GELFAND’S WORLD – In the previous column of Feb 16, 2023, we discussed problems at the city’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) and the wholesale resignation of the board of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council (HSDNC) in protest of DONE actions. Nine out of the eleven HSDNC board members have now quit. Their reason for quitting was DONE’s gross misconduct with respect to their neighborhood council, which involved the inappropriate expenditure of $4000 as well as additional threats by DONE’s representative against them. For example, the board members were ordered to attend a private event to be held outside of their district, or else be thrown off their board by DONE.