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

Read & Submit a CIS on the 2018-19 LA City Budget Proposal

Mayor Eric Garcetti released his proposed City budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on April 19th. The proposal - which is not finalized or adopted until it first passes through a review process that includes the City Council and Chief Administrative Officer - includes plans for Vision Zero, homelessness, sustainability, and preparations for the 2028 [...]

By | 2018-04-20T14:25:12+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blog, Budget, City Hall|Comments Off on Read & Submit a CIS on the 2018-19 LA City Budget Proposal

Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons Get Preview of Mayor Garcetti’s Homelessness Plan

On April 11th, Mayor Garcetti met with the 44 Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons at City Hall, to give them a preview of his plan to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The plan is part of the Mayor’s 2018-19 Budget Proposal, which you can read in its entirety at https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0600. Many thanks to our Homelessness Liaisons [...]

By | 2018-04-20T12:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blog, Budget, City Hall, Homelessness|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons Get Preview of Mayor Garcetti’s Homelessness Plan

Next year’s City Budget & Neighborhood Councils

As you may know, the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles lays out their proposed budget on April 20th for the upcoming fiscal year which starts July 1st.  Then, the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee holds a series of hearings on the Mayor’s proposed budget and amends it.  After the Budget and Finance Committee finishes their [...]

By | 2018-04-06T17:00:37+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Next year’s City Budget & Neighborhood Councils

Budget Advocates Meet With Mayor Garcetti

On Friday March 9th, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates met with Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall to present their recommendations for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. They were joined by Deputy Mayor for Budget & Innovation Miguel Sangalang, and Mayor Garcetti’s Budget Director, John Chavez. The Mayor noted that the questions raised and points made [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:29:09+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Blog, Budget, City Hall|Comments Off on Budget Advocates Meet With Mayor Garcetti

Give Feedback On How City Money Is Spent: Take the Budget Advocates Survey

The City budget says a lot about what and who we value.  One of the most important roles Neighborhood Councils play in Los Angeles is advising the Mayor and City Council on the annual budget, through the work of a Citywide alliance called the Budget Advocates. Controller Ron Galperin recently said, “My best ideas come [...]

By | 2018-02-09T12:17:32+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Give Feedback On How City Money Is Spent: Take the Budget Advocates Survey

Neighborhood Council Budget Day Recap

Nearly 200 Neighborhood Council leaders and Budget Representatives attended Budget Day at City Hall on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Congratulations to Liz Amsden and Jay Handal who were elected as Co-Chairs for the Budget Advocates and congratulations to the newly elected Budget Advocates! Thank you very much to Terrence Gomes, Liz Amsden, and Budget Advocates [...]

By | 2016-08-05T11:11:07+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog, Budget, City Departments|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Budget Day Recap

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 | 2017-01-09T12:31:57+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Blog, Budget, Events|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Budget Day 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 | 2015-03-11T11:22:43+00:00 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’