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Controller video on HHH audit

City Clerk Investigates HHH Results

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

Unofficial Election Results

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council held a whole fiesta around our elections this year 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!
Vote June 8

Vote in HGNNC Elections

Come vote in our Elections Saturday, June 8, 10am-4pm at the 135th Street School Auditorium, 801 W. 135th Street, Gardena. We have 23 candidates vying for your vote!
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Accessory Dwelling Units Assault Single Family Zoning

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
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Town Halls Address SB50

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.
Light Pylons at LAX.

Improving Airport Security

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 LAX.
Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum

Come and meet the candidates running for the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council on April 23!! Ask questions and listen to what issues the candidates care about. Use our form to send us your questions by April 11, 8pm.

HGNNC Accepting Grant Requests

The Harbor Gateway Neighborhood Council is now accepting Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests until May 8. 
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HGNNC Opposes SB 50

We invite you to share your own strong opposition to SB 50 (Weiner) with State Senator Bradford and Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson and any other State legislators. Please comment by April 16 by 5 p.m. 
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HGNNC Weighs in on Community Plan

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Committee has been meeting for six months to carefully review zoning concerns by district, which were submitted to City Planning April 12
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Planning 101: Planning for the Environment

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).
United Way Homewalk

United Way Home Walk

Join United Way's Home For Good and Everyone In teams on Saturday, May 18 at Grand Park for our annual HomeWalk 5K family run/walk to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness. This year, there will be the usual fun of partner booths, food trucks and live music, with more onsite engagement and entertainment than…
The highest human act is to inspire

Nipsey Hussle was trying to buy back his ’hood

"The economic empowerment of buy back the block is something I've advocated our Board and stakeholders to consider," said HGNNC President Pamela Thornton.
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Join in the Autism 5K Walk / Run April 13

Please join us on April 13th at 8:30am as the Assemblymember along with Supervisor Hahn, Councilman Joe Buscaino, and Local District Superintendent Romero kick off the 5k run to bring awareness towards Autism.
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Free spay/neuter services for cats during April

"By spaying or neutering your cat or kitten, you are helping LA Animal Services get one step closer to reducing unwanted kitten births and helping LA Animal Services place more animals in homes of their own," said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager. "With our new print-at-home system, it's never been easier to spay…
Budget Advocates

Budget Advocates Issue White Paper

In addition to the White Paper, this year the Budget Advocates have also taken a close look at the long lasting impact of redlining on our city today.

Take the 105 Survey & Come to the Workshop

Metro and Caltrans are preparing preliminary engineering studies and an Environmental Document for the possible implementation of ExpressLanes along I-105 between Interstate 405 and Interstate 605.
Be The Change

Run for a Seat on Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council

Be the Change in Harbor Gateway! We are excited to welcome prospective members to run for a seat. Candidates should have a passion for making a difference in Harbor Gateway North. Register by March 26.
Dreamers

Rep. Barragán Co-Sponsors the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

This bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for eligible Dreamers who entered the U.S. under the age of 18 and who were continuously present in the U.S. for 4 years prior to the date of the bill’s enactment.
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A Win for the Homeless on Skid Row

City Council agreed to stop confiscating the precious belongings of those living on the streets. The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) issued its guidelines for the homeless. The guidelines state, in part, that, “We need to end our neighbors’ homelessness, not sweep it out of sight.”
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Harbor Gateway North Hosts One Community Fair

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council was proud to host the One Community Fair in partnership with the office of Councilmember Joe Buscaino on Saturday, February 23.
Cannabis Regulation

Concerned About Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries?

There will be a special meeting of the Cannabis Regulation Commission on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, inside City Hall at 200 North Spring Street. The highlight on the agenda is to discuss enforcement of unlicensed dispensaries. This is a major problem in HGNNC. You…
Harbor College

Free Education for Single Parents

If you are a single parent and want to pursue your College Education, Los Angeles Harbor College offers the CARE PROGRAM which offers FREE: Tuition, Books, Meals and Gas Cards!
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Men’s Central Jail to be Replaced With Mental Health Treatment Center

“Study after study has shown that punitive environments are counterproductive to mental health treatment. No amount of training will turn a Sheriff’s deputy into a mental health professional-- nor should it. We don’t need a new jail. What we need are mental health care facilities run by mental health professionals-- and that is what we…
One Community Fair

Join Us for Our Community Fair

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council, in partneship with the office of Councilmember Joe Buscaino, is hosting an informational fair on Sat. February 23 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Rosecrans Recreation Center, 840 W. 149th Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Keep LA Clean: Free Dump Available

Dump up to 500 pounds of trash or green waste for free! Help stop illegal dumping in Los Angeles

Enjoy the Pan African Film Festival this February

The festival will screen Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace concert at Directors Guild of America on Opening Night, February 7
Budget Advocates

Complete the City Services Survey Now

Volunteer as a Budget Advocate and have a say in shaping our City's budget.
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Has your DWP bill increased?

