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Will Your Name be on the UNNC Ballot? -Call for Candidates

Will Your Name Be on the UNNC Ballot? Act Now! Eleven of 23 Governing Board seats on the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) are open for a vote. The countdown clock is ticking because the window for you to apply closes on February 6. Are you interested in being part of your local government and wish to make a positive impact in your community’s quality of life? If so— Please do run for office on the UNNC Board -- Candidate Filing Is Now! If you are at least 18 years old and live, work, own property, own a business, go to school, worship, or participate in a nonprofit community organization in the UNNC area, you can be a candidate for election to the UNNC Governing Board. What is UNNC? UNNC is the United Neighborhoods of the Historic Arlington Heights, West Adams and Jefferson Park Communities Neighborhood Council – United Neighborhoods for short. UNNC is your Neighborhood Council - an elected board of 23 people who come from many backgrounds but who all care about the community, representing our neighborhoods to L.A. City Council, agencies, and departments. The UNNC Governing Board helps make decisions about trees, parks and green space; land use; youth and community activities; keeping neighborhoods clean and safe, helping bring beneficial shopping and business services to our area; and maintaining our historic neighborhoods. UNNC gives members of the community a voice in making decisions. Help us LIFT ALL OF OUR VOICES! UNNC Election Day is April 22, 2023 ~ Candidate Filing continues until February 6. The deadline to apply (online) is 11:59 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2023. This season, 11 seats are up for election: 6 Resident representatives 5 At-Large representatives The 2023 election will be hybrid, meaning In-Person and Vote-by-Mail. To learn more, including how to apply, please visit: https://clerk.lacity.org/clerk-services/elections/nc-elections or www.UNNC.org/elections Unlike other city, state, or federal elections, voting and being a candidate in Neighborhood Council (NC) elections is open to more than just the residents of a community. Participation is open to those who live, work, or own property, or a business, within an NC’s boundaries, as well as to “community interest stakeholders,” such as church members, local students (or parents of students), or participants in local nonprofit organizations. Candidates and voters need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated, and those who are unhoused. Read more

2023-01-29T16:36:18-08:00January 29th, 2023|

Homeless Count on Thursday, January 26

They Count - Will You? Los Angeles has the largest unsheltered homeless population in the country. We’re less than one week away from the 2023 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count (next Tuesday and Wednesday in other L.A. City & County regions, and THURSDAY, January 26, here in UNNC’s neighborhoods). Every year, the Count – which basically is an annual census – helps officials better understand the number of unhoused individuals and also where our neighbors experiencing homelessness are, so the City can allocate resources to help them find both temporary and permanent homes. This effort is coordinated by LAHSA, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which is a joint powers agency of Los Angeles City and County.  Your help is needed (along with thousands of other volunteers) for counting our unhoused neighbors – because everyone counts, no matter where they live. All help is appreciated! To volunteer, please register here: https://www.theycountwillyou.org/volunteer Although there are dozens of deployment sites throughout the city and county that still need volunteers to compile an accurate and complete count, we hope you can join with UNNC volunteers on Thursday at our local “SPA 6” West Adams site, at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90018. The count begins at 8 p.m. but there will be training and other activities earlier. Many UNNC board members and stakeholders will be participating. Either just put “90018” in the main registration portal above, then select “west adams count” or use this direct link to register: https://www.theycountwillyou.org/adams_west_adams_count_20220127_20230126 How it works: Importantly, volunteers are encouraged to sign up in threesomes – family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers – to serve as a team. If that is not feasible for you, you will be matched up with a team at the deployment site. During the Count, one person is the driver, another the navigator and the third is the counter. There are also pre-Count training videos on the TheyCountWillYou.org website, and training is also available onsite. This count is a visual-only tally of everyone on the street visibly without shelter. For more information, please visit the website or email homelesscount@lahsa.org.

2023-01-22T17:32:10-08:00January 22nd, 2023|

Big Sunday New Clothing Drive on Jan 16

The Big Sunday community service organization is coordinating their New Clothing Drive and Breakfast at 24th Street Elementary School, scheduled for Martin Luther King Day, January 16 2023, from 10am to 1pm. The event includes sorting and bagging clothing, arts and crafts, several arts exhibits (Civil Rights exhibit and Something in Common photo project), a live band, and breakfast! From the Big Sunday web site: In these divisive times, we’re especially looking forward to MLK Day this year. We can’t think of a better occasion for people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs to be working together for a common cause. We like to think it’s what Dr. King worked so hard for. All ages are welcome. Sign up to attend or sponsor items of clothing (and learn other ways to volunteer and help with this event) on the Big Sunday web site. Happy Martin Luther King Day!

2023-01-02T13:18:28-08:00December 30th, 2022|

TreeKeeper Program

UFD will present the findings of the UNNC tree canopy inventory and demonstrate the TreeKeeper Program

2022-11-11T22:25:19-08:00November 3rd, 2022|

Coyotes in the Neighborhood

UNNC Neighborhood Council is hosting a presentation entitled "Walk on the Wild Side with LA City Animal Services!" Neighborhood Stakeholders have observed an influx of coyotes, trotting down streets, in backyards, on front porches via home cameras. Why are we seeing these wild animals in urban areas? Is it safe? Are our pets and small children safe in our yards? What if the animal has rabies? The City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services' Wildlife Specialist has the answers! Find out the do's and the don'ts when encountering a coyote. Wildlife Specialists will share information on how to safely coexist with wildlife and ways to keep us and our pets safe. DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 2022 (before the Governing Board Meeting) TIME: 6 - 6:30pm Presentation 6:30 - 7pm Q&A WHO: WILDLIFE SPECIALISTS (Presentation and Q&A) LAPD (First Responder Questions) CD 10 REPRESENTATIVE (Questions related to the City) WHERE: Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81196330085 Meeting ID: 816 0231 9570 Download this page's info in PDF flyer format

2022-10-05T18:41:20-07:00September 26th, 2022|

UNNC 20th Anniversary Celebration

The United Neighborhoods of the Historic Arlington Heights, West Adams and Jefferson Park Communities Neighborhood Council (UNNC) was certified by the city in May, 2002. On Saturday, September 17, UNNC commemorates our 20 years of service, honoring our founders and presidents at an anniversary ceremony. UNNC is proud of our two decades giving voice to our community's concerns at City Hall. We have addressed many issues over the years, ranging from quality of life, land use developments, oil drilling and affordable housing, to parks, trees, homelessness, and more recently, assisting the City of Los Angeles and our community in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, UNNC and YOU make a difference. Saturday, September 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Surfas 3225 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018 See map For more information, please email anniversary@unnc.org. Thank you.

2022-09-14T14:52:41-07:00September 14th, 2022|
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