WNC at the Parade
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th, several members of the Winnetka NC,
and some of their little ones (three smiling kids and a happy dog)
marched along Sherman Way in the annual Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of
Commerce Memorial Day Parade.
As the parade now includes Winnetka, the Council entered a parade
vehicle for the first time. The Council’s delegation marched along the
parade route very near the end of the queue carrying brooms and dustpans
to encourage parade-goers to clean up their community and to promote the
Council's upcoming First Annual Spring Clean on Saturday, May 31st,
starting at Quimby Park.
WNC Gets Street Repairs
Bill Candlish of LABSS worked with the WNC to identify needed street
repairs and reports that 891 repairs were made by three pothole trucks in
May 2014. They repaired sidewalks on both sides of Mason Ave between
Saticoy and Victory. In June they will schedule another day to continue
the work on Mason between Saticoy and Nordhoff.
Metro to Evaluate Need for Restrooms
The Daily News reported on November 20 that the LA Metropolitan
Transportation Authority panel approved a study looking into issues caused by a
lack of restrooms on the Orange Line stop in Winnetka.
Residents and businesses located along the city’s bus and rail lines have
voiced concerns that alleyways and walkways along busy routes have become
default bathrooms for riders, creating unsanitary conditions.
The Winnetka Neighborhood Council, representing neighbors who live near the
Orange Line’s Pierce College stop, sent a letter in June to school officials,
Metro and other elected and appointed officials who have a hand in monitoring
the vast system, complaining of human waste and trash that has littered the
surrounding area since the station opened, often from well-heeled riders.
Read complete article at Daily News
Read the LA Times Article December 6, 2013
Listen to Radio Interview of WNC President Eric Lewis on Jon and Ken Show,
KFI-AM640 December 6, 2013
WNC has discussed and investigated a concern regarding public defecation by
Orange Line riders behind homes on Winnetka Ave near the Winnetka / Victory Park
& Ride. We involved members of the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street
We determined that Pierce College is the owner of the Park & Ride and Metro
owns the Orange Line. On June 10, 2013, we sent a
letter to Pierce College recommending installation of at least one
port-a-potty to address this problem.
PLUM Weighs In On 20460 Sherman Way
The Planning and Land Use Committee met in August and heard a revised
proposal for the property at 20460 Sherman Way. Twenty stakeholders were present
and expressed concern that the revised proposal does not address previously
raised concerns. The new proposal increases the height of the building and the
number of units. The planned use had been senior housing; the revised planned
use is market based residential rental units. The PLUM committee sent a
letter of concern
to the South Valley Planning Commission. The board sent a
the September 2013 meeting. And as of September 12, 2013 Councilmember
Bluemenfield's Office indicates that he cannot come out in support of the
project hearing such community concern. UPDATE: Councilmember Blumenfield stated
at the November 12, 2013 meeting that he put a stop to the proposal in its
current format. Read a
report on the Planning Commission hearing from September 12, 2013.
Please join us for our next WNC Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 9,
6:30pm. Note our NEW MEETING LOCATION: Winnetka Convention Center, 20122 Vanowen
St., Winnetka, CA 91306, (located next to Canoga Park Bowl).
Mayor Tours Winnetka
In May, WNC President Eric Lews joined CD3 NC Presidents and Chairs, the
Presidents of the area's Chambers of Commerce, and a few others for a lunch
hosted by Councilman Blumenfield. Mayor Garcetti was the guest of honor as he
was touring CD3 that day. He visited Winnetka and took a look at "the pit" at
Sherman Way and Mason, which he called pitiful.
President Eric Lewis was
even seated next to the mayor for lunch. He said he wanted to sit in the "Eric
Winnetka was part of a recent street repair blitz. The following locations
were addressed on March 6.
- Alley rear of 20830 Sherman Way
- Hart St bet Gazette Av and De Soto Av
- Eastbound Sherman Way at Quartz Av
- 7247 Jumilla Av (not much work to be done at this address, but we will
touch it up with asphalt)
- Winnetka Av from Sherman Way to Valerio St
- Alley north of Sherman Way west of Oso Av
Check out our new bus benches!
Students Thank WNC
The WNC provided third grade students at Limerick and Sunnybrae Elementary Schools with
dictionaries October 2013. Students wrote thank you notes with drawings to say thank you.
The WNC coordinated with other groups to provide dictionaries across Winnetka
elementary schools. Fullbright Elementary received dictionaries from the Elks
The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in
which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The only
requirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they
must live within the City. For more information please go to
www.environmentla.org or call (213)
WNC Funding Reports Online
You may view the
current WNC funding reports here. Find more information about funding on the
Budget & Finance Committee page.