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EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS WEST AREA NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Meeting  Minutes    

July  16,  2012  
DWP-­‐  Crenshaw  Community  Room  *  4030  Crenshaw  Blvd  *  Los  Angeles,  CA    90008  
Present   Excused   Unexcused   Name   Present   Excused   Unexcused   Name   Lanz  Alexander,  Treasurer     X     Mary  Jones-­‐Darks   X       Ronda  Brown   X       Carl  Morgan   X       Karen  Caesar   X       Johnnie  Raines     X     Yvonne  Ellett   X       Jackie  Ryan   X       Lark  Galloway-­‐Gilliam   X       Denise  Stansell     X     Mark  Gory   X       David  Winston,  Chair   X       Damien  Goodmon,  Vice  Chair     X     Jason  Lombard     X       (Dinner  by  Malachia’s  Savory  Meals)   Call  to  Order  &  Roll  Call:     Meeting  was  called  to  order  at  6:48.    There  is  not  a  quorum.     Public  Comment:       • The  Jackie  Tatum  Tennis  Tournament  at  Rancho  Cienega  Park  was  a  success.    The  funds  transfer  is  still  in  progress.   th • Sylvia  Jones  announced  the  7  Annual  New  Orleans  Festival.    If  the  ECWANDC  funds  the  event,  it  will  receive  a  booth.    The   th Festival  is  only  on  one  day,  August  4 .   • There  was  a  full  bus  for  the  7/14  trip  to  Las  Vegas.   • National  Night  out  will  be  on  Tuesday,  August  7.   • Jackie  warned  stakeholders  to  be  aware  of  a  BP  pipeline  running  through  Windsor  Hills.    She  contacted  Fernando  Ramirez  in   Supervisor  Mark  Ridley-­‐Thomas’  office.     Review  and  Approval  of  the  Meeting  Minutes   Item:  

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The  June  2,  2012  Minutes  were  reworked.    One  correction  was  made  to  the  Discussion  regarding  the   damaged  Leimert  Park  Gateway  Monument.   Lark  moved  to  accept  the  minutes  with  the  correction.    Mark  seconded.   Vote:    8  yays,  1  abstention  

Committee  Report:    Planning,  Land  Use,  &  Beautification   Carl  reported  the  BOTACH  investigation  is  going  slowly.    The  City’s  minimal  staff  and  lower  budgets   don’t  allow  inspectors  to  do  overtime.    Inspectors  also  oversee  larger  areas  than  before.   • Lark  insisted  the  Board  needs  a  person  to  come  and  speak.   • BOTACH  has  been  able  to  expand  because  no  one  has  been  staying  on  top  of  the  issue.   Inspector  Todd  or  Luke  Zamperini  of  Building  &  Safety,  and  Jan  Deandre,  City  Attorney  need  to  supply  a   plan  of  action,  what  the  Board  can  expect  regarding  resolution.     • The  Urban  Planning  Academy  only  had  room  for  30  registrants  but  there  are  42  instead,  including  1   teenager.    Attendance  will  be  52,  which  includes  the  staff.    The  Baldwin  Hills  Crenshaw  Plaza  will   provide  a  staff,  prepare  the  room,  audio,  and  WiFi.       Committee  Report:    Finance   • • • • No  activity  on  the  purchase  card   Lanz  turned  in  a  Demand  Warrant  and  the  2013  Budget   Not  a  lot  of  money  to  offer  for  committees   ECWANDC  Meeting  Minutes  |  Page  1  

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None   Committee  Report:    Neighborhood  Council  Election   Ronda  spoke  for  Karen.    An  Application  has  been  filled  out.   Outreach  suggestions  included  a  Facebook  page,  flyers  dropped  off  by  paid  walkers,  mailing,  block   club  contact.   • Electronic  submission  is  the  preferred  method  of  candidate  filing   • Rosalie  Preston  insisted  the  committee  get  the  word  out  ASAP.    She  encouraged  co-­‐coordinating   efforts  with  another  neighborhood  council,  and  using  community  events  like  neighborhood  watch   meetings  or  the  Unity  Fest.   • Official  candidate  filing  date  is  now,  but  verification  won’t  happen  until  August.    The  election  process   needs  volunteers  –  stakeholders  that  are  not  running  for  office.   None   • • Committee  Report:    Outreach   The  Neighborhood  Council  election  will  be  part  of  the  outreach  on  a  double-­‐sided  flyer   There  will  be  an  email  to  the  people  who  have  signs  to  place  them  out  at  all  times,  like  the   Cherrywood  Block  Club  does.   • The  rest  of  the  yard  signs  will  be  divided;  areas  will  be  assigned.   None   • • Shuttle  Transport   Lark  wrote  a  letter  objecting  to  the  removal  of  the  trees  on  Crenshaw  Blvd  and  asked  for  an   alternative.   • Transportation  is  scheduled  between  mid  to  late  October   • There  will  be  a  ½  hour  stop  at  Crenshaw  &  King   • Travel  dates  need  to  consider  the  Annual  Taste  of  Soul   • DOT  is  meeting  daily  regarding  travel  plans   None   • Fracking  Letter   • Ronda  is  still  forming  the  Board’s  letter  in  opposition  to  Fracking  

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Lark  motioned  to  write  a  letter  to  State  Senators  Holly  Mitchell  and  Betsy  Butler  to  place  a  moratorium  on   all  fracking  until  appropriate  legislation  is  developed.    Carl  seconded.   Vote:    Unanimous   Food  policy   Discussion  regarding  a  letter  of  support  was  tabled.    

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    Meeting  Adjourned  at  7:40  pm.       Minutes  as  Approved  by  Board  at  _8_  /  _4_  /  _12_  Meeting       Signature:   _______Yvonne  Ellett____________   ECWANDC  Recording  Secretary  

 

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