Legal Issues
Ethics Issues



Click Here to review the new responses from the staff of the Ethics Commission that grew out of the questions raised at the Alliance Meeting of 9/15 regarding the City's Ethics Ordinance as it applies to Neighborhood Councils.

Click Here for answers to commonly asked questions regarding legal issues provided by the City Attorney.


1.    Is the Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils affiliated with the LA City Department of Neighborhood Empowerment?

        No, the Alliance is not formally affiliated with the Department or the City.   It is intended to be an independent vehicle for communication between Neighborhood Councils.   Eventually, it will become a private 501c.4 non-profit corporation.  The Alliance will, however, interact with the Department and the City Council on issues which impact the Citywide System of Neighborhood Councils.


2.    Who is a stakeholder?

        For the purposes of organizing a Neighborhood Council, "a Community Stakeholder is defined as any individual who lives, works or owns property in a Neighborhood Council area. In addition, Community Stakeholder status may be identified by participation in, among other things, educational institutions, religious institutions, community organizations or other non-profit organizations, block clubs, neighborhood associations, homeowners associations, apartment associations, condominium associations, resident associations, school/parent groups, faith based groups and organizations, senior groups and organizations, youth groups and organizations, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, service organizations, park advisory boards, boys and girls clubs, cultural groups, environmental groups, codewatch, neighborhood watch, police advisory board groups, and/or redevelopment action boards."






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