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2017 VANC Best of Award Winners

The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) represents the 34 councils in the Valley. Bellow are the 2017 "Best of ..." awards winners. Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Health and Public Safety Committee     VANC “Best of….Focusing on Ensuring the Safety and Well- Being of All Members of the Community.” A short  while ago [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 2017 VANC Best of Award Winners

New! “What It Means to be a Candidate” Video

In less than 3:33 minutes, inquisitive community members interested in running for a local Neighborhood Council board seat can learn about what to expect. How? It's all in an easy-to-understand YouTube video: https://youtu.be/UngU30nRMGA By sharing the YouTube video link in blog articles and social media posts, this newly created animated video will inform [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on New! “What It Means to be a Candidate” Video

Is Your Website Working Overtime?

Have you updated your Neighborhood Council website so that it is easy for stakeholders to find Election information? If not, you should work on that easy strategy. The first button on your Neighborhood Council page should be to lead your stakeholders to the exclusive EmpowerLA Election page for YOUR Neighborhood Council. And...hyperlink the ELECTIONS icon [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Is Your Website Working Overtime?

Take a Seat, Please

Candidates can see which seats are open for each of Neighborhood Council by viewing each Neighborhood Council’s EmpowerLA Election page. It is up to each Election Committee to make that information easily available for your stakeholders. Here’s what you can do: Step 1. Go to http://empowerla.org/find-your-council/ Step 2. Click on your NC on the map [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Presidents|Comments Off on Take a Seat, Please

Have WiFi, Will Travel

Each of the 35 Online Voting Neighborhood Councils can set up a "SIGN UP TO VOTE" station at your meetings and events and call in your IEA to help facilitate. Your IEA can bring a portable Hotspot box so that Wi-Fi access is available for all to use. If your Neighborhood Council wants to have [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|Comments Off on Have WiFi, Will Travel

GM’s Message 7.24.15

Neighborhood Council System Town Hall AgendaI hope our newsletter finds you well.  The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates had a great retreat last Saturday as they finalized their committees.  I stopped by to thank them for their work and to give Budget Advocate pins to the 14 new members.  The Budget Survey has been extended until next [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on GM’s Message 7.24.15

Mayor’s Message

JOINT STATEMENT FROM LA & HOUSTON MAYORS ON CLIMATE/VATICAN Mayor Eric Garcetti and Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who co-founded the Mayors National Climate Change Agenda (MNCAA) along with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, issued the following statement as Mayors from around the world gathered for the Vatican's symposium on climate change and modern slavery hosted by [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

World Special Olympics

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council Reaches Up for the World Special Olympics On Thursday morning, the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics stopped by Lincoln Heights where they were hosted by Councilmember Gil Cedillo, LAPD, the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, El Arca and other community organizations.  The Special Olympics athletes from Germany attended [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on World Special Olympics

L.A.’s New Film Liaison Helps Keep the Road Smooth for Productions

Kevin James is talking about a certain shade of green. “It is a bit darker than the green the Dept. of Transportation wanted, but it is still in the bright green category,” he says. James (no, not the actor) is referring to the hue he was shown on a recent visit to Hollywood Center Studios [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog, uncategorised|Comments Off on L.A.’s New Film Liaison Helps Keep the Road Smooth for Productions

Responses to building and safety complaints vary widely across L.A.

When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other building nuisances, some parts of town have gotten a faster reaction from building inspectors than have others, a Times analysis of city data shows. The delays have been greatest in eastern Los Angeles, where nearly a quarter of [...]

By | June 18th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Responses to building and safety complaints vary widely across L.A.