Summer 2018 was 17% hotter than 2017 and DWP rates increased resulting in an average bill increase of 12% in August and September.
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UTLA Strike Over

After significant revenue losses, the strike is over resulting in pay increases and investments in class size reduction, nurses, librarians and other services.
MLK Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Weekend

The L.A. South Chamber of Commerce “King Week Celebration” honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. This year, our theme is “Keeping the Dream Alive, A Day of Service”. Our mission is to Engage, Educate, Empower, and Inspire Hope to build a better community. ​ Our goal is to collaborate with
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Make a resolution that counts!

This year, make a resolution that counts! The 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will be the largest homeless census in the nation, and we need your help! Go to www.theycountwillyou.org and click "Sign Up" to volunteer with us.
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Grand Jury Must Probe City Hall Corruption

Coalition to Preserve LA, a citywide organization of several thousand residents who advocate for transparent government, filed on January 14, 2019 a request with the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury to open a wide-ranging investigation into corruption in L.A. City Hall’s land-development approval process.
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Get the ShakeAlertLA App

Getting a few seconds heads-up can make a big difference if you need to pull to the side of the road, get out of an elevator, or drop, cover, and hold on. Download the app now!
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105 Sustainability Project Underway

The overall goals include improving mobility, accessability & equity, safety, sustainability and keeping systems in good repair.
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Gardena Elementary Students Visit Public Works Commission

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council (HGNNC) teamed with Councilmember Joe Buscaino (Dist. 15) to sponsor 54 fifth grade students and two teachers from Gardena Elementary School for an educational site visit to City Hall on November 30, 2018. Students visited City Council Chambers, where the Councilman introduced them and took a group photo, then on

Buscaino calls for participation in solving homelessness

With 15,000 homeless students in Los Angeles and plans for increasing public housing developments and bridge homes, Councilmember Buscaino calls for an end to NIMBYism and participation by everyone in solving the problem of homelessness.
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Metro Launches Study for On Demand Transit

This is an opportunity to reimagine mobility on a small-scale, and we want you to help us design your ideal service for your community.

Safe Parking Plans Paused

The Daily Breeze reported on October 22, 2018 that the San Pedro Temple that was planning to host homeless overnight parking has paused their plans due to local demonstrators and complaints.
City Hall

Apply for Artist in Residence Program

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting proposals for its 2019-20 Artist in Residence (AIR) and City of LA (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship grants programs. Apply by October 26.

Working While Homeless

Among homeless adults with children, 27 percent said they were working either part or full time.

Ribbon Cut on Harbor-UCLA Medical Center KIDS Hub Clinic

The KIDS Hub provides services to children from birth through age 18 who involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

LA Launches First Bridge Home

September 5, 2018: It’s a big day for Los Angeles — we’re taking a major step forward in our City’s work to find homes for unsheltered Angelenos with the opening of A Bridge Home.

New Approaches to Finding the Lost

Anyone who has cared for a relative with Alzheimer's, autism, or dementia knows the fear of not knowing what might happen when you turn your back. 60% of individuals with Alzheimer’s and 49% of children with Autism will wander & go missing at some point in their lives.

Supportive and Low Income Housing Opens in Harbor Gateway

The week of August 10, 2018 Councilmember Buscaino helped open 160 units of supportive and low-incoming housing in his district for the formerly homeless. The El Segundo Apartments and 127th Street Apartments in Harbor Gateway will help take many individuals and families off our streets and out of their cars, giving them a fair shot…

Harbor Gateway Community Plan to be Updated

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Committee has started to review the Harbor Gateway Community Plan which was last updated in 1995. The Department of City Planning will be visiting the Harbor Gateway North area to discuss the Community Plan update process sometime in September. In the meantime, here is the

Homeless Solutions in Harbor Gateway

Update August 28, 2018: New Online Tool to Request Help for Your Homeless Neighbors There are plenty of people in L.A. County who come across individuals struggling with homelessness and don’t know how to get them help. LA-HOP is an innovative online tool that makes it easy for you to request help for people in

Check Out a Cooling Center Near You

Los Angeles communities are experiencing hotter days than average and air conditioning units are increasingly being installed. Check out the list of cooling centers to find one near you.

