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In his first year as Mayor, on Monday, May 12th, the Honorable Eric Garcetti talked about jobs and his economic development initiatives with Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison. During the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral race, Eric Garcetti promised to create 20,000 jobs, provide job training that connects skilled workers with hiring employers, and cut governmental red tape to make doing business in Los Angeles easier.

On April 29, 2014 at Town Hall Los Angeles, Los Angeles 2020 Commission Co-chair Austin Beutner and member David W. Fleming, in conversation with Jim Newton, Editor at Large, Los Angeles Times, discussed concrete measures to enhance transparency and accountability in City Hall and put Los Angeles on a path toward fiscal stability and renew job creation in the region.

Dr. Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation discussed perceptions of the Affordable Care Act, the realities, and the challenges ahead nationally and in California in his speech, "Will Obamacare Succeed?" on April 24th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides the health care community and consumers with a non-partisan source of facts, information and analysis; it is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser industries. Dr.

The Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice (Retired), Supreme Court of the United States discussed the importance of civics and its role in a vibrant democracy on March 3, 2014 at a program presented by Town Hall Los Angeles and the Jonathan Club. Justice O'Connor founded iCivics after retiring from the bench to reinvigorate civic learning and develop knowledgeable and empowered citizens through interactive and engaging learning resources.

Dr. Keith L. Black, Chairman and Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spoke at Town Hall Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. His speech, "A Healthcare Tsunami: Decline of Cognitive Function with Aging," discussed the impact of Alzheimer's on our health care system, cutting edge developments in treatment and diagnosis, and what we can do to prevent our own mental deficits.



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