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Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones at Saturday’s Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

10,000 people are expected to attend the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, happening this Saturday September 29th in Northridge! Learn about everything from sidewalk CPR; to surviving an active shooter; to pet safety and preparedness. Take a Ham Radio Exam (for new or upgraded licenses); get CERT training; learn skills like Dutch Oven or solar oven [...]

By | 2018-09-27T17:38:08+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Blog, CERT, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones at Saturday’s Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

re:codeLA – Share Your Feedback on Proposed City Planning Processes & Procedures Revamp

If you've participated in your Neighborhood Council's planning and land use discussions, you know how challenging it can be to navigate the way project proposals are currently reviewed and acted upon in Los Angeles. Streamlining and simplifying this system in a way that still allows plenty of opportunity for public input is the goal of the [...]

By | 2018-09-21T15:04:32+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog, City Departments, City Planning|Comments Off on re:codeLA – Share Your Feedback on Proposed City Planning Processes & Procedures Revamp

Free cat adoptions at all LA City shelters thanks to ASPCA grant

Thanks to a $200,000 grant from ASPCA, you can get *free* adoptions for all cats 4 months of age or older at all LA City animal shelters! All cats are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered before going to their new homes, Visit any of LA Animal Services 6 shelters to find your new friend. [...]

By | 2018-09-21T10:20:50+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Animal Services, Blog|Comments Off on Free cat adoptions at all LA City shelters thanks to ASPCA grant

Congress of Neighborhoods 2018 Keynote Speaker is Supervisor Janice Hahn

The Honorable Janice Hahn - who represents the 4th District on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors - will be the keynote speaker at this year's Congress of Neighborhoods, happening next Saturday, September 22nd, at LA City Hall. As a former member of the US House of Representatives and former LA City Councilmember, Supervisor Hahn [...]

By | 2018-09-14T16:15:44+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods 2018 Keynote Speaker is Supervisor Janice Hahn

Live Online City Budget Training with the CAO Monday September 17th

The City Administrative Officer (CAO) is at the heart of LA's budget process, and works with the Mayor, City Council, and City departments. Learn where LA's revenues come from and how these resources are allocated by City officials by attending a live online training with the CAO and the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates this Monday, [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:45:18+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Blog, Budget, Budget Advocates|Comments Off on Live Online City Budget Training with the CAO Monday September 17th

Congress of Neighborhoods needs YOU! Sign up to volunteer or to attend now

The annual Congress of Neighborhoods is the NC system's largest event of the year. Nearly 900 NC leaders from across LA attended last year, and this year's event - happening Saturday September 22nd at City Hall - is expected to be even larger! That's why it's important to register to attend now, if you haven't [...]

By | 2018-09-06T16:28:56+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods needs YOU! Sign up to volunteer or to attend now

EmpowerLA Podcast wins GovTech Outstanding IT Project Award at LA Digital Government Summit

The EmpowerLA Podcast won Outstanding IT Project at the GovTech Los Angeles Excellence in Technology Awards! Congratulations to our podcast team, host Brett Shears and producer Arin Abedian, for being recognized for their hard work pioneering City Hall's first podcast. Arin and Grayce Liu were on hand at the Los Angeles Digital Government Summit to accept [...]

By | 2018-08-31T13:42:52+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast wins GovTech Outstanding IT Project Award at LA Digital Government Summit

Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

For Neighborhood Council members, the annual Congress of Neighborhoods - taking place Saturday September 22nd at City Hall - is one of the best opportunities to learn skills that will take your community leadership and advocacy to the next level. Over 30 workshops plus breakfast and lunch are free with registration! RSVP now at http://NCCongressLA.com [...]

By | 2018-08-31T12:15:36+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Blog, City Planning, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education, Events, Housing, How-To, Land Use & City Planning, Outreach|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

Pico-Union, Wilshire Center-Koreatown, & MacArthur Park NCs celebrate 15 years

The Pico-Union, Wilshire Center-Koreatown, and MacArthur Park Neighborhood Councils were recently recognized by the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners and EmpowerLA for their 15-year anniversaries. Congratulations to all these NCs for their great work serving their communities! Check out the fun photos below by EmpowerLA's Lilian Kim.     Wilshire Center-Koreatown NC receives a 15th [...]

By | 2018-08-31T11:17:37+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Blog, Commission, NC Success Story|Comments Off on Pico-Union, Wilshire Center-Koreatown, & MacArthur Park NCs celebrate 15 years

CAO offers training on the City Budget via Facebook Live Thursday August 30

The budget of a Government is the technical tool that reflects the values, goals, objectives and priorities of a Government and its elected officials. If you want to understand how your elected officials have decided to allocate resources but also the origin of the revenues, you are more than welcome to attend the live online [...]

By | 2018-08-24T16:13:58+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Budget, Budget Advocates, City Departments|Comments Off on CAO offers training on the City Budget via Facebook Live Thursday August 30