Porter Ranch Community Advisory Committee Convenes First Meeting
Posted by Councilmember Englander on December 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Yesterday, I attended the first Porter Ranch Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) meeting. The purpose of the PRCAC is to improve and promote communication between all of the various stakeholders, residents, schools, parents, public agencies, and businesses to increase community awareness, share information, and develop a regular dialogue between the community, SoCal Gas and the various regulatory agencies.
The PRCAC will take an urgent and candid look at the challenges facing the community with an eye on immediate, effective solutions and to act as a clearinghouse for gathering, sharing and disseminating information to all of those affected community members.
As your representative and as a resident whose family has also been greatly affected by this crisis, you have my commitment that I will continue to work tirelessly until the leak is stopped and every resident is able to safely return to their home.
To report a smell or potential gas leak, call the SoCal Gas Company at (800) 427-2200 and call the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) at (800) 288-7664 or go online: http://www.aqmd.gov/contact/complaints.
For residents who wish to relocate, the SoCal Gas Company is providing free, temporary housing accommodations, including locations that can accommodate residents with disabilities and people with access and functional needs. For residents with pets, the SoCal Gas Company has arranged pet-friendly locations. To receive temporary housing accommodations, call 404-497-6808.
If you feel you have suffered illness, harm or injury as a result of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak incident, call the SoCal Gas Company Claims Department at 213-244-5151, or fill out the online form at https://www.socalgas.com/about-us/claims.
For information regarding students and attendance inquiries, contact your child's home school and their administrator. For Porter Ranch Community School, call (818) 709-7100. For Castlebay Lane Charter School, call (818) 360-1908. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) - Northwest Local District will also have information regarding this issue, go to www.lausd.net.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District