June 1, 2012
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General Manager's Weekly Update 


I hope that you and your families had a meaningful Memorial Day - especially given the number of Americans who have recently returned from war and who continue to risk their lives overseas for our country.  

This has been another busy week of empowering neighborhoods. Councilman Parks recently introduced a motion (Councilman Parks Motion 5/25) in City Council which is raising a concern as to how Neighborhood Councils can more effectively weigh in on citywide issues such as the location of waste-sheds that serve as temporary repositories for waste separation of recyclable materials.  This will directly affect the health and quality of life in the affected neighborhoods.  Neighborhood Councils are requested to attend the Education and Neighborhoods Committee to discuss this immediate policy issue as well as the larger citywide issue of Neighborhood Councils fulfilling their advisory role as established by City Charter.  You are encouraged to attend to speak on this matter.  We will notify you when this matter will be heard in committee. 

Neighborhood Council budgets for Fiscal Year 2012/13 are due to the department on Friday, July 13th.

Next Friday, we will be sending out an electronic template for you to use in preparing and submitting your budget. The City Council adopted the Budget and Finance committee recommendations this week approving the Mayor's recommended amount of $37,000 per Neighborhood Council.  Further instructions will be provided with the budget template.  If you haven't already done so, please begin planning your budgets by asking your stakeholders what your budget priorities should be - this is another great opportunity to engage your community. 




BongHwan (BH) Kim, 

General Manager

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment  



Empower Yourself.   

Empower Your Community. 

Empower LA.

2012 Halo Award - Open for Applications 


Building from the momentum of a successful first year, The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2012 Halo Award is now open for applications. The Halo Award, a $25,000 award comprised of a $20,000 grant to a nominating nonprofit and a $5,000 award to an exemplary volunteer, is aimed at strengthening and celebrating volunteer efforts throughout Greater Los Angeles. Further information on the award, such as eligibility rules and application instructions, can be found on the Halo Award website at www.HALOSwards.org.


We appreciated your help in spreading the word in 2011 and hope that you'll let your nonprofit partners know that we are now accepting applications for 2012.  The deadline for applications is July 10, 2012. Please feel free to touch base if you have any questions.


Janis Minton
Jen Lieberstein


Senior Advisor Program Consultants
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
2444 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829 4771

Congress of Neighborhood Survey


Last year's Congress of Neighborhoods drew 600 community leaders to City Hall for a full day of advocacy, networking, and training with guests that included the Mayor, the City Attorney, and members of the State Assembly and the City Council. It was a great day for the participants, for the neighborhood Councils, and for the City of Los Angeles.
Plans are already underway for the upcoming Congress of Neighborhoods scheduled for September 22, 2012 and all that is missing is your input.
Please take a moment to take the Congress of Neighborhoods survey and let's work together to make this Congress even bigger and better than last year!

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Phone: (213) 978-1551
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Our New Address
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Los Angeles, CA 90012 
In This Issue
General Manager's Weekly Update
2012 Halo Award
Congress of Neighborhood Survey
Upcoming Events


Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition Meeting


Saturday, June 2nd

10 am - 1 pm



6501 Fountain Ave. at Cahuenga

Los Angeles 90028 




Leadership Academy

takes on NC Elections!  

Advocacy that Works,

Outreach that Connects,   

and Elections that Empower

Saturday, June 2, 2012

1 pm to 4 pm



6501 Fountain Avenue
 Hollywood 90038 




Thursday, June 7th, 2012
6 pm to 9 pm



1225 South Union Ave.

Los Angeles 90015


"Empower Yourself, 

Empower Your Community

Empower LA"



 Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Regular Meeting


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

6 pm - 9 pm



4580 N. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles 90065



Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Council Meeting


Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



25965 Normandie Ave.

Harbor City 90710  


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Fax: (213) 978-1751

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200 North Spring Street
20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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2012 Election Info
Independent Election Administrators (IEA)
Region 1- Sat, Aug 4th
Region 2- Sat, Sept 8th
Region 3- Sat, Sept 29th
Region 4-Thurs, Sept 20th

Kevin Taylor

Region 5- Sun, Sept 16th
Region 6- Thurs, Nov 15th
Region 7- Sat, Oct 6th
Region 8- Sat, Oct 13th
Region 9- Sat, Oct 20th
Region 10- Sat, Oct 27th
Region 11- Sun, Oct 28th
Region 12- Sat, Oct 20th


Election Procedures Stipulation Worksheet


Please make sure your Board approves the stip sheet and returns it to us by July 1, 2012 or citywide defaults will be used for your elections.  Thank you!


Funding Facts
The Purchase Card deadline is on June 15th.  Please don't wait until the last minute to make your purchases in case there are any Purchase Card issues.  Thank you!