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Neighborhood Councils Fear Impact Of Consolidation

From The Los Angeles Daily News The decision by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday to merge the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment into another city agency has raised concern over the future of the city’s decade-old experiment with grass-roots democracy. To Villaraigosa and many city and neighborhood council leaders, the proposal …

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DONE’s General Manager Bong Hwan Kim Steps Down

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be merged with the Community Development Department (CDD). Mr. Kim has resigned as the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) for the City of Los Angeles. BongHwan (BH) Kim has been actively involved in advancing social, political and economic development in …

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LA City Council Meeting Tuesday

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010 10:00 A.M. JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 Items for Which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held – Items 11-18 (10 Votes Required for Consideration) ITEM NO. (11) – Motion Required 09-0600-S159 …

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LA City Council delays decision on layoffs to address budget crisis

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday put off tough decisions on a looming budget crisis – despite warnings that any delay would only worsen the city’s financial position. Hundreds of people packed City Council chambers to lobby against budget cuts. For 22 years, Linda Pickler’s worked for the city of …

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Submarine Los Angeles is decommissioned from active fleet

The nuclear-powered attack submarine Los Angeles had been in the fleet for a dozen years, mostly patrolling the Pacific to keep a close watch on Russian subs, when Caleb Schrum was born. On Saturday, Schrum, now 21 and a Navy petty officer second class, gently lowered the American flag on …

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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Launch Of Interactive Budget Survey

New survey is designed to garner feedback and educate residents on the challenges of balancing the City’s Budget LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the launch of the ‘Los Angeles Budget Challenge’, an interactive online budget survey that allows Angelenos to provide input on real budget issues the …

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