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How-To: Google Voice

By | July 13th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|

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 [...]

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How-To: Start Your Elections Process

By | October 29th, 2015|Blog, How-To|

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 lisa@empowerla.org or jay@empowerla.org Click here for your Election Timeline per Region. Click here for your Neighborhood Council [...]

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Community Impact Statements: A How-To Guide

By | December 6th, 2013|Blog, City Hall|

"….opportunity to provide input before decisions are made." – L.A. City Charter Sec. 907 Community Impact Statements are official statements or positions adopted by a Neighborhood Council on issues pending before the City’s decision makers. The Community Impact Statement process was created specifically for Neighborhood Councils so they can publically express their support, opposition, or [...]

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How to Use #Hashtags in Neighborhood Council Outreach

By | September 13th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|

#Hashtags are a social media indexing tool that help people interested in what you have to share find your posts. Read on to learn what hashtags work best for Neighborhood Council outreach, and how to use them on social media without being annoying or sounding unnatural.   How hashtags work Hashtags batch online conversations so [...]

Mayor’s Message

By | September 8th, 2017|Blog, City Hall|

STATEMENT: MAYOR GARCETTI ON THE EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO “Friendship means standing together in good times and bad, and the thoughts of all Angelenos are with the people of southern Mexico who are recovering today following last night’s powerful earthquake. Our prayers are with those who lost loved ones in this tragedy, and our hopes are [...]

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10 Tips on How to Identify a Phishing or Spoofing Email

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|

Phishing attacks are more rampant than ever before, rising by more than 162 percent from 2010 to 2014. They cost organizations around the globe $4.5 billion every year and over half of internet users get at least one phishing email per day. The best defense companies have against phishing attacks is to block malicious emails before they reach customers [...]

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Neighborhood Council Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) Online Submission

By | September 1st, 2016|

Neighborhood Council Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) Online Submission: As City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils, Neighborhood Council Monthly Expenditure Reports are required for all expenditures of public funds. The MER Form is an accounting tool to disclose the previous month’s expenditures. The MER Form has been updated to better assist Neighborhood Councils track and report [...]

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GM’s Message 08.19.16

By | August 19th, 2016|Blog, GM Message|

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  Many thanks to Congress of Neighborhoods Committee Chair, Cindy Cleghorn, for her guest message last week while I was out.  The Congress of Neighborhoods is an amazing gathering of Neighborhood Councils citywide on Saturday, September 24th.  You'll have the opportunity to attend workshops, meet City officials and network [...]

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COMMITTEES: WHAT THEY DO & HOW TO CREATE GREAT ONES

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|

Committee How-Tos Read our in-depth article on how to find & recruit great Committee Members Our “Passing The Baton” article series focuses on how to transfer Committee knowledge and materials when a new Board is seated, such as this article for Outreach Chairs. Search EmpowerLA.org for keywords "Passing The Baton" to find all articles in the series, and [...]

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