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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

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 | 2018-01-09T17:15:51+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

Mayor’s Message

If you missed Mayor Eric Garcetti's 2017 State of the City address, you can watch the full video here or read the text below: 2017 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS Council President Wesson, Esteemed Members of the City Council … Fellow elected officials ... members of the clergy … local leaders ... members of the consular corps [...]

By | 2017-04-21T15:40:34+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

GM’s Message 04.14.17

I had a great time with my dog, Groot, at the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council's Dog Walk on Saturday. They had nearly 1500 attend from all over Los Angeles and gathered several hundred signatures to support a future dog park in Glassell Park.  When we finished with the walk, we headed over to the awesome Hermon Dog [...]

By | 2017-04-14T13:37:28+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Blog, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 04.14.17

Mayor’s Message

Mayor Garcetti spoke to Jeff Morales, the Executive Director of the CA High-Speed Rail Authority, regarding its potential impacts to communities in the City of Los Angeles -- both through construction activities and permanent physical structures required for safe and efficient operation of the project.  The Mayor thanks Mr. Morales for his commitment to minimize impacts and optimize [...]

By | 2017-04-14T13:31:34+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message


The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA, which will invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to make sidewalks accessible to everyone. These repairs will improve neighborhood safety and boost the quality of life. Through the Safe Sidewalks LA program, if you have a sidewalk that needs to [...]

By | 2017-04-14T13:26:44+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on SAFE SIDEWALKS LA