Agenda: October 16th Board of Directors Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
544 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
Friday, October 16, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

BOARD MEMBERS:

Sean Hecht, Chair; David Sloane, Vice Chair; Michele Prichard, Treasurer; Cristin Mondy; Director; David Thornburg, Director; and Kathleen Woodfield, 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)
Raimi + Associates
Beth Altshuler and Tina Yuen
Off-Port Impact Land Use Study Update

CONSENT ITEM(S)

ITEM 1. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF HCBF BOARD MEETING DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Recommendation to Board: Approval of the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated September 18, 2015.

 ITEM 2. APPROVAL OF LONG BEACH ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA REQUEST TO EXTEND GREAT AGREEMENT  TERMS BY TWO MONTHS

REGULAR ITEM(S)

ITEM 3. REVIEW, DISCUSSION, AND APPROVAL OF 2016 OPERATING BUDGET

SUMMARY: Reviewed and approved by the Ad Hoc Budget Committee including the Board Chair, Sean Hecht and Board Treasurer, Michele Prichard, staff will present an overview of expenditures in 2015 (9 months actual plus 3 month forecast), followed by a recommendation for funding its Calendar Year 2016 operating Budget.

Recommendations to Board:

  1. Approve the 2016 HCBF Operating Budget totaling $437,706.
  2. Authorize the Executive Director to a) present the annual operating budget in the amount of $437,706 to the Board of Harbor Commissioners; and b) execute a letter to the BOHC to approve the distribution of funds of approximately $359,325 in one lump sum transfer from the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund (PCMTF) to HCBF (funding amount requested may change if China Shipping Agreement is approved prior to budget request).

ITEM 4. COMMUNITY BENEFIT, ROUND 3, FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS

SUMMARY: The Community Benefit Grant Program addresses environmental and community impacts from the Port of Los Angeles and Port-related operations. On August 21, 2015 HCBF’s Board of Directors approved the announcement of $350,000 in funding for Round 3 of the competitive grant program, soliciting projects and programs that benefit the communities of Wilmington and/or San Pedro.

Round 3 considered proposals from qualified applicants to address three Impact Priorities: 1) improving air quality; 2) addressing incompatible land uses; and 3) improving port-related safety.

By the deadline of September 25, 2015 HCBF received 17 applications, requesting a total of $701,000. After Staff review and evaluation, and with guidance from the Community Benefit Grants ad-hoc committee, 10 applications have been selected for a funding recommendation of $350,000

Recommendations to Board:

  1. Approve the Staff recommendation, with which the ad-hoc Grant Review Committee concurs, to award 10 grants to the qualified organizations to address impacts from Port of Los Angeles and Port-related operations, as detailed in the Staff report;
  2. Authorize the Executive Director to 1) report to the Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC),

requesting final approval of Round 3 of the Community Benefit Grant Program, 2) execute a letter to the BOHC to approve the distribution of funds in one lump sum transfer from the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund (PCMTF) to HCBF; and 3) fully execute, and administer, the Grant Agreements between HCBF and the approved grantees from Round 3 of the Community Benefit Grant Program.

ITEM 5. BOARD MEETING DATE DISCUSSION

SUMMARY: Board to discuss the remaining 2015 Board meeting dates.

6. MEETING ADJOURNMENT

 Next Meeting:
Friday, November 20, 2015
San Pedro Municipal Building
638 S. Beacon Street, Room 452
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