Gardena Elementary School Principal Blanca Cantu, Bryan Davis and Rey Quiroz
135th Street: Bryan Davis, Principal Dr. Pablo Osorio, Assistant Principal Traci Kanemitsu, and Rey Quiroz
116th Street Elementary: Richard Lee, Principal Tyra Brookins-Henderson, School Staffer, and Rey Quiroz
On May 23, 2018 Bryan Davis, the Chair of the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Homeless Issues Committee, along with other committee members and a stakeholder, delivered 150 backpacks filled with toiletries to the Principals and staff of the Council’s five elementary schools: 116th Street, 118th Street, Figueroa Street, 135th Street, and Gardena Elementary School. This is the second year for this project which was suggested by Bryan Davis, who works for LAUSD and realized that the toiletries for homeless youth attending the elementary schools was a need which local schools were not able to fund.
The evening before, eleven committee members and stakeholders had helped to fill the bags with the toiletries via a well-organized assembly line in just a half hour. The bags also included a brochure about the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council and the types of activities which the Neighborhood Council supports.
Submit a funding request for the 2018-2019 fiscal year funds; deadline is May 22.
The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council is accepting funding requests for the funds which will be available starting July 1. Please use the attached funding request form and email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on May 22. The Finance Committee will be reviewing all received requests at their May 30 meeting before recommending requests which meet HGNNC goals and funding guideline requirements to the full Board for approval.
The total amount of funding for the coming fiscal year is not yet known. Last year’s funds totaled $42,000 plus an additional $2,100 of Clean Streets LA Challenge award funds for clean up-related projects.
Non-profits, schools, community groups, and members of the Neighborhood Council area are welcome to submit proposals which will help further the Neighborhood Council goals which are listed on the funding request form. Non-profits and schools should also submit a completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant form, which is also attached.
Mayor Garcetti delivered his State of the City Address April 16 saying that he needs the help of Angelenos to improve our quality of life in Los Angeles. This coming fiscal year, please consider joining the Mayor, the City Council, City departments, and community partners to spur economic growth in key industries, improve regional infrastructure connectivity, and ensure everyone benefits from the progress of the City.
In his address, the Mayor said the word “neighborhood” 25 times, which is a call not just to City Departments to take action, but a partnership opportunity for all Neighborhood Councils to engage in those instances where resources are being planned for neighborhoods. Here are a few objectives for the year:
On eradicating homelessness in the City, the Mayor called for a partnership with NCs to help in City Hall’s efforts to provide more long term solutions to the needs of homeless Angelenos, and I quote, “I met with business leaders, service providers, and the 44 Neighborhood Council homelessness liaisons from across L.A. to brief them on our efforts. They all plan to work closely with their Councilpersons to identify sites and build support for safe parking, shelter, and storage for homeless Angelenos. And it starts here at City Hall, where everyone shares in the responsibility of ending this crisis.”
The CARE Study will assess arsenic, lead, mercury, and other chemicals in your body and provide information on what you and your family can do to reduce your contact with these chemicals.
The goal of the California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study is to measure and compare environmental chemicals in people across the state. This information will support efforts to reduce chemical exposure in Californians and improve public health. Visit the CARE website to take a 2-minute survey at www.cdph.ca.gov/CARE
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Harbor Gateway North received a Clean Streets LA award at City Hall. This is our second win. Thanks go to Saira Cooper, HGNNC Vice Chair and organizer of our Clean Streets effort and all who participated.
March 2018 the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council was nominated for an EmpowerLA Award for this project.
Here’s what we did:
HGNNC worked with the schools in our area to empower youth on community beautification and promote the 311 applications. We collaborated with 3 schools in the area: Alliance J. Skirball MS,EC-MS, Gardena ES.
Ramon Montoya Age 67
May 7, 1950 – March 15,2018
Ray went home to be with the Lord the morning of Thursday March 15th, after an extended battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.
Ray is survived by his wife of 47 years, Maureen and his three children Raymond Montoya, Ricardo Montoya & Yvonne Muñoz. He was a wonderful Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle, Cousin & Friend.
He was very involved in his church & in the community. He was a deacon at Grace Baptist Church, served on the Harbor Gateway North council and was a member of ILWU local 13 longshore union.
Please join us as we celebrate his life and remember the gift that he was.
Friday March 23,2018
Restoration- Life Church
4234 W. 147th St.
Lawndale Ca. 90260
Saturday March 24,2018
GraveSite service 2pm
Green Hills Memorial Park
27501 S. Western Ave.
Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. 90275
The two affordable supported housing projects which Meta Housing has been building at 535 W. El Segundo Blvd., west of Figueroa Street, and at 550 W. 127th Street will both open in April.
127th Street Apartments
To qualify for one of the 85 units in the 127th Street Apartments, you must be currently homeless or a chronically ill homeless person and referred by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health or the Health Department.
El Segundo Boulevard Apartments
The general public can qualify for one of the 22 3-bedroom, 2 bath units in the El Segundo Boulevard Apartments if your income is below 50% of the area median income. No pets are allowed, except for service animals. Of the 22 units, 10 will be reserved for those with mobility impairments and 4 will be reserved for those with visual or hearing impairments. Applicants need to either apply online before March 12 or send a card or postcard by March 12. The 22 new renters will be chosen in a lottery of those who have applied either online or via postcard or letter.
For applications and further information, apply online at www.elsegundoboulevardapartments.com
or send a letter or postcard with your name, address, and telephone number to
El Segundo Boulevard Apartments
c/o The John Stewart Company
888 S. Figueroa Street, suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
There are a total of 74 units in this building, with the other 52 units being filled via referrals by agencies, such as the Department of Mental Health and LAHSA Coordinated Entry System.
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council (HGNNC) has taken the position that “the Mitigated Negative Declaration is completely inadequate and incomplete and that the over-all proposed Project is incompatible and objectionable in many respects with the location and existing uses.” HGNNC takes this position after extensive review of the proposal and with advice from technical experts. HGNNC cites the major impacts of noise from the large trucks driving in and out of the warehouse facility at night, if 24-hour operation is granted, air pollution impacts to nearby residences, outdoor sports fields, other sensitive uses from more than 338 daily diesel truck trips along Redondo Beach Blvd. from the I-110 freeway, and traffic impacts to all of the intersections along Redondo Beach Blvd. Because the environmental review of the Mitigated Negative Declaration was so superficial and inadequate, the Council seeks a full Environmental Impact Report be completed which would consider alternative to the current project, such as a smaller warehouse project with re-oriented siting which would not so severely impact the outdoor sports fields of Rosecrans Recreation Center, a commercial use similar to the nearby Gateway Crossroads Center, 200 units of affordable housing with public park space, and using the full site as public park space. On January 17, the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Board voted 11-0-0 to approve a position letter regarding the 466, 402 square foot, 54-foot tall warehouse which is proposed to be built at 747-761 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., the northeast corner of Redondo Beach Blvd. and Vermont Avenue on a currently vacant lot.
In recognition of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted a 2018 Unsung Heroes Breakfast Celebration and Assembly floor ceremony to honor those who continue to carry on Dr. King’s legacy and vision. This year, Assemblymember Mike A. Gispon honored Pamela Thornton of Harbor Gateway for her work on environmental, health, and economic disparities among people of color.