The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC)
was called to order by Co-Chair Cecilia Moreno at at the
Pledge of Allegiance led by Patrick Wilson.
Roll Call of Governing Board
Members conducted by acting secretary Dennis McCarbery. Members present: S. Baldwin, M. Caraballo, D. Compton, D.
Ethington, A. Hernandez, G. Kern, D. McCarbery, L. Mejia, C. Moreno, H. Osterhoudt,
3. Public Comment
Melendez and Margie Hernandez invited the Council and the audience to the
second Fiesta Corazon del Puerto on July 21-23 at Bayview Field (“C” Street and
Compton asserted there may be a need for new neighborhood council, and of the
need for funding for a light rail system serving
c. Arthur Hernandez discussed an upcoming hearing and funding issues.
Approval of minutes of previous meeting: Secretary Lucia Moreno-Linares provided
minutes of the meeting of
a. Green Rancho Market – Joong Kim/King Woods. Mr. Woods, representing Mr. and Mrs. Kim asked the WNC to support the request to have a beer and wine license for the market. Skip Baldwin reported that a WNC land use committee meeting was held, there were no questions and the meeting was adjourned with out action.
Public Comment: Linda Stamper opposes request. Dan Hoffman favors request. Simi Seaman opposed request. Joanne Wysocki opposes request. Samuel Butler favors request. Roger Long favors request. Glenda Sands favors request.
Ranger Program – Kristin Sabo of the Greater Griffith Park NC Parks
Committee reported on the status of the Parks Rangers. Currently there are 19 rangers and they have
police officer status, earned in 1985.
The Mayor’s proposed budget requests 37 Park Rangers. If the budget is adopted, at least one would
be permanently assigned to
6. Action Items
a. Department of Public Works – proposed solid waste fee increase. Robin Jackson of the department presented the proposed fee hike from $11 per cycle for residents to $35 per cycle. This would cover the full cost of the pick up, which would then free up funds from the City General Fund for possible use by the City Council for more police. No motion was offered. No action was taken.
(Port Community Advisory Committee) Item for May. WNC has been asked by PCAC to support the
following motion: PCAC recommends that the Board of Harbor Commissioners approve only
those EIR’s that mitigate any significant air quality impacts to a level of
insignificance. Motion to not
support the PCAC motion by
c. Light Rail Motion. The Executive Committee recommends that the WNC Governing Board approve sending the letter drafted by the Transportation Committee to the Mayor’s Office requesting the MTA to initiate a feasibility study to establish a light rail system serving the Harbor Area. Motion by Donna Ethington, second by Hernandez. Following discussion, the vote was 11 yes, 1 no and 2 abstain. Approved. The letter will also be sent to Councilwoman Janice Hahn and David Freeman of the Harbor Commission.
of COPSS Resolution. Motion by Gary
Kern, second by
Rancho Market motion. Motion by
Ranger motion. The following motion
was presented for consideration, The
Public Comment. Cliff Ervin supported passage of the motion. Simi Seaman favored the proposal.
Vote result was 14 yes, zero no and 1 abstain. Approved.
Public Comment: Jose Arroyo opposed motion. Joann McKenna opposes motion. Chris Shaw opposed motion. Wysocki opposes motion. Hoffman supports the motion. Gloria Vargas opposed the motion. Rigoberto Castaneda supports motion, Seaman opposes motion. Jose Meza supports motion. Jaime Bedolla supports motion.
The result of the roll call vote was 8 yes, 6 no and 1 abstain. Approved.
h. LAPD Community Police Vehicle. Treasurer Wilson discussed the request from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Council’s previous willingness to contribute $2,500. Following discussion, the mater was tabled until the July meeting to enable a presentation.
High School J.N.R.O.T.C Program.
Motion by Marisela Caraballo to send
a letter to the
Public Comment: Seaman supports the motion. Theresa Velasco supports the motion. The vote was 12 yes, 2 no and 1 abstain. Approved.
8. Information Items
and Approval of WNC Business Cards -
on 912 Commission delegate selection.
c. Website Management. Michael Sandborn reported the committee is looking into various hosts and will meet again this Friday to discuss.
9. Governmental Representatives Reports: Federal/State/County/City/DONE. No representatives in attendance.
10. Report of Officers
b. Co-Chair – no report.
c. Secretary: Correspondence – no report.
d. Treasurer: 2006-07 Budget.
11. Reports by Standing Committees
a. By-Laws Committee – Caraballo reviewed the new Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE)-required election template (27-pages) and the proposed amendments to the WNC by-laws based on the DONE template. She said all Neighborhood Councils in the City are to comply with the DONE-produced template. The template and proposed by-laws amendments will be considered at the July meeting.
b. Executive Board – none.
c. Finance Committee – none.
and Beautification Committee –
e. Land Use and Planning Committee – none.
f. Public Works Committee – none.
g. Publicity and Communications Committee – none.
h. PCAC Representatives Report – none.
i. Transportation Committee – none.
12. Unfinished Business – none.
13. New Business – none.
14. Reports from Caucus Groups – none.
15. Reports from members at Large – none.
16. Announcement from Governing Board Members – none
17. Adjournment – Co-chair adjourned the meeting at