LOS ANGELES BUDGET - The Los Angeles city budget is not only about money, it’s about values.
CITY BUDGET - All people residing in or doing business in the City of Los Angeles are invited to the Budget Advocates’ premier event – Budget Day 2022 on Saturday, June 18th.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-While earthquakes and wildfires may provide more dramatic images for television coverage, our world has been dominated by an emergency of a different kind for the past year.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-In a year when there has been a lot of uproar over State Legislative overreach into local planning, planning and land use corruption scandals to the very top echelon of Los Angeles City Officials,
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS - The 2021 Budget Advocates White Paper.
Los Angeles has made it through the pandemic – almost – but we’re not out of the woods just yet. There is still a great deal to be done and City won’t cross the finish line by patting itself on the back.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The mission of the Emergency Management Department (“the EMD”) is to ensure that Los Angeles and its residents have the necessary resources and information needed to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies, disasters, and significant disruptive events.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-With cuts in the fiscal pipeline more severe than those in the aftermath of the Great Recession, are deep cuts to the LAPD a smart idea?
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-Does the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks have sufficient resources to maintain and preserve its urban wild areas?
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-There has been a lot of talk about the People’s Budget Los Angeles in these past few months, but Angelenos might be interested to learn that the concept dates back over 110 years.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The City of Los Angeles is in the middle of not one but multiple emergencies.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates are dismayed that Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA City Council have not developed or implemented a plan to eliminate the estimated $700 million “gap” in this year’s budget that ends on June 30.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-A recent report on the City’s finances highlighted two aspects of the fiscal malaise the City of Los Angeles is suffering from: less income and more expenditures.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The Budget Advocates can develop and release ideas on increasing City revenues and fiscal efficiencies, as well as identifying where smart cuts can be made to the City’s expenditures.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-What is the purpose of a city government?
A majority of Angelenos would probably agree that it’s supposed to provide the support and services to give everyone living and working in the City a superior quality of life, one worthy of Mayor Garcetti’s vision of Los Angeles as the best-run big city in America.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-2020 has become a year of change for us all, and the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates intend to address these changes in order to better represent and serve the Neighborhood Councils.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The Board of Public Works governs the Department of Public Works and is comprised of a five-member full-time executive team that is committed to delivering Projects and Programs that enhance quality of life, economic growth, public health, and the environment to all Angelenos.
HOUSING THE UNHOUSED-On July 14, 2020, PATH Metro Villas Phase II (PATH II) was ready for occupancy and hit the ground running to serve those experiencing homelessness.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-In a world pummeled by budget deficits and the pandemic, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates are pivoting from a single major White Paper incorporating reports on multiple City departments to a series of issue-driven papers drawn from concerns voiced by Angelenos.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The Department of Public Works consists of more than 5,500 employees and is responsible for the design, construction, renovation, and operation of public projects ranging from bridges to wastewater treatment plants to libraries to curbside collection to graffiti removal to maintenance of streets, sidewalks, sewers, streetlights, and street trees.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The Department of Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, renovation, and operation of public projects ranging from bridges to wastewater treatment plants to libraries to curbside collection to graffiti removal to maintenance of streets, sidewalks, sewers, streetlights, and street trees.