Mayor Garcetti and Mac ShortyThe Watts Neighborhood Council began several years ago as a group of special people chosen by the community to represent the interest of the residents of Watts and connecting those voices to the city council of Los Angeles. This body is our direct link to the governing officials of our city.

The Watts Neighborhood Council consists of ten Area Representatives and 11 At-Large Representatives who are elected or selected by the community to serve you. There are three major committees and 11 minor committees. If you are interested in a particular committee contact your representative via email and post your question/s or request for information.

Regular Meeting Schedule

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please check our calendar for the specifics. Our meetings are governed by the Brown Act and our Bylaws.

Boundaries

2018 Watts NC Boundary Map

What is a Stakeholder?

A “stakeholder” shall be defined as those who live, work, or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within our boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

How Can I Participate?

  • Come to a meeting. You are invited to speak during the public comment period. Please fill out a speaker card.
  • Request to have an item agendized. Please contact our President with your topic to have it discussed at our Executive Committee meetings so that it may be considered for the Board Meeting agenda.
  • Sign up for our emails. We email out our agendas and news to keep you informed.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Join a Committee
  • Join the Board. Board members must be available to attend our regularly scheduled meetings and take the lead in projects in our community. Check our Board Page to see our openings. If you would like to join the Board, please contact our President with your your interest.

Funding

Supported with a moderate amount of City tax-payer money, Neighborhood Councils have approximately $42,000 yearly to spend at their discretion. Typical areas of expenditure include outreach and administrative support, youth and school support, neighborhood improvement projects, community-based events and activities, emergency preparedness, and park and landscape beautification. Organizations seeking support should complete the Application for Neighborhood Purposes Grant and submit it for consideration.

Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent. The Board can only discuss and vote on items on the agenda, so completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests must be received at least a week prior to the next Executive Committee meeting to be considered for the agenda.

Neighborhood Council Funding System Dashboard