GM’s Message 3.24.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. I am really excited about our Neighborhood Council EmpowerLA Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner next Thursday.  Many thanks to our awesome staff, led by Betty Wong Oyama, who have been planning a great event with delicious food for our Neighborhood Councils.  HUGE thanks to City Council President Herb Wesson [...]

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GM’s Message 3.10.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  I was happy to stop by the Congress Planning Committee on Sunday with my dog, Groot, to talk about the plans for making this year’s Congress better than ever.  For more information on how you can participate in the planning of the Congress, check out the article below. [...]

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GM’s Message 3.03.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  Happy Open Data Day!  I was happy to celebrate with Controller Ron Galperin, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, ITA General Manager Ted Ross and Innovation and Performance Commissioner Catherine Geanuracos in City Council chambers today as they presented on Open Data Day and the amazing efforts the City of Los [...]

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GM’s Message 2.24.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. City Clerk Holly Wolcott and I wrapped our regional alliance tour on Monday night with the Alliance of River Communities (ARC). We anticipate City Council taking action on this matter soon so if your Neighborhood Council hasn’t filed a Community Impact Statement for Council File 15-1022-S2 on our EmpowerLA’s [...]

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GM’s Message 2.17.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. I got to share some Neighborhood Council love on Monday with a delegation from Israel in the morning and then with policy students at a USC class that evening. It’s always a pleasure to present the wonderful work of the Neighborhood Council board members in their communities with [...]

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GM’s Message 2.3.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  This week was great for learning and sharing about all things civic engagement.  I had an amazing time working with my cohorts from other cities nationwide at the Aspen Institute Maryland location from Sunday to Wednesday.  We encounter the same barriers to inclusive innovations in cities, and it’s been [...]

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GM’s Message1.27.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. In case you didn’t notice, I’m excited to share a new feature of our newsletter, the Legislative Report, which is on the information bar just under the General Manager message. We’re featuring new citywide Council Files and updates on existing ones so your Neighborhood Council can see which [...]

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GM’s Message 1.20.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. On Saturday, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmembers Mitch Englander and David Ryu and Board of Public Works President Kevin James joined a wonderful lineup of VIPs, including Commissioner Josh LaFarga of our Board of Neighborhood Commissioners and Bureau of Sanitation Director Enrique Zaldivar, to honor our Clean Streets LA [...]

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GM’s Message 1.13.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. I’m really pleased to introduce our new Director of Neighborhood Council Operations, Semee Park. Semee comes to EmpowerLA from her previous position as Legislative Deputy for Councilmember Mitch Englander. Under Councilmember Englander’s excellent leadership these past 8 years, Semee has much experience in community matters and in effective [...]

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GM’s Message 1.6.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. Happy 2017 from EmpowerLA! We've hit the ground running in the new year with a great celebration on Tuesday night with the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners for Glassell Park Neighborhood Council's (the rock star of Community Impact Statements with 19 filed so far this fiscal year!) 15th Anniversary. [...]

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