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  • Proposed shelter corner
    Our November 20 Board meeting saw the largest turnout we've had in a long time. Dozens of our neighbors came to the meeting to speak and hear about a potential development at Saticoy and Tujunga. The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which provides services and support to the homeless community in the Valley, is considering the construction of a new shelter facility at 11350 Saticoy. Read More
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  • By regulation, our Board Members serve staggered four year terms, with elections every two years. With our last elections this spring, the next opportunity to run for a seat on the Board won't come until 2016. But between elections, the Board can appoint new members to fill vacant seats and represent the community. There are currently two open positions on the Board. Read More

Potential Homeless Shelter In Spotlight

Our November 20 Board meeting saw the largest turnout we've had in a long time. Dozens of our neighbors came to the meeting to speak and hear about a potential development at this corner of Saticoy and Tujunga shown below in a picture from Google Maps. The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which provides services and support to the homeless community in the Valley, is considering the construction of a new shelter facility at 11350 Saticoy.



The issue was first raised in our Council at our Land Use Committee meetings, with an extensive discussion at the October 23rd meeting. The minutes for that meeting, including a very thorough description of the information presented there are available here in this Land Use Minutes Link, while our Committee pages are under construction. The Land Use Committee will be taking a break for November and December, but will return to meet again on January 6th.

The proposed shelter location is located in the Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council boundaries. People can follow their actions on the issue through their website at http://www.svanc.com/. They also have an upcoming combined special meeting of both their Board and Planning and Land Use Committee on November 24th.

You can learn more about the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission at their website, http://www.hopeofthevalley.org/. They have information about their existing facilities and other programs to help the needy people in our area. The Mission will also be holding their Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday and is looking for volunteers and supporters.

The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will also be holding a special summit meeting with host Councilman Paul Krekorian, of Council District 2, on December 17th in the Council Chambers at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard. The focus of the meeting will be "Homelessness & Mental Illness". You can learn more about the summit meeting and the activities of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council at their website, http://vnnc.org/.