Agenda: March 4th Board of Directors Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
San Pedro Municipal Building
638
S. Beacon Street, Room 452
San Pedro, CA 90731
Friday, March 4, 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 FEBRUARY 19, 2016 (Attachment 1)

A copy of the proposed minutes from the February 19, 2016 Board meeting is attached.

Recommendation to Board: Approval of the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated 2/19/16.

REGULAR ITEM(S)

ITEM 2. REVIEW OF FINANCIALS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015 (Attachment 2)

SUMMARY: A copy of the following unaudited financial reports, through December 31, 2015, are attached for the board’s review and discussion. The documents were reviewed by HCBF’s Treasurer,

David Thornburg, on February 1, 2016:

  1. Combined Statement of Financial Position
  2. Statement of Activities by Class
  3. Statement of Cash Flows

Recommendation to Board: Approval of the unaudited financial reports through 12/31/15.

ITEM 3. 2015 GRANT REVIEW PRESENTATION (Attachment 3)

Staff will present a review of grant funding in 2015, with a summary of grant funding to date. A PowerPoint presentation, dated March 1, 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.

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

Staff and the Board chair will inform 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 these efforts, 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.

ITEM 6. CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EVALUATION

Employee Performance  Evaluation Government Code Section 54957
Title: Executive Director

ITEM 7. MEETING ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting:
April 15, 2016
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
544 N. Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744

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