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Join the ECWA Board! Recording Secretary and At-Large Board Member position available! Appointment date in December. For more info click this link (APPLICATION) and submit your application.

If you are interested in joining one of our Committees or applying for one of the open Board positions please follow this link: (APPLICATION).  OPEN POSITIONS – Outreach, Planning, Land Use & Beautification, Finance, Safety, Education & Youth Development, Economic Empowerment, Cannabis Regulation, Bylaws, and Correspondence Secretary.

Liquor Bank City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee Report.  Next step, City Council Appeal Hearing before January 18, 2018.   



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EmpowerLA-200-squareWelcome to the Empowerment Congress West Area (ECWA) Neighborhood Development Council web home. It is our goal to use our website — in tandem with Meetings, Outreach, and Social Media — as vehicle to keep our community informed, engaged and empowered.

ECWA is one of 96 certified neighborhood councils in the City of Los Angeles. The goal when Los Angeles voters established the neighborhood council system was to bring the debate that occurs at City Hall down to the community level. ECWA is appropriated a small amount of your tax dollars ($42,000 annually) to fund small community projects/events and facilitate community discussions about public policy – one of the most important tenents of participatory democracy.

city sealECWA represents the communities of Baldwin Hills Estates, Baldwin Village, Baldwin Vista, Cameo Plaza, Crenshaw Commercial District, Crenshaw Manor, Leimert Park, Village Green and Arlington Park.

Please explore our website, come to our meetings, join our mailing list and get involved with a committee.


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