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GWNC Debates Budget

GWNC Debates Budget

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The board of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) spent more than an hour discussing how to spend their $42,000 budget at their monthly meeting Wednesday night before finally voting to approve a revised version. The all-volunteer, community-elected board is required by the City’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment also known as, EmpowerLA, to prepare an […]

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Meet John Darnell, Project Director at EmpowerLA

Meet John Darnell, Project Director at EmpowerLA

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

After working for eight years in adjacent CD5 for Councilmember Paul Koretz, John Darnell is now a project director for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment also known as EmpowerLA, whose mission is to promote citizen engagement. Last month, when Darnell conducted an information session on how regular citizens can get involved in local government he gave a […]

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GWNC Land Use Committee Declines to Support Larchmont Village Neighbors’ Appeal of Project

GWNC Land Use Committee Declines to Support Larchmont Village Neighbors’ Appeal of Project

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite a request from neighbors, the Land Use Committee of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council declined to support the appeal of a 52-unit mixed use project planned for the corner of Melrose and Beachwood Avenues. Instead, the committee approved a motion 8-0-1 to have the GWNC board send a letter to the developer requesting that […]

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Residents Speak to GWNC Board about Filming Rules and Mixed Use Projects

Residents Speak to GWNC Board about Filming Rules and Mixed Use Projects

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the general public are provided time to speak at each monthly meeting of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. At last week’s meeting, Windsor Square residents Suzanne Buhai and Meredith Quill used their public comment time to ask for help with filming issues in the Windsor Square neighborhood. Buhai and Quill, block captains in Windsor Square, […]

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GWNC Grant Application Deadline Moved Up to May 19

GWNC Grant Application Deadline Moved Up to May 19

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back in March, we reported that the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is offering two $1,000 Neighborhood Purpose Grants for community improvement projects by neighborhood schools or other non-profits.  At the time, the GWNC had set the grant application deadline for June 2, 2017. But this morning, the GWNC announced that because of city funding deadlines, the […]

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GWNC Tackles Land Use Issues

GWNC Tackles Land Use Issues

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council voted to oppose two density bonus projects and two other housing projects in the neighborhood following recommendations of the GWNC Land Use Committee to support neighborhood opposition to the projects. Residents from Sycamore Square asked for support of their appeal of a Density Bonus project at 850 S. La Brea Ave., […]

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