November 30, 2012
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Interim General Manager's Update 

I hope this newsletter finds you well and recovered from any excessive festive eating last week. Our newly elected Boards are still being seated, and I was pleased to bump into Councilmember Parks at Empowerment Congress Central and Councilmember Rosendahl at Venice Neighborhood Council this week as they swore in the new Boards.
It's always great to see the Councilmembers connecting with the Neighborhood Councils in their district.
Congratulations to Taneda Larios, our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate in South LA, who graduated from the Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy yesterday! This is a fantastic 4 month program offered by the LAFD to City staff free of charge and is based on successful West Point leadership strategies. We're proud of her for stepping up as a leader in the City and taking on this challenging program. A big thank you to our other field staff as well for helping to cover the work so she could participate.
In the upcoming weeks, we'll be wrapping our calendar year up writing election and funding report backs to the City Council as well as offering several New Board Development workshops with Councils 4 Councils, a live Ethics training with the City Attorney and a Treasurer training (more info below in the Field and Funding updates).
Stay dry, and I hope to bump into you at our New Board Development workshop or the LANCC tomorrow!




Grayce Liu, 

Interim General Manager

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment  


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2012 Election Survey


The Pacoima Neighborhood Council opened their polls at 10 in the morning and 102 days later, the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council closed their polls at 8:30 in the evening. Somewhere in the middle...

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Funding Update 11.30.12


Happy Holidays! As the season of giving continues, I would like to remind all board members to be mindful of how NC funds are spent. Regarding purchases of food, please refer to the Treasurer's Handbook wherein is stated,... 


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I hope this communication finds you well.  The Department's  field staff and I have been busy tending to the needs of the Neighborhood Councils in various areas.  A few Neighborhood Councils did not achieve...

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Next steps for the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates    


After a very successful launch for the newly elected Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates at the Mayor's Community Budget Day a couple weeks ago, what now? The 36 newly elected advocates from the 12 new regions will soon begin communicating with your individual Neighborhood Council Budget Representatives, who in turn are...


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San Pedro Community Plan Open House and Public Hearing


The City of Los Angeles will hold an Open House and Public Hearing regarding proposed changes to the San Pedro Community Plan. The existing San Pedro Community Plan was adopted in 1999 and is being updated to... 

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During the first four months (7-1-2012 to 10-31-2012) of this fiscal year, 897 more dogs and cats have already been saved compared to the same time last year. This is cause for celebration!... 


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New Board Member Development Series
Sat, Dec 1st
LAPD Administration Building
100 W. 1st St
LA 90012 



DWP Committee Meeting  


Sat, Dec 1st
Hollywood Constituent Center
6501 Fountain Ave.




 Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition Meeting


Sat, Dec 1st
Hollywood Constituent Center 
6501 Fountain Ave. 



Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Regular Meeting


Tue, Dec 4th



Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library
24000 S. Western
Harbor City 90710




Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Council Meeting - CANCELLED  




PlanCheckNC Meeting


Sat. Dec 8th



The Community Exchange

114 W. 5th St

LA 90013  




New Board Member Development Series


Sat. Dec 8th



West L.A. Municipal Building
1645 Corinth Ave
(Civic Center plaza)
West L.A.
Please note that the entrance is on the west side of the building, opposite the Court House (not the main entrance)





Live Ethics Training


Wed. Dec 12th



LAPD Administration Building - Hearing Room
100 West First St
LA 90012


Treasurer's Training
Thu. Dec 13th
EmpowerLA at City Hall
200 N Spring St #2005
LA 90012



Valley Alliance of NC Meeting


Thu. Dec. 13



Sherman Oaks Hospital Doctors Conference Room
 4929 Van Nuys Blvd




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