Weekly Newsletter - April 20, 2019
HHPNC Executive Committee Meeting
HHPNC Executive Committee Meeting - Thursday, April 25th. 7:00pm

Starbucks Coffee Shop
6240 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

President's Message
Greetings Highland Park!

I trust that you are all well and safe in this month of April that thus far is filled with sunshine and the rebirth of so many colorful flowers and butterflies.  I want to begin with positivity because this is a bitter sweet moment for HHPNC. Much to my chagrin, this will be my last HHPNC president’s message. The time has come for me and the majority of the HHPNC board to bid you adieu as a new board and president are sworn in on May 2 nd .

On April 13 th , over 125 Highland Park stakeholders voted to elect 18 board members, who now compose HHPNC, which operates as a city government body on issues concerning the community of Highland Park, including city governance and services. Neighborhood councils cannot fulfill their purpose unless there is participation and involvement of all stakeholders, namely the community. The Highland Park community is composed of an array of Angelenos from all walks of life with diverse cultures, perspectives, demands and needs. Eighteen board members cannot do it alone, they need your active participation and voice.  Here is a link to the unofficial voting results of the newly elected HHPNC board members, who will be certified by April 23 rd once results become official. READ FULL MESSAGE
Did You Know?
Plastic Straws Are Only Available By Request in LA, Beginning On Earth Day

The City adopted a plastic Straws-on-Request Ordinance to reduce use of disposable plastic straws, in order to reduce plastics pollution. It goes into effect on Earth Day, April 22nd. Read more about the new ordinance and what it will accomplish.

Carnival thru Sunday, April 21st
Walking Tour - April 27th
Today and Tomorrow - Pet Adoption Special
LA Animal Services and The Pet Care Foundation to Host Chi-Pitty-Kitty this Saturday and Sunday!
This Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st, you can find a new furry family member to bring home! The Pet Care Foundation is making it easier to adopt a new pet this weekend with the return of the Chi-Pitty-Kitty event. Dog and cat adoptions will be reduced during the Chi-Pitty-Kitty event at all six LA City Animal Services Centers. More Details
More Upcoming Events
Planning 101 Trainings
Learn about the policies and regulations that guide the Department’s environmental analysis, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

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Free Spay/Neuter Services for Cats During April!
LA Animal Services is offering free pet cat Spay/Neuter Certificates to all LA City residents from April 1 - April 30

During April, LA Animal Services will be offering free Cat Spay/Neuter Certificates to all LA City residents (three pet cats per household), regardless of income, to encourage our community to get their cats spayed or neutered before they have unwanted litters. 

Kitten season is starting early again this year and LA Animal Services is seeing an increase in cat and kitten impounds citywide. By taking advantage of these Free Spay/Neuter Certificates, you can help prevent unwanted kitten births. To get your Free Certificate immediately, visit the nearest LA City Animal Services Center, or apply online for a print-at-home Free Certificate at  https://www.lacityvet.com/onlinevoucher/

"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 or neuter your pet!"

This program is available for residents of the City of Los Angeles who are 18 years of age or older. Each household is eligible for Free Spay/Neuter Certificates for up to three cats. Free spay or neuter surgeries are for companion cats only, and stray animals are excluded. Once a Free Certificate is received, it must be redeemed at a participating veterinary hospital within 10 days of issuance.

To learn more about how to apply for a Free Spay/Neuter Certificate and to find participating veterinary hospitals, spay/neuter clinics and mobile spay/neuter clinics in your area, please visit:  http://www.laanimalservices.com/general-information/spay-neuter/
To locate your nearest services center, visit:  http://www.laanimalservices.com/shelter-locator/
Library Events - April 2019
Calendar Below:
We Rise Poetry Contest
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