Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where's Koretz?

We've posted from time to time about an effort by students and Westwood businesses to carve out a new neighborhood council from within the current one. LA has a procedure for doing so, but in reality a lot depends on what the local city councilman, Paul Koretz, wants to happen. So far, all we have is this photo which appears to align him with the existing arrangements. However, the procedure is in motion:  (from the Bruin)

City officials have approved an election for students and Westwood community members to create a new neighborhood council. Westwood Forward, a coalition of students and Westwood community members, submitted an application to subdivide the Westwood Neighborhood Council in December because they felt the current council did not adequately represent students or address their concerns. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which oversees neighborhood councils, approved the application Monday.
Once the department reviews the application, it determines whether stakeholders within the proposed boundaries can vote to break apart the current neighborhood council. Students and community members will have the opportunity to create the North Westwood Neighborhood Council, containing Westwood Village, UCLA and the North Village, should the vote pass...

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