Upcoming NWSPNC Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings & Events

  • NWSPNC Executive Committee Meeting - Monday, February 1, 2021 - 5:30pm
  • NWSPNC Youth & Outreach Committee Meeting - Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • NWSPNC Bylaws and Elections Committee Meeting - Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 8:45am
  • NWSPNC Budget and Finance Committee Meeting - Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 5:30pm
  • Harbor Alliance of NC's (HANC) Meeting - Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:30pm.
  • Public Scoping Meeting Re: Rancho San Pedro Project - Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 10:00am
  • NWSPNC Monthly Board & Stakeholder Meeting - Monday, February 8, 2021 - 6:00pm

Our February 2020 Newsletter Hot off the Press!
Tenant Relief Act Update
On Friday, the Governor signed SB 91, which extends tenant eviction and homeowner protections under AB 3088 until June 30th, 2021, and creates a program – in partnership with federal, state, and local governments – to provide rental assistance to tenants and landlords to address unpaid rental debt. Click here for more details.

By Donna Littlejohn, Daily Breeze

This week’s news that outdoor dining again would open again provided a shot of optimism for restaurants across Long Beach and the South Bay.

Several celebrated by hiring back staff members who’d been laid off late last year when the coronavirus numbers began to surge, leading the state to enact a regional stay-at-home order that shuttered all in-person dining throughout Southern California.

The December ban led to an outcry among many restaurant owners — including a few scofflaws — who argued that not only didn’t closing them down put them at risk of going out of business permanently, but also hurt the region economically. . . 

In San Pedro, efforts have been underway for months to add seven more permanent outdoor dining platforms. Ten restaurants already received platforms last year under a temporary program for alfresco outdoor dining promoted by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

When San Pedro emerges from the pandemic, Buscaino said, it will be “with as many as 17 local restaurants offering outdoor dining within a five-minute walk from each other.”
Interested in Running for a Neighborhood Council Board Seat? Candidate Filing opens Feb. 13th

Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Sessions
North Gaffey Road Closure
due to Clearwater Project
The Sanitation Department plans on closing Gaffey Street between Anaheim Street and Westmont Drive (north of Home Depot) on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 7 pm for 5 weeks. Closure dates will be posted on our website once dates are available. Local access will still be provided. 
One year ago this week, the first case of coronavirus was recorded in L.A. County. Since that day, all of us have been part of a historic effort to save lives, protect our economy, and defeat this pandemic.

At the heart of that effort is the urgent goal of getting safe, effective vaccines into the arms of Angelenos as quickly as possible.

Since launching vaccinations a few weeks ago, we’ve worked around the clock to improve this process –– from reducing wait times and maximizing vaccine doses, to implementing automatic booking for your second dose appointment. 

This is a significant logistical challenge –– and vaccines are still in short supply –– but there is no task more important than making sure every Angeleno can get vaccinated when the time comes. CONTINUE READING
A direct and compelling headline
The Financial Fallout of COVID-19
L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to provide a complete picture of the City’s financial position and activities in the previous fiscal year. Along with the budget and the City Administrative Officer's financial status reports, the CAFR is fundamental to understanding the economic opportunities and challenges facing the City of Los Angeles.
The Fiscal Year 2020 CAFR details the City’s finances from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, and charts the full scope of the initial economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 400+ page report is also available in a brief online version that illustrates how taxpayer dollars are spent by the City. CONTINUE READING
Los Angeles City Planning Updates
Revised Sign Ordinance
In early December 2020, City Planning released a revised draft of the Citywide Sign Ordinance. City Planning wrote the revised ordinance in response to specific instructions from the City Council, which directed the Department to address off-site sign exceptions and include the introduction of a Tier 3 Sign District with distinct regulations, defining “Billboard Blighted areas,” establishing an equitable distribution of blight reduction, defining public land and assets, and establishing a citywide cap on off-site signs under relocation agreement, as well as options for prioritizing relocation agreements on public land and phasing-in allowances for them on private property.

If adopted, the revised ordinance would create new criteria for the establishment of Sign Districts and enact civil penalties for violations of off-site sign regulations, among other measures aimed at reducing the potential impacts of signs on traffic safety and the visual environment.

The revised ordinance is tentatively scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission in February. For additional information, or to submit comments on the revised ordinance, contact Andrew Pennington at andrew.pennington@lacity.org
or call 213-978-1395.


Recycled Water Facility Virtual Tour - Feb. 6
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