January 2018

Harbor Gateway residents are mobilizing to fight a 54-foot-tall, 466,000-square foot warehouse.

The AQMD issued a letter on December 19, 2017 expressing concerns that the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Prologis Warehouse with 24/7 operations on the corner of Vermont and West Redondo Beach Blvd underestimated the amount of truck traffic and potential cancerous effects.

The AQMD estimates 338 diesel truck trips in the 1,659 daily vehicle trips. The Daily Breeze reported that the AQMD proposed the following mitigation steps:

  • Using trucks no older than 2010 models.
  • A designated truck route to ensure they do not enter nearby residential areas
  • Limiting the number of trucks to that identified in the assessment.
  • The use of natural gas or electrical trucks and the installation of vehicle-charging stations.
  • Imposing a 1,000-foot “buffer zone” between the warehouse and “sensitive receptors,” such as nearby parks.

The Planning and Land Use committee will be meeting on Saturday, January 6 to discuss the AQMD findings.

Public comment can be submitted by January 19  to planner oliver.netburn@lacity.org and copied to councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org and the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council at hgnnc@sbcglobal.net.

The Planning Commission will hold a hearing February 8, 8:30 am at City Hall.

Read the Daily Breeze Article: Health analysis for large Harbor Gateway warehouse project stirs concerns at air quality agency.

Image from the Daily Breeze.

On average, 200 home structure fires begin with Christmas trees per year.

These fires caused an estimated average of six civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $14.8 million in property damage per year. (NFPA 2017)

According to a Local Los Angeles City Fire Department Official, the City of Los Angeles Fire Department receives numerous Christmas Tree Related Fire calls per year.

For this reason, the City of Los Angeles is working on an initiative with the Department of Sanitation where individuals can drop off their old Christmas Trees at eleven Fire Stations throughout the City. The Trees will then be collected by the Department of Sanitation. They will also offer free curbside pickup. While this is commendable, it does come at a cost to Taxpayers in money and service hours.

Following the 4th Annual Free Christmas Tree Giveaway, at which 400 Christmas Trees were given out to members of the community by Active Recycling Company; Sr. Recycling Consultant Errol Segal, says the job is not over!

Active Recycling, a Community Partner and Stakeholder in South Los Angeles for over 40 years, is announcing its Fire Safety 2018 Campaign.

Active Recycling wants members of any community in Los Angeles to bring in their (one only) Christmas Tree and dump it for Free. (no matter if they received it from Active Recycling Co, or not)

As an added bonus, for those wanting to begin 2018 with a Resolution to clean up their yards and garages, Active Recycling is offering them the ability to bring in up to 500 pounds of trash and dump it for Free! (Provided they have not taken advantage of any prior free trash offers)

The program being offered by Active Recycling Company does not come at any cost to Taxpayers.

Fire Safety begins with you and it begins at home. Act now and bring in your highly flammable old Christmas Tree.

Active Recycling wants to be your Community Partner and is dedicated to improving the Safety & Quality of Life in Los Angeles.

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