NANDC is a self-governed, self-directed and independent organization empowered by the Los Angeles City Charter. This charter offers neighborhood councils a role in the City's decision-making process. We as citizens are given the opportunity and obligation to stay involved with developments in our area that affect us. Come get involved! After all, it's your community!
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We promote public participation in city governance and decision making processes, to make government more responsive to our local needs and requests, creating more opportunities to build partnerships with government and private entities to create more opportunities for our neighborhood. We work with stakeholders to make a difference in the community with such projects as I Hablo U, the Pet Park Project, and the Community Involvement Program.
Anyone who lives, works or owns property in our boundaries is welcome to get involved. View the Boundary Map. Opportunities include:
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PO Box 77367
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Friday, 15 February 2013 13:33
At our February 7, 2013 meeting we heard a presentation by the Bureau of Street Services to beautify Exposition Blvd from Vermont to Western with new trees, repaired sidewalks, bus benches and lights. We voted to support the project, encouraging further discussion with homeowners.The trees include gold and purple flowering trees: Golden Rain Tree, Golden Trumpet Tree, Jacaranda and the non-flowering Fern Pine. Shown is the Golden Trumpet Tree.
Following are the project details.
PROJECT TITLE: Expo Station Streetscape Project - Exposition Blvd. between Crenshaw Blvd. and Jefferson Ave.
PROJECT LIMITS: Exposition Boulevard within 1/4 mile east and west of each station from Crenshaw Blvd. to Jefferson Blvd.
PROJECT SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Street Services
The Expo Line Streetscape Project - East Crenshaw to Jefferson is part of an overall effort to improve pedestrian linkages to the Expo Light Rail Transit (LRT.) This project will complement the Expo Construction Authority's 300-foot radius limit of work around each new station. Efforts for this project intend to provide or improve upon pedestrian paths to facilitate increases in pedestrian use in conjunction with the Expo LRT operations. Streetscape amenities will promote usage of transit facilities by mainly enhancing and improving the pedestrian environment through the creation of a safer and aesthetically pleasing corridor. In addition, other non-motorized users such as bicyclists will benefit from these improvements as well.
The proposed enhancements that will be carried out by the Bureau of Street Services include the following:
- new street trees
- fix broken sidewalks
- fix broken driveways
- fix broken curb ramps
- new concrete walk where there are existing unkept parkways to allow more space for pedestrians to walk
- new bus safety lights
- bus benches where the sidewalk widths allow
- crosswalk enhancements - continental high visibility pattern or pattern to match existing crosswalk enhancements on Jefferson/Figueroa
Project funds will be used for preliminary engineering (design), construction, and project management. Construction is scheduled for the end of 2013 and the total funding is $3,261,250
View the project overview map and tree photos
View detailed diagram of streetscape improvement plan
The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.
We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'. You may call us NANDC for short!
NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.