• We love volunteers
    Be part of public art and make your mark on the neighborhood with an extraordinary volunteer opportunity. The artist Ernie Merlan has started work on Vintage North Hollywood, a new public mural depicting North Hollywood that will become part of the Whitsett Slope. And this work by the distinguished Mr Merlan, won't only be for our neighborhood and about our neighborhood. It will also be done by our neighborhood. Volunteers are needed to lend a hand and help paint the mural. Read More
  • Our monthly Neighborhood Council Board Meetings are usually our most popular meetings. We often have speakers representing our Council District offices, our police and fire forces, and other elected officials. Our monthly Board meetings also feature other invited speakers, and are the core of our budget and other discussions. But our Board meetings can also be intimidating. And while we always welcome feedback from our stakeholders, it isn't the easiest way to get involved. But if you would like to be closer to some of the actions of the Council, our committee meetings are a great place to go. Read More
  • Whitsett October 2014 Clean Up
    On October 4th, our Neighborhood Council once again supported Paul Krekorian's Council District 2 office and our neighbors at the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council for a cleanup and planting at the Whitsett Slope. This area on Whitsett, just south of Saticoy has been a long-term project and cooperation between our three groups, and others. Read More
  • 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
  • Two men buying tickets at a metro machine
    This week, the cost to ride a Metro bus in LA County is going up, and it probably won't be the last jump on the horizon. The basic cost of a one-way fare will increase from $1.50 to $1.75, but if you pay by a pre-loaded TAP card, transfers will be free for two hours. You can still pay by exact change, but transfers won't be included. Read More
  • I give 3 feet for bikes graphic
    On Tuesday, September 16th, the Three Feet for Safety Act will go into effect. Current laws require that motorists passing bicycles keep a 'safe distance'. The new law explicitly calls for a minimum of 3 feet as the 'safe distance'. Fortunately, we have bicycle lanes on some of the major streets in our neighborhood, but this law will apply on any street, even in neighborhoods. If you are driving and don't have enough room to keep three feet away, the law requires that you slow down and only pass the bicycle when there is no danger in doing so. Read More

Another Way To Get Involved - NC Committee Meetings This Week

NHNENC LogoOur monthly Neighborhood Council Board Meetings are usually our most popular meetings. We often have speakers representing our Council District offices, our police and fire forces, and other elected officials. Our monthly Board meetings also feature other invited speakers, and are the core of our budget and other discussions.

But our Board meetings can also be intimidating. And while we always welcome feedback from our stakeholders, it isn't the easiest way to get involved. But if you would like to be closer to some of the actions of the Council, our committee meetings are a great place to go.

Just like our Board meetings, our committee meetings are open to all of our stakeholders. The committees will discuss particular items in greater detail and may include presentations from the groups and individuals involved. Our committee meetings are also generally smaller and shorter and provide a better opportunity for stakeholders to be part of the discussion and work of the Council 'behind the scenes'.

We have two good committee meetings this week: Land Use and Outreach. Our Land Use Committee, chaired by Sarah Ramsawack, discusses development in the neighborhood, and often touches on issues like beautification and quality of life. The Outreach committee, chaired by Judy Harris, focuses on interactions with the community, neighborhood events, and ways to be a good neighbor.

You can find schedules and agendas for these and our other committee meetings on our Calendar on the right side of this website. If you're interested in becoming more involved, you can also contact the committee Chair.