A Second Look at Neighborhood Councils

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Created by charter reform eight years ago, eighty-nine neighborhood councils have been formed to encourage participation in civic affairs. Without any authority to make policy, they’ve fought a losing battle against bureaucratic inertia and struggled to make any impact on the fifteen members of the City Council. One very basic issue is who gets to sit on neighborhood councils. Last week, the Council began looking at the recommendations of a Review Commission.

Credits

Guests:
Raphael Sonenshein - California State University, Los Angeles - @SonensheinPBI, Bill Rosendahl - Los Angeles City Council - @Bill_Rosendahl, Bonghwan Kim - Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Mary Benson - Vice President, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Dan Konecky