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Welcome to the Mid-City Neighborhood Council!

Join us for our Stakeholder Meeting – the 2nd Monday of Every Month! 

MINC was chartered in 2002 as part of the City of Los Angeles’s Neighborhood Council system. The NC system was created in 1999 to allow those who live, work or worship in a particular neighborhood, i.e., “stakeholders”, an opportunity to have a voice in community and city decisions.  MINC is divided into eleven regions (find out which one you are in?).

You are invited to join us at any of our meetings!  We have a general meeting once a month, as well as a number of monthly committee meetings.  Since the Neighborhood Council functions as a part of the City of Los Angeles, the public is welcomed at all our meetings and all our activities are subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, designed to promote open and transparent government. All MINC meetings and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance on our website and one physical location, the Eleanor G Roberts Aquatic Center, 4526 W. Pico blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90019 in the Mid-City area.  There is a public comments agenda item at every meeting – and any stakeholder is welcome to speak for up to 2-minutes on a given topic.

  • MINC Stakeholder Meeting – 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at the LAPD – Wilshire Division Community Room, 4849 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90019 – next to the Midtown Shopping Center.

For more information, check out the various pages here on our website at mincla.org.  We also have a mailing list where you can receive timely information, as well as a Facebook and Twitter page.

 

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22 July, 2016 12:53

Clean Streets LA Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

Clean Streets LA is a city-wide effort to clean our neighborhoods. The City of LA’s Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) is leading the efforts to clean our neighborhoods by distributing 5,000 new trash cans throughout the city over the next five years, hiring and training additional Sanitation crews, cracking down on illegal dumping, tracking the cleanliness of LA’s streets with a street-by-street assessment system, and working with community partners like YOU to support community-driven clean-up activities.

The Departments of Public Works and Neighborhood Empowerment will distribute awards totaling $25,000 for proposals to improve area neighborhoods based on the strengths of each application, including creativity, innovation, volunteer engagement, and social media strategies. We will also be evaluating the improvement metrics proposed and completed.

Before you begin your application, please review the following eligibility requirements and guidelines. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, or any part of the Clean Streets LA Challenge Application, please email jen.marony

Eligibility

(1) Official Applicant must be either a Neighborhood Council or Community Group/Entity with a valid tax-payer identification number and filing status (i.e. Tax ID, 501(c)(3), etc.).

(2) Applications must include a minimum of three partnering entities (at least one partner must be a Neighborhood Council), which is intended to expand opportunities for jointly hosted neighborhood clean-ups. More than three partnership entities per application is encouraged.

Partnerships could include, but are not limited to: City-elected officials, Mayor’s Volunteer Corps, LAPD Neighborhood Watch groups, Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce beautification committees, senior centers, school groups, church groups, service groups, home-owner associations (HOAs), environmental groups, neighborhood advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, or other elected offices (federal, state, county, commissions).

(3) If Applicant is not a Neighborhood Council, then Applicant must partner with its respective Neighborhood Council, plus one or more additional entities. Non-Neighborhood Council Applicants may be required to submit additional documentation to participate in the contest. If selected for an award, it may be required to disclose any potential conflict of interest prior to accepting funds/awards.

(4) Applicants must go through one of the training workshops that will be hosted by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation throughout the month of August. (We will provide you with a list of dates, times, and places.)

Guidelines

The guidelines for the 2016 Clean Streets LA Challenge are the "rules" of the program. They are provided to help you navigate through this application process.

GETTING STARTED
Neighborhood Councils and Community Groups interested in applying for an award must submit this application (or a printed version) to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment by September 16, 2016 in order to be considered for the Clean Streets LA Challenge. On the following pages, Applicants will be required to develop and submit ALL Five Action Plans in order to fully enroll: A Partnership Plan, Event Plan, Implementation Plan, Marketing and Outreach Plan, and a Reporting and Monitoring Plan. You may find it useful to type your answers in a Word document and transfer them into this Application when you are ready.

When designing your Action Plans, you should decide on projects that can be completed during the Challenge Period:
September 17, 2016 through November 18, 2016.

WHO CAN APPLY
Applications will be accepted from Neighborhood Councils and Community Groups/Entities with a valid tax-payer identification number and filing status (i.e. Tax ID, 501(c)(3), etc.). A Board Member of a Neighborhood Council may apply, but the official Applicant must be the Neighborhood Council. Applicants are required to include a minimum of THREE partnering entities (applicant + two or more partners), which is intended to expand opportunities for jointly hosted neighborhood clean-ups.

Partnerships could include, but are not limited to: City-elected officials, Mayor’s Volunteer Corps, LAPD Neighborhood Watch groups, Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce beautification committees, senior centers, school groups, church groups, service groups, home-owner associations (HOAs), environmental groups, neighborhood advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, or other elected offices (federal, state, county, commissions).

More than three partnership entities may submit one application together — this is both allowed AND encouraged! Partner agencies can offer support by providing technical support, volunteers, and materials and services. Get creative!

PROJECTS
Projects can include neighborhood clean-ups, the creation of a Block Captain Program, Bulky Item Blitz Days with the MyLA311 mobile app, and more. Neighborhood cleanups are encouraged in all communities, however, additional interest is given in neighborhoods whose streets are ranked with a cleanliness score of ‘3’ or ‘2’ as defined by the Clean Streets Index. http://www.cleanstreetsla.org/cleanstat/

CHALLENGE EVALUATION PROCESS
The Department of Public Works and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will review, evaluate, select and determine the most improved neighborhoods based on the strengths of each application, as well as the improvement metrics proposed and completed. Improvement will be determined by using the street-by-street cleanliness baseline released by the City, self-reported improvements by each Applicant, and if needed, assessment by City staff.

The number of projects that will receive awards will be determined by the number of applications received, the number of projects completed successfully during the Challenge Period (September 17 through November 18, 2016), and the criteria used to determine improvement.

AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Awards will be announced in December 2016.

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