Agenda: January 17 Board Meeting


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Board of Directors Regular Meeting

10:00 A.M., January 17, 2014
San Pedro Municipal Building
638 South Beacon Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

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. Executive Director Remarks, Mary Silverstein, Executive Director
Item C. Board Member Remarks

Consent Items

Item 1. Review and Approve Minutes of HCBF Board meeting dated December 6, 2013

Board resolves to approve the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated December 6, 2013

Regular Items

Item 2. Staff Reports from Ata ul Malik Khan and Meghan Reese

a.       First Annual Harbor Community Toy Drive (Success Stories)

b.      Community Benefit Grants

c.       Land Use Study

d.      Wilmington Health Fair  (Save the Date – March 22, 2014)

Board to receive and file Staff reports.


Summary: Approved by the Board of Directors on September 20, 2013, the available disbursement for the third annual round of healthcare grants was $550,000. The program funds an array of healthcare programs serving vulnerable populations, mitigating air quality, and improving the health and wellness of residents in an industrial port environment within the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro, CA; the proposed projects funded under the program reasonably and appropriately 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 thirteen applications for the annual round of “Healthy Harbor Grants” by November 22, 2013. An ad-hoc Grant Selection Committee appointed by the Board, consisting of Director Peter Peyton, Treasurer Silvia Prieto, and Secretary Jesse Marquez, reviewed and evaluated the grant applications, providing guidance to Staff.


Board Resolves:

a.      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;

b.     Health care grants, to the nine (9) organizations listed in the Staff report, shall be awarded to local clinics and other health service providers for projects aimed at addressing health impacts from pollution stemming from port operations in the total amount of $550,000;

c.      Approve, in substantial form, the Grant Agreement, with Exhibits (Attachment 3.1) for HCBF’s Healthy Harbor healthcare grant program, Round 3;

d.      The Executive Director shall be authorized 1) to report to the Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC), requesting final approval of the project, 2) to 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 $550,000, and 3) to fully execute, and administer, the Grant Agreements between HCBF and the approved grantees in Round 3; and

e.      Adopt this Resolution #140101.

Item 4. Meeting Adjourned

Next Scheduled Meeting (subject to change):
10:00AM, February 21, 2014

Wilmington Municipal Building
544 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington, CA

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


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