2016 Neighborhood Council Elections – Online Voting Facts

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 2016 Neighborhood Council elections.

When the Office of the […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|0 Comments

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

Arts & Culture Meet Sustainability at LA Arts Sustainability Tour

LAAST is designed to be a fun, informative, neighborhood-based event featuring art, information and sustainable education. It’s also an opportunity to put a spotlight on the powerful role the arts & cultural sector can play in creating healthy, safe, sustainable cities.

Attendees will learn how to save money by making smart choices that reduce consumption and […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Blog, Events, Outreach|Comments Off

City Controller to Visit VANC Next Week

City Controller Ron Galperin is on the road, visiting Neighborhood Councils and Alliances throughout the city to talk about his vision for transparent and effective governance. Next Thursday, November 13, he will be attending a meeting of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC).

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctor’s Conference […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off

Tech Tips: Using Facebook Effectively

By now, most organizations have started to use Facebook as an outreach tool to engage with their stakeholders, branch out to stakeholders’ networks, and connect with other similar organizations. It can also help you organize events, convey important news and information, and collect input and ideas from stakeholders. Here are some tips for making the […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off