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The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council is hosting a session on RYLAN, the City’s program to Ready Your LA Neighborhood on Thurs. September 5 at 7 pm at the Harbor Gateway Community Center, 802 W. Gardena Blvd. The Emergency Management Department will present a variety of things which residents and businesses can do to prepare themselves for major emergencies.

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On Wed. October 30, the Fire Department will present the first of a seven-class series of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes at 6:30 p.m. at the 135th Street School, 801 W. 135th Street.

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Over 30 free workshops +
free breakfast, lunch & parking if you RSVP

Take classes on skills & subjects key to Neighborhood Council success

Network with elected officials & staff from every City department

Join regional & Citywide alliances of Neighborhood Councils

Share your success stories with other Neighborhood Council leaders

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What does the Planning & Land Use Committee Do:

The committee makes recommendations to the Board on Planning and Land Use Issues, including the following:

  • Proposed Zoning Changes
  • Sub-Divisions
  • Affordable Housing Projects
  • Large Developments that are NOT allowed “by right”
  • Updates to the Harbor Gateway Community Plan
  • Two other Community Plans for the Harbor Gateway North Area
  • Proposals related to Land Use and the Impact of Development on Health & Welfare of Stakeholders

Committee members are expected to listen to the detail of land use proposal presented by applicants for projects in the Harbor Gateway North, to fairly evaluate the impact of the projects on the surrounding neighborhoods, and to make recommendations for improvements to the project proposals.

The Committee then makes it recommendations to the full HGNNC Board, whose members vote on its position to support or oppose the proposed project.

The Committee  meets the First Saturday of Each Month.

If you are interested in joining the PLU Committee or would like further information, please email us at  NO later than Monday, September 2nd, 2019 by 5pm.



If you live, work or own property in District 1, we have a seat for you! Please complete the HGNNC District 1 Rep Application and email it by August 9 to for consideration at our August 13 meeting. Candidates should also plan to attend the August 13 meeting to share their interest and possibly be seated.

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City Controller Ron Galperin reports that voters had a right to expect more progress by now. Not one unit has been built under HHH.

The Larchmont Buzz speaks to the ever present threat to end single family zoning and suburban housing as we know it in Los Angeles. There was a Town Hall May 22, 2019 at Holman United Methodist Church. City Planners explained the impacts of the law allowing 4 units by right on any housing lot and increasing density where multi family housing is already allowed. Speakers warned that while the bill is currently not being considered it will likely come back and opponents need to be ready for the next round.

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May 8, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán introduced legislation to improve security at our nation’s airports, railways and mass transit systems. The Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act, H.R. 2539, would reduce emergency response times by putting more federal law enforcement officers and resources near high-risk surface transportation assets, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The bill would also provide new terrorism-focused training, and improve cooperation between federal, State and local law enforcement partners by establishing a framework for unified operation centers.

“Transit systems are the lifeline to our communities, providing mobility to millions of Americans traveling every day,” said Rep. Barragán. “Often the hardest to protect, commuter rail, buses and airports are well-known targets for terrorists. This bill is critical for providing the necessary resources to keep our transit systems, and all those who use them, safe and secure.”

A section of H.R. 2539 was signed into law last year as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act, H.R. 302.

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: Please RSVP at

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

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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