Friday, 18 May 2018 02:30

Our NoHo Neighborhood Needs YOU!

Written by Paul Storiale
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One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller “Alone we can do little; together we can do much.”

This is a reminder that our neighborhood is in desperate need of community involvement. A very small percentage of our population becomes involved in the creation of a better NoHo. 

While walking around our beloved community, you can hear excerpts of conversations by groups passing by bragging about the reasons they moved to NoHo. The arts, the restaurants, the small village-like feeling are just a few of the most common explanations why we have chosen this part of the San Fernando Valley to slip off our shoes.

What you experience here in this community did not happen overnight, obviously.  What you see, hear, taste and touch in NoHo has been in the planning stages for more than two decades.

It has taken hundreds of ideas, hundreds of meetings and hundreds of community members sharing their opinions with heart and passion to transform an ignored rusty area into a booming destination for all of Los Angeles.

Each and every morning, the future of NoHo is at its beginning.

We as a community have the power to fidget with the planning of our community the way we see its future.

Your needs and wants are important, but if your voice is silent it is not heard.

We implore you to join our NoHo Neighborhood Council committee and board meetings. Of course, If you are shy, you can be our silent partner by simply throwing litter into the trashcan, removing a flyer from a light pole or reporting graffiti to 311.  This is just as important as speaking, in fact you having done that will speak volumes.

I’ll be blunt here, we need your assistance. You are part of this booming arts community whether it be temporary or permanent. Rather than taking pride in the accomplishments of others in our community you must become part of the accomplishments.

Here's is what you can do:

Come to a monthy NoHo Neighborhood Council meeting:

They are the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM.

East Valley High School
5525 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Join a NoHo Neighborhood Council committee. 

Arts & Humanities Committee:

The NoHo Neighborhood Council Arts & Humanities Committee is your connection to creative, artistic events within our boundaries. We invite you to attend a meeting, present your thoughts and ideas for future events and to stay informed.

Beautification Committee:

The NoHo Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee meets at the North Hollywood Senior Center on the first Wednesday of each month. We are interested in seeking to improve our community through targeted, reactive events such as clean-ups and through proactive ideas about redeveloping and upgrading public infrastructure to make North Hollywood a vibrant, beautiful community.

Communications/Outreach Committee:

The NoHo Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee is the heartbeat of the NoHo Neighborhood Council. The goal is to inform and interact with the community, and encourage active stakeholder participation and the community at large about board meetings, committee meetings, elections and community projects.

Planning, Land Use, Housing & Transportation Committee:

Interested in land-use issues, housing developments, zoning variances, and transportation concerns? The NoHo Neighborhood Council Planning, Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committeee meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the North Hollywood Police Station. We welcome the public at all Land Use Committee meetings.

Public Safety Committee:

The NoHo Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee focuses on the issues of crime, quality of life, and emergency preparedness. The committee meets monthly at the LAPD North Hollywood station and encourages all members of the community to join us in making NoHo a safe place for all stakeholders.

Together, we can ensure a clean and safe neighborhood. 

 “Alone we can do little; together we can do much” -Helen Keller

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