Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council members and representatives of labor, business and nonprofit groups officially launched a campaign Monday to convince Los Angeles voters to approve a $1.2 billion bond measure to pay for about 10,000 units of homeless housing over the next decade.
“I urge all Angelenos to vote for Measure HHH,” Garcetti said at a kick-off event at New Genesis, a 106-unit permanent supportive housing complex in downtown Los Angeles.
15th District Councilmember Joe Buscaino will be present at the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council booth during the Athens Blvd. Block Party on Sat. August 27 from 10 to 11 am. at 12300 S. Denver Avenue, between Athens Blvd. and 124th Street. Stop by for complimentary coffee and pastries and let him know what’s on your mind.
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.
Our elections will be held next June and now is the time to think about running for a seat on our Board. You an already register to vote online. Step up your civic engagement in the new year!
The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council was the first of nine Neighborhood Councils to have voted support for Council File 13-1152-S1 which placed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and other well stimulation activities within City boundaries.
Central and Southern Mexico experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake this past spring. Seismologists have just announced that the San Francisco Bay area has four earthquake faults which are overdue for a major rupture. The San Andreas Fault and other faults impacting Southern California are all overdue to create major earth movement. Are you and your family prepared for the “Big One”?
If you live in Harbor Gateway North’s District 6 (South L.A.) or Districts 7 and 8 (Southeast L.A.) the zoning restrictions and other guidelines which will regulate the look and feel of your neighborhood are being evaluated and changed. Now is the time to be involved!