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Launch of Countywide Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Survey

The older adult population (65 years and above) in the Los Angeles region will double between 2010 and 2030, from approximately 1.1 million to more than 2.2 million people.  To prepare our region for this dramatic demographic shift, the County and City of Los Angeles launched Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA), a landmark initiative that [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Launch of Countywide Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Survey

Clean Streets LA Challenge Applications Now Being Accepted!

Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Department of Public Works and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment are encouraging Angelenos to join together to clean our neighborhoods as part of the Clean Streets LA program. The Clean Streets Challenge, now in its second year, is a grant program open to Neighborhood Councils, local nonprofits, and other community partners. Funds [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Clean Streets LA Challenge Applications Now Being Accepted!

LADOT Video: Back to School Safety

Watch as LADOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Margot Ocanas participates in a press conference hosted by AAA (Auto Club) and LAUSD to remind parents and drivers to check their speed, especially around school zones, and keep kids safe this new school year.

By | August 18th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on LADOT Video: Back to School Safety

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 | 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 | 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 | June 30th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

Apply for a Kid Friendly Innovation Grant from Let’s Play Everywhere LA

Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles will award $200,000 in grants to creative solutions that make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places-- on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets, and beyond-- in the places where families struggle to make ends meet. The well-being of communities starts with the well-being [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Apply for a Kid Friendly Innovation Grant from Let’s Play Everywhere LA

LA’s Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Goes into Effect on July 1st

Attention businesses operating in the City of Los Angeles!  If your business operates in the City of Los Angeles, effective on July 1, 2017, the minimum wage rates apply to you.  If you have 26 employees (or more), you are required to pay $12 per hour. This applies to any employee who preforms at least [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on LA’s Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Goes into Effect on July 1st

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 | June 30th, 2017|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

Our guest for the first episode of the EmpowerLA Podcast is Tom Soong, a Project Coordinator in Leadership Development and Field Representative for Neighborhood Councils in Northeast Los Angeles. Tom is one of the longest tenured staff members at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and in our conversation he offers a wealth of insights about [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA