Protecting the Encino Community

Representing Encino Residents with a Positive Approach on Issues of Zoning/Development, Traffic, Public Safety and Quality of Life

For over 50 years, EPOA has been at the forefront of issues affecting public safety, land use and zoning, traffic and other issues which impact Encino residents.


In the 1970’s, EPOA successfully fought to enact development restrictions on Ventura Blvd including height limits (3 stories west of Balboa; 6 stories east of Balboa).  The Encino Specific Plan became a model for other land use laws to protect residential areas in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, Woodland Hills and other areas of the City of Los Angeles.

In the 80’s, EPOA successfully led the fight to stop the relocation of Hollywood Park Racetrack and proposed sports stadiums to the Sepulveda Basin for the 1984 Olympics.

In the 1990’s, EPOA successfully opposed an entertainment high rise complex at Hayvenhurst and Ventura and then supported Rick Caruso’s plan for a neighborhood retail project.

Since 2000, EPOA has had a representative on the Encino Neighborhood Council and continued to advocate on behalf of Encino residents to protect quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Recently, in an effort to fight traffic gridlock on Ventura Blvd especially during morning peak hours, EPOA led the fight to extend anti-gridlock “No Parking-Tow Away” signage from Louise Ave to the 405 Fwy.  With funding help from the Encino Neighborhood Council and City Council Office, such signage was installed in December, 2020. 

EPOA worked together with other homeowner groups in 2020 to stop proposed State legislation that would have allowed high density housing including apartment buildings in single-family neighborhoods.