The PURPOSE of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council is to provide a forum for Stakeholders to address issues related to their quality of life. NWNC shall serve as an advocate for issues of concern to our community, and shall have such powers as granted by the Los Angeles City Charter, or by the Mayor and City Council of the city of Los Angeles.
The MISSION of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council is:
- To provide an inclusive open forum for public discussion of community issues, and to advise the City of Los Angeles on issues concerning City governance, the needs of this neighborhood, the delivery of City services, and on matters of a citywide nature, as they relate to the Stakeholders of the NWNC.
- To initiate, execute, and support projects for the physical, social, and cultural improvement of western portion of Northridge. Likewise we should advocate against any project which appears detrimental to the welfare of our Stakeholders.
- To enhance the sense of community and the level of neighborhood involvement within the boundaries of the NWNC.
- To facilitate communication between the City of Los Angeles and Community Stakeholders on issues of concern to the community and/or the Stakeholders.
Supported with a moderate amount of City tax-payer money, Neighborhood Councils have approximately $42,000 yearly to spend at their discretion. Typical areas of expenditure include outreach and administrative support for NWNC, youth and school support, neighborhood improvement projects, community-based events and activities, emergency preparedness, and park and landscape beautification. Organizations seeking support should complete the Application for Neighborhood Purposes Grant and submit it for consideration.
Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent. The Board can only discuss and vote on items on the agenda, so completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests must be received at least a week prior to the next Executive Committee meeting to be considered for the agenda.