BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wilmington Municipal Building
544 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA
Friday, February 20, 2015, 10:00 A.M.
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
HCBF: Mary Silverstein, Executive Director
ITEM A. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
ITEM B. STAFF PRESENTATIONS & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS
Executive Director Updates
- EPA/CCAT/Marchem Technologies Settlement ($20,000)
- Update on Executive Director Search
ITEM C. BOARD MEMBER REMARKS
ITEM D. GUEST PRESENTATIONS
1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF HCBF BOARD MEETING DATED JANUARY 23, 2015
Board resolves to approve the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated January 23, 2015
2. 2014 ANNUAL COMMUNITY BENEFIT REPORT
STAFF PRESENTATION BY: ATA KHAN AND MEGHAN REESE
Summary: Staff to present the DRAFT 2014 Annual Report, soliciting final comment by the members of the Board.
3. CHINA SHIPPING – AIR QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECTS FUND PRESENTATION BY: NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC)
SUMMARY: A follow-‐up to the December 2012 presentation by NRDC, to further discuss an opportunity for HCBF to manage and administer approximately $5.2 million in funds for air quality projects. Although
not yet final, the terms of the proposal have been refined by NRDC, Coalition for Clean Air, San Pedro homeowners associations, the Port of Los Angeles, HCBF staff, board chair, and counsel. The fund originates from a settlement agreement negotiated by NRDC, Coalition for Clean Air and two San Pedro homeowners associations in 2003, as the result of a lawsuit against the City and Port of Los Angeles over the expansion of the China Shipping terminal.
Staff recommends further investigation and review of the proposal from NRDC, with guidance from counsel and the Board Chair, to be presented to the Board at a later date. Board may give staff any additional or alternative direction it deems appropriate.
4. HEALTHY HARBOR GRANTS, ROUND 4, RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD 7 GRANTS, TOTALING $518,000.
Summary: Approved by the Board of Directors on October 10, 2014, the announced funding available during the fourth annual round of healthcare grants was $500,000. The program funds an array of healthcare programs serving vulnerable populations, mitigating air quality, and improving the health and wellness of residents in the industrial port environment of Wilmington and San Pedro, CA; the proposed projects mitigate and address the Port’s health impact on the community by providing access to 1) diagnosis & treatment, 2) pharmaceuticals & medical supplies, and 3) education and outreach; in the Harbor area affected by such Port impacts.
Staff received 19 applications during the 4th annual competitive round of “Healthy Harbor Grants” by the December 5, 2014 deadline. An ad-‐hoc Grant Selection Committee appointed by the Board, consisting of Director Kathleen Woodfield, Treasurer Silvia Prieto, and Secretary Jesse Marquez, reviewed and evaluated the grant applications, providing guidance to staff.
Seven projects and programs have been recommended for funding by the ad-‐hoc committee, for a total of $518,000, including $110,000 for one program benefiting Wilmington, $68,000 for one program benefiting San Pedro, and $340,000 for five programs benefiting both Port-‐adjacent communities. As recommended, the funding commitment dedicates funding to all priorities identified in the grant cycle, and ensures that recommended applicants have sufficient funds to deliver their services.
- The Healthy Harbor Grant Program conforms to the requirement of the TraPac MOU and the Tidelands Trust, and will benefit the port adjacent communities of San Pedro and Wilmington;
- Approve, in substantial form, the Grant Agreement for HCBF’s Healthy Harbor Grant Program, Round 4,
- Augment the funding for the Healthy Harbor Grant Program, Round 4 by $18,000, increasing the committed program funding to $518,000
- Approve the staff and ad-‐hoc committee’s recommendation to award funds to the seven (7) organizations listed in the staff report; and
- Authorize the Executive Director to 1) report to the Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC), requesting final approval of the project, 2) execute a joint letter with the BOHC, or its designee, to approve the distribution of funds in one lump sum transfer from the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund to HCBF, in the amount of $518,000, and 3) fully execute, and administer, the Grant Agreements between HCBF and the approved grantees in Round 4.
5. CONTRACTOR SELECTION FOR AN OFF‐PORT IMPACT LAND USE STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED IN THE COMMUNITIES OF SAN PEDRO AND WILMINGTON
Summary: Contemplated in the TraPac MOU, HCBF will commission an Off-‐Port Impact Land Use Study (“Land Use Study”) that considers the cumulative impacts of past, current and future Port of Los Angeles operations in Wilmington and San Pedro. In accordance with the 2013-‐2016 Strategic Plan, the study will inform HCBF and community stakeholders of the environmental, social, and economic challenges stemming from the expanding operations of the Port of Los Angeles, as well as the unique opportunities for future community investment.
An ad-‐hoc committee, consisting of Sean Hecht, Chair; David Sloane, Director; and Kathleen Woodfield, Director, provided guidance in the development of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and the evaluation criteria. A total of nine qualified proposals were reviewed and evaluated, considering team composition, experience, scope of work, proposed timeline, and detailed schedule of fees to complete the deliverables. In January, HCBF Staff and the ad-‐hoc committee interviewed four of the firms.
Based on the results of these discussions, Staff and the ad-‐hoc committee recommend the selection of
Raimi and Associates to conduct the Land Use Study,
Authorize the Executive Director, with guidance from counsel and the Board Chair, to negotiate a Contract and Scope of Work between Harbor Community Benefit Foundation and Raimi and Associates to conduct an Off-‐Port Impact Land Use Study, to be presented, in substantial form, for review and approval by the Board of Directors, in an amount not to exceed $165,000.
6. MEETING ADJOURNED
Friday, April 17, 2015
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 meeting.