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MINUTES - 09.09.2013 - WCKNC

General Board Meeting Minutes

Date:                Monday, September 9, 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 – President
  2. Roll Call – Secretary. Celine, Alex Cha, Richard, Ed, Yonah, Shalom, Manuel, Aura, Nial, Thomas, Garry, Peter, Christine, Nicole
  3. Review and approval of minutes from June and August, 2013 board meetings.  
  4. Korean Prosecutors Association Community Law Forum on Juvenile Crime Prevention; Sept. 12, 2013.
  5. 6th Street Needs Assessment & Action Plan – presentation and progress update by consultants HJK Landscape Architects/Shared Places
  6. City offices/departments reports
    1. Council office
    2. LAPD, Office Harry Cho
  7. Committee reports
    1. Executive
      1. September 7, 2013 WCKNC Board retreat at YOKA
      2. Ethics and training deadlines
      3. Yonah Hong resignation from At-Large member position
    2. Budget
      1. Budget report, Treasurer
      2. Status of 2013-14 Budget submittal
    3. Community Development & Land Use
      1. 6th Street Action Plan:  presentation and progress update – Gary Benjamin (WCKNC), consultants (HJK Landscape Architects/Shared Places)
      2. Community Design Walk-about Series: 6th Street; re-scheduled for 9AM, Sat, September 21, 2013
    4. Outreach
      1. Annual EmpowerLA Awards nomination of 6th Street project, Hanna Yoon (WCKNC)
    5. Public Safety
  8. Motion to approve WCKNC sponsorship, in name only, of Korean Prosecutors Assoc. Community Law Forum on Juvenile Crime Prevention on September 12, 2013.
  9. Motion to approve support of ZA-2013-1988-CUB, ENV-2013-1989-CE at 604 S. Vermont Ave subject to the following conditions:
    1. No alcohol sales without food service.
    2. No alcohol served or consumed within the outdoor patio area.
    3. No advertising of alcohol products visible from the exterior of the restaurant.
    4. Alcoholic beverages to be limited to beers and margaritas only.
    5. Applicant shall be required to file for a review of compliance (Plan Approval) no later than 24 months from the date of the CUP approval.
  10. Public comments on non-agenda items/topics are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment

Yonah makes a motion and Celine seconds the motion to approve the minutes for June. All in favor.

Celine make a motion and Peter seconds the motion to approve the minutes for August. All in favor.



          Juvinile forum


       Nicole makes a motion to approve and christine seconds. Item passes with unanimous vote. (Celine, Alex Cha, Richard, Ed, Yonah, Shalom, Manuel, Aura, Nial, Thomas, Garry, Peter)

Garry makes a motion to approve this business and write a letter. Nial seconds the motion. All in favor: Celine, Alex Cha, Richard,  abstain Ed, Yonah, Shalom, Manuel, Aura, Thomas, Peter, Christine, Nicole.


Lance Davidson. Spoke regarding the City of LA starting their own bank.

David Ryu would like to be part of the council again.

Process for Reconsideration - An ote 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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