WILSHIRE CENTER KOREATOWN
Call to Order:
Meeting called to order by President Scott Suh at 1850
Sung Hoon Yoon, Scott Suh, Jeannie Hee Lee, David E. Ryu, Christine N. Lee, Sang Kyun Kwak, Jayson K. Choi, Aura Vasquez, Edward Colacion, Vahe G. (arrived at 1902), Chima Anyadike-Danes, Bill Robinson, Young Kim, Brady Collins, Elizabeth Isralowitz (elected during the meeting).
Caroline J. Sim, Susan Lee, Don Cho, Niroshan Kahawatte, Sang Li, Samuel Sukhaton, Homyung Kang, James Y. Jung, Alex Cha, Majiib Kahawatte
At-Large (filled during the meeting), Youth.
Juan Gill - Stakeholder Rhett Paranay - Stakeholder Joon Um - Stakeholder
Jennifer Mendoza - Stakeholder Mayra Jimenez - Stakeholder Mihae Jung - Stakeholder Sung S. Lim - Stakeholder David J. Myung - Stakeholder
Angelo Yenko - Representative for Council member Mitch O’Farrell. Harry Cho - LAPD’s Olympic Division Rep.
Taneda Larios - Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Representative for South Los Angeles
Tina Nieto - LAPD Captain and Area Commanding Officer Olympic Division Veronica de la Cruz-Robles - Neighborhood Prosecutor
Public Comment was held with the following stakeholders commenting:Anne Porter with Move to Amend
Item 6 A, Discussion and action on WCKNC’s proposed budget
Result: Yes (14) No (0) Abstain (0) Absent (0) Pass (Yes)
Item 6 B, Discussion and election of chairs for the following committees: Land use and Planning, Public Safety, and Neighborhood Beautification.
Item 6 C, Discussion and possible action on the appointment of members to the Board’s committees: Rules and Elections, Budget, Finance, and Fundraising, Government Relations and Bylaws, Outreach/Communications, Land Use and Planning, Public Safety, and the Neighborhood Beautification.
Result: Continued until next month at the request of the chair.
Item 6 D, Contested election between Jun Um, Rebecca Ronquillo, and Elizabeth Isralowitz, for the Board’s Community Interest Representative seat.
Result: The board received information from her co-worker, Mr. Brady Collins, that Miz Ronquillo was no longer interested in running for this position, so it was decided that this election would be contested between the remaining candidates: Miz Elizabeth Isralowitz and Mr Jun Um (Per the by-laws this election allows for the participation of stakeholders).
Elizabeth (14) Jun (2) Abstain (3) Absent (0) Pass (Yes, with the election of Miz Isralowitz)
Item 7, Discussion and possible action regarding the language of section 6 - section related to vacancies and elections- of WCKNC’s by-laws, so as to make clear the procedures to be followed in the event of a vacancy.
Result: After consultation with DONE representative, Taneda Larios, the Board instructed Mr. Bill Robinson, in his capacity Executive Vice-President, to prepare a series of proposals relating to areas of the by-laws that required amendment.
Item 8, Discussion and possible action regarding the demolition of the historic building at 3386 San Marino Street.
Result: Owing to the absence of the stakeholder who had proposed this item the chair requested it be continued until next month.
Item 9, Discussion and possible action regarding Council File: 13-1374 - Council members O’Farrell and Koretz’s motion that the City Attorney be requested to prepare and present an ordinance which would prohibit the growth of genetically modified (GM) crops within City limits.
Motion of support by Aura Vasquez to support Councilmembers O’Farrell and Koretz’s request to the City Attorney that an ordinance be passed prohibiting the growth of genetically modified
seeds within city limits. This motion is seconded by Vahe G.
Result: Yes (15) No (0) Abstain (0) Absent (0) Pass (With unanimous approval)
Item 10, Discussion and possible action concerning Board Member Don Cho’s repeated absences.
Result: A letter of concern will be sent to Don Cho in accordance with the By-Laws.
Meeting Adjourned by Scott Suh at 1955