Wilmington Neighborhood Council

4-26-2006 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:05 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 led by Mike Sanborn, Roll call of members, 15 present, quorum  


2- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

Raymond Yu on Fiesta Broadway

Don Compton & Art Hernandez

Katherine Padilla, consultant for POLA


3- Approval of Minutes for March 2006, MSA Patrick W/Lucy M



  • ACTA SR47 –Art Goodwin, Dir. of Planning, Q&A
  • Harbor Christian Center- Pastor Don Ezell, on church expansion, Q&A
  • LAPD-SLO report from Officer Johnson, Q&A


5-Action Items:

  • From Education Caucus: Motion to approve Business cards for WNC members, MSA Lucy M/Art H,

      Discussion, Vote, 2 Yes, 14 No, 0 abs, not passed.  Jack asked Cecilia M to research cost & design and report at May meeting.

  • Harbor Christian Center item referred to Land Use Committee.
  • Diamond Properties-no action
  • Motion from Education Caucus: Motion for WNC to send letter regarding the crosswalk at Broad Ave & Pacific Coast HWY and its danger, MSA Art Hernandez, discussed, Vote, 14 Yes, 2 No, 1 Abstain, Motion Passed.
  • From Executive Committee: Motion regarding Council Files/NC initiatives (regarding how many NC’s need to support an item before it is granted a file #, and we recommend 3 as a minimum, discussion, vote, 17 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, Passed.




7-Informational Items / Reports:

  • Mayor’s Day of service or Big Sunday on May 7th, Marcus Perez
  • DWP rate increase: Jack will request speaker from DWP
  • M-A-L: Motion from chair: Laura Godinez needs to be replaced since she has missed all but one meeting.

      MSA Jack /Art H, discussion, Vote 0 No, 0 abstain, 17 Yes.  Passed.  Board will open slate for nominations until May 16th, (the day before the next   …..executive board meeting.  All interested in running need to have attended at least 3 meetings in 2005-2006 year.  Publicity Committee to publish notice …..in paper to help get word out.

  • Meeting Rules of Conduct: Jack handed out rules to be approved next meeting
  • Emergency Preparedness Representative: Lucia Moreno-Linares will represent WNC
  • 912 committee; Review o f NC’s: asked for volunteer to serve, no one volunteered
  • Jacob Haik from Council Office gave report
  • Patricia Castellanos from Mayor’s office gave report
  • Gabriela Quintana from DONE


8-Report of officers

Chair:  Jack shared concerns for length of meetings & agenda

Co-Chair: none

Secretary- Lucia went over correspondence.

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave report


9-Report of Standing Committees:


By Laws:  Maricela distributed copies of elections as proposed by DONE. Please review and be prepared to act on them next month

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

Residents: Lucy Mejia


9-Unfinished& New Business

Cecilia Moreno gave report on TRA PAC Meeting


Mtg closed 10:00 PM 17 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Jack Babbitt, Chair