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Join Us Rain or Shine – WSIA Beautification Along Washington Blvd. – Sat. 4/9, 9a-12p

This is the final reminder… and we really could use some help!

We have a handful of volunteers who have offered to support our beautification efforts along Washington Blvd., but we need about 30 people to make this go quickly, and we are definitely short of that number.

Please come out and support the neighborhood and our Wellington Square Improvement Association.  We will be planting and mulching the parkway between Wellington Rd. and Victoria Ave.  We will also be doing a cleanup – picking up trash, etc. along the entire stretch of Washington Blvd. in Wellington Square.

All neighbors are encouraged to come out and help.  We will be joined by KYCC for the planting, as part of a project funded by MINC.  The plants have been generously supplied by Lore Hilburg from Buckingham Rd.

Any questions, please contact Michael Sonntag at (323) 951-1113 or via email at info@wellingtonsquare.net.

Anyone who is able to start even earlier (8AM) – we need a few volunteers to go to Lore Hilburg’s house (1943 Buckingham Rd.) to prep the cardboard we will be using for weed abatement.

We certainly hope to see all of you out there – even in the rain!  We need to get the plants into the ground, and this is the last opportunity to get the support of KYCC until July.

WSIA Beautification Flyer 04-09-16


New Community Plan – Follow-up to 3/11 MINC Presentation

We had a very informative guest speaker visit the MINC Stakeholder meeting on Monday night.  He brought along a packet with a lot of information in it, and we requested that he send it along electronically, so that we could send it out to all of our stakeholders who weren’t present.  See the information below – and please click on the link to sign their petition, and also to get further information.

Some critical upcoming dates for the New Community Plan are:
·         March 25, 6PM-8PM: Planning Workshop; Community Health Councils, 3731 Stocker St, Suite 201, LA, 90008
·         April 11, 8:30AM: City Planning Commission; City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 N Spring St, LA, 90012

Click the banner below to sign the “I Want a Healthier & Greener Community!” support card electronic version – in hopes that friends, neighbors, and people concerned with healthy food access, green space, and a healthy plan are able to voice their support alongside thousands of other Plan Area residents by signing the petition.


Mark Glassock, MPH
Policy Analyst
Community Health Councils
3731 Stocker Street, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323.295.9372 x225 ▪ mglassock@chc-inc.org  www.chc-inc.org






Reminder: MINC Elections Are THIS Saturday 10/27


A final reminder to all our stakeholders that THIS Saturday, 10-27-2012 from 10am to 2pm, the city will be holding MINC elections at the New LA Charter School located at Burnside & Washington.

PLEASE save the date to come out and VOTE for the new MINC Boardmembers!

We need them to join so that we can keep on doing all the great work that won as the first ever EmpowerLA award!!!! The more resources in terms of people on the MINC Board that we have then the more capacity to resolve community issues.

MINC will give every adult who votes a very special MINC gift never before seen or released! Sorry, but its available only on that day to those who vote! (Its a great gift to get for F-R-E-E! )

Next MINC Regional Outreach Meeting – Tuesday, October 2nd @ 7PM

Please join MINC for the final Regional Outreach Meeting of the year – on Tuesday, October 2nd @ 7PM. This meeting is specifically for Regions 4 & 5, but all are welcome to attend.

Alta Loma Elementary School
1745 Vineyard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

See the attached flyer to distribute in your neighborhood – there is an English and a Spanish version.

Call for Nominations for the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners’ EmpowerLA Awards!

Do you feel MINC is deserving of a nomination for the EmpowerLA Awards?

If so, submit your nomination via the link below – it only takes a minute.

Call for Nominations for the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners’ EmpowerLA Awards!


It’s been ten years since the first Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles were founded and began pursuing their mission to promote more citizen participation in government, and make government more responsive to local needs. Through a decade of political, economic and social challenges the Neighborhood Council system grew and flourished. Today, 95 Neighborhood Councils represent every corner of City of Los Angeles. From the Eastside to the Westside, up in the San Fernando Valley and down to the Harbor, and everywhere in between, Neighborhood Councils are integral parts of the local communities that make the sum of the City of Los Angeles great.

To commemorate ten years of engaging and empowering local communities, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (the Commission) has established the EmpowerLA Awards. The EmpowerLA Awards will be given each year to those certified Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission to engage their local stakeholders with government and make their government more accountable and responsive to the needs of their communities. The EmpowerLA Awards are intended to highlight the highest ideals of inclusiveness, non‐discrimination, transparency, and independence for the Neighborhood Council system. Through the EmpowerLA Awards, the Commission hopes to encourage Neighborhood Councils to be continually elevating their goals and improving their effectiveness for the coming decades.

