In an effort to break 2010′s voter turnout, the Los Feliz Business Improvement District (LFBID) and the council have made arrangements with several restaurants and merchants to offer 20% discounts, along with other incentives to voters who visit with their “LOS FELIZ VOTES” sticker, which you would receive after successfully submitting your vote on “election day”. Anyone over the age of 13, who lives in Los Feliz, works in Los Feliz, or is a part of the Los Feliz Community can have their vote counted.
10.2.12 | Community | Lou Golshan
The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council is holding a “City Council District 4 Candidates” Forum on March 1st at 6 PM. Please come and hear all three candidates (Stephen Box, Tom LaBonge, Tomas O’Grady) discuss the issues and their answers. Hear it from them directly. Elections are just around the corner… Be informed…Be involved!
02.27.11 | Community | Lou Golshan
Farm Feliz in association with The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council Green Committee presents: EAST SIDE ECO TOUR: Sunday, October 24th, 2010!
Do you have a home that you think ought to be on the 2nd East Side Eco tour? We need a few more homes. Do you want to share lessons that you have learned, with other homeowners in your quest to reduce your home’s eco footprint?
09.3.10 | Community, Real Estate | Lou Golshan
The editors of Los Feliz Today asked a couple of members of the GGPNC for an update since the last elections in March. Jessica Kornberg has shared her progress and views with us below. Her words do not represent any offical views or opinions of the GGPNC or LosFelizToday. We do thank her for her time and efforts!
09.1.10 | Community | Jessie Kornberg
The local businesses on Vermont, Hillhurst and Hollywood are celebrating summer with specials and discounts on Saturday, July 31, 2010, 2:00 – 9:00pm! Come see the best Los Feliz has to offer – we’ll have the welcome mat out with amazing 30-70% discount specials, strolling musicians, face painting, live entertainment & music and a scavenger hunt. Enjoy your favorite hang-outs and get to know our new businesses! Pick up a comprehensive map of participating members & planned events on our complimentary transports. Free transportation throughout the Village provided. Stops will be posted throughout the Village. Get a chance to win a 3G IPAD! $1 raffle tickets will be available at several locations throughout the Village. Proceeds to benefit the Barnsdall Art Center. Join the fun, relive the good times and come celebrate at the Los Feliz Village Summer Fair. Questions or to participate in the fun, call our info-line at (818) 669-2618.
07.26.10 | Bars & Restaurants, Community, Entertainment, Food | Alex Golshan
On Saturday, March 20, 2010, the Greater Griftth Park Neighborhood Council elections were held. As soon as polls opened at 10am, a line of about 50 voters were waiting to cast their votes, a scene quite different than that of past neighborhood council elections. LosFelizToday.com editors visited the polling place several times throughout the day and are proud to share that the numbers of voters who showed up tp make a difference, were record breaking! The lines did not get shorter as the day progressed. As a matter of fact, they got longer.
03.22.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
Currently, there are 90 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles. The Great Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (GGPNC) was officially certified by the City of Los Angeles in June 2002 to represent the areas of Los Feliz, Griffith Park, Franklin Hills, and portions of East Hollywood & Silverlake. This Council has a strong influence over planning issues that directly affect our homes, our favorite restaurants, our streets, our schools, our parks, and nearly every facet of the quality of life in Los Feliz.
Most city councils have a small number of officials who are appointed (Los Angeles city has 4.5% ) and the remaining is elected. Here, with the GGPNC, the numbers are actually quite different, 45% are appointed. That is not a typo you just read, it is an accurate number, 45% of the board is appointed and only the remaining 55% of the members are elected. The problem with this is that the members do not represent an accurate portrait of the community. Most of the members do not have school age children, and thus may not have strong interests in bettering community schools. They are not ethnically diverse to represent the many ethnicities who work, live, eat, and play in the Los Feliz community. The appointed members have been focused on constancy. They are not open to change, as a matter of fact they hope things remain as they have always been…in their favor. What may have worked for the area years ago, is not necessarily what is best for our community now. As the times change, our board members must reflect the times and people of the area. We were surprised to find out that board members do NOT even have to live in the area. Really? ??How would they empathize about problems RESIDENTS living here may face or the joy and pride each resident feels to say they LIVE in Los FELIZ!
03.19.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
Los Feliz Forward aims to restore integrity, advocate fiscal responsibility, bring common sense solutions to the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and fundamentally change the way the body conducts itself.
03.14.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
The Great Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (GGPNC) is an advisory Board to the City of Los Angeles City Council, certified by the City of Los Angeles to represent the Greater Griffith Park community of about 37,000 in City matters, as well as to improve the Griffith Park community.
01.12.10 | Community | Alex Golshan