I hope our newsletter finds you well. Congratulations to the Neighborhood Councils on their elections and selections for 2016! We wrapped this election cycle last Saturday in South Los Angeles. It takes an incredible amount of work to conduct the elections. HUGE thanks to our awesome Elections Team, led by our Director of Outreach and Communications, Stephen Box, and Neighborhood Council Citywide Elections Administrator, Jay Handal! From our Independent Election Administrators to our Election Assistants and Poll Workers to our entire staff who assisted with funding, websites, polls and everything election, many thank you’s again and again for your fine work. We could not have completed this journey without our incredible City partners: City Clerk Holly Wolcott and her elections crew and City Engineer Gary Lee Moore and his online mapping team. Much appreciation also goes to Mayor Eric Garcetti and our City Councilmembers for promoting the Neighborhood Council elections throughout Los Angeles. Last, but not least, a very heartfelt thank you to our Neighborhood Councils for their dedication to have great elections and for volunteering all over the City to support theirs and other Neighborhood Council elections at the polls!


If you haven’t already appointed your Neighborhood Council Budget Representatives, please do so as soon as possible because the Neighborhood Council Budget Day will be upon us before we know it. Budget Day will be held at City Hall on Saturday, July 30th. If you are the Budget Representative, please RSVP for Budget Day here.

Speaking of Neighborhood Council reps, please make sure that you’ve also selected the various City liaisons for Neighborhood Councils, too. You can see what they are and input them here in our Self Service Portal. With the awesome Clean Streets LA Challenge grant open to Neighborhood Council now, be sure to appoint your Public Works Liaison to help get the word out to your community.

Don’t forget the Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance meets tomorrow at the LADWP. I’ll be joining Mayor Garcetti’s Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero and the Mayor’s Innovation Team to welcome our 46 Civic Youth participants on the first day of the program tomorrow, which will last all summer and end at the Congress of Neighborhoods. Very exciting! Have a wonderful weekend!