Five Things Would-Be Commissioners Ought to Know

This past June, prior to being sworn in, I gave a talk to the Liberty Hill Commissions Training Program on the value of commissions in City government. In a City of our size, the participation of the community in the civic process is essential for effective and representative government. 

It's a principle I've put to action on a smaller scale in my own district through the creation of Community Action Teams or "BobCATs" -- dozens of community leaders who engage on issue focused taskforces to help create a stronger Valley and a better City for all of us.

Liberty Hill recently posted my comments to their blog. Read more after the jump:

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Consolidated Planning Community Meetings

Is your organization interested in applying for block grants this year?

The City is organizing a series of Consolidated Planning Community Meetings to solicit and engage the public in providing feedback on their respective neighborhood needs before submitting the annual consolidated plan to the Federal Government.

A San Fernando Valley meeting is scheduled for:

Pacoima Neighborhood City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima CA 91331
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

More information after the jump:


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