December 18, 2006

Unneighborly Neighborhood Councils

The LA Times reports on where 86 neighborhood councils have taken the city so far:

Seven years after a network of neighborhood councils was created to give Los Angeles residents a greater voice in city politics, the groups' effectiveness remains blunted by infighting, poor community outreach and a lack of influence with key city departments...

Infighting? Surely not in our banana-shaped haven, where neighborhood elections were delayed three times. No, not here. We're too busy procuring pencils:

Jeff Gardner of the Atwater Village council said his group provided supplies to two local elementary schools, including a new library for one.

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