April 2019


Candidate ForumCome and meet the candidates running for the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council!! Ask questions and listen to what issues the candidates care about. The forum will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 630pm to 9pm at 135th Street Elementary School located at 801 W 135th St.
Learn who the candidates are at the following link:

We are collecting questions to ask the candidates. Please use this form to send us your questions ahead of time by April 22, 8pm. We will compile them and have a moderator ask the candidates.

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The Harbor Gateway Neighborhood Council is now accepting Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests until May 8.

Non-profits should use the Neighborhood Purposes Grant form only. District Representatives and community members should use both the HGNNC Funding Request Form 2019-2020 and also the NC Event approval form.

Please complete the forms and send to treasurer@harborgatewaynorth.org and chair@harborgatewaynorth.org

HGNNC Funding Policy

Neighborhood Purposes Grant Application

HGNNC Funding Request Form 2019-2020

Neighborhood Council Event Approval Form


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Update April 17, 2019

The Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously 12-0 AGAINST the terrible gentrification law, SB 50, being peddled by state Sen. Scott Wiener.

City Councilman Paul Koretz slammed the widely-ridiculed SB 50 as “trickle down economics” that would gentrify much of Los Angeles and force the city’s large working class further away from their jobs.

Koretz said Wiener’s vision of erecting 6-story to 8-story buildings in thousands of low-rise and single-family residential areas is focused on the wrong questions and wrong answers.

Wiener “has called single-family homes immoral” and his bill would destroy yards and space to raise a family in L.A., Koretz told the packed and cheering Los Angeles City Council chambers. Council members David Ryu and Mike Bonin cited their own long lists of objections to the misguided bill.

“Los Angeles has 100,000 fully approved housing units that have not been built” by developers, Koretz said. It would be absurd to invite developers to now wipe out vibrant existing neighborhoods while they sit like gloating toads on land they can develop right now.

Angelenos you were awesome today. You came downtown to City Hall this morning to oppose SB 50 from San Fernando Valley, South L.A., Koreatown, Eastside, Northeast L.A., Westside, West Adams, Boyle Heights, Crenshaw, Sunland-Tujunga, Hollywood and more.

THANK YOU ANGELENOS! Your next fun, easy, duty happens right now! Let’s build on this HUGE success.

From home or work right now, send a quick easy email to the Sacramento legislative committee that has the power to KILL SB 50 on April 24 — the Governance and Finance Committee.  Email Anton.favorini-csorba@sen.ca.gov

April 15, 2019

HGNNC voted to oppose SB 50, which would allow very dense development, even in single-family zones, if they are near bus routes or light rail or jobs centers. This would mean almost every part of our Neighborhood Council area. Meanwhile, there are not any strong guarantees that the new housing will be affordable or help with the housing crisis.

We invite you to share your own strong opposition to SB 50 (Weiner) with State Senator Bradford and Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson and any other State legislators. Please comment by April 16 by 5 p.m.

April 12, 2019 Letter CF 19-0002-S38 SB50 Weiner

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The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Committee has been meeting for six months to carefully review zoning concerns by district. Their recommendations were reviewed and approved by the HGNNC Board as a whole and were sent to Vince Bertoni, Director of City Planning on April 12, 2019.

HGNNC Harbor Gateway Community Plan Preliminary Recommendations for HG North area April 2019

The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning will hold Planning 101: Planning for the Environment trainings in the month of May in collaboration with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.

Participants in Planning 101: Planning for the Environment will learn about the role the City and its residents have in planning for the environment and the regulations that guide environmental analysis, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Seven Planning 101 trainings and one online webinar will be held in the month of May 2019. The training will include an educational presentation, an interactive scenario activity, and a question and answer period.

For more information please see: https://planning.lacity.org/documents/ExternalAffairs/Planning101_Planning_for_the_Environment.pdf. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/P101Env.

