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LOOKING BACK: A History of the Neighborhood Council Movement

Fifty-five Neighborhood Councils reached their 10th anniversaries in 2012 and over the next several months, another twenty-two councils will join them in celebrating a decade of empowerment and civic leadership. A decade is a long time in activist years and the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is embarking on a journey that starts with a look [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, Commission, NC Plan|Comments Off on LOOKING BACK: A History of the Neighborhood Council Movement

Free Phone Numbers for NCs

The telephone is one of our most powerful and effective tools for communicating and they are everywhere. We carry them with us, they sit on our desks, they hang on our walls, and they are an important element in any Neighborhood Council communication strategy. For individuals, a cell phone keeps them constantly connected. People carry [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|3 Comments

Funding Update 1.25.13

IMPORTANT DATES / DEADLINES • January 31, 2013 – 2nd Quarter P-Card Reconciliations Due • February 28, 2013 – Treasurer’s Training • May 15, 2013 - Last Day to Submit Complete Demand Warrants and Neighborhood Purpose Grants Treasurer’s Trainings “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. We had a [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, Neighborhood Council Funding|Comments Off on Funding Update 1.25.13

News from Field Operations 1.25.13

Ethics Training on February 21st! I hope you are well and staying warm and dry in this weather. The Department's field division has been working on the transition of Neighborhood Council assignments to our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocates (NEA). We are expecting to finalize all transitions by the end of the month. If you have any [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on News from Field Operations 1.25.13

Mayor’s Office to release the 2013 Los Angeles Budget Challenge next week!

Every year, Neighborhood Councils are invited to present to the Mayor an annual list of priorities for the City budget. To facilitate this process, the Mayor's Office creates a budget survey with input from your Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates. This year's budget survey will be released next week. In anticipation, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, Budget|Comments Off on Mayor’s Office to release the 2013 Los Angeles Budget Challenge next week!

Future of Volunteering in LA Survey

On MLK Day of Service, Angelinos from all walks of life engaged in activities to benefit others. In that spirit we invite you to be part of one of our community's most game-changing activities in 2013. Your participation in an important on-line survey will help shape LA's volunteer and service landscape for years to come.  We’re looking for [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Future of Volunteering in LA Survey

I’m a Budget Advocate Volunteer

I am not an expert in finance or government accounting but volunteered to be a Budget Advocate this year because I believed there was an opportunity to represent the needs, concerns, and dreams of my community (Hollywood Area) in the city budget creation process. We have real and pressing issues that affect the quality of [...]

By | January 24th, 2013|Blog, Budget, Events|Comments Off on I’m a Budget Advocate Volunteer

LA City Council Confirms Grayce Liu’s Appointment to GM

LA City Council Unanimously Confirms Grayce Liu as Permanent General Manager of Neighborhood Empowerment City Councilman Bill Rosendahl congratulating Grayce Liu on her confirmation as permanent general manager. The LA City Council unanimously confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Grayce Liu as the next permanent general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment on Friday. Grayce Liu [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|Blog, City Hall, GM Message|Comments Off on LA City Council Confirms Grayce Liu’s Appointment to GM

City Council Puts $3 Billion Road Repair Bond Issue on Back Burner

Public meetings will be held before the plan goes onto a future ballot. Responding to an uproar by Neighborhood Councils and community activists, the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday dropped plans to put a $3 billion road repair bond measure on the May 21 ballot. Councilmen Mitch Englander and Joe Buscaino, who sponsored the measure, proposed holding [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on City Council Puts $3 Billion Road Repair Bond Issue on Back Burner

News from Field Operations 1.18.13

Hello Neighborhood Council leaders! I hope you are well and that 2013 is off to a great start for all of you. On our Field Operations Division, we have been working on new Neighborhood Empowerment Analysts (NEAs) assignments in order to better serve your needs. I have included the new service region assignment list for [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on News from Field Operations 1.18.13