What galls me most of all about the utter contempt with which L.A.’s political and civic elite treats the neighborhoods and the people of the city is that we miss the opportunity to mobilize our human resources for the greater good of everyone.
Sooner or later, they have to be made to understand that this is our L.A.; it belongs to the people and we can make it the kind of city that it ought to be — not the kind of city that tramples on the interests, values and needs of the people and slavishly serves the special interests without regard to the common good.
Here’s just one of th 1,000 proofs of what I say, today’s email from the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council which shows the kind of good works that communities are doing all over L.A.:
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Neighborhood Councils, resident associations, service clubs, religious institions and community groups of every type, race and philosophical point of view contribute to the health and well-being of our L.A. every day.
What does it say about the City Hall’s political culture that not one single elected official will stand with the people and denounce a system sees the public as nothing but a cash cow to provide sweetheart contracts and handsome paydays to unions, contractors, developers, lobbyists and consultants?