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GM’s Message 7.25.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. I’m having a bit of a slow start catching up on work unfortunately because I was rear-ended on the freeway my first day back to work last week and have been mostly out of the office recovering. Sadly, my little electric car is also out of commission so I haven’t been able to do my free EmpowerLA advertising as I drive around the City. Hopefully, we will both

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Mayor’s Message

Summer Fun with Rec and Parks Summer is the time to relax, have fun, and be in the sun! We've provided for you a list of exciting activities and relaxing getaways for you and your loved ones right here in Los Angeles. Check them out below. Do you miss laughing at lunch with your best buds? Well good thing LAUSD's Summer Lunch Program is serving up some food for you and your friends! You can enjoy

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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 the Community

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News from Field Operations 7.25.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you are able to stay cool during this heat wave! I would like to start this short article by thanking our Field Operations team, comprised of our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocates and our support staff for carrying out a total of 83 board orientations! Great job guys!!!! Out of the 95 NCs, we did not get to 12 of you, for various reasons. At the moment,

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Funding Update 7.25.14

Greetings, Neighborhood Council Treasurers, Board Members, and stakeholders. I hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well. As we try out the new NC Checking Account system for NC’s we are receiving lots of positive feedback as well as concerns and confusion about the new process. Since this process is new to everyone, we are doing our best to find answers and solutions to your concerns as

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How Should Law Enforcement Interact with Mentally Ill Persons?

Click to view the Assemblymember’s video invite Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Mental & Behavioral Health, invites you to attend an important joint hearing being convened with the Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment that will examine the interactions between law enforcement and persons with mental illnesses. In the aftermath of

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International Visitors See Civic Engagement in Action

On Monday, July 21, 2014, I had the pleasure of hosting our most recent international delegate, Mr. Diosdado Mba NCony a Political Science and Sociology Department Head and Professor from Equatorial New Guinea, Central Africa where the native language is Spanish. We met at the office where I briefed Mr. Ncony on the the Neighborhood Council system and provided him with our Board Member Handbook in

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Catching Up With LA City Attorney Mike Feuer

Mike Feuer is the Los Angeles City Attorney. His responsibilities go far beyond prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases. For example, the City Attorney's office is currently investigating the medical marijuana dispensaries that operate legally within the city. There has been an on-going question about the number and location of dispensaries, but now there's also a medical marijuana farmers' market

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19th Annual Jazz Festival

Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr. in conjunction with Coalition for Responsible Community Development presents 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. Thousands of Angelenos are expected to crowd the "New Ninth" this weekend for the 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The event pays homage to the vital role Central Ave played in establishing Jazz music and culture. Partnering with the Coalition

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SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DOING BUSINESS IN LA

PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY WHAT: A workshop to teach the basics of small business entrepreneurship, how to legally start a business in Los Angeles, and introduce resources provided by the City of Los Angeles and regional partners that assist with small business development. WHEN: Monday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WHERE: San

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