CD 2 City Councilman Paul Krekorian to hold Townhall Meeting on the future of the Neighborhood Council System
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event Date: Oct. 24, 2010
Contact: Jeremy Oberstein, (213) 359-8506
LOS ANGELES - Following the rousing success of his first Neighborhood Council Workshop, Councilmember Paul Krekorian is poised to host the second such town hall on Sunday, Oct. 24 on the campus of USC.
The workshop will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and affords neighborhood council members throughout Los Angeles who may not have had the opportunity to attend the first workshop to speak about the future of local empowerment, including the chance to help shape that movement through a series of break-out sessions.
The second Neighborhood Council Workshop follows September’s session, in which more than 100 residents hashed out the future of local democracy, during which issues such as funding, ethics and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) were discussed in lively group chats. The workshop will take place in the Founder’s Room of USC’s Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
When: Sunday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Founder’s Room of USC’s Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
Why: The future of the city's 92 neighborhood councils remains in doubt. While these instruments of local democracy remain vibrant tools of neighborhood empowerment, what lies ahead for their funding, ethics guidelines and the city department that oversees their operations is very much up in the air. This workshop will elicit ideas while providing a roadmap for the future of neighborhood councils throughout Los Angeles.
** Neighborhood Council Members and Angelinos need to work with Councilman Krekorian and others, to protect our Neighborhood Councils and maintain DONE as a "stand alone" department.
Scott Johnson in CD 14