SESSION 4
2:45 - 4:00 PM

ETHICS - PART 2 OF 2
ROOM:
Controller's Conference Room (City Hall East, 3rd Floor)
(*REQUIRED FOR ANY NC BOARDMEMBER WHO NEEDS ETHICS CERTIFICATION*)
Coordinator: Jasmine DuckworthCarmen Hawkins
Presenter: Darren Martinez, Managing Deputy City Attorney, Neighborhood Council Advice Division General Counsel Division

As elected public officials, Neighborhood Council board members are required by the State of California to take an Ethics training course, and renew that training every 2 years. If you haven't taken your Ethics course yet - or if your Ethics certificate is expired -  take this two-part workshop series to fulfill that requirement.
*IMPORTANT: You must take both workshops in the series to get your Ethics certificate.*


CITY BUDGET: EVERYTHING STARTS AND ENDS HERE
ROOM: 1060

Coordinator: Jay Handal, Treasurer, West Los Angeles NC
Speakers: Jack Humphreville, Board Member, Greater Wilshire NC, NC Budget Advocate; Bridgette Kidd, NC Budget Advocate, Brian Allen, NC Budget Advocate

Lack of Services? Lack of Funds? Lack of Citizen Oversight!!!! Why you should know about and weigh in on the annual city budget... The city spends more than 8 BILLION dollars a year, yet the citizens receive less and less services annually. Are you tired of pot holes, broken sidewalks, falling trees, black outs in your neighborhood, city staff failing to return your calls promptly, rising crime??? Then you MUST come to this session and hear why it is important to have your NC involved in the city budget process and how you can actually have a voice in formulating the annual budget.


NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY PLANS & reCODELA
ROOM: Council Chambers

Coordinator: Department of City Planning
Speakers: Tom Rothmann, Principal City Planner, Code Studies Division; Craig Weber, Principal City Planner, Community Planning Division

Zoning has long been the primary means of implementing the goals and policies of the City’s 35 Community Plans. However, for years, the City’s zoning code has lacked nuanced tools to address the diversity of needs across our many communities. The Department of City Planning has carried out a multi-year effort to create a more sophisticated zoning code to better address contemporary issues such as neighborhood compatibility, pedestrian orientation, and quality urban design. The Department intends to use these new zoning tools as it updates all 35 Community Plans during the next several years. This session will introduce stakeholders to the new zoning tools, will convey the general approach to comprehensively updating our Community Plans, and will provide ways for neighborhoods to begin to identify where the range of new zones may be implemented across communities.


NEW CONCEPTS IN OUTREACH
ROOM: 1010

Coordinator: Ivan Spiegel, Venice Neighborhood Council
Speaker:  Lisa Cahan-Davis, Studio City

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PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
ROOM: 4th Floor Media Room

Coordinator/Speaker: Ivan Spiegel, Venice Neighborhood Council

Parliamentarians are an essential component of Neighborhood Council meetings, but what exactly do they do? Actually, most of a Parliamentarian’s duties happen outside of meetings. Why does a Neighborhood Council Parliamentarian need a different skill set from those who work with other kinds of organizations? Why doesn’t Robert’s (and Rosenberg’s) Rules apply in many situations? This is a workshop for “would-be” Parliamentarians, meeting chairpersons, board members who have been asked to assume this role but really have no clue, and all those who would like more information about this exciting and necessary position. NOTE: Although we will cover some aspects, this is not a class on basic parliamentary procedure.


INSIDE TRACK: HAVING A REAL IMPACT ON THE CITY'S LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
ROOM: Public Works Room

Coordinators/Speakers: Carolyn Casavan, Former Sherman Oaks NC Board Member & Tony Wilkinson, Land Use Chair, Panorama City NC / Vice President, North Hills East NC

The goal of this workshop is to give Neighborhood Council participants an understanding of how the city's legislative process really works. It will include the roll of council staff in helping elected officials to develop policy positions and legislative proposals. An understanding of the Council File management system and how legislation proceeds through committees to the council floor (or not) will be part of the toolkit. Ways for Board Members to get involved in the process will also be discussed. A better understanding of the process will enable neighborhood leaders to get involved sooner, when legislative options are being considered giving them the ability to have a real impact on the outcome.


SECRETARY'S ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: 1035

Coordinator/Moderator: Sarah Ramsawack & Marlene Savage
Speakers: Dave Brown, David Levin, Melissa Diner, Jennifer Corral

Be the Star of your Neighborhood Council with your multi-skills, and duties for making your NC accountable. There is much more to being a good secretary than just taking notes, transcribing into factual description of the meetings, and having copies of Minutes for board members and for Stakeholders in an orderly and timely record.


PUBLIC SAFETY
ROOM: 1070

Coordinator: TBA

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CITY PROGRAMS FORUM #2: ONE WATERLA, LADOT, SAFE SIDEWALKS
ROOM: 1050

Coordinator: Mary Kim, EmpowerLA
Speakers: One WaterLALADOTSafe Sidewalks

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HOMELESS ISSUES ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: 1020

Coordinator: Terrence Gomes, LAANC Chair

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CIVIC YOUTH: ENGAGING FUTURE BOARD MEMBERS
ROOM: 1025

Coordinator: EmpowerLA
Speakers: Civic Youth Leadership Academy Participants

Learn how best to engage youth in the Neighborhood Council system by hearing from young people that participated in this summer's inaugural class of the Civic Youth Leadership Academy (CYLA.) The youth panelists will be discussing their experience and lessons learned, and will cover topics such as:

  • Attracting youth to your Neighborhood Council
  • Meaningful modes of participation for youth in NCs
  • Community involvement in neighborhood service projects (i.e. cleanups)
  • The value of youth presence in NCs