Category Archives: Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC)

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Be an LAPD Volunteer

LAPD Chief Moore has made it his goal to expand the capabilities of the LAPD by growing the number of community volunteers. You can make a difference in reducing crime by volunteering with the LAPD. Through your service, officers are freed up to be on patrol and more. Find out what you can do!

As a volunteer, here are some of the available opportunities:

• Community members on patrol
• Clerical and administrative support
• Detective support
• Impacting youth through mentorship & tutoring
• Promoting safety with business communities
• And a variety of other important functions

Contact Van Nuys CRO Unit (818) 374-5420 or (email)

Volunteer for the LAPD

You Can Run for a Seat on the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will hold elections on May 16, 2019 for the following seats:

Resident Representative Zone 2 & 4
Resident Representative Zone 4
At-Large Resident Representative Seat 2
At-Large Resident Renter Representative Seat 2
At-Large Industrial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2
At-Large Commercial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2 & 4
Non-Profit Community Based Organization or Service Club Representative Seat 2
School Representative
At-Large Representatives

This represents half the council seats. Each seat has a four year term.

VNNC Celebrates 15 years

Now is the time to consider running for a seat. We are excited to welcome prospective members to run for a seat. Candidates should have a passion for making a difference in Van Nuys, time to attend our monthly meetings and at least one committee meeting a month. Our goal is to be the Number 1 Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles and we invite you to join us!

Everything you need to know about Neighborhood Council service is packed into a brief 3-1/2  minute What It Means To Be A Candidate Video.

Who can run?

You can! People, 16 years old, who live, work, own property, or declare a substantial and ongoing Community Interest in our neighborhood can run for a seat. Sign up on the Candidate Registration Portal starting January 31, 2019. Or complete this Application in Spanish.

Learn more with the Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Guide.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Boundaries

VNNC Boundary Map

View larger VNNC Boundary Map

You may be interested in reading the VNNC Bylaws of August 1, 2018

Who can vote?

All community stakeholders who are 16 or older at the time of the election can vote

Election timeline

Candidate Filing Period: January 31-March 4, 2019
Candidate Information Session: February 20, 2019
Certified Candidate List Available: March 15, 2019
Election: May 16, 2019

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VNNC Enjoys Halloween Fun

Van Nuys residents enjoyed the Halloween Carnival at the Van Nuys Recreation Center on Saturday, October 27. This was an afternoon of fun for families. Children came in costume and enjoyed carnival games and arts and crafts. Everyone enjoyed the costume parade. Thank you to all for a wonderful afternoon!

Thank you to VNNC Parks & Recreation Committee Member Jason Sherman for the great photos!

VNNC Calls for Postal Truck Air Conditioning

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council made headlines in the Daily News by calling for air conditioning in US Postal Carrier trucks after a carried died in the line of duty during the extreme heat this summer in Woodland Hills.

“What happened in Woodland Hills can happen in Van Nuys – it gets to be 120, 115 degrees,” said George Thomas, president of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. “They’re out delivering the mail and these trucks are not equipped with air conditioning units at all.”

After considerable debate, VNNC approved issuing a call to action to Congressman Tony Cárdenas, who we hope can introduce federal legislation. Subsequently, the Daily News reported:

U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas said he’s “deeply saddened” that a U.S. Postal Service carrier died in her mail truck in Woodland Hills on a scorching summer day and is “determined” it doesn’t happen again.

“Postal Service trucks should have air-conditioning, especially in the San Fernando Valley, which is one of the hottest parts of (Los Angeles) County,” Cárdenas, D-Panorama City, said in a statement Tuesday.

We are excited that Congressman Cárdenas is taking up this important matter and hope to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Read the Daily News Article September 26, 2018