Participate in one of LADWP’s 2016 Integrated Resources Plan workshops to help chart the course for the City’s power supply over the next 20 years.

Your input can help LADWP transform Los Angeles into a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable City.

Please RSVP for one of the following workshops or live webcast.

Workshop and Live Webcast:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LADWP Headquarters, A-level Auditorium
11 North Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
RSVP for the live webcast at

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wilmington Senior Citizen Center
1371 Eubank Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pacoima Neighborhood City Hall Cultural Room
13520 Van Nuys Boulevard, Pacoima CA 91331
(Public parking available in structure on Oneida Street)

Learn more:


The City Council is in the beginning stages of an open and public conversation about how best to regulate all aspects of the marijuana, or cannabis, industry within the City of Los Angeles. It also marks another important opportunity for the Neighborhood Councils to be fully engaged in the City’s legislative process and truly have a seat at the table. As Chair of the REIRN Committee that will oversee this process and also oversees Neighborhood Councils, once again this is your time to shine and show the City and its residents the importance and value you bring to City government. These are your communities … your neighborhoods, and together we will have a robust conversation about the regulatory issues concerning the cannabis industry and a healthy debate prior to recommending anything to the full City Council.

At least three regional meetings are planned throughout the City, partnering with the Neighborhood Council Alliances, the Neighborhood Councils in each region, and cannabis industry groups to host and participate as full partners in this conversation.

Please see below for the new updated schedule

Wed. Nov. 2nd @ 6pm – Nate Holden Performing Arts Center – 4718 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Tues. Nov. 29th @ 6pm – Los Angeles City Hall, John Ferraro Council Chambers – 200 N. Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wed. Dec. 7th @ 6pm – Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chambers – 14410 Sylvan Street, 2nd Floor Van Nuys, CA 91401 (in lieu of cancelled Mon. Oct. 24th meeting)


Trump or Clinton? Legal marijuana? No more death penalty? Property tax increases? Homeless aid? There’s a lot at stake this election.

County election officials reminded residents Thursday that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election.

There is a variety of ways people can register in time for the Nov. 8 election.

New voters can register online at Registration forms are available at libraries, post offices and most government offices, and can be mailed in. The forms can also be dropped off at the registrar-recorder’s office at 12400 Imperial Highway in Norwalk, on the third floor.

Residents can also use the website to check their registration status.

In addition to the presidential race and the senate race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, there are a myriad of statewide measures tackling everything from the legalization of recreational marijuana to the abolishment of the death penalty.

A littler closer to home, here are the local measures facing Los Angeles voters:

  • Measure HHH would authorize the city to issue up to $1.2 billion in bonds to buy, build or remodel facilities to provide housing and services for the homeless. The bonds would be paid for with an increase in property taxes. Expenditures would be monitored by a citizens oversight committee and an administrative oversight committee, and a financial audit would be conducted annually. (Requires two-thirds of the vote for approval.)
  • Measure JJJ would require certain residential projects of 10 or more units seeking General Plan amendments or zoning changes to provide affordable housing and meet training, local hiring and wage requirements, limit the city’s ability to deny amendments for projects that meet those requirements, require the city to ensure that Community Plan changes do not reduce the capacity for affordable housing units, and create a new affordable housing incentive program for developments near major transit stops.
  • Measure RRR would amend the City Charter to expand the Department of Water and Power board from five to seven members, add qualification requirements, stipends and removal protection, double the minimum budget for the Office of Public Accountability, allow the council and mayor to reappoint the OPA executive director for an additional term, require the DWP to provide a four-year strategic plan for council and mayoral approval, establish a DWP analyst office, expand the board’s contracting authority, and require monthly billing by 2020.
  • Measure SSS would enroll all new airport peace officers in Tier 6 of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions Plan, allow current airport peace officers to enroll at their own expense, and allow new airport police chiefs to enroll in the Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System.

Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and supported the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 1, 2016. A very special Thank You to those Neighborhood Councils that hosted an Outreach table. We had a great turnout with about 3,000 attending. Over 50% of families responding said they learned about the Fair from Neighborhood Councils. Stakeholders from 69 of the 96 NCs and 14 of 15 Council Districts learned how to be prepared, and in some cases to be better prepared, for disasters and large-scale emergencies. What a great Outreach opportunity!

