North Westwood Becomes LA’s 98th Neighborhood Council

Results are in for the Westwood Neighborhood Council subdivision election. Over 3500 stakeholders voted; over 57% voted yes to the formation of a new North Westwood Neighborhood Council! The official election results can be viewed on the City Clerk's website at https://clerk.lacity.org/los-angeles-city-clerk-election-division (detail of a photo of the Westwood Fox Theater by Carol M. Highsmith, via the [...]

By | 2018-05-25T14:20:33+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Subdivision|Comments Off on North Westwood Becomes LA’s 98th Neighborhood Council

Wilshire Center-Koreatown Subdivision Town Hall (May 17)

You’re invited to attend an upcoming town hall to discuss subdividing the Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council to form a new Wilshire Center-Little Bangladesh Neighborhood Council. All members of the community are invited to attend: Thursday, May 17 – 5 pm Alexandria Elementary School Community Room 4211 Oakwood Ave Los Angeles, CA 90004 * Free parking [...]

By | 2018-05-11T16:57:11+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Wilshire Center-Koreatown Subdivision Town Hall (May 17)

Town Hall to Discuss Subdivision of Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council

You’re invited to attend an upcoming town hall to discuss subdividing the Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council to form a new Historic Cultural North Neighborhood Council that would include the regions of El Pueblo, Chinatown, Solano Canyon, and Victor Heights. All members of the community are invited to attend! Wednesday, May 23 at 6 pm Castelar [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:26:10+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Town Hall to Discuss Subdivision of Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council

Upcoming Westwood Neighborhood Council Subdivision Town Halls

You’re invited to attend two community town halls to discuss the subdivision of the Westwood Neighborhood Council for the formation of a new North Westwood Neighborhood Council: Wednesday April 25th 5:30 PM Damoka 1424 Westwood Blvd. LA, CA 90024 Tuesday May 8th 5:00 PM Ackerman Bruin Viewpoint Room Ackerman Student Union (on the A-level) 308 [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:57:06+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Upcoming Westwood Neighborhood Council Subdivision Town Halls

Attend City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Elections Workshops

City Clerk is hosting two more Election Workshops next week to help shape the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections process - Monday 3/19 6-8 PM in Canoga Park, and Thursday 3/22 6-8 PM in South LA (click through for workshop location details.) The City Clerk will be overseeing Elections administration for Neighborhood Councils, while EmpowerLA will [...]

By | 2018-03-16T11:28:41+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blog, Election Chairs, Events, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach|Comments Off on Attend City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Elections Workshops

Election Workshops

EmpowerLA and City Clerk will be conducting Neighborhood Council Election feedback sessions for the next two months. The sessions will have an overview of the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections process, as well as interactive panel discussions. The interactive panels will focus on topics such as elections day operations, candidate registration, online voting, and election outreach. [...]

By | 2018-02-21T13:28:09+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Election Workshops

SEO Basics Part 5 – Photo Naming + ADA Compliance

Good photo titles can greatly improve your Neighborhood Council’s online presence and at the same time, make your outreach more ADA accessible. Learn how to create effective, attention-getting image titles, and where to apply them. This is Part 5 in a series on how SEO (search engine optimization) can increase your Council’s online presence and [...]

By | 2017-12-15T13:17:27+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week, SEO Basics, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on SEO Basics Part 5 – Photo Naming + ADA Compliance

Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils Part 2

This is the second article in an ongoing Outreach Tip series on SEO and Neighborhood Councils. Successful search engine optimization is driven by keywords and phrases that are correctly chosen and applied. This week, we talk about how to choose the right keywords to help your stakeholders find you online. If you haven’t yet read [...]

By | 2017-10-25T15:53:35+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils Part 2

Why State Election Rules Don’t Apply to Neighborhood Council Elections

The purpose of Neighborhood Councils is to "include representatives of the many diverse interests in communities and shall have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhood." (Charter, art. IX, § 900.) Neighborhood Council representation is not limited to residents or citizens but is "open to everyone who lives, works or owns real [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:10+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Why State Election Rules Don’t Apply to Neighborhood Council Elections