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Neighborhood Council Board Orientations

To All – Please mark your calenders for May 8th for orientation. It would be great to have 100% turn out.   The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be hosting neighborhood council board orientations throughout the city. The board orientations will allow elected board members to gain the necessary knowledge, …

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LA’s budget cuts threaten the survival of residents’ organizations

From The Los Angeles Daily News The city’s grand experiment in neighborhood activism is about to take a big hit this year, and some advocates are worried if its spirit will survive. Under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s latest budget plan, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be folded into another city …

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Distinguished Speaker Series

Strong Community, Vibrant Future       Northridge100 Distinguished Speaker Series In honor of Northridge’s centennial, a monthly speaker series will be hosted at the Northridge Library to bring unique and Northridge-focused speakers to the community. To find out more about these series of events, visit http://www.northridge100.org/news/speaker/  

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Positions Still Open On Northridge West Board

Northridge West Neighborhood Council still needs people to fill the vacacies for  Renter, Education, Northridge Fashion Center, and General Business.  Neil Perl has resigned from his homeowner seat as of April 22, 2010. His homeowner position is now available.  We wish Neil the best in his new endeavors. He will be missed. If you wish to fill …

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L.A. financial crisis causes Wall Street firm to reassess utility’s bond rating

One of the nation’s top bond rating agencies Monday announced it would reassess its bond rating of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a move that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa blamed on the City Council’s failure to approve electricity rate hikes last week. Fitch Ratings withdrew a “AA-” rating …

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Urgent Cash Flow Report From LA Controller Wendy Greuel

City’s General Fund projected to be out of money on May 5th (Los Angeles) – With the City of Los Angeles receiving confirmation from the Department of Water and Power (DWP) that they will not be transferring the $73 million balance from the anticipated Power Revenue Transfer to the City’s …

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DWP rates may rise between 8% and 28% to pay for mayor’s green initiatives

The hike would pay for more aggressive conservation programs and a solar plan designed to create 16,000 jobs as well as cover the fluctuating price of coal and natural gas. By David Zahniser and Phil Willon Households that get their power from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power …

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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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