Many Los Angelenos are looking for ways to make a difference in their communities on the issues they care about most: crime, roads and streets, gangs and the economy. Neighborhood Council participants are empowered to advocate directly for real change in their communities. These Councils consist of residents, business owners, and property owners.
Local engagement is important because no one understands a neighborhood better than the people who live, work and play there. Neighborhood Councils are answering that need and strengthening democracy in Los Angeles by embracing and supporting the diversity of neighborhoods that comprise the City of Los Angeles.
Working together, Neighborhood Councils have generated success stories across the City – from community health clinics in Pico Union, to a greening strategy for Downtown, to addressing traffic and transportation issues in West LA.
Los Angelenos can get involved in EmpowerLA as much or as little as they like. From staying informed through our website, to attending local Neighborhood Council meetings, to running for a Board Member position, there’s an engagement opportunity that meets everyone’s needs and schedules.
Contact Your Neighborhood Council
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment maintains a list of current Board members for each Neighborhood Council in our Neighborhood Council Database. Our database contains valuable information about each Neighborhood Council and its governing board members. It includes the names of and contact information for each of its board members, mailing address, meeting time and location, website address, boundaries, City Council districts and planning areas. Once seated, Board members update their information directly. If you are having difficulties reaching a Neighborhood Council, contact us for assistance.