Goals of the Council System
The purpose of the Neighborhood Council can best be summarized by the implementing of the six goals laid out by the Los Angeles City “Plan” for Neighborhood Councils. Excerpts from these goals and objectives are:
- To promote public participation in city governance and decision making processes
- To promote better interaction and communication between all local councils regarding common or separate concerns
- To facilitate delivery of city services to help solve the neighborhood councils local concerns
- To ensure equal opportunity to all certified councils to participate in the government’s decision making process
- To create an environment in which all people can direct their own councils in accordance with standards set by themselves
- To encourage people within the community to express their own ideas and opinions about their neighborhoods and their government
During the original “forming process,” everyone was proud to say that they had taken the points expressed above directly to those in the community, and the response had been overwhelming. The meetings had higher attendance per capita by population than most other councils in the San Fernando Valley, of which, they were and still are very proud.
Stakeholders are defined as those who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.
How to Participate
- Come to a meeting. You are invited to speak during the public comment period. Please fill out a speaker card.
- Request to have an item agendized. Please contact our President with your topic to have it discussed at our Executive Committee meetings so that it may be considered for the Board Meeting agenda.
- Sign up for our emails. We email out our agendas and news to keep you informed.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
- Join a Committee
- Join the Board. Board members must be available to attend our regularly scheduled meetings and take the lead in projects in our community. Check our Board Page to see our openings. If you would like to join the Board, please contact our President with your your interest.
Regular Meeting Schedule
Our board meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Committees meet as necessary. See our calendar for details.
The North Hills West Neighborhood Council has jurisdiction over the area bounded as follows:
- North: Devonshire Street
- South: Roscoe Boulevard
- East: San Diego Freeway (I-405)
- West: Bull Creek Wash, by nature of how it naturally divides either side of it, including the smaller streets, is essentially the west boundary. However, between Plummer (south) and Lassen (north) the west boundary becomes Woodley Ave.
- Also, between Lassen (south) to Devonshire (north) the west boundary is Balboa Blvd.
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