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LA Congress of Neighborhoods – September 28, 2013

L.A. City Hall, 201 North Los Angeles Street, LA 90012 Open to the public. More info at http://www.nccongressla.com/ Register HERE. PURPOSE OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS: “To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs” ~ Los Angeles City Charter, Article IX Neighborhood Council leaders from throughout the city …

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Citizens Seek Replacement for Albertsons at 18555 Devonshire St. from NWNC April 9, 2013 meeting

One grocery store is showing interest, but no deals have been made so far. From Northridge Patch An Orange County-based grocery store is showing interest in replacing the former Albertsons site at 18555 Devonshire St. following the efforts of a few community members who want to quickly find a replacement tenant. Northridge …

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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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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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Neighborhood Councils: City Attorney’s Office Advises on “Factual Basis” Stakeholder Definition

The City Attorney’s Office is providing guidance for a motion by City Councilmember Jose Huizar that would clarify voter qualifications for Neighborhood Council elections. The motion was prompted by community concern over voters that lacked an appropriate stake in the neighborhood that qualified them to vote. In some cases, individuals who provided a single receipt from a neighborhood …

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OK/HELP Post-Earthquake Window Sign Program Launched

On Monday, Oct. 15, Councilmember Mitch Englander and his Council District 12 staff held a press conference to introduce the new OK/HELP post-earthquake window signs, and gave a live demonstration of how this valuable community preparedness tool will be used. OK/HELP is a window sign with clear, simple instructions provided …

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Energy Upgrade California Rebate Program

You are invited to participate in bringing awareness to your community about a home energy upgrade program that provides residents up to $8,000 cash back for a limited time. The goal of Energy Upgrade California is to improve homeowners’ quality of life by reducing their energy bills, providing an effective approach in energy efficiency, and improving …

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