In 1999, the Los Angeles City Charter established the Neighborhood Council System “to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs.” The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (NCWP) was certified in 2002 as one of the first certified Neighborhood Councils in the city.
Neighborhood Councils are the closest form of government to the people. They are advisory bodies who advocate for their communities with City Hall on important issues like development, homelessness and emergency preparedness. Neighborhood Councils are part of the Los Angeles City government and have annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars, and while their board members are city officials who are elected by the people, each of them donates their time as volunteers to help build a stronger, more effective community.
The NCWP meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.