From the "cyberpage" that is the LA Observed Blog, are the comments of one Bill Boyarsky. For those outside of the LA insider community, Boyarsky is, like "WWG", a "westside" residing, retire scribe from the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET", who when not bloggin on "OBSERVING WEST L.A. LIFE AND HIS TIMES", sits on the LA City Ethics Commission.
Today, Boyarsky can be found opining on the report, pertaining to refining the Neighborhood Council system. You can read his views on the provided link. But what I would like to do here, is provide the "THREAD" for dialog on the "WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW and WHY" needs to be done, to achieve the best potential for the Neighborhood Council System.
For one who may have a chance to sit on a Neighborhood Council in the near future, I find myself cynical on the role, and influence that Neighborhood Councils can have. I read here the dubious exploits of the likes of "LA RAZA 32". The Lincoln Heights Council where minors vote, and some would say are control by an "THREE LETTER BLOB" who would "CHAVEZ RAVINE" the Greater Hazard Park Community. A former Northridge Neighborhood Council Czar, who wanted to turn over public money to a "DO IT CENTER LOCAL". And most recently,the exploits of "CITIZEN BRADLEY".
But I also remember the charge against Prop R led by the likes of Lyons, Jacobberger and the current fight against DWP rate hikes. And hopefully the accomplishments of a certain blogger on a NoHo Council.
My simple thoughts aside, sway me either way. I leave that to the NC experts of this blog to do the swaying and comments.
save_the_neighborhood_councils.php">Bill Boyarsky: Save the neighborhood councils from city hall
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