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Valley City Council Meetings Canceled Due to Budget

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At a City Council meeting at Van Nuys City Hall | Photo by alexbcthompson via Flickr
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To give more access to the city's widespread public, the L.A. City Council began holding meetings in the Valley on the first Friday of the month. But now, with the city's dire budget situation, those meetings are canceled until at least the new fiscal year, Councilman Dennis Zine announced this morning during today's meeting in Van Nuys.

That's not sitting well with some Valley residents. "I contend it may actually cost LESS when the City Council meets in the Valley because far fewer bureaucrats make their way out here as opposed to just going downstairs at City Hall," wrote Glenn Bailey, a resident who is involved with city hall issues, in an e-mail. "But even if the cost was slightly more, is it too much to ask that only once a month the full City Council meet in the Valley, which comprises over 40% of the City's population?"

Residents can still watch and speak during public comment via a live video feed set up at satellite city halls in Van Nuys and San Pedro.