Thursday, August 17, 2006

Killing It Would Have Been Better

The LA City Council sent back to committee a proposal to allow neighborhood councils to introduce motions for consideration before the LA City Council.

Thank God.

Councilmember Janice Hahn (District 15) is described as "frustrated" at having to send back the measure to keep it alive. This is only one of a handful of times I have found myself disagreeing with our representative - and this time, vehemently so.

Oddly enough, the public does have the power to influence local legislation through the existing political process. Whether or not they take the time to do so is not my concern. I certainly would hate to see power granted to insular groups of groupthinkers who suffer from little accountability or oversight.

Janice Hahn, do the right thing and continue to ably represent us. I elected you, not them. If they have proposals, they can meet with you the same way I would if I had proposals for city ordinances.

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