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The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council (GTLNC) serves as a conduit between the local community and stakeholders, and City, State and Federal Government. Issues and initiatives are brought to the attention of the various City departments, agencies and/or politicians who control the decision-making process. The GTLNC provides recommendations to the decision-makers to achieve the best result possible for our community.


Neighborhood Council participants are empowered to advocate directly for real change in their communities. These Councils consist of residents, business owners, and property owners.  Local engagement is important because no one understands a neighborhood better than the people who live, work and play there. Neighborhood Councils are answering that need and strengthening democracy in Los Angeles by embracing and supporting the diversity of neighborhoods that comprise the City of Los Angeles.


In 1998, the City of Los Angeles organized a program of neighborhood groups (Councils) whose purpose is to interact between local neighborhood residents and City government.   The GREATER TOLUCA LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (“GTLNC”) became the 44th certified Neighborhood Council on September 10, 2002.

General Board Meetings
Third Tuesday of the month
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Toluca Lake Elementary School (4840 Cahuenga Blvd. Toluca Lake, CA 91601)
Administrative Office
Mailing Address:
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, Suite 215
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Executive CommitteeTess TaylorTess.Taylor@gtlnc.org
Planning & Land Use CommitteePaul HartelPaul.Hartel@gtlnc.org
Public Safety CommitteeShawn BesharatyShawn.Besharaty@gtlnc.org
Outreach & Elections CommitteeTim MicskoTim.Micsko@gtlnc.org
Governmental Affairs CommitteeDoug HamblinDoug.Hamblin@gtlnc.org