Topanga Town Council



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Formed in 1977 in response to needs unique to our mountain community, residents created the TCTC to serve as a liaison with our town’s official governing body, the Los Angeles County Supervisor’s Office. Since then, TCTC has served the local interests of the residents, businesses, property owners, environment and wildlife in Topanga Canyon and the Santa Monica Mountains. Most especially, during its 40-year history, its many accomplishments have been made possible by the commitment and contributions of many dedicated volunteers working to make Topanga a better place to live and work.  To view historical outline, click here.

Current Board Members include Stacy Sledge, Carrie Carrier, Tam Taylor, Lindsay Zook, Tanya Starcevich and John Waller. The Council actively serves on County emergency preparedness committees alongside local organizations such as T-CEP, Arson Watch, CERT, and North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council, as well as with the related county and state agencies to ensure coordination and support for emergency concerns, including the production of the “Topanga Survival Guide” and local disaster drills and preparedness fairs. The Topanga Resident Access Card is a Town Council program that grew from resident demand for a more effective re-entry program after an evacuation.

The Council works vigorously with canyon groups to coordinate with county and state agencies to support efforts such as non-toxic roadside maintenance and the annual Topanga Creek Cleanup, all of which enhance the natural qualities of Topanga as part of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Council also appears at hearings regarding watershed issues, wildlife protection and development concerns and provides the many community arts, education and service organizations with support and publicity, while facilitating collaboration among the many non-profit organizations to enhance their fundraising and volunteer efforts.

The Council also supports the business community with issues that affect them directly, such as supporting efforts to designate Topanga Canyon Boulevard as a scenic highway and minimize congestion during times of road construction.

Residents are encouraged to come to regular monthly meetings with specific concerns such as traffic, motorcycle noise, crime, graffiti and roadside trash, and to meet their representatives in person.   Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Topanga Library's Community Room (there are no meetings in July or August).

In addition, the Council provides forums for discussion and educational workshops to address major topics such as water conservation, special needs housing, equine permitting, emergency preparedness and other matters affecting the community at large.

An important service provided by the TCTC is, a virtual one-stop-shop to connect with each other. It offers local and county resources, a community calendar, a business directory, community forum and much more. 

The Council relies on the proceeds from the Topanga Resident Access Cards and donations to fund its many ongoing programs and projects, including the annual Topanga Creek Cleanup, the downtown street banner program, Fire Station 69 dinners, the Small Business Alliance’s “Shop Local” campaign, the “Slow Down Through Town” campaign and the portable toilet in the town center.

“It’s been an honor and pleasure to have served on the Council for the past 17 of its 40-year history,” Says TCTC president Stacy Sledge. 

“The Council’s team is an amazing group of creative, resourceful, bright and fun people who give from the heart. It’s not only our super Board members, but also the ongoing efforts of special people like Karla Morrison (OneTopanga’s online Community Calendar manager); the Bateman family (Fireman’s Chili Dinner night); Ron Coleman (Community Porta-Potty and Creek Clean-up team member); Dan Hanrahan (street banner hanger-upper); Dayna Miller (Topanga license plate seller extraordinaire); and Taylor Walker (person for everything else that needs to be done). 

“We can always use extra hands and welcome your ideas and participation in making our TCTC programs and services be the best they can be,” Sledge said. 

To read about the main programs, click here.

To volunteer or to donate: (310) 455-3001; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mailing address:Topanga Town Council, P.O. Box 1085, Topanga, CA 90290.

Meetings:  Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Topanga Library's Community Room (there are no meetings in July or August).

To purchase a 2017 Topanga Resident Access Card: or