Wilmington Neighborhood Council

3-23-05 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:15 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, 19 present, quorum  

2-Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

·        LAPD/SLO update by Lieutenant Dimartino

·        Dick Fleming, resident

·        Don Compton

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


3- Approval of Minutes for February



·        Soledad Garcia of Coastal San Pedro NC on DWP MOU with NC’s, Q&A

·        Mike Sandborn from Banning Residence Museum on request for sponsorship for guide book for museum, Q&A.

·        John Miranda of HJ Baker on lease with Harbor Department, Q&A


5-Action Items: from Executive committee:

  • On the motion to approve adoption of proclamation of intent to adopt MOU with DWP,

      MSA Donna/Helen, discussion, vote, 8 Yes, 10 No, 1 Abstain, not passed

  • On the motion to adopt resolution to join Community Safety Committee established by Central San Pedro NC, no sponsors, motion not taken.
  • On motion from finance committee for approval of expenditures of $5000 for sponsorship of Banning Museum guide book, MSA Lucia Moreno-Linares/Lena, discussion, Q&A, vote, 17 Yes, 0 no, 2  Abstain, Passed.
  • On motion from Finance Committee to approve expenditure of $1650 for sponsorship of youth group at St Peter & Paul school for pole cleanup, motion tabled.
  • On motion to approve for WNC PCAC representatives to support PCAC recommendation to Harbor Commission to direct staff to move forward on North Gaffey Street Welcome park, East Wilmington Green Belt and Wilmington Youth Sailing Center Mitigation proposals, Vote, unanimous, Vote Yes.
  • Motions from By-laws committee: Maricela presented 3 motions as recommended by DONE for upcoming elections of WNC governing board members.

Motion1: Governing board waives Article X11-amendments, requirement of 20 day notice for by-laws     changes, in order to have time to submit bylaws to DONE in time for next WNC elections,  MSA, Dennis/Hank, discussion, Q&A, Mark Lewis from DONE explained by the need, more discussion, vote, 14 Yes, 5 No, 0 abstain, Passed.

Motion 2: A: amend “stakeholder Committee” to” Stakeholder caucus” in entire document, MSA Tony   .    . .            R/Hank O, discussion, vote, 13 yes, 5 no, 1 abstain, Passed

B: amend to allow Stakeholder Caucus to “select” rather that “elect/select/ vote for and or vote on”, MSA Cecilia Moreno/Hank O, discussion, 13 yes, 5 no, 1 abstain, Passed

C: Amend the election/selection process time line to reflect the actual dates and include the three options for selecting Stakeholder Caucus Representatives and clear up other errors in typing, MSA Dennis M/Cecilia M, discussion, 14 yes, 5 No, 0 abstain, Passed

Motion 3: Adopt Guiding Principled for the 2005 Election Process, MSA Cecilia M/Jack Babbitt, discussion,   vote, 14 Yes, 5 No, 0 abstain, Passed.

·       Also chairs for Stakeholder groups were named, Business: Cecilia Moreno, Churches: Lucia Moreno-Linares, Education: Teri O’Donnell, Labor: Eddie Greenwood, Non Profit Fraternal: Lenna McCarbery, Not profit Recreational: Tony Ringor, Park Advisory Boards: Toni O’Donnell, POLA: appointed, Residents: Trish Salas, Seniors: Gary Kern, Youth: appointed, M-A-L: 3 meeting attendance since 5/2004 and complete turn in form to WNC office.

·       Motion form Land Use committee on recommendation to support request from Decoma Industries to permit conversion of an existing three story warehouse building into 35 condominium units on Marin Ave. MSA Maricela/Jose, discussion, public comments, more discussion, vote, 13 Yes, 5 abstain, 1 No, Passed.

6-Report from Jacob Haik from Council Office

7-Report from Dan Davis with ACTA


8-Report of officers

Chair:  none.

Co-Chair: no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno-Linares –held over Correspondence.

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, paid 12K to Gephardt for graffiti program,

9-Report of Standing Committees:


Gateway beautification: Jack gave report

PCAC: Dennis gave report

Land Use Planning: Skip gave report

Transportation: Donna E announced next meeting

Public Works: Jack gave reports

Stakeholder Reports: Churches: Helen gave report, Residents: Lucy gave report


8-Unfinished& New Business



Mtg closed 9:15 19 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair