DWP Reform — Who Is It For? Insiders or Ratepayers?

By Tony Wilkinson "We’re not interested in what your problem is. We just want you to turn around and stop taking our money and going up on the rates" said Earis Vails, an African-American bus driver who lives in South L.A. She was talking to reporter Gene Maddaus of "LA Weekly". Earlier Vails had asked [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on DWP Reform — Who Is It For? Insiders or Ratepayers?

LADWP Reform Forum on Tuesday, March 29th

Written by Tony Wilkinson (Panorama City NC and North Hills East NC) on DWP Reform and Neighborhood Councils. One perspective from the NC-DWP MOU Oversight Committee: This a decisive moment. For the first time in my memory, both the Mayor and the President of the City Council have reached out to include ALL Neighborhood Councils [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on LADWP Reform Forum on Tuesday, March 29th

West LA Community Clean Up

Come join us on March 19 from 9AM to 11AM to cleanup our neighborhood. We will be picking up trash on Sawtelle Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard along with cleaning up the areas around the West Los Angeles Regional Library, the civic center, and senior center. We will also be reporting graffiti and bulk item [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on West LA Community Clean Up

Eagle Rock Community Clean-Up

ERNC is co-sponsoring a community clean up at Yosemite Rec Center (specifically the Sylvan Amphitheater) in Eagle Rock tomorrow morning from 10am-12pm. The event was actually spearheaded by local Eagle Rock High School student, Brandon Kenny, as he was tired of seeing the Amphitheater behind his school tagged up with graffiti and surrounded by trash. [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Eagle Rock Community Clean-Up

VANC “Best of” Winners

Last night at the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils annual mixer, the VANC Executive Committee presented their "Best of" awards to following Neighborhood Councils for their excellent work. Congratulations to the following winners! “Best of…" Bringing the Community, LAPD, and Business Together to Promote Family Fun and Healthy Exercise Chatsworth Neighborhood Council In June 2013, [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on VANC “Best of” Winners

Civic U 2.0 Finale

Civic U 2.0 successfully concluded on Tuesday night with five excellent group presentations based on Mayor Garcetti's Back to Basics Priority Outcomes, which are available for viewing:   Make Los Angeles the best run big City in America Create a more livable and sustainable City Ensure our communities are the safest in the nation Promote good [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Blog, Events, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Civic U 2.0 Finale

LANCC After Meeting Motions

An Informed Community is an Empowered Community: Motions from LANCC 02/06/2016 Short-term Rentals Whereas, it is now clear that short-term rentals are illegal in Los Angeles’ residential neighborhoods, and Whereas the City Attorney has consistently refused to prosecute short-term rental violations in the City of Los Angeles, for a variety of reasons, Now, therefore, be [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Blog, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on LANCC After Meeting Motions

Clean Streets Heroes Recognized

Two Neighborhood Council Cleans Streets Heroes were recognized today by the Board of Public Works for their exceptional leadership, support, and engagement with community clean-ups, including Cheron McAleece from East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and Thomas Johnson from Northridge West Neighborhood Council. Also in attendance to introduce the Neighborhood Council superstars were Board of Neighborhood Commissioner [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Clean Streets, NCs Making a Difference, Public Works|Comments Off on Clean Streets Heroes Recognized

Join the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT)

Volunteers: Have you been told that you are a good listener? Are you usually the one to comfort your friends and family in difficult times? Do you want make a difference in someone’s life? The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team is looking for kind and compassionate Angelenos to join our team. Description: Members of the Crisis [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Join the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT)

Homeless Count Opt-In Program Update

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead agency responsible for completing the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps LAHSA demonstrate our area's need for housing, shelter and service programs to the federal government and is essential to our efforts to reduce and end homelessness. Many Neighborhood Councils participated in the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Events, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Homeless Count Opt-In Program Update