I am excited to write to you again through our newsletter. During this season, we are seeing our community change and adapt to our current circumstances. A drive-in movie screening of Frozen 2 will take place right here in our own neighborhood at the Academia Avance parking lot, with ticket sales benefitting the “Grab and Go” meal giveaway program. Our slow streets and outdoor dining at select restaurants and coffee shops continue. Our very own farmer’s market has been up and going and bringing fresh and organic produce to our own neighborhood! Our Neighborhood Council has several meetings a month virtually focused on responding to neighborhood concerns, such as new developments, street adjustments, and tree removals. We welcome you to attend a meeting or consider becoming a committee member!
At the same time, the days are not a walk in the park for many and we must continue to reach out to one another digitally and help each other become aware of the resources and support available to meet basic needs. This newsletter provides information on a host of services, from food giveaways to free flu shots to a blood drive, that are here for the community and ways you can help.
Our board has been working hard to become fully trained in many of the aspects required to conduct its role as your representative to the City of Los Angeles. We are hearing many of your suggestions for improving our website and responsiveness to the community and working to address them. We continue to welcome and encourage your ideas. Our board exists to serve our stakeholders and we are very excited and glad every time you join our meeting, write to us, or simply follow us on social media! Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter.
Lastly and most importantly, thank you to all those who are serving on the front lines, from nurses to child care workers to parents and caretakers supporting virtual learners. We commend your work and are here for you. See you virtually, hopefully!
HHPNC Upcoming Meetings
CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH:
(Note: Additional meetings may be scheduled for October)
HHPNC Virtual/Zoom/Telephonic Regular Board & Stakeholder Meeting - October 1, 2020, 7:00pm. View agenda for details
HHPNC Virtual/Zoom/Telephonic Sustainability Committee Meeting - October 19, 2020, 7:00pm. Agenda not yet available.
HHPNC Virtual/Zoom/Telephonic Land Use Committee Meeting - October 20, 2020, 7:00pm. Agenda not yet available.
Board Seat Opening
Updates from LA City and LA County
Update on Covid Testing
Testing is currently available for LA County residents with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or have been contact with a person known to be exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 based on the LA Department of Public Health recommendations. Click HERE for more details on setting a test appointment.
Legal Assistance related to Covid
Mayor Garcetti and City Attorney Feuer have assembled a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys offering COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters. Click HERE for more details.
LADOT to Resume Parking Enforcement, Introduce New Economic Relief Programs
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control (PETC) will resume parking enforcement beginning on October 15. At the instruction of Mayor Garcetti, LADOT has also launched economic relief measures to assist Angelenos in need, including a new early pay program that will reward discounts on citations for early payment. READ MORE
We know voting may look different this election season – but it’s critical to make a plan to vote early. Fortunately, you have safe and accessible options that will help you stay healthy when making your voice heard.
The safest way to participate in this election is to return your Vote by Mail ballot - which will be mailed by Monday, Oct. 5 to all registered voters.
Learn your safe voting options by making your voting plan today.
Here's some information on how to safely return your mail-in ballot:
Return by mail: This is the safest and most convenient way to exercise your right to vote this fall. All registered voters in Los Angeles County will be issued a ballot to ensure you have safe voting options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once you receive it, fill it out at home and return it by mail as soon as possible. Click here to learn more about voting by mail >>
Drop off at any Vote Center: If you need to vote in person, be sure to vote early (Vote Centers are open starting 10 days before Election Day) to avoid long lines. Rest assured all Vote Centers will follow public health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19. Click here to learn more about early voting at Voter Centers >>
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
All Families Need Help!
The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and 2-1-1 LA invite you to share the good news about free services and resources available to Los Angeles County families. Because we believe that when families are strong, children thrive!
Our goal is to make it easy for families to seek help by way of Prevention and Aftercare Services before their needs or challenges become unmanageable. By connecting families to helpful resources close to home, you will be enhancing the child safety net for homebound families.
Here is a link to the “All Families Need Help” digital materials in English and Spanish that you may customize with your own logo and share on social media. Thank you in advance for being one of our valued community partners. We cannot do this work alone.
LA Animal Services Announces
Home To Home™, Giving Pets a Smoother Transition into a new Home.
LA Animal Services has added a new interactive tool to help families with pets in the City of Los Angeles. By partnering with Home To Home™, LA Animal Services will give pet owners who can no longer keep their pets the opportunity to find new, loving homes without having to surrender them to the shelter by posting their pet on LAanimalservices.home-home.org. Through Home To Home™ pets can go from their current home right into another, which means less stress for animals and humans alike. The platform also offers potential new owners the opportunity to communicate directly with the current owners, providing firsthand information about the companion animal. READ MORE
You don't need a green thumb to transform your yard from grass to gorgeous. Sign up for a free California Friendly® Landscape or a Turf Removal webinar and learn about design and irrigation principles to create your very own sustainable garden or landscape.
We’ve teamed up with the Metropolitan Water District to bring you a series of free, online landscaping classes you can attend from the comfort of your own home.
Review the schedule of classes and register to participate in a class near you.