Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council

Region: North West Valley

We have hosted and sponsored several community events including our annual holiday party, a park opening celebration and emergency preparedness fair, fire station commander retirement celebration, and community clean ups.
Our board members were involved in the emergency response to the Chatsworth Train Accident and the Sesnon Fire Evacuation Center. The PRNC received an award from BONC for partnering with the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council in responding to the train accident. PRNC Vice President Paula Cracium was named Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, for her role in responding to these events.
The PRNC supports the environment with a Go Green Committee and has provided stakeholders with reusable shopping bags.
Our board is small, compared to some, with 11 members. This allows us to be nimble in decision making. The tone of the meetings is congenial, inviting and respecting all views. Board Members play significant roles in the community. We have two City employees, one firefighter, members of local Home Owners Associations, business people, retirees, a youth representative, and an employee of our largest stakeholder, Shepherd of the Hills Church. Our strong relationship with our Councilman is one of our greatest assets in serving our community.
We conduct outreach through many medium to reach stakeholders where they are, including an updated informative website, email blasts, voice message blasts through OneCallNow.com, articles and ads in local papers and communications with HOAs in the area.
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Success Story: PRNC Critical Component of New School Development
PRNC Board members decided back in 2005 to take action to advance the cause of a new school for our community. Porter Ranch currently has only one elementary school built for 400 students, but serving 800, with all the traffic congestion one might imagine on a small residential street. The Porter Ranch Specific Plan calls for an additional elementary school to be built to serve new and future residences.
In November 2005, the PRNC organized a Town Hall meeting with LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer to discuss how to get an additional elementary school. Mr. Romer promised the crowd of 200 people that if Measure Y passed, we would get a new school. Measure Y passed. In early 2006, members of the PRNC began meeting periodically with the local developer, Councilman Greig Smith’s office, and LAUSD to discuss school requirements and the development process.
Through these meetings we have provided important community input affecting the size, location, amenities and design of the school. We have heavily publicized the LAUSD community meetings drawing interested crowds and surprising LAUSD meeting organizers with the community interest. We also have spoken several times at LAUSD Board meetings to advance our cause. The school received final funding and EIR approval on January 27, 2009 and is due to open fall 2012.

Executive Officers

Board Members

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Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm
Meeting Address:
Porter Ranch Community School – Multipurpose Room
12450 Mason Avenue
Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7337
Porter Ranch, CA 91327-7337
Planning Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7337
Porter Ranch, CA 91327-7337

Certification Date:
07-01-2003
Certification Order:
74