November 2, 2012
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Interim General Manager's Update 

I hope this newsletter finds you well and recovered from any Halloween sugar comas! This was another busy week for us as we recovered from a great weekend of well run Neighborhood Council elections while also taking some time for a staff retreat to focus on priorities for the rest of the fiscal year.  Our retreat was held at the Japanese Gardens in the Sepulveda Basin, which is quite beautiful and peaceful so I highly recommend a visit if you've not been there. It was important for all of us to be on the same page regarding how we work with Neighborhood Councils and the lens we use when looking at various options for the system.  Empowerment to me is about creating collaborative choices for self empowerment so partnering with Neighborhood Councils in developing choices for problems or systemic improvement is key to how we do our work.


We encourage you to share your ideas with us about how we can better support Neighborhood Councils, particularly in prioritizing our work for next fiscal year. Don't forget to take the survey for our budget preparations. We'll be doing our first webinar on our budget process, which is co-presented by the Mayor's Budget Advocates. A big thanks to them for all their work this past year as we prepare for the Mayor's Budget Day on November 17, 2012. More info on both the webinar and the Mayor's Budget Day below.


I hope to see you at our Board Development Workshop in South LA or at the LANCC tomorrow.  

Have a relaxing weekend!




Grayce Liu, 

Interim General Manager

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment  


Empower Yourself.   

Empower Your Community. 

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 Department Budget Webinar
on November 5th! 


We're working in partnership with the Mayor's Budget Advocates to present our first webinar on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m.  The webinar will focus on proposals for the Department's budget based on your input regarding what services are important to you. If you haven't already...

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Funding Report 11.2.12  


Treasurer's Training - Feedback - I'd like to thank each and every Neighborhood Council member that has attended our Treasurer's Trainings and provided us valuable feedback on the forms provided. Please know that we take your comments seriously and are always looking for ways to enhance...


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Administration Section Report


From the Administration Section, it's been a very busy and routine week. It is truly amazing when little things take forever to finish. This week has been about little things related to Administrative work for the Department and the Neighborhood Councils. These included items such as...

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News from Field Operations


Hello, Neighborhood Council leaders! The Department's Field Division continues to provide help and support to the Neighborhood Councils who are struggling and who may find themselves in need of more targeted assistance.In these types of scenarios, we assist the Neighborhood Council by crafting a...

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Mayor's Community Budget Day opportunity 


When you hear someone talk about the City budget, do you yawn as your eyes start rolling to the back of your head? What could be more boring than the issue of the budget? You are not alone. Talking about the City budget at first blush seems uninteresting and mundane....until...


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EmpowerLA Award Recipient
North Hills East
Neighborhood Council


EmpowerLA Awardee North Hills East Neighborhood Council (NHENC)was only certified in December 2010, but they have been busy reaching out to their community to fulfill the mission of Neighborhood Councils. Their Board members and volunteers have been working hard to promote citizen participation in government by trying different methods to spread the word about the Neighborhood Council to their diverse, majority Spanish-speaking community... 

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8 reasons why neighborhood councils should have email plans


Did you know that email connects 85% of the world? And a May 2011 Pew Internet survey finds that amongst online adults, 92% use email, with 61% using it on an average day! Having an email address is a must nowadays and it is surprising to see...


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 Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday!  


Customers Reminded to Reset Sprinkler and
Lighting Timers to Save Water, Power and Money

With Daylight Saving Time ending at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reminds customers to set their clocks back one hour, and reset..

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 Veterans Appreciation Festival  


The City of Los Angeles invites you to attend its First Annual Veterans Appreciation Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the USS IOWA, 250 South Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro. The free event includes ...

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Election Outreach
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New Board Member Development Series 


Sat, Nov 3rd


Council District 10 Field Office
1819 Western Ave.
LA, 90006



Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC)  Meeting


Sat, Nov 3rd


Hollywood Constituent Center
6501 Fountain Ave. 
Hollywood 90038

Daylight Savings 
Budget Webinar


Mon, Nov 5th



or in person at 


Department of Empowerment Office
200 S. Spring St. 20 Fl
LA 90012 



Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Meeting

Tue, Nov 6th

New Police Administration Building
Board of Police Commission Hearing Room
100 West First St.
LA 90012



Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Council Meeting
Wed, Nov 7th
Kaiser Permanente Way Harbor City
Community Outreach Portables
25965 Normandie Ave.
Harbor City 90710


Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils Planning Forum


Thu, Nov 8th


CBS Studios, Back Lot
Studio City
RSVP is required!


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