Canva Outreach Templates for Neighborhood Councils

If you're a Neighborhood Council board member, your Council's Canva account is rolling out today! Canva is an online graphic design tool, and your account includes access to templates for popular Neighborhood Council outreach materials to increase awareness of your Council and promote your upcoming elections. Templates include light pole banners, lawn signs, bus shelter and [...]

By | 2018-10-12T12:26:05+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on Canva Outreach Templates for Neighborhood Councils

Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

For Neighborhood Council members, the annual Congress of Neighborhoods - taking place Saturday September 22nd at City Hall - is one of the best opportunities to learn skills that will take your community leadership and advocacy to the next level. Over 30 workshops plus breakfast and lunch are free with registration! RSVP now at http://NCCongressLA.com [...]

By | 2018-08-31T12:15:36+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Blog, City Planning, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education, Events, Housing, How-To, Land Use & City Planning, Outreach|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

Open Data success story: MacArthur Park NC uses Clean Streets index to place new trashcans

MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council recently purchased 24 trashcans for a Community Improvement Project, and were able to immediately apply what they learned at one of our Open Data Trainings to determine the best placement for their new trashcans. Open data helps make government more accessible, trustworthy and transparent. As defined by OpenDataHandbook.org, "Open data is [...]

By | 2018-08-24T15:37:26+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Clean Streets, Open Data, Open Data Literacy Program, Outreach|Comments Off on Open Data success story: MacArthur Park NC uses Clean Streets index to place new trashcans

Enroll now for 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods workshops

Day of education & networking for NC leaders features 30 workshops + exhibits Registration is open for the 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods at Los Angeles City Hall. Over 800 Neighborhood Council leaders from across the City are expected to attend the annual event, which happens Saturday, September 22nd. Everything is *free* if you RSVP, including admission to over [...]

By | 2018-08-24T16:37:49+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education, Land Use & City Planning, Outreach|Comments Off on Enroll now for 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods workshops

Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

Thanks to those that have attended our regional outreach gatherings so far! We hope the tools presented gave you some good strategies to enhance your outreach efforts. There are two more workshops left in this series - one in the Valley, one in West LA. Workshops are open to any Neighborhood Council board or committee [...]

By | 2018-07-13T16:57:05+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

Bureau of Street Services Special Events Counter – Hours & Info

BSS are the "one-stop" agency for Special Events permits. If your Neighborhood Council is planning a festival, street fair, health fair, carnival, or other public event of this kind, you will need a BSS Special Event permit. BSS processes permits for all events happening on the Public Right of Way (street, sidewalk, etc) except for [...]

By | 2018-06-07T16:15:24+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Events, How-To, Outreach, Tool Box|Comments Off on Bureau of Street Services Special Events Counter – Hours & Info

Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

Wednesday May 30th in Boyle Heights - join us for a free workshop on using open data to spark community change! Learn how to obtain and use information from City databases about the people, assets, and businesses in your neighborhood to help your Neighborhood Council get grants and plan outreach campaigns. Please bring your own laptop or tablet [...]

By | 2018-05-16T15:58:36+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

2018 EmpowerLA Outreach Gathering

Thank you to the 80 amazing Neighborhood Council members who joined us Monday night at the Deaton Auditorium in Downtown LA for the first-ever Citywide Outreach Gathering! Before the formal presentations began, EmpowerLA's Tom Soong kicked off the gathering by using his 19 years of Neighborhood Council experience to announce (over the PA system, a [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:13:13+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles, Outreach|Comments Off on 2018 EmpowerLA Outreach Gathering

Attend City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Elections Workshops

City Clerk is hosting two more Election Workshops next week to help shape the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections process - Monday 3/19 6-8 PM in Canoga Park, and Thursday 3/22 6-8 PM in South LA (click through for workshop location details.) The City Clerk will be overseeing Elections administration for Neighborhood Councils, while EmpowerLA will [...]

By | 2018-03-16T11:28:41+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blog, Election Chairs, Events, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach|Comments Off on Attend City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Elections Workshops