Westwood Forward

A coalition of students, businesses, homeowners, renters, workers and community organizations to revitalize Westwood as a fun, affordable, and inclusive community.
Vote / Get Involved Learn More Why Form a New Council?
Westwood deserves a
brighter future.

A new neighborhood council will bring us there.

Better Housing

Solving the housing crisis with affordable and diverse options

Business Growth

Supporting restaurants, retail and nightlife for a vibrant, sustainable community


Uniting property owners, business leaders, renters, UCLA students, faculty, and staff


Enabling online voting and accessible options for council elections

Vote / Get Involved Contact Us (info@westwoodforward.com)


For the new Council boundaried within Westwood. (Our new Council boundaries in blue, existing Council boundaries in black)


Respect the interests of all stakeholders


Preserve the historic beauty of our community


Boldly charge ahead to improve housing and entertainment

Why form a new
Neighborhood Council?
"Neighborhood Council participants are empowered to advocate directly for real change in their communities." - Empower LA

We assert that the old Westwood Neighborhood Council: (citations in Our Full Statement)

  • falls short in representing the majority of Westwood - renters and students
  • burdens new businesses with excessive conditions and expectations
  • stifles the democratic process with restrictive and delayed elections
  • opposes new housing relief for UCLA's housing crisis

We seek the empowerment to change our community for the better. We can petition the City to start our own Neighborhood Council to address our needs. Read Our Full Statement for more examples and evidence of why change is needed.

Our Full Statement (pdf)
Our Principles (doc)
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Our Council's Objectives and
Councils must establish bylaws and go through the certification process ... before they can operate. - Empower LA

Our bylaws aim to establish a Council that will always represent the interests of the majority of stakeholders in Westwood. Our objectives are transparency, inclusivity, collaboration, accountability and viability.

Bylaws Proposal (doc) Vote / Get Involved Contact Us (info@westwoodforward.com)
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Take Action

Vote. Spread the Word.

Official Subdivision Election May 22nd


Who's Eligible to Vote?

ALL stakeholders in Westwood.

  • Business owners
  • Property owners
  • Renters
  • UCLA faculty and staff
  • UCLA students
  • Workers

A note for non-resident UCLA student voters


Voting in Person?


North Polling Place

North Westwood

John Wooden Center (Event Lobby)

2131 John Wooden Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

South Polling Place

South Westwood

Westwood Recreation Center (Room C)

1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Voting By Mail?


Questions or comments?

Contact Us (info@westwoodforward.com)

Get more involved!


There is no better time than now to get involved. Sign up to join our coalition of students, business owners, renters, and homeowners to bring Westwood Forward.