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Amplify Your Klout

Wednesdays night TUX bootcamp was a great success. We talked website, outreach and election committees, and social media strategies. We also discussed techniques for ensuring that outreach and communication activities yield meaningful results. One strategy for measuring the impact of your outreach communications is to track your Klout score which ranges from 1-100 and [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on Amplify Your Klout

PlanCheckNC Meets Saturday, November 8 at Hollenbeck LAPD Community Room

The monthly meeting of PlanCheckNC will be held this Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Phyllis Nathanson from the Code Studies Unit at the LA City Planning Department will present the latest update on the Master Plan Development Ordinance. In addition PlanCheckNC will have community updates regarding Mansionization, SB1818, Small Lot Subdivisions and more. Meeting starts [...]

By | November 7th, 2014|Blog, Events|Comments Off on PlanCheckNC Meets Saturday, November 8 at Hollenbeck LAPD Community Room

Election Doc Retention

Neighborhood Councils can pick up their Election Documents from the City Clerk by emailing Clerk.Election@LACity.org or calling 213-978-0444 and giving the City Clerk a week’s notice so that the documents can be retrieved from the archive and prepared for pickup. The Documents include the Stakeholder Registration forms, the Candidate Registration forms, the Vote-by-Mail applications, and [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Election Doc Retention

Election Reform – Speak up!

Neighborhood Councils have an opportunity to file Community Impact Statements on the City of LA’s Election Reform Commission recommendations which include ideas on how to engage voters and increase the turnout. The Election Reform Commission’s final report is with the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and LA’s 95 Neighborhood Council need to [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Election Reform – Speak up!

General Manager’s Update and PlanCheckNC

While I'm out this week, the Chair of PlanCheckNC, Cindy Cleghorn, accepted my offer to write the GM Message. Cindy and the steering committee of 12 members are not only busy with their own neighborhood land use issues, they also bring Neighborhood Council leaders together each month to educate and network. We're so lucky to [...]

By | June 28th, 2014|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on General Manager’s Update and PlanCheckNC

Housing + Community Investment Department hosts July 2014 Workshop

Free Workshops: July 2014 The public is invited to attend this workshop to learn about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).You will learn about the RSO including how to calculate the annual allowable rent increase, legal reasons for evictions, security deposit interest and requirements for relocation assistance for no-fault evictions, as well as recent updates to the [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Housing + Community Investment Department hosts July 2014 Workshop

5 Questions regarding NC Elections

The 2014 Neighborhood Council elections had more volunteers, more candidates, and more voters than in 2012 and now is the time to celebrate! It's also the time to evaluate what worked and what can be improved so that the 2016 elections are even better. Please take a couple of minutes to answer 5 simple questions about your [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on 5 Questions regarding NC Elections

EmpowerLA Awards – Call for Nominations 2014

Board of Neighborhood Commissioners to honor Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (Commission) is accepting nominations for the Third Annual EmpowerLA awards. The awards are given to Neighborhood Councils that best fulfill their city charter mandate of promoting more citizen participation in government and making government more responsive to local [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Blog, Local Heroes, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Awards – Call for Nominations 2014

Sunland-Tujunga’s Official Logo Wins Securing over Half of All Votes – By Paolina Milana

Winning logo submitted by local artist Damian Valentine Mayek We are finally realizing the fruits of a labor that’s been about 14 months in the making. To recap, since May of 2013, the branding initiative has: Made three presentations to the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council, and received the vote of support in October [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment

Neighborhood Council Budget Package Fiscal Year 2014-2015

In order to start effectively measuring the impact of the Neighborhood Council system, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (Department) collaborated with Neighborhood Councils last year to submit strategic plans and budgets for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. These plans and budgets were posted online on your Neighborhood Council’s webpage on www.EmpowerLA.org. The Neighborhood Council Budget Package for [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Budget Package Fiscal Year 2014-2015