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The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a series of seven CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes at the 135th Street School Auditorium. The classes begin on Wed. October 30 at 6:30 pm and are free of charge. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Those completing the seven sessions will receive a certificate of completion and a basic emergency kit from the Fire Department.

Classes cover how to suppress small fires, basic first aid, evacuation tactics and how to collaborate with City agencies, search and rescue tactics, and how to communicate, including use of radios.

Register here

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.

Reserve Your Seats Today

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email us at info@harborgatewaynorth.org

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.

Sign up via email info@harborgatewaynorth.org

 

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

Sign up early – class space is limited!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congress-of-neighborhoods-2019-tickets-65283511741

 

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 info@harborgatewaynorth.org  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 davidmatthews@harborgatewaynorth.org 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.

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Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council held a whole fiesta around our elections this year on June 8, 2019 to encourage people to come out and vote. Voters were invited to enjoy free tacos, document shredding and more. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to the winners! Below are the UNOFFICIAL elections results. Official results are due by June 30.

Chairperson

  • David Matthews

Vice Chairperson

  • Franz Rodriguez

Recording Secretary

  • Rosalie Preston

Treasurer

  • La Juana Mitchell

At Large

  • Eva L. Cooper-Pace

Community Organization

  • Shobie Qazi

District 2

  • Joan Jacobs

District 3

  • Reynaldo “Rey” Paduani

District 4

  • Betty Hawkins

District 5

  • Llewyn D. Fowlkes

District 6

  • Jackie Jackson

District 7

  • Vanessa Johnson

District 8

  • Angela Marie Springs

Outreach/Communications

  • Janet D. Mitchell

Youth Advocate

  • Viridiana Yahuaca

Youth Representative

  • Anahi V. Gomez

Unofficial Election Results

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Vote June 8

Come vote in our Elections Saturday, June 8, 10am-4pm at the 135th Street School Auditorium, 801 W. 135th Street, Gardena.

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Certified Candidate List

Candidate Photos and Statements

HGNNC 2019 Candidates

HGNNC 2019 Candidates in Spanish

Chairperson

  • Mark L. Lupfer
  • David Matthews

Vice Chairperson

  • Franz Rodriguez

Recording Secretary

  • Rosalie Preston

Treasurer

  • La Juana Mitchell

At Large

  • Leeza Brazier
  • Eva L. Cooper-Pace
  • Richard Lee
  • Tene Kishan

Community Organization

  • Shobie Qazi
  • Larry J. Morrison

District 2

  • Joan Jacobs

District 3

  • Reynaldo “Rey” Paduani

District 4

  • Betty Hawkins

District 5

  • Llewyn D. Fowlkes

District 6

  • Marvin Bell
  • Jackie Jackson
  • Mike Okereke

District 7

  • Vanessa Johnson

District 8

  • Angela Marie Springs

Outreach/Communications

  • Janet D. Mitchell

Youth Advocate

  • Viridiana Yahuaca

Youth Representative

  • Anahi V. Gomez

Who can vote?

Stakeholders 17 or older can vote for candidates in their area. For example if you are a resident of District 2 you can vote for the candidates in District 2, the officers and other non district seats. You do not have to be a citizen to vote and you do not need to register online ahead of time.

Boundaries

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The ADU Bills nearly universally represent incremental assaults on single family zoning and historic districts and HPOZs.

THE ADU BILLS: I think there are too many to just say no so on balance, I would support the lone Senate bill SB 13 (Wieckowski)

