The civic-minded community activist, Miriam Fogler, sits down at the Van Nuys Civic Center in Van Nuys, California to talk about hers concerns on city government decisions, especially when they vote on issues pertaining to a specific area or neighborhood in which they have no insight or personal investment, This occurs often in areas that have less representatives, like the San Fernando Valley and South Los Angeles.

What Miriam wants is to have a video conference or Skype technology in the Van Nuys Government Center in order to communicate with Los Angeles City Council downtown. This would serve to better represent the stakeholders who work, live and own in the San Fernando Valley, when they can’t travel to City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities