Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council

Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council



2019 SVANC Board of Directors with City Councilmembers Nury Martinez (5th from Left) and Paul Krekorian (in suit)

All Neighborhood Council Meetings/Events Suspended Til 3/31 Due to COVID-19

Effective immediately across the City of Los Angeles, all Neighborhood Council (NC) board, committee, alliance, and liaison meetings – as well as all other NC-related events – are currently suspended up to and including March 31, 2020. This is in keeping with the COVID-19 City Guidelines issued by Mayor Garcetti on March 12th.

Under the same directive, City Hall, City Hall East, City Hall South, and Van Nuys City Hall are also temporarily closed to anyone who is not a badged City employee, with the exception of public meetings of the City Council.

WHERE TO FIND UP-TO-DATE INFO ON CORONAVIRUS IN LOS ANGELES

Please visit – and help share – these sources below, for the most up-to-date official news on coronavirus in the Los Angeles area:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health coronavirus website http://PublicHealth.LAcounty.gov/media/coronavirus

Includes constantly updated COVID19 info for the LA area, such as:

  • case counts + other news
  • guidelines for groups like businesses or transit riders
  • infographics for print or social media

NotifyLA alerts http://NotifyLA.org

Sign up for official coronavirus alerts + other emergency alerts from the City of Los Angeles

Mayor Garcetti’s webpages on COVID-19 Official source for news on coronavirus in the City of LA:

English: https://corona-virus.la

Spanish: https://corona-virus.la/esp

*To have agendas emailed to you immediately when they are posted, CLICK HERE to SUBSCRIBE to SVANC Agendas & Alerts

For a complete list of meetings including special and committee meetings, please go to our Meetings Page and also check our Calendar Page for other relevant events.





OPEN BOARD SEATS AVAILABLE!
Apply by March 31, 2020

Represent your Sun Valley community! The SVANC has open board seats that need to be filled by board appointment:


Click Election/Voting/Open Seats on the left menu for seat descriptions, qualifications, and forms. Approved applications will be voted on by the SVANC board at the monthly meeting following the application date. Thank you for your interest!




Citizenship Workshop Information!


Please be advised, that the Citizenship Workshop planned for March 21st has been postponed to an unknown date. If you have signed up to participate or signed up to volunteer, you will be notified when the event has been rescheduled. We are so sorry about the inconvenience.

Este aviso es para anunciar que el Taller de Ciudadanía a llevarse a cabo el 21 de Marzo ha sido postergado sin fecha aún confirmada. Si usted se inscribió para participar, o como voluntario, usted será notificado cuando se confirme una nueva fecha para el evento. Lamentamos cualquier inconveniencia.


Go to our website page to learn more about our Citizenship Workshop.

Citizenship Workshop



Emergency Apps & Websites you need!

There are now several Emergency Apps that you can subscribe to for FREE to be notified of various emergency conditions.

Local Emergency Notification - The City of Los Angeles strongly recommends subscribing to the following systems:

In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. Thats why the City of Los Angeles will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive alerts is NotifyLA.

NotifyLA    Create an account to receive urgent notifications about local emergencies by phone, email, and/or text message. Subscribe to alerts for your neighborhood, schools, businesses, media, and other interest areas.
Log in to manage your settings    Learn more about NotifyLA

Nixle    Text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in or sign up online to receive email, text or voice messages with alerts and advisories from local law enforcement. This will sign you up to receive alerts from all agencies using Nixle in your zip code. Sign in to modify your location or settings. List of local agencies using Nixle.

Earthquake Alerts

ShakeAlert ® - An Earthquake Early Warning System using the MyShake app - Available on Apple App Store or Google Play.Earthquake Early Warning now available publicly in California. Have earthquake information at your fingertips, see damage reports shared by citizen scientists like you, help build a global seismic network.

Notifications of emergency response events near you.

Citizen: Citizen is a safety network and mobile application designed to open the 911 and emergency response systems of cities, providing crime and safety alerts, real-time incident updates, and live user-generated video streams. Available on Apple App Store or Google Play.

PulsePoint: In addition to nearby "CPR-needed" notifications, users can choose to be notified of significant events that may impact their family. These informational notifications provide an early and automatic heads-up to local threats such as wildland fires, flooding and utility emergencies. Apple App Store or Google Play.

Social Media Apps & Web Pages

LAFD Alerts: You can subscribe to receive LAFD Alerts by email or visit their webpage for updates. You can choose your area or receive alerts city-wide. For Sun Valley, you are in the Valley Bureau.

Nextdoor is a free private social network for your neighborhood community. Most areas are now already divided up into "neighborhoods" where you can post questions, concerns or observations regarding your community. You can view it on your computer or download it as an app for your smart phone.

Facebook: there are many groups within Facebook that are concerned with Emergency Preparedness and social issues for your community. You usually need to request to join. Also, please be respectful in what you post. Observe the types of posts that are helpful for that group. Just a few are:



    Sun Valley Library Calendar & Events

Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns, all Los Angeles Library Branches are closed until at least March 31st.







LAPD/COMMUNITY COFFEE TIME/OFFICE HOURS
DENNY'S SUN VALLEY
Monthly meetings: CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CANCELLED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE!
Due to an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the next few months of Coffee Time have been cancelled. We will be sending out notices when Coffee Time resumes. Make sure you receive our reminders by signing up!



Sign-Up for Email Reminders (they are sent out once a month)




LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Area Map & Contact Info.
Click image to view/download large version.


Find Us On Facebook WE'RE ON FACEBOOK!
View notes and photos of our activities for our Sun Valley community! Click HERE to find us on Facebook


  WE ARE ALSO ON TWITTER!

  AND ON INSTAGRAM!

 


About Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils

Neighborhood Councils were created through the 1999 Los Angeles City Charter reform package (Article IX) to promote citizen participation in government, better connect residents with their city government, and to make government more responsive to local needs. Neighborhood councils are direct links to our City Council and City governmental departments.

Neighborhood Councils are composed of volunteers from your community, elected by you, our stakeholders: those who live, work, own property or a business in Sun Valley. The Board consists of community stakeholders, just like you, who regularly meet to discuss and prepare presentations and address issues of needs and concerns of the local community and those affecting all of Los Angeles.

Neighborhood Councils work as a locally accessible arm of the City, working together to influence decisions and accomplish common goals for the City and within our local neighborhoods ... where we live, work, play, shop, study, and raise our families.

Additionally, Neighborhood Councils including the SVANC have Committees dedicated to specific concerns of the community and city, such as Beautification, Community Outreach, Planning & Land Use, Emergency Preparedness, etc. Anyone can attend these meetings.

We need and encourage your participation -- whatever time and talent you can volunteer. Join your fellow neighbors at our next meeting. All meetings of the SVANC are open to stakeholders and interested parties.

We are your community. Be part of your neighborhood council and help to change and empower our community. All for One - and One for All!