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Citrus Sunday – May 5, 2013

Save the date for Council District 12’s Eighth Annual Citrus Sunday coming up on Sunday, May 5. This volunteer fruit drive brings tens of thousands of pounds of fresh oranges and grapefruits to food banks that serve struggling San Fernando Valley families. Join Northridge West, Northridge South, Granada Hills North, …

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Vote and Help Spread a Cool $1 Million

The 279 candidates for MyLA2050 are vying for a piece of a $1 million pot that aims to underwrite 10 of the best ideas for changing life here for the better. It’s crowdsourcing with a conscience. And to scroll through the entries is to peer into the idealistic, entrepreneurial, only-in-L.A. psyche of a metropolis in transition.

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Join Northridge West Neighborhood Council’s Weekly Clean-Up and Help Keep Northridge Clean and Green!

Join Northridge West Neighborhood Council’s Weekly Clean-Up and Help Keep Northridge Clean and Green! On Thursdays, join Northridge West Neighborhood Council for their weekly clean up project. At 8:00 am the crew will review the game plan with free refreshments provided by Northridge West Neighborhood Council. Bring gloves if you …

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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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