New acronym to remember: SFVCOG

Valley-by-550.jpgIf you're one of those who never memorized what SCAG or WBMWD stand for, well, it has never really mattered. It's the same for this new entry of local semi-officialdom, but some folks in the Valley are thrilled that as of next Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors votes it into existence, there will now be a formal San Fernando Valley Council of Governments. The members will be the cities of Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and of course Los Angeles. Yeah, there are two Valley cities prominently missing — Calabasas and Hidden Hills — but who's counting? “The Valley has not been first on a lot of people’s list,” says Robert Scott, director of the Mulholland Institute at the Valley Economic Alliance. “Now it can be.”

Flickr photo by jver64 at ZevWeb

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