TUX Bootcamp: Amplify Your Technology & User Experience Skills

Want to learn more about using tech tools to increase civic engagement and grow your network of supporters? Are you looking to increase your web presence and online interaction with your stakeholders?

Civic engagement and politics play a significant role in online interactions. A Pew Research survey shows that 39% of U.S. adults engage in political […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Blog, Events, Outreach|0 Comments

Elections 2016 Online Voting Town Hall Valley

Neighborhood Council Elections 2016 Online Voting Town Hall – Valley

Join EmpowerLA’s General Manager, Grayce Liu, for a robust dialog.

The history, purpose and process of Online Voting for Neighborhood Councils
The options and next steps of Online Voting
Any Election Manual changes for the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Victoria’s […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off

Watch the NC Budget Advocates first Radio show!

The City of Los Angeles Budget Advocates produced their very first Radio Show on March 1, 2015.
The Special Guests included Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Grayce Liu.

Did you miss it? Watch a video of the entire show here: https://vimeo.com/121143272

Join us again on Sunday March […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Blog, Outreach, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off

2016 Neighborhood Council Elections – Online Voting Facts

2016 Neighborhood Council Elections – Online Voting Facts Updated

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is thrilled to announce the selection of Everyone Counts as the proposed online voting vendor for the 2016 Neighborhood Council elections. This fact sheet provides information on the online voting process up to now and how it could be incorporated into the […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off

Election Season Opens

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment kicked off Neighborhood Council Election season this past Saturday with an Elections Town Hall that set out to accomplish three things:

Review the 2014 Elections to identify the successes that we should work to duplicate
Review the 2014 Elections to identify opportunities to improve
Discuss Online Voting as an innovation that would complement […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off

New Year, New Look! Test Drive the New Empower LA Website

The Empower LA Technology and User Experience Team (TUX) has been hard at work putting together a sleek new design for our website, www.EmpowerLA.org. We are proud to unveil a new site that is cleaner, more user-friendly, and more accessible so that NC board members, stakeholders, and community members can find the information they need […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off

Elections Town Hall

On Saturday, February 7, at 1:00 pm, EmpowerLA is hosting an Elections Town Hall at LA Ctiy College to review the 2014 Neighborhood Council Elections and to discuss the upcoming 2016 elections, including the implementation of citywide online voting.

The Election Town Hall is an opportunity for Outreach Chairs, Election Chairs, Candidates, Poll Workers, and any […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off

Communications Update 01.15.2015

Neighborhood Council Board Members, both elected and appointed, are required to do three things in order to vote on issues that come before the council: take Ethics Training, take Funding Training, and sign a Code-of-Conduct Certificate.

EmpowerLA tracks the compliance on these three items and posts the results of the Ethics and Funding Training on the […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off

Tech Tips: 3 Ways to Build Community with Digital Tools

For a neighborhood council, social media is all about building community, engaging your stakeholders through more direct contact, and encouraging participation and involvement with your NC. Here are three quick tips to keep in mind as you build your social networks:

1. Get your story out there
What is your NC’s history? What are your proudest achievements? […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off

Bureau of Street Services Survey Deadline Extended

Have you filled out the Bureau of Street Service’s sidewalk survey? Well, you still have time! The deadline for the survey has been extended until the end of November. The BSS wants to hear from Neighborhood Councils about the issues in your community, and they welcome and appreciate your help in figuring out where they […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Blog, City Departments, Outreach|4 Comments