first_imgSURELY the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power didn’t intentionally mean to make it harder for the Valley’s largest charity for the poor to do its good works. But the enormous and impenetrable bureaucracy has done exactly that, and the reason hardly matters to the people who rely on the food, clothes or other charitable services that Meet Each Need with Dignity provides to the San Fernando Valley. MEND has been preparing for a move into a new, bigger location for months. But glitches and miscommunications with the DWP and the Department of Public Works have caused delays that could mean months more before MEND can move. City officials say there’s no harm meant, and there probably isn’t. After all, who would dispute L.A. officials’ incompetence? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But city departments ought to be going out of their way to help MEND, not providing it the same unresponsive and inefficient service it provides to the rest of us.last_img

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