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Jefferson Blvd Community Clean Up

We had a very successful Jefferson Blvd Corridor Community Clean-up day on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Big thanks to all council members and community partners Food4Less and Dereke Carr, Redeemer Community Partnerships, LA Conservation Corp, USC Cadets and Officers, LAPD Senior Lead Officers, KYCC, Korean Cultural Center, Council District 8 Bernard Parks and Cathy Davis, our graffiti team, neighbors and friends and Earlz Grill. Thank you all! What a difference a day can make!

Letter sent to Councilmember Parks:

Dear Councilmember Parks and Ms. Davis,

Thank you all for your support with the first Jefferson Boulevard Community Clean-up day.  Ms. Davis was very helpful in providing us with the proper contacts.  Although some of the work is done, we still are trying to get red curb zones painted, fire hydrants painted, and side walks repaired.  If a person was to try to ride down the side walks they would be impaired because of the cracks, etc.

We are also still working on trying to get the NANDC banners put up along Jefferson and eventually Western and Normandie Avenues.  We submitted a grant to your office and haven’t heard back yet.  We would appreciate any support you may provide for the hanging of the banners–something that will be sustained in our community while carrying a message and beautifying all at the same time.

Attached in this email is an article for the newsletter along with some photos.  I hope that you will be able to post these in your E-news.

Thanks again for your support and I’ll be in touch.

Andrea Canty
EC NANDC President

North Area Neighborhood Development Council Instrumental In Quashing Oil Drilling Proposal

1371wjefferson2Los Angeles – January 15, 2015 – Freeport McMoRan has withdrawn their application to drill a new well and redrill two existing wells at their current facility on Jefferson Blvd, west of USC, in part due to the efforts of the North Area Neighborhood Development Council (NANDC). NANDC provided a forum for community concerns on drilling at its meetings and rallied the community to attend public hearings on the subject in January and November of 2014. At a November hearing held by the Zoning Administration there was sufficient public concern to trigger an extension of the public comment period.
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Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.