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It was standing room only for Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch Englander's Resilience by Design town hall meeting in Northridge last Saturday. Dr. Lucy Jones presented the main points of the City's Resilience by Design report and how Los Angeles can prepare itself for the next major earthquake. Click here for more information. Although there is still a lot of work to be done, it was comforting to know that Mayor Garcetti and the City Council are taking action now to be prepared. Many Neighborhood Council leaders were in the room and offered to assist in the the emergency preparations so we will be following up with the City Attorney's Office and Emergency Management Department on how Neighborhood Councils can collaborate in a more meaningful manner. >>> read more

Team Updates
Armando Ruiz
Leyla Campos
Stephen Box
Jeffery Brill

Mayor's Message

 Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that his Deputy Mayor for City Services, Doane Liu, will become Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles.

"The economy is my top priority and the Port of L.A. is our region's leading economic driver, so it's critical to me that we have the right team in place to make sure it retains its number-one position and grows as a powerhouse of international trade," Mayor Garcetti said. "Doane Liu is one of L.A.'s most seasoned and innovative executives, and combined with his personal connection to the port community, I am looking forward to big things from his work there. He will be missed in the Mayor's Office, but I know we will lean on him just as much in his new position at the Port of Los Angeles."                           >>> read more

Did you know that in 2014 your Neighborhood Councils submitted 169 Community Impact Statements? Do you know how to submit a CIS?


A Community Impact Statement is an official statement or position adopted by a Neighborhood Council...

In 2012, a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Compass Blueprint grant was awarded to a Neighborhood Council for the first time. The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council is the first Neighborhood Council to have sought and secured the resources to map its own future...

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) and Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Budget and Innovation (MOBI) are sponsoring a series of Town Hall events -- Budget Forum 2.0.

The forums will provide a unique opportunity for input on the City's budget from LA residents, business people, stakeholders, and other community members
. One-on-one discussion with elected officials, appointees, and...

On Saturday, January 24, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Bikesan@s del Valle, along with C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) will bring the "Love Your Neighborhood" ride to the North East San Fernando Valley. The ride will start from Lake View Terrace Library...

On February 18th, the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, and abc7 will host a debate for candidates seeking election in the 14th City Council District. The event will take place at Cal State L.A. at 6 pm in the Student Union Theatre.

Help Animals with the RACO Program!
The Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council wants to get the word out about the Department of Animal Services' Reserve Animal Control Officers (RACO) program. The Department needs 15 qualified volunteers to serve as RACO officers for the City of Los Angeles. This is a program that many of the neighborhood councils funded in 2010...

Next week, the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place for the fifth time since starting in 2005. In gathering census data of how many homeless people we have in Los Angeles, we can better engage homelessness in our area and take care of our fellow Angelenos who need a helping hand...

Mayor Garcetti Announces Business Tax E-Filing Services In Spanish Adds convenience, reduces cost
Los Angeles - Mayor Eric Garcetti and General Manager of the Department of Finance Antoinette Christovale today announced that L.A. business owners can now file their 2015 Business Tax renewals online in either English or Spanish. This new web-based option, part of Mayor Garcetti's effort to cut red tape and provide better customer service at City Hall, allows businesses to E-file 24/7, saving...

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