In the late 1880s, Lincoln Heights was one of Los Angeles’s first suburbs and was considered a chic residential area. Originally, the area was settled by Irish, English and German immigrants, followed by Italians and then Mexicans. Most recently, Asians, Chinese and Vietnamese have settled in the area.
The community of about 33,000 is surrounded by the following physical boundaries: the Los Angeles River to the west, Lincoln Park to the south and hills to the north and east.
Lincoln Heights is a diverse community offering recreation and athletic facilities to the area’s children, adults and retired citizens. Life in Lincoln Heights is very active. Over 25 churches and temples representing many denominations can be found in the Lincoln Heights area. There is easy access to the metropolitan areas of Pasadena via the Arroyo Seco Parkway (SR-110), Glendale via the Golden State Freeway (I-5) and Downtown Los Angeles via Main and Spring Streets.
Entertainment ranges from tours of historic landmarks and buildings to winery visits, dance and music festivals, live theaters, art exhibits and plenty of shops and restaurants for shopping and eating.
Lincoln Heights is a community enriched with diverse people whose talent, energy and dedication can help it to regain its reputation as one of the City’s most progressive neighborhoods.
WHAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL?
In June 1999, the voters of Los Angeles approved a new City Charter which created the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). DONE's purpose is to promote more citizen participation in government and to make government more responsive to local needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils. Each council is responsible for representing the diverse interests of its "Stakeholders."
WHO ARE LINCOLN HEIGHT’S "STAKEHOLDERS?"
In Lincoln Heights, Community Stakeholders, or Stakeholder, shall mean any individual who lives, works or owns property in this neighborhood council. In addition, Community Stakeholders shall be identified by participation in, among other things, educational institutions, religious institutions, community organizations or not-profit organizations, block clubs, neighborhood associations, homeowners associations, apartment associations, condominium associations, resident associations, school/parent groups, faith-based groups and organizations, youth groups and organizations, chamber of commerce, business improvement districts, service organizations, park advisory boards, boys and girls clubs, cultural groups, environmental groups, code-watch, neighborhood watch, police advisory board groups and/or redevelopment action boards.
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES - (see map)
The boundaries are described as follows: (download map)
Begin along the Los Angeles River from Cesar Chavez to the Arroyo Seco Freeway (SR-110). Continue north on SR-110 to Avenue 39. Head southwest on Avenue 39 to Griffin Avenue. Continue diagonally from Avenue 39 and Griffin Avenue to Sierra Street and Mercury Avenue. Continue on Mercury Avenue to Huntington Drive/Soto Street. Proceed south on Huntington Drive/Soto Street to Marengo Avenue. Follow Marengo Street east to Mission Road and continue south on Cesar Chavez Avenue. Continue east on Cesar Chavez Avenue ending at the Los Angeles River.
The purpose of the LHNC is to advise on issues of neighborhood concerns and to liaison with the City of Los Angeles' government and elected officials. The Council provides an inclusive, open forum for public discussion of issues regarding City governance, our neighborhood's needs, the delivery of City services and on matters of a City-wide importance. The LHNC strives to empower stakeholders from all parts of our community to work together for change. The LHNC was certified by the City of Los Angeles on April 27, 2002.
OPEN TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS
The Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council was certified by the City of Los Angeles on April 27, 2002. The 25 members of the Board of Governors shall be nominated and elected at-large. Board member elections are held once a year. Members are elected to a two-year term. All Board Members, with the exception of the Youth Representative, shall be elected to two-year terms. Approximately one-half of the Board shall be elected each year so that terms are staggered.
Any stakeholder High School aged or older is eligible to run for a seat on the Governing Board. To get involved, we strongly encourage you to attend and participate in our Board and Committee meetings. Volunteer Stakeholders are vital in order to call attention to community problems or suggest agenda items for LHNC review.
To contact LHNC Board Members, please visit the Contacts page.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL BYLAWS
LHNC Bylaws are the rules that are adopted by the LHNC to govern its members and regulate Council affairs. Please download our bylaws here.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS DEMOGRAPHICS
Lincoln Heights is a community within the City of Los Angeles with approximately 33,000 residents.
Below is the demographic information about Lincoln Heights:
Population (2000 Census): 29,129
Population Density (per square mile - 2000 Census): 11,318.8
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 32.79%
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 9.62%
Housing Units (2000 Census): 8,110
Land Area: 2.57 square miles (6.67 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.02 square miles (0.06 square kilometers)