We promote public participation in city governance and decision making processes, to make government more responsive to our local needs and requests, creating more opportunities to build partnerships with government and private entities to create more opportunities for our neighborhood. We work with stakeholders to make a difference in the community with such projects as I Hablo U, the Pet Park Project, and the Community Involvement Program.
Come to a Meeting!
We meet First Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at University Village Community Computing Center, 1010 West Jefferson Ave. Suite C-150, (Jefferson Boulevard at McClintock Avenue.)
What is the Purpose of the Council?
The purpose of this Council is to work with elected officials to improve the quality of life in communities within the Neighborhood Development Council boundaries. The Governing Body and stakeholders identify community concerns, and work with City officials to identify resources to address issues and develop solutions. The mission of the Neighborhood Development Council is to:
(A) Engage residents in efforts to create safer and healthier environments;
(B) Educate constituents to make more informed decisions regarding the condition of their neighborhoods; and
(C) Empower stakeholders to effect positive change in their communities.
Our board consists of 15 volunteer board members. 9 of the board members are elected for two year terms. Elected members include the President, Vice President, Secretary and two representatives from our three areas. View Area Descriptions. Appointed positions include 5 at large representatives and the Treasurer.
What is a Stakeholder?
The following is the Neighborhood Council’s definition of stakeholder: Neighborhood Council membership is open to all Stakeholders. “Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood or to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, stakeholders are those persons who own a business within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or own real estate property within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or attends school within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or attends a religious organization within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries.
What are the Council’s Boundaries?
North: 10 Freeway
South: Martin Luther King Boulevard
East: 110 Freeway
West: Arlington Avenue between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue, between Martin Luther King Boulevard and the 10 Freeway
The Council’s boundaries are further broken into three areas, with two elected representatives for each.
Starting at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue, head north on Western Avenue to the 10 Freeway. East on the 10 Freeway to Toberman Street. Southwest on Toberman Street to West Adams Boulevard. West on West Adams Boulevard to Vermont Avenue. South on Vermont Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard. West on Jefferson Boulevard to starting point.
Starting at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, head north on Arlington Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard. East on Jefferson Boulevard to Normandie Avenue. South on Normandie Avenue to Exposition Boulevard. East on Exposition Boulevard to the 110 Freeway. South on the 110 Freeway to Martin Luther King Boulevard. West on Martin Luther King Boulevard to starting point.
Starting at the corner of Exposition Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, head north on Normandie Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard. East on Jefferson Boulevard to Vermont Avenue. North on Vermont Avenue to West Adams Boulevard. East on West Adams Street to Toberman Street. Northeast on Toberman Street to the 10 Freeway. East on the 10 Freeway to the 110 Freeway going south. 110 Freeway south exit going west on Exposition Boulevard. Exposition Boulevard to starting point.