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Valley Water Expo on April 22, 2010

A Valley Water Expo is planned for Thursday, April 22, 2010 (Earth Day) at the Balboa Sports Center, 17015 Burbank Boulevard. The Expo is being hosted by the Encino Green Committee and co-sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Encino Neighborhood Council. Further …

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City Controller Wendy Greuel To Speak At Northridge West Meeting

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel is scheduled to speak at the March Northridge West Neighborhood Council Meeting. She will be speaking about the state of the City, the budget and other issues of interest. The next meeting of Northridge West Neighborhood Council will be March 9, 2010 at 7pm.

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Neighborhood Councils Fear Impact Of Consolidation

From The Los Angeles Daily News The decision by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday to merge the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment into another city agency has raised concern over the future of the city’s decade-old experiment with grass-roots democracy. To Villaraigosa and many city and neighborhood council leaders, the proposal …

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DONE’s General Manager Bong Hwan Kim Steps Down

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be merged with the Community Development Department (CDD). Mr. Kim has resigned as the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) for the City of Los Angeles. BongHwan (BH) Kim has been actively involved in advancing social, political and economic development in …

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LA City Council Meeting Tuesday

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010 10:00 A.M. JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 Items for Which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held – Items 11-18 (10 Votes Required for Consideration) ITEM NO. (11) – Motion Required 09-0600-S159 …

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City Council intends to take NC funds and cut next years funding in half

It is my understanding that the LA City Council is considering absconding with Neighborhood Council Rollover Funds, suspending use of petty cash and credit cards and dramatically reducing the funds available to each Neighborhood Council next year. On behalf of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council, I hereby request that members …

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LA City Council delays decision on layoffs to address budget crisis

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday put off tough decisions on a looming budget crisis – despite warnings that any delay would only worsen the city’s financial position. Hundreds of people packed City Council chambers to lobby against budget cuts. For 22 years, Linda Pickler’s worked for the city of …

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California gets $2.3 billion for high-speed rail line

California will get more than $2.3 billion in federal stimulus money to help build an 800-mile-long, high-speed rail line tying Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles and San Diego. The grants announced by the Obama administration would fund the largest public works project in California history, …

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Snapshot of San Fernando Valley

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman D-Sherman Oaks released the U.S. Census Bureau´s latest San Fernando Valley Census Report. At his request, the Census Bureau updated the report using detailed data from the 2008 American Community Survey ACS. The first-ever Valley Census Report was released in December 2006, also at …

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