A coalition made up of Northeast Los Angeles community organizations have come together to bring their stakeholders a mayoral forum and debate on Tuesday, February 12, from 7:30 ÔÇô 9:30 pm, at Ramona Hall located at 4580 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
Council Member Eric Garcetti, former Assistant US Attorney Kevin James, Council Member Jan Perry, and businessman Emanuel Pleitez are confirmed to participate in the forum. An invitation was also extended to LA City Controller, Wendy Greuel, however she was unable to commit. The four confirmed mayoral candidates will be provided with a platform to share their vision and plans for Los Angeles with a focus on the issues that directly affect the Northeast.
Patt Morrison, award winning journalist, author, and radio-television personality will moderate the forum. Ms. Morrison will ask questions gathered from the audience on the day of the event as well as preselected questions provided by the Coalition.
"We are not only pleased, but proud to bring the Northeast such an important event," said Coalition member Monica Alcaraz. "Although we represent different communities that make up the Northeast the final outcome of the elections will affect us all. Our organizations share a common goal of improving the communities that we represent and serve. As such, we must make every effort to ensure that the voice of the Northeast, our communities, and our stakeholders are heard."
The Coalition Members include the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, Highland Park Heritage Trust, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Montecito Heights Improvement Association, Mt. Washington Association, and Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance.
Doors will open at 7:30 pm and admission is free. It is near transit and the Southwest Museum Gold Line Station. Parking is available at Ramona Hall and there is street parking as well. Seating is limited, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.