Tag Archives: San Fernando Valley

Valley Village Seeks Community Support for Historic Preservation

There’s a new Meet Up for stakeholders interested in historic preservation. Tuesday May 12 at 10 am, The Cultural Heritage Commission will determine the fate of an original 1934 property in Valley Village. This property was built in 1934 as one of the first four parcels constructed on the block. If it is not approved as a historic property, it will be demolished to be replaced with a three story condo, 80 year old trees will be destroyed and the last piece of history on the block will be gone. Join their Meet Up for more details and to lend your support.

ABOUT THE VAN NUYS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SUSTAINABLE PLANNING INITIATIVE

In March, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council hosted its first sustainable planning summit to inform the community about City of Los Angeles initiatives and local quality of life advocacy driven by California’s climate laws. This post continues dialog that began at the summit.

Using Complete Streets best practices on Van Nuys Blvd can lead to economic gains

Last month, Smart Growth America released study findings of economic benefits to communities that develop Complete Streets. Listen to the findings and learn the case studies here as Van Nuys Neighborhood Council helps shape City of Los Angeles’ Complete Streets plans along Van Nuys Blvd.

The VNNC needs YOU to join local academics, budget advocates, Van Nuys small businesses, historic preservationists, ecological conservationists and community-centric land-use advocates to help shape Van Nuys Blvd into a complete street.  California’s climate laws and innovative local leadership offer us a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a strong community designed for climate and economic resiliency.

ABOUT THE VAN NUYS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SUSTAINABLE PLANNING INITIATIVE

In March, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council hosted its first sustainable planning summit to inform the community about City of Los Angeles initiatives and local quality of life advocacy driven by California’s climate laws. This post continues dialog that began at the summit.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council votes unanimously for strict Citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

A journal of Science study published Thursday reports if climate change continues rapidly, one in six species could face extinction. And in a timely Earth Day vote at last week’s Special Meeting, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support Councilmember Paul Koretz’s motion to implement a Los Angeles citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. We’re committed to work toward a climate resilient solution including protecting local Valley resources at the Sepulveda Basin and recharging the San Fernando Valley aquifer.

Add your voice to the solution by participating at our monthly general meetings the second Wednesday of each month in the conference room of the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys. And bring your ideas to VNNC committees.  Several projects are starting up in Van Nuys that you can contribute to if greenhouse gas emission reduction matters to you.

Watch a Movie with Me from CD 2 Paul Krekorian

Summer Movies in the Park Kickoff
 
Dear Friend: 

Join me to kick off the summer with popcorn and an outdoor movie in North Hollywood!

 
Jurassic Park 

Saturday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. 

North Hollywood Park 

11430 Chandler Blvd.

 

Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and chairs for a family-friendly evening under the stars. We’ll screen Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster, Jurassic Park

The Summer Movies in the Park series–sponsored by my office, FilmLA, Comcast-NBCUniversal and neighborhood councils–will host free outdoor movie events across Council District 2 throughout the summer. 

 

I look forward to seeing you and your family on June 21. Stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings in my weekly newsletter.

Very truly yours,


Paul Krekorian
Councilmember, District 2

UCLA Urban Planning Report Study

ucla-702x318In December, EmpowerLA had the opportunity to sit in on Professor Ong’s Urban Planning class at UCLA as students presented their neighborhood profiles, finished products of the neighborhood analyses they conducted in collaboration with seven Neighborhood Councils.

We promised to share these great profiles with you, and we are excited to present them as PDFs here for you to peruse online. Students created these in-depth reports using the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and collecting information from the field through partnerships with seven Neighborhood Councils.

The presentations include historical background on each of the communities as well as detailed analysis of demographic composition, socioeconomic status, housing characteristics, the local economy, and other local features.
In each study, the presentations conclude with recommendations for the Neighborhood Council on how to maximize their positive impact on their community. Neighborhood Councils now have a data-driven reference to inform their work and gain an accurate picture of their neighborhood from a variety of angles.

“I am so impressed by the caliber of the students’ work,” said Grayce Liu, General Manager of EmpowerLA. She listened in on the presentations in December and sees great value in the partnership between UCLA graduate students and Neighborhood Councils.

“I think this asset mapping is essential for all Neighborhood Councils, and I hope to find the resources to create such profiles for all of the Neighborhood Councils.”

Click on the Neighborhood Council name to read about:

Empowerment Congress Southwest

Greater Valley Glen

Historic Highland Park

Lake Balboa

South Central

Sunland-Tujunga

Van Nuys