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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

Candidate Registration: How To File

Stepping up to run as a candidate in any election takes commitment, passion, and belief in oneself. The opportunity now exists for ANY Angeleno who meets their Neighborhood Council’s candidate qualifications to run for a publicly elected board seat. After months of development and testing, the City Clerk's 2016 NC Election Candidate Filing Portal went [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Candidate Registration: How To File

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

[RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd + Bike Rides!

Friends, Please join us for: [RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd! Art Walk + Scavenger Hunt Thursday, July 30 from 6:00pm - 8:30 pm Reseda Blvd from Gresham to Nordhoff [RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd! is a community partnership event with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Street Studio, LA Mas, Northridge Sparkle, Northridge Chamber of [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on [RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd + Bike Rides!

Board of Commissioners’ Survey

The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is working on a number of key policy issues from the Neighborhood Council Stakeholder definition to the Code of Conduct Policy, and we want your input. Can you take a few minutes to complete this important survey and give us your input and ideas http://empowerla.org/commission-august-survey/

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Board of Commissioners’ Survey