New Temporary Shelter Gives the Unhoused in Torrance a Stepping Stone Toward Permanent Housing

A tiny home village has opened in Torrance to temporarily shelter people experiencing homelessness until they can be connected to a home of their own. From left: SBCCOG Administrative Officer Lara Gerges, SBCCOG Analyst Laurie Jacobs, analyst; SBCCOG Executive Director Jacki Bacharach; Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor Janice [...]

2022-09-01T16:25:52-07:00September 1, 2022|

Phase One Planning Work Gets Underway for Micromobility Lane Network

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), its technical consultant Fehr and Peers, and cities’ staff have begun technical planning work to implement the new 243-mile route network called the South Bay Local Travel Network (LTN). The LTN is a network of safe streets that will support the growing [...]

2022-10-03T17:36:05-07:00September 1, 2022|

GREAT RESIGNATION OR GREAT RESHUFFLE? – Cities Like Torrance Look at Private Sector Strategies to Address Retention Challenges

Contributed by: City of Torrance Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Economic Development The Great Resignation describes the higher-than-usual number of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs starting in late 2020 following COVID-19 shutdowns. A Pew Research survey found the top reasons U.S. workers quit were low pay (63%), no opportunities [...]

2022-09-01T16:22:39-07:00September 1, 2022|

WISHING UPON A TREE – West Carson Turns One of Nation’s Most Contaminated Sites Into a Community Gem

In 2018, West Carson resident Cynthia Babich was conducting door-to-door outreach in her neighborhood. She was working to inform the community about upcoming meetings to solicit input on a proposed park project for a community with zero acres of park space. She knocked on a door at a home adjacent [...]

2022-09-01T16:21:11-07:00September 1, 2022|

BACKYARD HOUSING – State Funded Project Seeks to Determine if “Granny Flats,” Once Perceived as Urban Blight, May Be an Affordable Housing Solution for the South Bay

When Jonathan Pacheco Bell conducted zoning enforcement for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning from 2006 to 2020, he frequently encountered homeowners who had built smaller, detached residential dwellings, known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), on the same lot as their single-family homes. Often these units, nicknamed “granny [...]

2022-09-07T15:40:22-07:00August 30, 2022|

Go Green El Segundo Energy and Water Conservation Event

Join us, along with the City of El Segundo, and the Southern California Regional Network to learn about energy and water saving tips, and programs that help you to be green and save money. All attendees are entered into drawings for great door prizes. Click here to register: https://southbaycities.org/event/go-green-el-segundo-energy-and-water-conservation-event/#rsvp-now   [...]

2022-10-03T17:46:01-07:00August 30, 2022|

Emergency Repair to Upper Feeder Pipeline

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, residents and businesses in portions of greater Los Angeles County are being called on to suspend outdoor watering for 15 days as a critical imported water pipeline is shut down for emergency repairs. The Metropolitan Water District is joined by its member agencies and local retail [...]

2022-10-03T17:47:46-07:00August 29, 2022|

South Bay Cities Council of Governments to Study Accessory Dwelling Units (AKA “Granny Flats) as Affordable Housing Solution for the South Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Colleen Farrell | SBCCOG | 424-271-4681 | [email protected] SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS TO STUDY ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (AKA “GRANNY FLATS”) AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING SOLUTION FOR THE SOUTH BAY   TORRANCE, CALIF., August 17, 2022 – The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) will [...]

2022-08-25T09:38:01-07:00August 24, 2022|

South Bay Cities Council of Governments – Communications Intern – Fall Semester 2022

ABOUT SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) is a joint powers authority of 16 cities and the County of Los Angeles that share the goal of maximizing quality of life and productivity for the South Bay community in Los Angeles County. The [...]

2022-08-30T10:23:39-07:00August 19, 2022|
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