years ago, the City of Los Angeles created a system of Neighborhood Councils (NCs)
to give residents a greater voice in local government. NCs are elected groups of
your neighbors who give advice to the City Council and City Departments. They
speak for you.
the City wants to find out how well the Neighborhood Council system is working.
The Neighborhood Council Review Commission (also known as the 912 Commission)
has been asked to make recommendations about the NC system. The Commissioners
want to know what you think.
Laws is your South Valley Planning Area representative on the Commission.
“Talking 912” is a series of town hall meetings hosted by Charlotte Laws,
designed to find out what you think about topics the Commission is currently
Commission is addressing the following topics:
OF SUCCESS: Vision and Values
would be the elements of the ideal neighborhood council system for Los Angeles?
people know about Neighborhood Councils?
is meaningful participation?
could delivery of services be improved?
does the LA Neighborhood Council system compare with those in other cities?
Neighborhood Councils the voice of the people? How could they better be the
voice of the people?
Neighborhood Councils have the right roles and powers?
do you think of the Neighborhood Council system now as compared with what you
expected at its onset?
would the ideal Neighborhood Council system look like 10 years from now? How
would things be different from today?