Enter LA Stormwater’s Native Plant Poetry Contest

Poets and creative writers, submit your original poetry about California native plants to LA Stormwater’s Native Plant Poetry Contest for the chance to win a gift certificate from the Theodore Payne Foundation’s plant nursery. Everyone who enters will receive a free Discover Your Watershed Moment cotton tote bag from LA Stormwater, which is the City’s [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:52:51+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Enter LA Stormwater’s Native Plant Poetry Contest

Recap – Commission Meeting May 2, 2018

The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners met on Tuesday, May 1st at the Westchester Senior Center. There was a robust discussion a number of topics including discussion on potential agenda items for the upcoming Board of Neighborhood Commissioners retreat on Monday, May 21 at 1 pm. A potential code of conduct policy extension was also discussed [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:34:48+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Recap – Commission Meeting May 2, 2018

2018 EmpowerLA Outreach Gathering

Thank you to the 80 amazing Neighborhood Council members who joined us Monday night at the Deaton Auditorium in Downtown LA for the first-ever Citywide Outreach Gathering! Before the formal presentations began, EmpowerLA's Tom Soong kicked off the gathering by using his 19 years of Neighborhood Council experience to announce (over the PA system, a [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:13:13+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles, Outreach|Comments Off on 2018 EmpowerLA Outreach Gathering

Podcast: Special Edition – EmpowerLA Awards (Part 1)

In this special episode of the podcast, we interviewed a dozen people to discuss a number of topics ranging from innovation in neighborhood councils, homelessness, and youth engagement. The interviews were recorded on-the-spot at the EmpowerLA Awards in the City Hall Rotunda. We hope you enjoy what this diverse group of guests had to say. A [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:01:30+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on Podcast: Special Edition – EmpowerLA Awards (Part 1)

Free Spay/Neuter Certificates for Cats All May!

LA Animal Services is excited to announce that we will be offering Free Cat Spay/Neuter Certificates to all LA City residents, regardless of income levels, throughout the entire month of May! By spaying or neutering your cat or kitten, you are helping LA Animal Services get one step closer to ending the Los Angeles community’s [...]

By | 2018-05-11T10:59:03+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Los Angeles|Comments Off on Free Spay/Neuter Certificates for Cats All May!

Be Careful: Neighborhood Council Members Are Being Targeted By Online & Email Scams

Neighborhood Council members have been targeted lately by scammers trying to get funds from the board or from individual Council members. Read about the types of scams that have happened so far, and how to avoid spending your Council funds - or your own money! - on one of these cons. “UNPAID VENDOR” SCAM Sometime [...]

By | 2018-05-04T12:38:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Be Careful: Neighborhood Council Members Are Being Targeted By Online & Email Scams

Town Hall to Discuss Subdivision of Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council

You’re invited to attend an upcoming town hall to discuss subdividing the Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council to form a new Historic Cultural North Neighborhood Council that would include the regions of El Pueblo, Chinatown, Solano Canyon, and Victor Heights. All members of the community are invited to attend! Wednesday, May 23 at 6 pm Castelar [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:26:10+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Town Hall to Discuss Subdivision of Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council

Los Feliz Holds 2nd Successful Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Youth

Los Feliz Neighborhood Council recently completed their second successful drive for feminine hygiene products to help students in their area who are experiencing homelessness. Los Feliz reports that this drive was completed at no cost to their Council, so an organized action like this one can be a great, no-budget way to engage members of [...]

By | 2018-04-27T16:32:36+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Los Feliz Holds 2nd Successful Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Youth

Board of Neighborhood Commissioners: Invite to Monthly Meeting & Annual Retreat

The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners invites you to their monthly meeting and their annual retreat. Both events are open to all who wish to attend. Monthly Meeting Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6 pm Westchester Senior Center 8740 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Annual Retreat Monday, May 21, 2018 1 pm Cal State LA Downtown [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:07:21+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog, Commission|Comments Off on Board of Neighborhood Commissioners: Invite to Monthly Meeting & Annual Retreat

Neighborhood Council Funding Equity Working Group: Recap of 4/23 Meeting

Written by Mike Fong, EmpowerLA Director of Policy & Government Relations The Funding Equity Working Group has been meeting since the end of January to formulate recommendations to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners about Neighborhood Council funding. The Group had an excellent meeting on Monday, April 23rd at the CD 9 Constituent Service Center. Thank you [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:34:04+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog, Funding Equity Workshop|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Funding Equity Working Group: Recap of 4/23 Meeting