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A Perspective on the Venice Neighborhood Council Elections 2016

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) is standard for the paranoid style in politics. Everybody wants to slice and dice the electorate definitions so as to favor their agenda. This is probably as old as elections. Your opposition is not entitled because X Y Z.  The VNC election vote tally shows little influence from homeless voters....

Mike Chamness, Wascally Wadical, interviewed by Greg Foisie and Ana Orozco

SOC 454 – Sociological Perspectives on Earth in Crisis – Winter 2015 California State University Los Angeles For Dr. Talcott by Ana Orozco, Erik Khachaturyan, and Greg Foisie SOC 454 – Winter 2015 – Group Final Project – Section #1 – Interview Transcript Final #2 Our CSULA student group sought to interview Occupy Venice, and...

Who not to vote for in the June 5th Neighborhood Council Election.

This race has intensified this year, with what might appear to be a few factions circulating their own voting recommendations.  Have no illusions that the largest issue driving this is the development policies of the City of Los Angeles.  This puts the policies and procedures of the Land Use and Planning process at center stage....

Hard Times in Venice for Mayoral Candidate Jan Perry

By Anne Alvarez Jan Perry, 9th District councilperson and mayoral candidate, caused a stir when she attended the November 15 Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) meeting. She was greeted by local residents, who had come to voice their grievances and disapproval towards several of her stances. Community activist Lydia Ponce unleashed her discontent towards the city...

City May Be Growing Tired of Neighborhood Council Experiment

By Jim Smith Could this be the beginning of the end of “grassroots” democracy. First, the city threatened to cut off the money it doles out to its 95 certified neighborhood councils. During the last two years annual funding has been cut from $50,000 to $40,000. Still, the city is shelling out nearly $4 million...