Agenda: April 25 Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Regular Meeting
10:00 A.M., April 25, 2014
Wilmington Municipal Building
544 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744

Board Members
Sean Hecht, Chair; Michele Prichard, Vice Chair; Jesse Marquez, Secretary; Dr. Silvia Prieto, Treasurer;

Peter Peyton, Director; David Sloane, Director, and Kathleen Woodfield, Director

Legal Counsel
Michael Jenkins, Jenkins & Hogin LLP

Item A. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items

Item B. Staff Presentations & Executive Director Remarks

  1. Recap: Diesel Bus Crush sponsored by SA Recycling
  2. Recap: 2nd Annual Wilmington Health Fair
  3. Donation Received by Konoike Pacific “K-Pac”
  4. 2013 Community Benefit Annual Report

Item C. Board Member Remarks

Consent Items

Item 1. Review and Approve Minutes of HCBF Board meeting dated February 21, 2014

Recommendation: Board resolves to approve the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated February 21, 2014

Regular Items

Item 2. HCBF Records Retention Policy
Staff Presentation: Mary Silverstein, Executive Director

Summary: To fulfill the requirements of auditing best practices, HCBF has created a “Records Retention Policy,” which provides a framework for the length and manner by which Staff manages and retains physical and electronic records. As HCBF is a “green” organization and pursues “paperless” strategies as much as possible, its Records Retention Policy has been tailored to focus on electronic records.

Recommendation: Board resolves to approve and adopt HCBF’s “Records Retention Policy.”

Item 3. HCBF Submitting Public Comments to Various City of Los Angeles Draft Documents
Staff Presentation: Ata Khan, Program & Communications Manager

Summary: The City of Los Angeles currently has three planning documents available for public review: a) a revision to the city’s zoning code; b) a revision to the city’s mobility element in the General Plan; and c) a new “Health and Wellness” element to be added to the General Plan. The documents are available for public review and comment through May 13, 2014.

HCBF Staff has reviewed the draft documents and prepared a letter specific to each draft that comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the draft. The importance of these comments is to 1) ensure that the City consider Harbor-specific needs, in particular of the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro, in crafting its updates, and 2) to find points of alignment between the documents and HCBF’s future Land Use Study.

Recommendation: Board approves the staff comments, in substantial form, to be submitted as a public response from Harbor Community Benefit Foundation to the drafts: a) re:code LA, an update to the City of Los Angeles’ zoning code; b)  LA/2B Mobility Plan 2035, an update to the City’s “Mobility” element in the “General Plan;” and c) Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, a new “Health and Wellness” element to be added to the “General Plan.”

Item 4.  HCBF’s Community Benefit Grant Program, Round 2
Staff Presentation

Summary: The Community Benefit Grant Program addresses environmental and community impacts stemming from Port-related operations for the benefit of the residents of Wilmington and San Pedro. Round 2 of this annual grant program will solicit proposals from qualified applicants to address the following criteria: a) beautification, including clean-up initiatives, tree planting, landscaping, murals, and other projects that improve the visual quality of the Harbor; b) environmental education, including programs that educate residents on various environmental subjects, and/or programs that encourage the exploration and development of sustainable technology; and c) community resources, including youth development (internships, fellowships, academies), workforce development (job placement, skills training), community safety, community gardening, and other programs that improve access to, and availability of, vital community resources for underserved and economically disadvantaged residents in Wilmington and San Pedro.

In support of HCBF’s 2013-2016 Strategic Plan, Staff recommends the announcement of $550,000 in available funds for the second round of Community Benefit Grants, with applications due by 4pm, Friday, June 27, 2014.

Recommendation: Board resolves to:

  1. Approve the allocation of Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund (PCMTF) grant funding in the amount of $550,000 for HCBF’s Community Benefit Grant Program, Round 2
  2. Approve, in substantial form, the release of the Grant Application Guide and funding announcement of HCBF’s Community Benefit Grant Program, Round 2, soliciting projects and programs that benefit the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro, subject to guidance from the ad-hoc Community Benefit Grants Committee.

Item 5. Meeting Adjourned

Next Scheduled Meeting: 10:00AM, Monday, May 19, 2014, San Pedro, Location TBD.


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 72 hours prior to the meeting.  HCBF can be contacted at (310) 997-7116. or

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