Welcome to the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council. We are a group of dedicated volunteers, elected by you, the stakeholders. Our activities are funded by the City of Los Angeles through the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Our objective is to work as a body for the improvement of our neighborhood. We represent our community in matters of interest and governance to the City of Los Angeles and our City Councilmember in a transparent, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable manner.
The Board meets regularly on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm at the 135th Street Elementary School Auditorium, 801 W. 135th Street. We also hold quarterly Membership meetings on the 4th Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at the same location.
The Board meetings focus on the business aspects of running our Neighborhood Council, such as detailed discussion of our monthly expenditures, reports on our projects and various meetings, discussion and votes on planning issues, and consideration of new City ordinances which affect our stakeholders. Our General Membership meetings feature one or two speakers on topics of interest to our residents, businesses, and other stakeholders.
Stakeholders are defined as those who live, work, or own property within the boundaries of the HGNNC and also those who declare a stake in the HGNNC Neighborhood Council and affirm the factual basis for it, such as parents of children who attend school within the HGNNC boundaries, members/attendees of faith-based institutions located within the boundaries of HGNNC, and those who regularly attend meetings of organizations located within the boundaries of HGNNC.
Stakeholders may come to Board, Membership and Committee meetings and speak during the public comment period. If you have an item of concern that you would like to have discussed by the Board, please email the Board at least a week ahead of the scheduled meeting so that your item may be considered for the agenda. Please note that the Board may only take action on items on the agenda. The agenda is posted 72 hours in advance.
The boundaries for the HGNNC are generally between 110th Street and Imperial Highway on the north and Artesia Boulevard to the south as detailed as follows:
The Council is divided into 8 districts, each having an elected representative:
2015 Bylaws Brown Act This law governs open meetings. Los Angeles City Charter Article IX. This creates Neighborhood Councils. City of Los Angeles – Ordinance No. 173184 Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Fund
Supported with a moderate amount of City tax-payer money, Neighborhood Councils have approximately $42,000 yearly to spend at their discretion. Typical areas of expenditure include outreach and administrative support, youth and school support, neighborhood improvement projects, community-based events and activities, emergency preparedness, and park and landscape beautification. Organizations seeking support should complete the Application for Neighborhood Purposes Grant and submit it for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent. The Board can only discuss and vote on items on the agenda, so completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests must be received at least a week prior to the next meeting to be considered for the agenda.