Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city. Our regular Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ebell of Los Angeles (743 S. Lucerne; SW corner of Wilshire & Lucerne). Land Use Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Assembly Room of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (4350 Wilshire Blvd.; SW corner of Wilshire & Plymouth). The next Transportation Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (address above), and the Outreach Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month, at the Bricks & Scones cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
All meetings are open to the public. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 901-1409, at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.
Owen Smith, President
On Sunday, February 22, GWNC Administrator Elizabeth Fuller will lead a free, one-hour walking tour of her Sycamore Square neighborhood (GWNC's Area 11). The tour is open to everyone who would like to learn more about the "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" development of the area, including both commercial and residential areas. Please join us to learn more about this lovely and diverse neighborhood - we'll meet at the NE corner of Sycamore and Olympic (the front lawn of Wilshire Crest School) at 2 p.m. Please join us!
If you missed our Wilshire Corridor CD4 Candidate Forum on Sunday, February 8 (or just want to review what you saw in person), you can watch the video (courtesy of our friends at John Burroughs Middle School) at http://youtu.be/jqpnO_BpY7A. We also have still photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/zilf/sets/72157650708043791/
The election is March 3 - now's a great time to get to know your candidates!
Phil Shuman, FOX Channel 11 reporter, will moderate a candidates forum featuring 13 of the candidates running for District 4 of Los Angeles City Council. The forum is hosted by the Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and will take place on February 8th from 11- 1 p.m. at John Burroughs Middle School, 600 S McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Questions solicited from local residents and neighborhood associations cover city finances, transportation, historic preservation of neighborhoods, development, affordable housing, and sustainability.
Phil Shuman is an investigative reporter with FOX 11 News and has been covering Los Angeles politics since 1983. He has previously reported for KNBC, “LA In Focus,” “Your Council District Close Up” and Sherman Oaks - Studio City News. He’s also taught at LAUSD schools and has been a guest lecturer at the USC Wallis Annenberg School of Journalism.
Mid City West Community Council and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council were both formed in 1998 as part of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council system. MCWCC represents the area east of Beverly Hills to La Brea Avenue and South of West Hollywood to San Vicente Boulevard. GWNC represents the area east of La Brea Avenue to Western Avenue, with the northern border being Willoughby and the Southern border being Olympic. Each council holds their own monthly meetings which are always open to the public. Check their websites for meeting times and agendas.
“The Wilshire Corridor has always been the geographical center of the city and now we find ourselves at the center of a lot of issues facing the city as a whole,” said Scott Epstein, chair of Mid City West Community Council. “With the new subway station at Wilshire & La Brea, transportation and development are issues that need input from the whole community.”
Who will our next city council member be?
Come meet the Candidates for the 4th City Council District seat at a Wilshire Boulevard Candidate Forum - co-sponsored by the GWNC and the Mid-City West Community Council - on Sunday, February 8, 11 a.m. at John Burroughs Middle School, 600 S. McCadden Pl.
All 14 candidates have been invited and are expected to attend.
If you have questions for the candidates, please submit them before the event to
Please plan to join us for this informative event!
Last call for GWNC funding! If you're involved with a 501[c]3 non-profit organization or public school, and are looking for project funding, now's the time - our deadline for 2014-15 Neighborhood Purpose Grant applications is January 15. If you have a project that might qualify, please see our GWNC funding guidelines at http://www.greaterwilshire.org/site/files/guidelines100611.pdf and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment's guidelines and application form at http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NeighborhoodPurposesGrant-application-Nov2012.pdf Please send completed applications, and/or any questions about the funding or application process, to email@example.com (Please note that available funding is limited and average awards are in the $500-$1,500 range. Applications for the current fiscal year will NOT be accepted after January 15.)
On Wednesday, January 21, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer will host a Town Hall meeting to introduce Steve Houchin, the new Neighborhood Prosecutor for the Olympic Division area (including GWNC communities Country Club Heights, Wilshire Park, Larchmont, and Windsor Square). The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave. Neighborhood prosecutors can be of great help in solving problems with community nuisances of many types. Please pass the word, and attend the meeting to learn more! (Mr. Houchin will also introduce himself at next week's GWNC meeting, on Wednesday, January 14.)
Do you have a community project that needs funding? The GWNC has a limited amount of funding available to public schools and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for education, beautification and other neighborhood-serving projects in our area (average awards are in the $500-$1,500 range). Please see our funding guidelines at http://www.greaterwilshire.org/site/files/guidelines100611.pdf and the application materials and city guidelines at http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NeighborhoodPurposesGrant-application-Nov2012.pdf The application deadline is January 15; awards are announced in March. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org