By Greg Kromhout, Vice President of Administration, NWNC
Councilmember Englander will be stepping down from his seat at the end of 2018. The Northridge West Neighborhood Council unanimously supports a special election to determine Englander’s replacement in lieu of a hand-selected appointee. NWNC is writing a letter to the Los Angeles City Council in support of this opinion.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is proposing an increase in the speed limit on Wilbur Avenue between Tampa Avenue and Devonshire Street from 40 mph to 45 mph. NWNC unanimously opposes the proposal and will send a letter of objection to the LADOT. If you have questions or concerns about this matter please contact Jaclyn Garcia, Transportation Planning Associate, at .
The next Northridge West Neighborhood Council general board meeting will be a holiday mixer for the community. It will be held on December 11th (always the second Tuesday of each month). Please join us for some holiday cheer and complimentary food and refreshments.
Department of City Planning’s November e-newsletter included a reminder about their Community Corner feature-a “snapshot of policy work and public outreach” which is a valuable resource to Los Angeles stakeholders. This month’s newsletter includes the city’s proposed Restaurant Beverage Program Ordinance, meant to standardize review of sit-down restaurants seeking to serve alcohol. A public hearing is scheduled for December 5, 2018. For any additional information, please contact City Planning Associate Esther Ahn by email or by phone at (213) 978.1486.
NWNC approved the following at our November board meeting; (1) up to $1,500 for CPR/First Aid training for all the stakeholders, teachers and staff who are interested in joining us at Nobel Middle School, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 8th. This is free event to the community and includes a certificate of completion(2) a Neighborhood Purposes Grant of $500 in support of the 41st 10K “Tovey Run” on April 12, from O’Melveney Park to Nobel Charter Middle School. This run promotes health and wellness of middle schoolers.
A warm thank you to Cub Scout Pack 911 and Cubmaster Steven Koch for presenting the flag, leading the Pledge of Allegiance and presenting thoughtful questions to the board during the November board meeting.
New Porter Ranch Park Naming
Councilmember Englander and The Department of Recreation and Parks held a Community Meeting on Friday, November 16th at 4:00PM at the Granada Hills Charter High School to assist in the naming of the new park in Porter Ranch, which is under construction. For more information, contact Jessica Strobel at , or (818) 882.1212.
Join Your Neighborhood Council
Northridge West NC has open At-Large seats. Are you concerned about crime, development, homelessness, cleanliness and beautification? Would you like to make a difference and have your voice heard? Please join our board or you may wish to join one of our committees that deal with these issues. For more information please contact Pamela at .
NWNC general meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at Northridge Christian Church, 18901 Chatsworth St., Northridge, CA 91326. Please see our website at https://northridgewest.org for more information on events, minutes, and our agendas.