LA Weekly On LA's Neighborhood Councils
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) came is part of the city-charter reform approved by LA voters in June 1999. The fledgling agency faces mounting criticism from grassroots groups who call DONE exclusionary and top-down, and from some City Council members who find Mayor Richard Riordans support of the neighborhood-empowerment measure suspect. The LA Weekly reports on DONE's progress to date.
Thanks to Chris Steins