your los angeles neighborhood councils, proudly spending money in...

except for the two using what are probably residential connections, none of the neighborhood councils managed to find a host within the city of los angeles. (pasadena and santa monica are close, but not quite.)

the east hollywood neighborhood council wins some sort of prize for managing to host outside of the united states.

what i don’t get is why each of the neighborhood councils needs to fend for themselves on this. the city of los angeles appears to have its own datacenter, and surely it would make sense for them to just plop a machine in the rack to handle all of these. heck, it would be like a two-week job (four weekends?) to knock together a basic neighborhood council website toolkit with calendar, weblog, forums, etc.

(for the record again, this site is hosted in los angeles, in koreatown.)