Four Los Angeles Mayoral candidates will meet on Tuesday, February 12, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ramona Hall Community Center for a forum and debate hosted by a coalition of Northeast Los Angeles community groups.
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 Northeast Los Angeles.
Patt Morrison, award winning journalist, author, and radio-television personality will moderate the forum. Morrison will ask questions gathered from the audience on the day of the event as well as pre-selected questions provided by the coalition.
“We are not only pleased, but proud to bring the Northeast such an important event,” said Highland Park Neighborhood Council President 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 groups 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, Mount Washington Association, and Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance.
Doors will open at 7:30 pm and admission is free. Seating is limited, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
This press release was submitted by Pilar Buelna.