Measure S Forum – Sunday, February 26th, 1 to 4 pm

Measure S Forum

Undecided on Measure S (also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative)?

Join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance for a moderated conversation with experts on both sides of the issue, and hear about the implications for our environment.

Our panelists are:

Jack Humphreville, columnist for CityWatch LA and president of the Department of Water and Power Advocacy Committee

Miki Jackson, grassroots activist and consultant to AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Michael Manville, assistant professor of urban planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Mark Vallianatos, co-founder of Abundant Housing LA and member of the Zoning Advisory Committee for re:code LA

Sunday, February 26th, 1 to 4 pm
Fire Station 59 (West LA)
11505 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The NCSA has not taken a position on the measure.

Questions? Contact ncsa@empowerla.org

PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend

PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend

PBS SoCal KIDS favorites Curious George and Daniel Tiger join a day of readings, crafts, and dance at the L.A. Zoo!

PBS KIDS superstar critters Curious George and Daniel Tiger from from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will make a special appearance at the Zoo for meet and greets with young fans. Families can also enjoy live book readings, themed crafts and activities, and a kids’ dance party in our Eucalyptus Grove. Don’t miss the fun!

Event Schedule

Character Meet & Greet
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Curious George Meet & Greet
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Daniel Tiger Meet & Greet
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Book Readings
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Themed Crafts
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dance Party
Throughout the day

2017 LAFD/LAPD St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

2017 LAFD/LAPD St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

LET’S FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER!

Please join the LAFD and LAPD as we shave our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research in the 15th Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser!  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 4th at Fire Station 89 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM and will feature:

  • Free House of Pancakes breakfast with pancakes/sausage, Coffee Bean coffee, and orange juice
  • UCLA Blood Drive and Be the Match Bone Marrow Registration
  • Free children’s face painting, balloon artists, and caricature drawings
  • Free kids’ toys and entertainment
  • Fire and police apparatus displays
  • Silent auctions, prizes, music, photographers, vendors, and more!

This is our 15th year and we have raised over $1 million dollars to date!

Help us reach our goal of $120,000 by registering as a shavee (or supporting one) at:

www.stbaldricks.org/events/lafdlapd

Attached please find a flyer for this year’s event, and feel free to distribute it to your co-workers, family, and friends.

For further information (or donations for our silent auction) please contact LAFD Captain Danny Wu at dannycwu@yahoo.com or call (626) 590-6240, or  LAPD Lietunant Greg Doyle at  shave4kids@yahoo.com or call (818) 634-6127 at your convenience.

Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates Regional Budget Day – February25, 2017 @ 9:00 am

 

Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates Regional Budget Day

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates will be hosting the annual Regional Budget Day.

The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates are coming to your neighborhood for our annual Regional Budget Day. The purpose of this 3 hour session is to come and hear your concerns about your neighborhood, and how the City can better spend its funds for a better quality of life in Los Angeles.  Please see attached flyer for the location of your particular region.  Please also appoint 2 Budget Representatives for FY 17-18 at an upcoming Neighborhood Council board meeting.

Region 1-4: Braude Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd,

Van Nuys, CA 91401

 

Region 5-6: L.A. Zoo

Griffith Park Dr,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Region 7-8: Glassell Park Community Center

3650 Verdugo Rd,

Glassell Park, CA 90065

 

Region 9-10: Ridley Thomas Constituent Center

8475 S. Vermont Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90044

 

Region 11: West L.A. Municipal Building

1645 Corinth Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90049

 

Region 12: Croatian Cultural Center

510 W. 7th Street,

San Pedro, CA 90731

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC) Outreach Committee Meeting – February 23, 2017

From VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton: There were over 200 people at the Mayor’s Youth Council put together. It was nice to see people from different races and backgrounds enjoying themselves, the youth did an outstanding job. Kenny was surrounded by a lot of puppets that was made Ms. Williams from GO Baby Grow Baby.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Delano Park Recreation Center 15100 Erwin Street, Van Nuys CA 91411

