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Special Moderated Discussion of DWP Rate Increases Scheduled for October 14 GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 17:18.

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 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.

Date Change for the September 2015 Land Use Committee Meeting

Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 08:31.

The September 22, 2015 meeting of the GWNC Land Use Committee has been moved to Tuesday, September 29, 2015. The September 29 meeting will occur at the usual time of 6:30 p.m. at the Wilshire United Methodist Church Assembly Room, 4350 Wilshire Blvd., 90005.

Date Change for the September 2015 Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 08:50.

The September 26, 2015 meeting of the GWNC Outreach Committee has been moved to Saturday, October 3, 2015 in order to not conflict with the 2015 Neighborhood Council Congress. The October 3 meeting will occur at the usual time of 9am at Bricks & Scones Cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd., 90004.

Venue Change for the June 10, 2015 GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:43.

Please remember that the June 10 Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Anderson-Munger YMCA - 4301 W. 3rd St. (NW corner of 3rd and Oxford), 90020. (This is a one-time only change - we'll be back at our regular meeting location in July.) Street parking is available near the YMCA, or you may park in the Y's parking structure for the member rate of $1.

Job Opening - GWNC Administrator/Coordinator

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:44.

Job Opening - GWNC Administrator/Coordinator

The GWNC is looking for a new Administrator (10-20 hours per week) to coordinate and support the work of its Board and Committees (Land Use, Outreach, Transportation, etc.). This is a part-time position, but extremely important to the overall organization and smooth operation of the Council.

Responsibilities Include:
Issue tracking
Meeting preparation and coordination
Scheduling and agenda writing
Inter- and intra-organizational communications
Brown Act and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) Compliance
Outreach coordination and social media presence
Finance and budget assistance
Event planning and coordination
...and other duties as necessary.

Excellent communications and organizational skills
Ability to see the big picture and small details at the same time
Comfort with numbers and basic accounting/budgeting
Proficiency with common office software (Word, Excel, Acrobat, Google Docs, etc.)
Proficiency with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Next Door, Instagram, etc.) and other electronic communications (mailing lists, basic website postings, etc.)
Familiarity with the Greater Wilshire area and its issues
Familiarity with City government and the Neighborhood Council system
Ability to multi-task, work independently and take initiative
Flexible hours, but must be available for regularly-scheduled evening meetings several times per month, plus one Saturday morning



Join Us for the Re-Opening of Harold Henry Park on June 3

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:22.

John Burroughs Middle School Modernization Scoping Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:16.

Parents, neighbors and stakeholders of John Burroughs Middle School are invited to a Project-Planning Community Meeting on the proposed modernization of the school facility:

John Burroughs Middle School
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6:00 PM
Multi-Purpose Room
600 South McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Come learn and participate in this next phase of the District-Wide Facilities Bond Program:

Approximately $1 Billion in Comprehensive Modernization Projects.

The LAUSD Board of Education has identified Burroughs Middle School to be one of the initial 11 new comprehensive modernization projects.

Be part of the planning process for this major investment!

Provide your input in the development of the project!

District Staff will review priority needs for facilities at Burroughs Middle School, and provide anticipated timelines and next steps.

Everyone is welcome!

THIS THURSDAY - NC-Sponsored CD4 Candidate Forum

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:27.

Don't forget - this Thursday, April 30, you'll have another great chance to see our two City Council District 4 candidates in conversation before the May 19 election. The event will be held at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn, starting at 6 p.m. More details below.

CD4 Candidate Quesionnaires

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:42.

A while back, we asked our CD4 candidates to respond to several questions about major issues affecting the Greater Wilshire area.

So far, we have received a response from Carolyn Ramsay. David Ryu's responses will be posted when we receive them.

Come tour the Sycamore Square Neighborhood with GWNC

Submitted by lizfuller on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:32.

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!

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