The Park Mesa Heights Community Council was certified March 23, 2002, early on in the Neighborhood Council movement. Our purpose is to:
- Establish an open line of communication between Stakeholders and City agencies;
- Create a more livable community by increasing the safety and beauty of our community;
- Provide an open process by which all Stakeholders may involve themselves in affairs of the community;
- Educate and empower Stakeholders so they can make informed decisions about the quality and condition of the community and resolve common problems; and
- To create a forum that allows Stakeholders to address and express opinions on community issues.
The Park Mesa Heights Community Council consists of fifteen elected members which includes six officers and nine representatives of various constituencies, in an effort to reflect the diversity of our stakeholders.
Virtual Meeting Protocols
Please note, as a result of the Safer at Home Order we are working towards virtual meetings. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has created EmpowerLA Virtual Governance Protocols which may continue to be edited, in which case you can access them on the shared site. These protocols will guide our meetings in an online environment.
Regular Meeting Schedule
We hold our General Meetings on the 2nd Saturday, 10am and our Board Meetings on the 2nd Tuesday, 6pm. Please check our calendar to confirm when our next meeting is.
You may be wondering, “What is the difference between the meetings and which meeting should I come to?” All our meetings are open to the public and stakeholders, that’s you, are invited. Our Board Meetings are usually focused on business matters, such as minutes approval, whereas our General Meetings at Angeles Mesa Elementary are more likely to have interesting speakers on topics of interest to stakeholders.
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.
- 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.
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.