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GWNC Candidate Forum on Monday Night at 6 PM

Click here or the image to join the GWNC Candidate Forum Monday at 6 p.m.

As they say, “all politics is local,” and there is nothing more local than the neighborhood council. While it’s advisory and everyone serves as an elected volunteer, our neighborhood council is important because it’s the only quasi-official space for conversations to take place about the quality of life in our neighborhoods and that directly affects our property values.

We admit, the meetings can be tedious and boring, we have sat through many over the years. But, we dedicate a lot of coverage to the meetings because the issues discussed may have a profound impact on our daily lives, more so than any others. For example, as we reported, the GWNC Land Use Committee is thinking about how we can encourage gentle density and increased walkability on Upper Larchmont Blvd as part of the City’s housing planning process. We also report on the activities of other important committees like transportation and resilience because those committee conversations turned into speed humps on 6th Street and a push for LADWP to be more transparent and responsive.

Choosing qualified, authentic candidates is our job as members of the community. Elections for all 21 board seats on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council are coming up in April.  And on Monday, March 27, local voters will have a chance to meet the 39 candidates running to fill the GWNC’s 15 geographic area-based seats, five special interest seats (Business, Education, Religion, Renters, and Non-Profit Organizations), and one At Large seat.  The candidate forum will take place at a special meeting of the GWNC board, starting at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

The meeting is open to everyone who would like to learn more about the GWNC, the elections, and the neighbors running to represent them on the board.

To join the meeting click the image at the top of the story or:

  • By Phone (audio only): dial (669) 900-6833 or (877) 853-5257 (toll-free), and enter Webinar ID ID Number: 819 6927 2016.
  • On Zoom: visit
    To participate in Public Comments, make sure your Zoom app is up-to-date.

The agenda for the session is available at GWNC Board Agendas; additional documents are available at

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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