March 28, 2007 Meeting Minutes



The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at 6:07 PM at the Wilmington Senior Center, 1371 Eubank Ave., Wilmington. 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.


Pledge of Allegiance led by Pat Wilson.


Roll Call of Governing Board Members confirming a quorum.


2.               Public Comment

Los Angeles Police Department- Senior Lead Officer Ron Johnson, Q&A

Public comment for non agenda items from

A.-Chris Ferragamo, Banning High School

B-Carrie Scoville

C-Willie Robinson on Raceway near Harbor

D-Simie Seaman on Flags for PCH

E- Jessie Marquez

F-Ricardo Hong from the Mayor's office gave report and announced Big Sunday 4-28&429

G-Henry Rodgers from Laura Richardson’s office gave report

.H-ACTA – Dan Davis gave report.

Approval of December minutes MSA Gary K/Dennis M 17 Yes, 3 Abstain, Passed with correction on Haik(name).


3.               Presentations

a.      Wilmington Arroyo:  – Presentation by Dick Pawlowski on proposals for a creek or other changes in Wilmington.

b.     COPPS: Mike Feyder gave presentation on changes for COPSS Committee on Port Safety and Security.  Requesting a volunteer from WNC to be on Advisory board.

c.      Port of Los Angeles Tree Program:  Emil Zordilla from POLA gave presentation on tree program being funded by port. Requesting help in distribution of trees or suggestion of areas where to plant them.

d.     WNC Elections: Dennis McCarbery reported on elections procedures. Q&A from community

e.      CUP 1131 W Anaheim:  Presentation on request for Conditional Use Permit for Raffles bar on Anaheim, asking for WNC to support the CUP. Q&A from WNC board and community members.


4.               Action Items

a.      Election Procedures Approval: Motion by WNC Executive Board for WNC Governing Board that the Election Procedures be approved.  MSA Dennis/Socorro, discussion, Vote, 15 Yes, 0 no, 2 Abstain, (Socorro F & Lucy M) Passed.


b.     Big Sunday Participation: Motion from WNC executive board recommending to WNC governing board that WNC support the Banning HS and Boys & Girls Club projects on Big Sunday. MSA Cecilia M/Lucy M, Discussion, Vote, 17 Yes, 0 No, 0 abstain. Passed.


c.      WNC Website Management:  Motion from WNC Executive Board for WNC Governing Board that the web site maintenance agreement with Kristina Smith at a rate of $300 per quarter ($100 initial set up fee) be approved. MSA Lucy M/Lucia M, discussion, Vote, 16 Yes, 0 abstain, 0 No. Passed.


d.     CUP Permit for 1131 W Anaheim St: Motion for WNC to oppose the granting of Conditional Use Permit for 1131 W Anaheim, Raffles Bar. MSA Lucia Moreno-Linares/Helen Mora, discussion, Vote, 11 Yes, 4 No (Donna, Donald, Arthur, Dennis),

      2 abstain (Socorro, Patrick) Passed.




5.               Information Items

a.      Refreshments Schedule: Jan-Bus & Ind, Feb.-educ. Mar.-Residents, Apr.-Seniors, May-Churches, June-Labor.

b.     AD Hoc Committee Report: Gary K gave report on meetings for mitigation projects.

c.      LAUSD Meeting

d.     Political Reform Program

e.      LAPD Exodus

f.      Request from 15th Council District

g.     Bi Monthly clean ups


6.               Report from DONE:  Rosa Arcadia from DONE gave report


7.               Report of Officers: Jack gave report

Vice: no report

Secretary-5 items of correspondence

Treasurer- Patrick asked to put on next moths agenda Motion for WNC to create a roll over account for $37,400, not spent, though allocated.  Expenditures from this account will need to be approved by board motion.


8.               Reports by Standing Committees

a.      By Laws: already gave report

b.     Gateway & Beautification: Jack gave report

c.      Transportation: Donna E gave report

d.     Public Works: Lucia reported on clean up by Churches

e.      PCAC Report: Donna gave report

f.      Publicity and Communications Committee – Lucia presented written report.


9.               New Business:  Donald Compton

Donna E will work WNC booth for Wilmington Family Picnic

10.            Announcement from Governing Board Members

11.            Adjournment – Co-chair adjourned the meeting at 9:15 PM.

12.            Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary 17 present

13.            Approved, Jack Babbitt, Co Chair