Upcoming Virtual Meetings
Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 5:30 pm

Joint Coastal, Central and Northwest SPNC Environment & Sustainability Committees Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 6:00 pm

NWSPNC Budget & Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Cancelled Joint Coastal, Central and Northwest SPNC Environment & Sustainability Committees Meeting
This meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:00pm has been cancelled.
The developer who was scheduled to present has informed us that they are not ready and asked to present at a later time. The next Joint Committee Meeting will be Wed Oct. 14.

Youth Board Seat Applications Now Being Accepted
LADWP Prepares for Intense
Labor Day Weekend Heat Storm

LOS ANGELES (September 3, 2020)–In advance of an intense and potentially record-breaking heat wave set to hit Southern California and Los Angeles this Labor Day weekend, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) crews have been busy preparing for the heat storm and are ready to respond to any power outages that occur. LADWP is also urging all customers to conserve energy this weekend in response to a FlexAlert issued by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) earlier today.

Simple steps Angelenos can take like setting air conditioning to 78 degrees and using heavy appliances late at night can help reduce strain on power distribution equipment and prevent localized power outages, which result when extreme heat and demand for electricity overheats equipment.  READ MORE
County of LA Updates
Be in the Know Before Visiting LA County Beaches!
If you're heading to the beach to cool off during the holiday weekend, be in the know! Help us "beach responsibly", so we can keep LA County safe and open. To help us get there, we bring you our "Beach Rules":
  1. Bring your own mask (#BYOM) & wear it when out of the water 😷
  2. Keep a 6+ ft physical distance from others outside your household 📏
  3. No gatherings or events 
  4. Remember, dogs are not allowed on any beach operated by the LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors. We love our furry friends, but they don't belong at the beach! 
  5. Bonfires are illegal on LA County beaches. Keep fellow beachgoers & local marine life safe by saying NO to flames on the beach. Bonfires, firepits and personal grills are not allowed on any beach or in any beach parking lot. 🔥
  6. Pack In, Pack Out to help keep LA County beaches pollution-free. Bring your own bag, fill it with all your trash, and take it with you when leaving the beach. 🗑️
  7. Stay home if you or someone in your household is sick. 🤒 
  8. Follow the rules so the beaches can stay open. 😊

To see all there is to know about LA County beaches, including what's allowed, open, closed, or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.

More COVID-19 information and resources are available at covid19.lacounty.gov.

Resources: Equity, Social Justice, and Engagement
LA County values diversity and believes equity, respect and justice are central to the character of who we are, to the health of our democracy and to the well-being of our world. To help students process the unsettling emotions they may be experiencing during current civic demonstrations, we offer teachers resources that may enable students to take positive action toward justice and reform.

Click here to access LA County Office of Education (LACOE) resources on equity, social justice, and engagement.

City of L.A. Updates
Eviction Protections for residential renters in City of LA
Residential renters in the City of LA: you cannot be evicted right now, if you can’t pay your rent due to illness, loss of work, or other COVID-related circumstances.

As of September 1, that will not change.  READ MORE

New Round of City Speed Humps

Mark your calendars! Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 a.m., LADOT will initiate a new round of the city speed hump application cycle. Residents may petition the department for the construction of speed humps at new locations provided that certain criteria are met. The filing window, which occurs biannually, will continue until the set threshold for requests is met.

Details may be found on the LADOT speed hump request page.

Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly after the application opens due to high demand.
LADOT Survey
Through a partnership between LANI and LADOT, the Stress-Free Connections campaign was launched last fall. The goal is to increase safe connections and easier crossings on neighborhood streets in order to make getting around easier for more Angelenos.

Safer neighborhood connections will help people get where they most want to go, while avoiding busier, more stressful streets. Our neighborhood streets can be a great asset in supporting all kinds of ways to get around without the need to drive.

Supporting neighborhood connections can both improve health and calm traffic on neighborhood streets. But many neighborhoods are not well connected and busy streets can be difficult to cross. These conditions create stressful situations for people as they try to go between their homes, offices, schools, and other destinations without the need to always drive.

LANI & LADOT want to hear from you and your neighbors! Please feel free to share the survey link online, or forward this newsletter to a friend. Together, we can foster more “stress-free” connections in our communities. 
Update from LA Planning Dept.
In the first half of 2020, we experienced profound changes to our daily lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered where we work and how we learn; how we access basic needs, such as quality health care and testing; and most importantly, how critical it is to have a place of shelter. READ MORE
Join StreetsLA
Get Involved in Urban Forestry Community Action!
Join StreetsLA, the Department of Recreation and Parks, LA Sanitation & Environment, & City Plants for a day of urban forestry community action. Kick off the fall tree planting season, learn about the city’s tree inventory and urban forestry programs, and walk away with powerful tools to green your neighborhood. Help grow a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future for your community. For more information, click here.

English Event:
Tuesday, September 22, 10 AM - 12:30 PM RSVP here 
*The maximum Zoom capacity is 500 participants. If registration is full, tune in via Youtube livestream 

En Español  
Miércoles, 23 de Septiembre, 10 AM - 12:30 PM  SRC aqui
*La capacidad de zoom máxima es de 500 participantes. Si está llena, sintonice a través de Youtube en directo.

Virtual Event
Have you taken the census yet? Due to the Covid crisis, the deadline has been extended, and you can quickly do it online here: TAKE THE CENSUS  -- Safe, easy, and secure!

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Continue to support local San Pedro businesses!