The Neighborhood Council system enables meaningful civic participation for all Angelenos and serves as a voice for improving government responsiveness to local communities and their needs. We are an advisory body to the City of Los Angeles, comprised of stakeholder volunteers who are devoted to the mission of improving our communities. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council was created via charter in 2002 (Charter § 900) with the goal to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs. The Charter further provides that “neighborhood councils shall include representatives of the many diverse interests in communities and shall have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhood.”
Section 11 of the SONC Bylaws calls for a system of outreach to be instituted to inform Stakeholders as to the existence and activities of the Council, including its Board elections, to find future leaders of the Council, and to encourage all Stakeholders to seek leadership positions within the Council.
Harold Shapiro, Chair
The SONC Outreach Committee meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday. Please see the Calendar for all SONC meeting announcements. Please see the Council (Board) Members and Officers page for the current Council member's photos and biographies.
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On-line Recordings of Past Outreach Committee Meetings
May 2023 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
April 2023 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
March 2023 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
February 2023 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
January 2023 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
November 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
October 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
September 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
August 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
July 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
June 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
May 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
April 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
March 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
February 2022 SONC Outreach Committee Meeting
The Outreach Committee conducts its business by reviewing and prioritizing agenda requests for Board action (generally either in the form of a motion or letter) or announcements submitted by stakeholders, governmental entities and other interested individuals and organizations. The Administrative Committee has the discretion to postpone a request, refer it to a specific committee for review and recommendation, treat it as an announcement or consider and resolve it as a non-Board administrative matter.
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As of April 2023 the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee meetings will be conducted starting at 7:00 PM at the Council District 4 Field Office Conference room, 14930 Ventura Blvd. Suite 210, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (if this location is not available, the meeting will be moved to take place at 6:30 PM at the Sherman Oaks Martin
Pollard Branch Public Library, 14245 Moorpark Street. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423)
Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the agenda that are within the Outreach Committee’s jurisdiction will be heard during the General Public Comment period. Please note that under the Brown Act, the Committee is prevented from acting on a matter that is brought to its attention during the General Public Comment period; however, the issue raised by a member of the public may become the subject of a future Committee meeting. Public comment is typically limited to one minute per speaker, unless adjusted by the presiding officer of the Committee.
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