Budget Reps & Budget Advocates

Neighborhood Councils are responsible for: appointing or electing two (2) Budget Representatives pursuant to their Bylaws having their Treasurer and/or President serve as de facto Budget Representative in the event no Budget Representative is designated or becomes unavailable during the term placing a Budget Advocate report on each agenda during which one of the Budget [...]

City Controller Encourages Smart Data Sharing to Boost Revenue

City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit that will stimulate the strategic sharing of tax data between City, County and State agencies. Galperin’s audit demonstrates that such cooperation could lead the City of Los Angeles to capture more than $20 million annually in additional revenues. The audit, entitled “Smart Data Sharing: A Path to More [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Blog, Budget, City Departments, Tech Talk|Comments Off on City Controller Encourages Smart Data Sharing to Boost Revenue

Budget Day 2015

Budget Day will be held Saturday, June 27th in City Council Chambers at Los Angeles City Hall. In anticipation of the event, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have a few reminders: We hope each and every Neighborhood Council has elected their Budget Representatives for 2015-2016.  Please make sure that all Budget Representative names and contact [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Budget Day 2015

Neighborhood Council Budget Day 2015

NC Budget Day June 27, 2015 At the beginning of the calendar year, Neighborhood Council leaders meet with the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and his budget team to present their budget findings and recommendations. But the City Budget journey begins months earlier, with the selection of NC Budget Advocates, enlisting the support [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|Blog, Budget, Events|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Budget Day 2015

BUDGET FORUM 2.0 on Saturday March 28, 2015!

#LETSTALKMONEY The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office of Budget and Innovation are sponsoring BUDGET FORUM 2.0 on Saturday March 28, 2015 from 9 AM until Noon at Los Angeles City Hall in Council Chambers. The event will also have Satellite locations around our great City with a LIVE broadcast [...]

By | March 20th, 2015|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on BUDGET FORUM 2.0 on Saturday March 28, 2015!

Controller’s Electronic W­2 Program Saves Thousands of Dollars, Brings City into ‘Modern Era’

Controller Ron Galperin’s push to modernize City practices by implementing new technologies has resulted in another success: nearly 14,000 city employees opted to receive their W­2 tax forms electronically. This is the first year they have had the option. “Fortune 500 companies have been issuing tax forms electronically for years,” said Galperin. “Electronic W­2s save [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|Blog, Budget, City Departments, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Controller’s Electronic W­2 Program Saves Thousands of Dollars, Brings City into ‘Modern Era’

Budget Advocates 2015 White Paper: A New Vision for Los Angeles

The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have released their 2015 White Paper, the result of meetings with key players from 30 City Departments and Bureaus and Council Members and their staff. In it, the Advocates distill five key action items that will help advance the Mayor’s objectives, including rebuilding the confidence of residents and businesses in [...]

By | March 3rd, 2015|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Budget Advocates 2015 White Paper: A New Vision for Los Angeles

Let’s Talk Money: Budget Forum 2.0 Coming Soon!

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Budget and Innovation (MOBI) are sponsoring a series of Town Hall events -- Budget Forum 2.0. The forums will provide a unique opportunity for input on the City’s budget from LA residents, business people, stakeholders, and other community members. One-on-one discussion [...]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Money: Budget Forum 2.0 Coming Soon!

Regional Budget Day Saturday 10/11

The Budget Advocates invite you to Regional Budget Day this Saturday, October 11, taking place at 5 locations around the city. By providing a community voice to the Mayor and the City Council about budget priorities, the Budget Advocates aim to integrate Neighborhood Councils more fully into the shaping of the City budget, to help [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Regional Budget Day Saturday 10/11

Seeing What the City Spends Money On Is Now Easier Than Ever

Making sense of how much Los Angeles spends on goods just got a whole lot easier. Controller Ron Galperin unveiled a sleek, more modern look for his office’s open data site, ControlPanel.la. The refreshed site includes precise data on the more than $1 billion in goods the City buys. That information has never been collected [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Seeing What the City Spends Money On Is Now Easier Than Ever