Neighborhood Councils Flex Their Muscles

Neighborhood Councils Flex Their Muscles 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 that case represents an evolution for the councils, which…

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How Neighborhood Councils Influence Quality of Life

Neighborhood Councils have a meaningful role in cajoling and persuading developers and architects to make lots of small changes that result in a big impact on the overall quality and value of the project. Almost every month, UNNC has an opportunity to influence some aspect of the quality…

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Neighborhood Council Updates

Congratulations to Mid City Neighborhood Council (MINC) for beating out 3 other nominated Councils from the S. Los Angeles area and winning the Empowerment LA Award from the City of Los Angeles for their outstanding community work in our area! Pico Neighborhood Council elections were competitive with several people…

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Neighborhood Council Elections Are Upon Us

Neighborhood Councils are gearing up for elections this summer and fall and you, dear reader, will help decide who will be representing your community. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to either run as a candidate to represent your community or Get Out and Vote!…

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An Updated Look at LA's Neighborhood Councils

They have yet to prove either as revolutionary as their backers hoped or as obstructionist as their opponents feared. When the neighborhood councils emerged from the Los Angeles charter reform movement in the late 1990s, they were the subject of that effort's greatest hopes and most serious anxieties.…

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United Neighborhood Neighborhood Council UNNC June 2012

APRIL: Funding Requests Approved: - $1,450 to South Seas House to bring out the Long Beach Aquarium Mobile unit on two separate days, tentatively July 21st and August 10th. It will be coinciding with the opening of the Benny Potter Park Annex. 80 to 100 kids per hour can go through…

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Mid City Neighborhood Council MINC June2012

APRIL: There was a presentation from Officer Redd of LAPD Traffic Division on the proposed speed increase on Washington Blvd. DOT is proposing the increase of speed from 35 to 40 mph. Officer Redd gave pros and cons from LAPD’s perspective, and shared a survey that had been conducted previously…

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Olympic Park Neighborhood Council OPNC June 2012

APRIL: --San Vicente Medium Project – CRA disbanded, funds made available for the project can’t be touched because there is no entity to receive funds.  It is unknown if the project will be completed. --Queen Anne Recreation Center Easter event scheduled April 7, 2012 --Eastside board member absences – we…

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P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council June 2012

APRIL: Mr. Joe Gathier informed the board of his desire to volunteer for a vacancy on the Pico Neighborhood Council.  Mr. Gathier has lived on Hayworth for 8 years in Carthy Square.  There were no positions available for his area. -  Ms. Liz Carlinreported on the new Farmers Market at…

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Mid City Neighborhood Council MINC 10th Anniversary

Congratulations to Mid City Neighborhood Council MINC celebrated its 10th Anniversary  with a presentation of certificates from Mayor’s Office- Fabiola Vilidiez, CD 10-John Harmon, Office of State Senator Price-Lauren Mains, and LAPD-Capt. Davis. The following city entities sent certificates to be read: Controller’s Office-Wendy Gruel, and Office of 2nd Supervisory District-Mark Ridley Thomas.  

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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