State of the Valley -- Part II**
REMINDER - Mayor Hahn will attempt to keep his true feelings for the Valley in check and not get violently ill during a trip to Airtel Plaza for VICA's Eleventh Annual Membership Committee Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m, according to a press release distributed on Tuesday. If he successfully completes the voyage, he will be delivering his annual State of the Valley address we so eagerly were awaiting.
The event is open to the public and admission is free. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a space at the VICA Membership Committee Fair, call 818.817.0545.
Nine VICA committees will participate in the Fair, highlighting local, state and federal legislation and issues featured in VICAs 2005 ten-point Plan of Work. These include:
- Seeking solutions for a healthcare system that is sicker than those it is designed to help, including a still dysfunctional workers comp program;
- Focusing on Los Angeles infrastructure, including the flawed LAX plan, critical water issues, insufficient policing, and others;
- Creating a taxation committee to advocate for reduction and elimination of business-related taxes at all levels of government, as VICA and the coalition successfully accomplished with the reform of Los Angeles business tax; and
- Demanding honesty, accountability and real solutions for elected officials at all levels of government.
And for those of you who aren't still laughing and think I'm bashing on the Mayor with the agenda listed above, I can honestly tell you I lifted the above straight from VICA's press release. Sounds like he will have his hands full.