they want done.Valerie Shaw
is our liaison on Public Works board. Several members of the audience
shared their experiences (good & bad) on working with city
departments. Toni asked everyone to have patience and work with the
system. It is being improved. Sergio Carrillo made same request to have
patience and give it a bit of time. Reggie Zachary echoed same sentiments
and said it takes time to change system and especially during budget
shortfall times when departments are understaffed.
Report on PCAP: Port Community Advisory Panel
Toni reported on meeting. See handout. Item of importance is her request
that panel be enlarged to allow for more representation from Wilmington. Her
request will be heard at next commission meeting.
Public Works grant
workshop: forms available.
Elections: Will need
to be postponed because our procedure had to be reviewed by DONE and by
City Attorneys office to protect from lawsuits in future. Goal is to be
ready for last week in April. Toni would like to meet with all committee
Lucia, Cecilia, Skip, Donna, Susan, Cathy, etc.) before election to
review. She willcontact once she
Susan from Drum Barracks
moved to schedule our monthly meetings on 4th Wednesday of
month at Banning’s Landing at MSA Donna/Cecilia
Meeting at HolyTrinityChurch
in San Pedro with all NC’s Pat Wilson, Kenny Green, to attend as our reps.
on Wed 4-2-02
Request made to put on next month’s
agenda item to allow HC to take area next to Vermont as part of their territory in
NC MSA Dennis M/Dick F
John M from mayor’s
office gave report on current projects.
Sergio Carrillo gave
report on Dash route and on police permit meeting coming up. Invited
constituents to participate and be heard.
Pat Wilson volunteered
to sponsor our WNC booth at the 5
de Mayo street fair to give out information.
Volunteers needed to staff booth.