Our Neighborhood Councils have a lot to do. They’re full of people who care about what’s going on in their neighborhood and in their city. We often get questions here at EmpowerLA about how the Neighborhood Councils can really get behind an issue and make sure the voices of stakeholders are heard when that issue [...]
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Do Neighborhood Council boards have opinions on issues? Of course they do. Do Neighborhood Council boards express their opinions officially? According to last year’s statistics, not very often. The City’s 95 Neighborhood Councils in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 weighed in officially on issues through Community Impact Statements just 216 times. Indeed Neighborhood Councils have achieved many [...]
Your Neighborhood Council has an “opportunity to provide input before decisions are made” at City Hall through the Community Impact Statement process (L.A. City Charter Sec. 907). Is your Neighborhood Council taking advantage of this opportunity? In September, only eight (8) of the City’s ninety-five (95) Neighborhood Councils submitted Community Impact Statements on issues ranging from a street repair [...]
Neighborhood Council leaders have it made, at least that’s what the evidence indicates, confirming what sociologists have long claimed, that people who get involved in their community live happier, more prosperous, and longer lives. A study of volunteering in Germany explored how volunteers experience more happiness in their lives as they engage in activities that [...]
The City of LA's Emergency Management Department is hosting workshops that teach community members how to organize their neighborhood so that they are able to prepare for disasters and work together to support the most vulnerable by capitalizing on the strengths and talents of community members. Building a Neighborhood Disaster Plan is as simple as [...]
FUNDING NEWSLETTERS Catch the latest Funding news and information by clicking here. WELCOME TO THE NEW CHECKING ACCOUNT SYSTEM! Here is a handy guide we have created to help introduce you to how the Checking Accounts work! NC VIZ DATA 8.0Here is a breakdown of Neighborhood Council expenditures separated by Regions. (July 2012 - December 2013) [...]
Thank you for all the suggestions on our City Check tracker, which shows what demand warrants and auto deducts we are receiving and processing. If you've been clicking in this week, you'll see that we've made some updates based on comments we received throughout the week. We're working with the CAO and CLA's office to [...]
"To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs" ~ Los Angeles City Charter, Article IX On Saturday, September 22, Neighborhood Leaders from around the City will converge on LA's City Hall for the Congress of Neighborhoods, an all-day session that includes 27 workshops ranging from hands on civic [...]