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EngageLA

By | July 1st, 2015|

EngageLA EngageLA is an initiative with the purpose of  achieving the highest standards of Civic Engagement in Los Angeles. It is a collaboration between City Hall, EmpowerLA and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). UCLA students, Paul Chhean and Tiffani Prater created an EngageLA Manifesto, conducted 3 Interviews, and wrote [...]

Get the Tools You Need to Start a Successful Small Business

By | April 1st, 2015|Blog, Events|

Deciding to start a business can be one of the most exhilarating decisions you make in your life, but there are many different elements to consider. This workshop will teach the basics of small business entrepreneurship, how to legally start a business in Los Angeles, and will introduce resources provided by the City of Los [...]

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Small Business Development Workshop: How to Start a Business

By | March 6th, 2015|Blog, City Hall|

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the Los Angeles Public Library, and EmpowerLA present a free workshop on how to start a business Thursday March 26, 2015. Deciding to start a business can be one of the most exhilarating decisions you make in your life. But there are many different elements to consider. This workshop [...]

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Community Impact Statements: A Powerful Tool

By | January 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Did you know that in 2014 your Neighborhood Councils submitted 169 Community Impact Statements? Do you know how to submit a CIS? A Community Impact Statement is an official statement or position adopted by a Neighborhood Council on issues pending before the City’s decision makers. The Community Impact Statement process was created specifically for Neighborhood [...]

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Tips for Using Videos in Non-Profit Outreach

By | October 24th, 2014|Blog, Outreach|

Videos can be an exciting and useful tool in engaging your stakeholders, but it is important to use them wisely. The more strategic your use of videos, the more effective they will be. Are you starting a new program or campaign in your neighborhood? Doing outreach for upcoming elections? Think carefully about your message and [...]

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Funding Overview

By | October 17th, 2014|

Welcome to the Neighborhood Council Funding Program. We are here to provide you with critical information and guidance to navigate the Funding System for Neighborhood Councils. If you have any questions or comments about this page, or require further information, you may always contact us at EmpowerLA.Funding@LAcity.org or by calling 213-978-1551 [...]

NC Budget Advocates: Putting Neighborhoods First!

By | May 9th, 2014|Blog, Budget, City Hall|

“These budget hearings are crucial to our work to put neighborhoods first in LA.” --Mike Bonin, Councilmember for the 11th District What is the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates? With the recent release of the Mayor’s Proposed 2014-2015 Budget, neighborhood councils and community members have an opportunity to get involved and voice their opinion about their [...]

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Wood-frames, Fountains, and Bees…Oh My!

By | January 24th, 2014|Blog, City Hall|

Wood-frame residential buildings, drinking fountains, and beekeeping are at the center of three citywide issues that a number of Neighborhood Councils have recently weighed in on through Community Impact Statements. These Neighborhood Councils have had their positions included in City Council agendas and posted in Council Files 13-0964, 13-1234, 12-0785 respectively. What does a Community [...]

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Take the Community Impact Statement Challenge

By | December 6th, 2013|Blog|

Los Feliz (8), Lake Balboa (7), Historic Highland Park (5), Greater Wilshire (4), Studio City (4); Bel Air - Beverly Crest (3). Are these numbers the rankings for a Neighborhood Council Intracity Fantasy Football League??? Nope. (Although that could be fun.) The numbers represent the amount of Community Impact Statements submitted by those Neighborhood Councils [...]

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