Frequently Asked Questions & Glossary of Terms

BID – Business Improvement District
Brown Act – The Ralph M. Brown Act
CD5 – City Council District 5 (Jack Weiss)
CEQA – California Environmental Quality Act
CERT – Community Emergency Response Team – LAFD
CPAB – Community Policing Advisory Board
CRA – Community Redevelopment Agency
CUP – Conditional Use Permit
DONE – City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
DOT – Department of Transportation (LA, California, or Federal)
EIR – Environmental Impact Report
HOA – Homeowners Association
MND – Mitigated Negative Declaration
NOD – Neighborhood Oriented District
NTM – Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation
PACT – Police and Community Together
PLUM – Planning and Use Management Committee, LA City Council
POD – Pedestrian Oriented District
SLO – Senior Lead Officer
SUD – Supplemental Use District
TIMP – Traffic Improvement Mitigation Plan
WNC – Westside Neighborhood Council


It is easy. Call – Email – FaxYou can be placed on the agenda by calling 310 474-2326, email or fax 310 475-2126.Download our Speaker Form, fill it out and get it back to us.

What We Need For Our Records?
We need your name, if you represent and individual or a group – who, address, phone number and email address if you have one.  We need a 20 word description of the issue you want to address.

When You Must Submit Your Request By?
We are subjected to the Brown Act.
Our agenda MUST be posted for public view at least 72 hours prior to our meeting.
We need time to organize the agenda.
All agenda items must be submitted at least 10 days prior to our next meeting.
We have time restraints and will organize the agenda items accordingly.
You will be told if you need to wait until the next meeting to be on the agenda.
If you have an issue that you want to bring to the board’s attention but do not wish board action,
you can speak at any meeting during Public Comment Period without contacting us first.