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

2016 Neighborhood Council Elections: Official Results

The results are in for the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections! 25,571 voters voted for 1,839 candidates in 82 elections and 8 selections this year. The oldest candidate was 93 years old; the youngest just 14. 34 Neighborhood Councils helped pioneer online voting this year - a first for any election in the City of Los [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:11+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|Comments Off on 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections: Official Results

Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

This summer, EmpowerLA is conducting a series of town halls across the City, to solicit feedback from Neighborhood Councils about how we can better serve our Board Members. We hope to gather feedback on the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections and Selections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Administrative Services (contracts, leases, PRAs, agendas), and anything else folks would [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:11+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Outreach|Comments Off on Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

Do We Have Your Contact Info?

EmpowerLA does lots of communication via email, hence it is important that our board member database is up-to-date. We only use the emails that have been provided to us via rosters@empowerla.org. To make sure we have your correct email address, please go to your EmpowerLA - Neighborhood Council webpage (find it here); scroll down, and look for [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:12+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Do We Have Your Contact Info?

Get Your Polling Place Rental Bill Paid

EmpowerLA pays up to $200 of the cost of polling place rentals, but your location rental paperwork must be submitted correctly, in order to get that payment made. Once you have an invoice from the location you used, submit it to us via email, and use the subject line, "Election Polling Place." Send that email [...]

By | 2016-06-22T19:22:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Get Your Polling Place Rental Bill Paid

Outreach Best Practices: Central San Pedro’s Record Selection Turnout

Congratulations to Central San Pedro for engaging a total of 1110 voters with their Selection process this month! That's a record number of voters for a Neighborhood Council Selection. Central San Pedro obtained such great results by taking their Selection on the road. They held a total of four events on two different days at [...]

By | 2016-06-15T17:25:06+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, uncategorised|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Central San Pedro’s Record Selection Turnout

You Can Still Book A Pop-Up Poll This Week

There's still time to book a Pop-Up Poll before Saturday's official Election Day for Empowerment Congress North; Mid City; or Empowerment Congress West Neighborhood Councils! Pop-Up Polls can increase voting opportunities for your stakeholders. Call us right away with your suggestions for events or locations where we can set up one of our mobile voting [...]

By | 2016-06-15T16:57:27+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on You Can Still Book A Pop-Up Poll This Week