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Neighborhood Councils Do the Work of the Neighborhood

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On October 7, thousands of people descended upon the northwest parking lot at Northridge Fashion Center for the 10th annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair. In speaking with people who stopped by our Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council table, it became clear many were unaware of LA’s neighborhood council system.

Across the city of Los Angeles, there are nearly 100 neighborhood councils tasked with serving the residents within their boundaries. Do you live, work, shop, or go to school within the boundaries of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council (Click here for a full interactive map)? If so, you are legally considered a Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council “stakeholder.”

We have a city-funded annual budget of $42,000 to be used on “Neighborhood Purpose Grants” and other projects in the neighborhood.

Neighborhood council committees take a close look at specific issues within the community. Homelessness is an issue many people are talking about, and our homelessness liaisons have dived in to learn as much as they possibly can about the issue and what resources are available.

What’s an issue important to you? Let us know in the comments or email us at [email protected].

It also became clear while talking with folks at the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair that many would like to be more involved with what happens in their immediate areas, but don’t know where to start. Anyone interested in taking a more active role in the community should at least be familiar with the neighborhood council system.

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Lake Balboa NC’s next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on November 1 at Gault Street Elementary School (17000 Gault St, Lake Balboa, CA 91406). We are excited to welcome a special Guest Speaker to our meeting: California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, who represents our area.

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