To Villaraigosa and many city and neighborhood council
leaders, the proposal - which will eliminate some two dozen positions and save an estimated $2 million - will help chip away the bureaucracy at City Hall.
The Education and Neighborhoods Commission said it wants the city Ethics Commission to continue developing a special form that neighborhood council
members would fill out to detail any specific conflicts they might have in local matters if they are asking that a special council file be created.
The vote was considered a win-lose by neighborhood council
activists who had long pushed for the authority to officially introduce ideas into city government.
It is one more step in bringing government closer to the people and the people closer to the government," said Leonard Schaffer, president of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council
and a member of the Neighborhood Council
The decision to move oversight of elections from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to the city clerk was one of several key recommendations put forward by the Neighborhood Council
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
President Doug Epperhart said some neighborhood councils
are ready for graduate-level workshops on empowerment.
The Neighborhood Council
Review Commission rejected the "mini city councils" concept but called for less bureaucracy.
In a win for neighborhood council
activists seeking a greater say in development decisions, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Friday that city law can be changed to allow local boards the right to appeal land-use rulings.
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council
Reseda Neighborhood Council
Five years after the launch of Los Angeles' first experiment in grass-roots democracy, confidence in the neighborhood council
system has plummeted, a survey released today says.
asked Guy Leemhuis of the Neighborhood Council
Volunteer council members also complain about the seemingly endless form-filing required from the all-volunteer neighborhood council