Beachwood Canyon
Neighborhood Association

Serving the Beachwood Canyon Community, Mulholland to Franklin




City Hall Made Easy



Would you like the city council to hear your opinion on an issue?

City council meets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and noon (and sometimes later).

First, call your council office the day before the hearing and tell the receptionist that you are coming to City Council. Give her the make, model and plate number of the car you will be driving. You now have free parking!

Driving/Parking Directions

City Hall address: 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012.  Go south on the 101 freeway past the 110 turn off. Exit on Los Angeles Street. Turn right on Los Angeles Street and get into the left turn lane. Turn left on Temple and right at the next signal. Drive to Main Street and turn right again to Los Angeles Street. Turn right again to the first guard shack on the right. (Take a cell phone just in case the call you made to reserve your parking space got lost in the maze of paperwork that such a large city must generate. You will have to call your council office from the car.)

That is the entrance to lot 2. You will park on level P2.  After parking, walk back in the direction of the security shack. Walk past the shack to the entrance. Look for the Elevator Sign. Take the elevator to the third floor. You are now in City Hall East and must find your way to the newly renovated bridge.

You will need a photo identification to cross over to City Hall. Your bags will be searched. You will be given a guest badge. Don't lose the badge or you will be asked to leave the building due to heightened security at City Hall. Cross the bridge to the newly restored City Hall. 

City Council meets on the third floor.  Most commission hearings take place on floor 10. Once in the hearing, get a "comment card". Ask anyone for help filling out the card.

If you can't get away from home or office, call and write.  Don't forget to communicate in writing to your elected officials.

  Go to -- under the Mayor’s picture, click on council webcasts. Then click on Council Chambers (video internet).  You may have to download RealPlayer but that’s easy!

call 311 for many City Services


Council Phone

City Council and other public meetings are available by phone. Dial into LA’s “Council Phone” system and push the speaker button.  It’s the next best thing to being there.

Listen to City Council live on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am.  You will hear a menu of all meetings broadcast that day. You may choose which one you want if it is not a Council day.  Here are the numbers:

(213) 621-CITY (2489)

West Los Angeles:
(310) 471-CITY (2489)

San Pedro:
(310) 547-CITY (2489)

Van Nuys:
(818) 904-9450

(323) 957-6415

Council Phone is maintained and operated by Francisco Montano (213) 847-2775.

This service is operated by the L.A.  IT Agency, who also produce LA Cityview 35, a city government channel.

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