Mar Vista NC

Public Health and Safety Committee

Chair:  Christine Stemar

Vice-Chair:  Tim Hui

The mission of the Mar Vista Community Council’s Committee on Public Health and Safety is to assist stakeholders in elevating the quality of life, enhancing safety, and improving emergency preparedness within the community. The committee does this by encouraging personal responsibility and through cooperation with public and private-sector agencies having jurisdiction over the community.

The Committee meets every month on the 1st Wednesday at 6:PM.  During the Mayor's "Stay At Home" order, meetings will be held via Zoom.  Please check the MVCC website for Zoom instructions.  Please check the MVCC Calendar for the Agenda, extra meeting material, and/or if the meeting has been changed or canceled.

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

This is intended to raise awairness about alcohol addicton and to educate the public and highlight the dangers of alcohol misuse.

For more information, please visit


The 3rd Annual Westside Safety and Preparedness Fair is available to view via :


The 13th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair was a huge success!

Check the website for recordings of all the presentations  :


The monthly Two-Way Radio Training.  Will be on Wednesday April 28th at 7:30pm - 9:30pm 2021. Let me know if you are interested in participating and I'll forward the link to you.  Also, know that you can always turn on your radio and call out on channel 6... 

Continue to make your Emergency Plan, rememeber this is for all types of emergencies and disasters, natural and manmade.

Complete your medical/first-aid kit, get your supplies together... Every month, work on another step of your Preparedness Plan and supplys and kits.  Please go to: READY.GOV for information on How to Prepare, Plan & Stay Informed, as well as other valuable information.  This site provides the same information in Spanish.  Please share this with your loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

“Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters."  By planning now, you will take the guess-work out of the hectic first minutes and early hours when a disaster is happening, you will feel ready to stay safe when disasters occur.

  • Have a conversation with your loved ones about what to do when an emergency occurs.
  • Discuss how to evacuate from your home, and where you would meet.
  • Learn about the plans that are in place where you and your loved ones spend your time, such as
    • home
    • day care
    • work
    • school
    • religious facilities meet after evacuation
    • OR other options during this COVID-19 pandemic
  • Learn how the City will communicate with you during an emergency by visiting
  • The READY.GOV website offers information not just on Disaters and Earthquakes, but for Pandemics and other helpful national information.

People with disabilities and others with access and functional needs also need to adapt their plans based on their specific needs.  Work with your care providers to determine the best ways to stay safe if the power goes out or it is challenging to travel. Think about any supplies that may be needed, and practice the plan together.


FEMA’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan commits to training Community Based Organizations and non-profits to help them continue providing services after a disaster. These entities include, but are not limited to, faith-based organizations, food banks, childcare centers, shelters, non-profits and small businesses. They serve to strengthen their communities and provide help in “blue-sky” days and during emergencies, when need for their services may surge.

Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN)  

OPEN includes both a web-based, self-guided training, and a downloadable instructor kit that will guide participants on how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions.

The OPEN training provides an overview of the 10 preparedness actions and creates a path forward for organizations to develop their own disaster response plan. Go to:


Newly Added Resources

Critical On Line Resources
*Under Construction*

Ongoing FREE Classes and Trainings
During this COVID-19 pandemic, all trainings and seminars have been canceled.  When they reschedule or resume, the information will be posted.


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Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Documents)

Meeting Agenda
Apr 09, 2021
Supporting Documents
Meeting Agenda
Apr 07, 2021
Supporting Documents
Meeting Agenda
Mar 03, 2021
Supporting Documents
Meeting Agenda
Feb 03, 2021
Supporting Documents
Meeting Agenda
Jan 06, 2021
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