Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista


Neighborhood Councils were created to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs

In anticipation of the state-mandated January 1 deadline, the Los Angeles City Counciloverwhelmingly approved an ordinance to fully legalize street vending today. The vote was expected, as outgoing Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, or SB 946, which requires cities and counties to develop their own local rules when regulating street vendors.


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On September 4, the Los Angeles City Council approved draft regulations for new dockless bike and scooter sharing companies. The city’s Transportation Committee, chaired by Councilman Mike Bonin, and the Public Works Committee have both vetted these rules extensively.  Please see our Newsletter for more information.

 


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Founded in 2016, Safe Parking LA is a coordinating organization for the community which assists homeless individuals living in their vehicles. We support the implementation of "Safe Parking Lots", which provide individuals a safe place to park each night, restroom access, a security guard, and social service resources.


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The Department of City Planning is launching an update program for four Westside Community Plans as part of an ongoing program to ensure that these plans effectively guide growth and development in the Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Community Plan Update tools - https://www.ncwpdr.org/westchester-playa-del-rey-community-plan


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While no serious illnesses have been detected yet, these transplanted mosquitoes can transmit the viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Meet your new neighbors: tiny but aggressive mosquitoes in the Aedes genus. Also known as the “ankle biter” in vector control circles, these tropical and subtropical mosquitoes have invaded Southern California and are reproducing at an alarming rate.


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Our Board Member, Gregg Aniolek, wears many hats and one of them that he wears with great passion is his CERT hat. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a fantastic training program that covers basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT members can go on to participate in more advanced trainings and refreshers and participate in "call outs" to assist LAFD as needed. More information can be found at www.cert-la.com.


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As new developments pop up all over LA, many residents are asking, "Who approved that?"


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On November 23, 2016, the City adopted an ordinance repealing Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 85.02 in its entirety, in response to a US Court of Appeals judgment and replaced it with a version that decriminalizes living in vehicles, while balancing the needs of all City residents, businesses and visitors for clean, healthy and safe public areas.


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