Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congress Planning Meeting - April 2, 2011


Saturday, April 2, 2011, 12 noon – 1:15 p.m.
Hollywood Constituent Center (Hollywood City Hall)
6501 Fountain Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028, west of Vine St.

1. Welcome and Sign-In
Region/Alliance Represntation

2. Review and approve Program Committee recommendations

3. Budget - Resolution for NC support

4. Set Up Committees
- Marketing / Advertising
- Exhibitor tables/City Departments
- NC Funding Outreach
- Refreshments & Lunch

5. Set Future Meeting Date – Suggestions: March19 & May 7

6. Adjourn [See other side.]

Program ideas include (as double-tracked breakout sessions):
NC 101
Peer Mentoring / Building network and mentoring
Best Practices - how NCs spend their $45,000
Land Use and Planning (PlanCheckNCLA will coordinate)
Effective management and meetings, Brown Act / Sunshine Law, Ethics Training, Parliamentary Procedure (Rosenberg's and Roberts), Resolutions

Outreach, CapaCity Building, NC Benefits, E-Blasts
Community Impact Statements
Accomplishments and Impacts from NCs

Government 101 - How to make change
City Department Overviews
Navigating City Departments
Advocate for topic / issues all NC's can support
Know what community fighting for and interacting with the City
Community Partnerships
Community Building
Deliberative process for issues (how to)
City budget basics

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Program Committee to meet this Saturday at Homegirl Cafe

UPDATE: Program Committee met on Saturday, March 26 at Philippe's

"Increasing Public Participation in Government" will be the theme for the LA City 2011 Congress of Neighborhood Councils to be held at City Hall, Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Attached is a copy of the Board Support Resolution for neighborhood councils. Please have your councils agendize and vote as soon as possible. With the cut off for funding requests fast approaching, please expedite. All contributions are appreciated.

If you have not yet designated someone from your NC board to participate in Congress planning meetings, please do so and let me know. Everyone is welcome. The next Congress Planning meeting will be Saturday, April 2. Location to be announced in a few days.

In the meantime, the Program Committee will be meeting this coming Saturday, March 19. This meeting is for anyone interested in organizing workshops, speakers and other "program-related" details so we can then bring them to the full Congress Planning meeting on April 2. Saturday's meeting will be at Homegirl Cafe in Downtown LA. If you have any Program Ideas, please "reply all" to this e-mail. If you would like to join us at this meeting, let me know so we can add you to the RSVP list.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
Cost estimate for lunch, per person: $15

Homegirl Cafe
130 W. Bruno Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Homegirl Cafe is located at the corner of Alameda and Bruno in Chinatown, across the street from the Metro Gold Line station and three blocks north of Union Station. Customer parking is directly behind the cafe, and there's street parking, as well.

If you would like to help in other areas such as Marketing and PR, City Department coordination, Food, etc. please let me know. This is our 2011 NC Congress and we're looking forward to organizing a great event with your help.

Thank you to all participants for your dedication. It is great working with you!

--Cindy Cleghorn

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Congress Date Confirmed -- Saturday, September 24, 2011

The date for the Los Angeles Citywide Neighborhood Council Congress 2011 has been confirmed to take place at City Hall on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Thank you to DONE staff for confirmation. Looking forward to moving forward with program planning, sponsors, vendor tables and more.