Upcoming NWSPNC Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings & Events

  • NWSPNC Monthly Board & Stakeholder Meeting - March 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • Joint Planning & Land Use Committee Meeting - March 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • NWSPNC Community Issues Committee Meeting - March 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
  • NWSPNC Public Safety Committee Meeting - March 25, 2021 - 5:30pm

Port of Los Angeles to Host Virtual
Clean Truck Program Update on March 17th
The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) will host a Clean Truck Program 2021 Concession Agreement Update on Wednesday, March 17, at 9 a.m. via Zoom.

POLA currently has concession agreements with approximately 1,100 Licensed Motor Carriers (LMCs), which must be replaced before they expire on September 30, 2021. READ MORE
Learn About West Basin's Water Supply Diversity
5:30 P.M. | March 10
Next Wednesday evening at 5:30 P.M., West Basin will be hosting a Know Your H2o webinar on Water Supply Diversity. Attendees will learn about West Basin’s approach to water supply reliability in an ever-changing water reality. 

LA Waterfront Town Square and Promenade on
Schedule for Completion this Summer
Progress continues on the San Pedro Town Square and Promenade project, a $36 million development on the LA Waterfront funded by the Port of Los Angeles that will create a new central gathering space, as well as a promenade connecting attractions and points of interest along the harbor’s Main Channel.

The project is on track and on budget, with completion expected by the end of July 2021.

Update on Road Close on North Gaffey
due to Clearwater Project
On March 2nd the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Public Works approved the weekend closure of Gaffey Street for the Clearwater Project. They are now waiting for Caltrans to approve one of the detour routes (Western Avenue), which can take 30 days.

The Senior Engineer from LACSD will advise when the weekend closure will start and we will post the information on our website once it is received.

$1 Million in Funding up for Grabs. Deadline 4-2-21
Last month, MyLA2050 kicked off an annual search for the most impactful ideas to make LA a better place to live, learn, play, create, and connect. Today, with $1 million in funding up for grabs and just four weeks left to submit, they are sharing their top five tips for a successful My LA2050 application.
Metro's Fareless System Initiative
Metro is studying how they could eliminate fares on buses and trains and they want to hear from you!  

The Fareless System Initiative study is underway and a leading concept has emerged – an 18 month fareless pilot program that would provide free rides on Metro buses and rail service for low-income riders starting in January 2022 and K-12 students starting in August 2022. The pilot would be set to end on June 30, 2023. Metro invites you to learn more about this concept and provide feedback.    

The Fareless System Initiative project team will present at the five local Service Council meetings in March. Metro’s local Service Councils advise on planning and implementation of Metro services in five geographic regions, but the presentation will be the same and you can attend any of the meetings, regardless of where you live. These meetings will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide input. Below you can find details of the upcoming meetings. 

All agendas will be posted here and you can access all the meetings here. 

The South Bay Service Council Meeting is on Friday, March 12th at 9:30am. If you have any questions about these meetings or about the Fareless System Initiative, please email fareless@metro.net  

Port of Los Angeles 2021-22
Community Investment Grant Program
The Port of Los Angeles has opened the application process for its annual 2021-22 Community Investment Grant Program. Each year since 2013, the program has provided up to $1 million in non-taxpayer funded grants to local nonprofit organizations in support of events, programs and projects that benefit the Los Angeles Harbor community. READ MORE HERE
Caltrans Western Avenue Bicycle Pedestrian Improvement Project Presentation
Caltrans Western Avenue Bicycle Pedestrian Improvement Project Presentation March 8

On March 8, the Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Safety Committee will hear a presentation from Caltrans regarding the proposed Bicycle Pedestrian Improvement Project along Western Avenue, which primarily consists of pedestrian improvements and bicycle lanes.

The virtual meeting will take place at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Please note that the meeting will not be livestreamed or televised, but a recording will be available at rpvca.gov/agendas.

To watch the meeting live and/or participate in public comment, please complete the participation form at rpvca.gov/participate for a Zoom invite.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 310-544-5252 or publicworks@rpvca.gov.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157, adarequests@rpvca.gov, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.

2020 LA River Master Plan Draft PEIR Comment Period Extended to April 2, 2021
The comment period has been extended to April 2, 2021
The Draft PEIR and Notice of Availability, can be found at pw.lacounty.gov/go/larmpceqa.

In accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), comments on the Draft PEIR should be submitted by April 2, 2021, the end of the 60-day comment period, and all written comments will be responded to and included in the Final PEIR. Please send your written comments to the address or email address shown below. For emails, please write “2020 LA River Master Plan Draft PEIR Comments” in the subject line, and include a return address or email address with a contact name with your comments:
Grace Komjakraphan-Tek  
Los Angeles County Public Works, Stormwater Quality Division  
900 South Fremont Avenue, 11th Floor  
Alhambra, CA 91803 
For any questions, please reach out to us at LARiverCEQA@pw.lacounty.gov or at 833-993-1739. 
LA County Hero Pay: Find Out If You Qualify
On Tuesday, February 23, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a Hero Pay ordinance for qualified grocery and drug store workers in the unincorporated areas of LA County. 
This temporary ordinance would require large grocery retail and drug retail stores to pay their employees no less than $5-per-hour hazard pay in addition to the employee’s base wage.

Mayor Garcetti's VAXFACTS - Weekley Update
On March 4, the Mayor announced several important updates to the vaccination effort in Los Angeles –– including the deployment of vaccination teams directly to homebound Angelenos and a partnership with Uber to provide free rides for South L.A. residents to the new USC vaccination site opening on Tuesday, March 9th.  READ MORE

Neighborhood Purpose Grants
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce grant applications for programs with an emphasis on COVID-19 Assistance and Relief are now being accepted. Click on this link for application requirements.

Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2021.
Interested in Running for a Neighborhood Council Board Seat? Candidate Filing opened Feb. 13th

Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Sessions
Virtual Workshop: Tenants & Property Owners
Volunteer Opportunity
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
This FREE event is for elected officials, city staff, city commissioners, community and business leaders, and the general public. Register today at https://sbccog.swoogo.com/home

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments' General Assembly is an opportunity for our local thought leaders and residents to gather and engage in a dynamic dialogue to advance our goals as a sub-region.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has underscored how one change impacts many others.
This year we will examine how understanding the interrelationships of the issues we mutually face is critical to our success. Panelists representing state/local government and private/public sectors will explore new ideas, solutions and perspectives, and discuss how other regions have responded to similar circumstances.

FEATURING TED-LIKE TALKS ON Transportation • Housing • Public Safety • Public Health • Homelessness Environment • Economic Development • Technology AND Panels Exploring the Intersections Between State and Local Governments • Private and Public Sectors
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