Valley Village Loses Iconic Community Leader

image001 (2)Late last night, Stuart Simen, a founding member of Neighborhood Council Valley Village Board of Directors, passed away.  In 2003, along with Peter Sanchez, Breice Reiner, Ginny Hatfield and Jody Hidey, Stuart helped coordinate the application of Valley Village to be an official Neighborhood Council.  He was also a long time Board member of the Valley Village Homeowners Association.  Over the history of our NCVV Board, Stuart served as an elected member (elected four times) through 2008, and served for all 14 years as our Parliamentarian.

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Your NCVV Board is pleased to announce that yesterday, June 30, CALTRANS approved permits for Soundwall Package #11, which will now allow METRO to proceed with obtaining bids for the project.  There may be slight adjustments to the overall plans but we’ve been assured they will not alter the goal of awarding a contract before the end of 2016, and beginning construction early in 2017.

We are grateful to the office of Councilman Paul Krekorian and his staff, Karo Torossian and Doug Mensman, for their continued effort to push this project forward.   Without Mr. Krekorian’s support this project might have missed some key deadlines.

Please join us at the July NCVV Board meeting for a complete update on the soundwall project.

Power Outage, June 23rd 2016

The Department of Water and Power (DWP) issued a statement at 4:36pm that about 15% of homes/business power has been restored.  They are working to complete repairs to the substation and have advised that most power will be restored by tonight.  They did not give us an estimated time but said in an earlier statement that they hoped to have power restored by 10pm.

We will continue to monitor this and provide updates to our stakeholders.  There are two Cooling Stations that are close to our stakeholders.  Both are located in North Hollywood Park, just across the freeway.  The Amelia Earhart Library will be open until 8pm tonight, and the NoHo Park and Rec Center will be open until 9pm

Please feel free to visit for the latest press releases from DWP.  Attached is their last statement.   If you or anyone you know becomes overheated please visit one of the cooling centers.  We will keep you posted as we hear more information.

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Town Hall Meeting with Mike Feuer, Diego Edber and LAPD NoHo

Neighborhood Prosecutor, Diego Edber, and I would like to inform you of our upcoming Townhall Meeting with City Attorney Mike Feuer. The Townhall meeting will be held on July 14, 2016, at the CBS Studios in Studio City.  This is a great opportunity to ask Mr. Feuer about the homeless situation and any other quality of life concerns that you have that are affecting your neighborhood. RSVP required for

Maria C. Landry
Community Resource Specialist – Valley Bureau
Neighborhood Prosecutor Program
Safe Neighborhoods & Gang Division
Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91401
(818) 374-6839

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Krekorian’s SFV Youth Leadership
Academy Accepting Applications

Councilmember Krekorian is proud to announce the launch of his new civic engagement program for high school students interested in local government, the San Fernando Valley Youth Leadership Academy. The seven-week course is a summer leadership development program for high school students that will train and cultivate the next generation of young leaders in our community.

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