If you live, work, own property, own a business or belong to a non-profit organization, school or religious institution in Sherman Oaks, you are a stakeholder in Sherman Oaks. We hold monthly Board of Directors and various committee meetings which you are invited to attend to learn about and participate in your community. See " Calendar " page for details.
HAVING A VOICE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The voters of Los Angeles passed a new City Charter in 1999 which calls for a citywide system of independent neighborhood councils, chosen by the people of the neighborhoods themselves.
THE PURPOSE OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS
The purpose of neighborhood councils is to promote public participation in City governance and decision-making process so that government is more responsive to local needs and requests. Neighborhood Councils will advise the Mayor, City Council and City Departments on the City budget and will give local residents greater say over the decisions that affect our lives.
OUR PURPOSE To promote public participation in City governance and decision-making processes so that government is more responsive to local needs.
- To bridge the gap between our stakeholders and local government.
- To engage the broad spectrum of SONC stakeholders for collaboration and deliberation on matters affecting the community including events, issues and projects,
-To work to achieve the objectives or projects that the SONC desires to support,
-To monitor and promote the delivery of City services within Sherman Oaks,
-To promote SONC stakeholder participation and advocacy in City government decision-making processes and to promote greater awareness of and achieve maximum utilization of available resources,
-To be an advocate for the Sherman Oaks community to government and private agencies,
- To present to the Mayor and the City Council a list of SONC priorities for the City budget as per LAAC ordinance #172728 section 1, div. 22,
- To take any other action that is, or may be, authorized for neighborhood councils of the City of Los Angeles.
OUR BOUNDARIES ( Area Map ) Mulholland Drive on the South,
Burbank Blvd. on the North, 405 FWY on the West, Coldwater Canyon Blvd. on the East to the 101, then the zipcode boundary between Studio City and Sherman Oaks on the East.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS AND HOTLINE
JOIN THE SHERMAN OAKS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Whether you are a stakeholder in Sherman Oaks, or simply an interested party, you can receive our newsletter and special bulletins by signing up for our mailing list. You are encouraged to join a committee and join the effort.