All About Meetings: How to Run One, Regular vs Special Meetings, Agenda Posting & Public Comment


Parliamentary procedure is the set of rules and customs governing how meetings and voting are conducted. There are different parliamentary authority models, such as Robert’s Rules of Order, but each Neighborhood Council should select one and proceed accordingly, or else projects don’t get finished and meetings get out of hand quickly. […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Presidents, Tool Box, Videos|0 Comments

Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

This summer, EmpowerLA is conducting a series of town halls across the City, to solicit feedback from Neighborhood Councils about how we can better serve our Board Members. We hope to gather feedback on the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections and Selections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Administrative Services (contracts, leases, PRAs, agendas), and anything else folks would […]

Assets Every Board Should Have

Your Board should have most or all of the following assets. It’s a good idea to gather them now while your Board is new, and learn how to use them. Make sure to obtain any necessary login credentials from the previous Board! 


EmpowerLA webpage: Click your Neighborhood Council on this list to see yours – if it […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Presidents, Outreach|0 Comments

Helpful Contacts

Here’s a list of contact information that every Neighborhood Council Board Member may use to get help or support with Neighborhood Council-related issues.


General questions about EmpowerLA or the Neighborhood Council system or issues not covered below.
Meeting agendas should also be sent here to be shared with anyone subscribing to your meeting notices via the […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Administration, Blog|0 Comments

GM’s Message 06.24.16

I hope our newsletter finds you well. Congratulations to the Neighborhood Councils on their elections and selections for 2016! We wrapped this election cycle last Saturday in South Los Angeles. It takes an incredible amount of work to conduct the elections. HUGE thanks to our awesome Elections Team, led by our Director of Outreach and […]

Mayor’s Message

JUNE 23, 2016
Potential ballot measure would go before voters this November and deliver more than $120 billion in new transportation investments

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County today moved a step closer to completing a world-class, comprehensive transit system — following a decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board to approve a sales tax measure for the […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Connecting After a Disaster

We all know we should have an out-of-state emergency contact to be a focal point for our family members and friends, and that we should always carry that information on our person at all times. Bring your out-of-state emergency contact information (full name, address, and phone) and volunteer members of the National Traffic System (NTS) […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness|0 Comments

DWP Reform: Power Planning Shows It’s Not Easy

Many of our city’s hopes for a better planet meet in a curious place: the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Whether it is a sustainable local water system in the midst of drought or reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions in the midst of climate change, LADWP attracts the attention of a wide […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform|0 Comments

NCSA Open Space Circle

You’re invited to join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) on Saturday, July 9, for an Open Space circle (aka an “unconference”) where YOU propose topics for discussion, and then convene or join topic sessions you care most about.

Depending on interest, sessions might range from shaping the NCSA’s advocacy, programming, or outreach strategies, to brainstorming […]

Foster Volunteers are Life-Savers!

FOSTER VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED TO EXPAND SHELTER WALLS: July 4th Fireworks Expected to Fill Shelters with scared/lost Pets

LA Animal Services is gearing up for our busiest time of the year and we need YOUR help to foster shelter pets. As we approach the July 4th Holiday and FIREWORKS, we can anticipate an influx of lost […]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments