The Los Angeles City Council has proposed a series of reforms to LA’s Neighborhood Council (NC) system, which turned 15 last year. You’re invited to join the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners for a town hall on these reform proposals next Monday August 20th at City Hall. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is an oversight panel that makes policy recommendations for LA’s Neighborhood Councils. Please join the conversation, and help shape the future of the NC system!
The full City Council reform motion can be read at http://tiny.cc/NCReform. Proposals include creating a compendium of best practices; offering training for all Planning & Land Use Committee members; instituting a systemwide minimum voting age; and allowing NCs to access shared City space, accept donations, and rollover unused funds to the next fiscal year. Also proposed is the possible removal or redefinition of the “Community Interest Stakeholder” – someone who does not live, work, or own property in an area, but who is able to serve on a Neighborhood Council or vote in its elections, due to an “ongoing and substantial participation” in the community which that NC serves.
Can’t make it to the town hall? Please email your feedback to Commission@EmpowerLA.org on or before 9 am, August 21st. The meeting agenda is available for download here: http://bit.ly/CommissionAgenda082018
Town Hall date/time/location is as follows:
Monday August 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
LA City Hall
10th Floor Conference Center (Room 1050)
200 North Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Street parking only – public entrance faces Main Street and is just south of Temple. Check in at security desk and tell them you are attending the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners meeting.)
Meeting minutes will be posted to this page once they are available: https://empowerla.org/commission/policies-and-meetings/
photo of the Commission’s NC Reform town hall in Koreatown August 15th by Lilian Kim