Goals of the Council System

The purpose of the Neighborhood Council can best be summarized by the implementation of the six goals laid out by the Los Angeles City “Plan” for Neighborhood Councils. Excerpts from these goals and objectives are:

  1. To promote public participation in city governance and decision-making processes
  2. To promote better interaction and communication between all local councils regarding common or separate concerns
  3. To facilitate delivery of city services to help solve the neighborhood councils local concerns
  4. To ensure equal opportunity for all certified councils to participate in the government’s decision-making process
  5. To create an environment where all people can direct their own councils according to their standards.
  6. To encourage community members to express their ideas and opinions about their neighborhoods and 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.

Stakeholder Definition

Stakeholders are defined as those who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms 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

  1. Come to a meeting. You are invited to speak during the public comment period. Please fill out a speaker card.
  2. 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.
  3. Sign up for our emails. We email out our agendas and news to keep you informed.
  4. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  5. Join a Committee
  6. 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 interest.

Regular Meeting Schedule

Our board meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Committees meet as necessary. See our calendar for details.