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). Transportation Committee meetings are held on the first Mondays of even-numbered months, at 7:00 p.m., in the Parsonage 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. Sustainability Committee inaugural meeting is on September 8 at 7 pm in the Youth Chapel Room of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (4350 Wilshire Blvd.; SW corner of Wilshire & Plymouth).
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
Looking for a way to get involved with your community and have a voice in your local government? Elections for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council are on May 1st of this year. You can run for one of 15 different Geographic Area seats or one of the 6 Special Interest seats.
Online Registrations are at http://empowerla.org/nccr or in person on February 10, 2016 at 7pm at the GWNC Board Meeting at the Ebell of Los Angeles.
Election Information Dates:
- Candidate Filing Start Date: 1/17/2016
- Candidate Filing End Date: 3/2/2016
- Deadline to Submit Documentation: 3/5/2016
- Deadline to Withdraw: 3/16/2016
- Deadline to Post Final List of Certified Candidates: 3/17/2016
- Election Day: 5/1/2016
For more information, please email email@example.com or call the Election voicemail service at 818-293-VOTE (818-293-8683).
The 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count takes place on Thursday, January 26th in the Los Angeles Greater Metro area. The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, along with many of our neighboring NCs, have joined with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to marshal volunteers for the annual count. Last year we conducted the largest homeless census in the nation and this year we are poised for an even bigger showing of community engagement. The count provides valuable data to support programs and funding.
Here is information on the Count in the GWNC district:
Date/time:Thursday, January 28, 2016 beginning at 8pm.
Deployment site: United Methodist Church at 4350 Wilshire Bl. (corner Plymouth). There is ample free parking in the lot (enter on Wilshire). Look for signs to Homeless Count.
Volunteer Registration (Greater Wilshire) link: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/wilshire_count_20160128
For more information on the count, registration, and training information, visit the website at: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/.
The December 26, 2015 meeting of the GWNC Outreach Committee has been moved to Saturday, January 2, 2016 due to the Christmas holiday. The January 2 meeting will occur at the usual time of 9am at Bricks & Scones Cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd., 90004.
The GWNC Sustainability Committee is partnering with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to help residents of the Greater Wilshire area conserve water. Many zip codes within the Greater Wilshire area are in the top 1% of water users for the City of Los Angeles. The GWNC Sustainability Committee and LADWP are partnering together to change this statistic with their "180 Days to Turn It Around" campaign. The campaign will be limited to a small group of residents who must opt-in to the challenge. LADWP will perform an audit of the participating residences' water usage. At the January 13, 2016 GWNC Board meeting, participating residents will receive a welcome packet from the LADWP with an analysis of their water usage. LADWP will provide recommendations on how to reduce water usage. Participating residents will have 180 days from the program's official launch on January 13, 2016 reduce their water usage by 20%.
If you would like to participate in this program, you must opt-in to the program and submit your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6, 2016. Please include your name, address, contact information, and state in the body of your email: "I opt-in to the GWNC Sustainability Committee's 180 Days to Turn it Around campaign." Residence within the Greater Wilshire area is required for participation. For additional questions regarding the program, please email email@example.com
The November 28, 2015 meeting of the GWNC Outreach Committee has been moved to Saturday, December 5, 2015 due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The December 5 meeting will occur at the usual time of 9am at Bricks & Scones Cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd., 90004.
The Bureau of Street Services (BSS) is starting out the new year by helping us fix our streets! BSS is conducting a "Neighborhood Council Initiative" to identify and perform small repairs on our needy neighborhood streets. On January 6, 2016, a Small Asphalt Repair truck is scheduled to be in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council area to perform repairs to the roadway, curbs, and sidewalks, weather permitting.
The GWNC’s Transportation Committee will be coordinating submissions to the BSS. The repairs will be limited to 15 addresses, so it's important to prioritize our trouble spots. Please help by sending photos, addresses and information about the spots most in need of repair to the GWNC's Transportation Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee representatives will collect the information and send it to the BSS staff, so they can inspect the desired streets and determine the need for repairs and feasibility of completing the work on the scheduled date. Please submit all nominations by Friday, December 18, 2015.
Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
CD4 Council Member David Ryu wants to hear from you! And he wants to fix our streets and sidewalks, too! The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Transportation Committee is teaming up with Councilmember Ryu’s Office (Council District 4) to create a database of streets and sidewalks in need of repair within CD 4. If you live in CD 4 and within the boundaries of the Greater Wilshire area, please send your requests for street and sidewalk repairs to email@example.com.
Please include the following information: Your name, location of the sidewalk/street in need of repair (include closest address, if possible), HPOZ information (if applicable), brief description, and a photograph of the street or sidewalk in need of repair. Please note that there is no promise or guarantee that the street or sidewalk will be repaired. Please send all submissions by Friday, November 20, 2015.
The Department of Water and Power is proposing to raise our water and power rates by about 30% over the next five years. The $1.4 billion in new revenue will be used to improve the Water System’s infrastructure and water quality and to fund the Power System’s energy efficiency program and the State mandated transition to renewable energy.
On Wednesday, October 14, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will sponsor a 30 minute, moderated discussion with our Department of Water and Power to discuss the proposed rate increase.
The GWNC is asking the public to review the presentation online prior to the meeting and submit questions on the presentation to be asked at the meeting by Monday, October 12, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will be at the Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14.