GM’s Message 5.22.15

I hope our newsletter finds you well.

We were pleased to welcome more international visitors this week from Brazil and also from our sister city, Auckland, New Zealand. It’s such a pleasure to share the wonderful work of our Neighborhood Councils with other countries. They are always amazed by the integration of such a civic engagement […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog, GM Message|0 Comments

8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Dear Neighborhood Council:

The 8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair*, the largest in the Valley, is pleased to offer your NC a new opportunity to outreach to your stakeholders. All we need is a short message from you to your stakeholders (details and a sample below) that will be included in an email sent to those […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog, Events|0 Comments

MMLA Diversity and Inclusion

Today, Make Music LA was invited to present a diverse program of music and dance by CommonWealth Partners managers of the iconic City National Plaza in Downtown, Los Angeles in honor of “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development”.

The title is long but this day represents raising awareness of the importance of intercultural […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog, Events|0 Comments

Funding Update 5.22.15

Year End Replenishment

This fiscal year has come and gone so quickly, and we’ve all learned a lot about what works, and what doesn’t work with the NC Checking Account System. Although there are still several challenges ahead, I am confident that we can continue to progress and make this system a vast improvement over prior […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Funding|0 Comments

Mayor’s Message

A “Most Significant Victory”

That is how the New York Times described yesterday’s LA City Council vote to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles.

I kicked off this effort last year on Labor Day so that no Angeleno working full-time lives in poverty. Yesterday, the City Council voted to accomplish just that.

Will you join me in […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Blog, City Hall|0 Comments

Great Streets Challenge Will Award $200k for Neighborhood Improvements

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative challenges you to re-imagine our streets as vibrant public spaces. In 2015, the Great Streets program is awarding individual applicants up to $20,000 in city funds for projects that propose creative ways of using our Great Streets as public spaces. Up to $200,000 will be awarded through the Great […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

One Water LA Guiding Principles Outline Water Management Goals for 2040

The City of Los Angeles has released a report outlining the guiding principles for the One Water LA 2040 Plan for water conservation.

The One Water LA 2040 Plan is a comprehensive planning process designed to increase sustainable water management for the City of Los Angeles. One Water LA is building on the success of the […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

National Public Works Week Celebrates Workers Who Build Our Communities

In accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, recognition of more than 10,000 people that provide and maintain public facilities and services throughout North America is underway this week, National Public Works Week 2015, May 17-23.

The City of Los Angeles continued the celebration on Wednesday when Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Deputy of Infrastructure […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

Median Design Contest Will Create Streamlined Kit for Easy Beautification Projects

Neighborhood Councils and other community groups will soon have an easier way to implement median beautification projects.

The Innovation and Performance Commission (IPC) unanimously approved $35,000 to fund the “Median Design Competition,” a concept submitted by Board of Public Works Vice-President Monica Rodriguez.

The concept is to enlist the talent and creativity of landscape architects in Los […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

Prioritize Street Repairs in Your Neighborhood with Bureau of Street Services Neighborhood Council Blitz Initiative

If you’ve seen a Bureau of Street Services crew fixing potholes and other small asphalt damages recently, chances are it was part of the BSS’s Neighborhood Council Blitz Initiative.

The program evolved from the “getting back to basics” concept, and aims to streamline the process of street repairs, reach out to the community, and perform repairs […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments