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Getting involved with a neighborhood council is a powerful way to participate in local government and help make city government more responsive to local needs.

But it also requires doing the difficult, tedious, and time-consuming work of complying with Robert's Rules of Order, the neighborhood council bylaws, regulations from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the City Charter, the Brown Act, the California Public Records Act, and more.

These guides, along with the Neighborhood Council Management System (NCMS) are designed to make it easier, so you can spend more of your time representing your community and making government more responsive to local needs.