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December 21, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many as 100 neighborhood councils may be needed to give residents adequate control over local issues, according to Northridge attorney Lee Kanon Alpert, who became president Monday of a panel that will oversee creation of a councils system. Alpert was elected by members of the new Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, which will develop the neighborhood councils, a concept approved by city voters this year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many as 100 neighborhood councils may be needed to give residents adequate control over local issues, according to Northridge attorney Lee Kanon Alpert, who became president Monday of a panel that will oversee creation of a councils system. Alpert was elected by members of the new Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, which will develop the neighborhood councils, a concept approved by city voters this year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY
San Fernando Valley residents can express their opinions about the creation of a network of neighborhood advisory councils at a series of workshops beginning Wednesday. The Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will hold the first Valley hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holmes Middle School, 9351 Paso Robles Ave., Granada Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1999
San Fernando Valley secessionists are skeptical about the neighborhood council system approved by voters in June as part of the new city charter. They are convinced that the only way to fix Los Angeles is to break it apart, the sooner the better. But for those who maintain an open mind, the election of Northridge attorney Lee Kanon Alpert as president of the new Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is a promising step.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles may need to create more than 100 neighborhood councils to give residents adequate control over local issues, according to Northridge attorney Lee Kanon Alpert, who Monday became the first head of a city panel that will oversee creation of a councils system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2010 | By Martha Groves
The normally straightforward process of starting a neighborhood council has degenerated into an ugly spat over who should be the recognized voice of Westwood. Since last summer, public meetings and communications about a proposed council have been punctuated by shouting, name-calling and accusations, while the blizzard of e-mails that has accompanied the process has been dotted with rude and crude language. "Morons with wacko ideas do not qualify," read the subject line in one electronic message.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Joel Wachs of Studio City one day last week shuttled from a national interview on CBS television to one beamed around the world on CNN. The subject was how he and the city are grappling with the worst police corruption scandal in Los Angeles history: the unfolding allegations that officers at Rampart Division beat, shot and framed innocent people.
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