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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

State of the Valley -- Part II**

VICAREMINDER - 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 VICA’s 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.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Hahn will have his hands full on Jan 26th. VICA is an important organization in the SFV that you can't live without and you can't get rid of as much as you want too. The Mayor is going to have to contend with the business tax, promoting commerce in LA and the SFV, challenging VICA on Van Nuys Airport (i bet he won't), challenging VICA on non-sense housing developments that cause trafffic and pollution (Whitebird, Las Lomas, Ahmanson), and deal with making City Hall more receptive to Valley residents and business owners. It's about time he shows up...but he should have shown up a long time ago. As much as VICA can get under your skin, you can't blow them off...it can be a political death wish.

January 05, 2005 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH, NO !!!! Tough questions.

I smell a conflict in the Mayor's schedule. Don't know what it is but it will come up soon.

Perhaps Hertzberg and Alarcon and Parks and Villaragosa will be there too. It is an 'open' forum..........do you think there may be a reason why ?

Also, hear rumors of an attorney who is running for Mayor and hasn't been able to get a showdown with Slippery Jim may be showing up....and RAISING ......ARIZONA?

January 05, 2005 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hear that Hahn will show up because the event is at the Airtel, whose owner went on the junket to the FAR EAST with Hahn !!!!

But who cares anyway. Can this be another instance of 'pay to play'. Pay to go on the junket....get to play with the Mayor at your hotel ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 08, 2005 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The tragic train crash will probably give Hahn cover to not show up. What a freaking loser.

January 26, 2005 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The sad part is that VICA still provides him with opportunity after opportunity to screw them.

Is it that important to have a 'Mayor' speak to your group, even when he has dissed it a number of times in the past and has made clear from his actions that he doesn't give a damned about VICA or the San Fernando Valley.

VICA, quit your pandering to the pompous and maybe your membership and attendance would grow. Stand up for what you really believe in and as a lobbying organization show your 'sack', sometimes.

January 26, 2005 10:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To all the above posters, the Mayor did show up to VICA. His speech was uninspiring and very old.

The response was tepid, the number that showed up in the audience to hear him was DISMAL. The worst turn out for a Mayor in VICA history !!! Maybe 75-100 people, including Richard Alarcon and all those that Hahn brought with him.

He talked about past successes(trivial at best)and provided no vision of the future.

It was uninspiring. Going through the motions.

January 27, 2005 8:08 AM  

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