The Sylmar Neighborhood Council was certified by the City of
Los Angeles on May 6, 2003. The neighborhood council system was
approved by the voters as part of the Los Angeles City Charter
Reform in 1999.
Councils are intended to act as a conduit between the City and
local communities. The role of the Council is to work with
stakeholders to increase our influence with City lawmakers and
departments to improve our community.
Stakeholders are defined as people who live, work or own property in
North: LA City limit
East: LA City limit
South: Hubbard Street
West: 5 Freeway
Meetings and Offices
The Council is elected by stakeholders and holds monthly meetings
on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
Check our calendar to confirm meeting location
In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Council is allocated a budget of $37,000
by the City from your tax dollars. The amount is subject to change
based on the City budget, and has been reduced from $50,000.
To promote the welfare, protect the interests, and serve as a
voice for the Sylmar community with the City's decision-making
process for a better quality of life.
To provide an inclusive, open forum for public discussion of
issues concerning City governance, the needs of the neighborhood
council, the delivery of city services to this neighborhood council,
and on matters of a citywide nature, and
To advise the City fo Los Angeles on issues concerning City
governance, the needs of this neighborhood council, the delivery of
City services to this neighborhood council, and on matters of a
To respect the dignity and expression of viewpoints of all
individuals, groups, and organizations involved in this
To remain non-partisan in regards to political affiliation
and inclusive in our operations including, but not limited to,
the elections process for governing body and committee members.
To utilize the Early Notification System to inform our
neighborhood council of matters involving the City of Ls Angeles
(and our community) in a way that is tailored to provide
opportunities for involvement in the decision-making process.
to encourage all Community Stakeholders to participate in
all activities of the neighborhood council
To prohibit discrimination against any individual or group
in our operations on the basis of race, religion, color, creed,
national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age,
disability, marital status, income, or political affiliation.
To establish procedures that are fair, open and transparent
for the conduct of our council business in a timely manner.
The Neighborhood Council shall establish procedures for
communicating with all stakeholders on a regular basis in a
manner insuring that information is disseminated evenly and in a
timely manner. [Plan, Article III (2) (c) (iii) (3)]