Date and Time Sat, January 19, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST Location Marvin Braude Building 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard Van Nuys, CA 91401 Description At our Neighborhood Council Candidate Workshop, you’ll learn tips for: running a successful campaign connecting with voters advocating for issues you’re passionate about writing your personal statements You’ll also […]
L.A. County earthquake early-warning app is now available on iPhone and Android devices through the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store. This phone app alerts Los Angeles County residents to earthquakes, possibly giving critical seconds of warning before shaking starts. You may receive the alert before during or after shaking.
What are Neighborhood Councils? Neighborhood Councils are the closest form of government to the people. They give their communities a voice at City Hall on important issues like development, homelessness, and public safety. Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies with annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Board members are City officials who are elected by those […]
Sidewalk vendors who sell hot dogs and churros around Los Angeles will be able to get permits after the City Council approved the idea Novermber 28, 2018. A plan to legalize and regulate sidewalk vending has been working its way through City Hall for years. The approval came on a 13-0 vote on Wednesday.
Crime increases during the holiday season as holiday shopping puts more prizes around for the thieves to ply there trade. Shopping on line can leave packages on porches as easy pickings. Gifts left in cars or visible through windows are a draw for the thieves. See below for tips on avoiding being a victim.
Mayor Garcetti’s temporary homeless housing initiative – called A Bridge Home – has begun rolling out across LA, with the first site already open in the historic city center district near El Pueblo. Many Neighborhood Councils have been fielding questions and concerns from their stakeholders about the impact this program will have on their community. The Mayor’s office has created […]
If you aren’t registered to vote by Monday night, you’ll have no say on the gas tax, daylight savings time, the governorship, or Congress. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in California, and here are just some of the ways the Nov 6. Election will affect you: it will determine whether you have […]
By 2021, all L.A. restaurants will phase out single-use plastic straws with NEW straws-upon-request policy. Our ceo @drshelleyluce speaks about today’s BIG announcement! All L.A. restaurants will phase out single-use plastic straws by 2021 with NEW straws-upon-request policy! pic.twitter.com/Z9QYeLLtqP — Heal the Bay (@HealTheBay) October 16, 2018
A Personal Statement from CD12 Councilmember Mitchell Englander Dear [constituent], Serving on the Los Angeles City Council has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life and has gone way beyond a career. I truly love what I do and who I work with. Recently, I was presented with an amazing opportunity […]
Pilot Program Targets Areas with Low Solar Penetration LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2018) – Recognizing that a large segment of the city’s population is unable to benefit from solar power, the Board of Water and Power Commissioners voted September 25 to launch a new community solar program to improve solar equity for renters and to […]
On Sunday, September 30th, CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Phil and Community Arts Resources (CARS) and clearing the roadways between Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood, transforming them into an auto-free zone where you can walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander however you like! Six hubs along the route will feature art, food […]
It was a summer of unprecedented bad air for the entire Southland. LOS ANGELES, CA — A thick layer of unhealthy smog blanketed the Southland for an unprecedented 87 days in a row this summer. The region endured 87 straight days of unhealthful air, violating federal smog standards almost every day this summer, it was […]
The LA City Council will consider a motion requiring businesses wishing to contract with the city disclose their ties to the gun lobby. Saying the National Rifle Association is one of the biggest roadblocks to gun safety reform, a Los Angeles city councilman introduced a motion Friday that would require city contractors to disclose any […]
Mosquitoes collected from across the San Fernando Valley have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Ten mosquito samples collected from six communities in the San Fernando Valley tested positive for West Nile virus, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District announced Monday. The samples were collected in Encino, Northridge, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Sherman […]
The news of an tentative settlement between state officials and SoCal has many residents involved in a class action suit nervous. A $119.5 million settlement agreement was announced Wednesday to resolve claims by several governmental bodies stemming from the massive Aliso Canyon methane leak — the biggest in U.S. history — that sent more than […]
Did you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help? Notice a homeless neighbor who seems to be struggling with their physical and/or mental health? You can help them by filling out an outreach request at www.la-hop.org or by dialing 2-1-1 and reporting any specific concerns you may have regarding the person’s well-being. LA-HOP (Homeless Outreach Program) is […]
Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make the most of your neighborhood green space—and add […]
As part of their next few meetings, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will hold town hall style discussions of the City Council’s Neighborhood Council Reform motion (CF 18-0467). You are invited to join their conversation, and help shape the future of the NC system. One key part of the discussion will focus on Community Interest […]
The Bureau of Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is now copying EmpowerLA when a permit has been filed with UFD and has been deemed complete to move to the notification phase. Once EmpowerLA receives a notification with the address of the tree to be removed, staff will identify which Neighborhood Council the tree(s) is located in and forward the notification […]
The CAO (City Administrative Officer) has released the Neighborhood Councils’ review of the 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the Gann Initiative, a California state law that limits the amount of revenue which can be appropriated in any fiscal year for publicly-funded programs. This report is provided to the public for review at least 15 days before […]