of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC)
of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE)
- 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008
(see below for an explanation of BONC and DONE)
There are many ways to get your Neighborhood Council, and its stakeholders,
involved and informed.
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Neighborhood Councils - GET INVOLVED!
Board of Neighborhood Commissioners
BONC / DONE
& Neighborhood Committee
LA City Council
Elections Procedures - Draft 22 - 090204
Sept 2nd - forwarded to City Council (doc file)
Council Election Procedures
Agenda - Sept 8th - Working Group
Safer Communities Measure Meetings Planned.
Safer Communities Measure Meetings Being Scheduled.
Candidates Prohibited. Spending NC Money on Mayorial Debates
Prohibited. Financial Disclosure Statement (Form 700) Exemption
Advice Letter Released Regarding Neighborhood Council
Database/Mailing List Privacy and the Public Records Act.
Citywide Election Procedures Advance. Form 700 Filing Exemption
Legal Advice Letter Released Regarding Quorums and Neighborhood
Grievance Procedures Working Group Meetings Postponed.
Election Procedures Headed Toward a Vote.
Election Procedures Meeting Reminder.
Grievance Procedures Working Group Schedule.
Neighborhood Café Cablecast Schedule.
Election Procedures Meeting Location Set.
Neighborhood Café to Feature Emergency Preparedness Show.
Disclosure Ordinance is Coming. Web Site Enhancements
- Old News Articles. Funding Program Help Nears.
Café Show to Air -
King / Drew and Trama Centers Crisis.
Enhancement - Easier to Get NC Information.
Congress Survey Results. Citywide Election Procedures Correction.
Election Procedures Meeting
Academy, New Classes
Medical Center Workshop Will Include Other
Trauma Centers. Poll Workers Needed by County and City.
On-Location Filming Hearing to be Held.
Added to Congress Program
of Neighborhoods Update (Monday)
Special Treasurer Training,
Funding Program Report
New Neighborhood Cafe Shows to Air on Channel 35.
Planning the Next Congress, Part 2.
More Training Transcripts Available.
Planning the Next Congress. Posting Newsletters
and Documents on Our Website.
Neighborhood Council Maps - Staff Reports for Next
Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Meeting Available Online
Photos Available; Brown Act Video/DVD;
Form 700 - Conflict of Interest Update
and the Public Records Act
DONE Newsletter 06/15/04
of Neighborhoods - Opinion Survey Results
DONE Newsletter 06/14/04
News Re: Funding Program / Encumbering
Procedures Public Hearings
Congress of Neighborhoods Recap. Opinion Survey
for Neighborhood Council and
Department of Recreation and Parks Partnership
DONE City Attorney Opinion 2004:7 - Political Reform Act
of Neighborhood Council Funding Program to City's
Fiscal Year and Improvement to Quarterly Accounting Process
of Neighborhoods - MORE!
Congress of Neighborhoods on
May 22, 2004, LA Convention Center
Reorganization of DONE Staff and Services
Congress of Neighborhoods Is Getting More Exciting
Council Funding Program & Support Services,
Procedure to Encumber Funds for Special Projects
Support to Neighborhood Councils
of Neighborhoods. Community Policing Session Added to Congress.
Neighborhood Café Shows to Air on Channel 35.
The DONE Pledge. DONE Decision-making Priorities.
Letter to BONC explaining reorganization
of Neighborhoods - Invitation
Congress of Neighborhoods on
May 22, 2004, LA Convention Center
DONE Newsletter 04/20/04
Proposed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
Mayor Releases Proposed City Budget and
Special Neighborhood Council Supplement
Mayor’s State of the City Address, Five Neighborhood Councils Highlighted.
City Council Passes Office Space Ordinance.
Empowerment Academy - 2nd Quarter Classes Available.
Congress Reminder. Office Space Ordinance Approved by Committee
Congress of Neighborhoods Date Changed. Cutting the
Bureaucracy and Paperwork. MOU with Public Works.
Cutting the Bureaucracy and Paperwork, Neighborhood Council Funding
Program, Community Impact Statement, Youy Input Is Requested,
Channel 35 Programming, “Connectiong the Community” Conference
March Trainings - Empowerment Academy
Mayor’s Budget Briefing - Thursday, February 19th
DONE Newsletter 02/02/04
Conflict of Interest, Office Space Plan, Congress of Neighborhoods,
Empowerment Academy, “Neighborhood Cafe” TV Show,
Putting NC Minutes on the ENS, Election Procedures
Happy New Year! - Looking at 2004
Members & DONE Staff
here with YOUR Neighborhood Council
Grassroots Guide to Neighborhood Councils
Neighborhood Councils - what's a BONC? ... what's a DONE?
If you're new to the concept of Neighborhood Councils we wish to
encourage you to look into them.
Essentially the Neighborhood Council system was instituted by City
Charter to give the LA resident, referred to as a "stakeholder"
(someone who lives, works or owns property in an area), a bigger
voice in local decision making.
A proposed Neighborhood Council committee submits an application
to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) which is their
plan for how they wish to establish their own specific council.
The staff of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) is
charged with assisting the BONC in any number of ways ... helping
groups prepare applications, interacting with other City Departments,
helping to set guidelines, and facilitating meetings, etc.
You may find the DONE
website (Department of Neighborhood Empowerment) interesting
While Neighborhood Councils will have no legislative ability themselves,
they will certainly act in an advisory capacity to the City of Los
Angeles in helping understand the needs and desires of local communities,
thereby having a powerful voice which will help shape communities
limited amount of financial support is to be provided each Neighborhood
Council, through a pool of money set aside in the LA city budget.
As of this writing, some 38 Neighborhood Councils have been "certified"
by the City, meaning they officially exist, with at least 30 more
applications pending. Beyond this are another 30 or so groups who
have expressed a desire to apply by sending BONC, through DONE,
a "letter of intent."
It is possible that after the dust settles we may have over 100
local Neighborhood Councils, each serving the needs of the stakeholders
in the geographic area they represent!
The residents of Los Angeles are understandably hoping this works
... giving them a meaningful voice and a much bigger say in what
happens in their local neighborhoods.
So are we ...