On Saturday, May 17th, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be speaking
to the regular bi-monthly Forum sponsored by the Los Angeles
Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils at LA City College in
The Mayor will address the current City budget shortfall of over
$400 million, along with his proposals to rim spending and increase
revenue to cover the gap. Dramatic proposals include layoffs of
City workers, fees for library transfers and reductions in Park
Rangers. His remarks will be followed by a question and answer
Planning Commission President Jane Ellison Usher will address the
impacts related to the Density Bonus law recently enacted by the
City in response to SB1818 and other citywide Planning issues.
The Forum will be held in the Faculty and Staff Center on the campus
of LA City College, beginning at 9:30 am. The Campus is located on
Vermont Avenue one block north of Melrose Avenue . The site is
accessible by Metro Red Line (Vermont/Santa Monica/LACC stop), the
Hollywood Freeway (just north of the Vermont exit) and by the
Vermont Rapid Bus route. Free parking is available on Campus.
Please see our website at www.allncs.org for more information.
This will be a unique opportunity to engage the Mayor and President
Usher on Neighborhood Council issues. Our Forums are open to all
interested neighborhood council stakeholders throughout the City.
We encourage every neighborhood council to have a representative at
the Forum to report back on the Mayor's positions.
See you on the 17th.
Bill Christopher and Noah Modisett