This Saturday September 9th is the annual Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall! If you haven’t yet registered, please click here to do so now. Here’s our guide to what to bring, and what’s happening.

Headline speakers this year include Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley-Thomas, who will deliver the opening keynote address; Mayor Eric Garcetti, who also appears at the opening session; EmpowerLA General Manager Grayce Liu; the new President of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, Joy Atkinson; and City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian (District 2), David Ryu (District 4), and Curren D. Price, Jr. (District 9).

What to bring:

  • Parking pass: parking is free at City Hall, if you print our NC Congress parking pass and place it on your dashboard. Click here to download a parking pass (you don’t need to print it in color.) Parking entrance is located at 201 N Los Angeles Street, between Temple/First Streets. Look for the Congress signs.
  • Business cards: bring your own cards, and make sure to ask others for theirs – over 800 Neighborhood Council leaders and officials from every City department attend the Congress each year, so it’s a great place to network.
  • Refillable water bottle: DWP’s “Water Buffalo” truck will be on hand to refill your reusable bottles. The truck will be parked in front of City Hall on the Spring Street side of the building, which is accessible down the stairs or via the small elevator in the northwest corner of the patio.
  • Paper and pen: to take notes during workshops
  • Comfortable shoes

While you’re at City Hall, don’t forget to check out the art exhibit celebrating 15 years of Neighborhood Councils. It’s on the 3rd floor bridge connecting City Hall and City Hall East – read more about it here. Add a leaf to our interactive tree mural there, telling us how you Empower LA, and take a photo with your friends and board members.

See you this Saturday!

The 2017 Congress of Neighborhoods
Saturday, September 9th
7:45 AM – 4:30 PM (schedule here)
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St LA, CA 90012 (map)
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