The passage of time, the prospect of charter reform and the realization that secession is loaded with unforeseeable consequences have robbed momentum from the San Fernando Valley's movement for independence.

While Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment, or VOTE, forges ahead with its campaign to prompt the Local Agency Formation Commission to study secession, many others in the community are taking a wait-and-see attitude...

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