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MINUTES - 04.08.2013 - WCKNC

General Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, April 8, 2013 – 6:30 P.M.

Location: Young Oak Kim Academy

615 S. Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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  1. Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks, Richard Kim, Presiding Officer
  2. Roll Call – Alex Cha & Aura Vasquez
  3. Alex Cha (1st Vice President)                     
  4. Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)
  5. Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           
  6. Hanna Yoon (Executive)
  7. Shawn Kuk (Executive)              
  8. Yonah Hong                               
  9. Gary Benjamin                            
  10. Caroline Sim                               
  11. Shalom Kim
  12. Nicole Chang
  13. Ed Colacion
  14. Thomas Kim               
  15. Niall Kelly
  16. Peter Paik
  17. Celine Park
  18. Manuel Flores             
  19. Niroshan Kahawatte
  20. Yes (In favor)

Present

Absent

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

PRESENTATION

Candidates CD13 Mitch O’Farrell and John Choi

3. Review and approval of minutes (3-11-13): Hanna makes a motion. Peter seconds. Everyone in favor

REPORTS

4. Committee Reports

a. Community Development & Land Use Committee: 6th Street Community Needs Assessment Report

b .Outreach Committee: KIWA 8th St Catalina Development Project

KIWA is requesting a letter of support and one of the member to go and speak on this issue at city council.

c. Empower LA Report: Presented a certificate of appreciation

d. Treasurer's report: WCKNC has Approved: $29,200 Expended pended: $17,402.

5. Reports from the Department. Officer: Harry Cho

6. Public comments from the public on non-item agenda items are limited to 3 minutes.

*Make Music Los Angeles

*Aztec Rising: Angel Rodriguez 213-738-0178.  Work with gang members. Give them job trainings, they do street outreach, mentoring, and give them activities to keep gang members busy with useful things to do.

*United Long Term Care Union. They will be presenting at our next meeting.

ACTION ITEMS

7. Motion to approve the past budget reconciliation. Hanna makes a motion. Yonah seconds.

Yes (In Favor)

No (Not in Favor)

Absent

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

8. Motion to approve payment of $4900 for 6th street community needs assessment consultant. Ed makes a motion. Peter Seconds.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

9. Motion to approve WCKNC computer $830 and multi-printer for $350 (This does not reflect taxes and other fees). Peter make a motion to approve. Yonah seconds this motion

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

10. Motion to approve up $1000 for office supplies, equipment, and banners for Unification of Disable Latin

Americans. Shawn make a motion to approve. Niall seconds

 

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Niroshan Kahawatte

Manuel Flores             

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

11. Motion to approve up to $2500 for office supplies and equipment for LA Mongolian Association. Aura makes a motion to approve. Ed seconds.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

12. Motion to approve up to $1500 for Korean American Coalition 4-29 Essay contest reception. Hanna makes a motion to approve. Peter Seconds.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)

Yonah Hong               

13. Motion to approve up to $500 for two half page ads in Korean Town News. Hanna makes a motion. Niroshan Seconds.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawattee

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Yonah Hong

14. Motion to draft a letter in opposition to a proposed new 26-story mixed-use development at 8th and Catalina. Aura makes the motion. Niall seconds.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Thomas Kim

Shawn Kuk (Executive)

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

15. Discussion & Action on ZA-2007-3552-CUB-PA1. 3435 Wilshire Blvd. #123, LA CA 90010. Continuation of the

sale of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with the operation of an existing

restaurant (So Hyang Korean Restaurant). Yonah makes a motion and Niall seconds.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

16. Discussion & Action on ZA-2012-2467. 680 S. Berendo Street, LA CA 90020. Site Plan Review, Zone Variance,

Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment, and a Director’s Determination to develop 177 residential dwelling units

consisting of approximately 119,665 square feet. No Consideration. No vote

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

17. Discussion & Action on ZA-2012-3497 at 685 New Hampshire, LA CA 90020. Proposed 177-unit apartment

project consisting of 114,566 sq. ft. of total floor area within a 7-story building with a height of 82 feet. No Consideration. No vote

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

18. Discussion and action on ZA 2012-3078 (CU) at 3500 W. 8th Street, LA CA 90005. Proposed addition of jewelry

pawnbroker to an existing 1,109 sq. foot jewelry shop within the same floor space located in the C2-1 zone. No Consideration. No vote

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

Alex Cha (1st Vice President)         

Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

Aura Vasquez (Secretary)           

Shawn Kuk (Executive)              

Yonah Hong                               

Gary Benjamin                            

Caroline Sim                               

Shalom Kim

Nicole Chang

Ed Colacion

Thomas Kim               

Niall Kelly

Peter Paik

Celine Park

Manuel Flores             

Niroshan Kahawatte

 

Richard Kim (President)

William Choi

Justin Kim  

Hanna Yoon (Executive)

COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

19.              Other comments

20.              Announcements (Limited to 2 minutes)

21.              Adjournment. Thomas makes a motion to adjourn. Celine seconds

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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