Happy New Year to all.
I hope you will be able to come hear the City Council candidates at our January board meeting Wednesday night. This will be a chance to ask about issues that are of specific concern to our community.
The Neighborhood Council will also discuss our priorities and focus for 2011. We need your input and ideas. All board members are volunteers. We are here to help you with any issues related to Los Angeles city government and to try to improve Chatsworth.
Over the years, we have fought to remove and prohibit mobile advertising trailers on our streets; to save our open spaces and maintain smart development, and to preserve our equestrian properties and trails. We have worked to improve traffic flow by requesting street improvements and left-turn lights.
We have given financial support to our fire stations, our LAPD senior lead officer and the Devonshire Division, the public schools and parks within our boundaries, and countless other community organizations.
We notify the appropriate city departments of problems with pedestrian and equestrian crossings, clogged street drains, trees that need trimming or removal because of safety concerns, and missing street signs.
That's just a sampling of what we've done. If you have a connection to Chatsworth, there is a good chance that you or your family benefited from our actions.
If you have not participated in our activities before, I hope you will consider joining us this year. In addition to our monthly board meetings, we have six committees that deal with specific topics. Check our website for meeting times, agendas and information about the committees.
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
7 p.m., on Jan. 5
Join us for light refreshments, a chance to question the six City Council candidates, and a discussion of neighborhood issues, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave.
Questions? Write to us at email@example.com.
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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.
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 flier
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Post Office Box 3395
Chatsworth, CA 91313-3395
Ph: (818) 464-3511
Fax: (818) 464-3585
Complete CNC activities calendar:
Complete community events calendar:
| MEET AND GREET|
|All 6 City Council Candidates to Appear at Chatsworth Neighborhood Council Jan. 5
Chatsworth residents will have a chance to ask all six City Council candidates about hometown issues as the Council District 12
campaign kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 5.
The candidates to succeed retiring Councilman Greig Smith are scheduled to share in their first joint public appearance at the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. The meeting is not structured as a debate, but rather as an informal, get acquainted, question and answer session. Stakeholders are encouraged to ask questions focusing on Chatsworth issues.
The Neighborhood Council meets 7 p.m. at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave. The meeting is open to all.
If you can't attend, e-mail your questions to email@example.com
The candidates will appear for a second time at a 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. forum, Jan. 31, at the Senior Activities Center, 10100 Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills. That gathering will be sponsored by the neighborhood councils in District 12.
Here are the candidates in the order they will appear on the March 8 primary ballot:
The election will be March 8, with a runoff on May 17 if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. The seven even-numbered City Council district seats are up for election. There are 15 seats on the Council.
| CHATSWORTH IN THE NEWS |
Stories You May Have Missed
Neighborhood Watch Meets Jan. 27
After a December hiatus, the January Chatsworth Neighborhood Watch meeting will be 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. John Eudes Church, 9901 Mason Ave. Officer Danny Del Valle is senior lead officer for Basic Car 17A23.
Post Your Calendar Items Here
Let the community know about your meetings and special events by posting them online here for the Neighborhood Council website, and here for the Patch.com events calendar. All postings are free.
Click here for today's events.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Facing Foreclosure? Pick Up the Phone
Need help with your mortgage? Call (888) 89-LA NHS, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|LOCAL JOB SEARCH
You might also click on WorkSource California.
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.
Neighborhood Council (818) 464-3511
West Valley Alliance (graffiti removal) (818) 885-8885
Police Tipoff Line (818) 832-0563
L.A. City Infoline 311
Bring this coupon to the next Neighborhood Council Meeting and receive a free Be Safe, Be Seen safety flasher. Wear it while jogging, cycling, walking the dog.
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