We distributed a Family Emergency Preparedness (EP) Starter Kit to over 1,100 appreciative families to jump-start their Continue reading


Our parks are important to our communities. This questionnaire is a great opportunity to let the City of Los Angeles know your thoughts about our parks. What is working? What needs improvement? What’s missing? What would you love to see more of in your community park?

Your feedback is valuable. It will be part of a series of LA PARKS Report Cards that the Office of the City Controller is developing of our community parks in collaboration with KH Consulting Group (KH) and its team members from RAND Corporation and the Office of the Designed Landscape. KH will treat your individual responses confidentially, but will use your concerns to hone recommendations to make our parks even better!

Here is the link to the questionnaire (English and Spanish):

We encourage you to share the link with others – friends, family members, neighbors, park users, constituents… anyone who cares about our parks and their future.

The deadline is October 31st for responding. We want to hear from you!


book-cover-775-px-widthThe nonprofit Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA), in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, invites Neighborhood Councils and city residents to learn about Cool Blocks LA, a free, five-month pilot program that helps neighborhoods become planet-friendly, disaster-resilient, and community-rich.

The NCSA seeks three Cool Block Leaders within each Council District to build Cool Block teams in their neighborhoods.

Please join us for a Cool Block Cafe on Sunday, October 23 in Hollywood, to learn all about the program and what’s involved in being a Cool Block Leader.

Click here for more information, and RSVP now for a Cool Block Café to learn more, hear from current leaders, and meet other prospective leaders. And please spread the word!


Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Candidate Forum: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Doors open at 3:00 P.M. & Info Session 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M

Church Everyday
17037 Devonshire St
Northridge, CA 91325

Community Issues:
– Porter Ranch Gas Leak
– Sunshine Canyon Landfill
– Santa Susana Clean-Up
– Water & Utility Fees
– Land Use & Development
– November 8th Ballot Issues

Host Sponsors:
North Valley Voter Alliance
Korean American Coalition (KAC)
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles
In conjunction with League of Women Voters

David Holtzman, League of Women Voters


Is your passport about to expire? Are you a Veteran waiting on a VA claim? Or maybe you just want to pay a visit to some friendly dogs and cats.

Come by the mobile office today – Saturday, October 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Friends Animal Society, 15321 Brand Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345.

8. Lost Federal documents

If you have lost your Social Security Card, passport, or any other federal document, don’t wait until you need it to get a replacement. Swing by the Mobile Office this weekend and put in a replacement request. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, and you’ll save yourself plenty of heartache later.


7. Waiting on a Federal Government case or question

Do you have a pending case or question with a Federal government agency or department? You don’t have to wait forever. They are more than happy to check on the status of your case and see if they can streamline the process.


6. Concerns with ITT Tech closure or Federal loans

In September 2016, ITT Tech announced that it was permanently closing all of its campuses. If you were a student at ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar, stop by if you have questions about what to do. They can also help with any type of federal loan, including what loans you are eligible for and how to apply.


5. Study materials/immigration forms for citizenship

Whether you’re studying for your citizenship exam, petitioning for a relative or applying for employment authorization, their office can help! They can help you find the right forms and get you flashcards for your civics test. Practice question: Name your U.S. Representative. [Answer for the 29th District: Tony Cárdenas!]


4. Tickets for Capitol and White House tours

Visiting our nation’s capital? Make sure you stop by to sign up for free tours of the Capitol building and the White House.


3. Emergency passport requests for upcoming holiday travels

Traveling soon but just found out your passport is expired? They can help you streamline your passport renewal or application process so you won’t miss your flight.


2. Overdue benefits for your VA claim

Calling all Veterans: Come by to make sure you’re getting all the benefits that you deserve and other veterans around the country in your position are getting.


1. Questions/concerns about the upcoming Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment & Health Plans

Signing up for health care can be overwhelming and confusing. They can help you find out when you will be able to enroll for health insurance and connect you with resources to make sure you have the best plan for your needs.