Our Annual Meeting Will Be
October 22, 2020 at 10am
In conformity with the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, the BID Board meeting will be conducted entirely by video conference. See the credentials below for how to join and/or dial in. As always, this meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. In order facilitate a smooth online meeting all participants will be muted, but will be able to request 'floor time' from the meeting manager.
Zoom Meeting Credentials:
Meeting ID: 849 1228 2525
To Join by Phone
Primary Telephone: 669 900 6833
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We Welcome guest speaker Kevin de Leon
Our Incoming City Councilman
Kevin de León has been an educator, activist, community organizer, and the first Latino leader of the California State Senate in 130 years. For the last decade, Kevin represented Senate District 24, which overlaps a significant portion of our city council district.
During his time as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Kevin led the 40-member body to historic accomplishments to improve the lives of Californians, the state's environment, and economy for decades to come. Kevin secured more than $68 million to revitalize the Los Angeles River, $176 million to clean up toxic waste around the former Exide Technologies facility, funding for more than a dozen new parks, and $26 million to complete the Los Angeles State Historic Park. He appropriated tens of millions of dollars to make Los Angeles schools more energy-efficient through Prop 39, bringing relief to city taxpayers. Kevin also authored Proposition 68, to keep drinking water clean and open new parks throughout the state. As author of Proposition 2, he secured the largest financial investment to build permanent supportive housing for Californians experiencing homelessness, especially in Los Angeles.
Prior to being elected to public office, Kevin worked as a community organizer and also as a teacher, teaching English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship. Working for the National Education Association and the California Teachers Association, Kevin advocated to improve funding for schools in low-income neighborhoods, modernize school facilities, and expand health insurance for children. He fought schemes to take funds from public schools through taxpayer-funded vouchers and academic censorship in public schools.
Kevin is the son of a single, immigrant mother, who supported her family working as a house-keeper, among other jobs. Kevin was the first in his family to graduate from high school and college. He attended U.C. Santa Barbara and graduated from Pitzer College with honors.