SESSION 2
10:50AM – 12:05PM

UTILIZING "SPECIFIC PLANS" TO DEVELOP & PRESERVE YOUR COMMUNITY
ROOM: City Council Chambers

Workshop Coordinator: 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: 1010

Coordinator: Fabiola Inzunza, Steve M. Garcia, & Mindy Nguyen

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: 1050

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: 1020

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: 3rd Floor Public Works Room

Workshop Coordinators: Corinne Ho & Freddy Cupen-Ames
Panelists: Don Larson, Founder & Coordinator of “Clean Streets, Clean Start”; Emily Kantrim, Program Coordinator for SafeParking LA; Mel Tillekeratne, Executive Director of The Shower of Hope; Marco Santana, Director of Engagement for LA Family Housing

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.


MEDIATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION: ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR EVERY BOARD MEMBER
ROOM: 1060

Presenters: Hugo S. Rossiter, Shaphan Roberts, & Caroline Stauffer

Whether between Board members or stakeholders, conflict is part of the job. How you deal with the conflict is important to developing your identity as an individual and as a Board.  When contentious issues, such as land-use or homelessness cause high tensions, are you prepared to maintain civility? This workshop will introduce Board Members to basic mediation skills to assist with maintaining everyone's sanity.


PRESIDENT'S & VP'S ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: 4th Floor Media Room

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: 1070

Coordinator: Daniel Hackney & Mas Dojiri

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.