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The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council requests that all funding requests for the 2017-2018 fiscal year be submitted by June 30 midnight via email to both the chair@harborgatewaynorth.org and treasurer@harborgatewaynorth.org

Use the attached Funding Request form:

Funding Request Form
Funding guidelines and policy are below:

HGNNC Funding Policy
If you are a school or non-profit applying for funding, also complete the Neighborhood Purposes Grant form and attach a copy of your IRS determination letter if you are a non-profit. If you are a school, also attach a letter on school letterhead, signed by the Principal. Include a detailed budget:

Neighborhood Purposes Grant Application

 

Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. The City Council is conducting a 60 day public comment period of the proposed requirements starting June 8, 2017.

The Department of City Planning has prepared the proposed Commercial Cannabis Location Restriction Ordinance, which would establish location restrictions and a limited immunity from enforcement of specified City prohibitions relating to commercial cannabis activity. In addition, the Department has prepared an ordinance supplement with a land use review process option, which the City Council may incorporate at its discretion.

The proposed ordinance has been assigned a City Planning case number of CPC-2017-2260-CA. Please reference this number when corresponding with the Department regarding this case.

The Department will conduct a public hearing to gather input on the proposed ordinance. This hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Los Angeles City Hall, Room 1010. All interested persons are invited to attend.

To find all relevant documents including the Hearing Notice; a Questions & Answers document providing additional information; the text of the proposed Ordinance; and the Ordinance Supplement, along with a series of maps illustrating the approximate locations where commercial cannabis activity would be eligible to assert limited immunity under the proposed regulations, please see: http://planning.lacity.org under “Ordinances” and “Proposed Ordinances”

For more information, please contact Niall Huffman, niall.huffman@lacity.org, (213) 978-3405. For media inquiries, please contact Cheryl Getuiza, cheryl.getuiza@lacity.org, (213) 978-1203.

To submit public comment, please send contact Councilmember Buscaino’s office at (310) 732-4515 or email the city at RICHARD.WILLIAMS@LACITY.ORG.

 

More than 30 students, residents and stakeholders took part in Environmental Charter Middle School’s Clean- up Day event on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Trash was removed, bulky items discarded and streets and alleyways were swept from 167th Street to Gardena Avenue between Hoover Street and Vermont Avenue.

Also, trash was removed at Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, near Vermont Avenue and Artesia Blvd. In addition, vegetables were planted and garden boxes were stenciled on-campus.

Environmental Charter Middle School Gardena (ECMS-G), 812 W. 165th Place, is a stakeholder with Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council (HGNNC) and is located in its boundaries.

Future outstanding Clean up Days like this one are planned as bi-monthly events that started in January 2017  and will continue in the fall as the current semester ends in June. More upcoming Green Up Days will be posted on the HGNNC website. Stakeholders, both youth and adult, are invited to participate. Call ECMS-G for details at (310) 425-1605.

HGNNC will meet on Tuesday, May 9th and will discuss and vote on official position and support needed to address public safety and Street Takeovers in the Harbor Gateway North Community.

Meeting details: Tues. May 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the 135th Street School, 801 W. 135th Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Donald Galatz of Project Street Legal will discuss his proposal to create an off-street racing location in the Harbor area which would discourage illegal street racing on public streets. The Board will appoint two Budget Representatives for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and also discuss sending a letter to Mayor Garcetti and the City Council stating the budget priorities for the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council area based on the issues stakeholders have raised in person, via email, and by telephone.

View Fox 11 Article on Street Takeovers

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Join our Free Community Emergency Response Training Class weekly on Wednesday starting May 3 for 7 Wednesdays. Firefighter Randall Opperman will help get you disaster ready!

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council is sponsoring seven CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes starting tomorrow, Wed. May 3 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the 135th Street School, 801 W. 135th Street, Gardena, CA 90247. Come at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments. Attend all seven classes (or some of us and complete your training during another session) and receive one of our red emergency preparedness bags with a flashlight and first aid kit.

The classes are taught by the Los Angeles Fire Department and cover the supplies you need to have on hand to survive for 5-7 days at home with possibly no electricity or gas, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster psychology, and how to set up medical services during a disaster.

