May 21, 2009

City Council to AVNC: 'You Do Stuff'

BEHIND THE SCENES of the recent fight to keep funding for Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, as covered in the LA Weekly:
Sitting inside the City Council chambers before last week's budget meeting, council member Tom LaBonge conceded to a concerned neighborhood council representative from Atwater Village, "You do stuff." But, he also told activist Leonora Gershman-Pitts that if faced with closing recreation centers and parks — to date, no such plan has been proposed — he'd cut neighborhood councils first. Gershman-Pitts nodded as LaBonge added, "Don’t worry, you're not gonna walk away with nothing."

1 comment:

Leonora Gershman said...

Hey, there I am.