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Get #Waterwise with Councilmember Felipe Fuentes and LASC

This Wednesday, May 14, join Councilmember Felipe Fuentes to discuss one of the worst droughts to hit California in the state’s recorded history. Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative and Councilmember Fuentes will bring together experts to discuss strategies to reduce water use in Los Angeles and what resources are available to city councilmembers to engage residents [...]

By | 2014-05-16T19:15:44+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Get #Waterwise with Councilmember Felipe Fuentes and LASC

LA Tote Bag Contest- Vote for your Favorite Design!

LA is getting greener thanks to the efforts of the many environmental and sustainability advocates from all walks of life in our city. At the start of this year, the city introduced its plastic bag ban, and ever since we’ve been weaning ourselves off of the once-ubiquitous side product of trips to the grocery store, [...]

By | 2014-05-16T19:14:03+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on LA Tote Bag Contest- Vote for your Favorite Design!

Los Angeles 2020 Commission Releases Second Report: “A Time for Action”

You may remember we told you about the independent Commission, headed by Mickey Kantor and convened by Council President Herb Wesson, when they released their report late last year on the state of the city. While “A Time for Truth” illustrated a city in decline with monumental problems in need of urgent attention by city [...]

By | 2014-05-09T23:31:07+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Los Angeles 2020 Commission Releases Second Report: “A Time for Action”

NC Budget Advocates: Putting Neighborhoods First!

“These budget hearings are crucial to our work to put neighborhoods first in LA.” --Mike Bonin, Councilmember for the 11th District What is the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates? With the recent release of the Mayor’s Proposed 2014-2015 Budget, neighborhood councils and community members have an opportunity to get involved and voice their opinion about their [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:36+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Blog, Budget, City Hall|Comments Off on NC Budget Advocates: Putting Neighborhoods First!

Mayor Garcetti Submits Los Angeles City Budget Proposal

Mayor Garcetti  released his first LA City budget proposal this week, and Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have been sitting in--and chiming in --on the budget talks this week.  You can attend the hearings as they go down the list in City Hall Chamber as well. Mayor Garcetti calls his proposal "Changing the Conversation." In his [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Mayor Garcetti Submits Los Angeles City Budget Proposal

Free, City-Wide Internet? Weigh in!

You can't visit lacity.org without seeing it: Los Angeles is embarking on a project to make internet access publicly available throughout the whole city. The process is in its initial stages and the city is looking into how to build an infrastructure that will support wifi access throughout Los Angeles, from the physical construction to the [...]

By | 2014-05-02T22:05:16+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Free, City-Wide Internet? Weigh in!

Last Call for Elections Volunteers

Have you been thinking about volunteering at a Neighborhood Council election, but haven't been able to fit it into your schedule until now? It's not too late! We have had a great turnout during the entire Elections season, but we always need more support. If you've never been to an election before, don't worry. We [...]

By | 2014-05-02T17:10:11+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Last Call for Elections Volunteers

Dave Meslin Wants to Hear from YOU!

Dave Meslin calls himself a Community Choreographer. He hails from Toronto, but thanks to his TED talk on civic engagement in cities, he’s known to 1.3 million people around the world. [If you have a moment, stop reading here and listen to his take on Nike Ads vs.City Planning announcements. Brilliant.] Dave Meslin [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog, NCs Making a Difference, Outreach|Comments Off on Dave Meslin Wants to Hear from YOU!

One Vote Makes a Difference!

Have you ever heard someone say that one vote doesn’t really matter? Last week’s Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council election was a perfect illustration of how one vote really can make a difference. When the votes were counted at the end of the day, two candidates tied for one of the council positions. Following [...]

By | 2014-05-02T13:58:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on One Vote Makes a Difference!

Get Connected to Clean Air!

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is introducing a free easy-to-use smartphone app to help you plan activities for yourself and the ones you love. It offers real-time and forecasted conditions that let you know whether the air quality in your area is healthy or unhealthy. With this valuable information you can determine if [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Get Connected to Clean Air!