City Clerk's Elections team is in charge of candidate registration for the 2019 Neighborhood Council elections, and they've just released a great series of 4 short videos on how to use the online registration portal to file as a candidate, and how to edit your application. Watch here: http://tiny.cc/NCCandidateRegVideos If you prefer to read, you [...]
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Connect with your stakeholders by disconnecting from your land-lines and cell phones. All it takes is a virtual phone and an email account. Google Voice is a telephone solution that offers Neighborhood Councils many features, liberating councils from the need to maintain a land-line, a message machine, or a cell phone that must be carried [...]
The Elections Team is here to help you when you need it. So to help guide your budget and key event/outreach planning, check out this quick "cheat sheet" to use as a basis for your planning. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Click here for your Election Timeline per Region. Click here for your Neighborhood Council [...]
If you're a Neighborhood Council board member, your Council's Canva account is rolling out today! Canva is an online graphic design tool, and your account includes access to templates for popular Neighborhood Council outreach materials to increase awareness of your Council and promote your upcoming elections. Templates include light pole banners, lawn signs, bus shelter and [...]
(story by Jasmine Elbarbary, EmpowerLA's Civic Youth program leader) Our Civic Youth Leadership Academy continued this past Monday with a focus on Outreach, specifically in the context of the upcoming 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections. Special thanks to Department staff Tom Soong, Obiamaka Ude, Octaviano Rios and Ann-Marie Holman. Tom opened the workshop with a brief history [...]
Councilmember David Ryu, Chair of the City Council's Health, Education and Neighborhood Councils Committee submitted proposed reforms for the Neighborhood Council system in City Council today based on feedback he received in a survey he sent out to Neighborhood Council board members. The proposals include: Amending City Charter to change the name of the Department [...]
Thank you to the 80 amazing Neighborhood Council members who joined us Monday night at the Deaton Auditorium in Downtown LA for the first-ever Citywide Outreach Gathering! Before the formal presentations began, EmpowerLA's Tom Soong kicked off the gathering by using his 19 years of Neighborhood Council experience to announce (over the PA system, a [...]
Our guest today is Jamie Tijerina, Director At-Large from the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, where she chairs the Culture and Equality Committee and serves as the Digital Communications Liaison. Jamie is part of a new breed of board members who recognize the platform Neighborhood Councils provide for young activists -- a label she’s been [...]
Good photo titles can greatly improve your Neighborhood Council’s online presence and at the same time, make your outreach more ADA accessible. Learn how to create effective, attention-getting image titles, and where to apply them. This is Part 5 in a series on how SEO (search engine optimization) can increase your Council’s online presence and [...]
Courtesy and relevance are vital to creating content that search engines favor. This week’s SEO how-to focuses on using keywords effectively to ensure that your webpages, blogs, and social media posts are connecting with stakeholders looking for what your Neighborhood Council has to offer. If you haven’t read the first two articles in our series [...]