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Neighborhood Councils

July 25, 2019, 10am PDT
A new Los Angeles initiative looks to neighborhood councils to lead disaster planning efforts that involve more residents.
Smart Cities Dive
June 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Voters might have approved transit funding multiple measures by wide margins in Los Angeles County in recent years, but actual project proposals still have trouble appealing at the hyper-local level.
Los Angeles Daily News
November 10, 2017, 10am PST
UCLA Graduate Students Association President Michael Skiles recently announced a plan to break with the Westwood neighborhood Council and establish a new neighborhood council that speaks for the development interest of students.
Curbed Los Angeles
April 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
In Seattle, City Hall wants to open the neighborhood planning process to new demographics. The changes have rattled traditional neighborhood councils.
Next City
July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
May 24, 2012, 5am PDT
Roger Valdez gives his take on the new obstructionism that is dominating public participation and holding up much-needed growth in Seattle and elsewhere.
Crosscut
March 12, 2009, 10am PDT
San Pedro, CA is the scene of a battle between developers and locals, and local neighborhood councils are using increasingly sophisticated organizing tools to bring residents to the table.
The Los Angeles Times