By now you know the story of how Michael McCue, a member of the Studio City Neighborhood Council, who was unjustly removed by well known dangerous enemy of freedom Lisa Sarkin.
You may remember that when the SCNC recalled Michael on spurious charges at west, against the will of a majority of the stakeholders, Sarkin told the stakeholders they had no business speaking out in favor of McCue.
Pissed off stakeholders attempted to remove Sarkin for very specific charges, including violations of the Brown Act and other Neighborhood Council rules in her illegal removal of McCue. However the fix was in because Sarkin's stooges on the panel voted against the will of the citizenry and saved Sarkin's ass.
Paul Hatfield has provided excellent coverage of the entire mess including very cogent analysis of why both McCue and Sarkin should not have had to go through a recall. Lisa Sarkin, once again proving her role as an enemy (a dangerous one) of freedom excoriated CityWatch, a respected local news source, for even printing one of Hatfield's commentaries.
Lisa Sarkin is one of those toe tag NIMBY hypocrites that unfortunately wields a disproportionate amount of power in her community. This happens when there are folks who might be financially set and who unlike most folks in LA have the time to attend every meeting, hearing and powwow in LA. They are good at turning out decent crowds of their fellow suburban cranks and manage to burn their name and image in the soft brains of the elected officials and government officials in their area that those officials think that NIMBYs like Sarkin somehow actually represent the masses. Lisa is a hypocrite who thinks she knows better than anyone else.
You have a chance however to make a difference. If you are a stakeholder in Studio City - which can include you if all you have even done is buy a stick of gum in Studio City per the crazy rules of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment - vote NO on Lisa Sarkin and vote YES to restore and re-elect Michael McCue. Our Neighborhood Councils need to be representative of the public at large and not just a handful of suburban cranks.