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GM’s Message 10.24.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. Last weekend was packed so full of Neighborhood Council events, I could only swing by a few myself. On Saturday, we had a great Congress debrief with the Congress Planning Committee on what worked and what can work even better next year. The planning for next year’s Congress is already starting so look for an announcement coming soon about how you can participate

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Mayor’s Message

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the nomination of Wendy Macy as the next General Manager of City of Los Angeles Personnel Department. Macy currently serves as Director of Human Resources for the County of Sonoma, a position she has held since 2011, and was previously Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District. In Sonoma County, Macy managed a full-service human resources

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Tips for Using Videos in Non-Profit Outreach

Videos can be an exciting and useful tool in engaging your stakeholders, but it is important to use them wisely. The more strategic your use of videos, the more effective they will be. Are you starting a new program or campaign in your neighborhood? Doing outreach for upcoming elections? Think carefully about your message and whether a video is an effective medium for getting that message across.

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EMD Update on Ebola Virus

The recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the United States have undoubtedly caused concern, and the Emergency Management Department is addressing these concerns through education and the dissemination of fact-based information. To date, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in Los Angeles County. The Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra

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Board of Animal Services Commission Meeting

Next Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the City of Los Angeles Board of Animal Services Commissioners will hold its meeting in West Los Angeles. On behalf of Commission President David Zaft, Commission Vice President Alana Yañez and Commissioners Jennifer Brent, Roger Wolfson and Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend the meeting. Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Time: 7:00pm Location:

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Funding Update 10.24.14

Greetings, Neighborhood Council Treasurers, Board Members, and stakeholders. We’ve concluded our round of Funding Trainings and Town hall feedback sessions on the new NC Checking Account System. I’d like to thank my dedicated staff, who pulled together to make each of these training events a success. Thanks to our trainers Betty Wong-Oyama, Jessica Pua, Kathleen Quinn, and Mario Hernandez, and

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Making LA Conference Brings Together Designers, Architects, and City Leaders for Creative Solutions to City’s Problems

Join de LaB on Friday, November 7 as we bring together designers and city leaders working to transform Los Angeles. The day's focus will be on urgent issues that Los Angeles faces in the areas of water, transportation, density, and community and how designers, architects, and artists are making a difference in their neighborhoods. Held at the historic Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Cypress

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Congratulations to EmpowerLA Awards Winners!

Neighborhood councils are on the move! The winners of the 2014 EmpowerLA Awards were announced at the August 18th board meeting of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. The vote for the winners of the EmpowerLA Awards 2014 was the culmination of stiff competition to name neighborhood councils of the year. A total of 38 nominations were received for projects that exemplified the mission of neighborhood

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Metro and the Digital Future

Metro is hosting a unique pitch-style event exploring technology in public transportation. Join industry experts as they discuss how creative technology could help improve the Metro customer experience. Metro and the Digital Future encourages industry leaders to bring innovative solutions to the city’s public transportation issues and the public to participate and share their opinions on these ideas.

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Discover LA at the 9th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Come experience the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery. At the 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions—from

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