Clean Streets Challenge Workshop – August 25

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Clean Streets LA is a city-wide effort to clean our neighborhoods.The Departments of Public Works and Neighborhood Empowerment will distribute awards totaling $25,000 for proposals to improve area neighborhoods based on the strengths of each application, including creativity, innovation, volunteer engagement, and social media strategies. We will also be evaluating the improvement metrics proposed and […]

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A Safe and Smart Start to School

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This week, hundreds of thousands of students in Los Angeles went back to school. As students get back to learning, the LAPD, the LA Unified School District and city officials remind parents, families and students to be safe and smart while making their way to school. LA police want drivers to use caution and common […]

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New City Program Educates Renters

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This summer, the LA Housing and Community Investment Department launched a new program to help educate Angelenos on renters’ rights under the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). One in every two LA families lives in an apartment protected by the RSO. The “Home for Renters” campaign provides information to both tenants and landlords about their rights […]

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LADOT Public Hearings On Proposed DASH, Commuter Express, and Cityride Service Changes

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LADOT Transit is conducting public hearings for the proposed changes to DASH, Commuter Express, and Cityride services as well as its Title VI Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policies. Attend a public hearing near you: Saturday 8/20 1pm-2pm: Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave, Northridge, 91324 Monday 8/22 12pm-1pm: Caltrans Bldg., Conference Rm. 01.037, […]

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Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City

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You are cordially invited to “Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City”. Featured speakers include Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto, and Personnel Department representatives. Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run […]

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LADWP Customer Service Saturday

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS Customer Service Centers (CSC) are open for business the Second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Customer Service Saturday. You can expect assistance from staff who are able to take payments, process service order requests, answer and resolve billing questions. There will also be informational tables and […]

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Save Energy LA for Sustainable Living

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The City of Los Angeles recently launched SaveEnergy LA, a campaign encouraging Angelenos to make small changes in their lives to reduce the amount of power they use every day. Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the campaign by turning off the lights at dozens of buildings, including City Hall. With increasing heat due to climate […]

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Neighborhood Council  Budget Day 2016

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Neighborhood Council Budget Day 2016 Saturday July 30, 2016 Breakfast Provided 07:30AM  Registration and Breakfast 08:30AM  Plenary Session – Keynote Speaker Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson 10:45AM  Breakout Sessions by Region and Budget Advocate Elections  12:30PM  New Budget Advocates Convene  Los Angeles City Hall John Ferraro Council Chambers 200 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012  Everyone is invited to this FREE event. Please see back of flyer for details on about Budget Advocates and Representatives. Traducción disponible en español para el evento principal en la cámara del consejo.  To RSVP, register online at https://lacity.quickbase.com/db/bkx2exfeh?a=nwrTo speed up parking, please print the first page of this flyer and place it on your dash. Neighborhood Councils are responsible for:   appointing or electing two (2) Budget Representatives pursuant to their Bylaws having their Treasurer and/or President serve as de facto Budget Representative in the event no Budget Representative is designated or becomes unavailable during the term  placing a Budget Advocate report on each agenda during which one of the Budget Representatives will report on Budget Advocate activities during the previous period  promoting and encouraging board members and stakeholders to participate in Budget Day at City Hall and in Regional Budget Day in their area  encouraging board members and stakeholders engage with the Budget Advocates in areas of interest and/or expertise facilitating Budget Advocate surveys by publicizing and actively encouraging board members and stakeholders to participate  Budget Representatives (collectively by Neighborhood Council) are responsible for:  soliciting input from their Neighborhood Council and stakeholders on priorities in their area and suggestions to improving City efficiency, increasing City income and reducing costs  attending Budget Day, expressing the issues of concern to their Neighborhood Council and stakeholders, voting for Budget Advocates  contacting one of the Budget Advocate co-chairs if cannot reach Budget Advocate for their Region or if have other concerns  soliciting input from their Neighborhood Council and stakeholders on an ongoing basis as City political issues evolve and communicating it to the Budget Advocates on  a monthly basis  ensuring a Budget Advocate report is on every Neighborhood Council agenda   reporting on Budget Advocate activities, concerns  encouraging stakeholders to join the Budget Advocates on areas of their concern and/or expertise   help set up and work with other Budget Representative and Advocates to coordinate a Regional Budget Day (tentatively January in 2017) to address issues of interest to their region and solicit input on local concerns, AND to promote the attendance and participation of their board and stakeholders  suggest/self-nominate Budget Representatives for the following Fiscal Year and help advertise/solicit attendance at Budget Day 2017  Budget Advocates are responsible for:  electing their executive officers  attending twice‐monthly Budget Advocate meetings plus presentations to the City Council committees and Mayor as appropriate  learning about how the City’s finances work (starting with attending Budget Day) and researching applicable information as needed to prepare for meetings  if returning, mentoring new Budget Advocates as determined by the Co‐Chairs (input appreciated)  being current on their Ethics Training and Code of Conduct  if a first‐time Budget Advocate, working with a mentor to facilitate their work and provide feedback suggesting any City budget‐related passion they (and others) might wish to pursue during the year at the retreat   helping develop the Budget Advocate survey to target concerns specific to this year’s goals   committing to coordinate/interview/draft and edit reports in connection with aims of the Budget Advocates as determined at their 2nd (retreat) meeting – these can be with senior staff of City departments in connection with the White Paper, senior staff at City Councilmember’s offices in connection with addressing City services  reviewing and commenting upon reports and the White Paper  distributing the survey and encouraging as many stakeholders to respond as possible to ensure the demographic spread and numbers to produce valid results   working with the other Budget Advocates in their Region to:  synopsize Budget Advocate activities on an ongoing basis and send monthly reports on what Budget Advocates are doing to their Region’s Budget Representatives to report at their Neighborhood Council meetings  solicit stakeholders to help with Budget Advocate projects   attend meetings at every Neighborhood Council in their Region, as necessary but at least twice a year to support the Budget Representatives  helping coordinate Regional Budget Day and report back to the Budget Advocates on what transpired  helping on other projects as needed  promoting and producing Budget Day 2017 

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