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Funding Equity Workshop 2/15/18

The Funding Equity Working Group met on the evening of Thursday, February 15. Thank you to Nick Greif, Policy Director for Councilmember David Ryu, for acknowledging Neighborhood Council Funding Equity Work Group members for their leadership on this issue and for encouraging the work group to come up with a variety of policy options for [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:56:02+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, Funding Equity Workshop|Comments Off on Funding Equity Workshop 2/15/18

Ignite Continues This Week With Crash Course in Civics

This past Monday, our Ignite program continued with our 5 concurrent locations offering a “crash course in Civics” style-lesson. Our 50 participants went through a government-style game of Jeopardy, where they had to sort elements of government into the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.  The students then learned more about their Councilmembers and the [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:18:51+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women|Comments Off on Ignite Continues This Week With Crash Course in Civics

Assemblymember Gipson Honors Harbor Gateway North’s Pamela Thornton With Unsung Hero Award

Harbor Gateway North Chair Pamela Thornton was honored with an Unsung Hero Award at a ceremony hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus on the California State Assembly floor. The event, which was held in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, recognizes those who best exemplify and carry on the vision and legacy of Dr. [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:14:21+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Assemblymember Gipson Honors Harbor Gateway North’s Pamela Thornton With Unsung Hero Award

Policy Update – Campaign Finance Review

The Ethics Commission has initiated a policy review that will focus on key provisions of City and LAUSD campaign finance laws, including contributions, disclosure, and aspects of the matching funds program. Several factors make the review important, including the upcoming change in election dates, newly effective matching funds requirements, and recent City Council motions (see [...]

By | 2018-02-16T17:02:59+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Policy Update – Campaign Finance Review

PlanCheckNC Meeting Recap

PlanCheckNC is the Neighborhood Council alliance focusing on planning and land use issues. Land Use Committee members are especially encouraged to attend, but anyone interested in learning how to navigate the City's planning and development process is welcome. PlanCheckNC meets every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 am. at Hollenbeck Police Station, 2111 E. [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:12:40+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on PlanCheckNC Meeting Recap

LAPD Survey: What Qualities Should the Next Chief of Police Have?

The search for LA’s next Chief of Police is on, and you can help LAPD and the Board of Police Commissioners determine what characteristics and qualifications are most important in the next Police Chief by filling out this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LACOP-Survey. Information gathered will help identify the candidates best-suited to the job, and will also [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:54:21+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Los Angeles|Comments Off on LAPD Survey: What Qualities Should the Next Chief of Police Have?

Feb 21 – Discuss Affordable Housing in LA With the Affordable Housing Commission & HCIDLA

Share your thoughts on affordable housing and learn how the City's Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) plans to preserve and expand the availability of affordable housing in Los Angeles at a special meeting Wednesday February 21st. After the AHC presentation and discussion, the Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) will talk about how the City plans [...]

By | 2018-02-20T14:58:25+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, Housing|Comments Off on Feb 21 – Discuss Affordable Housing in LA With the Affordable Housing Commission & HCIDLA

Women Trailblazers: Panel Presentation Empowering Women and Girls of Los Angeles

Engage in a panel discussion with four (4) outstanding Los Angeles-based leaders who continue to achieve success in non-traditional careers. (See attachment for a list of panelists for this event.) Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. América Tropical Interpretive Center on Olvera Street 626 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

By | 2018-02-09T17:01:33+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Women Trailblazers: Panel Presentation Empowering Women and Girls of Los Angeles

City Clerk Releases the Neighborhood Council Funding Program & Guidelines Manual

The City Clerk Neighborhood Council Funding Program is pleased to announce that we have released our new policies and guidelines, effective February 1, 2018. Since the NC Funding Program was transferred to the Office of the City Clerk in July 2016, staff have utilized our day to day experience and working knowledge of Neighborhood Councils [...]

By | 2018-02-02T12:46:15+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Funding|Comments Off on City Clerk Releases the Neighborhood Council Funding Program & Guidelines Manual

When and How to Influence where the City Spends Its Money

By Connie Acosta Neighborhood Council (NC), Budget Advocates (BAs) met for Regional Budget Day on Saturday, January 20, at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium. A welcoming video, started off the morning session featuring BAs and City Officials who play a large role in contributing to the formation of the City Budget: Jay Handal, BA co-chair, [...]

By | 2018-02-02T14:12:56+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on When and How to Influence where the City Spends Its Money