General Manager's Weekly Update
The countdown continues - 7 more work days left of my reign as the supreme neighborhood empowerer for the City! For my last day at work on August 4th (on a Saturday of course), I plan on visiting the polling locations for our first regional elections in the Northwest Valley and kicking off the City's very first truly grassroots participatory elections.
Education and Neighborhoods Committee
At yesterday's committee meeting, Councilmember Parks recommended that the amounts suggested in the CAO's report as possible s/election costs for Neighborhood Councils to contribute be considered if the Department goes over the budgeted $550k for elections. The suggested contributions are $1550 for an election and $475 for a selection.
Website Quick Hits
This past week EmpowerLA had over 6000 visitors to the website and we are now reaching an average of 1000 hits per weekday!
Candidates from all regions are filing via the online candidate filing form, where they can submit their candidate statement as well as their photos with one click. When the candidates file their form to run for the board, they also receive a copy of the form in their inbox.
Volunteer Poll Workers are filing online daily. Be sure to sign up
as well and get your friends involved too.
The top three (3) sources for EmpowerLA visitors were Google Searches, Facebook referrals
and emails, in that order. Fourth is Council websites. Be sure to add the EmpowerLA buttons to your site. If you didn't get it, talk to your Independent Election Administrator to resend it to you.
The Department will be conducting monthly trainings for new Treasurers. The next training is on Thursday, August 2nd from 6 to 9 pm at our downtown office in City Hall - 20th floor. You MUST RSVP at least 24 hours in advance in order to clear security into the building. Please rsvp to Betty Wong Oyama (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barry Stone (email@example.com).
BongHwan (BH) Kim,
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
Empower Your Community.
| Countdown to the Congress of Neighborhoods
"To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs"
On Saturday, September 22, Neighborhood Leaders from around the City will converge on LA's City Hall for the Congress of Neighborhoods, an all-day session that includes...
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| Commission Leadership
The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners unanimously elected Paul Park as its new President and Commissioner Len Shaffer as its new Vice-President at its on the westside.
In addition to recognizing outgoing President Daniel Gatica and Vice-President Carlene Davis, the Commission honored...
Leadership Academy takes Time Banking to Watts
Autumn Rooney of the Arroyo S.E.C.O.(Sustainable Economies Community Organization) Time Bank joined EmpowerLA in Watts and spoke of the magic that happens when people begin to share their skills, their knowledge, and their time, creating a community that connects unmet needs with untapped resources...
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BongVoyage Party for BongHwan!
Come join us this coming Friday, July 27th, to wish BH well on his next adventure in San Diego! We'll be gathering for Happy Hour from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at...
| Community Needs Assessment Survey
The Commission on Community and Family Services (CCFS) has launched its Community Needs Assessment Survey. This surven is designed to elicit information from the general public and businesses, and City of Los Angeles departments and their program partners, on what they believe to be the most important issues affecting their households and their communities. The responses will help inform the development of the next five-year Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan.
City Attorney Corner
Neighborhood Council Lawsuit Alert:
Please be aware that the unauthorized use of copyright protected images on your official Neighborhood Council website can cause...
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