News & Notes from East L.A, Echo Park, Elysian Valley & Glassell Park

Tuesday’s Sunset, Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict

  • Wasn’t all this supposed to be public? City Hall players meet in private over redrawing city council district boundaries; Councilman Huizar proponents seek to expand his downtown base. L.A. Times
  • What would it be like if Vanilla Ice moved to Echo Park?  Patch & LAist
  • County commission to vote today on East L.A. cityhood proposal. EGP News
  • Farmers’ market coming to Glassell Park. ASNC Alert
  • New community garden to grow in Elysian Valley. EVNW
  • The Eastsider thanks D. Shaw of Lincoln Heights for supporting the blog with a Reader Sponsorship.
  • Happening Today: Metrolink maintenance yard meeting, Cypress Park; Venezuelan Brass Ensemble performance, El Sereno. Save the Date

One comment

  1. Redistricting is just smoke and mirrors to conceal the bigger issue… accountability. The LA city council is way too small (only 15 members!) to adequately represent our varied neighborhoods. We should be discussing ways to double the number of council districts so our council members aren’t representing such abstract swaths of LA.

    Consider this: Each LA city council member represents about 250,000 people (!) and is payed nearly $180,000 a year (more than 3x the median household income). In NYC they have 51 districts and each council member makes significantly less ($112,500 per council member) representing fewer people (~165,000 constituents). Even Chicago, a city with a much smaller population, has 50 council members.

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