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Charlotte Laws, Ph.D.
Member of the
 Greater Valley Glen Council
21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Tel.  818.346.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690
drlaws@adelphia.net
 

Dr. Charlotte Laws - Councilperson Valley Glen


Survey Results from the Congress of Neighborhoods on October 9, 2004
(as tallied by DONE)

1.  Were you an active part of a group in trying to influence governmental decision-making or improving your neighborhood before you got involved in Neighborhood Councils? 

 

54%  (25) = Yes

46%  (21) = No

 

2.  The stateís Brown Act (the ďopen meetings lawĒ) applies to Neighborhood Councils, and the City Charter requires that Neighborhood Councils do their business in an open and fair manner.  Which best reflects the way you would like to see it apply to Neighborhood Councils?

 

49%  (23)  =  Keep it the way it is.  < Previous Congress: 54%  (68) > 

  0%    (0)   =  Exempt the Neighborhood Councils from it.  < 4%  (5) >

45%  (21)  =  Change or eliminate certain parts that apply to Neighborhood                                                                          Councils.   < 39%  (49) >

  6%    (3)   =  Donít Know/No Opinion  < 39%  (49) > 

 

3.  Are we better off or worse off with Neighborhood Councils?

 

78%  (36) =  Better   < Previous Congress:  80%  (90) >

  2%     (1) =  Worse   < 3%  (3) >

15%    (7) =  Same     < 10%  (11) >

   4%    (2) =  Donít Know/No Opinion  < 7%  (8) >

 

4.  Are you being offered the training you feel you need?

 

61%  (24) =  Yes  < Previous Congress: 67%  (69) >

21%    (8) =  No    < 20%  (21) >

18%  (17) =  Donít Know/No Opinion  < 13%  (13) > 

 

5. Please give a letter grade, like in school, to:

 

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment  

B-   7.12    < Previous Congress:  B   7.60 >

 

Board of Neighborhood Commissioners

C+  6.45    < Previous Congress:  B-  7.20 > 

         

City Council

C+  6.37    < Previous Congress:  B-  7.18 >

                                                          

Your Neighborhood Council

B    8.14     < Previous Congress:  B-  7.06 >