This Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., you are invited to attend a Stakeholder Input Session for the Neighborhood Council Plan Review at the Glassell Park Senior and Community Center at 3750 N. Verdugo Rd. 90065.
For about 10 years, the Neighborhood Council System in Los Angeles has changed the way communities and groups organize around the issues that they care about the most. Though this is not the first time a review for the Neighborhood Council Plan has taken place, this is an opportunity for community stakeholders, and present or former neighborhood council members to weigh in on what they believe the neighborhood council system should look like, how should it responds to their needs and how should it be used to truly empower neighborhoods.
There will be a brief overview of the seven major issues that make up the plan review, and then there will be an opportunity to make recommendations and take ideas while mingling with your neighbors, neighborhood council members and other people with a vision for making the neighborhood council system work for all Angelenos.
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Board of Neighborhood Council Commissioners have created three working groups made up of former and present neighborhood council board members to make recommendations back to the department, the commission and the city council. All of the information gathered will be used to inform the decision making of the “central/east” group that is comprised of 30 local neighborhood councils. More information of that can be found at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Website:
The seven major topics are:
The Brown Act and Posting
Elections and Boundary Adjustments
Funding-Grants and Donations
The Work of Neighborhood Councils and the Early Notification System
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Board of Neighborhood Council Commissioners
Education and Leadership Development
You’re welcome to sign up at the Facebook event page, or follow the contact information on the flier of agenda.