Neighborhood Councils Get A Break - For Now

After a lengthy period of public comment the City Council Tuesday granted the Neighborhood Councils a momentary reprieve from cuts. The council moved to send Neighborhood Council issues to the Education and Neighborhoods Committee chaired by Councilman Paul Krekorian.

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Bylaws Revisited

      LA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SYSTEM By John Kim As you may have heard, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is re-examining the issue of NC bylaws and how to rationalize them at a system-wide level during this unique moment in the NC system’s history.  The financial trouble that the City currently faces, and…

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Neighborhood Councils’ Future: Do-It-Yourself and Vote-by-Mail Elections

BOXSOAP By Stephen Box Neighborhood councils may soon have the opportunity to opt in for Vote-by-Mail (VBM) services for the upcoming City Clerk-run board elections, but, in a sign of the times to come, NC's will have to find an outside vendor and then will have to pay for the services…

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Top 4 Misconceptions about LA’s Neighborhood Council System

EMPOWERMENT REPORT By Greg Nelson 1.  “Neighborhood councils are just advisory and need real voting power in order to be effective.” If neighborhood councils were to have decision-making voting power, such as over land use matters, the Federal Voting Rights Act would essentially abolish the councils. Boundaries could no…

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MINC Sponsors Waystation for Great LA Walk at Atomic

The Mid City Neighborhood Council is going to sponsor a "Water & Supply Station" for the Great LA Walk. We will be setting up a table outside the Atomic Cafe, located at 5001 W. Washington Blvd. (on Washington, a block west of La Brea). We will have free bottled water,…

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Mid City Neighborhood Council MINC

To go to MINC website click here PRESIDENT, Allan DiCastro For over 5 years now, I have been directly involved in MINC.  First as a non-board member (i.e.; stakeholder), then as Vice President and now as President of MINC.  I see that every decision this community makes has a long term impact. The depth & breadth…

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What Is A Neighborhood Council and Why Should You Care?

What Is A Neighborhood Council and Why Should You Care? Interview by Dianne Lawrence Did you know that your Neighborhood Council has been given $45,000 by the city to help you improve your community? In 1999, a new City Charter, approved by the voters, created The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (D.O.N.E.) dedicated to creating and empowering a new city entity…

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Resident Steps UP

Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council I'm an ex Council Chairman of our Council and a lifelong member of my community. I firmly believe in community activitism above just talk. I am currently not on the board but I am a concerned stakeholder within our council. We meet the last…

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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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