Mon04212014

Last updateThu, 17 Apr 2014 10pm

LOS ANGELES Monday, April 21st 2014 8:44

 

   DEMOCRACY AT RISK

 

 

My Twitter Updates

From MailChimp
City Watch CityWatch - http://t.co/ckynQHCDpG For Friday, April 18, 2014. Check it out!
Friday, 18 April 2014 06:02
From MailChimp
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:52
From MailChimp
Friday, 11 April 2014 04:00

Jump For Joy!

 




Neighborhood Politics header

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you missed it - front pg. header
From CityWatch


 

Your Life … in jelly beans!

Politics! Leon Panetta’s favorite recipe … for good government

Can you watch this? Chilling gun PSA from Bloomberg


Awww. Animal video of the week … with a surprise … and heart tugging … ending!

And now folks … here’s why you DO NOT take a selfie while standing near a train track

 


 

  

You Could Be Moving and Not Know It

Font Size

CITYWATCH - LA’s redistricting process begins this month. The goal is to have district map drafts ready sometime in February.

It also means that your Council District boundaries could change and you could have a new City Councilperson to make friends with. In addition to new council representation, your city services could be affected for the next ten years.


This is one of those government exercises citizens need to track and participate in. It can make a difference in your life … at least as it relates to City Hall.

The City Redistricting Commission plans 15 public hearings between December 5 and January 10. You can find the hearing schedule, the names of the commissioners, maps … and a few other helpful things … at the Commission’s website.

Commission Executive Director Westall’s (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) media release said “We need to hear from the residents of Los Angeles. It is important that residents in every neighborhood in the City participate in the process.”

Let’s take him at his word. You can attend a hearing and use your two minutes or you can email your thoughts, ideas … demands. You can also, of course, submit longer comments in writing at the hearings.

If you look at a map of the current historically gerrymandered council districts in LA you will see that the Commission can use your help. And, best you get your two cents in as loud and as often as possible. I need not remind you that special interests and ‘special’ neighborhoods will turning the screws to make sure their interests are tended to.

Although not mentioned in the Chairman’s press release, it is also an opportunity for Neighborhood Councils to make their presence felt. And, who should know the City’s neighborhoods better?

To paraphrase the commercial, this is one of those moments where you either buy now … or you could pay much more later.

Info:  Los Angeles City Redistricting Commission web address.

(Ken Draper is the editor of CityWatch. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) -cw

Tags: Council Districts, City Redistricting Commission, Los Angeles redistricting







CityWatch
Vol 9 Issue 96
Pub: Dec 2, 2011

 

Share
Jack Humphreville Promo 1