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.
The AQMD issued a letter on December 19, 2017 expressing concerns that the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Prologis Warehouse with 24/7 operations on the corner of Vermont and West Redondo Beach Blvd underestimated the amount of truck traffic and potential cancerous effects.
The AQMD estimates 338 diesel truck trips in the 1,659 daily vehicle trips. The Daily Breeze reported that the AQMD proposed the following mitigation steps:
The Planning and Land Use committee will be meeting on Saturday, January 6 to discuss the AQMD findings.
Public comment can be submitted by January 19 to planner email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council at email@example.com.
The Planning Commission will hold a hearing February 8, 8:30 am at City Hall.
Read the Daily Breeze Article: Health analysis for large Harbor Gateway warehouse project stirs concerns at air quality agency.
These fires caused an estimated average of six civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $14.8 million in property damage per year. (NFPA 2017)
According to a Local Los Angeles City Fire Department Official, the City of Los Angeles Fire Department receives numerous Christmas Tree Related Fire calls per year.
For this reason, the City of Los Angeles is working on an initiative with the Department of Sanitation where individuals can drop off their old Christmas Trees at eleven Fire Stations throughout the City. The Trees will then be collected by the Department of Sanitation. They will also offer free curbside pickup. While this is commendable, it does come at a cost to Taxpayers in money and service hours.
Following the 4th Annual Free Christmas Tree Giveaway, at which 400 Christmas Trees were given out to members of the community by Active Recycling Company; Sr. Recycling Consultant Errol Segal, says the job is not over!
Active Recycling, a Community Partner and Stakeholder in South Los Angeles for over 40 years, is announcing its Fire Safety 2018 Campaign.
Active Recycling wants members of any community in Los Angeles to bring in their (one only) Christmas Tree and dump it for Free. (no matter if they received it from Active Recycling Co, or not)
As an added bonus, for those wanting to begin 2018 with a Resolution to clean up their yards and garages, Active Recycling is offering them the ability to bring in up to 500 pounds of trash and dump it for Free! (Provided they have not taken advantage of any prior free trash offers)
The program being offered by Active Recycling Company does not come at any cost to Taxpayers.
Fire Safety begins with you and it begins at home. Act now and bring in your highly flammable old Christmas Tree.
Active Recycling wants to be your Community Partner and is dedicated to improving the Safety & Quality of Life in Los Angeles.
The Daily Breeze reported on December 17, that while traffic and air quality studies for the proposed warehouse at the corner of West Redondo Beach Blvd and South Vermont show there would be no significant environmental impact or health concerns, the community is pushing for a full environmental review.
A city hearing is set for Wednesday, December 20, where the mitigated negative declaration could be approved, allowing the project to move forward. Concerned stakeholders should attend the meeting at City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1020 on Wednesday, December 20, noon.
The article quotes our eight page letter submitted to city planners:
The project should be halved in size or other redevelopment considered, such as up to 200 units of affordable housing on the site along with some much-needed parkland.
The increased level of air pollution and noise pollution will further degrade the existing quality of life for nearby residents, particularly those who live in apartments on the south side of Redondo Beach Boulevard and who already suffer from a high-level of traffic noise…
“We also note that this project has an environmental justice impact for the community, because more than 85 percent of the impacted residents are Latino or African-American, according to recent census data,” the letter added. “Furthermore, air quality issues from the 110 Freeway already impact the local community. The income level of a majority of those living in the apartments along Redondo Beach Boulevard is below the median.”