By James Preston Allen, Publisher
I have been thinking lately about the number of people I run into who don’t remember what happened even a decade ago, like the battle to change the Los Angeles City Charter to create Neighborhood Councils. It literally took the threat of secession to move this great city to the premise of expanding democracy to a new level. The promise of this new charter has still not been fully realized, even by those who now have the power in their hands to change the city. Something significant has been forgotten.