Los Angeles is part of 100 Resilient Cities, a worldwide effort pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) that is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Members from the 100 Resilient Cities team will be presenting the campaign in Los Angeles, and will discuss how Neighborhood Councils play an important part in making LA resilient.

This event is open to all
This special presentation will be a featured part of the North Hills West Neighborhood Council monthly General Board Meeting for August 16th
Location Sams Cafe – New Horizons 15725 Parthenia Street,  North Hills
Meet & Greet & Refreshments from 6:30 pm,  meeting from 7:00 pm
Plenty of free off street on site parking

More details about the Council and venue at:   nhwnc.net

Ready Your LA Neighborhood

During a disaster, your neighbors may be your closest source of help.

Are you and your neighbors prepared to respond and help each other?

The City of Los Angeles is developing a program called Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) to help your family and your neighborhood               prepare for disasters.

RYLAN gives you the steps to take immediately after a disaster to help keep you and your family safe.  It provides the tools to prepare and organize your neighborhood to respond together in that first hour after a disaster to reduce injuries, protect your property and the environment, and most importantly, to save lives.

The program has a variety of things you can do to increase your readiness. Watch the video below to learn more:


Safe and Thriving Angelenos
We’re building the capacity of individual families and businesses — both to prepare for and recover from emergency events, and build long-term financial security. We’re also seeking to cultivate and grow L.A.’s future leadership, by partnering with young Angelenos to advance equity and stewardship in our communities.

Strong and Connected Neighborhoods
When disaster strikes, we know that recovery starts in our local communities and networks — and we need to further empower and engage our neighborhood organizations to foster local resilience and social cohesion. These local networks also play a critical role in climate adaptation for our most vulnerable communities. We’re also taking action to reduce local health and wellness disparities while increasing economic security for all Angelenos.

Prepared and Responsive City
We are setting measurable goals to build our City’s leadership in resilience, integrating tools and technology to prioritize our most vulnerable in decision-making, and fostering faster and more efficient disaster preparedness and recovery. We’re also modernizing our city’s aging infrastructure for the future, and developing ways to provide more safe and affordable housing to improve economic security of Angelenos.

Pioneering and Collaborative Partner
Our work doesn’t stop at our city’s borders. We recognize the role we play globally, as part of the 100 Resilient Cities network, and the leadership we can provide to our region and beyond. We will continue to uphold principles of climate resilience as a city, and will engage our public, private and philanthropic leadership to be a model through advocacy, infrastructure investment, and partnerships.


Resilient Los Angeles charts a path forward, toward a safer, more equitable, and prepared Los Angeles. Below are a number of steps you can take today to become a resilience-builder. These steps will help you increase your personal preparedness, and gain the education and training necessary to be a resource for your family, neighbors, city, and region in times of need.

RESILIENT LOS ANGELES: DownloadResilient Los Angeles and visit our website at lamayor.org/resilience

NOTIFYLA: NotifyLA is the City of
Los Angeles’ official mass notification system, used to send voice messages, text messages, and email messages to residents and businesses during emergencies and disasters. Sign-up for NotifyLA atemergency.lacity.org/notifyla

READY YOUR L.A. NEIGHBORHOOD (RYLAN): Review Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood resources atemergency.lacity.org/rylanRYLAN gives you the steps to take immediately after a disaster to help keep you and your family safe.

PREPARELA: PrepareLA is an American Red Cross initiative that engages and educates leaders in Los Angeles’ most disaster-vulnerable neighborhoods to build community resilience by providing resources, tools, and training, as well as giving the community a voice in planning for their needs. Use these resources atpreparesocal.org

COOL BLOCKS: The mission of Cool Blocks is to reinvent our cities from
the bottom up to achieve deep carbon reduction, disaster-resilient neighborhoods, and green economic development. Find out more about the program, piloted in Los Angeles, atcoolblock.org/about-us

BRACE + BOLT: Is your house earthquake-ready? If an earthquake happened today, would your house stay on its foundation? You may qualify for up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit of your house. earthquakebracebolt.com

BRUSH CLEARANCE: The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. Find out more herelafd.org/fire-prevention/brush

LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER (LADWP) INCENTIVES: LADWP offers a variety of rebates and programs for our residential customers (tenants, homeowners, and landlords). As a publicly owned utility, LADWP makes these programs available to assist
our customers in using energy and water more efficiently as well as saving money and resources while improving our environment. ladwp.com/save

CITY PLANTS: City Plants is a public- private partnership that plants trees throughout Los Angeles. cityplants.org


California Earthquake Authority is
a not-for-profit, privately funded, publicly managed organization that provides residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake losses. earthquakeauthority.com

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS (CERT): Sign up for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Training at cert-la.com