to North Westdale!
The North Westdale Neighborhood Association
serves the area bounded by the 405 Freeway to the east, National
Boulevard to the south, Centinela Avenue/Bundy Drive to the west and
the Santa Monica Freeway to the north, representing approximately 1000 homes. All residents, both home owners and renters, are members. There
is an annual voluntary donation of $10 per household. View the updated May 2006 by-laws.
We employ Security Service Systems to
patrol our neighborhood. The service costs each household about $30 a month
(voluntary fee.) For each 28 paying households, we receive an additional
hour of coverage per day. Paying households qualify for additional services.
Call 477-2095 to join.
We were organized originally in about
1980 as a crime watch. The Los Angeles Police Department has observed that
crime in our area is significantly lower as a result of our organization.
But we have other interests as well.
We monitor city services such as tree
trimming, paving, sanitation, recycling, utilities, and traffic control,
and work together with the relevant departments to maintain a better neighborhood
We regularly contact Caltrans for improved
maintenance of the planted area along the freeway, and Project Heavy West
for removal of graffiti.
We send volunteers to Emergency
Response Team training with the Los Angeles Fire Department, to work
as a neighborhood rescue team in the event of a major earthquake or other
We initiate beautification projects
for the neighborhood. We participated in the establishment of the school
garden at the corner of Brookhaven and Colby Avenues, and planted street
trees along Pico Boulevard and Brookhaven Avenue.
We participated in a successful campaign
to halt development of a large business park at the east side of the Santa
Monica airport that would have increased traffic and pollution in our neighborhood.
Your block has a representative who
attends the monthly meetings and distributes the newsletter. You are encouraged
to keep in touch with your block captain or attend the meetings yourself.
The meetings in September through May focus on concerns within our immediate
neighborhood. The June meeting offers a public opportunity for all residents
to meet our city council representative, police captain, and other community
We maintain close contact with our city
council representative, our local police officers, and Security Service
Systems. They want to hear our concerns.
We send representatives to meetings
of the Santa Monica Airport Commission and the Police Departmentâs
Community Advisory Committee to communicate neighborhood interests to those
We belong to the Mar
Vista Neighborhood Council, part of the citywide system of neighborhood
councils established by the 1999 City Charter
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May 8, 2006 By-laws update