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City Council Strengthens Neighborhood Council Department

BREAKING: The City Council, just moments ago, unanimously approved a motion (.pdf) to add five positions to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which oversees the city’s 91 neighborhood councils. This is a budget-neutral move, transferring $1.3 million from the Community Development Department to ensure DONE can continue its important work as a stand-alone department.
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August 11, 2010 - Posted by | paul krekorian


  1. We are glad that DONE will survive as a stand-alone Department, and we are
    glad that the personnel has five new positions to help in doing the work that does need to be handled as a responsible department. QUESTION—the notice says “transferring $1.3 million from the Community Development Department” , how was this dollar amount determined and why is it being transferred FROM the CDD? PLEASE ADVISE.

    Comment by SARAH RAMSAWACK | August 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Sarah,

      Thank you for your comments, we very much appreciate it! To answer your question, the $1.3 million is the remainder of funds left in the budget of CDD that was transferred to the department during the budget process. This past fiscal year, the Mayor had proposed consolidating DONE and CDD together, and thus the budget that was passed assumed that consolidation would happen and the funds to operate DONE were transferred to CDD. Since consolidation did not happen, the remainder of the funds are being transferred back to DONE. Hope this helps, please let us know if you have more questions.

      Areen Ibranossian
      Deputy Chief of Staff

      Comment by Areen Ibranossian | August 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. In addition, Sarah, you can read more about Wednesday’s action by reading our newest post, Community Cheers “Very Major” Council Vote to Improve Neighborhood Empowerment. Thanks for reading.

    Jeremy Oberstein
    Communications Director

    Comment by Jeremy Oberstein | August 12, 2010 | Reply

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