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SCAQMD – A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health – May 5, Los Angeles

SCAQMD – A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health – May 5, Los Angeles

Dear Neighborhood Councils,

The SCAQMD will host a workshop for community members to share their concerns about air pollution in their neighborhoods, and learn about SCAQMD’s services and programs. Below are the workshop details:

Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

To RSVP:
Email: ejcp@aqmd.gov
Phone: (909) 396-2432
Online:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-community-conversation-on-air-pollution-health-registration-24243861041

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) launched the Environmental Justice Community Partnership in 2015, to strengthen and build upon SCAQMD’s relationships and alliances with community members and organizations. We hope you can attend this event and would appreciate if you could assist with sharing information on this workshop with your community by:

1. Posting event flyer on your website – available in English and Spanish
2. Post event flyer in your facility if it is trafficked by the public – We can deliver copies
3. Distribute flyer electronically to your email list and/or include the information in your electronic newsletter
4. Post information about the event on your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts

South Coast Air Quality Management District Town Hall 4/21 Granada Hills

ELA-4-15-2016-SCAQMD-Granada-Hills-town-hall-4-21-2016South Coast Air Quality Management District Town Hall 4/21 Granada Hills

South Coast Air Quality Management District is hosting a Town Hall meeting on the Sunshine Canyon Landfill next Thursday evening April 21st in Granada Hills. The meeting is being held to discuss air quality and odor issues related to the landfill, which is located in Sylmar. The meeting will feature:

– Status of Sunshine Canyon Landfill’s permit and operations
– Update regarding efforts to reduce odors
– Opportunity for the public to ask questions of panel members

The SCAQMD is the government agency responsible for protecting your health from the impacts of air pollution. They believe that everyone should have equal protection. Please join them for this meeting.

Thursday April 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Van Gogh Elementary School Auditorium
17160 Van Gogh Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Download the event flyer here. For more information, please call Derrick J. Alatorre, SCAQMD Public Advisor at (909) 396-2432 or by email at publicadvisor@aqmd.gov.

TODAY- Krekorian, Buscaino Announce LA Sidewalk Repair Plan

PK Press Release Header_BlueKrekorian, Buscaino Announce LA Sidewalk Repair Policy

City Councilmembers to Discuss, Debate and Recommend Comprehensive Plan for Approval

LOS ANGELES- Today, a joint City Council committee hearing with announce a final policy framework to repair all of LA’s broken sidewalks. Led by City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Joe Buscaino, who started this process 8 public meetings and 16 months ago, the plan will address the miles of sidewalks outside of people’s homes, schools, apartments and businesses. After the committees approve the sidewalk repair policy today, it will then go to the full City Council for a vote.

WHAT: FINAL Committee Hearing on Citywide Sidewalk Repair Policy

WHEN: TODAY- Monday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.

WHERE: LA City Hall, Room 340 (Council Chambers), 200 N. Spring St., LA 90012

“We’ve read reports, considered staff recommendations and received invaluable input from hundreds of Angelenos about what LA’s sidewalk repair policy should look like,” said LA budget chair Paul Krekorian. “All of this has helped us get to a place where we can make some decisions. My goal is to approve a fair and comprehensive policy that we can bring to the full City Council, one that will result in the repair of every sidewalk that needs it.”

BACKGROUND

Already, the work by Councilmembers Krekorian and Buscaino has resulted in tens of millions of dollars going toward sidewalk repairs at public parks, libraries and rec centers and the creation of a sidewalk repair trust fund. In line with an ADA settlement, the city has dedicated $1.4 billion over the next 30 years to repairing sidewalks and ensuring accessibility for all residents.

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 Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates. Visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.

COUNCILWOMAN NURY MARTINEZ & LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT Operations-Valley Bureau, Human Trafficking Task Force

56483081-5514-43ce-ae85-9002ff406036Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Deputy Chief Bob Green cordially invite you to the launch of the Operations-Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force. This newly formed task force focuses on prostitution related crimes, arresting pimps, “Johns,” traffickers and other vice and gang crimes associated with human trafficking.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm Van Nuys City Hall, 2nd Floor 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401

The task force will work with personnel from various entities throughout the City to
combat the aforementioned criminal element from a variety of angles. The various problem-solving approaches involve victim services, environmental improvements, court mandated diversion programs, building meaningful relationships with the community, vigorous prosecution and other evolving concepts.
A new email address has been created so the community can better communicate with the Human Trafficking Task Force and receive improved service.
The e-mail address is: 647Tips@lapd.lacity.org

Media Day Flyer 11-19-2015 Media Day Flyer-Spanish LB

Open Invitation to Public Works Liaisons

Open Invitation to Public Works Liaisons

​​All Public Works Liaisons are invited to engage with and attend the following:

