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Neighborhood Councils Respond to LA Fires, Assist With Recovery Efforts

Neighborhood Councils have been instrumental in helping their communities recover from the recent LA-area fires, and plan ahead for future emergencies. Get inspired by their stories below - and if your NC has responded to these fires in some way, please make sure to let us know!   Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council invites anyone who [...]

By |2019-11-01T16:22:58-07:00October 31st, 2019|Blog, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Neighborhood Councils Respond to LA Fires, Assist With Recovery Efforts

Day of the Dead 2019 Celebrations in Los Angeles

Day of the Dead celebrations are happening all over Los Angeles this weekend! Here are some events sponsored by Neighborhood Councils, City Councilmembers, or the Department of Cultural Affairs. All events listed offer free admission for all ages: Through November 3 Grand Park Downtown Día de los Muertos Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Downtown [...]

By |2019-10-31T16:22:14-07:00October 31st, 2019|Arts & Culture, Blog, Events, uncategorised|Comments Off on Day of the Dead 2019 Celebrations in Los Angeles

Saddleridge Fire – Online Recovery Resources List

If you, your loved ones, or your business were impacted by the recent Saddleridge Fire, below is a list of all government and non-government agencies who can help you find answers to your questions and obtain recovery resources. City of Los Angeles Description of Services Recreation and Parks -Provide on-site resources and assistance, including childcare [...]

By |2019-10-25T15:45:45-07:00October 25th, 2019|Blog, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency|Comments Off on Saddleridge Fire – Online Recovery Resources List

City Council Motion Regarding Youth Participation on NC Boards

On October 25, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council took action directing the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance addressing 5 elements related to youth participation on NC boards. Neighborhood Councils will be able to file Community Impact Statements on this matter when the draft ordinance is introduced for its first reading. The intent is to [...]

By |2019-10-25T15:33:43-07:00October 25th, 2019|Blog, City Council, NC Reform|Comments Off on City Council Motion Regarding Youth Participation on NC Boards

New “Shelter At Home” program from LA Animal Services lets you care for found pets at home

Found a lost pet? Now you can get them onto the LA Animal Services website to help reconnect them to their owner, without turning the pet over to the shelter. Instead, those who find and file a report and photos about the lost pet can temporarily care for the pet in their own home, thanks [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:44:01-07:00October 11th, 2019|Animal Services, Blog|Comments Off on New “Shelter At Home” program from LA Animal Services lets you care for found pets at home

Dept of City Planning is holding info sessions on the LA’s new Home-Sharing Ordinance

From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one's primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:42:27-07:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, City Planning|Comments Off on Dept of City Planning is holding info sessions on the LA’s new Home-Sharing Ordinance

Census 2020 Goodwill Ambassadors needed: Help Los Angeles get the federal funding & representation we deserve

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. Los Angeles County ranks as the hardest-to-count county in the nation. Hard-to-count areas include neighborhoods with limited access to the internet, those with high concentrations of renters, people experiencing homelessness, and immigrant communities that may be hesitant to participate in the Census. LA needs your help to ensure all [...]

By |2019-10-11T13:59:47-07:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, Census|Comments Off on Census 2020 Goodwill Ambassadors needed: Help Los Angeles get the federal funding & representation we deserve

Our recap of Congress of Neighborhoods 2019

Huge thanks to all who joined us at Congress of Neighborhoods last weekend. We love this pic by Liz Chavez from the Mayor’s Office, showing as many of the 1,000 attendees that could squeeze into one frame! Here’s another great pic showing this year’s capacity crowd from above: Photo by Grace Kim for EmpowerLA Opening [...]

By |2019-10-04T17:16:25-07:00October 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Our recap of Congress of Neighborhoods 2019

Event Guide: 2019 Congress of Neighborhoods (Saturday Sept 28th)

This Saturday September 28th is the Neighborhood Council system's biggest event of the year, the Congress of Neighborhoods!  The annual event brings over 1,000 Neighborhood Council leaders; elected officials; and staff from every City department together for a day of networking and education at LA City Hall. The day starts early: breakfast is at 7:45 [...]

By |2019-09-27T16:14:55-07:00September 27th, 2019|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods|Comments Off on Event Guide: 2019 Congress of Neighborhoods (Saturday Sept 28th)