LA County Board of Supervisors Approves Age-Friendly Action Plan

County and City of Los Angeles Release Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region LOS ANGELES, CA – As part of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Initiative, the County and City of Los Angeles released the Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region 2018-2021, which will guide efforts over the next three [...]

By | 2018-08-31T13:45:42+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Aging, Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on LA County Board of Supervisors Approves Age-Friendly Action Plan

CAO offers training on the City Budget via Facebook Live Thursday August 30

The budget of a Government is the technical tool that reflects the values, goals, objectives and priorities of a Government and its elected officials. If you want to understand how your elected officials have decided to allocate resources but also the origin of the revenues, you are more than welcome to attend the live online [...]

By | 2018-08-24T16:13:58+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Budget, Budget Advocates, City Departments|Comments Off on CAO offers training on the City Budget via Facebook Live Thursday August 30

Podcast: Interview with Nazario Sauceda

Our guest for this episode of the EmpowerLA Podcast is Nazario Sauceda, outgoing Director of the Bureau of Street Services. Nazario has a long history with the City and as strong a relationship with the Neighborhood Councils as anyone. In our conversation, Nazario stresses the important role his agency plays in the everyday lives of [...]

By | 2018-08-27T09:14:23+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on Podcast: Interview with Nazario Sauceda

Open Data success story: MacArthur Park NC uses Clean Streets index to place new trashcans

MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council recently purchased 24 trashcans for a Community Improvement Project, and were able to immediately apply what they learned at one of our Open Data Trainings to determine the best placement for their new trashcans. Open data helps make government more accessible, trustworthy and transparent. As defined by OpenDataHandbook.org, "Open data is [...]

By | 2018-08-24T15:37:26+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Clean Streets, Open Data, Open Data Literacy Program, Outreach|Comments Off on Open Data success story: MacArthur Park NC uses Clean Streets index to place new trashcans

Get a job that makes a difference: help HACLA build affordable housing

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has many job opportunities available at their Jordan Downs project in Watts! HACLA is a City agency devoted to providing Angelenos with quality affordable housing. Carpenters, framers, pipelayers and many others are needed. If interested, apply now by emailing Fidelina.Rivas@HACLA.org

By | 2018-08-24T15:18:38+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Employment, Housing|Comments Off on Get a job that makes a difference: help HACLA build affordable housing

Enroll now for 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods workshops

Day of education & networking for NC leaders features 30 workshops + exhibits Registration is open for the 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods at Los Angeles City Hall. Over 800 Neighborhood Council leaders from across the City are expected to attend the annual event, which happens Saturday, September 22nd. Everything is *free* if you RSVP, including admission to over [...]

By | 2018-08-24T16:37:49+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education, Land Use & City Planning, Outreach|Comments Off on Enroll now for 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods workshops

NC Sustainability Alliance Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA (Aug 25)

story by NCSA Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make [...]

By | 2018-08-17T15:58:53+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Blog, Resiliency, Sustainability|Comments Off on NC Sustainability Alliance Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA (Aug 25)

How to Build a Resilient LA: Civic U recap

story and photos by Aparna Mukherjee Expect the Unexpected: Building a Resilient LA, Block by Block Imagine surviving a natural disaster with no cell phone and being forced to live in your backyard for weeks, awaiting word on if it’s safe for you and your family to sleep in your house again. For EmpowerLA's John [...]

By | 2018-08-17T15:53:27+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Resiliency, Sustainability|Comments Off on How to Build a Resilient LA: Civic U recap

NC Valley Village Honors LAPD Heroes at National Night Out

NC Valley Village boardmembers and stakeholders celebrated the 35th Annual National Night Out by honoring 3 LAPD officers from North Hollywood Division: Manny Arreygue, Tony Chang, and John Antonioli. Mayor's Office East Valley representative Jaqueline Serrano, 2nd District Councilman Paul Krekorian and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian were there to present proclamations to the officers being recognized. [...]

By | 2018-08-17T15:19:31+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Blog, NC Success Story|Comments Off on NC Valley Village Honors LAPD Heroes at National Night Out

Attend a Town Hall on Neighborhood Council Reform (City Hall Monday August 20th)

The Los Angeles City Council has proposed a series of reforms to LA’s Neighborhood Council (NC) system, which turned 15 last year. You’re invited to join the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners for a town hall on these reform proposals next Monday August 20th at City Hall. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is an oversight panel [...]

By | 2018-08-17T15:07:29+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Blog, Commission, NC Reform|Comments Off on Attend a Town Hall on Neighborhood Council Reform (City Hall Monday August 20th)