Tech Talk

Challenge:LA Encourages Civic Innovations

Last fall, over 600 Angelenos gathered to create design challenges for the Civic Innovation Lab. Now, in partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor’s summer-long #techLA initiative, the Civic Innovation Lab is proud to announce Challenge:LA – a civic-focused innovation challenge designed to tap into the ingenuity of citizens to solve […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Challenge:LA Encourages Civic Innovations

Highland Park Neighborhood Council Uses Tech to Engage Stakeholders

At this year’s Lummis Day celebration this past weekend, the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council decided to try a simple tech upgrade to engage stakeholders and draw interest to their table. Instead of using traditional clipboards, HHPNC brought out their new iPad and allowed people to sign up for their email list by entering their […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Blog, NCs Making a Difference, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Highland Park Neighborhood Council Uses Tech to Engage Stakeholders

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 |May 1st, 2015|Blog, Events, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on TUX Bootcamp: Amplify Your Technology & User Experience Skills

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 |April 10th, 2015|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on TUX Bootcamp: Amplify Your Technology & User Experience Skills

Mayor’s Message

Mayor Garcetti announced today that “Team Los Angeles” was named as one of Gov Tech’s Top 25 in its annual list of “Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers”. The list recognizes those who “cut through the public sector’s legendary barriers to innovation with transformative ideas.”

“Team Los Angeles” comprises Mayor Eric Garcetti, Deputy Mayor Rick Cole, City Controller […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Blog, City Hall, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

Controller’s Electronic W­2 Program Saves Thousands of Dollars, Brings City into ‘Modern Era’

Controller Ron Galperin’s push to modernize City practices by implementing new technologies has resulted in another success: nearly 14,000 city employees opted to receive their W­2 tax forms electronically. This is the first year they have had the option.

“Fortune 500 companies have been issuing tax forms electronically for years,” said Galperin. “Electronic W­2s save the […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Blog, Budget, City Departments, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Controller’s Electronic W­2 Program Saves Thousands of Dollars, Brings City into ‘Modern Era’

Mayor’s Message 02.18.15

Los Angeles Department of Transportation is the first transit agency in California to create a system-wide mobile ticketing app

On Tuesday, February 17, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched LA Mobile, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) app that lets riders buy tickets on their smartphones for LADOT operated DASH and Commuter Express buses. The launch makes […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message 02.18.15

Let’s Get Social! Virtual Tools for Real Impact

Many of our Neighborhood Councils have become quite adept at using social media outreach to spread the word about meetings and events, recruit volunteers, and interact with their stakeholders, other NCs, and city officials. Have you connected with EmpowerLA on the various social media platforms?

Social media is a powerful way to engage stakeholders who will […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Blog, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Let’s Get Social! Virtual Tools for Real Impact

Need Web Services? Check the List of Approved Vendors

The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners met this week to discuss the approval of ten vendors that Neighborhood Councils may utilize for web design, maintenance, and training services.

As you are aware, Neighborhood Councils cannot enter into contracts for any services on their own. The Department received thirteen responses to the Request for Qualifications issued in August, […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Need Web Services? Check the List of Approved Vendors