  • Board of Public Works ​to Visit LANCC – The Board of Public Works is discussing the Clean Streets Initiative at the next LANCC monthly meeting on November 7th @ 10am. Please visit LANCC’s website for meeting details​ by clicking here​: LANCC. We highly encourage all Public Works Liaisons​, NC Presidents/Chairs​, and active community clean-up organizers and volunteers​ to attend. ​
  • Prepare for El Niño – The Bureau of Sanitation recently shared a flyer listing some of the work they have done around the city to prepare for the upcoming rainy season, and they also took the time to list a few recommendations for Angelenos. Please click here for the flyer and share it with your Neighborhood Council and stakeholders​:
  • Regional El Niño Town Hall Meetings – The Emergency Management Department is convening a few departments to hold the Regional El Niño Town Hall Meetings at four locations across the city. Please plan on attending one of the meetings on behalf of your Neighborhood Council to learn how the city is preparing for the heavy rains. Please click here for ​the ​flyer and share it with your Neighborhood Council and stakeholders​.
  • Implementation Plan for Clean Streets Citywide Program– Help your Neighborhood Council monitor the Council File related to the Clean Streets Initiative by subscribing to the following Council File: 15-0600-S78. This would be an opportunity for the Neighborhood Council to submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS).
  • Appoint Your Public Works Liaison – As a reminder, if they haven’t done so already, please remind your Neighborhood Council ​P​resident or ​C​hair to appoint your NC Public Works Liaison and register them with EmpowerLA. If you have any questions ​please don’t hesitate to contact Octaviano Rios, Neighborhood Council Advocate, at (213) 978-1551.

El Niño Town Hall Meeting Schedule

El Niño Town Hall Meeting Schedule

The City’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) is pleased to host a series of Town Hall Meetings regarding the predicted El Niño severe weather conditions. Representatives from LAFD, LAPD, LA City Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will make formal presentations at these meetings. Representatives from other key City departments will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.

One Town Hall Meeting will be held in each of the City’s four Disaster Management Bureaus. A flyer showing meeting dates and locations is located here. Please assist in the distribution of the El Niño Town Hall Flyer to your constituents to ensure maximum participation. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Veronica Hendrix, Emergency Management Coordinator of the Community Emergency Management Division at (213) 484-4812.

El Niño Town Hall Meeting Schedule

The City’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) is pleased to host a series of Town Hall Meetings regarding the predicted El Niño severe weather conditions. Representatives from LAFD, LAPD, LA City Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will make formal presentations at these meetings. Representatives from other key City departments will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.

One Town Hall Meeting will be held in each of the City’s four Disaster Management Bureaus. A flyer showing meeting dates and locations is located here. Please assist in the distribution of the El Niño Town Hall Flyer to your constituents to ensure maximum participation. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Veronica Hendrix, Emergency Management Coordinator of the Community Emergency Management Division at (213) 484-4812.

Budget Advocates Regional Budget Day

ncbaBudget Advocates Regional Budget Day

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) will be hosting Regional Budget Day at six locations across Los Angeles on Saturday October 17, 2015 from 9AM until Noon. The Regional Budget Day Agenda will include opening words from the mayor’s office and an open discussion of community needs and issues. This is a chance to voice your concerns and become more familiar with your Budget Advocates.

The Locations are:

Regions 1, 2, 3 & 4
Braude Constituent Services Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Regions 5 & 6
Legal Aid Foundation – West Office/Law Library
1102 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Regions 7 & 8
Boyle Heights City Hall
2130 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Regions 9 & 10
CD 9 Constituent Services Center
4301 S Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Region 11
West Los Angeles Municipal Building
1645 Corinth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Region 12
Port of Los Angeles HS
250 W 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

We also encourage participation in our Service Report Card, an online survey that gives YOU the chance to rate your City Services.

Take the survey now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/servicereportcard2015
If you have any questions please contact LABudgetAdvocates@gmail.com.

Video of VNNC 1st Inaugural Planning Summit

Last March, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council hosted the first inaugural planning summit for Van Nuys featuring VNNC board members, Recode LA for Van Nuys, Office of Historic Resources, Survey LA, Quimby Funds, the Great Streets Initiative, Valley Relics, the History of Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, local residents, LA Planning policies, Mobility Plan 2035, San Fernando Valley East Transit Corridor, Water LA, FormLA, Theodore Payne Society, Transit Coalition, Plan for a Healthy LA, Development and design for Van Nuys and LADWP solar programs.

We hope this event will help the community to let them know the upcoming transition for Van Nuys into the next Millennium and encourage community participation and engagement toward the future of Van Nuys. Enjoy!

Prevention Community Council – NACDD – 10/20/2015

PCC flyer 10 20 2015Come and join us ! 

Steps that families, schools  and  community members  can take to make a healthy change and decrease underage  drinking.

¨ Roles you can take in the Prevention Community Council

¨ Opportunities to share experiences and ideas.

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