The meeting of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council (WNC) was
called to order by Chair Jack Babbitt at at the
1. Pledge of Allegiance led by Patrick Wilson
Roll Call of Governing Board Members confirming a quorum. (Present: Jack Babbitt, Dennis McCarbery, Skip Baldwin, Socorro Fimbres, Adelaida Godinez, Donna Ethington, Arthur Hernandez, Gary Kern, Ana Medina, Lucy Mejia, Helen Mora, Cecilia Moreno, Lucia Moreno-Linares, Hank Osterhaoudt, Patrick Wilson) (Excused: Marcus Perez, Marisela Caraballo) 15 Present, Quorum.
3. Public Comment
A. – Raymond Yu gave various announcements
B-Ken Melendez gave BID quarterly report and passed out report to WNC
C-Jesus Gamboa –written remarks
D- Brissa Sotelo from Tesoro gave brief report
E-Andrew Purcell, resident, on homeless problem near his home
4. Jacob Haik from Council District 15fth gave report, Q&A
5. ACTA – Dan Davis & Connie Rivera gave report. Q&A
6. Approval of July minutes MSA Gary K/Dennis M, 13 Yes, 0 Abstain, 0 No, passed, with correction, should be PCAC, not PAC on #3.
Dr. Matthew R. P. Lombard, MD from
8. Action Items
a. COPSS – Request for funding for a Preparedness Fair. Matter tabled until a new date is selected.
b. Letter to LAPD Captain Hayes / Graffiti. The prepared letter was reviewed and MSA Dennis M/Skip B to approve and send. Unanimous.
c. AYSO Region 864 – Request for funding. MSA Dennis M/Helen M to approve. 9-0-4
d. Jerry Iriarte request for uniform funding. MSA Ana M/Skip B to approve. 12-0-1
Works Committee – Request for WNC Bumper Stickers. MSA Gary K/Art H to approve.
f. Medical Clinic request. Matter referred to the Executive Committee.
g. Kuhr Properties – The WNC Executive Board recommends to the WNC Governing Board that a letter be written to the agencies listed in Council Motion 07-2212 and the 15th Council District urging that the proposed amendment to the Wilmington/Harbor City Community Plan and concurrent Zone and Height regulations change be denied. MSA Dennis M/Skip B to approve. Unanimous.
9. Information Items
a. Bi-monthly Community Cleanups – are being scheduled.
b. Refreshment schedule for 2007-08 meetings. Tonight’s by member-at-large Skip. Next month (September) will be by Art H.
c. W/HC Community Plan – Concern expressed regarding possible changes.
e. Resolution regarding notification from COLA Planning/Zoning Administration Departments – Issue referred to Executive Committee for consideration in September.
Meeting Schedule in November and December.
The November Executive Board meeting will be on November 7 and the WNC
on November 14. In December, the EB will
meet December 5 and the WNC on December 12 (the sixth anniversary of the
formation of the first NC in the City of
g. Council Motion – NCTV. Received notification.
10. Report from D.O.N.E. - Rosa Arcadia reported on two free upcoming events – the October 13 Mayor’s Budget Day from 8 am to 1 pm at L.A. City Hall Council Chamber, and the October 27 NC Congress at the L.A. Convention Center from 8 am to 1 pm.
11. COPPS Report – Pat Rome reported that a very good Pets Emergency Preparedness brochure is available, and the group is working on a map of locations for clinics, doctors, LAPD and LAFD.
12. Reports of Officers
a. Chair – Requested committee sign-ups by Council and stakeholders.
b. Co-chair – no report.
c. Secretary – no report.
d. Treasurer – Patrick W. reported that all payments have been made and the street furniture purchase order has been received by the vendor.
13. Reports by Standing Committees
a. By-Laws Committee – Dennis M. reported that proposed bylaws amendments and policy statements will be considered at the next meeting.
Board – meeting will be the second Wednesday of September at noon at the
c. Finance Committee – meeting is immediately following the Executive Board on the second Wednesday.
d. Gateway & Beautification Committee – meets the first Tuesday monthly at noon at the WMB WNC office.
e. Land Use & Planning Committee – Skip B said the group meets sporadically on the second Wednesday monthly.
f. Public Works Committee – Meets on the second Wednesday monthly.
g. Publicity and Communications Committee – Helen M reported the committee met last month.
h. Transportation Committee – Donna E passed out two sheets for the Council to review and then comment upon.
i. PCAC Representatives Report – Donna E. reported on the “Inland Ports” presentation at the meeting. A complex issue. Dennis M said the WNC’s new representatives were not allowed to be seated, even though approved by the Harbor Commission, because there is a “10 day waiting period.”
14. Unfinished Business – None.
15. New Business
a. Banning Park Walkways – Gary K reported the walkways within the park are in very poor repair, and that the WNC should request a report from the appropriate officials.
c. Labor Day Parade – Socoro F reported on the upcoming Labor Day parade and the need for refreshments
16. Reports from Caucus Groups
17. Reports from Members-at-Large
a. School supplies – Skip B reported on is attendance at the 1st Christian Church school supply program, and that Jack B delivered the WNC-approved supplies.
18. Announcement Board Members – None
19. Adjourn – Jack B. adjourned the meeting as no further business was before the body.
Minutes taken by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Secretary and Dennis McCarbery, Parliamentarian
Approved, Jack Babbitt, Chair