***Of Most Concern: AB 587 (Friedman) and AB 670 (Friedman) both assigned to Senator Wiener’s Housing Committee and already set for hearing on June 4, 2019. If passed by housing committee, AB 587 goes to Senate Governance & Finance. AB 670 is also set for hearing on June 4, 2019 and already was extensively amended in the Senate Housing Committee to make it even worse (from my perspective) so it will likely pass to the Judiciary Committee. PLEASE NOTE: NO HISTORIC PROTECTION UNLESS ON STATE REGISTER. SACRAMENTO SHOULD NOT BE SUBDIVIDING ALL SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING BY STATE FIAT, INCLUDING IN PLANNED COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITIONS ARE. OPPOSE.
+AB 587 permits the an ADU to be severed from the primary residence for sale with a lot of niceties around it about how it is just an enabling ordinance that permits local jurisdictions to enact an ordinance permitting the separate sale if built by a nonprofit, only applies to recorded covenanted affordable housing, etc. But this is what has been happening with land use legislation. A fundamental concepts creeps into law in year 1 with all kinds of conditions that make the medicine go down (SB 35 anyone?) and then the very next year or the year after, a bill is introduced to alter or erode those conditions.
+AB 670 invalidates all covenants, deed restrictions or any other provisions in planned communities or other common interest developments that would “effectively prohibit” or “unreasonably restrict the construction or use” of an ADU or a junior ADU on a single family zoned lot. The “effectively” and the unreasonable restriction language was added BY THE SENATE HOUSING COMMITTEE chaired by Senator Wiener. When the bill clears the Housing Committee on June 4th, it is then referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Call your Senators and those on the Housing and Judiciary Committees, please get your opposition in by submitting on the website no later than this Thursday May 30th if possible. Link: https://shou.senate.ca.gov/ If you support SB 13, please couple your opposition to these bills with your support for SB 13.
Senate Housing Committee Members: Senate Governance & Finance Members:
Senator Scott D. Wiener (Chair) Senator Mike McGuire (Chair)
Senator Mike Morrell (Vice Chair) Senator John M.W. Moorlach (Vice Chair)
Senator Patricia C. Bates Senator Jim Beall
Senator Anna M. Caballero Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Senator Maria Elena Durazo Senator Melissa Hurtado
Senator Mike McGuire Senator Jim Nielsen
Senator John M. W. Moorlach Senator Scott D. Wiener
Senator Richard D. Roth
Senator Nancy Skinner
Senator Thomas J. Umberg
Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Chair)
Senator Andreas Borgeas (Vice Chair)
Senator Benjamin Allen
Senator Anna M. Caballero
Senator Brian W. Jones
Senator Bill Monning
Senator Henry I. Stern
Senator Thomas J. Umberg
Senator Bob Wieckowski

+AB 68 (Ting) (OPPOSE)(STATUS: REFERRED TO SENATE. Not yet assigned to Committee). The assault on single family zoning continues. AB 68:
Establishes a STATEWIDE “by right” 60 day approval process (no notice, no protections locally):

On single family lots, creation of 2 units within house footprint OR construction of one detached ADU PLUS a junior ADU, effectively turning every single family parcel in the State into triplex zoning.
On multifamily lots (including duplex zoning), permits multiple ADUs within an existing single-family home (no limits on density) OR 2 detached ADUs.

STATE WIDE, this removes any minimum lot size, maximum ADU size below 800 square feet and 16 feet in height (and the legislature has already demonstrated how willing it is to go back and revisit any limits year over year), require parking, setbacks greater than four feet,
changes local ordinances RETROACTIVELY to January 1, 2017 and removes all “discretionary processes, provisions, or requirements for those units” other than for places listed in the state Register of Historic Places. Thus, this eliminates all local designations including HPOZ Boards.

+AB 69 (Ting) (Oppose but not as much as some others.) )(STATUS: REFERRED TO SENATE.)
Requires the State Department of Housing and Community Development to have the California Building Standards Commission develop standards for micro units — accessory dwelling units and homes smaller than 800 square feet.

+AB 671 (Friedman)(Status: REFERRED TO SENATE. Oppose but not as much as others). Requires local agencies to include a plan that incentivizes and promotes the creation of ADUs that can be offered for rent for very low-, low- and moderate-income households in their housing elements.

+AB 881 (Bloom)(STATUS: In Senate, referred to Housing and Governance & Finance Committees)(OPPOSE) Eliminates ability of local jurisdiction to mandate that an applicant
for an ADU permit be an owner-occupant. Deletes language that permitted consideration of criteria and impact other than “adequacy of water and sewer services and the impact of accessory dwelling units on traffic flow and public safety.” That eliminates historic designation including HPOZ, trash collection, and other important criteria.

+SB 13 (Wieckowski) (SUPPORT) Prohibits minimum square feet that would rule out efficiency units and prohibits requiring replacement parking but maintains local jurisdictions’ ability to define height, setback, lot coverage, parking and size of an ADU related to a specified amount of total floor area. Perhaps most importantly, SB 13 allows a local agency to count an ADU for purposes of identifying adequate sites for housing and meeting housing goals. STATUS: REFERRED TO THE ASSEMBLY. Not yet assigned to Committees.

Dead bills (The pattern seems to be that ENABLING or FINANCING BILLS for local authorities to act never got out of Committee while the top down Sacramento mandates to all were pushed forward):
AB 1585 (Boerner/Horvath) Never made it out of a Committee in Assembly.
AB 1074 (Diep) Construction Bond Act of 2020. Never made it out of a Committee in Assembly.
AB 1239 (Cunningham) Never made it out of a Committee in Assembly. Pending in Assembly Housing Committee.
SB 15 (Portantino): Held in Appropriations Committee in Senate (which he chairs).

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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