CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998 |
A group of big business leaders drew a line in the sand Thursday, saying that if a charter reform commission recommends creation of elected neighborhood councils in Los Angeles, it will finance a campaign to persuade voters to reject the idea. The group of 26 corporate chief executives, who call themselves the Los Angeles Business Advisors, has in the past implied its willingness to fund such a campaign. On Thursday, for the first time, it made the threat explicit.
August 24, 1997 |
After nearly two decades of dormancy, Los Angeles' business leaders are wading back into civic life with a series of tentative, sometimes nearly invisible steps that some believe will help revitalize downtown and remake troubled government institutions--but that also raise new doubts and old suspicions about what motivates this revived activism.