Friday, June 03, 2005

Neighborhood Councils? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Neighborhood Councils!

Recently released from City Hall is a ten (or nine, depending on the format) page document entitled:

A Fresh Start - The Villaraigosa Administration - Preliminary/Executive Summary May 31, 2005.

In it the new mayor states his overall philosphy about Los Angeles. He opines on schools, jobs, police, city commissions, traffic, ethics, fire, public safety, civil rights, terrorist attacks, ambulances, business, taxes, and many other subjects.

But there are two words that do not even appear in this statement about his Fresh Start - Neighborhood Councils.

This was definitely not what LA Cowboy was expecting as a one year anniversary gift from the new adminstration.

Maybe all the NC's should marshall our meager resources and buy our new Mayor a copy of the old city charter.


Roosevelt High Booster said...

Sounds like there is going to be no place in City Hall for Neighborhood Councils.

But those of us in Boyle Heights could have told you that already.

Pissed in Arleta said...

That was a short honeymoon. He's not even in office yet and he's already trying to get rid of neighborhood councils.

Alex M. said...

I just got a copy of the Fresh Start travesty - and its clear that Antonio has declared war on neighborhood councils.

So, Cowboy - what's next? What do we do?

Anonymous said...

I tried to warn everyone that in Antonio's world - there is only -- Antonio. All he cares about is himself and runing for governor.

R. Martinez said...

Antonio ignored the neighborhood councils when he was a councilman and now that he's Mayor, he's going to try to politicize us for his own purposes, or he will ignore us. But he will not work with us, and it's time we all realize this.