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Neighborhood Council Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) Online Submission

By | September 1st, 2016|

Neighborhood Council Monthly Expenditure Report (MER) Online Submission: As City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils, Neighborhood Council Monthly Expenditure Reports are required for all expenditures of public funds. The MER Form is an accounting tool to disclose the previous month’s expenditures. The MER Form has been updated to better assist Neighborhood Councils track and report [...]

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GM’s Message 08.19.16

By | August 19th, 2016|Blog, GM Message|

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  Many thanks to Congress of Neighborhoods Committee Chair, Cindy Cleghorn, for her guest message last week while I was out.  The Congress of Neighborhoods is an amazing gathering of Neighborhood Councils citywide on Saturday, September 24th.  You'll have the opportunity to attend workshops, meet City officials and network [...]

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COMMITTEES: WHAT THEY DO & HOW TO CREATE GREAT ONES

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|

Committee How-Tos Read our in-depth article on how to find & recruit great Committee Members Our “Passing The Baton” article series focuses on how to transfer Committee knowledge and materials when a new Board is seated, such as this article for Outreach Chairs. Search EmpowerLA.org for keywords "Passing The Baton" to find all articles in the series, and [...]

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Community Impact Statements: What They Are; How To File Them; & Why You Should Write One

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|

Neighborhood Councils were created to advise the City on how City policy impacts local communities. Community Impact Statements, or CIS, are one of the most important ways in which a Neighborhood Council can advise City departments and officials on matters under consideration by the City’s decision makers. A CIS is an official statement or position [...]

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Journey

By | June 27th, 2016|

LA’s Neighborhood Councils are grassroots-level advisory bodies that exist to connect Angelenos to City Hall. The system was established in 1999 by the City Charter, in order to improve government responsiveness to local concerns. Currently, there are approximately 1800 elected Board Members serving on 96 Neighborhood Councils that each represent an average of 40,000 people. [...]

Seating A New Board: What Happens & How To Prepare

By | June 22nd, 2016|Blog|

"Seating" is the process by which a new Neighborhood Council Board officially succeeds the previous Board and assumes its responsibilities. When does the seating of a new Board take place? At the first regular meeting of a new Neighborhood Council board, which must occur within 30 days after that Council's Election has been certified. (An [...]

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How To Run Facebook Ads

By | May 25th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|

  Facebook ads can boost your posts, promote your page, send people to your website, raise attendance at your events, and more. If your Neighborhood Council has a Facebook page, running advertisements during elections is a great outreach strategy. If your Neighborhood Council does not have a Facebook Page, learn how to make one here. [...]

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Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|

Increase voter turnout by giving your stakeholders clear, simple, and complete information about your upcoming Election. Here’s a guide to the Election essentials you can share and tips on the best way to share them. WHAT TO SHARE Your Election Homepage If you share just one thing with your voters, give them your Neighborhood Council’s [...]

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How To Find Your Election Results

By | May 17th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections|

Finding out what happened is the most exciting part of an Election! Results are posted to each Neighborhood Council’s Election page as they become available. Watch a step-by-step demo of how to find your Council’s Election results, or follow the instructions below.   If you already know where to find your Neighborhood Council Election homepage: [...]

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Outreach Best Practices: Cheap & Easy Elections Flyer Templates

By | May 11th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|

Last week we talked about how to get your Elections Outreach seen. This week, we want to share easy-to-use Elections flyer templates made in common formats that can be edited on most computers. The templates are available in both Google Docs (English and Spanish) and Microsoft Word (English and Spanish).  Google Docs is a free program, [...]

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