LA Controller Ron Galperin Presents: Los Angeles Budget Challenge

16 to 24-year-olds in Los Angeles are invited to this year's Budget Challenge, presented by LA Controller Ron Galperin. As part of the Controller’s new initiative to promote financial education and literacy among LA’s students and young adults, the Budget Challenge will put your budgeting skills to the test in an interactive budgeting simulation activity! In collaboration [...]

By | 2018-08-10T15:09:17+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on LA Controller Ron Galperin Presents: Los Angeles Budget Challenge

Report from the Budget Advocates Retreat

(photo & story by Connie Acosta)   On Saturday, July 21, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) met for a retreat at Eagle Rock City Hall to engage in planning, and to establish deadlines for projects culminating in the annual Budget Advocates White Paper. The White Paper includes reports and recommendations regarding how the City [...]

By | 2018-07-27T11:23:44+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Blog, Budget, Budget Advocates|Comments Off on Report from the Budget Advocates Retreat

Review & Comment on the CAO’s 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the City Budget

The CAO (City Administrative Officer) has released the Neighborhood Councils’ review of the 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the Gann Initiative, a California state law that limits the amount of revenue which can be appropriated in any fiscal year for publicly-funded programs. This report is provided to the public for review at least 15 days [...]

By | 2018-07-20T10:22:44+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Review & Comment on the CAO’s 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the City Budget

Budget Day 2018 – Great success!

Budget Day last Saturday was the best one yet! Check out event recaps below from EmpowerLA's John Darnell, and from newly-elected Budget Advocate Connie Acosta, of Echo Park Neighborhood Council.   By John Darnell, EmpowerLA Thank you to all of those who attended Budget Day 2018.  It was another successful event where board members and stakeholders [...]

By | 2018-06-29T13:27:35+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Budget Day 2018 – Great success!

Budget Day:  Saturday, June 23

All Los Angeles residents and stakeholders are invited to the Budget Advocates’ 2018 Budget Day at City Hall, which is tomorrow, Saturday, June 23, 2018.  This event is free to the public. A full breakfast will be served at 7:30 am in the Rotunda.  The formal presentation starts at 8:25 am and ends at 10:30 am inside City Council Chambers.  Then, there will [...]

By | 2018-06-22T14:44:46+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Budget Day:  Saturday, June 23

ATTENTION: Neighborhood Council Members CONTINUE 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 | 2018-07-27T11:57:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on ATTENTION: Neighborhood Council Members CONTINUE Being Targeted By Online & Email Scams

Discuss Delivery of City Services in Your Neighborhood at Budget Day June 23rd at City Hall

Do you have feedback and insights to share regarding the delivery of City services in your community? LA's annual Budget Day - happening Saturday June 23rd at City Hall - is your opportunity to share your thoughts on how City services unfold in your area, and advocate for the services your community needs most.   [...]

By | 2018-06-08T10:28:52+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, Budget, City Hall|Comments Off on Discuss Delivery of City Services in Your Neighborhood at Budget Day June 23rd at City Hall

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

Now You Can Name a 3rd Signer for Funding Docs – Here’s How

City Clerk has added a new policy allowing Neighborhood Councils to designate a 3rd signer for board-approved funding documents, if their Treasurer or 2nd Signer is not available to do so. To designate a 3rd signer (aka an "alternate signer" or "tertiary signatory"), the board should first agendize a discussion and vote on who this [...]

By | 2018-04-20T16:13:47+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Now You Can Name a 3rd Signer for Funding Docs – Here’s How

2018 State of the City Address: Highlights & Potential Partnerships for Neighborhood Councils

Thank you to EmpowerLA's Octaviano Rios for letting us share this thoughtful overview of Mayor Garcetti's 2018 State of the City address, which Octaviano originally wrote for the Harbor area Neighborhood Councils that he supports. He highlights the Mayor's callouts to Neighborhood Councils, and issues that Councils might wish to partner with the Mayor on [...]

By | 2018-04-20T14:43:12+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blog, Budget, City Hall|Comments Off on 2018 State of the City Address: Highlights & Potential Partnerships for Neighborhood Councils