The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC) is an official organization of the City of Los Angeles, staffed by 18 elected, unpaid volunteers. Our Board is composed of Van Nuys stakeholders from all walks of life, who share a desire to make our home town a safer, greener, and more prosperous place to live.
Our meetings are governed by these documents:
Our job is neighborhood empowerment: We act as your advocates and liaisons to the City Council, the Mayor, and all City of L.A. departments that touch the lives of the people of Van Nuys. Join us at one of our meetings, or talk to us at a community event, and find out how we can make Van Nuys even better, together.
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council district is the heart of the San Fernando Valley, located south of Metrolink Train tracks, north of Burbank Boulevard, west of Hazeltine Avenue and east of the 405 Freeway, provide governmental services for the San Fernando Valley region in the Van Nuys Civic Center with state, federal and city buildings that makes it one of best public spaces in the area.
The mission for the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC) is to serve and protect the public’s interest in serving the Van Nuys community by encouraging public participation and debate into the quorum. Many Los Angelenos are looking for ways to make a difference in their communities on the issues they care about the most. So we welcome stakeholders, community activist in the neighborhood to join in neighborhood council meeting and speak to us in making Van Nuys a place we can all be proud of.
The VNNC was certified in 7/23/2002, the Van Nuys area is predominately a middle-class neighborhood with a diverse group of people from different backgrounds. The main attraction in Van Nuys is the historic Van Nuys Boulevard, which consist small business, row of palm trees, variety of signs and Mini malls.
The 2000 U.S. census counted 103,770 residents in the 8.99-square-mile Van Nuys neighborhood—or 11,542 people per square mile, about an average population density for the city. The ethnic breakdown in the Van Nuys neighborhood was Latinos, 60.5%; whites, 23.1%; Asians, 6.4%; blacks, 6%; and others, 4%. Mexico (41.5%) and El Salvador (17.3%) were the most common places of birth for the 49.8% of the residents who were born abroad—a high percentage for Los Angeles. There were 4,917 families headed by single parents, or 21.3%, considered high for both the city and the county.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $41,134. The percentages of households that earned $40,000 or less were high for the county. Renters occupied 73.9% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 26.1%.
The freedom to express one’s views about public matters is a cornerstone of the democratic process. The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council welcomes the diverse views and opinions of our board members and stakeholders as they relate to the issues before us. In order for these discussions to be meaningful and effective, we have established this Code of Civility. By attending this meeting, you are agreeing to abide by this code.
All who attend this meeting, board members and stakeholders alike, will conduct themselves in a professional and civil manner at all times, including treating each member of the board and members of the public with respect at all times.
This council will promote and enforce a safe meeting environment at all times. At moments when members of the public become disruptive and violate the rules of civility that we have all agreed to follow, The Board may take action to ensure that the person or persons involved conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner.
By attending this meeting, you are agreeing to communicate your ideas and points of view clearly, and allow others to do the same without interruption. You pledge to truly listen to, and hear, other points of view.
Public comments are limited to 1 minute per stake holder per agenda item, with a ten minute limit total for public comments, per agenda item. If there are more than 10 speaker cards on an agenda item, then the allotted time will be evenly divided amongst the speakers. The president will bang the gavel once when your time has expired. Please be clear and concise in your communication so as to keep this meeting organized and efficient.
The Board would like to thank everybody for attending the VNNC board meetings.