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Union Station Master Plan Survey

Update: This questionnaire is closed and the link has been removed. Metro is underway with Master Planning efforts to create a careful blueprint for development that will make LA Union Station a 21st century transit station. Building off the great feedback we received at last month’s LA Union Station Master Plan Community Kick-off, we would [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Union Station Master Plan Survey

Zoo Drive to be Closed through June 2013

*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Zoo Drive between the L.A. Live Steamers Railroad Museum and Riverside Drive to be Closed through June 2013 for Water Pipeline Construction Local Access will Remain Open for Park and Museum Parking Lots LADWP Water System crews are installing a large diameter water pipeline, known as the River Supply Conduit Improvement Project Lower Reach [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Zoo Drive to be Closed through June 2013

Mayor’s Office releases the 2013 Los Angeles Budget Challenge!

How would you fill a $216 million budget gap and balance the City’s budget? You and your fellow Neighborhood Council members and stakeholders are encouraged to provide your input by taking the 2013 Los Angeles Budget Challenge at LA.BudgetChallenge.org starting February 1 (download the 20 page print survey here). Developed with input from your Neighborhood [...]

By | February 1st, 2013|Blog, Budget|9 Comments

News from Field Operations 1.31.13

Dear Neighborhood Council (NC) leaders, The Department's Field Division has been busy making final transitions in regards to their regional Neighborhood Council assignments. We have been working on our training and education schedule, which we hope to roll out next week. In the meantime, please save the date for the upcoming Ethics & Open Government [...]

By | January 31st, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on News from Field Operations 1.31.13

Funding Update 1.31.13

The Funding Unit will hold the next Treasurer’s Training on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 6pm – 9pm in City Hall, 20th Floor. Please contact Betty Wong-Oyama (Betty.Wong@lacity.org) to make a reservation. Or you can also call the Department at (213) 978-1551. We invite each and every one of you to attend a training, whether as a refresher or for the first time.

By | January 31st, 2013|Blog, Events, Neighborhood Council Funding|Comments Off on Funding Update 1.31.13

Crisis Response Team Now Recruiting – March 2013

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) program is composed of professionally trained civilian community volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments in each of the fifteen Council Districts.  CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, attend to urgent victim comfort needs, acts as a liaison between [...]

By | January 31st, 2013|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Crisis Response Team Now Recruiting – March 2013

Ted Thomas is a Local Hero!

“You have to keep organizing all the time. You can’t ever stop organizing.” – Ted Thomas, President of the Park Mesa Heights Community Council “You have to keep organizing all the time. You can’t ever stop organizing,” explained Ted Thomas, President of the Park Mesa Heights Neighborhood Council. Though Thomas is a soft-spoken man in his 70s [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|Blog, Local Heroes|4 Comments

Recruiting now for the February RACO Program

RESERVE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER (RACO) PROGRAM Are you interested in trying something different? The RACO Program welcomes volunteers to become Reserve Animal Control Officers serving in the same capacity as our Animal Control Officers. The program requires a commitment of 16 hours of volunteer service each month at any one of our six Animal Care [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Recruiting now for the February RACO Program

NC Plan Review & Reform Initiative

Neighborhood Council leaders from around the city convened this past Saturday for “Looking Back: A History of the Neighborhood Council Movement in Los Angeles,” hosted by Commissioner Douglas Epperhart and featuring a robust conversation with the pioneers of Civic Engagement. Deputy Mayor Torie Osborn joined General Manager Grayce Liu in welcoming Greg Nelson, Rafe Sonenshein, [...]

By | January 29th, 2013|Blog, Commission, NC Plan|1 Comment