Click on the two links below to learn about Neighborhood Councils and share your views in the Comments box below about how useful you think the has been.
• Click here to read a July 2 Los Angeles Times op-ed about Neighborhood Councils. Here's an excerpt:
It's been 10 years since the first of the councils rolled out, and they have yet to prove either as revolutionary as their backers hoped or as obstructionist as their opponents feared. And yet, as councils across the city prepare for a new round of elections this summer and fall, they are growing in strength, forming connections to one another and, gradually, becoming an indispensable aspect of Los Angeles politics.