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GM’s Message 9.19.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners took their first step in addressing the harassment and bullying issues in the Neighborhood Council system by approving their Neighborhood Council Board Member Code of Conduct Policy at their Monday meeting this week. This new policy will require all board members to sign a Code of Conduct in order to serve on their Neighborhood

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City Controller Ron Galperin is on the Road

City Controller Ron Galperin is on the road, visiting Neighborhood Councils and Alliances throughout the city to talk about his vision for transparent and effective governance. This past week he spoke at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition where he discussed the three areas of focus in his office: modernization, management, and metrics. The City Controller is scheduled to speak at these

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Regional Budget Day October 11

On October 11, 2014 the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates will be hosting their regional Budget Day from 8:30am - noon. The locations for each region are as follows: Regions 1, 2, 3 and 4: Van Nuys City Hall 14410 Sylvan St. (at Van Nuys Blvd.), Van Nuys, CA 91401 Regions 5 and 6: Hollywood City Hall 6501 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles CA 90028 Regions 7 and 8: Glassell Park Community Center 3650 Verdugo

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Mayor’s Message

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city make it easier to install a solar energy system Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that the Department of Building and Safety has developed a streamlined procedure to issue permits for residential solar systems, including making permits available online and having building inspectors verify the systems. “My back-to-basics agenda for Los Angeles is about

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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

What: 7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair When: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills (between Devonshire St. and Lassen St.), in the REAR of the station Why: Disaster and emergency preparedness information, demonstrations, exhibitors, activities for kids, free food (while supplies last) Cost: It's all free Would you like

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Walk to School Day October 8

On Wednesday, October 8 schools across the city and the nation will partner with parents and community leaders to encourage walking to school and remind students and adults alike of the simple joys of walking and bicycling. For many local schools and communities, Walk to School events can lead to Walk to School days or other walking activities all year long. It also builds important support for creating

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Does Your Neighborhood Have an Emergency Plan?

We never think a disaster will strike our neighborhood – or at least we hope it won’t! However, it is not a question of if one will happen, but when. Find out what you can do to help make your neighborhood better able to meet disasters head on and bounce back afterwards. Join us for a workshop that will give you the resources and tips that you need to create a Neighborhood Disaster Plan for your

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City Attorney Unveils School Safety Plan

Last week, City Attorney Mike Feuer unveiled a comprehensive City Attorney Neighborhood School Safety Program that applies a vast array of resources to keep kids safe. The groundbreaking program (a pilot project focusing on four neighborhoods throughout the city) tackles a wide range of issues, including assuring safe passages to school, combating truancy, protecting the neighborhood environment,

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#TUXBootCamp at Congress of Neighborhoods

So you’re now a Neighborhood Council board member and suddenly you have a flood of emails coming in from your board, your committees, EmpowerLA and beyond. What do you do with all this information? How do you keep track of it? Attend the TUX Team’s “Amplify Your Klout” workshop at this Saturday’s Congress of Neighborhoods to find out! This workshop will give you resources and tools to better

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City Council Passes Quality of Life Ordinance

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved what began as “the good neighbor ordinance,” allowing officials to give out the equivalent of traffic tickets for nuisance infractions such as barking dogs, gas-powered leaf blowers and other quality-of-life issues. The Administrative Code Enforcement program, originally proposed five years ago by former City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and former

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