With Skid Row commonly known as “The Homeless Capitol of America”, there are unique qualities and needs which vastly differ from the typical and main focus of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council which has led to extreme contrast between the two areas- A well-documented “Downtown revitalization” which has spurred Billions of dollars of new development (including upscale lofts, condos and hotels), while Skid Row has been equally well-documented for it’s widespread squalor which has led to thousands of homeless men, women and children residing in tents and encampments on sidewalks all while at the same time, hundreds of businesses struggle to operate in a normal manor while having no choice but to work from within an environment filled with seemingly endless deplorable conditions for all to see who either reside, work or traverse within our community core.
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Our structure, since 2014, has been as the Skid Row Neighborhood Council-Formation Committee. We plan to keep this structure until we become a certified neighborhood council. The Chair of the SRNC-FC, by way of numerous community votes, is General Jeff. The City of Los Angeles has required there be (5) “Community Liaisons” who may be contacted on behalf of the Formation Committee. The Chair of the SRNC-FC selected our “Community Liaisons”, who are General Jeff, Hayk Makhmuryan, Charles Porter and Katherine McNenny, all members of the Skid Row community. (*UPDATE* a fifth Community Liaison is currently being re-selected by the Chair).
THE SKID ROW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL-FORMATION COMMITTEE
A requirement in the City’s Subdivision application to create a Neighborhood Council is the selection of (5) Community Liaisons. The duties of the Community Liaisons include making decisions on behalf of the entire Formation Committee when there isn’t enough time for the Formation Committee to organize a meeting, per City regulations. The Community Liaisons for the Skid Row Neighborhood Council-Formation Committee were carefully selected by our Chair.
VIDEOS CLIPS OF ONE SKID ROW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL-FORMATION COMMITTEE MEETING FROM DECEMBER, 2015