Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser Down the Rabbit Hole of Traffic Barriers, Council District Officials, Neighborhood Associations, City Agencies, City Hall and Lawsuits. “Barrier” 1.  A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access.2.  A circumstance or obstacle that prevents communication or that keeps people or things apart.3.  A medieval war…

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Suing the City Over Barriers. Opening Brief

  TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I.          Introduction................................................................................................    1 II.        Scope of Review.........................................................................................    1 III.       The Administrative Record......................................................................    3 IV.       State Law Dictates What Cities Can and Cannot   Do With Streets...........................................................................................    4 V.        Vehicle Code Requirements…

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16th Place/CIM wall Follow Up JUNE 2012

16th Place/CIM wall Follow Up JUNE 2012TNN continues to document the interaction between 16th Pl residents and Councilman Wesson.  JUNE 2012 Dedicated readers will remember our article about the plight of the residents who woke up one morning to discover their pristine views of the Hollywood Hills had been replaced with a concrete wall erected overnight by…

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16th Place/CIM wall Follow Up APRIL 2012

As promised, TNN continues to keep updates on the efforts of the 16th Place residents to engage Councilman Wesson in their effort to resolve the many problems created by the overnight installation of a cement wall by the CIM development company. This wall has destroyed their pricless views of the…

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Councilman Wesson and Redistricting

Councilman Wesson and RedistrictingWhat a Long Strange Trip It's Been On March 16, City Council accepted, without any serious debate and few amendments, the final map submitted to them by the Redistricting Commission. CD 10 gained a little bit more of Koreatown and   Councilman Parks district lost the street he lives on. After the…

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Councilman Wesson? Hello? Anybody Home? Follow up to 'the Mediator'

As we reported in the last issue, the residents from 16th Place, (who reside on a hill above Venice and San Vicente) have been attempting to engage Councilman Wesson’s mediation skills in an effort to remedy the serious impact the wall of the new development at Midtown Crossing, has had…

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Councilman Wesson. The Mediator?

In the August Issue 2011 #19 we filed a report about how a group of 16th Place residents, living on top of a hill at Venice and San Vicente, woke up to find their “million dollar hilltop view’” of the Hollywood Hills blocked by a huge cement wall erected overnight…

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CD Elections and Councilman Wesson's Missed Vote

Currently nine potential candidates, vying to represent CD10 at City Hall, are jumping through the preliminary hoops (gathering 500 signatures and raising a minimum of funding) in order to qualify as a viable candidate for the March elections. Chris Brown, Austin Dragon, Gavin Glynn, Andrew Kim, Mike J. Manley, Luis…

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Wesson's Gate? What Requested Documents Reveal

Since the downsizing of the larger city newspapers and the growth of desktop publishing, local community news sources have stepped in to celebrate, ruminate and investigate their local neighborhoods and politicians. It has become more difficult for local politicians to keep information about their activities under their spin and “politics…

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Paycuts For Our Councilman?

Councilman Wesson, along with other councilmembers, enjoys one of the highest government salary’s in the nation, $178,789. Yet while thousands of city employees are losing their jobs, taking pay cuts or are going on furloughs, he is among 7 Councilmembers who has, so far,  refused to take a pay cut. …

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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