SESSION 2
10:50AM – 12:05PM

UTILIZING "SPECIFIC PLANS" TO DEVELOP & PRESERVE YOUR COMMUNITY
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator(s)/Presenter(s)/Panelists: Jay Ross
Presenters: Jay Ross & Martin Leitner

Join developer Jay Ross, of the West LA Sawtelle NC, and architect Martin Leitner, of Perkins+Will, for a presentation on the concept of the Specific Plan for individual neighborhoods. Come learn what other cities have done to raise the bar for neighborhood design & planning. This will be an unparalleled opportunity for Board Members and stakeholders to be introduced to real-world benchmarks NCs can use to evaluate if a project will improve your neighborhood.


PLANNING 101: PROJECT PLANNING
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Fabiola Inzunza

The Department of City Planning will provide a presentation focused on the City’s development review process. The presentation will include an overview of how the Department implements planning policies by receiving, processing, reviewing, and issuing recommendations and/or determinations to decision makers on various types of cases. The session will also include a tutorial on how to best access case information online.


NC FUNDING: THE DO'S AND DON'TS
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Leyla Campos

Neighborhood Councils have a responsibility to appropriately expend public funds.  Participants will in this session will learn about the rules and guidelines followed by Office of the City Clerk in managing funding requests.  Attendees will also be taken through a live demonstration of the new NC Funding System Portal to guide Q&A.


HOW TO RUN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTION
ROOMS: TBD

Coordinator: Ivan Spiegel

This workshop is for Board Members, Election Committee Members, Outreach Officers, and other stakeholders assisting with their NC election.  Join experienced Board members, staff from the City Clerk's Election Division, and staff from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to learn about best practices for making sure your NC election is best promoted, is executed with precision, and invites all stakeholders to participate!


HOMELESSNESS ROUNDTABLE: WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?ROOMS: TBD

Coordinator: Corinne Ho

The homelessness crisis is affecting every corner of Los Angeles, and communities, individuals, and organizations throughout our city are coming up with innovative solutions to make positive change. This space will be an opportunity to share successes, challenges, and brainstorm together with other folks committed to helping eliminate homelessness in Los Angeles, one step at a time.


DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: IT IS POSSIBLE!
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator(s)/Presenter(s)/Panelists: TBD

We all have that person who came to mind when we read this workshop title. In this workshop you will learn techniques to handle difficult conversations & difficult people with skill & confidence. Let's try and put a stop to personal attacks and promote an appreciation for opposing viewpoints. You will be given opportunities to practice learned skills in a variety of contexts so that the skills can eventually become second nature.


PRESIDENT'S & VP'S ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Kevin Davis

This is an open space for Presidents and Vice Presidents to ask questions of one another, share challenges, make suggestions, and otherwise support one another in leading the city's 99 neighborhood councils.  We ask you to come ready to share, learn, and ask the tough questions.


LA SANITATION DEPT. PRESENTS: A CLEANER, GREENER LA
ROOMS: TBD

Coordinator: Daniel Hackney

The Los Angeles Department of Sanitation is one of the leading environmental agencies in the world.  But don't take our word for it! In this informative overview, we will present of several key LASAN programs that impact your daily quality of life, such as Biodiversity, Clean Streets, Clean Up Green Up, One Water, RecycLA, Zero Waste, etc.  Come ready to learn, ask questions, and join us at the forefront of environmental stewardship.