THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS OF LOS ANGELES:
15 YEARS OF EMPOWERING ANGELENOS
This exhibit has been created in celebration of the hard work the Neighborhood Council board members
have done over the last 15 years.
Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa Wildlife Watch Group with Animal Services
Westchester/Playa formed a Wildlife Watch group with LA Animal Services, LAPD, City Council District 11, and the State Dept of Fish & Wildlife (pic via Mike Bonin & NCWP Facebook pages)
Mar Vista Community Council
Mar Vista Community Council's Aging In Place Committee has helped set the standard for best practices for Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaisons citywide.
Citywide Neighborhood Councils with LADWP
Neighborhood Councils citywide participate in two different committees, both of which partner with LADWP. The Advocacy Committee takes positions on water and power issues, while the DWP MOU Oversight Committee ensures the effectiveness of the Neighborhood Councils / LADWP MOU (Memorandum of Understanding agreement.) Learn more and get meeting times and locations at http://EmpowerLA.org/alliances
United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council
United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council won an EmpowerLA Award in 2016 for partnering with City Council District 10 to hold major oil companies accountable. Their efforts led to the city hiring the first Petroleum Administrator in over 60 years. (Photo by Sergey Novikov.)
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Historic Highland Park held a Hydrate the Homeless event to help homeless stakeholders through the hot summer months. (Photos via HHPNC Homeless Committee Chair Yolanda Nogueira's Facebook page.)
Northridge West Neighborhood Council
Northridge West Neighborhood Council (2016 EmpowerLA Award winner) partnered with Division of Urban Forestry to remove dead trees and save dying ones with installation of drip irrigation system
FilmLA and Film Liaisons from Neighborhood Councils Citywide
Film Liaisons from Neighborhood Councils across the city work with FilmLA to help facilitate and negotiate film and television shoots in their communities. (Photo of FilmLA outreach booth at the Congress of Neighborhoods via FilmLA Facebook page.)
Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council
Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council (2014 EmpowerLA Award) created a Neighborhood Pride Day to rehabilitate local homes belonging to veterans and others in need. Three homes were assisted with the help of LA County Neighborhood Housing Services; the board then assembled their own volunteer teams to improve 11 more homes in the area. Local businesses provided building supplies and food for volunteers.
Mid City West Neighborhood Council
Mid City West Community Council's Bike Friendly Streets Plan was awarded $2.1 million in Metro funding, plus an additional $400,000 from LA City. They were nominated for funding consideration by City Council District 5, and received a 2015 EmpowerLA Award for their program.
Partners from the city, the county, and the state work with Neighborhood Councils to engage the community, to prioritize local issues, and to create solutions to problems such as homelessness, public safety, land-use, employment, environmental issues.
Since its establishment in 1999, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has grown into the nation’s largest and most innovative initiative in civic engagement and citizen-based government through the “EmpowerLA” movement. With a network of 97 Neighborhood Councils, Los Angeles promotes public participation in government and works to improve government responsiveness to local concerns. Visit EmpowerLA.org to learn more about how the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment supports Neighborhood Councils and Angelenos citywide.