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Palms Neighborhood Council Budget Representative Update
The Palms Neighborhood Council (Palms NC) Budget Representatives have been busy working with Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates to visit over 40 city departments to discuss budget priorities and recommendations on behalf of the 99 neighborhood councils in the City of Los Angeles. Our input can impact the allocation of the city’s $10.7 billion operating budget for FY 2019-20. Palms NC Budget Reps have participated in visits to the Department of Cannabis Regulation, Office of the City Controller, City Planning, Convention and Tourism Development, Engineering Bureau (Public Works), Fire Department, General Services Department, Housing + Community Investment Department, Street Lighting and Fire & Police Pensions Department/LACERS. We are currently working on department reports to finalize recommendations for the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates’ White Paper 2020 which makes recommendations to city officials for what they should do with our money. Note that Budget Advocates also have a regular series of articles on CityWatch to track spending and other pressing matters for the City of Los Angeles.
The 99 neighborhood councils are organized into 12 regions. Neighborhood councils appoint two Budget Representatives, and Budget Representatives elect 36 Budget Advocates (three Budget Advocates per region). Budget Advocate responsibilities are listed here. There are currently Budget Advocate openings for Neighborhood Council Regions 1 (Northeast Valley), 6 (Central 2) and 9 (South LA 2), with one opening in each region. Click here to see neighborhood councils that comprise each region. If you know community members in those areas that are interested in becoming a budget advocate, contact Palms Neighborhood Council Budget Rep Kay Hartman at email@example.com and she can connect interested parties to the appropriate contact.