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Mayoral Forum and Debate Slated for Tuesday at Ramona Hall

Eric Garcetti, Jan Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez are scheduled to attend the meeting.

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.

HPLA February 07, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Wendy Greuel can't commit? Maybe I can't commit to her then.
nonoise February 07, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Eric Garcetti did not care about noise issues. Let's see if any of the rest care. Jan Perry only cares about shutting down fast food restaurants so she is out of the question. That only leaves the last 2 that will attend still in the running.
nonoise February 07, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Jan Perry, hands off my Big Gulp, McDonalds, Popeye's, Burger King, Beef Bowl, Pizza Hut, ect. She shut down any new ones coming into her district. We do not want that in Northeast or the jobs that would be lost.
El Cid February 07, 2013 at 02:29 AM
At a Council Meeting, Jan Perry chaired the meeting in the absence of the Council President. Many HP residents attended the meeting hoping to have an opportunity to speak and oppose a request for another liquor store permit being granted in HP. The permit was supported by Ed Reyes - CD 1. Jan Perry shutdown the turn out of speakers by limiting public comment to a few minutes for pro and con. Those who supported the liquor license was essentially the liquor store owner, an employee, and a couple of customers. Those in opposition to the request of saturating HP with another liquor store permit exceeded 50 HP residents. Once upon a time, I falsely believed Jan Perry to be honest and deceit! After attending this LA council meeting, Jan Perry's true identity was revealed! No THANKS Jan Perry! No noise we are in agreement - "Adios Jan Perry and Eric Garcetti!"
Gil February 07, 2013 at 02:39 AM
I can tell who me and my family are not supporting , NO to Perry, NO to Garcetti, HELL NO to Greuel, all she does is skirt the truth, She helped the CIty spend , spend , spend on wasteful programs. Now she is City controller complaining about same wasteful spending that she approved when she was City Council Member. She is really scary because she will say anything that will get her votes.. reminds me of current Mayor. We will be voting for either Kevin James or Emanuel Pleitez
Gil February 07, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Also its good to see a debate being held in Northeast L.A. Good job to everybody who helped set this up.
nonoise February 07, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Don and Gil are right. They both said it all.

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