The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was
called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at at the
Pledge of Allegiance led by Patrick Wilson.
Roll Call of Governing Board
Members conducted by Secretary Lucia Moreno-Linares. Members present: J Babbitt, S. Baldwin, D. Compton,
Approval of minutes of previous meeting: Secretary Lucia Moreno-Linares provided minutes of the meeting of July 2006, for consideration. Motion by P.Wilson, second by L. Mejia, passed unanimously.
3. Public Comment
a. Don Compton on school sites.
c. Arthur Hernandez on port meeting.
d. Judy Brilhart, resident, on illegal trash dumping.
e. Donny Brooks from Mayors Office gave report.
Sept 25 groundbreaking (213) 978-0737. Q&A.
a. Elections Update Jack & Dennis reported that no update because its not clear form DONE if changes requested are already included. Correspondence from DONE on elections update given to all members. Report Next Month.
5. Action Items
a. LANI MOU: The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that Gateway Beautification Committee Chair be authorized to sign the MOU between the WNC and LANI for the construction of the PCH East (Shell) Gateway. M/S D McCarbery, L Moreno-Linares, discussion, Vote, 16Yes,
0 No, 1 Abstain (
6. Information Items
a. Report of WNC Business Cards: C Moreno gave report and samples of the WNC business cards. Comments were taken from board members. Finalized card will be printed after elections with new board for new term. Jack thanked committee: Cecilia Moreno, Lucy Mejia, and Arthur Hernandez.
b. Website Management: L Moreno-Linares reported that Publicity Committee members met with new host provider and is waiting for cost proposal. They hope to have a recommendation for Executive Board for next month.
c. Appointment to NC Liaisons Committee: Jack reported that Pat Wilson will serve as our NC liaison to Controller Chicks committee.
e. Community Impact Statements: The LA City Council rejected the motion of community impact statements that would have given a voice to NCs at city council meetings.
MSA D McCarbery/L Mejia for WNC to send letter to Councilwoman Hahn and Mayor Villaraigoza reaffirming the WNC support of Community Impact Statements. Discussion, Vote, Passed Unanimous.
Proposition R: Jack presented information from other NCs and their stand on this issue and on the issue of Proposition R, the Term Limits/Ethics Reform proposition. MSA Lucia Moreno-Linares/Skip Baldwin, for WNC to oppose Proposition R and for NC Congress to lead opposition on behalf of NCs. Discussion, Vote, 12 Yes, 3 No, 1 Abstain, Passed.
7. Report from ACTA: Connie Rivera gave report, Q&A
8. Report of Officers
a. Chair Jack gave information on visit being planned for Gail Goldberg, director of Panning Department. Publicity Committee is to draft flyer for visit. Jack reminded all committees that they need to turn in reports monthly.
b. Secretary: L Moreno-Linares reviewed correspondence.
9. Reports by Standing Committees
a. Land Use and Planning Committee Skip gave report on notices that arrive late
b. Publicity and Communications Committee report on next meeting. Cecilia reminded all committee that if they want to be included in December newsletter, to please start working on their piece.
11. New Business none.
12. Reports from Caucus Groups L Mejia Gave report.
13. Reports from members at Large Skip gave report.
14. Announcement from Governing Board Members
15. Adjournment Co-chair adjourned the meeting at .
Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary
Approved, Cecilia Moreno, Co Chair