Outreach

Earth Hour: Turn Off for the Earth this Saturday Night!

On Saturday, March 29, millions of people will be turning their lights off for one hour in order to show their commitment and support for a lower-emissions future. Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm local time, participants are to turn off all their lights and power down non-essential electronics as a statement against the wastefulness of modern society and a powerful visual symbol of the unity of everyday

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Spring Clean Los Angeles!

“SPRING CLEAN L.A.” CAMPAIGN IN GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP LAUNCHED TO SUSTAIN AND IMPROVE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTS” LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2014)—The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works and Keep Los Angeles Beautiful announced today the Spring Clean L.A. campaign to encourage city residents to remove household hazardous wastes from their homes as well as to join volunteer cleanup events held

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Mayor’s Message

Join the City of Los Angeles' Planning Department for a series of community meetings and give your input on the needs of your neighborhood. Find details and RSVP to help plan the future of your community. Saturday, March 15th - North Valley Community Meeting Wednesday, March 19th - Central Los Angeles Community Meeting Saturday, March 22nd - South Los Angeles Community Meeting Saturday, March 29th

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Nextdoor.com and Neighborhoods: Public Safety 101

More and more Neighborhood Councils are activating their pages and making Nextdoor a regular part of their outreach. NCs report that it’s practical, easy, and good for a variety of uses--from notifying members of the next NC meeting to connecting with neighbors about a yard sale or a new park in the area. One of the best things about staying connected in your community is knowing that neighbors

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PUBLIC ADVOCATE – Council File of the Week

This week’s Council File touches on an issue that affects the daily lives of all Angelenos: the worst drought to hit California on record. Governor Brown announced the drought emergency last week. Now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has released a report on how the Governor's declaration of drought emergency would affect City departments, residents, and the status of its water conservation

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Beekeeping is on the Table–and in the News!

The wheels are turning on the beekeeping front. This week, the City Council voted in favor of a motion submitted by Councilmembers Rosendahl and Labonge to request a report from the Department of City Planning and Department of Animal Services on the feasibility of allowing beekeeping in R1 zones. The Department of City Planning and Department of Animal Services have 60 days to report back to the

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Digital Anchors

Internet accounts are easy to open, all it takes is an email address (sometimes a credit card), but they can be tricky and sometimes impossible to transfer, especially if the person who opened it is reluctant to cooperate. Neighborhood Councils should slow down when embarking on the digital journey, setting up accounts in the Neighborhood Council’s name, not in the names of the individuals who set

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A new take on job fairs!

Prototypical Job Fair offers Promise of High Paying Jobs The Canoga Park Neighborhood Council (CPNC) under the leadership of its President, Corinne Ho, is organizing a Job Fair and Resource Expo. This groundbreaking job fair will take place Friday, January 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. What makes this event unique is its organizational process and vision. Registration for employers and attendees

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Spread the Word about Elections ‘14 on Nextdoor.com

The City of LA joined Nextdoor.com in December. Since then, 20 Neighborhood Councils have activated their own pages to communicate with their stakeholders. With Election ‘14 season underway, now is the time to take advantage of this online tool to spread the word about candidate registration and increase voter turnout. Over 700 neighborhoods are already on Nextdoor.com, and they’re waiting to

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State of Public Safety in the Valley Town Hall Reminder

This is a reminder to mark your calendar for January 29. From 6-8pm, the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils will host a “State of Public Safety in the Valley” Town Hall meeting with special guest Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas. Click here to see the event flyer. For more information on the “State of Public Safety in the Valley” contact one of the four Independent Election Administrators

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