About 60 community activists, most of them members of Neighborhood Councils, met Saturday at LA City College in the first NC Action Summit — an alternative to next week’s Congress of Neighborhood Councils sponsored by the city and dominated by the mayor and other officials’ agendas.
The theme of Saturday’s counter event was “Less Talk, More Action.”
A proposed initiative campaign to slash the salaries of the nation’s highest paid elected city officials’ salaries in half was the first of six items on the Action Summit’s agenda. It was supported on a 32-20 vote.
Famed LA journalist Betty Pleasant, “Soulvine” columnist for the Wave Newspapers, moderated the discussion with Doug Epperhart, who is leading the “half-off solution” campaign, and activist Bill Christopher who has misgivings about whether it’s the right way to go. Pleasant was interviewed later by Greg Nelson and myself.