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Southland leaders urge release of Rim of the Valley Corridor study draft

In a letter sent Feb. 25, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Reps. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), urged the National Park Service to release the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study draft, stating the report was completed months ago, but is stuck in “bureaucratic limbo.”

The Reps. expressed their “strong concern over repeated and lengthy delays in the issuance of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study and the repeated failure of the National Park Service to meet its own deadlines” in the letter, addressed to National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis.

The study of the Rim of the Valley Corridor – which includes the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conjeo Valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties – was mandated by Congress in 2008 and aims to determine whether any portion of the area is eligible to be designated as a national park, or added to an existing national park, according to the National Park Service website.

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Budget Advocates host radio talk show

The City of Los Angeles Budget Advocates produced their very first Radio Show on March 1, 2015. 
The Special Guests included Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Grayce Liu.  Did you miss it?  Watch a video of the entire show here:  https://vimeo.com/121143272
Join us again on Sunday March 8th when we welcome Special Guest host Kevin James, the President of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works from 6-7pm on AM 870.  
Feel free to call in with questions and comments to 866-870-KRLA.  We love hearing from you! Join the conversation at ncbala.com


Backyard Beekeeping Draft Ordinance Public Hearing
 All interested persons are invited to attend a public hearing for a proposed City of Los Angeles Zoning Code amendment to allow backyard beekeeping in single-family residential zones. At the hearing, you may listen, speak, or submit written information related to the proposed ordinance.This is the first in a series of public hearings regarding this proposed ordinance as it moves on to the City Planning Commission, Planning and Land Use Management committee of the City Council, and City Council.

PLACE: Los Angeles City Hall, Room 1010, 10th Floor
200 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
TIME:  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Overflow Crowd Attends High Speed Rail Meeting

Concerned about the prospect that the California High Speed Rail Authority was considering constructing the rail line through Shadow Hills and Lake View Terrace, an overflow crowd attended a community meeting at the All Nation’s Church on January 15 to hear various community leaders express their opposition to the proposal.

Organized by S.A.F.E (Save Angeles Forest for Everyone), speakers from various community and business groups from the Northeast Valley urged the crowd to write to their elected officials and the High Speed Rail Authority urging that the proposed routes through the forest be dropped from further consideration.

The official High Speed Rail Authority site can be found at: http://www.hsr.ca.gov/

For recent articles regarding the community meeting, please refer to the following:

ABC7 Eyewitness News (with video)

Los Angeles Daily News (also with video)

Los Angeles Times reports 2,000 in attendance at HSR meeting in LVT

For more information on SAFE, go to http://www.dontrailroad.us.

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office of Budget and Innovation (MOBI) are sponsoring a series of Town Hall events – BUDGET FORUM 2.0.The forums will provide a unique opportunity for input on the City’s budget from LA residents, business people, stakeholders and other community members.

One on one discussion with elected officials, appointees and city government representatives are planned for March 28. More information will be coming soon.

If you have any questions about this event or the Los Angeles NC Budget Advocates, please contact NCBALAOutreach@gmail.com. Register at www.NCBALA.org to be placed on our contact list.     

Become a Reserve Animal Control Officer

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services Needs 15 Qualified Volunteers to serve as Reserve Animal Control Officers (RACO). Animals are dying on our City streets each week. Our stray animal population is out of control and needs protection right now. But currently, there are only two Animal Control officers covering the night shift for the entire City of Los Angeles.

These two officers are responsible for carrying out all investigations and requests for an estimated population of over 30,000 stray animals and 3 million pet owners (who own 2 million dogs and cats, horses and other animals).

Due to the lack of officers, there is a marked lack of responsiveness by Animal Services for the approximately 500 emergency phone calls each week resulting in a 6-week or never backlog for “Emergency” phone calls. Read more

LAPD/Community Coffee Time
Every First Tuesday of Month

Come to Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant in Sun Valley on the first Tuesday of every month, from 8AM-9:30AM and meet your local Foothill Division Senior Lead Officers along with other local representatives. Everyone is welcome to stop by and address any questions or concerns in an informal environment.
8274 Sunland Blvd (at Roscoe, next to the 5 FWY entrance/exit), Sun Valley, CA 91352


Neighborhood Council Meetings

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