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MINUTES - 12.10.2012 - WCKNC

Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council

General Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 10, 2012 – 6:00 P.M.

Location: Young Oak Kim Academy

615 S. Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005

The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item.  Comments from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered.  Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.  Agenda is posted for public review at 1) Oriental Mission Church – 424 N. Western Ave. 2) Wilshire Presbyterian church – 300 S. Western Ave. 3) Assi Market — 3525 W 8th St. 4) Pio-Pico/Koreatown Library – 694 S. Oxford Ave. 5) Ardmore Recreation Center/Seoul international Park – 3250 San Marino St. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Neighborhood Council Help Line at 213/485-1360 or Secretary Aura Vasquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. "In compliance with Government Code section 54957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board members in advance of a meeting may be viewed at 3240 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570, Los Angeles CA 90010 or at the scheduled meeting.  In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact: Celine Park at 213-265-6758 or e-mail to Steven Park: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  1. Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks, Richard Kim, Presiding Officer
  2. Roll Call – Celine Park, VP
  3. Review and approval of minutes.      
  4. Committee Reports
  5.  Reports from the Department
  6.  Public comments from the public on non-item agenda items are limited to 2 minutes.
  7. Presentation by Deputy Fire Chief Emile Mack, candidate for City Council’s District 13. Public safety services is a priority issue. The Chief will discuss as well as hear what specific challenges and concerns affect the WCKNC community. Did not attend NC meeting.
  8. Presentation by Tanisha Write and Adam Mayfield of Fresh & Easy Express Store. They are seeking support for alcohol sales at their location.  Plans to open in Summer, 2013. They were not present at the NC meeting.
  9. Discussion and Action to support KYCC’s Alcohol Coalition’s Community Impact Statement, an ordinance to ban alcohol advertising on LA City owned property. Motion to support KYCC’s alcohol coalition impact statement. Christine Lee, Youth Services of KYCC provides context and updates on this ordinance. Overexposure of alcohol makes a big impact on youth and young adults. Motion pass by Justin. Gary seconds the motion. Motion passes.
  10. Discussion and Action to organize a ‘Holiday’ Lighting contest and Beautification Committee. This would be an annual competition. Purpose would be to display and promote WCKNC, generate future participants, and the WCKNC sign would be posted in front of the winning participant. Nicole, Yonah, Gary will form an ad hoc committee. Motion to approve up to $250 for holiday lighting prize money, supplies, and to make all decisions. Motion by Hannah. Shawn seconds the motion. Motion passes.
  11. Discussion to appoint new board members for the vacant seats. Secretary will hold the names with their applications for 30 days.
  12. Discussion and Action to transfer and access NC bank card to Zula Zambdinbar and Alex Cha. Motion by Yonah. Peter seconds. Motion passed.
  13. Discussion and Action to create a support letter to name the Wilshire and Western Station, “Alfred Song.” Leslie Song discusses a project to ensure legacy of her father does not disappear. Motion to write a support letter to name the Wilshire and Western Station by Hanna. Justin seconds the motion. Motion passes.
  14. Discussion to finalize a date for the retreat; to create the agenda, which will include procedures/administration and policy; elect committee members; endorsement of political candidates; community benefits agreement; Robert’s rules; and use of JJ Grand as the venue. Date is set for January 12th from 10:00AM to 5:30PM. Appropriation of $1000 has already been set from the last general board meeting.
  15. Discussion on preferences and general thoughts on moving forward with the implementation of design on the WCKNC logo.
    2. Radio Korea is having a press conference tomorrow at 12pm for the new Korean Dodgers player.
    3. Adjournment

            Members Absent: William Choi, Zula Zambdinbar, Aura Vasquez


Officer Harry Cho of Olympic Community Station, LAPD provides a crimes report. Main problems are motorvehicle theft, between Normandie and Wilshire(Central Plaza). Pedestrians are distracted on their smartphones and leave it unattended. Recommends downloading a tracking device application onto your smartphone. Crime reduction of 25% for the last 3 years. Property crime up 10%. Cars are getting broken into because people are visibly leaving cell phones out. Non-emergency dispatch telephone number: 1-877-ASK-LAPD. If it’s life threatening, dial 911. Dial 311 for cleanup and various services from city departments, however, it’s been limited to daytime hours. Most cell phone thefts occur during lunchtime hours on weekdays. Burglury for motor vehicles occur during early morning hours.




Motion to adjourn by Sean. Nicole 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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