GM’s Message 11.17.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. Our newest EmpowerLA podcast was just uploaded this week with guest and former EmpowerLA Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate, Lisette Covarrubias, who is now the Neighborhood Liaison for the Planning Department. As a native Angeleno and someone who worked with the Neighborhood Councils for almost a decade, Lisette offers a great perspective on [...]

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GM’s Message 10.27.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. We are really excited to once again partner up with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office and the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State Los Angeles to offer the Neighborhood Council Civic University 2.0. This is an amazing hands-on workshop on effective advocacy techniques from our BFF Raphael Sonenshein, the [...]

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GM’s Message 10.13.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. On Saturday, I was happy to stop by the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair. Thanks to Bill Hopkins, Chair of the Valley Disaster Preparedness Team, his team, and the 21 Valley Neighborhood Councils that supported the event - it was a great success!   They had 5,000 RSVPs the night [...]

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GM’s Message 10.6.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. Thanks to Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Economic Development and the Mayor's Fund, Los Angeles now has a new brand: LA Original.   Launched this week, LA Original is a pilot program developed to celebrate LA as the creative capital of the world. It focuses on showcasing promoting local [...]

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GM’s Message 9.29.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. City Council has continued the Health, Education and Neighborhood Councils Committee recommendations on Council File 15-1022-S2 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Don't forget that our Assistant Director of Policy and Government Relations, Lorenzo Briceno, puts out a great Legislative Report below that provides a summary of the new Council Files introduced each [...]

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GM’s Message 9.22.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  City Council is scheduled to take action on September 26th on the Health, Education and Neighborhood Councils Committee recommendations for CF 15-1022-S2 regarding Neighborhood Council election timing and online voting.  The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners voted to write a letter that supported the continued development of online voting [...]

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GM’s Message 09.15.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  We had an awesome Congress of Neighborhoods on Saturday with nearly 900 Neighborhood Council board members at City Hall.  HUGE thanks to our Congress of Neighborhoods Planning Committee, chaired by the AWESOME Cindy Cleghorn, our EmpowerLA staff, especially Jasmine Duckworth and Mary Kim, and all of the Neighborhood [...]

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GM’s Message 9.08.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  The Congress of Neighborhoods is upon us!  Please join us bright and early tomorrow so you can have a full tummy going into the Opening Session of Congress.  Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joining keynote speaker, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, in the morning before we take [...]

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GM’s Message 9.1.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  September is now officially Civic Engagement Month in honor of the work of the Neighborhood Councils and of all the City’s public engagement efforts!  City Council President Herb Wesson presented Board of Neighborhood Commissioner President Joy Atkinson and I with the proclamation after honoring the 2016 EmpowerLA Award winners [...]

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GM’s Message 08.25.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  I’m super excited to share that our Neighborhood Council bridge display will open next Friday on September 1st, for the entire month.  Many thanks to those Neighborhood Councils who sent in their accomplishments and pictures so that we can share the Neighborhood Councils accomplishments.  Even more exciting is [...]

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