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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

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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

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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,

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PUBLIC ADVOCATE – Community Planning Forums

This week, we're covering the work of the Department of City Planning. The Department has three citywide initiatives on the table, and they want your input. In March and April they will hold Community Planning Forums to address the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, re:code LA, and Mobility Plan 2035. First, the Draft Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is now available for public review and public comment.

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NC Voices Help Move Urban Beekeeping Forward in City Council

In our latest update on beekeeping, we’re excited to share that the City Council voted on Tuesday to request a report from the Department of City Planning on the feasibility of allowing beekeeping in R1 zones. Not only is this good news for the L.A. bee population, it’s a great example of Neighborhood Councils moving an issue forward by voicing their support in the City Council. Council File 12-0785

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News from Field Operations 2.7.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you are keeping warm and dry during this cold and rainy weather. As I mentioned in my prior communication to you, the Field Division will be undergoing some significant changes in terms of structure. The field division is happy to welcome Joseph Hari to the the team. Joe will be supervising three Neighborhood Empowerment Advocates (NEAs) and overseeing

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Take NC action on a brand new motion in the City Council With some regions open and others getting ready to kick off candidate filing, Elections ‘14 are on the mind of NC stakeholders. For those elected to the Board of their NC and for all stakeholders, one of the best things about building community is building the community voice. Right now there is an opportunity to speak up on the subject of

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Council File Hot Sheet: Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee

You might notice the Council File Hot Sheet we send out every week with our Newsletter. You can find it in the sidebar, and it lists some issues of interest for Neighborhood Councils. We’ll be highlighting these files periodically and encourage you to issue Community Impact Statements and weigh in on issues that matter to stakeholders in your neighborhood. Are you concerned about public safety?

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Neighborhood Council-Led Beautification Efforts Get a Boost in Council District 2

Neighborhood Councils are constantly taking on great new projects to make their neighborhoods better. In Council District 2, a new matching grant program will enable NCs to carry out projects that improve the neighborhood environment and build stronger connections in the community. With the Neighborhood Council Community Beautification Program, every award matches Neighborhood Council appropriated

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