BUDGET PROGRAM REQUEST JUSTIFICATION: BM4701
PERFORMANCE METRICS The metrics associated with this program include the effects of providing adequate administrative support to enhance day to day operations of NCs. Furthermore, these metrics also measure the effect of providing adequate field support to NCs so that they can build capacity, function better and have a desired and tangible impact in their communities. Lastly, these metrics also measure the impact of how Angelenos can connect civically through their NCs and have a voice within their local government. Some of the metrics to evaluate the administrative component of the program include the number of leases processed in a specific timeframe; number of contracts executed in a specific timeframe; increase in the number of inventory logs we have by 30%, etc. For Field support, we are looking at the number of trainings, board retreats, and topic specific online tools we provide to NCs. »»
Are these the best metrics to measure the success of this program? Are there other metrics that could be used to evaluate the outputs, effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of this program? The Department recently underwent an internal reorganization thus we will be adding metrics that might not have been presented before. What are the long-term targets for this program? How were these determined? What are the assumptions that went into this determination? What will be required to meet these targets? The long term target for the program is to increase the ability of Neighborhood Councils to become more self-sufficient. By providing the necessary tools and systems, NCs can be more independent in their operations and utilize less City resources to get things done. We also strive to foster the credibility of NCs as government agencies and ensuring that they perform their role indicated in the City Charter and bring local communities closer to City Government.
COORDINATION WITH OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS This program regularly interfaces with City Departments, Elected Officials, City Council, City Attorney’s Office, Mayor’s Office, Commissions such as the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, Planning Commission and Public Works Commission as well as Risk Management, Department on Disability, General Services, Law Enforcement, etc. PARTNERING WITH RESIDENTS AND CIVIC GROUPS The Neighborhood Council Operations and Field Support Program works to maintain, promote and further enhance the self governing qualities of Neighborhood Councils by ensuring that key operational components function smoothly and give stability and consistency to the 96 NCs in the system thereby ensuring that each NCs’ constituency made up of residents and stakeholders is engaged. This program also aims to develop NCs knowledge-base related to technical, social and political components to ensure that NCs advocate effectively at City Hall.
PROGRAM REVENUE N/A
STATUS OF RECENTLY FUNDED INITIATIVES In FY 15-16, the Department reallocated a Management Analyst II (MAII) into this program and his contributions helped to establish a system of monitoring and tracking for NC agendas which measures how many NCs post their agendas in a timely manner and reach out to their constituency thereby making grassroots government more inclusive and responsive.
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget Proposal