NCSA Forum: Getting to 100% Renewable Energy for Los Angeles – What’s Next?

Join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) for our next forum! Getting to 100% Renewable Energy for Los Angeles – What’s Next? City Council passed a motion last year directing LADWP to study 100% renewable energy for Los Angeles, and a lot has happened in the meantime. Join us to hear from experts and local [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Blog, Events|Comments Off on NCSA Forum: Getting to 100% Renewable Energy for Los Angeles – What’s Next?

OUTREACH TIP: COPYRIGHT ISSUES & PHOTO USAGE

Copyright infringement can be a serious matter for government entities like Neighborhood Councils. This article is Part 2 in a series on how to avoid these issues when finding photos for your Council’s outreach materials. Professional photos make your website, social media and flyers look more polished, which in turn makes your Council look more [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP: COPYRIGHT ISSUES & PHOTO USAGE

GM’s Message 6.30.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. We had a great Neighborhood Council Budget Day at City Hall on Saturday, thanks to the hard work of our Budget Advocates and our EmpowerLA staff (shout out to Mike Fong and John Darnell especially!). There were presentations from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new Deputy Chief of Staff, Matt Szabo, [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 6.30.17

Mayor’s Message

‘SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS’ KICKS OFF 10TH YEAR OF PROVIDING FUN, SAFE SPACES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off the 10th consecutive year of Summer Night Lights (SNL), a landmark program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

LA Animal Services offers free pet ID tags for Independence Day While many people celebrate the Fourth of July with big gatherings and firework festivities, many furry family members prefer a quite day at home. Fireworks are no picnic for pets. The loud noises can frighten dogs and cats and cause them to escape their [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

Apply for a Kid Friendly Innovation Grant from Let’s Play Everywhere LA

Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles will award $200,000 in grants to creative solutions that make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places-- on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets, and beyond-- in the places where families struggle to make ends meet. The well-being of communities starts with the well-being [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Apply for a Kid Friendly Innovation Grant from Let’s Play Everywhere LA

LA’s Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Goes into Effect on July 1st

Attention businesses operating in the City of Los Angeles!  If your business operates in the City of Los Angeles, effective on July 1, 2017, the minimum wage rates apply to you.  If you have 26 employees (or more), you are required to pay $12 per hour. This applies to any employee who preforms at least [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on LA’s Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Goes into Effect on July 1st

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association held their annual awards gala and announced the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) the winner in the Neighborhood Planning category for DLANC's incredible Vision Downtown.       Here is an except from the speech of City Planner Bryan Eck, [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

Our guest for the first episode of the EmpowerLA Podcast is Tom Soong, a Project Coordinator in Leadership Development and Field Representative for Neighborhood Councils in Northeast Los Angeles. Tom is one of the longest tenured staff members at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and in our conversation he offers a wealth of insights about [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

July Census Data Workshops

For July, we're teaming up with the Census Bureau to conduct three Census training workshops in the City. Come learn how to access and utilize Census data for your Neighborhood Council for effective outreach strategies based on Census demographic information and analysis of stakeholders based on Census economic data. Attendees of all skill-set and knowledge welcomed. [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Blog, Events|Comments Off on July Census Data Workshops