September 18, 2020 - Open this Newsletter as a Webpage
Message from the President
I am pleased to announce that I am your newly elected President of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council. Having served as a Director at Large on the Council for over the last year, as well as chair of the Sustainability Committee and recent member of the Land Use Committee, I have an intimate knowledge of the HHPNC and working directly with many of you as stakeholders. In addition, we have several new Directors and Executive Committee members. We hope to be a great resource by providing the latest information on city resources regarding COVID-19, our new Councilmember elect for CD 14 Kevin DeLeon, and changes on the horizon. We are looking forward to working together in partnership with our community in these challenging times to best meet our needs.  
My hope as President is to create and maintain transparency, responsiveness as a board, and true inclusivity, especially during these distant times. I initially joined the Neighborhood Council because I was inspired by the actions being taken by both stakeholders and NC members on matters affecting people and the environment right here and right now. I, also, found that the NC was one of the few places in our community that was a platform for all voices and issues. I hope to continue to ensure that we are both supporting actions on issues of today and serving as a bridge between all people and issues. I look forward to working with stakeholders and board members toward bringing our community goals to life. 

HHPNC Committee Meeting
HHPNC Virtual/Zoom/Telephonic
Sustainability Committee Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00pm
Neighborhood Council Board Seat Openings
Want to represent your community – come join the Highland Park Neighborhood Council! We currently have openings for a Director-At Large position, and an officer position (1st Vice President).

Stakeholders 18 years of age or older are eligible for these volunteer positions Please click here to apply! 
Assistance for Landlords
If you own 15 units or less and are facing
foreclosure, assistance may be available. - if you own 15 units or less and are facing foreclosure, assistance may be available. 833-238-4450 - to see if you qualify for assistance if having problems making your mortgage payments
Congress of Neighborhoods - Sept. 26th
The Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods event unites leaders from the city’s 99 Neighborhood Councils. Held annually, the goal for this event is to help Neighborhood Council leaders obtain the tools necessary and establish the relationships they need to build a prosperous future for their communities.

This event is a unique opportunity to learn about best practices, discover what is being done to improve each neighborhood, and opens a dialogue with each other. This year the event will be held as a Virtual Event. RSVP IS REQUIRED.

Blood Drive - Oct. 9
L.A. City Updates
This fall, City Planning will host Planning 101 training sessions focusing on the topics of project and community planning. The annual Planning 101 series provides a general overview of the core functions of planning in Los Angeles and serves as an educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about participation in the land use process, especially residents, newly elected neighborhood council board members, and members of other community-based organizationsVIEW DATES & MORE DETAIL
How to Build a Financial First Aid Kit
As wildfires rage up and down the state causing hundreds of thousands of Californians to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes, I released a new online resource to you prepare for today’s emergencies and any others that may come. “How to Build a Financial First Aid Kit” is an interactive tool that provides a list of documents and items you should gather, store safely, and be able to access if a crisis unexpectedly comes your way.

A Financial First Aid Kit is similar to an emergency medical first aid kit, but instead of bandages, water, medicine and tools, a Financial First Aid Kit should include any important financial, legal, medical and other personal documents and information people may need to have on hand in case of an emergency. READ MORE
Speed Hump Application Postponed
The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has postponed the speed hump application process, which was scheduled to open Wednesday, September 16th. This postponement does not affect previously approved applications. The application process will reopen as soon as funding for the program is formalized. Learn more here
L.A. County Updates
LA County Allocates
$12.8 Million to Address Digital Divide

Earlier this week, LA County's Board of Supervisors approved funding to address the digital divide in LA County. This, to ensure all students have the tools they need for distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The funding allocation of $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief funds was requested by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and will make it possible to purchase computer devices and internet connectivity for students in need. To date, LACOE has secured 15,000 computer devices, but needs to secure an additional 27,000 devices and 21,000 hotspots for students to use at home.

Learn more about this decision by reading LACOE's announcement.

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Additional Resources
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
List of public safety contacts:
  • General city services: 3-1-1
  • LA Dept of Mental Health (including mental health emergency): 800-854-7771
  • To assist with outreach services for people experiencing homelessness: LA HOP or 2-1-1
  • Center for Conflict Resolution: 818-705-1090
  • CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 661-327-1091
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • Parking enforcement (blocked driveway, parking violation, etc): 213-485-4184
  • Police non-emergency: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
  • Traffic control (signal light out): 213-485-4184
  • Dept. of Water & Power: 800-342-5397
  • Immediate life threatening emergency: 9-1-1