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Here Comes the LA Streetcar!

In December 2012, the Downtown Los Angeles community voted to approve a Community Facilities District (CFD) to provide matching funds to finance the proposed LA Streetcar Project.  The Streetcar will link the Civic Center to the Historic Core along Broadway and the LA Live Entertainment District. The project's goal is to help transform Downtown into [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Here Comes the LA Streetcar!

Los Angeles Housing Department Workshops

Throughout the month of February, LAHD will be conducting workshops on “Tenant’s Rights Under the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance.” This workshop explains the ins and outs of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, including allowable rent increases, legal reasons for evictions, relocation assistance and no-fault evictions, the requirements that must be met to evict tenants, and RSO [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Blog|2 Comments

North Hills West “Dynamic Dozen” Scores Big Land Use Win, Sends Restaurant Depot Back to the Kitchen!

In September 2012, a slate of twelve newcomers took control of the North Hills West Neighborhood Council after running on a platform to defeat a proposed 82,000 sq. ft. Restaurant Depot development in a single-family home residential community. On Thursday, January 24, the long fight resulted in victory, when the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny the Restaurant [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Blog, Local Heroes|5 Comments

Stakeholders – Who are they?

Neighborhood Council leaders have opened the NC Plan Review and Reform Initiative process by tackling one of the most hotly debated elements in the Plan, the definition of a Stakeholder. Some people believe that there should be a citywide standard while others contend that each Neighborhood Council should set their own definition within their bylaws. [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|Blog, NC Plan|1 Comment

The Library Department’s Strategic Plan Survey

What is your vision for the library of the future? Your answer will help the Los Angeles Public Library to create a strategic plan that will shape the library's services and programs over the next five years. The Library Department is creating a strategic plan to enhance its programs and services for your constituents and [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on The Library Department’s Strategic Plan Survey

Town Hall on Prop A on February 19th

Valley Neighborhood Councils partner to host Town Hall Forum to discuss the pros and cons of the proposed ballot Proposition A to increase LA City Sales Tax by .5% on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Cleveland High School Multi-Purpose Room 8140 Vanalden Ave Reseda 91335 Speakers representing both sides of the arguments [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Town Hall on Prop A on February 19th

Housing is a Basic Human Right! They Count, So We Count.

The West Adams Neighborhood Council joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign, as a Count PLUS Community in partnership with the 2013 LAHSA Homeless Count. A Count Plus Community means that we conducted an in depth homeless survey, Volunteers worked in teams to interview homeless individuals for the National Registry, and handed out box lunches to the [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Housing is a Basic Human Right! They Count, So We Count.

Why Is Taking the Mayor’s Budget Survey Important?

When I announce that it is time to take the Mayor’s Budget Survey to my fellow Neighborhood Council board members, the most frequent response I hear is “what difference does it make?”  Up until last year, the same question was on my mind as well. But having now served as a NC Budget Advocate for a [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Why Is Taking the Mayor’s Budget Survey Important?

Funding Update 2.7.13

IMPORTANT DATES / DEADLINES February 28, 2013 – Treasurer’s Training May 15, 2013 – Last Day to Submit Complete Demand Warrants and Neighborhood Purpose Grants Treasurer’s Trainings “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” - Abigail Adams The Funding Unit will hold the next [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Blog, Neighborhood Council Funding|Comments Off on Funding Update 2.7.13

News from Field Operations 2.7.13

Dear NC Leaders, In last week's update I shared with you that we were welcoming back to the field division, Neighborhood Empowerment Analyst, Amber Meshack. Amber will be assigned to work with regions 11 and 12 (West & Harbor). View the updated assignment sheet for your reference on Slideshare. With regards to training, the City [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Blog, Events|Comments Off on News from Field Operations 2.7.13