WILMINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

 

July 25, 2007 Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at 6:05 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.

 

1.                

Pledge of Allegiance led by Patrick Wilson

Roll Call of Governing Board Members confirming a quorum. 17 present. Quorum.

Los Angeles Police Department- Officers Morris of Port Police gave report,   Q&A

Election of WNC Officers- Dennis McCarbery, Parliamentarian, led election of officers.  By unanimous acclamation:

Chair: Jack Babbitt

Co-Chair: Cecilia Moreno

Secretary: Lucia Moreno-Linares

Treasurer: Patrick Wilson

Election of PCA reps:

Donna Ethington, with Marcus Perez as Alternate by Unanimous Acclamation

Dennis McCarbery, with Art Hernandez as Alternate, 0 abstain, 2 No, 15 Yes

Approval of June minutes MSA Gary K/Dennis, 13 Yes, 2 Abstain, 0 No, Passed

 

2.               Public Comment

A. – Don Compton o

B-Nancy Grover – Resident on sidewalk repairs

C-Pat Broderson – Resident on sidewalk repairs

D- Jacob Haik from Council District 15fth gave report, Q&A

E-ACTA – Dan Davis & Connie Rivera gave report. Q&A

 

3.               Presentations: BNSF- James R Johansson & Lou Bagliato on Watson Yard Tank Car Storage, Q&A

           

4.               Action Items

a.      PCAC Item #1:  The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC support PCAC Informational item 1 adopted by the Wilmington Waterfront Development subcommittee.

      Discussion, Vote, 15 Yes, 0 No, 2 Abstain (Cecilia, Marcus) Passed. WNC PCAC reps. will     vote Yes.

b.     PCAC Item #2 The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC Not support PCAC informational item 2 adopted by the Air Quality Subcommittee.

      Discussion, Kathleen Woodfield, Vote, 3 Yes, 12 No, 5 Abstain, Motion Failed.

c.       PCAC Item #3:  The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC Not support PCAC Informational Item 3 adopted by the Air Quality Subcommittee: Discussion, Vote, 3 Yes, 12 No, 3 abstain, Motion Failed.

d.     New vote on item 2 & 3 on PCAC Motions as presented to PCAC.

      Item 2: MSA Gary/Lucy, to support PCAC motion, Discussion, Vote, 11 Yes, 3 No, 4      Abstain, Motion Passed, PCAC rep to support motion

      Item 3: MSA Gary/Lucy to support PCAC Motion, discussion, Vote 10 Yes, 4 No, 4 Abstain,    Motion Passed, PCAC rep to support motion

e.      Motion for PCAC reps to ask PCA for full detail available to be sent to WNC board for sharing with members for future action items.MSA Socorro/Gary, discussion, Vote, 17 Yes, 0 N0, 1 Abstain, Passed.

f.      WNC Traffic Committee: Motion  for WNC to send letter to 15th Council District regarding BNSF Watson Yard Tank car storage,

      Discussion, Vote, 13 Yes, 3 No, 2 Abstain, Motion Passed.

 

Break

 

g.     Report from DONE: Rosa Arcadia gave report, Q&A

h.     WNC Traffic Committee: Motion for WNC to send letter to City Council Member Wendy Greuel regarding COLA traffic regulation for the parking of commercial vehicles.

      Discussion, Vote, 18 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, Motion Passed

i.       Wilmington/Harbor City  Community Plan:  The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that a letter be sent to Mayor Villaraigosa and Director of Planning Gail Goldberg and 15th Council District requesting the community plan be opened for consideration of revisions.

      Discussion, Vote, 18 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, Passed.

j.       MSA Lucia/Dennis to amend motion to: The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC approve the allocation of $100 for tuition to attend CCLR Grant Funding Workshop on October 18th ,

       Discussion, Vote, 15 Yes, 1 No, 2 Abstain. Motion Passed.

k.     WNC Community Questionnaire:  The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC approve the questionnaire for distribution and use with the addition of the WNC’s e-mail address, a space for the e-mail address of the respondent and a notice to use the back of the sheet for additional comments and to translate it to Spanish.

      Discussion, Vote 18 Yes, 0 Abstain, 0 No. Motion Passed.

l.       Wilmington Police National Night Out: The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC approve the allocation of $200 to supply sodas and water for the event of August 7th,

      Discussion, Vote, 13 Yes, 1 Abstain, 4 No, Motion Passed.

m.   Back to School Function: The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that the WNC supply various school supplies for Wilmington Students attending the event of August 26th, up to $250. Jack will buy supplies.

       Discussion, Vote, 16 Yes, 2 No, 0 Abstain. Motion Passed.

 

5.               Information Items

a.      912 Commission recommendations

b.     Mitigation Funding Projects Update – Gary

c.      Solid Waste Integration Plan

d.     Report on DONE Meeting.

e.      Bi Monthly Community Cleanup Program ref. to Sept.

f.      Refreshments- Skip M-A-L

 

6.               COPPS Report: Pat Rome gave report and said Fair on Disaster preparedness is being planned for 0-22-07.  She will probably be bringing motion to WNC to help sponsor it.

7.               Report of Officers: Jack congratulated new board and passed out committee sign up sheet.

Vice: no report

Secretary- Lucia went over correspondence

Treasurer-Pat gave verbal report.   

8.               Reports by Standing Committees

a.      By Laws: none

b.     Finance: none

c.      Gateway: Jack announced next meeting.

d.     Planning and Use: Skip & Lucy gave report

e.      Public Works Committee: Jack announced next meeting.

f.       Transportation Committee: Donna gave report.

g.     Publicity and Communications Committee – Lucia gave report.

h.     PCAC Committee: Donna gave report  

9.                New Business-

             A-Socorro, Labor, about WNC funding Labor Parade Banners, because of misunderstanding                                     request was not put on agenda.

10.            Reports from Members at Large

11.            Reports from Caucus groups

12.            Announcement from Governing Board Members.

13.            Adjournment – chair adjourned the meeting at 9:50 PM.

14.            Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary 18 present

15.            Approved, Jack Babbitt,  Chair