Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Westchester/Playa Del Rey Neighborhood Council candidates that Patch will be running leading up to the election.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
Personally I feel one of the things that the NCWP has done, that we should be most proud of, is our outreach to the homeless in our community. The NCWP has dedicated not only time but funds to help the homeless. The NCWP, partnering with Councilman Rosendahl, his staff, PATH and a number of the social service providers, helped to move the homeless out of Westchester Park. Over 10 of the 25 plus individuals that were living, fulltime, in the park were placed in some sort of stable housing. Also, due to our partnership with PATH, we found a family of 7 (mom, dad and 5 children) living in their vehicle in Westchester. This family is now in stable housing. There is nothing worse for a child then not having their own bed to sleep in or a front door with a lock.
Who are your primary supporters?
I would hope that I am supported by my entire community. The NCWP is set up to be the Voice of the Community.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
That LAX should be modernized and does not need movement of the north runway towards the community. Modernization can be achieved that can provide long term jobs and positively impact not only the Playa Westchester community but all of Southern California.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
That I also volunteer my time with Vision To Learn (www.VisionToLearn.org) as their OutReach Coordinator and Interim Co-Executive Director. We provide FREE eye exams and glasses for children in the low income areas of Los Angeles.
Nora MacLellan is running for At-Large Director, a four-year term. To read more candidate profiles, click here.