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Mayor to Eliminate Neighborhood Council Election Funding

This week neighborhood councils were blindsided by the Mayor’s office.  The Mayor said that because the Proposition A sales tax measure failed to pass, he will not include funding for 2014 neighborhood council elections in his proposed budget.  If neighborhood councils want elections, they will need to collectively surrender 20 percent of their proposed $37,000 …

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YOU Can Help Balance the City’s Budget

It’s here, it’s here! Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa invites you to take the Los Angeles Budget Challenge. Developed with input from the City’s Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, the survey gives you the opportunity to share your priorities for balancing the City’s budget. For the next fiscal year, the City of …

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City of Los Angeles Releases a 3-1-1 App and a Cleaner Website

Los Angeles residents will be able to complain about graffiti, abandoned furniture, potholes, broken street lights and fallen trees using their iPhone and Android smartphones starting March 18. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled the My LA 311 mobile app and a redesigned website for the City of Los Angeles in a …

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Billboard Working Group – Volunteers Wanted

Opportunity – Respond quickly if interested. The Department of City Planning is looking for volunteers for a new billboard working group. The PLUM Committee has directed us to assemble this working group to address billboard and digital billboard issues, and in particular a potential new program that could allow a …

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L.A.’s Neighborhood Councils Flex Their Muscles

From the L.A. Daily News, January 24, 2013 A recent fight over a proposed $3 billion bond issue for street repairs illustrated the growing influence of neighborhood councils in Los Angeles City government, as they exerted enough influence to keep the measure off the ballot for now. The success in …

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Update on Digital Billboards in the City of L.A.

The LA City Council’s pending new sign ordinance will not outlaw digital signs. Despite the City’s ban on new billboards dating back to 2002, the City is in the process of approving a new ordinance that will allow new signs (including digital signs) in designated “sign districts” which are to …

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Free Admission at Several L.A. Museums January 26 & 27

At LACMA (Photo by -SHANE NOIR- via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr) If your New Year’s Resolution was to spend more time checking out local museums, your budget is no excuse this weekend, as several area facilities will be absolutely FREE to visit. The Museums Free-For-All event is in its eighth year, and for …

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LA City Council Confirms Grayce Liu’s Appointment to DONE GM

The LA City Council unanimously confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Grayce Liu as the next permanent general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment on Friday. Grayce Liu was made interim general manager in August of last year after former GM BongHwan Kim left to take a position in San …

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