Find out more and Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafd-cert-harbor-gateway-tickets-31108567563

NSTRUCTOR: FIREFIGHTER RANDALL OPPERMAN (213) 202-3129

7:00PM – 9:30PM

Class 1 – May 3 (Introduction, Disaster Awareness)

Class 2 – May 10 (Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques)

Class 3 – May 17 (Disaster Medical Operations 1)

Class 4 – May 24 (Disaster Medical Operations 2)

Class 5 – May 31 (Light Search & Rescue Operations)

Class 6 – Jun 7 (Team Organization & Disaster Psychology)

Class 7 – Jun 14 (Terrorism & Homeland Defense)
YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES TO RECEIVE A “CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION”.

 

For the first time the Department of City Planning has issued an annual report highlighting their major accomplishments in 2016 and providing readers an overview of the Department and an understanding of how they have adopted a more community-driven approach to planning.

2016 City Planning Annual Report

 

LOS ANGELES – Starting February, the LA Department of Transportation will begin accepting applications for the Speed Hump Program.

The popular program was halted in 2009 amid the city’s recession. In June 2016, the Budget and Finance Committee, restored the program and approved the allocation of $540,000 to begin speed hump construction.

Starting Feb. 28, the department will begin accepting application. Once the 45-day application period is over, construction is expected to begin this summer. For more information about how you can apply for a speed hump in your neighborhood, speed hump guidelines and frequently asked questions, visit ladot.lacity.org.

75 fifth grade students from the 116th Street School visited Los Angeles City Hall on Fri. January 13, 2017 for a tour and introduction to how local government works. The trip was coordinated by HGNNC Youth Representative Richard Lee. HGNNC District 8 Representative Larry Morrison helped with trip supervision. Councilmember Buscaino’s office arranged for the bus and the Councilmember introduced the students, including four of their student body leaders (all girls) at the beginning of the day’s City Council meeting.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Board of Commissioners on January 17, 2017 approved a “customer bill of rights” backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and criticized by some leaders from neighborhood councils, but also moved to open up public comment and revisit the bill of rights in about 90 days.

The commissioners unanimously approved the provisions of the bill of rights, which includes assurances that call wait times will not exceed three minutes on average; bills that exceed three times the average historic use for the same billing period will automatically be reviewed before being sent out; and requests to start a new residential account will be processed within one business day.

Customers will receive rebates or credits if the guarantees are not met. For example, if the department takes longer than 10 days after a final inspection to process a new business service connection of 200 amps or less, that business will receive a $25 credit.

The motion to reconsider the bill of rights in 90 days came from Commissioner Jill Banks Barad, who said in particular she wanted the city’s neighborhood councils to have an opportunity to weigh in on the proposal. (Note: No easy way to comment on the proposal has been provided)

The bill of rights was detailed by Garcetti an hour before the LADWP commission’s meeting on Jan. 3 and was scheduled to be voted on at that session, but the vote was postponed to allow for public comment.

Some leaders of neighborhood councils were critical that the bill of rights was not given much public notice before being placed on the Board of Commissioners’ agenda.

Barad, who is also on the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, said neighborhood councils only meet once a month and generally need one to three months notice “for proper community input.”

The bill of rights does not require the approval of the Los Angeles City Council and would become active if the commission reapproves it or makes any adjustments to it in 90 days, said Amanda Parsons, media relations manager for the LADWP.

Glenn Bailey, treasurer of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition, complained on Jan. 3 that the initial bill of rights vote was scheduled without any public notice of its details.

Jack Humphreville, president of the DWP Advocacy Committee, which represents Los Angeles neighborhood councils in matters related to the department, questioned its impact and said that “it sounds good, but it is no big deal.”

When David Wright was confirmed by the council in September as the LADWP’s general manager, Garcetti said one of the first tasks he wanted him to undertake was developing and implementing a customer bill of rights.

The LADWP has been rocked publicly by a number of scandals in recent years, and the customer bill of rights directly addresses some of the problems that have emerged, including long telephone wait times and a glitchy billing system unveiled several years ago that wildly inflated some customers’ bills.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted preliminary approval in November to a class-action settlement expected to result in at least $67.5 million refunded to LADWP customers over the billing system.

At Garcetti’s news conference on Jan. 3, LADWP officials said average call wait times had been cut to under a minute over the last 10 months.

Wright said the department is ready to stand by the bill of rights, thanks to the increased personnel that have been hired over the last two years, including 300 customer service representatives and several hundred new billers.

By City News Service on the Daily News

On Sunday, October 27, 2016 Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council President Pamela Thornton was honored to celebrate women in leadership on Neighborhood Councils at the Getty House with Mayor Garcetti.

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