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City Council Strengthens Neighborhood Council Department

The City Council unanimously approved a motion (.pdf) today to add five positions to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which oversees the city’s 91 neighborhood councils. This is a budget-neutral move, transferring $1.3 million from the Community Development Department to ensure DONE can continue its important work as a stand-alone …

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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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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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