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Outreach Tip: Turn Agenda Posting Into An Outreach Opportunity

You can turn your agenda posts into outreach opportunities that get more people to meetings, by following these simple tips. Every month, there are items on your board and committee agendas that your stakeholders would feel passionate about, if only they knew they were there. But the language and formatting that the law requires make [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Turn Agenda Posting Into An Outreach Opportunity

Outreach Tip Of The Week #2: Write A Short But Compelling “About Us” Statement For Your Council

If your Neighborhood Council doesn’t yet have an About Us statement, or if yours needs an update, here’s how to write something brief that makes a big impact. A boilerplate is a short, two to four sentence blurb that explains who you are, and what your credentials are. Boilerplates are probably the most useful sort [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip Of The Week #2: Write A Short But Compelling “About Us” Statement For Your Council

Your Contact Info: What To Use & How To Make A Roster

WHAT CONTACT INFO TO USE FOR NC BUSINESS Contact info for public officials, including Neighborhood Council members, is available to the public, so consider creating a dedicated email address just for Neighborhood Council business if your Council does not already offer them through its website. You may also use an app like Google Voice to [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on Your Contact Info: What To Use & How To Make A Roster

YOUR NC’s EMPOWERLA WEBPAGE

EmpowerLA maintains a webpage for each Neighborhood Council; view yours by selecting your Council from this list. The page contains: Boundary map showing external and any internal boundaries for your Council Board rosters listing names, roles, training status, and individual contact info for each Board Member List of Board Officers & Departmental Liaisons and their [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on YOUR NC’s EMPOWERLA WEBPAGE

COMMITTEES: WHAT THEY DO & HOW TO CREATE GREAT ONES

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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Bylaws & Standing Rules: What They Are & How To Find Yours

  Bylaws define many aspects of your Neighborhood Council, and each Council is required by the City to have them. Though the specific content varies between individual Neighborhood Councils, here’s a quick index of topics covered in your Bylaws:   # of board seats (Article V, Section 1) # of board members to make quorum [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on Bylaws & Standing Rules: What They Are & How To Find Yours

Community Impact Statements: What They Are; How To File Them; & Why You Should Write One

Neighborhood Councils were created to advise the City on how City policy impacts local communities. Community Impact Statements, or CIS, are one of the most important ways in which a Neighborhood Council can advise City departments and officials on matters under consideration by the City’s decision makers. A CIS is an official statement or position [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on Community Impact Statements: What They Are; How To File Them; & Why You Should Write One

Staying Informed: How To Get Updates On Key Issues

Whether you’re researching material for a Community Impact Statement or trying to stay up to date on an issue that’s a priority for yourself; your Board; or your neighborhood, here are important resources that you can read or subscribe to where you can learn about the City’s priorities; find out what City officials and departments [...]

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EmpowerLA Newsletter: Important Tools & Updates For Neighborhood Council Members

EmpowerLA publishes a weekly newsletter that comes out every Friday. The newsletter contains news, updates, and event notices that impact Neighborhood Councils Citywide. It’s a great source of information on key issues Neighborhood Councils care about, and it also offers educational articles and tools to make you an even more effective Board Member. Every Neighborhood [...]

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Planning & Land Use: Find Out What’s Coming Your Way With The Early Notification Report

Planning and Land Use advocacy is most effective when it’s done early in the life cycle of a development proposal. As a Neighborhood Council member, you should be receiving the Department of City Planning’s Early Notification Report, which lists all the planning entitlement applications that have been filed in your area, and is sent every [...]

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