Citywide NC Plan Meeting

After months of review, Board of Neighborhood Commissioners adopts new policies to give NCs more flexibility with stakeholder requirements. More reviews ahead! The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners passed two motions this week that provide Neighborhood Councils with additional flexibility regarding stakeholder requirements. First, the Commission voted to “remove the requirement that Neighborhood Councils provide a [...]

By | May 24th, 2013|Blog, NC Plan|Comments Off on Citywide NC Plan Meeting

Commissioners agendize Factual Basis Stakeholders

On Monday, May 20, at 1:00 pm the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will consider a motion to recommend changes to the current stakeholder definition, removing the requirement that Neighborhood Councils provide governing board positions for factual basis stakeholders. The motion was last agendized two months ago when the issue was postponed to allow the public [...]

By | May 17th, 2013|Blog, NC Plan, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Commissioners agendize Factual Basis Stakeholders

The Neighborhood Council Plan affects you. Now you can affect it!

The “Neighborhood Council Plan” affects each of us involved in the Neighborhood Council System. This important Plan is being currently reviewed by our Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. The issue of “factual basis stakeholder” is the first to be considered, and the Commission kindly requests your input in a survey. The Commission will examine the survey [...]

By | May 10th, 2013|Blog, NC Plan|Comments Off on The Neighborhood Council Plan affects you. Now you can affect it!

The Commission asks “What is a Stakeholder?”

The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is in the process of taking up the recommendations of the NC Plan and Reform Committees and the first topic to make the agenda was a proposal to do away with the standard definition of “factual basis” stakeholder. The motion was introduced in March and would also eliminate the requirement [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|Blog, Commission, NC Plan|Comments Off on The Commission asks “What is a Stakeholder?”

Commission Grapples with Stakeholder Definition

On Monday, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners took up the first recommendations of the NC Plan review working groups—a proposal to do away with the standard definition of “factual basis” stakeholder. The motion introduced would also eliminate the requirement that councils provide board seats for those who do not live, work, or own property within [...]

By | March 22nd, 2013|Blog, Commission, NC Plan|Comments Off on Commission Grapples with Stakeholder Definition

The View from the Review, “My plans for the Plan!”

On Wednesday, February 6th, the Neighborhood Council System launched its Plan Review process with the working groups made up of present and former NC members from across the City. As a representative in the Central/East Region I was accompanied by a group of NC heavy weights; some new to the system, eager to immerse themselves, [...]

By | February 21st, 2013|Blog, NC Plan|Comments Off on The View from the Review, “My plans for the Plan!”

Stakeholders – Who are they?

Neighborhood Council leaders have opened the NC Plan Review and Reform Initiative process by tackling one of the most hotly debated elements in the Plan, the definition of a Stakeholder. Some people believe that there should be a citywide standard while others contend that each Neighborhood Council should set their own definition within their bylaws. [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|Blog, NC Plan|1 Comment

NC Plan Review & Reform Initiative

Neighborhood Council leaders from around the city convened this past Saturday for “Looking Back: A History of the Neighborhood Council Movement in Los Angeles,” hosted by Commissioner Douglas Epperhart and featuring a robust conversation with the pioneers of Civic Engagement. Deputy Mayor Torie Osborn joined General Manager Grayce Liu in welcoming Greg Nelson, Rafe Sonenshein, [...]

By | January 29th, 2013|Blog, Commission, NC Plan|1 Comment

LOOKING BACK: A History of the Neighborhood Council Movement

Fifty-five Neighborhood Councils reached their 10th anniversaries in 2012 and over the next several months, another twenty-two councils will join them in celebrating a decade of empowerment and civic leadership. A decade is a long time in activist years and the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is embarking on a journey that starts with a look [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, Commission, NC Plan|Comments Off on LOOKING BACK: A History of the Neighborhood Council Movement