General Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, January 14, 2013 – 6:00 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 – Richard Kim
    1. Richard Kim (President)
    2. Alex Cha (1st Vice President)                 
    3. Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)
    4. Aura Vasquez (Secretary)
    5. Ed Colacion                            
    6. Shalom Kim                            
    7. Yonah Hong                           
    8. Gary Benjamin                        
    9. Justin Kim                              
    10. Thomas Kim                           
    11. Nicole Chang                          
    12. Peter Paik
    13. Steven Park                             
    14. Niall Kelly
    15. Niroshan Kahawatte
    16. Caroline Sim
    17. Hanna Yoon (Executive)        
    18. Shawn Kuk (Executive)          
    19. Celine Park
    20. Manuel Flores                         
    21. William Choi           
  3. Review and approval of minutes (12-10-12). Approved - all in favor     
  4. Committee Reports
  5.  Reports from the Police Department

               

Present

Absent

   

REPORTS

NC Board strategic planning retreat

Officer: Harry Shaw

  • Violent crimes has come down to 8.8% from last year.
  • Property Crime has come down to 27% from last year
  • This year’s police department focus is in property crime
  • Recommendations: hide any items from being visible in your car. Older cars are the stolen more often than newer models. Cell phones get stolen a lot, keep them attended and use the finding apps. Registration stickers  are highly stolen too from the license plate.
  1.  Public comments from the public on non-item agenda items are limited to 2 minutes.
  • Presentation by: Yoon Jung Lee. - Support candidate Skeels for LA School Board. Representing the Koreantown area.
  • Presentation by: Robert Haroldson. - Running for CD13. Seeking support

PRESENTATION

None

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Discussion and Action for monthly appropriation of administrative budget of $200. Keep the budget at $200 Steve Park pass the motion. Justin 2nd the motion.
    1. Richard Kim (President)
    2. Alex Cha (1st Vice President)
    3. Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)
    4. Aura Vasquez (Secretary)
    5. Ed Colacion                            
    6. Shalom Kim                            
    7. Yonah Hong                           
    8. Gary Benjamin                        
    9. Thomas Kim                           
    10. Nicole Chang                          
    11. Peter Paik                
    12. Niall Kelly
    13. Niroshan Kahawatte
    14. Caroline Sim
  2. Discussion and Action to support a voter registration drive. On February 9th - 10th for the upcoming Mayoral election in March by volunteering to register people in Koreatown and to outreach to the local community. Presentation by JIm Chai (562) 547-5335. Ed makes motion. Second by Peter Parks
    1. Richard Kim (President)
    2. Alex Cha (1st Vice President)
    3. Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)
    4. Aura Vasquez (Secretary)
    5. Ed Colacion                            
    6. Shalom Kim                            
    7. Yonah Hong                           
    8. Gary Benjamin                        
    9. Justin Kim                              
    10. Nicole Chang                          
    11. Peter Paik
    12. Steven Park                             
    13. Niall Kelly
    14. Niroshan Kahawatte
    15. Caroline Sim
  3. Discussion and Action of the All’Angolo Beer & Wine Application for CUP at 4050 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA. Motion to continue by Justin Kim
  4. Discussion and Action to co-sponsor the Mayoral Candidate Forum with Greater Wilshire NC on February 10th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. The Wilshire Blvd Mayoral Forum is a community meeting of the neighborhoods and communities along Wilshire Blvd to articulate a vision for a thriving LA organized by members of various NC’s. This forum will take place at John Burroughs MS (600 S. McCadden Place). Nicole Chang makes a motion- Yonah Han seconds. All the rest the council in favor  Peter and Niroshan opposes this motion. This item pass.
    1. Richard Kim (President)
    2. Alex Cha (1st Vice President) 
    3. Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)
    4. Aura Vasquez (Secretary)
    5. Ed Colacion                            
    6. Shalom Kim                            
    7. Yonah Hong                           
    8. Gary Benjamin                        
    9. Justin Kim                              
    10. Thomas Kim                           
    11. Nicole Chang                          
    12. Steven Park                             
    13. Niall Kelly
    14. Caroline Sim
  5. Voting of candidates for board vacancy seats. This item was moved to be first discussed in the agenda. All the applicants were approved unanimously.
    1. Comments

Alex Cha likes to make an amended motion to increase the the budget to $400.

Yes (In favor)

No (Not in favor)

Absent (Not present)

 

15.. Steve Park

16. Justin Kim

17. Hanna Yoon (Executive)  

18. Shawn Kuk (Executive)    

19. Celine Park

20.. Manuel Flores                  

21. William Choi

Yes (In Favor)

No (Not in Favor)

Absent

   

16. Hanna Yoon (Executive)  

17. Shawn Kuk (Executive)    

18. Celine Park

19. Manuel Flores                   

20. William Choi

21. Thomas Kim (ABSTAIN)

Yes (In Favor)

No (Not in Favor)

Absent

 

15. T. Niroshan Kahawatte

16. Peter Paik

17. Hanna Yoon (Executive)  

18. Shawn Kuk (Executive)    

19. Celine Park

20. Manuel Flores                   

21. William Choi

1. Niall Kelly – Community-Based Organization Representative

2. Niroshan Kahawatte – District 4

3. Caroline Sims - Community Based Organization Representative

COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our next meetings will start at 6:30 pm. Next General Board meeting is on February 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Yonah Hong- Jan 31, 2012 10:30 am. Y groundbreaking event. Lunch Provided.

Gary Benjamin - Jan 26, 2013 9:30 am - 12 pm. NC Anniversary event. Gary will send more information.

Motion to adjourn by   Alex Cha  and  Ed Colacion  seconds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Process for Reconsideration - An official vote or action of the Board may be reconsidered upon request as follow: a.) Reconsideration may take place immediately following the original action or at the next regular meeting.  b.) A motion for reconsideration may only be made by a Board member who previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action or decision taken.

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