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Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) issues fascinate LAist. Created by a City Charter amendment, neighborhood councils have been established by Mayor Hahn as a cornerstone of his administration—but it's been slow going in some districts.

Four out of about 81 neighborhood councils have yet to hold initial elections for a Board of Directors. The reasons behind these tardy elections are as diverse and unique as the neighborhoods themselves.

For instance, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) cannot move forward after losing a boundary dispute with the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC).