Herman Barahona,
Shown above,  a non-U.S. citizen since he arrived to the U.S. as a young boy, who is a city paid Project Coordinator for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, says that he hasn't bothered to become a U.S. citizen because he can't afford the filing fee.

Barahona sent this email message to one of the Neighborhood Council board members: The best advice from the Office of the City Attorney is to avoid recitation of the pledge of allegiance based on the Ninth Circuit Decision in Newdow v. U.S. Congress, 2002 U.S. App. Lexis 28040 (9th Cir. 2002), see attached. Additionally, I sent out an e-mail to all the VNNC board members requesting input on this item and eight recommended against including it, and seven in favor. Barahona failed to explain why Deputy City Attorney Darren Martinez did not have the same advice for the L.A. City Council. They include the pledge of allegiance as part of the agenda at all meetings.

Rita Moreno, who refuses to say whether she is a U.S. citizen, is a city paid Senior Project Coordinator for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
What the Los Angeles
thinks of America?
Rita Moreno
DONE Senior Project Coordinator seen here fidgeting while others say the pledge of allegiance at Neighborhood Council Meeting May 28, 2003
Marianne Kanter,
illegally elected board member chooses to sit through the pledge of allegiance.
So who can vote and run for office in Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils?
Answer: Illegal aliens, sex offenders, and fugitives.
Marianne's husband pretends to show some patriotism.
The Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) oversees Los Angeles' Neighborhood Councils