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Friday, August 14, 2009

Transportation department moves to improve relations with neighborhood councils

The city's network of neighborhood council are supposed to be kept updated about municipal activities in their communities. But they are often kept in the dark. But, ever so slowly, the neighborhood councils and city departments are developing the process for keeping communities informed. On Saturday, representatives of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils Coalition will meet in Glassell Park with officials of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to hammer out an agreement - called a Memo of Understanding or MOU - to make sure the councils remain in the loop.

The proposed agreement would require that the department assign an employee to attend council meetings and respond to requests for information. Also, the LADOT would seek neighborhood council input about major projects or policy changes.

The meeting will be held at 10 am at the Glassell Park Community Center, according to officials with the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council.

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