The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is composed of 10 committees that cover such issues as animal welfare, neighborhood services, and parks and recreation.
Here is an explanation of how the neighborhood councils were created, from the website of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council.
In 1999, Los Angeles City Charter created elected neighborhood councils as quasi-city advisory bodies to those in government who make decisions that affect our lives. During the neighborhood council certification process, Sherman Oaks was divided into seven areas (click for map) with the Neighborhood Council empowered to represent the community and every person having a stake within its borders. Board and committee meetings are open to the public and provide you with an opportunity to speak and be heard. Committee meetings are usually informal and are the heart of the Neighborhood Council and its work. We invite you to attend our council and committee meetings, and to join and get involved.