Chris Essel is the developers' friend! Whether you like it or not!
From: Aaron Green
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Subject: Regarding Council District 2
I hope all is well.
The upcoming election in Los Angeles' 2nd Council District is a critical election. One candidate, Chris Essel, understands what is important to the business community. I know this as someone who is her friend and as someone who knows the quality of her work.
Her opponent, Paul Krekorian, has made it clear through statements and his campaign mailers that he is an opponent of any new development and an opponent of the business community. He has touted a voting record of fighting development, and has blamed recent LADWP sink holes, like the one pictured in his mailer (attached), on development. If Paul Krekorian is elected, he will use his seat to consistently vote against reasonable growth in Los Angeles, and not just in Council District 2.
I am asking that, as someone with a vested interested in ensuring that a wise and balanced legislator be elected to the 2nd Council District, you support Chris Essel. My firm is hosting an event on November 17 that I would like you to attend in support of Chris. If you have already supported Chris, I asked that you let others in our industry know what is at stake in this election and invite them to this event.
Please contact me if you have any questions about this event or about Chris Essel. Thank you.
Director of Political and Community Relations
The Afriat Consulting Group, Inc.