Los Angeles Places #1 in Digital Cities Survey!

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center) today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. In its 14th year, the annual survey is part of the Center’s Digital Communities Program, which focuses on collaboration among cities, counties and regions. Open to all U.S. cities, this year’s survey questions targeted which initiatives cities [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:08+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Los Angeles Places #1 in Digital Cities Survey!

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:10+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Tech Tips: 3 Ways to Build Community with Digital Tools

How Cities Can REALLY Use Nextdoor Social Network

Nextdoor.com officials made a big announcement last week that opened up their social network to use by government agencies. Unlike most social platforms, Nextdoor hosts closed neighborhood networks just for the people living in those communities. In this insightful video, Kristy Dalton of GovGirl and NextDoor co-founder Sarah Leary chat about the practical ways cities [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:14+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on How Cities Can REALLY Use Nextdoor Social Network

Surprising Facts About Social Media

Are you reluctant to invest time and energy in social media like Facebook and Twitter because you don’t feel like these platforms are as effective in reaching your stakeholders as “good old-fashioned” mailers and door-to-door canvassing? Do you worry that you wouldn’t reach your target demographic through social media tools? Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:15+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Surprising Facts About Social Media

Need Outreach Help? Check Empower LA’s List of Recommended Vendors

Are you looking to improve your digital presence, spruce up your website, or create more eye-catching flyers for your events? Want to hire an expert who can help you streamline your social media platforms, create attractive templates for your online content, or manage your newsletter and email lists? Don’t know where to look? EmpowerLA is [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:15+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Administration, Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Need Outreach Help? Check Empower LA’s List of Recommended Vendors

Controller’s Tech Bullpen Announces Civic Innovation Fellowship

We're stoked to announce the City's first Civic Innovation Fellowship - an exciting partnership between the LA City Controller's Office and verynice. The Civic Innovation Fellows will serve in a paid position as innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents as they lead a civic innovation project with resources, mentorship, and support from both verynice and the [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:19+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Controller’s Tech Bullpen Announces Civic Innovation Fellowship

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 [...]

By | 2014-06-20T17:12:15+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Blog, City Hall, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Last Call for Citywide WiFi

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:30+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on TUX Bootcamp and TUX Awards

Online Voting

In an age of tech-driven convenience when Americans cast upwards of 60 million votes in the American Idol finale but we still can’t muster more than 20% turnout in municipal elections, is it time for an update to our aging voting technologies and election infrastructure? This month’s primary in LA county drew only 13.1% of [...]

By | 2014-06-28T11:39:53+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Online Voting

Steve Reneker says “Embrace Technology!”

Government Technology is an award winning magazine that covers information technology's role in state and local governments. This past week, they held their Digital Government Summit in Los Angeles, an event that opened with comments from LA’s own Steve Reneker, General Manager of LA’s IT Department and its Chief Information Officer. Reneker was joined on [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:33:02+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Steve Reneker says “Embrace Technology!”