West Hills NC

Beautification Committee - Telephonic & Online

Faye Barta
Committee Co-Chair

Brad Vanderhoof
Committee Co-Chair

Current members:                                                    

  • Faye Barta
  • Dan Brin
  • Tariq El-Atrache
  • Glenn Jennings
  • Heidi Manning (Community Stakeholder)
  • Steve Randall
  • Tony Scearce
  • Myrl Schreibman
  • Joan Trent
  • Brad Vanderhoof

Mission Statement:

The mission of this Committee is, in cooperation with stakeholders, to advocate, promote,
facilitate and engage in activities to improve and maintain the appearance of West Hills’
streets, sidewalks, parks and other features by encouraging greater participation and responsibility of West Hills stakeholders.

To view the Committee Operating Rules CLICK HERE


Meetings & Events:

Join Us At The Next Meeting of the Beautification Committee:

[Held the Third Tuesday of Every Month (New Date) Our next regular meeting will be on
October 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
The meetings will be held virtually over internet and telephone links. Check the meeting agenda for login instructions.

CLICK HERE to see our next committee meeting and posted agenda. Agendas post 72 hours prior to the meeting. (Note: Meeting Date and Time Subject To Change)

Recordings of Committee Meetings

October 2021 -- CLICK HERE
September 2021 -- CLICK HERE
August 2021 -- CLICK HERE
July 2021 -- CLICK HERE

June 2021 -- CLICK HERE
May 2021 -- CLICK HERE
March 2021 -- CLICK HERE
November 2020 -- CLICK HERE

Join Us At The Next Beautification Cleanup Event:

Join us for our next beautification project; Orcutt Ranch Cleanup,
Saturday, October 30, 8:00 to 11:00 AM

Future Event Calendar -- Subject to change.
    October 2021:  October 30 -- Orcutt Park Cleanup along March and Justice Streets
    November 2021:  Environment Day event at Chatsworth Train Station,
                                 November 20, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    December 2021:  Fire Hydrant painting -- December 11 -- Details TBD

Have An Idea For Our Next Beautification Cleanup Event:

Have an idea for our next monthly community clean-up location? Please SUBMIT HERE and come to our next WHNC Beautification Committee meeting. We can't wait to see your request and beautify West Hills.

News & Initiatives:

March Avenue Palm Trees:

At its meeting of April 15, 2021, the Cultural Heritage Commission took the actions below to include the March Avenue Palm Trees in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments, subject to adoption by the City Council:

  1. Determined that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines;
  2. Determined that the property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code;
  3. Recommended that the City Council consider the March Avenue Palm Trees for inclusion in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments; and
  4. Adopted the attached Findings .

Read the determination Letter from LA City Planning HERE

Clean Streets LA:

On April 23, 2015 Mayor Eric Garcetti signed Executive Directive Number 8 (ED NO. 8) launching this initiative into effect. As part of this initiative, Clean Streets LA aims at improving livability and cleanliness in the City of Los Angeles by targeting litter and debris on City streets, sidewalks and alleys. Your West Hills Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee is committed to ensuring the Clean Streets Initiative success through our monthly clean-ups, our coordination with relative City departments in ensuring your service requests are being answered, and other additional outreach efforts to educate our community about this important cause. Help us and help our community by joining us at our community clean-ups or committee meeting in our efforts to beautify West Hills.

Visit CleanStatsLA and find out what your Street Cleanliness Score is.

To see West Hills' recent accomplishment under the Clean Streets LA initiative, CLICK HERE

WHNC Lazy J. Ranch Replacement Project Recommendations:

At the October 2016 of the West Hills Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee, a representative of Councilmember Mitchel Englander's office notified the committee that the orginial fencing surronding Lazy J. Ranch Park in West Hills has rusted and deteriorated beyond repair and would need to be replaced. Given two options, with a third additional option discussed at our October meeting, the Beautification Committee sought out public info to see what fencing options would the community want in this popular West Hills park.

For more information about the fence replacement project, our survey results, and our recommendations to the City of Los Angeles, CLICK HERE.


West Hills 311 Walks:

The West Hills Neighborhood Council's MyLA311 Walk initiative encourages residents to get out in their neighborhoods and report any concerns they see to city agencies using the MyLA311 app.
This is a great opportunity to bring along family, neighbors, friends and pets while improving our community and getting some healthy exercise at the same time! The free MyLA311 app is a powerful mobile tool that enables citizens to request a broad range of services. Whether you are reporting a pothole on your street or illegal dumping in your alley, you can use MyLA311 report your concerns quickly, easily and at any time.

To download the MyLA311 app to your smart phone, CLICK HERE
If you are interested in organizing a walk or would like more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment:

The County of Los Angeles in 2015 conducted a countywide assessment of the need for parks and recreation in both cities and unincorporated areas. The goal of the Park Needs Assessment was to engage all communities within the County in a collaborative process to gather data and input for future decision-making on parks and recreation. The Park Needs Assessment will increase our understanding of existing park and recreation assets, and help us to determine how to improve, expand, and make them more accessible. Specifically, the final report will determine Study Areas and will identify, prioritize and outline costs for potential park projects within each Study Area. Below are the results from the study's final report on the status of parks in West Hills.  

Community Resources:

For All City Service Requests, please call 311 ( or Dial (213) 473-3231) or CLICK HERE

Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Documents)

Meeting Agenda
Oct 28, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Sep 23, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Aug 26, 2014
Meeting Minutes
Aug 26, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Jul 22, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Jun 24, 2014
Meeting Agenda
May 27, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Apr 22, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Mar 25, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Feb 25, 2014
Meeting Minutes
Feb 25, 2014
Meeting Agenda
Jan 28, 2014
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