Metro moves aggressively to accelerate the Measure M program

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced that it is moving toward a series of public-private partnerships (P3s) that will deliver Measure M transportation projects to L.A. County residents even faster, and more efficiently than expected.  The partnerships, which will be created through a competitive bid process, would help accelerate three major [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

Proposed Citywide Cat Program Environmental Review Process

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE) is beginning the environmental review process for the proposed Citywide Cat Program, which would be administered by the City’s Department of Animal Services. The proposed Project focuses on public education and policy implementation in the City of Los Angeles. It does not include any physical construction [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Mayor’s Message

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the City of Los Angeles has been awarded $900,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to boost assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The announcement came at a press conference to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A three-year grant from the Department of Justice’s Office [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Outreach Tip: The Etiquette of Newsjacking

Newsjacking, or reposting breaking news, can be a great way to provide valuable, timely information to stakeholders, when done correctly. Done incorrectly, though, newsjacking can look lazy or even be outright plagiarism. Learn how to newsjack effectively, and ethically. Newsjacking is different from a simple repost, such as hitting the Share button on Facebook, or [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|0 Comments

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Cindy Cleghorn

Our guest for today’s episode is Cindy Cleghorn, long-time Chair for the Planning Committee of the Congress of Neighborhoods, Chair of PlanCheckNC LA, and long-time Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council board member and stakeholder.  Cindy is a lifelong LA-area resident who has been involved with neighborhood councils since their inception. In addition to her extensive work with [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Cindy Cleghorn

GM’s Message 9.29.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. City Council has continued the Health, Education and Neighborhood Councils Committee recommendations on Council File 15-1022-S2 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Don't forget that our Assistant Director of Policy and Government Relations, Lorenzo Briceno, puts out a great Legislative Report below that provides a summary of the new Council Files introduced each [...]

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Mayor’s Message

LOS ANGELES — To help guide neighborhood-based efforts to end homelessness and build on his Days of Compassion movement, Mayor Eric Garcetti today convened more than 300 neighborhood council members, homelessness liaisons, business leaders, and City commissioners to connect them with service providers on the frontlines of the crisis. As part of the Engage L.A. event hosted at [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, City Hall|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

Neighborhood Beautification – Harbor City Alley Cleanup

Every little bit helps! Recently, the Harbor City Neighborhood Council, in partnership with the Narbonne High School Key Club, warmed up for their engagement with City of Los Angeles’ Clean Streets Challenge by cleaning up a neighborhood alley long overdue of some TLC. Board members, students, and parents showed up bright and early and worked [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog, Civic Youth, Clean Streets, How-To, Public Works, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Neighborhood Beautification – Harbor City Alley Cleanup

Sign Up for NotifyLA, Los Angeles’ Official Mass Notification System During Disasters

NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles' official mass notification system used to send voice messages, text messages and email messages to residents and businesses during times of emergencies and disasters. Notifying the public when a disaster strikes might be the one and only safeguard the public can count on to save their lives and [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Sign Up for NotifyLA, Los Angeles’ Official Mass Notification System During Disasters


An email scam was recently attempted against several Neighborhood Councils, where scammers impersonated a Council’s President and instructed board members to make payments to fraudulent accounts. Learn how to protect your board from this type of internet fraud, which is called “CEO impersonation” or Business Email Compromise (BEC). Neighborhood Councils have a built-in safety mechanism [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog, How-To|Comments Off on HOW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS CAN AVOID INTERNET FRAUD