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Liaisons / Alliances

Liaisons and Alliances

If you are interested in volunteering for a Liasion, Alliance or Coalition position, please email olga.vasquez@highlandparkNC.com (this will later be the Google form).

Alliances and Coalitions  

Neighborhood Councils from throughout the city come together regularly, sometimes by region, sometimes by issue, sometimes citywide, and always with a louder representative voice. Neighborhood Councils have significant opportunities to work with regional and citywide organizations in addressing issues, taking positions, and engaging their communities and City Hall. At the same time, LA’s elected officials and department leaders also have several powerful opportunities to engage LA’s 96 Neighborhood Councils by connecting with the many Alliances and Coalitions.

Designated contact person to attend meetings & help share news from City of Los Angeles elected officials, departments, and even other Neighborhood Councils are frequently looking for an NC contact person to work with on a particular subject matter. During the year, agencies will ask EmpowerLA for Liaison contact information for the purpose of sending invitations to meetings or events of interest, to receive feedback, or simply to request help in sharing information with NCs and stakeholders. Your willingness to be that contact person will help your Neighborhood Council improve government responsiveness to your community’s needs.
Liaisons are often designated at the first regular meeting of a new Board.

Budget Advocates

  • Liz Amsden and Jamie Tijerina – HHPNC

http://www.budgetadvocatesla.com/

Each Neighborhood Council designates two Budget Representatives who are responsible for reporting back to their NCs on the budget issues and concerns affecting Los Angeles.  During the annual Budget Day at City Hall they elect three Budget Advocates from each of the city’s twelve regions.  The Budget Advocates focus on engaging the community in the process of establishing budget priorities for the City of Los Angeles including meeting with the Mayor and members of the City Council, reviewing budgets for each city department, organizing regional Budget Days to obtain stakeholder input, and researching concerns brought up by the NCs.  The Budget Advocates assemble recommendations for increasing the city’s efficiency in delivering services to its residents.  Each spring, they present the results of their research in the Budget Advocates’ White Paper.  Of the 550 recommendations made in the last couple of years to the city, many from the Budget Advocates, a significant number are being acted upon to help reduce costs and expand services.

Alliance of River Communities (ARC)

  • Mary Pickert – HHPNC

https://www.facebook.com/ARCLosAngeles

LA’s Regional Alliance of East and Northeast Neighborhood Councils and Stakeholders. ARC is committed to empowering the communities we care about, all connected through the Los Angeles River.

ARC Neighborhood Councils include:
Arroyo Seco
Atwater Village
Boyle Heights
Eagle Rock
Elysian Valley Riverside
Glassell Park
Greater Cypress Park
Greater Echo Park Elysian Valley
Historic Highland Park
LA-32
Lincoln Heights
Los Feliz
Rampart Village
Silver Lake

Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC)

http://www.lancc.org/

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition is intended to enhance the ability of NCs, as well as their clout and influence, to give them a larger voice on issues affecting more than one neighborhood.  LANCC brings in speakers on issues of importance to their members, pass recommendations from the Coalition and share Community Impact Statements to show the city these issues are supported by a broad base. The Coalition is not intended to usurp or interfere with the role of an individual Neighborhood Council in their own neighborhood. Each NC is encouraged to send a delegate to represent them in this important process.

Sustainability Alliance

  • Estrella Sainburg

http://ncsa.nationbuilder.com/events The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance is being established to advance sustainability and resilience through advocacy, sharing best practices and community action in Los Angeles.

The group represents the interests of the Neighborhood Councils and their stakeholders in creating a greener and more sustainable city, working with existing organizations including the nascent Los Angeles Sustainability pLAn to advise and educate interested parties and to link existing solutions to new problems.

Additional Neighborhood Council Alliances

http://empowerla.org/alliances/