February 2018

The LAPD has released their draft policy regarding releasing critical incident video, which calls for releasing the video within 45 days of the incident or sooner along with relevant information to provide context. Critical incidents are described as:

-Officer-involved shootings, regardless of whether a person was hit by gunfire

-A use of force resulting in death or serious bodily injury requiring hospitalization;

-All deaths while an arrestee/detainee is in the custodial care of the Department unless there is no preliminary evidence of any of the following: misconduct, a use of force, or an act committed by an arrestee/detainee that appears intended to cause injury or death; or

-Any other police encounter where the Commission or the Chief of Police determines release of video is in the public interest.

There may be cases for delayed release. Read the whole policy on the LAPD site.

The public is invited to comment:

Email: videoreleaseinput@lapd.online, or in writing by mailing comments to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, 100 West 1st Street, Suite 134, Los Angeles, California 90012. A summary of the comments received will be provided to the Board of Police Commissioners on March 13, at which time they may act to approve the policy. Explanation of Development of Video Policy Process.

Police Chief

The LAPD is also conducting a survey to collect the public’s opinion on the qualities needed in the next Chief of Police. The deadline is March 23, 2018. You may complete the survey, email your comments to Per.COP.comments@lacity.org or mail them to:
LAPD – Police Commission
100 West 1st Street, Room 134
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Harbor Gateway residents are mobilizing to fight a 54-foot-tall, 466,000-square foot warehouse that would be built across Redondo Beach Blvd.

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council (HGNNC) has taken the position that “the Mitigated Negative Declaration is completely inadequate and incomplete and that the over-all proposed Project is incompatible and objectionable in many respects with the location and existing uses.”  HGNNC takes this position after extensive review of the proposal and with advice from technical experts. HGNNC cites the major impacts of noise from the large trucks driving in and out of the warehouse facility at night, if 24-hour operation is granted, air pollution impacts to nearby residences, outdoor sports fields, other sensitive uses from more than 338 daily diesel truck trips along Redondo Beach Blvd. from the I-110 freeway, and traffic impacts to all of the intersections along Redondo Beach Blvd.  Because the environmental review of the Mitigated Negative Declaration was so superficial and inadequate, the Council seeks a full Environmental Impact Report be completed which would consider alternative to the current project, such as a smaller warehouse project with re-oriented siting which would not so severely impact the outdoor sports fields of Rosecrans Recreation Center, a commercial use similar to the nearby Gateway Crossroads Center, 200 units of affordable housing with public park space, and using the full site as public park space.  On January 17, the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Board voted 11-0-0 to approve a position letter regarding the  466, 402 square foot, 54-foot tall warehouse which is proposed to be built at 747-761 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., the northeast corner of Redondo Beach Blvd. and Vermont Avenue on a currently vacant lot.

The letter has been submitted to Oliver Netburn, the City Planner assigned to the case CPC-2017-1014-CU-ZAA-ZAD-SPR; ENV-2017-1015-MND.  The project will be discussed by the full City Planning Commission at their Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m.meeting at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting and make comment.  To view agenda, Click Here

In recognition of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted a 2018 Unsung Heroes Breakfast Celebration and Assembly floor ceremony to honor those who continue to carry on Dr. King’s legacy and vision. This year, Assemblymember Mike A. Gispon honored Pamela Thornton of Harbor Gateway for her work on environmental, health, and economic disparities among people of color.

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