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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Learn about what "plastic" recyclables should go into the blue bin , plastic numbers and what they mean, and finally how to fight hunger by donating leftovers in this 1st Quarter edition of Recycletter from City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division.