What are Neighborhood Councils?
Neighborhood Councils are one of the ways that Los Angeles encourages and funds resident participation on a very local level. Los Angeles has 97 Neighborhood Councils, which offer Neighborhood Purposes Grants, are a meaningful voice for residents who might otherwise be unable to communicate effectively with their Council Districts, provide a link to LAPD, and so much more. to learn more about Neighborhood Councils and how they work, please read About Neighborhood Councils at EmpowerLA.org. NC meetings are public and subject to Brown Act rules.
What is Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council?
GWNC was certified on 12/2/2003, and has been faithfully serving stakeholders for 14 years.
GWNC is located almost entirely in Council District 4, David Ryu's district, with a small portion in Council District 5. Bounded by Olympic Blvd. on the south, Labrea on the west, Melrose and Willoughby on the north, and Western and Wilton on the east, the GWNC Board members represent 15 geographic areas (see map below), as well as representatives for various stakeholder communities, such as renters, business owners and employees, education, non-profits and religion. Each representative also has an alternate to guarantee quorums and full representation. Wilshire Park is Geographic Area 13 in GWNC, and our representative for all those years has been John Gresham.
GWNC also has many committees dedicated to specific issues:
Land Use Committee, fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (Assembly Room of the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd.);
Transportation Committee, first Mondays of even-numbered months at 7:00 p.m. (Library of Marlborough School, 250 S. Rossmore Ave.);
Outreach Committee, last (or first, as published) Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (Bricks & Scones Cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd.);
Sustainability Committee, quarterly (time and date TBA), (The Los Angeles Tennis Club, 5851 Clinton Street).
For a ful list of GWNC Board members, bylaws, budgets and election information, go to EmpowerLA - GWNC.
GWNC also has its own website with local information, meeting schedules, calendars and agendas, contacts and useful links, as well as instructions for getting items placed on the agenda.