Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA

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Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make the most of your neighborhood green space—and add to it where it’s needed most. We’ll also have updates on our committee wo...
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Discuss NC Reform & Community Interest Stakeholders with the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners: July 23 (Valley) / Aug 7 (East LA) / Aug 15 (location TBD) / Aug 20 (DTLA)

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As part of their next few meetings, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will hold town hall style discussions of the City Council’s Neighborhood Council Reform motion (CF 18-0467). You are invited to join their conversation, and help shape the future of the NC system. One key part of the discussion will focus on Community Interest Stakeholders. Community Interest Stakeholdership of a Neighb...
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New Tree Removal Notification for Neighborhood Councils

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The Bureau of Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is now copying EmpowerLA when a permit has been filed with UFD and has been deemed complete to move to the notification phase.  Once EmpowerLA receives a notification with the address of the tree to be removed, staff will identify which Neighborhood Council the tree(s) is located in and forward the notification to the board. A Neighborh...
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Review and Comment on the CAO’s 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the City Budget

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The CAO (City Administrative Officer) has released the Neighborhood Councils’ review of the 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the Gann Initiative, a California state law that limits the amount of revenue which can be appropriated in any fiscal year for publicly-funded programs. This report is provided to the public for review at least 15 days before adopting the appropriations limit, in ac...
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Share Your Opinion on the City’s Trees & Help Shape LA’s Urban Forest Management Plan

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The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees. LA’s Urban Tree Canopy cover is only 21% – lower than the national average of 26%, which makes the health and sustainability of the City’s park trees...
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West Nile Virus Detected in LA, Riverside, and Kern Counties

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In case you missed it... it's official. The start of the summer West Nile Virus season has begun. Both the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health issued press releases late last week reporting the first human cases of 2018. Panic? no. Take action? YES. Keep repellents handy; find and remove standing water; and keep doors and windows screene...
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FIREWORKS SAFETY FOR PETS

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No matter where you celebrate our nation’s 242nd year of Independence, July 4th is the one holiday ALL pets hate. And while we know that ALL fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles – punishable by a hefty fine and a jail sentence- there are some persons, not realizing the devastating effects fireworks have on animals, who will break the law despite the best efforts of law enforcement and community aw...
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Update – June 2018

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Hi, Everybody:  A quick reminder that there will be NO LAKE BALBOA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEETING IN THE MONTH OF JULY!  We'll look forward to seeing you again on August 11th at 9:00 AM at the Flyaway.  Be safe and healthy and have a great  Vacation!!! Also, a heartfelt request to ENJOY YOUR DINNER FROM DEL TACO RESTAURANT THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 22, FROM 4:00 TO 7:00 pm!  Twenty...
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