Clean Streets LA Challenge

Hello NC Public Works Liaisons and Neighborhood Clean-Up Leaders! The Board of Public Works is asking for Neighborhood Councils’ help in cleaning up our neighborhoods by announcing the below Clean Streets LA Challenge! Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City Council, the Innovation & Performance Commission, the Board of Public Works, and the Department of Public Works [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Clean Streets, NCs Making a Difference, Public Works, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Clean Streets LA Challenge

One Week from Saturday! 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The first 60 minutes after a disaster are critical, especially if you have sustained an injury. For a wide-spread disaster (earthquake, anyone?), it will be days or weeks before emergency personnel can come to your aid. Will you know what to do? Do you have a plan in place for your family? Do all family [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on One Week from Saturday! 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Give the Gift of Life at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair will host a bloodmobile from Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. The bloodmobile will begin receiving donors at 9:00 am, which means that if you would like to give the gift of life at the Fair, you’ll be admitted to the Fair starting at 9:00 am (up to an hour early) so that [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Give the Gift of Life at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

NCSA Open Space Circle

You're invited to join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) on Saturday, July 9, for an Open Space circle (aka an "unconference") where YOU propose topics for discussion, and then convene or join topic sessions you care most about. Depending on interest, sessions might range from shaping the NCSA's advocacy, programming, or outreach strategies, to [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on NCSA Open Space Circle

Civic Youth Leadership Academy

Neighborhood Council leaders have just one week left to identify civic-minded youth and to nominate them for the Civic Youth Leadership Academy, a free six-session program with a mission to empower the next generation of civic leaders. Space is limited--don't miss out on a great opportunity to partner with active youth and to create lasting change within [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Civic Youth, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Civic Youth Leadership Academy

Invitation: More DWP Reform Meetings

Dear Friend: Your voice matters and is an important part of the Los Angeles City Council's efforts to reform the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP). The DWP is the largest publicly-owned utility in the nation and ratepayers who own the utility, deserve a department that is responsive to their needs. As such, [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Invitation: More DWP Reform Meetings

Cool Blocks LA launches

Cool Blocks LA pilot to launch May 21; leaders from Council Districts 5 and 10 sought The NCSA is excited to collaborate with Neighborhood Councils and community organizations to launch Cool Blocks LA, a free, five-month, neighborhood block-based program that lightens our carbon and water footprints while fostering community disaster resilience and social connections. We [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Cool Blocks LA launches

Harbor Area NC Board Members Recognized by CA State Senate

Congratulations to all of the Harbor Area NC board members that were recognized at State Senator Isadore Hall's 2016 35th Senate District Extraordinary Leader Awards event in late April! Your leadership both on your Neighborhood Council and outside of it are worthy of recognition, especially for all of the countless volunteer hours you spend serving [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Harbor Area NC Board Members Recognized by CA State Senate

Save the Date – Budget Day 2016

Written by Krystee Clark, Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates Save the date for NC Budget Day 2016! This year’s Neighborhood Council Budget Day will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016. A chance to hear special guest speakers discuss budget priorities at City Hall and elect your new Budget Advocates! Has your Neighborhood Council chosen your [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Save the Date – Budget Day 2016

Youth Candidates Learn How to Campaign

This past Saturday, EmpowerLA partnered with the Mayor's Innovation Team to hold a three-hour educational Neighborhood Election Workshop for youth and their parents at City Hall. The participants learned the basics of how to run a successful election campaign from the experts and also got to meet and network with other young Angelenos also running [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Youth Candidates Learn How to Campaign