Several years ago, Los Angeles City Charter reform led to the development of a Citywide Plan for Neighborhood Councils. Under the plan, neighborhoods can, after meeting certain requirements and being certified by the City, increase their influence with City lawmakers and departments for the purpose of improving their respective communities by creating a Neighborhood Council. Stakeholders in that council will elect a board of directors. The board will hold regular meetings, manage funding provided to the CNC, facilitate communication between the community and City lawmakers, commissions and departments, and take positions, where appropriate, on actions being considered by City decision makers. On April 29th, 2003 the CNC was certified as an Official Neighborhood Council.