Neighborhood Council Budget Day Oct. 26

Every year, since 2004, there has been a “Mayor’s” Budget Day - a day when NC Representatives could fulfill their Chartered responsibility “to present a list of their priorities to the Mayor and City Council.” Those were “Mayor’s” Budget Days but this year on Saturday, October 26, 2013, thanks to increasing NC activism and some [...]

By | September 27th, 2013|Blog, Budget, Events, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Budget Day Oct. 26

GM’s Message 9.6.13

I hope this newsletter finds you well. While I’m out this week, the Co-Chairs of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, Jay Handal and Marcello Robinson, accepted my offer to write the GM Message. Even when they’ve been busy with their own Neighborhood Councils, Jay and Marcello have invested hundreds of hours in the City’s budget [...]

By | September 6th, 2013|Blog, Budget, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 9.6.13

Funding Update 7.26.13

IMPORTANT DATES / DEADLINES · July 31, 2013 – 4th Quarter Purchase Card Reconciliation due. · September 1, 2013 – Funding Training and Ethics Compliance for General Board Members. · September 1, 2013 – Approved Budget for 2013-2014 – Final Deadline. Quarterly P-Card Reconciliations Although the Department is requesting a monthly reporting of expenses for [...]

By | July 26th, 2013|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Funding Update 7.26.13

Hot Links!

Stay connected with EmpowerLA by using these Hot Links to access everything from Funding Documents to Rosters to the new Neighborhood Council Yearbook. EmpowerLA Yearbooks are being delivered to Neighborhood Council Boards, neighborhood partners, City Departments, and elected officials. EmpowerLA Awards are a great honor that the Neighborhood Commissioners gives to the Neighborhood Councils who best fulfill [...]

By | June 21st, 2013|Blog, Budget, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Hot Links!

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Neighborhood Council Budget Packages

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there." Yogi Berra "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized." Daniel Burnham Neighborhood Councils were created with a purpose, “To promote more citizen participation [...]

By | May 10th, 2013|Blog, Budget|1 Comment

Neighborhood Empowerment at the Budget Hearings

The City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee has completed the first phase of the Budget Hearings and is scheduled to reconvene on May 14th when the Chief Legislative Analyst will report on the proposed changes to the Mayor’s 2013-14 Proposed Budget. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s GM, Grayce Liu, appeared before the Committee on the [...]

By | May 10th, 2013|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Neighborhood Empowerment at the Budget Hearings

NCs Can Help Fund Their Budget Advocates’ Efforts

The City Council voted, and the Mayor approved in April, a new permanent City account to help fund the outreach efforts of future NC Budget Advocates and the expenses of the annual Congress of Neighborhoods held every September. It is a single account (47J220) capped at $100,000 to benefit both activities but NCs must earmark [...]

By | May 4th, 2013|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on NCs Can Help Fund Their Budget Advocates’ Efforts

LA’s Budget – Optimism

The Mayor’s Proposed Budget was presented by Deputy Mayor Monique Earl who referred to it as “a commitment to the delivery of City Services” and CAO Miguel Santana who says he gets nervous when municipal revenue is down and he gets nervous when revenue is up. The highlights of the $7.7 billion budget are: Creation [...]

By | May 3rd, 2013|Blog, Budget, City Hall|Comments Off on LA’s Budget – Optimism

Congress & Budget Advocates Funding

The City Council recently approved Council File: 11-1020-S1, which provides Neighborhood Councils with a tool for transferring funds from their current budget into an account that will hold the funds so that they can be used for the operation of the Congress of Neighborhoods in September and/or for outreach for next year’s Budget Advocates. As [...]

By | April 18th, 2013|Blog, Budget, Congress of Neighborhoods|Comments Off on Congress & Budget Advocates Funding

Neighborhood Councils & the Budget

LA’s City Charter, in Article IX, Section 909, addresses the City of LA’s Budget Priorities and specifies “Each neighborhood council may present to the Mayor and Council an annual list of priorities for the City budget. The Mayor shall inform certified neighborhood councils of the deadline for submission so that the input may be considered [...]

By | April 12th, 2013|Blog, Budget|1 Comment