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EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Cindy Cleghorn

Our guest for today’s episode is Cindy Cleghorn, long-time Chair for the Planning Committee of the Congress of Neighborhoods, Chair of PlanCheckNC LA, and long-time Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council board member and stakeholder.  Cindy is a lifelong LA-area resident who has been involved with neighborhood councils since their inception. In addition to her extensive work with [...]

By | 2018-01-09T17:11:38+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Cindy Cleghorn

GM’s Message 9.29.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. City Council has continued the Health, Education and Neighborhood Councils Committee recommendations on Council File 15-1022-S2 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Don't forget that our Assistant Director of Policy and Government Relations, Lorenzo Briceno, puts out a great Legislative Report below that provides a summary of the new Council Files introduced each [...]

By | 2017-10-06T13:00:43+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, City Hall, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 9.29.17

Sign Up for NotifyLA, Los Angeles’ Official Mass Notification System During Disasters

NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles' official mass notification system used to send voice messages, text messages and email messages to residents and businesses during times of emergencies and disasters. Notifying the public when a disaster strikes might be the one and only safeguard the public can count on to save their lives and [...]

By | 2017-09-29T09:47:32+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Sign Up for NotifyLA, Los Angeles’ Official Mass Notification System During Disasters

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Joy Atkinson; President of The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners

Our guest for today’s episode is Joy Atkinson, the new President of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (aka BONC). Joy is a lifelong Angeleno with a talent for community outreach. She has a long and distinguished resume working at various levels of government in service to the residents of South Los Angeles. She served as [...]

By | 2018-01-09T17:13:58+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Joy Atkinson; President of The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners

GM’s Message 8.18.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. The Congress of Neighborhoods registration link is open for service!  BIG thanks to our awesome Congress of Neighborhoods Planning Committee, led by the fearless Cindy Cleghorn, for all their continued work in putting together a fantastic program for Neighborhood Council leaders citywide. The Congress will be held at City Hall [...]

By | 2017-08-18T17:11:18+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on GM’s Message 8.18.17

Mayor’s Message

Mayor Eric Garcetti is strengthening cybersecurity for L.A. businesses and residents with the launch of America’s first city-based Cyber Lab. The lab is a public-private partnership that will disseminate information and intelligence based on analysis of more than one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into City networks per day. The Los [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:27:14+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

Canine Influenza Alert

Local dog in San Gabriel Valley infected Written by LA Animal Services Department: Los Angeles, August 15, 2017 - LA County Veterinary Public Health reported that a dog living in the San Gabriel Valley tested positive for canine influenza H3N2. The dog developed a cough on July 29 after boarding at a kennel in the San Gabriel Valley. Efforts [...]

By | 2017-08-18T14:21:20+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Canine Influenza Alert

GM’s Message 6.30.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. We had a great Neighborhood Council Budget Day at City Hall on Saturday, thanks to the hard work of our Budget Advocates and our EmpowerLA staff (shout out to Mike Fong and John Darnell especially!). There were presentations from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new Deputy Chief of Staff, Matt Szabo, [...]

By | 2017-06-30T15:15:19+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Blog, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 6.30.17

Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

LA Animal Services offers free pet ID tags for Independence Day While many people celebrate the Fourth of July with big gatherings and firework festivities, many furry family members prefer a quite day at home. Fireworks are no picnic for pets. The loud noises can frighten dogs and cats and cause them to escape their [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:05:07+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association held their annual awards gala and announced the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) the winner in the Neighborhood Planning category for DLANC's incredible Vision Downtown.       Here is an except from the speech of City Planner Bryan Eck, [...]

By | 2017-06-30T13:23:52+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award