  1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair
  4. General Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items
  5. Presentation, discussion and possible action of community outreach project proposal:    Acting Classes by Mr. Casey
  6. Presentation, discussion and possible action of community outreach project proposal:    Puppet classes by Ms. Williams
  7. Presentation, discussion and possible action of community outreach project proposal:    Shoe Design Classes by Mr. Customs
  8. Presentation, discussion and possible action of community outreach project proposal:    Homeless Event by Elder Binon
  9. Presentation, discussion and possible action of community outreach project proposal:    Free Books by Mrs. Aimee
  10. Presentation, discussion and possible action of community outreach project proposal:    Sidewalk Repair Program
  11. Adjournment

VNNC Outreach 2.23.17

Naloxone workshop – February 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am

Due to the huge turnout at Naloxone workshop,  National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of the San Fernando Valley have decide to host  another workshop this coming Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 10:30 am  our location is 6166 Vesper Ave Van Nuys Ca 91411.

We hope you can make it!  We are proud to say that we will have a Walgreen Pharmacist attend our presentation. Pharmacist will be available to answer any question the community may have.

Free Narcan Training 2017

Next Steps for Film Liaisons – 10 of Them!

Next Steps for Film Liaisons – 10 of Them!

Last month, Community leaders representing 57 Neighborhood Councils met with Public Works Commission President Kevin James and FilmLA President Paul Audley in LA’s first Neighborhood Council Film Liaison Town Hall.

For those who were there and for those who have signed up as Film Liaisons since then, here are 10 steps to Empowerment!

Make it Official – Take Mayoral Directive #6 to your Neighborhood Council and have them pass a resolution supporting the City of LA’s commitment to supporting the film industry and to working with Film LA.

Create a Space – Place the FilmLA logo with a link to their website so that your stakeholders can quickly connect with “the official film office of the greater Los Angeles region.” You can also place a link to the Film Liaison for your Neighborhood Council. Ultimately, the objective is to make it easy for the community to connect with FilmLA and to create good channels of communication in both directions.

Get Social – Follow, Like, Friend, and connect with all 96 Councils, all 42 Departments, FilmLA, and all of your new best friends – the other Film Liaisons. Then share the information with your network and become the trusted source of information in your community.

Work Together – There is strength in numbers and there is great value to be enjoyed by sharing best practices. Connect with your neighboring Neighborhood Councils and work together.

Forge Relationships – The fastest route to conflict resolution is to create a network of people who can identify issues, connect with the right people, and pursue solutions. Typically the most significant frustration comes from knocking on the wrong doors and getting bad directions to another wrong door. Establishing a Film Liaison who is connected to FilmLA’s representatives makes it easy to give great directions to the right people with the best solutions.

Partner with Power – Your City Council office is an awesome partner and CD3’s Michael Owens is a great example. He works with his community to ensure great relationships with FilmLA and he also gave location Managers a tour of his district to promote filming, resulting in a “double-digit” increase in local filming which generated local income. He also introduced WraPal which allows the community to register their property for use as a film location.

Invite those Guests – One of the great things about the Film Liaison Town Hall was the large number of Industry professionals that are ready to jump at the opportunity to meet with community groups to talk about filming and ways to create win-win opportunity. When they introduced themselves, they also gave their neighborhood and it turns out, they’re your stakeholders!

Inform to Engage – The simplest and most effective route to engaging your community starts with great information. Linda Alexander of Central San Pedro has done a great job creating a resource guide that informs and engages people by connecting them with the information they need. San Pedro also has a Filming Brochure.

Engage to Empower – The most resilient communities are those that are engaged, connected, sharing information and inspiration at every opportunity. The most significant route to Empowerment is to engage each other in the journey and to work together.

Share Best Practices – LA is the center of the creative universe, filled with storytellers! We’d love to hear your stories and we promise to share them with others so that we can all benefit from your hard work. Seriously, email us and let us know what you’re doing!

Each of LA’s 96 Neighborhood Councils can designate one Film Liaison who can be a Board Member or a stakeholder. The President can appoint the Liaison or the Board can select the Film Liaison. Some councils have more than one liaison but there must be a lead who is the single point of contact for FilmLA.

