Wilmington Neighborhood Council

3-22-2006 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:10 P.M. Meeting called to order by Jack Babbitt, Chair.

Jack 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

Jo Ann Wysocki on liquor license, Ken Melendez on Port issues & Wilmington Plan

Ray Patricio on petting zoo, Dan Hoffman on Liquor license, Rick Whearty on Marinas

Tom Politeo on restoring wetlands, Art Hernandez


Sr. Lead Officer Ryan Straus from Port Police


3- Approval of Minutes for January 2006, MSA Dennis M/Lucy M



  • Wilmington Waterfront Plan – Chris Brown from port, Q & A
  • Skip recognized Joan Wysocki for her many years of community activism in Wilmington
  • DTS-Pier A West Remediation project – Michelle Landis & Joel Shafor, Q&A on wetland restoration in the Wilmington port
  • Green Rancho Market – Mike Kim on Alcohol sales, Q & A


5-Action Items:

  • From PCAC subcommittee, 3 motions presented, discussed, and voted on.  WNC PCAC representatives are to vote in the following manner at the PCAC meeting:  On motion Light Aesthetics and Noise motion Vote Yes, (16 yes, 4 abs, 0 no).  On Water Quality motion Vote Yes, (15 yes, 1 no 3 abs). On Coordinated plan motion Vote Yes (8 yes, 6 no, 5 abs)
  • Motion from Education Committee for WNC to send letter, MS Art Hernandez, discussed, Vote, 4 Yes, 9 No, 7 Abstain, not passed.


6- Informational Items:

  • Anti Graffiti task force – Marcus Perez.
  • Mayor’s Day of Service: Patricia Castellanos & Marcus Perez
  • Conflict of Interest training required for WNC board members – Gabriela Quintana from DONE
  • Microphone System: Ordered, recognized Glenda Sands for following up.
  • Community Living Rooms- Patricia Castellanos & Marcus Perez
  • Tree Planting Program – Glenda Sands
  • City Watch recognition of LAUSD teachers active in NC’s – Marcus Perez was submitted as our candidate



  • Jacob Haik from Council office
  • Gabriela Quintana from DONE
  • ACTA- Dan Davis gave report




8-Report of officers

Chair:  Jack thanked Art & Hank for refreshments. Next month it’s Lucy

Co-Chair: none

Secretary- Lucia went over correspondence.  3 of the items were hearing notices which are too late for committee to bring to full WNC for position.  Information will be sent to all WNC board members so they can send in their own letters of position from their respective groups, since WNC won’t be able to take a position.

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave report


9-Report of Standing Committees:


By Laws: Dennis asked that groups wait until next month before choosing format for elections because we are waiting fro word from DONE on final procedures.

Gateway beautification: Jack reported group is working on Shell gateway and announced next meeting

PCAC: Donna E gave report

Public Works: announced next meeting.


Stakeholder Reports:

 Churches: Helen Mora reported that next Quarterly Church Caucus will be held Wed. 3-26-06 at municipal building at 12:00 pm, with elections information on the agenda.

Residents: Lucy gave report,


9-Unfinished& New Business

 Mark Elliot on Neighborhood Participation project asking WNC board members to participate in survey


Mtg closed 9:43PM 20 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Jack Babbitt, Chair