The abundance of eclectic neighborhoods in Los Angeles is the lifeblood of our city. Yet, living in a metropolis this large can make it difficult to feel connected to City Hall. Neighborhood Councils offer stakeholders the chance to engage their city government and evoke change. As Neighborhood Councils begin their second decade in Los Angeles, we have the opportunity to look back on the foundation that has been built, while also envisioning a future that continues to develop and encourage neighborhood empowerment. I am excited to be a part of the Neighborhood Council Plan Review and Reform Initiative, and look forward to engaging stakeholders as we build towards a bolder, more participatory Neighborhood Council system.

I was elected to the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council in October of 2012. Like my colleagues serving on this committee, my goals include creating a narrative for City Hall that outlines a vision of citizen equity and access. I am eager to put forth recommendations that will maintain our grassroots foundation, while also providing structure that will allow Neighborhood Councils to make viable contributions to the municipal decision-making process.

Kris Anderson, Co-Chair of the Central/East/North NCPlan Review & Reform Initiative Committee

There are three NCPlan working groups, one for the Valley, one for Harbor/South/West LA, and one for Central/East.North LA. All meetings are open to the public.

North/South Valley Areas
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm
Mission Community Hospital
14860 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City

Central/East/North Areas
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 pm
Hollywood Constituent Center
6501 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles

Harbor/South/West Areas
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 pm
Community Health Partners
3731 Stocker Street
Los Angeles