Wednesday, July 17

If the city approves the proposal, stakeholders in Westwood will be able to vote to break UCLA, Westwood and North Village away from current council boundaries. (Ryan Leou/Daily Bruin senior staff)

City board to decide on Westwood Forward’s subdivision election proposal

UCLA students and Westwood community members are one step closer to voting on the creation of a new neighborhood council. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, which oversees neighborhood councils in Los Angeles, held a special town hall meeting Tuesday to take public comment about Westwood Forward’s proposal to separate UCLA and Westwood Village from the Westwood Neighborhood Council. Read more...

Photo: If the city approves the proposal, stakeholders in Westwood will be able to vote to break UCLA, Westwood and North Village away from current council boundaries. (Ryan Leou/Daily Bruin senior staff)

If the city approves the proposal, stakeholders in Westwood will be able to vote to break UCLA, Westwood and North Village away from current council boundaries. (Ryan Leou/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said the student-led Westwood Forward coalition wants to create a new neighborhood council to better represent their interests. The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted 6 to 4 on Thursday in support of the coalition’s proposal. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Village advocacy organization votes to support Westwood Forward

The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted to support Westwood Forward at a meeting Thursday. Westwood Forward, a coalition of business owners, students, renters and homeowners, is advocating to separate UCLA, Westwood Village and North Village from the current Westwood Neighborhood Council. Read more...

Photo: Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said the student-led Westwood Forward coalition wants to create a new neighborhood council to better represent their interests. The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted 6 to 4 on Thursday in support of the coalition’s proposal. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said the student-led Westwood Forward coalition wants to create a new neighborhood council to better represent their interests. The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted 6 to 4 on Thursday in support of the coalition’s proposal. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)


RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood business owners consider recycling program inefficient, expensive

Some business owners in Westwood said they think a new city recycling program costs too much and has neglected to pick up their trash. RecycLA, a program launched in July 2017 to promote recycling and reduce waste within the city, provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle, which includes additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. Read more...

Photo: RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)





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