There is a major election taking place in 2016. No, it’s not the Presidential election. It’s the election for board members of the Greater Valley Glen Council (GVGC). The GVGC is the LA City certified Neighborhood Council that advises our LA City Council representative as well as interacting with County, State and Federal government representatives on issues affecting the quality of life in our community. We are officially recognized as the voice of the community as per the LA City Charter and as such are volunteer officials of the City of Los Angeles.

Successes have included the popular “Movies in the Park” at Valley Glen Community Park, free Neighborhood Watch signs for active Neighborhood Watch groups, the work done to bring an ADA accessible playground to Valley Glen Community Park as well as dog waste collection boxes to Laurel Grove Park and Valley Glen Community Park, cleanup and maintenance of the Victory and Whitsett medians, as well as the awarding of Neighborhood Purposes Grants to benefit our local schools. And the many decisions made on zoning, building and cell tower requests. These are some of the examples of your tax dollars being spent locally for the benefit of your community.

Public safety issues , Land Use and Zoning issues, Arts and Education issues, Government relations and having your voice actually placed in the official City Council record are some examples of the influence we can leverage as an involved community. You too can move your neighborhood in a positive direction.

The choice is simple; complain about not getting your share of City services and funding or get your neighborhood empowered. You can do the latter by running as a candidate for one of the 25 seats on the GVGC Board and as a voter on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

If you want to be a candidate, you must register to do so by Sunday, February 7, 2016. 

Register at http://empowerla.org/nccr

More information at http://empowerla.org/candidate-registration-how-to-file

For more information and to get step by step registration guidance, please call Carlos Ferreyra at 818-207-7178 or email gvgcferreyra@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!!!
Carlos Ferreyra
President
Greater Valley Glen Council