I hope our newsletter finds you well. We had such an awesome launch of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Civic Youth program on Saturday in the Tom Bradley Tower at City Hall! Mayor Garcetti’s Chief of Staff, Ana Guerrero, spoke to the 40 youth who attended to learn about Neighborhood Councils and how to be advocates for their community. I was pleased to co-present on Neighborhood Councils 101 with Canoga Park Neighborhood Council board member, Saaliha Khan. Saaliha had a busy weekend with not only Civic Youth on Saturday, but also with receiving the Roz Wyman Democratic Youth Leadership Award at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s 2016 John F. Kennedy Awards on Sunday. Congrats to Saaliha for her deserving win and thanks to her, Ana, Bureau of Sanitation Assistant Director Leo Martinez, the Mayor’s Innovation Team, and of course, our fantastic youth for participating in an amazing first day for Civic Youth!
We’ve spent a very busy week doing wrap up of the fiscal year. HUGE thanks to our Neighborhood Council Funding Team for their outstanding service helping Treasurers process last minute expenses! We’re always working on continuous improvement so we’ll be doing a series of town halls in July and August to get feedback from Neighborhood Council members on how we can better support you. Don’t worry if you can’t make a town hall. We’ll also be sending out a survey, too, in a few weeks to all board members asking for feedback. Check out your July Neighborhood Council Monthly Profile for dates and locations.
Don’t forget that the Neighborhood Council LADWP MOU Oversight Committee and the LANCC meet tomorrow. We’ll also be closed on Monday in observance of Independence Day. I’m looking forward to celebrating Neighborhood Councils with Mayor Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland at the Getty House Neighborhood Council BBQ next week!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!