The Mayor’s Executive Directive #6 calls on the City of LA to support the Film Industry and it is in that spirit that the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is supporting the organization the Neighborhood Council Film Liaisons.

FilmL.A. is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit public benefit organization and the official film office of the City of Los Angeles, providing streamlined permit processing and production planning services to filmmakers and comprehensive community relations, marketing services, film policy analysis and more to local governments, FilmL.A. works to attract and retain film production in Greater Los Angeles.

LA is both the Film capital of the world and the civic engagement capital of the world, and the continued partnership between Neighborhood Councils and the Industry will be a force to reckon with!

For more information on the Neighborhood Council Film Liaisons, email Stephen Box at Stephen.Box@LACity.org or call 213-978-1551.

Purposeful Aging – 10 Steps to Empowerment

Purposeful Aging – 10 Steps to Empowerment

Last month, Community leaders representing 46 Neighborhood Councils met with General Managers Laura Trejo of the Aging Department and General Manager Jan Perry of the Workforce and Economic Development Department in LA’s first Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall.

Make it Official – Take Mayoral Directive #17 to your Neighborhood Council for an endorsement and partner with the City of LA in embedding Purposeful Aging in all that the council does.

Start with a Vision – Set a standard, embark on a mission, select a goal, bring it to life! Stephanie from Silver Lake started with a simple vision, a place for seniors that had activities to keep them engaged. Several years later they have over 600 members and they have outgrown their building, setting a standard for partnerships and programming.

Create a Space – It all starts with your website! Get a page on your Neighborhood Council website and bring your Purposeful Aging Vision to life – digitally! Link to the Mayoral Directive, to the Purposeful Aging Resources, and to the City Department that provide the services.

Let’s Get Social – Follow, Like, Friend, and connect with all 96 Councils, all 42 Departments, and all of your new best friends – the other Purposeful Aging Liaisons. Then share the information with your network and become the trusted source of information in your community.

Meet your Neighbors – There is strength in numbers and there is also great value in the knowledge and inspiration that can be found when you connect with the other Neighborhood Councils in your region. If you want to get a jump on forming a committee, visit Mar Vista’s Aging in Place Committee. If you’re

File those CISs – City Council has many council files pending that impact seniors and it is important that Neighborhood Councils file Community Impact Statements to let the City Council know your opinion.

Collect local Priorities – Purposeful Aging Liaisons will be provided with a link to a Needs Assessment Survey that will be used to determine the priorities of each community with regards to the delivery of services to each neighborhood. In the meantime, start asking “What does an age-friendly” city look like?

Invite those Guests – There are an amazing number of departments and agencies that deliver services to our seniors and they love to connect to get feedback, to inform on programming and services, and to partner with the community in creating an age-friendly city. Take a look at the amazing speakers that have visited Mar Vista’s Aging in Place Committee!

Inform to Engage – The simplest and most effective route to engaging your community starts with great information. Sherri Akers, Tatjana Luethi, and Birgitta Kastenbaum from Mar Vista have done a great job creating a resource guide that informs and engages people by connecting them with the information they need.

Engage to Empower – The most resilient communities are those that are engaged, connected, sharing information and inspiration at every opportunity. The most significant route to Empowerment is to engage each other in the journey and to work together.

Each of LA’s 96 Neighborhood Councils can designate a Purposeful Aging Liaison (and an Alternate) who can be a Board Member or a stakeholder. The President can appoint the Liaison(s) or the Board can select the Liaison(s). Some councils have more than one liaison but there must be a lead who is the single point of contact for the council.

The Mayor’s Executive Directive #17 calls on the City of LA to “develop a Neighborhood Council outreach plan for convening the public meetings required of members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities and the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities” and it is in that spirit that the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is identifying and activating Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaisons, to connect the City Departments that deliver city services to seniors with the Liaisons, and to support the Liaisons as they activate their respective councils and organize regionally and citywide

For more information on the Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaisons, email Stephen Box at Stephen.Box@LACity.org or call 213-978-1551.

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