It was another week of innovation inspirations firsts on Tuesday in our neighboring city of Long Beach at their Civic Innovation Summit where we heard from people from both the public and private sectors on how to encourage the innovative spirit in government. From Virgin Orbitstriving to make launching satellites available to all to Long Beach’s micro-enterprise loan program where community members invest in their neighbors who are launching businesses, it was awesome learning for all. We also experienced how to take design techniques and apply them to public participation exercises where we worked together to build our vision of the necessary assets for a planning and land use project.
We hope to bring these engagement techniques to the City and to our Neighborhood Councils to connect with their communities more effectively.
Don’t forget that the Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance and the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have meetings tomorrow. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will have their City Hall meeting on Monday. Just a reminder that we’ve opened Bylaw Amendment Applications and will be accepting them until April 15, 2018. We are also accepting Neighborhood Council Subdivision Applications from now until January 15, 2018. Lastly, we’ll be closed for Thanksgiving next Thursday and Friday so our newsletter will resume on December 1st.