COVID-19 CASES IN SAN PEDRO
as of 8:00pm, July 29th
CASES 844; DEATHS 23
(number includes San Pedro and unincorporated area of La Rambla; number does not include cases at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution).  
Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Upcoming Virtual Meetings
NWSPNC Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, August 3, 2020, 5:30pm
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

NWSPNC Youth & Outreach Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 6:00pm
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

NWSPNC Budget & Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 5:00pm
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM



NWSPNC Seeking Applicants to fill
Vacant Board Seats
Joining your local Neighborhood Council offers a great opportunity to have your voice heard and to become involved in helping determine the future of your community!

Deadline to apply is August 4, 2020
COUNTY UPDATES
County to Issue Childcare Vouchers
LA County today announced that $15 million in CARES Act funding has been allocated for child care vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the County.

This allocation translates to three months of child care for 5,000 families.
The DPH Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education will lead the funding distribution in partnership with the Los Angeles County Early Childhood Education COVID-19 Response Team - created in March to support essential workers, such as healthcare workers and first responders.

Families seeking early care and education services may access vouchers by calling 888-92-CHILD (888-922-4453). Income eligibility for these vouchers are set by the state.

For more updates read the full update here.



LA County Asks State to Support Quality Learning for All County Youth
LA County's Board of Supervisors recently asked Governor Gavin Newsom and CA's Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond for resources that ensure a quality, distance learning experience for all County youth. To assist County families make it through COVID-19's difficult school closures, including the worsening digital divide, LA County has requested consistent & equitable:
  1. educational requirements;
  2. access to computer equipment, tablets, and Wi-Fi;
  3. community resource centers for children and youth who need a safe place to learn;
  4. plans for students whose distance learning can be compromised; and
  5. resources to keep childcare centers operating.
Read Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger's  press release  for more on this request.
City of Los Angeles - Hire LA's Youth Program
City Planning Updates
Home Sharing Program
Two years have passed since the Los Angeles City Council adopted the  Home-Sharing Program , and one year since the City began to enforce this new program. A program which today has established a regulatory framework to allow short-term rentals only in one’s primary residence. READ MORE
Mello Act Ordinance
On July 8, City Planning facilitated a virtual presentation to an audience of 200 on the proposed Mello Act Ordinance, which aims to preserve and expand the number of affordable units in the coastal neighborhoods of Venice, Pacific Palisades, Del Rey, Playa del Rey, Wilmington, and San Pedro.

Since 2000, Los Angeles has had in place interim administrative procedures for complying with the Mello Act. In an effort to make these regulations permanent, the Department has drafted an ordinance that would increase the contribution of affordable housing within the coastal neighborhoods of Los Angeles in instances where new development is being proposed.

At the information session and public hearing, City Planning was able to share details of the City's proposed draft Mello Act Ordinance and obtain comments from the public. The comments received will be incorporated into the staff recommendation report that will be presented to the City Planning Commission at a future meeting, along with an updated ordinance.

Revised Fact Sheet:   English  |  Spanish
Public Hearing Presentation:   English  |  Spanish
LA Fire Dept. South Bureau Newsletter
DMV GIVES 1-YEAR EXTENSION TO SENIOR DRIVERS WITH EXPIRING LICENSES
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is providing an automatic one-year extension to Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver license with an expiration date between March 1 and December 31, 2020. This action delays the requirement for this population to visit a DMV office during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
San Pedro Meals on Wheels
Enjoy these Virtual Events
San Pedro Waterfront Arts District presents

Armchair ArtsWalk Tour on
FirstThursday, August 6th, 6:00pm
Celebrating Charles Bukowski’s 100 th  Birthday
 
The public is invited to join us on Zoom, by registering for a free ticket on Eventbrite:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/armchair-artwalk-tour-tickets-105300793508 , where you can see all of the Armchair ArtWalks for 2020 and register for a one-hour virtual, interactive tour with some amazing artists. We will also be live streaming on our Facebook site.
Fun for Kids Grades 4-5
Naming Contest - Clearwater Project
See the rate of response in your neighborhood by visiting   this map  .
While you are staying safer at home, please take a few minutes to complete the Census at   http://my2020census.gov  or by calling 844-330-2020.

Here is a   quick guide   to the 2020 Census. Be prepared! Please review the   checklist   to know what information you will need to complete the questionnaire easily. 
If you have more questions, please visit our   FAQ   page or call the U.S. Census Bureau at (213) 314-6502  .
A Message from LA Animal Services
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