Special Election Is Oct. 7; You Can Be
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council will hold a special election Wednesday, Oct. 7, to fill
the seat left vacant after the recent death of founding board member
The term expires in March 2010.
Here are the rules...
Stakeholders interested in running
must complete a candidate filing form, available by clicking here or on the CNC
website along with instructions. The form must be received by the CNC by 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. Candidates may mail, fax or email the form.
To qualify as a CNC stakeholder, a candidate must live, work,
own property, board a horse within the council boundaries or declare a
stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it.
Stakeholders must be at
least 18 on the day of the election. There are no absentee ballots or
write-in votes. If you
want to vote, you must attend the meeting during the specified time
Stakeholders are invited to meet with the CNC board and candidates
for a Q&A session at 7 p.m.
Voting will follow from 7:15 to 8 p.m. If candidates provide biographies of a maximum 100 words, they will
be posted on the council website. All candidates and voters must complete a new stakeholder registration
form, which is available at the door, or online by clicking here, Only simple identifying
information is required to show that the candidate qualifies as a stakeholder. A
stakeholder does not have to be registered as a voter for city, state or
national elections to qualify for this election.
Votes will be counted and the newly elected board member
will be seated immediately.All board members
are encouraged to volunteer for one or two committees. The new member
may choose any of the CNC committees except Land Use, which has reached the
maximum number of members. Information about the committees and their meeting times is
available on the website.
The council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lawrence
Middle School, 10100
Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Check the website for current information about
the council and the election or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
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THE COUNCIL SYSTEM
|About the Council
The mission of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council is to provide an open forum for public discussion of issues concerning the Chatsworth community and to facilitate communication between the City of Los Angeles and Community Stakeholders.
Map of Chatsworth Neighborhood Council boundaries. Click here.
|When We Meet
All volunteer committees meet monthly. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Chatsworth Train Depot at
10038 Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth, unless otherwise noted.
CNC Board at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave.
2nd Tuesday: Beautification.
2nd Wednesday: Equestrian.
3rd Tuesday:Public Safety & Transportation.
3rd Wednesday: Enhancements.
3rd Thursday: Land Use.
4th Tuesday: Outreach
Check the CNC website for last-minute changes.
DWP Water Conservation Measures in Effect
DWP water conservation measures are now in effect, restricting lawn watering with automatic sprinklers to Mondays and Thursdays, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
Watering by hand with a flow-control nozzle is allowed on any day, before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
Here are several links with detailed information on the water conservation measures:Shortage Year Rates Fact SheetFrequently Asked QuestionsSprinkler Use OrdinanceProhibited Uses of Water
DWP Phone: (800) Dial DWP
DWP Website: LADWP.com
To report water waste call (800) Dial DWP.
For information on the DWP's Residential Drought Resistant Landscape Incentive Program, call (888) 376-3314. For information on any of the Department's other rebates and incentives visit LADWP.com
and click on "Rebates and Programs" or (800) dial DWP.
KEEP IT GREEN
Here's Where You
Can Recycle LocallyVons Shopping Center
20440 Devonshire St. (behind Rite-Aid)Valley Recycling Center
20220 Plummer St.,
21250 Nordhoff St.,
|WATCH AT HOME
New Live and On-Demand Video
The Office of the City Clerk is offering new live and on-demand video and audio services of City Council meetings. For more information, please see their flyer
The City has a Zero Waste
team soliciting opinions on how to reduce solid waste.
Find out how you can participate.
Zero waste brochure
Bureau of Sanitation
The BOS is working to
convert our solid waste into renewable energy.
Read the brochure
for the 'Big One'
This is the 150th
anniversary of the last great San Andreas Earthquake.
Dare to Prepare is a campaign to prepare for the next
big quake. Find out what you can do at the
Dare to Prepare site
. Read the
Free Shade Trees
You can get free shade trees through DWP.
Read about the Trees for a Green LA program
DWP Residential Energy and
Water Saving Programs
The DWP offers incentives to recycle your old
refrigerator and buy an energy efficient one. Other
appliance incentives are available too. Receive $100
toward an ultra low flush toilet. Read about DWP rebates
Online Service Requests
can place service requests for street repair, tree trimming,
downed trees or palm fronds in the street
is a service provided by the
Bureau of Street Services
Property Activity Reports
Did you know that you
can view all permit requests for a property online?
to access the City's online reporting
system. Enter in the address and view the permits.
This is a service
provided by the
Department of Building and Safety
--Adapted from the PRNC newsletter.
West Valley Alliance (graffiti removal)
Police Tipoff Line
L.A. City Infoline
An invitation from the District 12 Council Office...Chatsworth Train Memorial DedicationSet for Saturday
One year ago, our lives were changed forever.
The Chatsworth Metrolink train disaster of Sept. 12, 2008 was a tragedy that brought trauma to the families of the victims, those who were injured, the rescue workers, groups that offered assistance, and the entire community.
Please join us Saturday at 9:30 am in Chatsworth for the unveiling ceremony of the monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Chatsworth Metrolink train disaster one year ago.
