NCs Making a Difference

Spotlight on Mar Vista

NC WATCH-Between writing about election challenges and other downbeat subjects … what a delightful change to tell you about a Neighborhood Council that seems to be doing everything right and having a wonderful time along the way. Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) has managed to engage its stakeholders … big time, help influence public policy … and best of all work together as a team. In this

Read More
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

Read More
Call for Nominations: EmpowerLA Awards

It’s time to nominate your favorite Neighborhood Council for the EmpowerLA Awards! Each year, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners celebrates the achievements of Neighborhood Councils by presenting EmpowerLA Awards to those certified Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission to engage their local stakeholders with government and make their government more accountable and responsive

Read More
Citrus Sunday – this Sunday in the Northwest Valley!

In the Northwest part of the Valley this Sunday, May 18, Neighborhood Councils will team up with other neighborhood groups for a great collaborative effort: picking pounds and pounds of citrus fruits to share throughout Los Angeles! These past 3 years, the Northridge South Neighborhood Council has led the way in pounds of fruit collected. One of its youngest members, Lucas Grossman, even produced

Read More
Dave Meslin Wants to Hear from YOU!

Dave Meslin calls himself a Community Choreographer. He hails from Toronto, but thanks to his TED talk on civic engagement in cities, he’s known to 1.3 million people around the world. [If you have a moment, stop reading here and listen to his take on Nike Ads vs.City Planning announcements. Brilliant.] [caption id="attachment_39699" align="alignleft" width="210"] Dave Meslin[/caption] His exhibition,

Read More
SVANC Sponsors Citizenship Workshop

The Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council has partnered with several entities including the NALEO Education Fund, Councilwoman Nury Martinez of LA's CD-6, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra of California's 39th District, L.A. Unified School District, American Immigration Lawyer's Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Senator Alex Padilla, La Opinion, Univision Commmunications and Univision Radio,

Read More
Submit your Neighborhood Council Success Stories!
Neighborhood Council Takes to the Streets at CicLAvia

Neighborhood Council Takes to the Streets at CicLAvia During last Sunday’s CicLAvia Iconic Wilshire Boulevard event, the Mid-City West Neighborhood Council welcomed participants to their community with a guided Miracle Mile Art Walk around LACMA, the Architecture + Design Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Ace Gallery, The Icon, and the Petersen Automotive Museum, all conveniently clustered

Read More
City Council Takes Another Step Against Fracking in L.A.

Yesterday was big news in the anti-fracking community in Los Angeles, as the City Council took a step towards heavily regulating, and possibly banning, hydraulic fracturing in the city. The Council motion instructs the Department of City Planning to create an ordinance that changes the zoning code, prohibiting “all activity associated with well stimulation, including, but not limited to, hydraulic

Read More
Reminder: Community Planning Forums!

Your friendly Public Advocate reminds you that the Community Planning forums for  Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, re:code LA, and Mobility Plan 2035 are coming up soon! Make sure you mark your calendar to give your input at one of the upcoming sessions on these huge projects that are guaranteed to affect all residents of Los Angeles. Check out the flyer for all the information on dates, times,

Read More

Related Videos