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Lobbying Dos and Don’ts for Neighborhood Councils

INTRODUCTION: Neighborhood Councils are an important source of political information and news for their communities, so it is natural to want to encourage stakeholder engagement with state and federal elections. However, as public officials, Neighborhood Councils and their board members must follow certain legal guidelines when taking positions or posting information about political issues, ballot [...]

By |2019-01-25T13:53:30+00:00January 25th, 2019|Blog, How-To|Comments Off on Lobbying Dos and Don’ts for Neighborhood Councils

Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

For Neighborhood Council members, the annual Congress of Neighborhoods - taking place Saturday September 22nd at City Hall - is one of the best opportunities to learn skills that will take your community leadership and advocacy to the next level. Over 30 workshops plus breakfast and lunch are free with registration! RSVP now at http://NCCongressLA.com [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:15:36+00:00August 31st, 2018|Blog, City Planning, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education, Events, Housing, How-To, Land Use & City Planning, Outreach|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA

Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make the most of your neighborhood green space—and add [...]

By |2018-07-27T14:02:01+00:00July 27th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Los Angeles, Resiliency|Comments Off on Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA

SwimLA: Swim Lessons for Kids via Dept of Recreation & Parks

Learning to swim is fun, healthy, and a potential lifesaver. The Dept of Recreation & Parks' SwimLA program offers low-cost swimming lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City municipal pools, all summer long. Scholarships are available; classes are taught morning, afternoon or evenings from June 18 - August 31. Sign up quickly as space [...]

By |2018-07-03T10:38:36+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog, Events, How-To|Comments Off on SwimLA: Swim Lessons for Kids via Dept of Recreation & Parks

Bureau of Street Services Special Events Counter – Hours & Info

BSS are the "one-stop" agency for Special Events permits. If your Neighborhood Council is planning a festival, street fair, health fair, carnival, or other public event of this kind, you will need a BSS Special Event permit. BSS processes permits for all events happening on the Public Right of Way (street, sidewalk, etc) except for [...]

By |2018-06-07T16:15:24+00:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Events, How-To, Outreach, Tool Box|Comments Off on Bureau of Street Services Special Events Counter – Hours & Info

Free Data Training Class in Panorama City June 27: Learn to Find & Use City Data For Your Community

Wednesday June 27th, join us in Panorama City for a free workshop on using open data to spark community change! Help your Neighborhood Council get grants and plan outreach campaigns by learning how to find and use info from City databases about the people, assets, and businesses in your area. Please bring your own laptop or tablet [...]

By |2018-06-07T11:00:30+00:00June 6th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Open Data Literacy Program, Tech Talk, Tool Box, Training|Comments Off on Free Data Training Class in Panorama City June 27: Learn to Find & Use City Data For Your Community

Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

Wednesday May 30th in Boyle Heights - join us for a free workshop on using open data to spark community change! Learn how to obtain and use information from City databases about the people, assets, and businesses in your neighborhood to help your Neighborhood Council get grants and plan outreach campaigns. Please bring your own laptop or tablet [...]

By |2018-05-16T15:58:36+00:00May 16th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

City Planning 101: April Workshops Recap + Video Tutorials Link

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Planning 101 Workshops last month! Over 500 people came to one of the 7 workshops held around the City, to learn how LA's project planning process works, and to ask questions about projects proposed locally. Many Neighborhood Council members attended, as well as residents, students, and representatives from [...]

By |2018-05-11T16:46:40+00:00May 11th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, How-To|Comments Off on City Planning 101: April Workshops Recap + Video Tutorials Link

Free Open Data Community Training in English/Spanish on Wed 3/21

Join EmpowerLA, the LA Mayor's Office, and USC's Sol Price Center for Social Innovation for free training on using Open Data to spark meaningful change in your community!    A limited number of computers are available for your use, or you may bring your own laptop. RSVP to reserve your space now at http://tiny.cc/DataTraining   Date: [...]

By |2018-03-14T12:13:47+00:00March 13th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Free Open Data Community Training in English/Spanish on Wed 3/21

Open Data Day LA 2018 – Learn To Access & Use Data on City Projects, Budget & More

“Open data” is information that is available to everyone free of charge. On Friday, March 2nd, EmpowerLA teams up with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Data Team and the USC Price Center for Social Innovation to present Open Data Day LA - a hands-on training on how to access data made available by the City of LA, [...]

By |2018-02-21T09:41:41+00:00February 20th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Tool Box|Comments Off on Open Data Day LA 2018 – Learn To Access & Use Data on City Projects, Budget & More
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