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EmpowerLA Awards – Call for Nominations 2014

Board of Neighborhood Commissioners to honor Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (Commission) is accepting nominations for the Third Annual EmpowerLA awards. The awards are given to Neighborhood Councils that best fulfill their city charter mandate of promoting more citizen participation in government and making government more responsive

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Westlake NC Founder Featured in LA Times

Westlake Founder Bertha Wooldridge Featured in LA Times as Local Hero We always knew that Neighborhood Council folks were fantastic and dedicated to making a difference in their communities. We saw it over these past three months at the polling places during the 2014 Elections, and in the months before that as Neighborhood Councils quietly went about their business as the face of civic engagement

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Neighborhood Council Leaders Honored

Terry Gomes and Jon Liberman of the South Robertson Neighborhood Council were honored in City Council along with Trilogy Financial Service’s President, Jeff Motske, and Exec V.P. Kevin MacIntosh for putting together a program called Back to Opportunity that provided job skill training for people recently released early from prison through the realignment under AB 109. Back to Opportunity works with

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Los Feliz Neighborhood Council celebrates

Los Feliz Neighborhood Council celebrates a 2013 A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made the inaugural year of our Council Day of Service a success! Collectively we logged well over 200 volunteer service hours. We made fantastic new friends and had a blast making Los Feliz an even better place. Here's a look back at 2013. Because of YOU, this year we: Planted flowers and landscaped the front

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GHNNC Member Bill Hopkins Honored as Environmental Citizen of the Year

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council Member Bill Hopkins Honored as Environmental Citizen Of The Year by North Valley Coalition Bill Hopkins’ list of civic engagements reads better than a college applicant’s resume: he is the elected Emergency Preparedness (EP) Chair of his Neighborhood Council, a charter member of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's and Bureau of Sanitation's

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Last Call for Nominations: 2013 EmpowerLA Awards – Due July 22

The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (Commission) is accepting nominations for the second annual EmpowerLA awards. The awards are given to Neighborhood Councils that best fulfill their city charter mandate of promoting more citizen participation in government and making government more responsive to local needs. Nominations can be submitted online at SurveyMonkey.com/s/EmpowerLAAwards2013 and must

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Nominate Your Favorite Neighborhood Council For An EmpowerLA Award Today!

For more than a decade, Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles have pursued their dual mission of promoting more citizen participation in government, and making government more responsive to local needs. Today, 95 Neighborhood Councils represent every corner of City of Los Angeles, and serve as the vital conduits between the City’s government and its people. By engaging residents of this City at the

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City Council Honors Neighborhood Councils

The Los Angeles City Council celebrated National Volunteer Week in Council Chambers by honoring seven Neighborhood Councils for the work they do in their communities. There are 95 Neighborhood Councils in the City of Los Angeles, led by over 1700 Boardmembers, and their Charter Mandate is to engage their Communities and to monitor the delivery of City Services. Last year, 55 Neighborhood Councils

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North Hills West “Dynamic Dozen” Scores Big Land Use Win, Sends Restaurant Depot Back to the Kitchen!

In September 2012, a slate of twelve newcomers took control of the North Hills West Neighborhood Council after running on a platform to defeat a proposed 82,000 sq. ft. Restaurant Depot development in a single-family home residential community. On Thursday, January 24, the long fight resulted in victory, when the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny the Restaurant Depot proposal.

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Ted Thomas is a Local Hero!

“You have to keep organizing all the time. You can’t ever stop organizing.” – Ted Thomas, President of the Park Mesa Heights Community Council “You have to keep organizing all the time. You can’t ever stop organizing,” explained Ted Thomas, President of the Park Mesa Heights Neighborhood Council. Though Thomas is a soft-spoken man in his 70s with a grandfatherly air, he is a force

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