On the one-year anniversary of this tragic event, a public monument will be unveiled overlooking the crash site and a dedication ceremony will be held in honor of those who lost their lives, and their loved ones.
Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to park at the Church at Rocky Peak, located at 22601 Santa Susana Pass Rd., Chatsworth. Shuttles will bring visitors to the event location at Stoney Point Park. The ceremony will last approximately one hour.
For more information, please call Councilman Greig Smith's office at (818) 756-8501.
Metrolink Places a Plaque Downtown
The bronze plaque is revealed at Union Station in downtown L.A. days before the first anniversary of the deadly Chatsworth collision. The deceased, their loved ones and rescuers are commemorated. Click here
The plaque, which also honors victims' loved ones and first responders, is unveiled at Union Station in downtown L.A. during a gathering that included law enforcement officials, Red Cross workers and commuters. [Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times]
|Englander Running to Succeed Smith in City's 12th Council District... in 2011 As reported by LA Observed:
Mitch Englander, the chief of staff to City Council member
Mitch Englander with root beer floats at summer movie in Northridge Park.
and a longtime City Hall figure, has landed the first press release of
the next race for City Council -- in 2011.
It lets anyone else thinking
of running in the 12rth district, or raising money, know that Englander
has the backing of Smith, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Sheriff Lee
Baca, neighboring council member Dennis Zine, Valley power brokers Bert
and Jane Boeckmann and former Assemblymember Keith Richman, who won the
election for shadow mayor of the Valley in the 2002 secession vote.
release also makes prominent mention of chief campaign strategist John
Shallman, whose clients have included Greuel, City Attorney Carmen
Trutanich and DA Steve Cooley.
'Madagascar 2' to Screen Under the Stars
The season finale of free "Movies Under the Stars" will feature "Madagascar 2," at 7:30 p.m., Saturday
at Northridge Park.
There will be free popcorn
until 9 p.m. and drawings for prizes. There will also be
free face painting for kids provided by Ken Sampson of Coldwell Banker.
Northridge Park is at 10100 Reseda Blvd., Northridge.
For more information, call (818) 756-8501 or email Megan.Cottier@lacity.org
or visit www.CD12.org
Reserve Now for Free Health Fair
The Harold Pump Foundation is organizing a
community health fair 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at Northridge Hospital. This
free health fair will feature booths with a wide range of health,
fitness, medical, nutritional and other information.
over 50 years of age can also take advantage of this opportunity to
receive free blood glucose and blood pressure screening, prostate
cancer screening, mammograms and cervical tests. Reservations are
required for the free tests.
Northridge Hospital is at 18300 Roscoe Blvd. at Reseda Boulevard, Northridge. Use the Cancer Center parking lot.
To make an appointment, call (818) 700-5668.
Have Your Say on New LAPD Chief
City of LA's Personnel Department would like input from all
stakeholders in identifying key characteristics required for the next
Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department. They have
created an online survey
which will be available for completion until Sept. 17. The
information collected will assist in establishing the criteria for
selecting the next Chief of Police.
|TODAY'S THE DEADLINE
Homeland Security Wants to Know
Today is the deadline for you to participate in an online review of the
priorities of the Department of Homeland Security. Public study groups
have been working to refine the thinking that formed this survey. What
you will see is the product of their work and not final DHS policy.
Issues include: counterterrorism, employers that violate labor laws,
disaster responses, immigration laws, and airport security, according to the CityWatch newsletter.
There is also a place for you to post your comments
Volunteers Available for Day of Service
Works is a nonprofit volunteer action center that creates and
implements hands-on community service opportunities throughout the
greater Los Angeles area. They are currently looking for ideas for a
Day of Service that would revitalize community centers, transitional
living facilities, schools, parks, beaches, and more. All services
including supply costs are free. Please contact Gil Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
|LOCAL JOB SEARCH
You might also click on WorkSource California.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Facing Foreclosure? Pick Up the Phone
Need help with your mortgage? Call (888) 89-LA NHS, email email@example.com or see http://www.lanhs.org/.
County Offers Foreclosure Aid: The County's Department of Consumer Affairs is offering a variety of information and assistance for homeowners and
property owners at risk of foreclosure, trying to refinance, or
otherwise navigating through today's economic turbulence.
more detailed information on the range of homeowner-related programs
and services the department offers, visit the Homes page.
Beware of Property-Tax Scams: Beware of firms
charging a hefty fee to "assist" area homeowners in filing property
assessment reduction forms. You can download them free, here: Change in Assessment form, and visit the County's Assessment Appeals page
for full details on all aspects of property assessment, including
proposed reductions. Property owners can also call toll-free (888)
807-2111 for assistance.
Gas Co. Has Energy Aid: For information on the Gas Company's bill assistance programs, visit www.SocalGas.com/assistance, or call toll-free at (800) 427-2200. For energy saving tips, click HERE.
Chatsworth Farmer's Market
Every Saturday. 4-8 p.m., St.
Stephen Presbyterian Church, 20121 Devonshire St. Farmer's Market
features a jumping castle for kids, hot food, sweets, live
entertainment, and fresh vegetables and fruit.
Calling CQ... CQ... CQ...
