The City of Carson Hosts the SBCCOG’s 24th General Assembly

The City of Carson hosted the SBCCOG's annual signature General Assembly event at it's Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center this spring. At this year's event titled Artificial Intelligence: Friend of For for the South Bay," thought leaders demystified AI technology and shared how it could potentially impact how local governments function. U.S. Representative Ted Lieu, 36th District, keynoted the event. Here is a look at the highlights.

2024-06-18T17:17:23-07:00June 18, 2024|

Turtle Talk – South Bay Local Travel Network Newsletter – June 2024

In our sixth issue of Turtle Talk, read our recap of the Long Beach Electrify Expo and learn bike safety tips such as hand signals and the ABC quick check. 

2024-06-18T15:52:45-07:00June 18, 2024|

South Bay Classrooms Receive $12,000 for Energy-Saving Efforts

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) teamed up to award 12 South Bay classrooms grants of $1,000 each ($12,000 total) for taking energy-saving actions at home. Classrooms representing 135th Street Elementary School in Gardena, Towne Elementary School in Carson and Zela Davis Elementary School in Hawthorne earned the rewards through SoCalREN’s Kits for Kids program for third and fourth grade students. The program provides hands-on education about the benefits of energy efficiency.

2024-06-13T13:58:24-07:00June 13, 2024|

Perspective – Los Angeles is Leading the Effort to Advance Digital Equity

More than 325,000 (9.7%) of households in LA County do not have an internet subscription, and more than 156,000 (4.6%) of households do not have a computer. LA County is leading regional efforts to ensure that all communities and individuals in the region have the technology access, capacity, skills and support to fully participate in society, democracy and the 21st-century economy.

2024-06-12T15:22:35-07:00June 12, 2024|

City Showcase – Aging in the South Bay – Downshifting is Not an Option for Gardena Seniors

The City of Gardena offers more than 100 events and activities for seniors each year. Its robust senior programs will soon have a new home. Gardena received $8.5 million to build the Gardena Community Aquatic and Senior Center at 1654 W. 160th Street.

2024-06-12T15:21:37-07:00June 12, 2024|

The 24th General Assembly – AI and the Future of Local Government

The impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to have on future local government hiring can be understood by examining the eventual outcome of the 1983 invention of Microsoft Word, according to Micah Gaudet, deputy city manager and chief public safety officer for Maricopa, Arizona.

2024-06-11T15:25:53-07:00June 11, 2024|

SBCCOG Homeless Services Team participated in City of Carson’s Expungement Clinic

Our Homeless Services team recently participated in a Carson event hosted by our Board Chair and Carson Council Member Cedric Hicks and 65th Assembly Member Mike Gipson to help those challenged to get employment and housing due to their past criminal record to clear those offenses. Watch this short recap and hear an attendee explain why the event is giving him hope for a better future.

2024-06-13T13:44:45-07:00June 6, 2024|

Turtle Talk – South Bay Local Travel Network Newsletter – May 2024

Celebrate National Bike Safety Month with this special edition of Turtle Talk. We discuss e-bike safety with Megan Lamb of E-Bike Sense, review the three different e-bike classifications, and provide safety tips for handling batteries.

2024-05-15T11:54:21-07:00May 15, 2024|
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