DONE Watch--Jose! The Neighborhood Council’s broke up with you and your online-voting. Let it go. It’s becoming embarrassing.
JUST SAYIN’--The Budget Advocates were advised this week that Mayor Garcetti is too busy to attend the annual Budget Day.
DONE WATCH--City Councilmember José Huizar and former President George W. Bush share some unfortunate traits proving due diligence isn't their strong suit.
DONE WATCH--I was surprised to see that the City Council is attempting to re-instate funding to have the online voting platform built out for the 62 neighborhood councils that did not do online in 2016.
DONE WATCH-It seems EmpowerLA is doing its darndest to keep a lid screwed on a three-page policy memo, almost as tight as the Nixon administration trying to can the Pentagon Papers.
EASTSIDER-As a civic activist who has served on a neighborhood council, I am deeply concerned about the future of the Neighborhood Council system itself. The following is a letter I wrote to Councilmember David Ryu about the problematic performance of the Department of Neighborhood Emplowerment (DONE) and the need for change. (Photo above: DONE GM Grayce Leiu and LA Controller Ron Galperin.)