Agenda: April 15th Board of Directors Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
544 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
Friday, April 15, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

BOARD MEMBERS:

Sean Hecht, Chair; David Sloane, Vice Chair; David Thornburg, Treasurer/CFO; Kathleen Woodfield, Secretary;Cristin Mondy; Director; Gisele Fong, Director; and Michele Prichard, Director

HCBF: Ben Schirmer, Meghan Reese, and Ata Khan
LEGAL COUNSEL: Michael Jenkins, Jenkins & Hogin LLP

AGENDA

ITEM A. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ITEM B. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS

ITEM C. BOARD MEMBER REMARKS         

 ITEM D. GUEST PRESENTATION(S) – None

CONSENT ITEM(S)

ITEM 1. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR HCBF BOARD MEETING DATED MARCH 4, 2016 (Attachment 1)

A copy of the proposed minutes from the March 4, 2016 Board meeting is attached.

Recommendation to Board: Approval of the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated 3/4/16.

REGULAR ITEM(S)

ITEM 2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF AUDIT FOR 2015 (Attachment 2)

SUMMARY: A copy of the proposed Audit for 2015 is attached for the board’s review and discussion. The documents were reviewed by HCBF’s Treasurer, David Thornburg, and HCBF’s Board Chair, Sean Hecht. A copy of the following drafts are attached for the board’s review and discussion:

  1. Board Letter
  2. Financial Statement
  3. Internal Control Letter
  4. Management Comment Letter

Recommendation to Board: Approval of the annual Audit for FY 2015.

ITEM 3. GRANT REVIEW PRESENTATION (Attachment 3)

SUMMARY: As a follow-up to the discussion held at the March 4th board meeting, Staff will continue the discussion and will present a review of grant funding from inception to date.

A PowerPoint presentation, dated April 12, 2016, is attached.  

ITEM 4. DISCUSSION OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS RELATING TO THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES AND ANY IMPLICATIONS FOR HCBF (Attachment 4)

SUMMARY: Recent revelations about the status of mitigation of impacts of the China Shipping and TraPac terminal projects may have implications for HCBF. A copy of the following are attached for the board’s review and discussion:

  1. Los Angeles Times article, dated October 14, 2015.
  2. California State Controller Betty Yee’s letter to the Port of Los Angeles regarding the current state of mitigation measures related to China Shipping., dated January 19, 2016.
  3. Los Angeles Times article, dated February 19th, 2016.
  4. Coalition for A Safe Environment Press Release, Port of Los Angeles $500 million BNSF SCIG Rail Project Halted by Environmental Justice Groups, dated March 30, 2016.
  5. Port of LA BNSF SCIG CEQA lawsuit, Opinion and Order

 ITEM 5. CHINA SHIPPING AIR QUALITY MITIGATION FUND, NEXT STEPS (Attachment 5)

SUMMARY: Staff and the Board chair will update the board about the status of efforts to establish the Air Quality Mitigation Fund account. The Board may choose to form a committee to work with staff on this effort, and/or to provide other guidance or input or to take any appropriate action.

A copy of the following are attached as background for the board’s review and discussion:

  1. Memorandum to HCBF Board from Chair Sean Hecht re Status of China Shipping Air Quality Mitigation Fund, dated February 24, 2016.
  2. Memorandum to HCBF Board from Chair Sean Hecht re Board Consideration of Proposed HCBF/China Shipping Agreement, dated September 9, 2015.
  3. HCBF China Shipping Agreement.

Recommendation to Board: Board to create an ad hoc committee to explore an agreement with a potential financial manager for the Air Quality Mitigation Funds.

ITEM 6. CLOSED SESSION – DISCUSSION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Employee Performance Evaluation
Government Code Section 54957
Title:  Executive Director

ITEM 7. MEETING ADJOURNMENT 

Next Meeting (annual meeting):
May 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Think Café
302 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

PUBLIC BOARD MEETINGS:

Public Input: An opportunity for the public to address the Board on Agenda items or other items germane to the business of the Board will be provided before or during consideration of the item.   Members of the public who wish to speak on any item are requested to complete a speaker card for each item they wish to address, and present the completed card(s) to the Staff. A speaker will be limited to (3) minutes to speak on public interest items.

 

Agendas: Agendas contain a brief description items to be considered. Where Staff recommendations are made, please note that the Board may exercise its discretion to take action on any action item, up to and including final approval.

 

Quorum: 4 members of the Board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Consent items may be approved without discussion.

 

Regular Meetings: The Board shall meet regularly, typically on a monthly basis (times and locations To Be Determined). Agenda is subject to revision in accordance with the Brown Act. Agendas will be available in hard copy at the meeting.

 

Harbor Community Benefit Foundation 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, assistive listening devices, and translation services may be provided. If you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, you must submit your request in writing to the above address at least one week prior to the meeting.

HCBF can be contacted at (310) 997-7116. www.hcbf.org or info@hcbf.org