Valley VOTE Meeting Notice
Los Angeles City Council Member
will be our featured speaker
Date: Monday, June 19, 2006
Time: 6:45 PM - 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.
6:45PM- 7:30PM Valley VOTE
Reports by Valley VOTE Committees
Housing - Vic Viereck
Land Use Pauline Tallent
LAWA Denny Schneider
Finance Richard Bort
Clean Money Robin Gilbert
Neighborhood Councils Polly Ward
7:30pm - 8:00PM Police Activity League Supporters (PALS)
Mary Ann Conron - Vice President
Greg Baker- Speakers Bureau
Tony Pasano- Speakers Bureau
Mary Ann Conron, Greg Baker and Valley VOTE member Tony Pasano, leaders of the LAPD's Devonshire Division PALS, will present a slide show. The presentation will cover the need for more PALS to promote trust and understanding between today's troubled youth and the police. The building of a youth center in the Northwest San Fernando Valley is a top priority of the Devonshire PALS. The center will provide activities and an environment for youngsters that will help reduce crime and gang activity in the community. Congressman Brad Sherman is providing federal funds to help with the project. The center is expected to provide educational programs, tutoring, field trips, computer training, cultural activities and sports.
8:00PM- 8:30PM Wendy Greuel
Council member Wendy Greuel represents the 2nd District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley since April 4,2002. A life-long resident of the San Fernando Valley, Wendy works tirelessly to fight for the Valley's fair share of the cities resources. She inspires greater citizen participation. Wendy is a leader in the fight to remove the influence of money in politics. She worked diligently to ban fundraising and independent expenditures by city commissioners and is currently promoting full public financing for L.A. City elections.
Wendy led the fight to restructure business taxes to make L.A. more business friendly. To improve traffic conditions, she banned road construction during rush hours, lobbied for completion of a 405 carpool lane, and identified funding sources to synchronize traffic signals. She developed the Stolen Vehicle Recovery program to allow parking enforcement officers, rather than the LAPD, tow stolen vehicles. Wendy created the 50/50 Sidewalk Program that has increased sidewalk repair by 20% in her district without additional taxpayer dollars. She is fighting hard to protect open space.
Wendy graduated from UCLA and worked for former Mayor Bradley on LA's Best after school program, served as a field operations officer for HUD, and in 1997 joined the Dreamworks film corporation.
She will discuss current issues facing the city council and her plans for campaign finance reform for L.A. City elections
Questions from the audience will follow each speaker's remarks. The public and press are invited to the meeting.
The next Valley VOTE meeting will be on Monday July 17th.
Valley VOTE Mission Statement
Valley VOTE, a diverse coalition of San Fernando Valley residents, business people, educators, community activists, and organizations, is committed to exploring and implementing programs that empower the people of the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles, including opportunities to improve local governance, education and public participation on policy matters.
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