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L.A. City Council Meetings Come Back to the Valley

At a previous City Council meeting in Van Nuys | Photo by alexbcthompson via LAist Featured Photos
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Does this mean the budget is fixed? For a few years, the Los Angeles City Council met in the San Fernando Valley monthly to add great accessibility -- after all, the Valley is nearly half the physical size of the city -- but then the idea was shelved due to budget cuts earlier this year.

Well, it's back, thanks to a vote earlier this week and City Council President Eric Garcetti, a Valley native who now represents over-the-hill neighborhoods like Hollywood, Echo Park and Glassell Park, is pleased with the move.

“I am proud that every City Council meeting is broadcast online, on television and by telephone, and that people can even address the Council via video link," he said in a statement today. "But live meetings are the most important way for people to engage with their government, which is why I worked to make sure that bringing City Council meetings to Van Nuys is at the top of the list as the economic situation improves."

Meetings will be held at the Van Nuys Civic Center every two months starting October 1st.