Welcome!

Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city.

All meetings are open to the public and their times and locations are published on this page under Meeting Schedules. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact info@greaterwilshire.org or (424) 901-1409, at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.

Owen Smith, President

2016 Neighborhood Council Elections

Have a voice in your local government.

Vote on Election Day!


Date:
May 1, 2016
Time: 12pm – 4pm


Location:
The Barking Lot
366 North Larchmont Ave
Los Angeles, 90004

Map

Visit our 2016 Election page for complete information on voter qualifications and document requirements.

View a list of all certified candidates for the 15 Geographic Area and 6 Special Interest Representatives.

Welcome!

Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city.

All meetings are open to the public and their times and locations are published on this page under Meeting Schedules. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact info@greaterwilshire.org or (323) 539-GWNC (4962), at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.

Owen Smith, President

The Hard Facts on Soft-stories – A Town Hall Forum

A town hall forum for tenants and landlords about required seismic retrofitting in our area.

Typical Soft-story Building

  • What is a soft story building?
  • What is the threat during a catastrophic earthquake?
  • Is my building on “the list”? Is there a deadline?
  • Will I have to move?
  • What is the cost to landlords? To tenants?

Hear from a seismic engineer, an apartment manager, and a tenant advocate at this FREE event.

Let’s all work together to reduce our risk!

6:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wilshire Ebell – Dining Room
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles 90005

Free parking (follow the signs)

Greater Wilshire gets

 

Additional Resources

Mandatory Retrofitting Ordinance LADBS
http://www.ladbs.org/services/core-services/plan-check-permit/plan-check-permit-special-assistance/mandatory-retrofit-programs

City Ordinance 183893
http://www.ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/ordinance_183893.pdf?sfvrsn=6

Soft Story Compliance Report
http://ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/soft-story-compliance-report.pdf

Tenant Habitability Plan
https://hcidla.lacity.org/Tenant-Habitability-Program

Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will host its second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour on Saturday!

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meeting point: L.A. High Library Memorial Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005. [map]

Garden Tour attendees may procure maps of the gardens at the meeting point. This will be a self-guided and free tour.

The Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour will showcase gardens in the following Greater Wilshire neighborhoods: Brookside, Fremont Place, Sycamore Square, and Wilshire Park. Although the tour will focus on neighborhoods on the south side of the Greater Wilshire area, the tour will also feature a magnificent Hancock Park garden recently featured in the LA Times. Another tour highlight will be the front and rear garden of a Fremont Place home recently featured in the 2018 The Garden Conservancy “Los Angeles Open Day” tour. All gardens were nominated by Greater Wilshire resident. The review and selection of garden nominations was made the GWNC Sustainability Committee members.

At the Garden Tour’s meeting point, Rain Barrels Intl. will be distributing rain barrels for sale, which are eligible for City of Los Angeles Rain Barrel Rebates, and offering information on rain barrel care and maintenance from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Last, LA High Memorial Library will feature an exhibit on garden books to compliment the tour.

For more information on this event, please contact Julie Stromberg, Chair, GWNC Sustainability Committee, at sustainability@greaterwilshire.org.

Green Fair – Saturday, March 24

Learn how to adopt a more sustainable or “green” lifestyle from solar panels to electric vehicles to reducing food waste at this great community and family-friendly event! The Green Fair will feature many free giveaways, such as free trees from KYCC, and demonstrations from our exhibitors, including a demonstration on food preservation by Slow Food LA.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LA High Memorial Library Park
4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Exhibitors and Co-Sponsors:

  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • EmpowerLA
  • Friends of Memorial LA High Library
  • Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 
  • Hancock Park Garden Club
  • Koreatown Youth + Community Center 
  • LA Sanitation 
  • LA Solar Group
  • Office of LA City Councilmember David  Ryu
  • Slow Food Los Angeles

Download a flyer (PDF)

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Crime Town Hall – Wednesday, March 14th

Responding to the recent uptick in crime in the Greater Wilshire area, representatives from LAPD and several security companies will show how residents can organize their neighborhoods to help deter crime and protect themselves.

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Ebell of Los Angeles – Dining Room
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., 90005

LAPD officers and detectives from the Wilshire and Olympic Divisions will attend and answer any questions from residents regarding crime in the Greater Wilshire area. 

Representatives from ADT, Moore Protection, Post Alarm Systems, and SSA Security Group, Inc. will be present to offer home security recommendations.

2018 Neighborhood Purposes Grants

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is currently accepting applications for 2018 Neighborhood Purposes Grants (NPG). Two neighborhood purposes grants up to $1,000 each will be available. Neighborhood Purposes Grants can be used by either certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public schools for community improvement projects.

The application window is open now. Applications are due Friday, March 23, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (PST). Interested organizations should seek to apply as soon as possible.

For complete information and all forms, visit our NPG page.

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