Wilmington Neighborhood Council

5-24-2006 Meeting Minutes

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, Wilmington, Ca


6:07 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.


Jack called for a minute of silence in honor of Lena McCarbery, in remembrance of her life and service to others.


1-Pledge of Allegiance led by Patrick Wilson, Roll call of members, 18 present, quorum  


2- Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

            LAPD Report: Officer Sal Jaramillo

Jesse Marquez, Christ Shaw, Florence Yang,

 Roberta Jones Booker from LAUSD

Nell Osterhoudt on Cemetery Memorial Day


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



  • Ezell waived request, No POLA speaker, no DWO speaker


5-Action Items:

  • From PCAC Item for May: PCAC recommends to the  Board of Harbor Commissioners that the Port develop ,adopt and implement a policy to aesthetically improve and maintain all Port properties that interface with the communities that surround the Port.

       MSA Skip B/Lucy M, discussion, Vote, 18 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, PCAC representatives to vote Yes.

  • Executive Committee: Motion: for WNC to fund $10000 for GAP for materials. 

MSA, discussion, Vote 17 Yes, 1 Abstain, 0 No, Passed.

  • Motion from Don Compton: Move that the WNC Governing Board approve drafting a letter to LAUSD Board Member Mike Lansing, urging that the new Span school site be placed across from the buffer at the end of Avalon Boulevard.

       MSA Don C/Art H, discussion, vote, 2 Yes, 14 no, 2 Abstain, Not Passed

  • Appointment of 912 Commission representatives:  Jack appointed Art Hernandez and Donna Ethington as our representatives to the pool of candidates to serve on the commission.
  • Motion from Executive Board: WNC to issue letter in support of  Harbor Christian Center on its request for variance,

      MSA, Cecilia M/Lucy M, discussion, Vote, 16 yes, 1 No, 1 Abstain, Passed

  • Member at Large: board decided to eave position vacant




7-Informational Items / Reports:

  • WNC business cards:  Cecilia gave report and Ad Hoc committee was formed to report next month: Cecilia, Art, Lucy


8-Report of officers

Chair:  Jack thanked Lucy for refreshments, next month its Pub Comm. committee’s turn,

 Referred to Land Use committee the item on Liquor license for Green Rancho Market

Co-Chair: none

Secretary- Lucia reported on attending the COPPS, Committee on Port Safety and Security, and presented motion for June meeting.

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave report


9-Report of Standing Committees:


By Laws:  Hank reported.

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


Mtg closed 9:00 PM

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Jack Babbitt, Chair