The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) was at a meeting of the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance committee of the City Council, Wednesday, Sep. 21 to report their progress on overhauling “citizen engagement.” (Video here.)
Kathy Nyland, director of DON, walked back everything the Mayor said at his infamous press conference of July 13, where he announced that the City would cut ties with the 30-year-old District Council system and replace it with a Commission of his own choosing.
“We’re not dissolving. We’re not disbanding. We’re not disengaging,” Nyland said. “It’s not taking chairs away, it’s bringing more chairs to the table.”