Outreach

City Controller to launch “Tech Bullpen” This Sunday

The City Controller’s office is proud to announce the launch of the City's first Civic Innovation Lab. This lab, in collaboration with HubLA and Learn Do Share, will bring together designers, developers, activists, and City government to design creative solutions to civic problems. This is not just another meetup or hackathon - this is the beginning of developing new ways citizens can productively

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Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Program

Los Angeles, CA - The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is presenting its Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness program, an easy-to-use guide for creating a neighborhood-wide disaster preparedness plan along with a series of upcoming community preparedness workshops to be held throughout the City. To introduce residents to the program, which is designed to help them better

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Last Call for Citywide WiFi

Your feedback on Citywide Wifi is requested. The LA Community Broadband Network (LACBN) initiative (follow on Twitter @LACBN #LAWantsGbFiber #LAWantsWiFi) is a project that is seeking an industry business model that will enable a high speed gigabit network to be implemented in Los Angeles to all residences, businesses, nonprofits and government facilities. It is also seeking WiFi for visitors, students

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TUX Bootcamp and TUX Awards

Join us in Encino on June 19th for the TUX Bootcamp! We will recap the progress of our Outreach Champions and then take on Technology and the User Experience (TUX) from the Neighborhood Council perspective. Explore ways to grow your web and social media presence and utilize outreach tools more efficiently. This Bootcamp will focus on best practices for social media, websites, and email campaigns.

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Zero Waste LA: Request for Proposals

The City-Wide Exclusive Franchise System for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Handling Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available on the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN). For the purpose of proposing, all RFPs must be downloaded from LABAVN. This RFP is to provide solid waste, commingled recyclables and organics collection, transfer,disposal and processing services to

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Outreach Bootcamp

EmpowerLA’s Outreach Bootcamp removes the mystery from effective outreach plans and breaks it down to the six essential and familiar elements of effective communication, starting with a foundation of Know Yourself. Regardless of your environment, it is imperative that you focus on clearly establishing who you are, that you discipline yourself to repeat this at every opportunity, and that you are

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Empower LA BootCamps in Outreach & TUX Skills, June 5th and 19th!

With 95 different and unique Neighborhood Councils, all with their own style for outreach and each with its specific goals and missions, Empower LA has noticed the need and desire for support in basic outreach tools and methods. One of the beauties of our council system is that our boards attract a diverse group of candidates with different work and skill experience; however, this means that from

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EmpowerLA- Outreach Superstars

We’ve been adding up and processing all the data that we garnered during this year’s election season, and the numbers are looking great!  Citywide, the voter turnout increased 29% compared to our 2012 elections, and we know that it was because of the great outreach strategies Neighborhood Councils were using around town.  We hope that these featured Outreach Superstars will give Neighborhood

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EmpowerLA Last Election Region – Last Call for Election Volunteers

Los Angeles! EmpowerLA will be having its last region of elections this Sunday, May 18, 2014. Come on out and join us EmpowerLA in our last elections for the year. It is your last chance to be an Elections volunteer and support grassroots democracy! Have you been thinking about volunteering at a Neighborhood Council election, but haven’t been able to fit it into your schedule until now? It’s not

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A Community Choreographer, Connectivity, & Councils

This past week, Community Choreographer Dave Meslin was visiting us from Toronto to research Empower LA and Neighborhood Councils, a system of civic engagement that he is intrigued by and wishes he had back home.  Not long ago he presented a project called "The Fourth Wall" which highlighted ways government puts up an invisible wall between City Hall and the people, and offering suggestions on how

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