Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Galpin Ford - 2nd floor meeting room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (at the 405)
Parking: Free parking in the Galpin Lot on the West side of Orion
Please do not park in the customer service areas.
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Reports by Valley VOTE Committees
( ~5 minutes for each including Q&A)
Housing Vic Viereck
DWP update Jack Humphreville
Transportation Bart Reed
Nuclear Power Joe Vitti
Membership Richard Leyner
7:30pm- 8:00pm Ron Kaye
Ron Kaye is the former editor of the Los Angeles Daily News where he spent 23 years helping to make the newspaper the voice of the San Fernando Valley and fighting for a city government that serves the people and not special interests. Twice in recent years, Los Angeles Magazine listed Kaye among the city’s most influential people, specifically in the area of politics. He is now committed to carrying on his crusade for a greater Los Angeles as an ordinary citizen. Previously, Ron also worked at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Associated Press, and numerous other papers throughout his distinguished journalistic career. You can now find him at community events, on radio and TV or at meetings with other activists who are working hard for a greater Los Angeles. He firmly believes that Informed, involved and organized, the people can change L.A. Ron helped defeat Measure B last year that saved the ratepayers of Los Angeles an estimated 2 Billion dollars. Check out his blog at http://ronkayela.com/
Ron has also launched OurLA.org -- a community-based online newspaper for the 21st century. Our LA is a nonprofit that belongs to the community and depends on their efforts as citizen journalists and concerned citizens. It brings together the content of local websites and bloggers, professional journalists and experts into a single comprehensive LA news site.
We are pleased to have Ron take time out of his busy schedule to visit Valley VOTE and bring us up to date on what's happening at City Hall.
8:00pm - 8:30pm Alex Rubalcava
Alex Rubalcava is President and Founder of Rubalcava Capital Management, an investment advisory firm located in West Los Angeles that manages investment portfolios for clients seeking long term growth of capital. Mr. Rubalcava is an LA County pension expert who has spent years analyzing the funding mechanisms, administration and actuarial assumptions of the public pension system - and five years ago publicly forecast the current pension crisis. Mr. Rubalcava has advised LA City and County officials, state lawmakers, the LA Area Chamber, BizFed, the media, community groups and others on the issues.
Alex will discuss the impact public pensions are having on current and future city, county, and state budgets.
The public and press are invited to the meeting.
The next regular monthly meeting of Valley VOTE will be Monday, May 17, 2010 at Galpin Ford.
Valley VOTE Mission Statement
Valley VOTE, a diverse coalition of San Fernando Valley residents, businesspeople, educators, community activists, and organizations, is committed to exploring and fostering the implementation of programs that empower the people of the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles, to improve local governance, education and public participation on policy matters.