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Reseda Neighborhood Council Meetings
Friday, February 28, 2014
Fun-A-Day Reseda Project Gallery Exhibit
7143 Baird Ave.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Fun-A-Day Reseda Project Gallery Exhibit
7143 Baird Ave.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Reseda Neighborhood Council General Meeting
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s District Field Office
19040 Vanowen St.
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A special thank you to all of our gracious hosts for our various meetings, including American Legion Hall, Aura’s Restaurant, Continental Art Supplies, Reseda Park Rec Center, St. Catherine of Siena School and Parish Auditorium, VEDC Business Source Center, City Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s District Office, West Valley LAPD Station, Athenian Grill and more locations to come.
Dozens of good people from Reseda getting trained and certified in CPR and First Aid at American Legion Hall all day last Sunday. Special thanks to the Neighborhood Council Emergency, Disaster and Community Safety Committee for organizing another event that will surely lead to saved lives!
FUN-A-DAY RESEDA PROJECT GALLERY EXHIBIT IS HERE
GREAT ARTICLE IN LA WEEKLY ABOUT FUN A DAY!
Check out this great article about the first ever Fun A Day project in the City of Los Angeles, taking place in Reseda! http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/02/27/a-mouse-who-paints-still-lifes-and-other-curiosities-of-resedas-diy-art-show
LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES FOR YOUR RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
On March 16, an election will be held at Reseda Park Recreation Center between the hours of Noon and 4:00 PM. 7 Seats will be up for the 25 Candidates that filed to run in this election.
You do not need to be a registered voter to vote in this election. It is open to all Reseda Stakeholders. This means that if you are a resident, own property or business, or participate in some way with an organization in Reseda, you can vote for the candidates of your choice.
Learn more about the candidates in the most recent Reseda NC Newsletter. Click to view the PDF version here http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102881281811-415/ResedaNC+FebMarch2014+newsletter.pdf
Or find a hard copy at one of many locations all around Reseda.
FREE CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING CAME TO RESEDA LAST SUNDAY
Nearly 50 folks joined us at the American Legion Hall last Sunday and went through the CPR/First Aid Training. In addition to a Continental Breakfast, they were able to enjoy Tacos, Chips, Salsa, Pizza and other goodies that were supplied by, Albertson’s, American Legion, American Pizza Plus and Tacos Corona. Our thanks to these supporters of our efforts to prepare our community to face any disaster that should befall our community.
This is one of the projects that the Emergency Disaster and Community Safety Committee is undertaking to make it safer for the community as a whole.
Do your part!
Prepare a disaster and evacuation plan for your home or business.
Coordinate with your neighbors with contact information and devise a list of equipment and supplies to sustain you, yours and your neighbors for at least a week.
Attend classes to be prepared, such as CPR/First AId, Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) and amateur radio licensing.
Be sure to pick up the Emergency Preparedness brochure at any RNC meeting, or Outreach booth. It contains a sign for your front window that has a Green OK on one side and a Red HELP on the other. This can be placed in your front window to let first responders know to pass by or stop and render aid.
CLAIMING BACK THE SIDEWALKS
LAPD West Valley Community Police Advisory Board kicked of 2014 with a new challenge to the community “Claim Back The Sidewalk.” The project is about who owns the sidewalk (not in legal term) and who sets the tone for quality of life and what happens on the sidewalk. Is it the community, residence, business or the graffiti, trash, bulk trash?
This past Saturday a new “Claim Back The Sidewalk” project was kicked off by group of volunteers headed by the Reseda Neighborhood Council’s and CPAB’s (Community Police Advisory Board) Beautification Committees and Councilman Blumenfield. They met at the public parking lot on Baird Ave., just South of Sherman Way and began to Claim Back The Sidewalk with a clean-up on the South Side of Sherman Way heading West from Reseda Blvd.. A detour cleaned up Baird Ave. South to Gault St. and included the alleys that parallel Sherman Way and reached as fr as Amigo. Sidewalks were swept and sections steam cleaned, trash was removed, weeds were cleaned out, graffiti removed or painted over and the curbs and fire hydrants were repainted.