May 2nd (Thursday)
Los Angeles City College,
Student Union Multipurpose Room B
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
855 N. Vermont Avenue

May 6th (Monday)
Department of Water & Power Crenshaw Customer Service Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
4030 Crenshaw Boulevard

May 7th (Tuesday)
Canoga Park Senior Citizens Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
7326 Jordan Avenue

May 13th (Monday)
Ramona Hall Community Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
4580 N. Figueroa Street

May 20th (Monday)
Henry Medina Parking Enforcement Facility
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
11214 W. Exposition Boulevard

May 22nd (Wednesday)
Pacoima City Hall
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
13520 Van Nuys Boulevard

May 23rd (Thursday)
Banning Landings Community Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
100 E. Water Street

May 29th (Wednesday)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
RSVP: bit.ly/p101env


United Way Homewalk
It’s been a big year for our work to end homelessness in LA and we want to celebrate with YOU at HomeWalk 2019!

Join United Way’s Home For Good and Everyone In teams on Saturday, May 18 at Grand Park for our annual HomeWalk 5K family run/walk to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness. This year, there will be the usual fun of partner booths, food trucks and live music, with more onsite engagement and entertainment than ever before, thanks in part to a new presenting event sponsor, LA RAMS football.

Take a minute to START YOUR HOMEWALK TEAM by

Picking your Team Captain to help communicate, coordinate and, most importantly, be a cheerleader for your team. Or, consider taking up the charge yourself!
Have your Team Captain register and create a “New Team” at https://homewalk.unitedwayla.org/.
Send the word out to friends, family, and coworkers to create an account and join your team using that same website.

Everyone In! HomeWalk is welcomes everyone in for a great day of celebrating together. The path to ending homelessness is a collaborative effort that takes all of us. Your donation creates broad systemic solutions while also offering on-the-ground support that our homeless neighbors need now. This includes permanent supportive housing, strategic investments in research and innovation, capacity building, system connections, and community engagement needed to end homelessness for good.

The highest human act is to inspire

“The highest human act is to inspire,” said Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, and he did.

The Los Angeles Times and many other media outlets have been lamenting the loss of South LA Native Nipsey Hussle who was murdered March 31 in front of his own clothing store in Hyde Park at the young age of 33. Other than being a rapper, what he was most known for was choosing to stay in his neighborhood and invest in it, even though he could have moved out.

The LA Times quotes, “He was investing in this part of town because he understood … if we ever wanted it to be in the condition it deserved, and for our people to be treated the way they deserved to be treated, we have to own it,” said L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson. “There was no shortcuts to that.”

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council President Pamela Thornton agrees with Hussle’s approach, “The economic empowerment of buy back the block is something I’ve advocated our Board and stakeholders to consider.”

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On behalf of Assemblymember Mike Gipson in partnership with County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Councilman Joe Buscaino, and LD South Superintend Romero we invite you the 1st Annual 5K Autism Run in Wilmington.

We will see you on April 13 at 8:30am at the Wilmington Waterfront park!

We ask that you register on our Eventbrite page.



During April, LA Animal Services will be offering free Cat Spay/Neuter Certificates to all LA City residents (three pet cats per household), regardless of income, to encourage our community to get their cats spayed or neutered before they have unwanted litters.

Kitten season is starting early again this year and LA Animal Services is seeing an increase in cat and kitten impounds citywide. By taking advantage of these Free Spay/Neuter Certificates, you can help prevent unwanted kitten births.

To get your Free Certificate immediately, visit the nearest LA City Animal Services Center, or apply online for a print-at-home Free Certificate at https://www.lacityvet.com/onlinevoucher/.

“By spaying or neutering your cat or kitten, you are helping LA Animal Services get one step closer to reducing unwanted kitten births and helping LA Animal Services place more animals in homes of their own,” said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager. “With our new print-at-home system, it’s never been easier to spay or neuter your pet!”

This program is available for residents of the City of Los Angeles who are 18 years of age or older. Each household is eligible for Free Spay/Neuter Certificates for up to three cats. Free spay or neuter surgeries are for companion cats only, and stray animals are excluded. Once a Free Certificate is received, it must be redeemed at a participating veterinary hospital within 10 days of issuance.

To learn more about how to apply for a Free Spay/Neuter Certificate and to find participating veterinary hospitals, spay/neuter clinics and mobile spay/neuter clinics in your area, please visit:

To locate your nearest services center, visit: http://www.laanimalservices.com/shelter-locator/

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