Neighborhood Council Elections

Election Doc Retention

Neighborhood Councils can pick up their Election Documents from the City Clerk by emailing Clerk.Election@LACity.org or calling 213-978-0444 and giving the City Clerk a week’s notice so that the documents can be retrieved from the archive and prepared for pickup. The Documents include the Stakeholder Registration forms, the Candidate Registration forms, the Vote-by-Mail applications, and the Community

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News from Field Operations 7.25.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you are able to stay cool during this heat wave! I would like to start this short article by thanking our Field Operations team, comprised of our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocates and our support staff for carrying out a total of 83 board orientations! Great job guys!!!! Out of the 95 NCs, we did not get to 12 of you, for various reasons. At the moment,

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News from Field Operations 7.11.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well enjoying our wonderful Summer weather! Our team of Neighborhood Empowerment Analysts (NEAs) has been busy wrapping up our board orientation sessions in South LA and Harbor Areas. As of now we have trained approximately 1700 board members and stakeholders on the basics of being a Neighborhood Council. We are hoping that having the key principles and basic information

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Election Doc Retention

Neighborhood Councils can pick up their Election Documents from the City Clerk by emailing Clerk.Election@LACity.org or calling 213-978-0444 and giving the City Clerk a week’s notice so that the documents can be retrieved from the archive and prepared for pickup. The Documents include the Stakeholder Registration forms, the Candidate Registration forms, the Vote-by-Mail applications, and the Community

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5 Questions regarding NC Elections

The 2014 Neighborhood Council elections had more volunteers, more candidates, and more voters than in 2012 and now is the time to celebrate! It's also the time to evaluate what worked and what can be improved so that the 2016 elections are even better. Please take a couple of minutes to answer 5 simple questions about your experience as a voter, as a candidate, and as a volunteer. Your feedback

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GM’s Message 6.20.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. I’ve been busy this week helping staff wrap up end of fiscal year matters and signing off on paperwork to open each of the Neighborhood Council checking accounts. We now have over half of the accounts open and will finish opening the remaining ones next week. With the City fiscal systems shutting down on Monday, June 23rd, we’ll only be able to fund a handful

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News from Field Operations 6.20.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you spent a pleasant Father’s Day. I want to say thank you to all those who showed up to our Ethics & Open Government and Funding Trainings on Wednesday June 19 at the CD 9 Field Office. Over 60 people came to the training, standing room only. Way to show up South LA! The session was conducted by the City Attorney’s Office, represented by Ms. Carmen

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7th Annual El Sereno Concert & Fireworks Show

The City of Los Angeles invites you to join Councilmember Jose Huizar in collaboration with the El Sereno Stallions Football & Cheer and El Sereno Bicentennial Committee to the 7th Annual El Sereno Concert & Fireworks Show and Independence Day Parade on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Come join us for free musical entertainment, moon bounce, fireworks show, and community resource booths. Parade begins

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Elections Summary Report and Survey Results

We cannot emphasize enough how happy we are with the recent NC elections cycle! As you already know, we saw increased numbers of voters and candidates and an outpouring of community support and civic engagement at each voting location. At last Monday’s elections wrap session, EmpowerLA staff and neighborhood council board members and volunteers highlighted the successes and challenges of this year’s

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Online Voting

In an age of tech-driven convenience when Americans cast upwards of 60 million votes in the American Idol finale but we still can’t muster more than 20% turnout in municipal elections, is it time for an update to our aging voting technologies and election infrastructure? This month’s primary in LA county drew only 13.1% of eligible county residents -- the lowest turnout in the state. Online voting

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