Make Jefferson Beautiful Gets Funding

Make Jefferson Beautiful Gets Funding | October 24, 2017

On October 19, 2017 the California Transportation Commission voted to fund the $6.3 million Jefferson Beautiful streetscape plan two years early. The vote means that work on sidewalk repairs, pedestrian lighting, bike lanes, street trees, pedestrian refuges and more from Vermont Ave. west to Western Ave. will get underway in the current 2017/2018 fiscal year.

The project team is grateful for Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and his staff for requesting and receiving the expedited funding.

Jefferson Beautiful is a community-driven campaign to make Jefferson Blvd. a beautiful and vibrant commercial boulevard that is safe for people walking, biking and driving.

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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.