Innovation Fund

Do you have an idea that would make our City a better place?  A way the City could save money, or generate new revenue?  How about something that would save energy or save time?  The City of Los Angeles has created an Innovation Fund, and we want to hear from you.  The $1 million fund [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Innovation Fund

Proposed Process Overhaul Released – City Planning Standardizes Project Review

Today, the re:code LA team of City Planning unveiled a proposal that will cut the number of project review processes in half. This new set of processes & procedures will maintain long-standing opportunities for public participation, and make it easier for both applicants and the public to clearly understand how the Department considers use and development proposals and how [...]

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Palms NC 1st Annual Report

In June of 2016, the Palms community elected the 2016-2018 Palms Neighborhood Council to help make Palms a great community to live in. Below is our annual report – the first of its kind in the history of our neighborhood council – to let you know of our progress and what we have been working [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Palms NC 1st Annual Report

REMINDER: Interested Persons Meeting – Lobbying Ordinance Review

The Ethics Commission will be holding three additional interested persons meetings on the Municipal Lobbying Ordinance.  Please RSVP to ethics.policy@lacity.org and join us for one or more of the following meetings: Thursday, September 7, 2017         1:30pm - 3:30pm City Hall, Room 1060 Saturday, September 9, 2017         9:25am - 10:50am City Hall, Room TBA Wednesday, September 13, 2017         10:00am [...]

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Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Process

Reconnecting Los Angeles One Sidewalk at a Time The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has started the environmental review process for the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program (proposed Project). The proposed Project would continue, amend and expand implementation of Safe Sidewalks LA over approximately 30 years to in order to make City pedestrian facilities compliant with applicable accessibility requirements. Existing sidewalks and [...]

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Congress of Neighborhoods is this Saturday – here’s our event guide

This Saturday September 9th is the annual Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall! If you haven't yet registered, please click here to do so now. Here's our guide to what to bring, and what's happening. Headline speakers this year include Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley-Thomas, who will deliver the [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods is this Saturday – here’s our event guide

Student Produced Know Your Rights Films

LA Commons and CARECEN partnered to produce Know Your Rights films created by students.  The films were done by students to learn leadership concepts on a subject that was affecting their communities and are in Spanish and English.  Click here to view the films.    

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CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER’S COMMUNITY POLICE UNIFICATION PROGRAM WINS 2017 OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM AWARD

City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office’s Community Police Unification Program, a collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award for the West Region. Launched as a pilot project of City Attorney Feuer’s Community [...]

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EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Joy Atkinson; President of The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners

Our guest for today’s episode is Joy Atkinson, the new President of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (aka BONC). Joy is a lifelong Angeleno with a talent for community outreach. She has a long and distinguished resume working at various levels of government in service to the residents of South Los Angeles. She served as [...]

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GM’s Message 9.1.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  September is now officially Civic Engagement Month in honor of the work of the Neighborhood Councils and of all the City’s public engagement efforts!  City Council President Herb Wesson presented Board of Neighborhood Commissioner President Joy Atkinson and I with the proclamation after honoring the 2016 EmpowerLA Award winners [...]

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