About Neighborhood Councils

In June, 1999, the voters of Los Angeles approved a new City Charter which created the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). Its purpose is to promote more citizen participation in government and to make government more responsive to local needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils. Each council is responsible for representing the diverse interests of its “Stakeholders.”


The North Westwood Neighborhood Council is responsible for representing the diverse interests of its stakeholders. Stakeholders are defined as anyone who lives, works, owns property, or owns or operates a business within the Neighborhood Council boundaries, and/or anyone who declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms the factual basis for it. The Neighborhood Council membership is open to all stakeholders.


The North Westwood Neighborhood Council meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please check calendar for locations on specific dates.


Supported with a moderate amount of City tax-payer money, Neighborhood Councils have approximately $32,000 yearly to spend at their discretion. Typical areas of expenditure include outreach and administrative support, youth and school support, neighborhood improvement projects, community-based events and activities, emergency preparedness, and park and landscape beautification. Organizations seeking support should complete the Application for Neighborhood Purposes Grant and submit it for consideration.

Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent. The Board can only discuss and vote on items on the agenda, so completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests must be received at least a week prior to the next meeting to be considered for the agenda.

Neighborhood Council Funding System Dashboard