Councils were created as part of the 1999 Los Angeles Charter reform
package to better connect residents with their city government.
Neighborhood councils are direct links to our City Council and City
The Board consists of community stakeholders who meet,
discuss, and prepare presentations about local needs to Los Angeles
City governing bodies. They work as an arm of the City to accomplish
common goals for the City and the local community. Neighborhood
Councils are groups of people coming together to influence City
decisions that affect us within our neighborhoods . . . where we
live, work, play, shop, study, raise our families, and aim toward
an improved community.
This neighborhood council is called the Sunland-Tujunga
Neighborhood Council (STNC). STNC was Certified on May 27, 2003.
of STNC Certification Hearing on May 27, 2003 PDF Format
Neighborhood Councils ensure that our community has
the opportunity to actively participate in City Government. If you
live, work, own property or a business in Sunland Tujunga, you are
a stakeholder. Join your fellow neighbors at our next meeting. Be
part of this neighborhood council and help to change and empower
SUNLAND-TUJUNGA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
The organizing effort of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood
Council (STNC) started in November of 1999, with the guidance and
encouragement of the Chamber of Commerce. The STNC was certified
in May of 2003 by the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC)
with bylaws that were approved by a vote of community members. Bylaws
V2.72 Approved by DONE August 29, 2003 PDF Format
STNC's officially elected Board of Representatives are involved,
in an advisory capacity, with city budget planning, city development
plans, officially address our community and city issues with governmental
officials and departments. The STNC has a $45,000 Neighborhood Council
Funding budget annually to allocate to community improvement projects, outreach,
and Council operations.
YOU, as an STNC stakeholder, may be elected to the
Board, attend the public meetings to gain information, hear diverse
opinions, and foremost, to express concerns, potential solutions
and ideas to the STNC Board of Directors, who are empowered to take
appropriate advisory action.
The elected Board establishes dates of the regular
monthly meetings of the STNC. Currently we meet on the second Wednesday
of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All stakeholders are
encouraged to attend, participate, ask questions and speak. STNC
regular meetings are open to the public and are subject to the Brown
STNC community stakeholders are defined as individuals
who live, work, or own property within the boundaries of the neighborhood
council. Additionally, individuals who participate in educational
and faith-based institutions, and community services, youth, business
and special interest organizations that are located or that meet
regularly in the community are considered to be community stakeholders.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
We want to hear from YOU! What's happening on your
block? How can your neighborhood be improved? Become a Neighborhood
Block Captain and let your voice be heard Become Involved!
STNC Interest Form -
Who are our neighboring Neighborhood Councils?
Neighborhood Councils closest to us are the Foothill Trails
District Neighborhood Council (FTDNC) which includes Lakeview Terrace,
Shadow Hills and La Tuna Canyon, the Sun Valley Neighborhood Council,
and the Pacoima Neighorhood Council. To the east is the Crescenta
Valley Town Council which is part of the unincorporated area of
Los Angeles County.
How many board members are on the Neighborhood
The STNC Board of Representatives includes 21 elected positions and
1 appointed position. The elected positions are five executive officers,
eight Stakeholder Group Representatives, and eight Geographic District
Representatives. The appointed position is the Parliamentarian.
Five Executive Officers,
elected at large, President, First Vice-president, Second Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer
Eight Stakeholder Group Representatives shall be
elected at large from the pool of all community stakeholders to
represent education, faithbased, community,
service, youth, business and or other special interest organizations
that are located or that meet regularly in the community.
Eight Geographic Representatives
(4 regions, 2 per region) shall be elected at large from community
stakeholders who live (either homeowner, renter, or other fixed
living arrangement), work, or own property in each of the regions
within the STNC boundary area:
Region 1 North Sunland Region (North of Foothill Blvd., from
the western STNC domain boundary east to Mount Gleason Ave.
& Big Tujunga Canyon Road.)
Region 2 North-West Tujunga Region (North of Foothill
Blvd., from Mount Gleason Ave. & Big Tujunga Canyon Road
to Commerce Ave. & Seven Hills Drive.
Region 3 North-East Tujunga Region (North of Foothill
Blvd., from the eastern STNC domain boundary west to Commerce
Ave. & Seven Hills Drive.)
Region 4 South Sunland-Tujunga Region (South of Foothill
What is the Brown Act?
The Ralph M. Brown Act is required by the State of California which
says all our meetings are open to the public. It also says that
we must post, in advance, our agenda whenever we have a meeting.
For more information please visit: www.lacityneighborhoods.com/faq.htm#1
What if I want to say something at a meeting?
Everyone is entitled to speak during the Public Comment
period by completing a "speaker card" that indicates what
agenda item you will be speaking to and/or what your comment is
related to. The chairman will call upon you during the Public comment
What if I don't like what the STNC is doing for
the community or how they operate?
STNC promotes public participation and consistently
gives ample time for comments and quesions. The STNC Bylaws explains
the reconsideration process. Currently the Board is elected each
How early in advance must the notices be posted?
For regularly scheduled meetings - 72 hours
For Special meetings - 24 hrs.
Where are they posted?
Agendas are posted for public review at:
- Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, 8250 Foothill Blvd., Unit
- North Valley Neighborhood City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga;
- Sunland Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick Street, Sunland;
- Also posted via L.A. City's Early Notification System (ENS). Sign
What's happening with the Neighborhood
Council Boundary Issue. Do we have the Tujunga Wash or not?
We're working on it. In April 2006, Cindy Cleghorn requested a joint
committee with FTDNC and STNC be formed. A meeting with both councils
is expected soon.
Does the STNC have an office?
Yes, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Room 101, Tujunga, CA 91042
STNC office hours: Mon-Thur: 9 AM - 12 Noon. Other hours by appointment.
Contact: Ed Rock, Logistics Manager at (818) 951-7411.
All stakeholders are invited to visit the STNC office during office