Thursday, June 26, 2008

Neighborhood Councils Don't Bring Civility to LA's Echo Park

Is more local democracy a good thing?  It wouldn't seem so based on this LA Times story on the grandaddy of white flight neighborhoods, liberal Echo Park.  Yes, democracy is messy, but should it also be rife with "fiefdoms" and power plays?  Or is low level political manuevering something that works progressively out of the wash?

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