About Us

The purpose of the Council is to participate as a body on issues concerning the Sylmar community and on issues regarding the governance of the City of Los Angeles (“City”) in a transparent, inclusive, collaborative, accountable and viable manner.

The MISSION of the Council is:

  1. 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.

  2. To provide an inclusive and open forum for public discussion of issues of interest to the Council, including City governance, the needs of the Council, the delivery of City services to the Council area, and other matters of a City wide nature;

  3. To advise the City on issues of interest to the Council, including City governance, the needs of the Council, the delivery of City services to the Council area, and other matters of a City wide nature;

  4. To initiate, execute and support projects for the physical, social and cultural improvement of the Council area; and

  5. To facilitate communication between the City and Stakeholders on issues of concern to the community and/or the Stakeholders.

The POLICY of the Council is:

  1. To respect the diversity, dignity, and expression of views of all individuals, groups,

    and organizations within the community and/or involved with the Council;

  2. To prohibit discrimination against any individual or group in the Council’s operations on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, income, homeowner/renter status, or political affiliation; and

  3. To remain non-partisan with respect to political party affiliation and inclusive in our operations including, but not limited to, the process of electing or selecting the Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Members, as hereinafter set forth;

  4. To encourage all Stakeholders to participate in activities of the Council;

  1. To have fair, open, and transparent procedures for the conduct of all Council business.

  2. To utilize the Early Notification System (ENS) to inform the Council and Stakeholders of matters involving the City and our community in a way that is tailored to provide opportunities for involvement in the decision-making process

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