Neighborhood News

April 2, 2010
Granada Hills' Fire Station 18 to Lose Their Ambulance at Night?

Local Councilman Greig Smith's Response to the City's Budget Dilemma: Dear Friend: It has come to my attention that there has been some misunderstanding about certain proposed reductions in the Fire Department as part of the City’s efforts to close the $212 million budget shortfall. We received messages from community members in Porter Ranch, Granada […]

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March 10, 2010
March 2, 2010 Election Results (OFFICIAL)

GHNNC would like to thank all of the voters who showed up to the Election at our office. We were so excited to see a couple hundred stakeholders there! The following results are final results that have been posted on the City Clerk's website. We are now in a challenge period and will be fully […]

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February 15, 2010
Neighborhood Council Funding Update

Your Voice is Urgently Needed! Council to Consider NC Recommendations Today at 10 am The City Council is set to consider, among other issues, five sweeping motions approved this week by the committee that oversees Neighborhood Council (NC) policy. On Tuesday, the Councilman Paul Krekorian-led Education and Neighborhoods Committee sent five recommendations to the City Council […]

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February 9, 2010
The City Council intends to take our rollover funds and cut next year's funding in half at next Tuesday's meeting

A Letter from the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition www.lanccoalition.org  Our Neighborhood Council System is Under Attack  We deserve a fair hearing before the City Council takes our current rollover funds and restricts our ability to carry out our Charter mandated functions.  We need to have these agenda items referred to the E&N Committee where […]

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January 18, 2010
GHNNC Elections Coming Soon!

The Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council (GHNNC) has been actively seeking individuals who are interested in serving their community.  There are currently over 30 individuals who have signed up to run as Candidates.  These Candidates are volunteers.  We do not get a salary, we do not get a car, and the only perk we get […]

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January 18, 2010
Official List of GHNNC Election Candidates

List of Candidates who will appear on the Official Ballot with statements from the candidates District 1 Representative RAFAEL M. GARCIA (statement) District 2 Representative RAHIM KAZI (statement) District 3 Representative WILLIAM E. LILLENBERG (statement) AGNES LEWIS MICHAEL GREENWALD (statement) SID GOLD ANNE ZILIAK (statement) KIM THOMPSON (statement) ERIC T. ROSENBERG (statement) CARL BUETTNER (statement) […]

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January 18, 2010
Neighborhood Councils Demand a 'Seat at the Table' of Power

The NCs want "a seat at the table." They want Ex Officio status at the City Council, Council Committee, Task Force and Departmental meetings so that they can fulfill their Chartered responsibilities: 1. "...to promote more citizen participation in government..." 2. "...to make government more responsive to local needs..." 3. "...to present to the Mayor […]

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January 18, 2010
Public Notice of Hillside Geotechnical Exploration

Beginning in February 2010, URS, Corporation, a geotechnical consultant for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), will be performing geologic and geotechnical engineering exploration in a portion of the hillsides on the west side of the Van Norman Reservoir Complex (See map on following PDF link). Geologic and geotechnical engineering data obtained […]

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December 18, 2009
GHNNC earns second place in the Granada Hills Holiday Parade!

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped decorate and tear down the float, as well as those who rode on it. You made the event special for a lot of people. Photos of the parade can be seen in our updated Photo Gallery.

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December 12, 2009
Sick of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Odors???

We urge you to attend an important meeting Thursday evening. Thursday, December 17, 2009 -- 6:00 pm Van Gogh Street Elementary School 17160 Van Gogh Street Granada Hills, CA 91344 At the November 5, 2009 meeting of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill – Community Advisory Meeting, there was much discussion about the recent increase in odor […]

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November 28, 2009
Congratulations to GHNNC Board Member, Joe Vitti

GHNNC congratulates Joe Vitti on receiving a "Leaders of Character" Award from Learning for Life, Western Los Angeles County Council. His accomplishments and contributions to our neighborhood are many, including: Joe actively participated in the formation and certification of GHNNC from 2001 - 2003. He was elected to the GHNNC Board in 2003 and serves […]

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November 18, 2009
Holiday Safety Notes from our Public Safety Committee

Property crime is generally low in our area, but does up-tick during the holidays. Burglary-Theft from Motor Vehicle (BTMV) is the biggest one. Go to www.lapdonline.org and click on crime maps in your area hyperlink (http://www.lapdcrimemaps.org). Enter the address of concern and click on the GO button under all the colored dots. Only crimes that […]

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November 18, 2009
Take Action: The Census Forms are Here

A message from Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Controller Greuel, along with Councilmembers Perry, Parks, and LaBonge joined Mayor Villaraigosa to fill out and send off their census forms. My fellow Angelenos, I just took 10 minutes to fill out the 10 questions in my Census form, and I am encouraging all Angelenos to […]

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October 18, 2009
2010 Census Information Available

The 2010 Census is coming. Click here to see what you need to know about the upcoming 2010 Census. Census information in English. Información de censo en español.

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October 1, 2009
You are invited to our Open House!

Did you know GHNNC has a brand new office? We are inviting all of our stakeholders to join us at our Open House on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. The GHNNC Board Members will be there, as well as special appearances by distinguished guests from Council District 12.

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October 1, 2009
Census Safety - Good Info to Share with People

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more […]

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July 18, 2009
City Announces Prescription Savings Card

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has launched the LARx Prescription Savings Card Program. The purpose is to provide prescriptions at a lower price. The card will offer prescriptions at a 5% to 40% discount. There are no age, income, or other restrictions on the card - and no enrollment fees. The card and discounts will be offered […]

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July 7, 2009
Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Approves GHNNC Boundary Petition

To All Interested Stakeholders - We are pleased to report that, at Monday October 19th's 11:30am meeting in City Hall, BONC approved the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council's Boundary Adjustment Petition. This means that the GHNNC's western boundary now extends to the western edge of Aliso Canyon, overlapping the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council's boundary, which […]

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June 18, 2009
DWP Info Phone Line and Web Site Now Active

The DWP has activated its special phone line and website to allow residents to find out what their water usage allotment is. This will allow residents to determine if they need to conserve more water to avoid the higher rates under the DWP's water shortage measures. DWP Phone Line: (800) Dial DWP www.LADWP.com Los Angeles […]

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June 18, 2009
"Los Angeles: Structure of a City Government" online download now available for free.

Everything about L.A. city government‑‑from who fixes potholes to how people run for city Council‑‑can be found in the new edition of Los Angeles: Structure of a City Government, published by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. To commemorate the publication, the League donated a total of 6,800 copies to the city of […]

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