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GM’s Message 1.30.15

I hope our newsletter finds you well. I’m excited to share that our Neighborhood Council family is continuing to evolve and grow from the needs of the community. We expect to add our 96th Neighborhood Council at next week’s Board of Neighborhood Commissioners meeting on February 3rd in South Los Angeles. The Zapata King Neighborhood Council certification application will be going before our commission,

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Elections Town Hall

On Saturday, February 7, at 1:00 pm, EmpowerLA is hosting an Elections Town Hall at LA Ctiy College to review the 2014 Neighborhood Council Elections and to discuss the upcoming 2016 elections, including the implementation of citywide online voting. The Election Town Hall is an opportunity for Outreach Chairs, Election Chairs, Candidates, Poll Workers, and any interested Board Members and Stakeholders

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How Should LA Spend Federal Housing and Community Investment Grants?

Each year, the City of Los Angeles receives federal grant funds to assist businesses to create jobs; provide job training for adults and youth; improve neighborhoods through projects that eliminate slum and blight; provide affordable housing, domestic violence shelters, and fair housing services. These grant funds are limited and need to be prioritized and targeted in a way that will provide the most

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Mayor’s Message 01.28.2015

 Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the first annual National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Exposition will be held in Los Angeles. This is the first stand-alone FDI event in the United States co-sponsored by the Commerce Department that will focus on a single industry: aerospace

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Administration Services Update 01.28.15

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of California Public Records Act (CPRA) Requests made to both the Department and the Neighborhood Councils. Incoming CPRA’s requests to the Department are handled by the Department’s Custodian of Records, assigned to the Administrative Services Section. Each request is logged in, assessed regarding the nature of the request and if the specific

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Funding Update 01.28.2015

Greetings, Neighborhood Council Treasurers, Board Members, and stakeholders. Some updates this week: Regional Funding Trainings for the Year Unfortunately, although several venues were contacted, the Funding team was unable to secure a location in the valley for a training this week. So we went to plan B, which is to have the training at our offices and video a livestream of the training for anyone

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Field Update 01.28.2015

Greetings! We hope our weekly newsletter finds you well. Please be reminded that the Bylaws moratorium will be back in effect starting May 1, 2015.  For approximately six months after that, Neighborhood Councils will not be able to submit bylaw adjustments until the moratorium is lifted back up during November or December of this year.  If you want to make changes to your bylaws now, please be sure

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WaterWise Solution: Recycled Water

As the City’s imported water supply becomes more critical, so does the need to expand our local, sustainable water resources, including water recycling. Water recycling offers a reliable, economically feasible and environmentally sensitive way to augment the city's water supplies. Recycling programs treat wastewater so that it can be used safely for irrigation and industrial purposes, groundwater

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City Attorney Launches Awareness Campaign Against Hollywood Talent Scams

City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has launched a public awareness campaign in coordination with the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs and entertainment industry advocacy groups to educate the public against Hollywood talent scams. As part of his crackdown on perpetrators of scams against aspiring entertainers, the City Attorney has filed charges against a

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NCs in Action: Neighborhood Councils and Community Groups Sway Decision on Greek Theater Proposals

In a true show of force and community solidarity, leaders from several Neighborhood Councils and community organizations, as well as concerned residents and neighbors, gathered on Monday for a press conference at City Hall to announce their concerns regarding the City’s evaluation of proposals for the operation of the Greek Theater and their endorsement of a more in-depth comparison study of the

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