HGNNC Member Demonstrates Against Ghost Guns

Harbor Gateway Neighborhood Council, District 6 Representative Marvin Bell attended the event against gun violence held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the corner of Manchester and Vermont where hundreds of shoes lined the street of Vermont at Manchester. Each pair of shoes represented a life that was tragically taken as a result of gun…

HGNNC Board Member Larry Morrison Honored

Larry Morrison was honored for his role in personally adopting his neighborhood elementary school and volunteering there working with faculty to spend quality time with special needs young African American boys who have no father figure.

Operation Backpack

Those in middle school and high school can stop by to pick up a free backpack with school supplies on Sun. July 22 in the UEI College parking lot, 701 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.

Join us for Stakeholder Appreciation Day July 4

Join us 10am-3pm on July 4th at Wadsworth and 118th. Refreshments and community information. Meet your Neighborhood Council and neighbors!

Enjoy the Summer Concert Series at Helen Keller Park

Free family fun with Jazz, R&B, Latin Music and more on eight Fridays and Saturdays this summer. Bring your picnic and check it out!

HGNNC Retreat Builds Community Vision

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council held the 2018-2019 Board Retreat on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Guest speakers and presenters included Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Councilman Joe Buscaino and more.

HGNNC Helps Homeless Youth

On May 23 the HGNNC Ad Hoc Homeless Issues Committee assembled and distributed backpacks filled with toiletries to our five elementary schools for them to distribute to their homeless students.

Submit Funding Requests by 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.

Mayor Calls on Neighborhoods To Help End Homelessness

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,…

Participate in the California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study and receive a $20 gift card

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.

Harbor Gateway North Receives Clean Streets Award; Nominated for EmpowerLA Award

On Saturday, January 27, Harbor Gateway North received a Clean Streets LA award at City Hall. This is our second win.

Take the Electric Vehicle Survey

Please take a survey on electric vehicles to assist the Mayor's Office in transportation electrification.

Remembering Board Member Ramon Montoya

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council has received news that former Board Member, Ramon Montoya has passed away. We remember and are grateful for his service and share this news with you.

El Segundo Boulevard Apartments are accepting applications now until March 12

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.

LAPD Seeks Input on Video Policy & Police Chief

The LAPD issued their draft policy regarding releasing critical incident video, which calls for releasing the video within 45 days of the incident or sooner. You are invited to comment before March 13. Also, you can provide your input on the necessary qualities of our next Police Chief by March 23.

Harbor Gateway North Takes Position on Prologis Warehouse

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."

HGN Chair Honored as Unsung Hero

Assemblymember Mike A. Gispon honored Pamela Thornton of Harbor Gateway for her work on environmental, health, and economic disparities among people of color.

Not So Fast, Says The AQMD!

The AQMD issued a letter with findings of more traffic from the Prologis project than the EIR and recommends mitigation steps including the use of newer trucks.

Active Recycling Company Fire Safety Announcement, “Fire Safety Begins at Home”

Active Recycling announces its Fire Safety 2018 Campaign: bring in your (one only) Christmas Tree and dump it for Free. (no matter if you received it from Active Recycling Co, or not).

Will planned Harbor Gateway warehouse bring big traffic problems?

The Daily Breeze reports that residents are requesting a full environmental review of the proposed 406,422 square foot warehouse planned to operate around the clock.

Winter Wonderland Comes to Harbor Gateway

Harbor Gateway North was pleased to welcome Santa's sleigh on December 11, as part of the Winter Wonderland Celebration. The sleigh left the Southeast LAPD Division about 4pm and traveled south through our community distributing candy along the way.

Los Angeles City Section 8 Waiting List to Open October 18

The Section 8 waiting list for housing vouchers has been closed since 2004. The waiting list application will open on Monday October 16 at 6 a.m. and close on Sun. October 29 at 5 p.m. Applications must be received online and applicants must have an email address.

September is Civic Engagement Month

September is Civic Engagement Month in honor of the work of the Neighborhood Councils and of all the City’s public engagement efforts! Civic Engagement is about getting involved in your community. You are never too young or too old to get involved. Find out how!

HGNNC Sponsors Hands On Community Emergency Response Team Training

HGNNC proudly sponsored a CERT class and graduated 23 residents who are now better prepared to help our community in a disaster.

