Learn how to make your city work for you at the Government 101 workshop being held tomorrow by LA City Council President Eric Garcetti.
Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti will join Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in hosting Government 101, a workshop that trains local residents to access city resources and become effective advocates for their communities. The morning training will include a tutorial on the City of Los Angeles’s legislative process and information on how residents can influence the process.
Ironically, the Mayor’s involvement in this citizen-empowerment workshop comes one day after CityWatch posted an editorial claiming Villaraigosa had declared himself “the decider:”
The desire to promote grass-roots democracy, and to respect the experience and creativity of those in the neighborhood council system, has taken a back seat to the mayor’s political needs.