The Mission of the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council is to promote and to empower public participation in government and to encourage government to be more responsive to local needs. The North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council shall include representatives of the many diverse interests in the community and shall have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhood.
The North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council is one of 95 local councils in Los Angeles. The Neighborhood Council system was created in 1999 to provide a better link between local neighborhoods and City Hall and help make government more responsive to communities. Our own Council was certified in 2002 and has been working for more than 10 years. Our purpose is to provide a forum for community discussion, monitor and improve City services in our neighborhood, and provide a greater voice for us to speak to City Hall.
The Neighborhood Council was created to serve and represent our stakeholders. A stakeholder is not only a resident, but also anyone who works, owns property, or has a substantial interest in our area. That includes parents and children, business owners, teachers, charitable groups, and more. Our governing board is made up of our stakeholders and is responsible to them. We want to use our influence to make the City more responsive to your concerns. We want to keep you informed and involved in the rules and regulations proposed by the City - and offer our community feedback on what those new rules should be. And we want to offer you a place to be part of the neighborhood.
The Neighborhood Council is goverened by a Board of 15 elected stakeholders. Any stakeholder over 18 is eligible to serve as a Board Member and any stakeholder over 16 is eligible to vote. Board Members serve four year terms and elections are held about every two years. Vacant seats between elections can also be filled by a vote of the Board. The Board decides the policy of the Council including our recommendations to City Hall. The Board also allocates a small amount of funding to support community groups and events in our neighborhood.
The board is specifically focused on issues within its boundaries, which are:
- North: Roscoe, Cantara, Strathern, Sherman Way
- South: Vanowen St.
- East: Los Angeles City Limit: Lankershim, Irvine, Tujunga, Vineland, and Clybourn
- West: Whitsett
Governing Board Composition
The governing Board of the Council consists of 15 board members. A meeting must have 7 members for a quorum to do business.
- Resident - 4 seats, includes renters of residential property and homeowners.
- Business - 2 seats, includes retail and industrial business owners
and / or employees.
- Community Based Organization - 2 seats, includes members of such organizations and Faith based groups.
- At Large- 7 seats, including one factual-basis seat.
Purpose of the NHNENC
- To be a forum for discussion and review of community issues and projects;
- To monitor the delivery of City services in North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council geographic area.
- To work with other organizations in North Hollywood and the surrounding areas which want help in accomplishing their objectives or projects, and which the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council desires to support;
- To engage in such other activities as are allowed by law.
Policy of NHNENC
- To inform its stakeholders of forthcoming projects.
- To aid an individual or a group or organization in the advancement of pursuing whatever community project the individual or the members of the group or organization think desirable and which the council desires to support.
- To create a forum to enable any individual or group or organization to speak out on any side of any issue on which the individual or group or organization wants to be heard.
A Community Stakeholder is anyone who:
- Lives, works, or owns property in the neighborhood;
- Participates in youth groups, senior groups, community based organizations, faith based institutions, and schools within the geographic boundaries of the neighborhood; or
- Declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms the factual basis for it as set forth in Article I, Section 1 of the bylaws.