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MINUTES - 08.12.2013 - WCKNC

Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council


General Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 12, 2013 – 6:30 P.M.

Young Oak Kim Academy– 615 S. Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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  1. Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks @ 6:45 pm – Richard Kim, President
  2. Roll Call – Richard Kim
  3. Richard Kim (President)

  4. Alex Cha (1st Vice President)                 

  5. Hanna Yoon (Executive)

  6. Shawn Kuk (Executive)          

  7. Yonah Hong                                                           

  8. Niall Kelly

  9. Caroline Sim                           

  10. Shalom Kim            

  11. Ed Colacion

  12. Thomas Kim           

  13. Aura Vasquez (Secretary)

  14. Gary Benjamin

  15. Manuel Flores

  16. Celine Park

  17. Shalom
  18. Justin Kim

  19. Zula Damdinbazar (Treasurer)

  20. Nicole Chang

  21. Niroshan Kahawatte

  22. Peter Paik

  23. William Choi

  25. Review and approval of minutes (6-10-13): Motion: Celine Park; Second: Yonah Hong. Unanimously approved.
  26. LAPD Report – Officer Harry Cho, Senior Lead Officer
  27. 6th Street Needs Assessment Status Update – Shawn Kim
  28. “Battle of Brooklyn” movie screening
  29. Chipotle store opening on Wilshire and Vermont. Land Use will review the case and get back to the general board
  30. KARC:: update on the community benefit agreement for a community center $1 million. KYCC (Koreatown Youth Community Center) – Caroline
  31. Outreach Committee:: National Night Out event - Yonah






Increase on the use of Meth in the neighborhood


  • Lina chon form Koreatown news. Offering services for advertisement.
  • Mitch O’Farrell (CD13) – Thank you and commitment to stay connected to WCKNC.


      Community walk:: Saturday Aug 24, 2013 9:30-12 pm.

  • LURNetwork was schedule but there was no presentation by then.
  • David Cummings invitation to participate “A Celebration of Possibilities” Thursday sep 26, 2013. 3519 W 6th Street. Los Angeles, CA. 6-8 pm. Photo-journalism mentoring program. A Showcase of youth work.


1. Motion to approve the submission budget and supplemental budget report. Shawn approves. Celine seconds. Pass unanimously.

2. Motion to approve WCKNC budget package. Motion to approve the strategic plan and survey:: Celine approves the motion. Yonah seconds. Pass unanimously.

3. Motion to approve Land Use Committee and Community Development recommendation to support new

hotel/commercial development at 631-635 S Catalina. Including presentation by consultants. Hanna has excuse herself from taking part on this action item. Motion approved by Alex and Shawn seconds. Pass unanimously.

4. Discussion & Action to consider participation in Korean Festival. September 26-28, 2013. No action taking on this item.

5. Discussion & Action to bring back the farmers market in Wilshire.  Motion to pass a resolution in support of bringing back the farmers market. Yonah makes a motion and Nail seconds. Pass unanimously.

6. Discussion & Action to set a date for board retreat and strategic plan. Saturday September 7, 2013 9-1pm. Open House Thursday October 17th, 2013 location TBA.

7. Discussion and action on WCKNC Website redesign.  No action taken


14.          Adjournment @ 8:25 pm: Motion: Hanna; Second: Shawn. Unanimously approved.

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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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