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Want Trees Trimmed And Potholes Fixed? Try Your Neighborhood Council

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A screenshot of an interactive map shows the location of L.A.'s 99 Neighborhood Councils. (Courtesy of Empower LA)

Knowing who to call at City Hall to get trees trimmed, illegal dumping cleaned up and potholes fixed can be tricky. One solution: contact your Neighborhood Council.

There are 99 across the city, elected groups from different communitues, which aim to make neighborhood life a little more enjoyable. Plus a whole lot more. See it as DIY democracy.

Harbor Gateway North's Neighborhood Council, squished between Carson, Torrance, Gardena and Compton, seemed especially robust to us, so we went to check it out.

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