REMINDER:
Set Your Clocks to Spring Forward This Weekend.
Upcoming NWSPNC Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings & Events

  • NWSPNC Sustainability Committee Meeting - March 18, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • NWSPNC Community Issues Committee Meeting - March 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
  • NWSPNC Public Safety Committee Meeting - March 25, 2021 - 5:30pm



VISIT WEBSITE FOR AGENDAS AND ZOOM DETAILS
Interested in Running for a Neighborhood Council Board Seat? Candidate Filing deadline March 30th
There are 16 board seats up for election in for the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council. Now is the time to register as a candidate. The application period is open and closes on March 30, 2021. 
Visit our Election web page for all the details.

NWSPNC Website Update
What's New on the Northwest San Pedro NC Website? A link to Resources for Tenants and Landlords. Check it out here:
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News from the Controller
A Boost to L.A.'s Finances
On March 11th President Joe Biden signed the historic American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act into law, providing many people in Los Angeles and across the United States with financial assistance to help them get by. It also offers relief to cities, counties and state governments, including the City of Los Angeles, which will receive at least $1.35 billion in the coming months. These funds will enable the City to transform a very dire financial situation into a much better one, maintain vital neighborhood services and help jumpstart the local economy. READ MORE in the Controllers March 11th Newsletter
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
Announcement from the Mayor
Mayor Garcetti's VAXFACTS - Weekley Update
Every day, there are more signs of progress in our battle against COVID-19.

We’re administering more vaccines across Los Angeles, including through mobile clinics in L.A.’s hardest-hit areas. This week, the City began deploying the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine alongside the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines –– and vaccination appointments are still open at City-run sites.

At the same time, more people are becoming eligible for vaccination. Today, the County opened up vaccinations to many janitorial and custodial workers and public transit workers –– and next Monday, March 15th, people with certain disabilities and underlying conditions will become eligible too. 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.


DEADLINE:
Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2021.
Final Days to Take the Plan to House LA Survey
Thank you to everyone who has already taken the Plan to Housing LA Survey! 
We have collected input from over 1,100 Angelenos, and with your help we hope to reach many more before the survey closes on March 15th. 

The survey aims to gather input on the key concepts that will guide the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update. This is your opportunity to share your experiences with housing in Los Angeles and provide feedback on the draft concepts and strategies you’d like to see the City pursue in order to meet the City’s housing needs. 

Please take the survey using the link below if you haven’t already done so, and share this email with friends and neighbors.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10 to $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

A household is eligible if one member of the household: 
  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program. 
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year. 
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year. 
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers. 
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program. 

Concerned about community air quality?
Community members interested in joining the AB 617 Community Steering Committee should complete an Interest Form. Please submit your completed form to: AB617@aqmd.gov by March 26, 2021.

Application Interest Form: The purpose of the community steering committee is to support active community involvement and collaboration in the AB 617 implementation process by providing a forum for identifying air pollution issues in the community and potential solutions. Committee members will be responsible for discussing a variety of topics including but not limited to:

• Community concerns about emission sources to develop a shared understanding of the community’s air pollution challenge;
• Proposed strategies for the community air monitoring and emissions reduction programs;
• Approaches for additional community outreach; and
• Attend regularly scheduled meetings.
Volunteer Opportunity
21ST ANNUAL SBCCOG GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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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