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EmpowerLA

EmpowerLA is a service of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Since its establishment in 1999, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has grown into the nation’s largest and most innovative initiative in civic engagement and citizen-based government. Through a network of 90 Neighborhood Councils, the City promotes public participation in government and works to improve government responsiveness to local concerns.
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EmpowerLAThursday, December 7th, 2017 at 8:26am
Stay safe + stay informed!

See the latest news about Creek Fire + Skirball Fire evacuations + containment on the Los Angeles City homepage at https://www.LACity.org.

Get alerts for current Los Angeles fires + other local emergencies by texting READY to 888-777. Respond w/ your ZIP code when prompted. Alerts are from the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department.

(Creek Fire photo by Jim Sabo, Sunland-Tujunga)

#CreekFire #SkirballFire #LosAngelesFires
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EmpowerLATuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 7:05am
This holiday season, you can help local seniors in need!

For over a decade, the City of LA’s #ProjectCARE program has brought holiday care packages to low-income older adults. Priority is given to those who are ill or isolated. ProjectCARE is a collaboration between City staff, the Los Angeles Department of Aging, LA Foundation on Aging, and the LAPD - Detective Bureau.

There are 3 ways to help:

1. Sponsor an individual senior by helping to grant their holiday wishes (hear some of the sweet and hilarious wishes seniors have for this holiday season in the video linked in comments below!)
2. Donate gift bag items at one of 16 convenient drop off points around the City
3. Donate money to help fund the project

Learn more at the ProjectCARE website (http://givelafa.org/ProjectCARE/). Have questions? Please contact Elizabeth Franco at (213) 202-5639, or projectcare@lacity.org.

**Please note: If Neighborhood Council members want to participate in ProjectCARE, they have to do so as individuals. Neighborhood Councils cannot use public funds as a gift to individuals, nor can they use a Neighborhood Purpose Grant (NPG) to sponsor a senior via the ProjectCARE program.**

(Photos via ProjectCARE website)
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EmpowerLAMonday, November 13th, 2017 at 7:50am
If you’re interested in planning & land use, you’ll learn a lot from our latest podcast! Learn what “by right” projects are; how to get notified early about projects proposed in your area; and how to sign up for training in navigating the Los Angeles planning system.

This month’s episode features Lisette Covarrubias - Los Angeles Department of City Planning’s Neighborhood Liaison. Lisette worked with EmpowerLA for nearly a decade, and shares some great insights into the role Neighborhood Councils play in the City’s land use and planning process.

Listen now at http://empowerla.org/empowerla-podcast-interview-with-lisette-covarrubias/

EmpowerLA’s monthly podcast is hosted by Brett Shears and produced by Arin Abedian.
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EmpowerLA added 6 new photos — with Aparna Mukherjee.Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 8:39am
For this year’s #Halloween office party, we drew costume ideas out of a hat, and brought gruesome goodies for the potluck. Check out some of the creative and hilarious results!
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EmpowerLA added 5 new photos — at Dodger Stadium.Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 9:25am
Feeling Blue? US TOO! We’re rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers this #WorldSeries season! We’re so proud of how #ThisTeam has empowered LA with their incredible record-breaking winning streak this year, and hope they’ll take Los Angeles all the way to the top.

Back in August we had a great time sitting in the All-You-Can-Eat Pavilion, watching the #Dodgers play the Milwaukee Brewers (everyone bought their own ticket.) It was awesome seeing “Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment” on the stadium screens!

#GoDodgers
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 9:55am
#AirQuality is very bad in #LosAngeles County due to #CreekFire, #SkirballFire + #RyeFire! View current conditions on this @SouthCoastAQMD map, updated hourly: https://t.co/tVWJQHyi4N Remember: stay indoors if you can smell smoke! #AQMD
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 5:03am
Get text alerts for #CreekFire, #SkirballFire + other local #emergencypreparedness issues by texting READY to 888-777. Respond w/ your ZIP code when prompted. Alerts are from the #LosAngeles Emergency Management Dept @ReadyLA). Stay safe + stay informed!
Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 6:13am
LA's Office of Finance shares great info for #NeighborhoodCouncils + business owners like this map of Economic Development Resources by Zip Code. Follow them at @CityOfLAFinance for more data visualizations, important dates & best business practices https://t.co/C8zLiPFJdN
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 4:04am
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/6p9lx07ZpE Emergency Preparedness Meeting - 10/28/17