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Skid Row residents and activists campaign for separate neighborhood council




A sign reading 'Skid Row' is painted on a wall next to the Los Angeles Mission, September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States.
A sign reading 'Skid Row' is painted on a wall next to the Los Angeles Mission, September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States.
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A movement is growing among Skid Row residents and activists to establish an independent neighborhood council.  Skid Row is home to one of the largest homeless populations in the country and has long been a part of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, but some argue the community's needs are underrepresented. 

Host Alex Cohen speaks to Jeff Page aka General Jeff, Chair of the Skid Row Neighborhood Council Formation Committee and former Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council member, about the steps toward establishment of an independent neighborhood council.