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Civic Youth Continues with Outreach Workshop

(story by Jasmine Elbarbary, EmpowerLA's Civic Youth program leader)   Our Civic Youth Leadership Academy continued this past Monday with a focus on Outreach, specifically in the context of the upcoming 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections. Special thanks to Department staff Tom Soong, Obiamaka Ude, Octaviano Rios and Ann-Marie Holman. Tom opened the workshop with a brief history [...]

By | 2018-07-27T13:38:47+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Continues with Outreach Workshop

Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners Meeting

Next Tuesday, July 24, the Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners will hold its meeting in South Los Angeles. On behalf of Commissioners Olivia Garcia, Roger Wolfson, Alisa Finsten, Layne Dicker and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at the South L.A. Chesterfield Square Shelter, 1850 W. 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 (Just west of [...]

By | 2018-07-20T15:22:28+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Blog, Events|Comments Off on Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners Meeting

New Tree Removal Notification for Neighborhood Councils

The Bureau of Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is now copying EmpowerLA when a permit has been filed with UFD and has been deemed complete to move to the notification phase.  Once EmpowerLA receives a notification with the address of the tree to be removed, staff will identify which Neighborhood Council the tree(s) is [...]

By | 2018-07-20T15:16:43+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Tree Removal Notification for Neighborhood Councils

CASA of Los Angeles Information Session – 7/21/18

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) volunteer makes a difference for children in foster care. CASA volunteers are paired to work one-on-one with a child and ensure they have the services and support needed in the areas important to all children: stable placement, education, and healthcare. There are 30,000 kids in the child welfare [...]

By | 2018-07-13T17:20:16+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on CASA of Los Angeles Information Session – 7/21/18

The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department Hosts Blood Drive – July 31st!

The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is hosting an upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, July 31st, from 9am to 3pm at the Medical Services Division. We need your support! Please join us and schedule an appointment today by calling Natalie Bakirci at (213) 473- 6953 or through email at Natalie.bakirci@lacity.org.   Participants will receive a Redbox E-Code as a special thank you [...]

By | 2018-07-13T17:03:32+00:00 July 13th, 2018|uncategorised|Comments Off on The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department Hosts Blood Drive – July 31st!

Learn to Swim: L.A. City Expands Affordable SwimLA Program for Kids!   

Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon [...]

By | 2018-07-13T14:42:37+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Education, Los Angeles, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Learn to Swim: L.A. City Expands Affordable SwimLA Program for Kids!   

City Seeks Input on Next LADWP Ratepayer Advocate

In 2011, the voters of the City of Los Angeles approved a Charter amendment that created an independent Office of Public Accountability and Ratepayer Advocate for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. In 2012, after the creation of implementing ordinances, a Citizens Committee selected the Executive Director of this new office to serve [...]

By | 2018-07-13T13:05:26+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, LADWP|Comments Off on City Seeks Input on Next LADWP Ratepayer Advocate

Keep Your Home SAFE All Year Round

Anytime is the right time to free your home of the clutter that has piled up over the past year. To help out with this, LA Sanitation’s SAFE Centers all across the city are ready to take all of your unwanted household hazardous waste. Putting hazardous waste—like paint, dead batteries, burnt-out fluorescent bulbs and busted cell phones—into [...]

By | 2018-07-13T14:50:37+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Keep Your Home SAFE All Year Round

Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

Thanks to those that have attended our regional outreach gatherings so far! We hope the tools presented gave you some good strategies to enhance your outreach efforts. There are two more workshops left in this series - one in the Valley, one in West LA. Workshops are open to any Neighborhood Council board or committee [...]

By | 2018-07-13T16:57:05+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!