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Stakeholder Input Meeting for Neighborhood Council Plan Review

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 08:36.

All GWNC stakeholders are invited to attend this public input session for the ongoing Neighborhood Council Plan Review process:

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL PLAN REVIEW
Saturday, February 16th, from 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Glassell Park, Senior & Community Center
3750 N. Verdugo Rd Los Angeles, 90065
For RSVP or questions please contact Héctor Huezo:
Hector.Huezo@HighlandParkNC.com | (562) 485-7329
http://empowerla.org/ncplan/

The Neighborhood Council Plan, city-wide, is being reviewed by a group of new and former neighborhood council members to make recommendations to the City of Los Angeles for ways to improve the system for everyone.

Please join a coalition of local Neighborhood Council Representatives in a discussion as they call for your input for revisions and improvements to the Neighborhood Council Plan. Your participation is welcomed and all stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Topics being reviewed are:

Agenda for Wednesday, February 13, GWNC Board Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 17:23.

The Ebell of Los Angeles
4400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Parking Notice: Beginning with this meeting and from this date on, as a safety precaution, our Ebell hosts have requested that all GWNC meeting attendees please use the Ebell’s porte cochere entrance off of the parking lot on the west side of the clubhouse. This lot will be open for parking as well, and is accessible from 8th Street, at the south end of the Ebell complex. The porte cochere entrance is the northern-most entrance off the west parking lot.
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Two Important Surveys: Budget and Libraries

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:39.

The City of Los Angeles has asked for our Neighborhood Council's help in publicizing and recruiting respondents for two important surveys. Please take a few minutes to provide your input:

1. Mayor's Budget Survey

This is an annual survey asking participants for their opinions on both funding and spending priorities for the coming fiscal year. How would you balance our city budget? Take some time to tell City Hall...at http://la.budgetchallenge.org

2. Library Survey

What is your vision for the library of the future? Your answer will help the Los Angeles Public Library to create a strategic plan that will shape the library's services and programs over the next five years.

This is a very brief, 4-question survey:

English survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/VisionYourLibrary

And Greuel Makes Five!

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 15:28.

Wendy Greuel has confirmed she will join Eric Garcetti, Kevin James, Jan Perry and Emanuel Pleitez at Sunday's Wilshire Boulevard Mayoral Forum, co-sponsored by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. This means all five of the top candidates will be in attendance for our Town Hall discussion.

Please pass the word...and please join us for this important event!

Wilshire Blvd Mayoral Town Hall

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
John Burroughs Middle School
600 S. McCadden Place

Please RSVP to forum@greaterwilshire.org

Update: Eric Garcetti will join other candidates at Sunday's Wilshire Blvd. Mayoral Forum

Submitted by lizfuller on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 14:04.

Eric Garcetti has confirmed he will join candidates Kevin James, Jan Perry and Emanuel Pleitez at Sunday's Wilshire Boulevard Mayoral Forum, co-sponsored by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Please share with your neighbors...and please join us for this important event!

Wilshire Blvd Mayoral Town Hall

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
John Burroughs Middle School
600 S. McCadden Place

Please RSVP to forum@greaterwilshire.org

For more information, see http://www.greaterwilshire.org/site/?q=node/490 and please read this article, by GWNC Board Member Patricia Lombard, on the importance of getting to know our candidates and voting in this election: http://www.larchmontbuzz.com/larchmont-village-events/why-vote/

Agenda for Thursday, February 7, GWNC Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 16:20.

Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda
Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Thurs., February 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
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PUBLIC Comment: Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1. Call to Order (Fred Mariscal)
2. Roll Call (Patty Lombard)
3. Reading of the Minutes (Patty Lombard)
4. New Business
    A. March Chronicle ad
    B. February board meeting agenda preview: more grant money available?
5. Old Business
    A. Mayoral Candidate Forum – LAUSD, publicity, costs, etc.

Agenda for Wednesday, February 6 GWNC Transportation Committee Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:30.

Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90005
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

PUBLIC Comment: The public is requested to fill out a Speaker Card to address the Board on any item on the agenda. Comments from the public on the agenda items will be heard only when that item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters, not appearing on the agenda but within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to two (2) minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board.

1) Call to Order
2) Roll Call & Approval of Minutes*
3) Seating of New Committee Members and Officer Elections (Chair and Secretary)*
4) Guest Speakers
   a) LAPD representative to discuss enforcement.

Wilshire Blvd. Mayoral Candidate Forum

Submitted by lizfuller on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 09:52.

Come one, come all...to the

Wilshire Blvd Mayoral Town Hall

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
John Burroughs Middle School
600 S. McCadden Place



Public Comments Open on Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:14.

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.

Significant Environmental Effects of Project: The analysis in the Draft EIR concluded that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment. However, it would result in beneficial impacts on air quality, biological resources, and hydrology and water quality.

Public Review Period: The Draft EIR is available for public review from January 25, 2013 to March 11, 2013. Please send your written comments no later than March 11, 2013 to Karen Coca, Division Manager, Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division/Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Mail Stop 944, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Public Meetings: The following public meetings would be held to receive comments on the Draft EIR:

Free Citizenship Classes in the GWNC Area (and other locations)

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 10:22.

Interested in becoming a U.S. citizen...or know someone who is? The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Office of Citizenship, LA Public Library and Catholic Immigration Services have teamed up to offer a series of FREE citizenship classes for Permanent Residents. Schedule, locations and other info:

Catholic Immigration Services
1530 James M. Wood Blvd, Los Angeles 90015
Level 1: Tuesdays 5:45 pm —8:45 pm
Level 2: Thursdays 5:45 pm– 8:45 p.m.

Central Library
630 W. 5th St, Los Angeles 90071
Level 1: Saturdays 10:30 am—1:30 pm

Wilshire Branch Library
149 N. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles 90004
Level 2: Saturdays 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Panorama City Library
14345 Roscoe Blvd, Los Angeles 91402
Level 1: Saturdays 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343
Level 2: Saturdays 10:00 am—1:00 pm

For more information call: 213-251-3542
Open Enrollment - Just stop by



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