Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista

Neighborhood Councils were created to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs

Star of the Neighborhood

The Stars of the Neighborhood Award is sponsored by the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa, and its purpose is to identify and honor those unsung heroes of our community who quietly, persistently and without fanfare voluntarily perform good deeds that serve the needs of their neighbors and/or the community.

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Zoning Code Evaluation Report

The Los Angeles City Planning Department's re:code LA team draft Zoning Code Evaluation report is available online for comment through May 2nd. The report outlines the major issues with the current zoning code and the general approach of the new zoning code that the re:code LA team will deliver.

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Planning Forum

The Department of City Planning will be hosting a series of open house-style Regional Forums in March and April. Stop by anytime during the event to learn about some of the most exciting and current planning initiatives and to share your ideas!

This flyer includes the date and location details.

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Westchester/Playa getting connected with

Let's get connected through  There are many stories like this one about how helped a neighborhood connect and fight crime.

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Neighborhood Council Election-May 18, 2014

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa will hold its board elections along with a number of other Neighborhood Councils on the Westside.  This is your opportunity to get involved, select those candidates who will serve on you

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Ballona Freshwater Marsh

A decade ago, the Playa Vista developers completed the 26.1-acre Ballona Freshwater Marsh, a habitat area to mitigate impacts of urban runoff from the Playa Vista development, portions of existing development to the north and portions of Loyola Marymount University to the south.  The marsh construction and future operation and maintenance cost were made the developer’s responsibility and partially fun

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Beware of Impostors Posing as Utility Service Workers

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) cautions residents to beware of impostors posing as utility personnel making service-related house calls. These impostors seek to gain access to residential property in order to steal valuables from the occupant. LADWP customers have reported recent incidents of "distraction burglaries," wherein the impostors work as a team: one diverts the attention of the resident by taking them outside or to another part of the house, while another searches the home for valuable items to steal.

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Restoring Southern California Wetlands

An appreciation for southern California's coastal wetlands and the vital role they play in maintaining a healthy environment and balanced ecosystem. Calendar of Events at Ballona Wetlands.

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Are NC Elections Worth the Price?

RETHINKING LA (Stephen Box, CityWatchLA) - It’s Neighborhood Council election season, a period of time that is marked by the perennial debate within City Hall over the high cost of representative government and the challenge “Do Neighborhood Council elections matter?” Elections are a NeighborhoodCouncil’s most significant outreach opportunity, one that allows them to tell their story to their

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