What’s next for the group: On the 3rd Saturday in March, the 15th, this group and as many volunteers as we can get will meet in the Public parking lot on Baird St., just North of Sherman Way and attack Sherman Way on the North side westward from Reseda Blvd. to possibly Amigo Ans include the parking lot an alley.
This is an ongoing project and we ask the businesses that will benefit from a cleaner presentation to the public to spend a little time each week keeping the sidewalk areas clean.
Do YOUR part by volunteering to help, making sure that the cleaned up areas are kept that way and don’t hesitate to call 311 to report Graffiti, bulk trash, or problems that the City can help with.
To volunteer your help or get your business involved. Contact: Brandon Balderas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-489-6909.
Available to the volunteers will be free light bulbs and Re-Usable Grocery Bags.
From Councilmember Blumenfield press release at http://blumenfield.lacity.org/pressrelease_022614
Blumenfield Pushes for Innovative Alternative Sidewalk Materials
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield urges City to explore feasibility of rubber and decomposed granite material for Los Angeles’ sidewalks.
LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today introduced a measure that instructs the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) to develop a sidewalk repair program using environmentally friendly sidewalk paving materials rather than conventional portland cement concrete.
“Concrete is about as cutting edge as the wheel,” said Blumenfield. “It doesn’t hold up to tree roots; it doesn’t allow for groundwater recharge. If we’re serious about greening the Valley and beyond, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be looking towards a more sustainable and cost effective mix of paving materials as we tackle our City’s unique infrastructure challenges.”
BSS has experimented with alternative materials to cement concrete including rubber panels, recycled mixed plastic materials, poured rubber materials and porous concrete. The City of Santa Monica implemented a sidewalk repair program using rubber sidewalks in 2000 and has since installed approximately 20,000 square feet of rubber sidewalk.
In fact, over 100 cities have rubber sidewalk programs. It is estimated that each square foot of rubber sidewalk diverts one passenger tire from the landfill.
Both decomposed granite and rubber are ADA accessible and allow us easier access to grind tree roots. Sidewalks made from permeable pavers reduce harmful runoff and act as a natural filter for solids and pollutants.
Earlier this month Councilmember Blumenfield proposed a citywide pilot sidewalk repair program that would rely on cost-sharing to stretch the public dollar while making crucial investments in sidewalk infrastructure.
“Failed sidewalks can be found in every corner of the City and are one of the most common complaints heard from our neighborhoods. We want to explore every option on the table with the goal of not merely repairing, but drastically improving our City’s sidewalks,” concluded Blumenfield.
The proposal has been referred to the Committee on Public Works and Gang Reduction.
FREE TAX HELP AT ONEGENERATION
Free tax preparation is available to Seniors, compliments of AARP at the
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd
Reseda, CA 91335
TUESDAY and FRIDAY 9 a.m. – Last appointment 2 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS - Adriana 818-705-2345
Walk-ins during afternoons only when time or workload permits
No steps, handicap accessible, ample parking
For those needing a Spanish speaking tax preparer can go to the Canoga Park AARP site:
7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304
MONDAY and WEDNESDAY – 9 a.m. – Last return stated at 3 p.m.
WALK-IN ONLY. No phone servica available.
No steps, handicap accessible, ample parking.
HOW IS YOUR RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL DOING?
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!
As elected members of our community, we are entrusted with an annual budget of taxpayer dollars and we aim to be the voice of the community and bring improvements to Reseda. We want to know what you think that should look like. Please give us your feedback!
Take this survey and help us do better.
GET CONNECTED TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN RESEDA
Here are some of the many ways that you and your family can be involved in your Reseda Community.
After School Activities, Boy Scouts, Church, Emergency Preparedness, Girl Scouts, Neighborhood Watch, Nextdoor.dom, School, Synagogue, Temple, YMCA.
Not to mention the many activities that the Reseda Neighborhood Council works at via their committee system, that may involve the above mentioned activities as well.
Communication is important for you to know your community and to share with them the things that make Reseda a great place to live.
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