Is there a Neighborhood Council that has done an outstanding job of engaging community members from the broad range of constituencies in their area through a very effective outreach campaign? What about one that has shown stellar leadership in addressing a major community issue such as challenging a development project not supported by the community or reversing a pending city department policy that could negatively impact residents? Or has a Neighborhood Council in your region been responsible for planning a community event that brings locals together from every segment of the neighborhood, linking them with the Neighborhood Council and increasing civic engagement? Consider these examples not as a specific categories, but as inspiration as you evaluate the Neighborhood Councils in your region.

The Commission will accept nominations for EmpowerLA Awards until August 31, 2012. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HWLT2Z8 to submit nominations. Winners will receive their awards at the annual Citywide Congress of Neighborhood Councils on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

MINC Reps Meet & Greet – RESCHEDULED For This Sunday, 11/20

Join the MINC Board at the RESCHEDULED Meet & Greet at the Wellington Square Farmers Market – this Sunday, November 20th from 11a-1p. This event was originally planned two Sundays ago, as part of the Farmers Market Fall Festival – but weather did not permit the event to go on, and so it was rescheduled for this week.

So come out, meet your MINC representatives, and pick up a MINC promotional item or two at the Market!

We look forward to seeing you there!

MINC Stakeholder Meeting – Monday, 11/14 – CUB Permit for Crenshaw/Washington Shopping Center

We have a full agenda on Monday that will cover many areas. But it will be very informative as well.

One of the items on the agenda for the MINC Stakeholder Meeting is the permit to sell beer and wine at the restaurant in the shopping center up at the corner of Crenshaw and Washington. If this issue is of interest or concern to you, please attend this meeting to have your voice heard.

MINC Stakeholder Meeting

LAPD – Wilshire Division Community Room
4849 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90019-5664

Parking available behind Broadway Federal.

Learn More About Neighborhood Councils – NC Congress – Saturday, 9/24

Register for the Congress!

The Annual Congress of Neighborhood Councils is taking place in Los Angeles City Hall on September 24th.  This free event, paid  for with Neighborhood Council funds, is an opportunity for all community members to learn “How Neighborhood Councils Work” in one session and “Land Use and Research Tools” in another session.  They are also offering  workshops regarding the City  Budget, Emergency Preparedness, Animal Issues, and  many more.  An appearance by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is among Public Officials expected to help kick off this event.  Register on line at:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCCongressRegistration or using the form attached.

To volunteer your expertise, services, and ideas contact: 
Cindy Cleghorn, Chair, Congress Planning Group 
818-429-6699 or e-mail: cindycleghorn@me.com

Congress Planning Meeting 
September 10, 2011 12:30pm
Historic Downtown Outreach Center
114 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

MINC Opportunities For You To Participate in May 2011!



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The month of May has the following MINC meeting schedule which includes our Committee meeting dates. 

(TBD = to be determined)

Here is May 2011 mapped out for you…

Monday, May 9 – Stakeholder meeting

Tuesday, TBD  – Budget Committee meeting

Wednesday, May 11 – MINC Bylaws Committee meeting

Thursday, May 12 – Planning & Land Use Committee (PLUM)

Monday, May 16 – Board Meeting

Saturday, TBD  – Design Advisory Committee (DAC)

Saturday, TBD – Outreach Committee

Saturday, TBD – WA Blvd Committee (W_CEDC)

All weekday meetings are held in the Community room of Wilshire-LAPD located at 4849 Venice Blvd starting at 7pm. And there is plenty of parking next to the Broadway Federal Bank building.

All the Saturday meetings are held in same place; however they start at 10am.

No meeting goes more than 2 hours and you may arrive late or leave early from any meeting. (Some committee meetings do go less than 2 hours!)

All meetings are open to the public.

For further info or to request a courtesy email reminder OR to be notified of changes one may contact the meeting chair (who runs meeting) as follows:


Outreach Committee meeting – earroyo@sfcity.org 

MINC Bylaws Committee meeting – vpgory@sbcglobal.net 

Stakeholder meeting – allanminc@yahoo.com 

Budget Committee meeting – allanminc@yahoo.com 

PLUM Committee meeting – midcitybruce@yahoo.com 

Board Meeting – allanminc@yahoo.com 

Design Advisory Committee (DAC) – caryatid8@sbcglobal.net 

WA Blvd Committee (W_CEDC) – mattiecane@gmail.com 


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