The San Fernando Valley Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a free seven-
to ten-evening Amateur Radio licensing instruction course. The class
meets weekly beginning Thursday, Sept. 10, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in
Classrooms 1 and 2 in the basement of Northridge Hospital, 18300 Roscoe
Blvd. To enroll, contact Bill Miller at (818) 368-4438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrive 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, for the unveiling ceremony of the monument dedicated to
those who lost their lives in the Chatsworth Metrolink train disaster
one year ago. Park at the Church at
Rocky Peak, 22601 Santa Susana Pass Rd. Shuttles will bring visitors to the event location at Stoney
Point Park. The ceremony will last approximately one hour. Details, (818) 756-8501.
There will be a community health fair 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Northridge Hospital. This
free health fair will feature booths with a wide range of health,
fitness, medical, nutritional and other information, plus diagnostic tests for seniors. Northridge Hospital is at 18300 Roscoe Blvd. at Reseda Boulevard, Northridge. Use the Cancer Center parking lot. To make an appointment for diagnostics, call (818) 700-5668.
Free Film Finale
The season finale of free "Movies Under the Stars" will feature "Madagascar 2," at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept.
12, at Northridge Park, 10100 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. There will be free popcorn
until 9 p.m., drawings for prizes and
free face painting for kids. Details, (818) 756-8501, email Megan.Cottier@lacity.org or visit www.CD12.org.
Counselors from HUD certified agencies,
select lenders and servicers, and attorneys will
meet with distressed homeowners 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday,
Sept. 12, at Jordan
High School, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, to provide on-site
assistance and one-on-one counseling. Homeowners must bring their loan
documents, income verification and monthly
budget. They can also download and complete the
Client Intake form in advance to bring to the
event. Review the document
called Items Needed for Review and make sure to bring those
documents. Homeowners should RSVP to
secure a spot at (213) 381-2862 and click here. Sponsored by The City of Long Beach
and the Los Angeles County
NeighborWorks Center for
Safe Streets and Speed Limit Forum
Forum will address safe streets and speed limits at 7 p.m., Tuesday,
Sep. 15, at Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. The forum will give residents an update
about Assemblymember Paul Krekorian's AB 766, the Safe Streets Bill, and what lies ahead for
ensuring local control over speed limits.
Emergency Preparedness Fair
Learn everything you'll need to prepare
yourself, your family and your workplace at the City of Los Angeles
18th Annual Emergency Preparedness on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Northridge
Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge. Free samples, demos and lots of information. Click for flyer.
The September Chatsworth Neighborhood Watch meeting will be 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at St. John
Eudes Church, 9901 Mason Ave. Danny Del Valle is the senior lead officer for Basic Car Area 17A23
The next Council District 12 community cleanup effort will be 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at Nobel Middle School, 9950 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Click for flyer.
Eagle & Badge Gala
Hosted reception, silent auction, "LAPD Experience," gourmet dinner and presentation of awards plus a celebrity auctioneer and headline entertainment will benefit the Los Angeles Police Protective League's foundation. Honorees include: Carmen Trutanich, Eric Garcetti, Castulo de la Rocha, Harvey C. Barnum Jr. and Jim Hill. Begins 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Starts, Los Angeles. RSVP required. Details, (818) 994-4661. Click for web page.
PALS Monte Carlo Night
SFV Honorary Mayor Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson) and poker champion Jamie Gold host a night of entertainment at Cartwright's Northridge home for the benefit of the Councilman Greig Smith LAPD Devonshire PALS Youth Center. Begins 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3. Wear your cowboy finery. Click here for details, or call (818) 882-7336.
The annual Chatsworth Pioneer Day will be 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Homestead Acre, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive. The Acre is adjacent to the entrance of Chatsworth Park South at the west end of Devonshire Street. The festival features a chili cook-off, woodcarvers, panning for gold, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, "chores of yore," and much more. Park at the Chatsworth train depot for free shuttle service every 15 minutes. Donations: $4 adults, $1 children, kids under 5 are free. Details: (818) 882-5614 and historicalsocieties.net.
State of the County Meeting
Supervisor Michael Antonovitch will deliver an address, noon, Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive, Northridge. The meeting is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Northridge/Chatsworth and Granada Hills. Cost is $20. RSVP to (661) 753-3056 or email email@example.com.
Arts in Crisis
Arts for LA, the Center for Cultural Innovation and the California Community Foundation will present the Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center initiative 50 State Tour at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, 9-10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. RSVP here by Oct. 6.
Giant Used Book Sale
The Chatsworth Friends of the Library is holding a Giant Used Book Sale
on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Chatsworth Branch Library, 21052 Devonshire St., from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hardback books are $1. Paperback books are 50 cents. Child and teen books are three for $1 or 50 cents each. Funds go to purchase new books for the library and sponsor library programs.
Stoney Point Cleanup
will be returning to Stoney Point on Saturday, Oct. 24 for their annual cleanup. Volunteers are welcome. For details, email Les Salay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Post Office Box 3395
Chatsworth, CA 91313-3395
Ph: (818) 464-3511
Fax: (818) 464-3585
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