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A Goodbye from Outgoing LFNC President, Jon Deutsch

Dear Neighbors,


This will be the last letter I write as president of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.


It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve on the Governing Board for the past seven years, and as president of the council for the past five. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to my neighbors and colleagues for entrusting me with this tremendous privilege.


I am so proud of our work together: bridge homes for our unhoused neighbors, dozens of street safety improvements, over $70,000 invested in our community, a lasting impact on city and state legislation, and a well-deserved reputation for being the most effective of all 99 neighborhood councils.


I encourage you all to stay involved in the vibrant life of our neighborhood, and want to leave you with the 3 most important lessons I learned in my time on the LFNC:


Be Curious - Don’t accept simple answers — if it was simple it would have been done already. Get to know people, who they are, and what they do. Ask questions and listen to answers.


Empower Each Other - You will always get more done by building each other up than you will by tearing each other down.


Practice Radical Kindness - Be slow to anger, and quick to forgive. Disagree without being disagreeable, even when it’s hard. Try to be nice, and never fail to be kind.


If you can do these 3 things, I have no doubt that Los Feliz will remain the greatest

neighborhood in all of Los Angeles in which to live, work, and play.


See you in the neighborhood!


With Love,


Jon Deutsch



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