SESSION 1
9:25AM – 10:40AM

PLANNING FOR HOUSING IN LOS ANGELES: BALANCING NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ROOMS: City Council Chambers

Coordinators/Panelists: Fabiola Inzunza, Alan Como, & Matt Glesne

Los Angeles is making historic strides to address our housing challenges. The Department of City Planning has launched multiple efforts to address existing housing needs and leverage new opportunities while balancing neighborhood character. Starting with a background on the Housing Element of the General Plan, this workshop will provide an overview of existing and upcoming opportunities including new efforts to update Community Plans and develop new Transit Neighborhood Plans. In addition, housing preservation strategies and tools, as well as other housing programs will be covered.


THE MOTION FROM COUNCILMAN RYU TO REFORM THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SYSTEM
ROOMS: 1020

Coordinator: Bob Gelfand

This is the first in a series of workshops about creating reform in Los Angeles government. Councilman Ryu heard from hundreds of neighborhood council members and then proposed a series of changes, including a process that might force your neighborhood council to change its way of allocating governing board seats. Come and discuss the proposals and provide your feedback to Councilman Ryu and his staff.


PLANNING SUCCESSFUL NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EVENTS
ROOMS: 1010

Coordinator: Leyla Campos

NC events can be a tremendous tool for engaging stakeholders, building healthy communities, and are a great outreach tool for Neighborhood Councils — when done right. Join staff from the City Clerk’s Office and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to review policies, timelines, required documents, and also have an opportunity to ask questions about best practices from staff and other attendees.


2019 NC ELECTIONS: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & HOW?
ROOMS: 3rd Floor Public Works Room

Coordinator: Christopher Garcia

This workshop will provide stakeholders will provide information about the neighborhood council elections, including who can run, what takes place during the election cycle, when elections occur, where voting occurs, and how stakeholders can become involved as a candidate, voter, or volunteer. Bring your questions and ideas!


GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS
ROOMS: 1060

Workshop Coordinators: Corinne Ho & Freddy Cupen-Ames
Panelists: Kristine Khachatrian, Specials Program Coordinator for HACLA; Victor Hinderliter, Associate Director of Access and Engagement for LAHSA; La Tina Jackson, Clinical Director for County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health; Christina Miller, Senior Project Manager for Homeless Strategies, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti; John Maceri, Executive Director for The People Concern; Senior Lead Officer Monique Contreras, CENTCOM Operations, Unified Homelessness Response Center, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti; & Dominic Choi, Commander, LAPD Operations-Central Bureau & LAPD Homeless Coordinator

Join staff from HACLA, LAHSA, and the Mayor's Office to hear about programs intended to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles.  Hear about incentive programs for landlords, the outreach teams at LAHSA, the Mayor's Bridge Housing Initiative, and more.


ROBERT RULES WHO? A FRESH LOOK AT PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
ROOMS: 4th Floor Media Room

Coordinator: Colette Amin & Raquel Belran

This hands-on workshop for folks both brand new & those looking for a refresher to Robert’s Rules & parliamentary procedure is sure to leave attendees with a better understanding of council proceedings.  Attendees of this session will be saying, "point of order," "the motion is carried," and "It is so moved" before you know it!


BOARD BASICS & BUILDING STRONG COMMITTEES
ROOMS: 1070

Coordinators: Tony Wilkinson & Ivan Spiegel

Whether you are brand new to your NC or have some experience, it sometimes helps to get back to basics.  In this session, long-time Board Members will share tried-and-true basic practices that keep NCs functional despite turnover (and help prevent it). Additionally, presenters will discuss committees and how they are utilized for vetting issues, engaging stakeholders, keeping Board Members accountable, and more. Don't miss out!


STUDENTS SPEAK OUT: THE LOCAL IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
ROOMS: 1050

Coordinator: Sonya Ribner

Join us for a student-organized panel that will address concrete measures that can be adopted on the community level to combat the effects of climate change. We will bring to light issues & potential solutions concerning local contributors to climate change such as poor air quality, methane and carbon dioxide emissions, electronic waste, and plastic pollution.