Mayor’s Message

LOS ANGELES—The City of Los Angeles has selected a team to design the final 12 miles of the Valley portion of the Los Angeles River Greenway. Once completed, the greenway will make it possible for Angelenos to walk and bike from Canoga Park to Elysian Valley. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Bureau of Engineering announced [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

NCSA: Environmental Advocacy

Written by Pat Kramer. Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance Gives L.A. Residents a Chance to Get Involved in Environmental Advocacy On July 9th, 2016, the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance invited all of the neighborhood councils in the City of Los Angeles to an open meeting to share concerns about environmental issues in their specific area. The [...]

Invitation to LA Board of Animal Services Commission Meeting on 7/26/16

Next Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission will hold its meeting in South Los Angeles. On behalf of Commission President David Zaft, Commissioners Alana Yañez, Olivia Garcia, Roger Wolfson and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

Budget Reps & Budget Advocates

Neighborhood Councils are responsible for: appointing or electing two (2) Budget Representatives pursuant to their Bylaws having their Treasurer and/or President serve as de facto Budget Representative in the event no Budget Representative is designated or becomes unavailable during the term placing a Budget Advocate report on each agenda during which one of the Budget [...]

DWP Reform — Ballot Measure, Brian D’Arcy

Written By Tony Wilkinson Nothing important happens at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power without the tacit approval of Brian D’Arcy. That power comes from two decades of effective work as the business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, DWP’s dominant union. This reality rankles many people. It also colors [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform|0 Comments

Banner Life-Saving Year: Over 30,000 Animals Saved!

36,839 Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Others Saved! Los Angeles Animal Services surpassed expectations ending 2015-16 with the highest live-save rate of 78.74% for dogs and cats. Add horses, rabbits, pocket pets and birds, 36,839 animals left our six City animal shelters with a new lease on life! Since 2011, Los Angeles City animal shelters have [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

2016 EmpowerLA Awards!

It’s time to nominate your favorite Neighborhood Council for the EmpowerLA Awards! Each year, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners celebrates the achievements of Neighborhood Councils by presenting EmpowerLA Awards to those certified Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission to engage their local stakeholders with government and make their government more accountable and responsive to [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Commission|0 Comments

Heat Alert: Protect your Pets Reminder

HEAT ALERT: Southern California is in for another heat wave, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees or more over the next few days. Protect your Pets in Extreme Heat When it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your furry friend. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

Clean Streets LA Challenge

Hello NC Public Works Liaisons and Neighborhood Clean-Up Leaders! The Board of Public Works is asking for Neighborhood Councils’ help in cleaning up our neighborhoods by announcing the below Clean Streets LA Challenge! Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City Council, the Innovation & Performance Commission, the Board of Public Works, and the Department of Public Works [...]

Fantastic Speakers at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The Southern California Preparedness Foundation, sponsors of the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, is pleased to announce our Speaker Series line-up. Starting at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 1 in the Community Room at Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, we'll have a series of five 30-minute talks from five great speakers. [...]