City Committee Decides It Is Not Safe To Build in the Shadow of the 110

City Land Use Committee unanimously votes against proposal. Vote still to go to City Council. Community and Board Members share concerns about proposed housing development for 110/91 interchange.

Prologis Proposal Positive for Harbor Gateway?

The jury is out on whether the proposed distribution facility for 747 W. Redondo Beach Blvd would be great for the neighborhood. We are awaiting the traffic study and environmental impact report.

Funding Requests Due June 30

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council requests that all funding requests for the 2017-2018 fiscal year be submitted by June 30 midnight via email

Public Comment Open for Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

City Council opened a 60 day public comment period June 8 on proposed ordinances regulating production and sale of commercial cannabis. Now is your chance to review the proposals and speak up about the production and sale of cannabis in your neighborhood.

Green Up Day

HGNNC Supported the May Green Up Day which cleaned up streets and alleys from 167th to Gardena between Hoover and Vermont. Also, trash was removed at Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, near Vermont Avenue and Artesia Blvd. In addition, vegetables were planted and garden boxes were stenciled on-campus.

HGNNC To Address Street Takeovers

HGNNC will meet on Tuesday, May 9th and will discuss and vote on official position and support needed to address public safety and Street Takeovers in the Harbor Gateway North Community.

Harbor Gateway North Sponsors Community Emergency Preparedness Classes

Firefighter Randall Opperman will help get you disaster ready in this free 7 week course.

Harbor Gateway North Celebrates Black History Month

We celebrated Black History month with a display of sculpture, photos and memorabilia and a presentation about the Selma March.

Latest News from Public Works

Check out the Spring 2017 Newsletter from Public Works.

LAPD Survey on Video Policy

Should video be made public after an officer-involved shooting? Share your opinion in a survey by May 7 or at a community meeting.

City Planning Issues Annual Report

For the first time the Department of City Planning has issued an annual report highlighting their major accomplishments in 2016.

Sign Up for Free Emergency Notices

NotifyLA is a free emergency alert system that sends you life-saving safety information during emergencies and disasters.

Get Your Speed Humps Here

Starting February, the LA Department of Transportation will begin accepting applications for the Speed Hump Program.

116th Street School Visits City Hall

75 fifth grade students from the 116th Street School visited Los Angeles City Hall on Fri. January 13, 2017 for a tour and introduction to how local government works. The trip was coordinated by HGNNC Youth Representative Richard Lee. HGNNC District 8 Representative Larry Morrison helped with trip supervision. Councilmember Buscaino’s office arranged for the

Commission Approved LADWP Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Board of Commissioners on January 17, 2017 approved a “customer bill of rights” backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and criticized by some leaders from neighborhood councils, but also moved to open up public comment and revisit the bill of rights in about 90

HGN President Celebrates Women in Leadership with Mayor

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council President Pamela Thornton was honored to celebrate women in leadership on Neighborhood Councils at the Getty House with Mayor Garcetti.

Councilmember Buscaino Addresses Harbor Gateway North

During our October 2016 meeting Councilmember Buscaino gave an update to our stakeholders. He spoke about the new sidewalk repair program and how residents can speed up repairs by paying for half of the repair. More information about sidewalk repair is here. If you need to remove a city tree, it must be replaced with two

Harbor Gateway Takes the CleanStreets LA Challenge

Members of the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Neighborhood Council came together in partnership with the community to take on the #CleanStreetsLA challenge and clean up the neighborhood in October 2016.

Mayor Kicks Off Homeless Housing Bond HHH Campaign

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

Come by for Coffee with Joe!

  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

District 7 Clean Up Day along 116th Place and 118th Street – Saturday December 5

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

Harvest Health Fair at the 135th Street School on Saturday October 24

  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

Register to Vote in Our Elections

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!

Harbor Gateway North NC Honored by City

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council was honored by the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners September 2015 for excellence in empowering the community.

The City of Los Angeles is preparing zoning ordinances to protect residents from “fracking”

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.

Join the Sat. November 8 Emergency Preparedness Day survey from 10 am to 1 pm

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

The South L.A. and Southeast L.A. Community Plans are being updated

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!

Our Fifth Biennial Health Fair was a success!

On Saturday April 13, 2013 the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council held its fifth biennial Health Fair at the 118th Street School. Principal Ra’Daniel McCoy was very helpful in supporting our efforts and helping to notify the parents and surrounding community of this free event.
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