Thirty volunteers showed up for the first of a series of mini clean ups planned for the District 7 area of the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council on Saturday December 5. District 7 Representative Janet Mitchell led the effort which included a number of the residents along 116th Place. This street north of the 105 Freeway has long been the site of repeated illegal dumpings along the freeway side of the street and also on the partially fenced-off Caltrans cul-de-sac at the west end of the block. The Bureau of Sanitation provided the dumpsters. Tools were provided by the Bureau of Street Services. Caltrans provided some volunteer workers of their own. The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council brought the lunches and waters for the volunteers.
Members of the Harbor Gateway North’s Ad Hoc Election Committee staffed a booth on Saturday October 24 for the second annual Harvest Health Fair at the 135th Street School, 801 W. 135th Street. The Neighborhood Council helped to fund the refreshments for the over 600 attendees, who included students of the school and their parents along with those living nearby. A number of new stakeholders were signed up as part of preparation for the upcoming Board election in June 2016. Councilmember Joe Buscaino’s staff worked with the school’s principal Dr. Pablo Osorio and staff to invite a number of health providers, City of Los Angeles Departments, and entertainers to the event.