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CA EVENT: A Constitutional Convention for California? (Santa Monica)

Citizens, community groups, and experts from across the state came together to discuss a California constitutional convention. How might it come about? How could it help our cities, schools, budget and government?

Video is available below.


Santa Monica College - Broad Stage
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
See map: Google Maps


6:15 Registration

6:30 Video Presentation on California's Need for Constitutional Reform

Dan Walters
Columnist, Sacramento Bee

7:00 Welcome
Nancy Greenstein (Video)
Board of Trustees, Santa Monica College, on behalf of SMC/State Funding and Community Colleges

7:15 Why a Constitutional Convention?
Jim Wunderman (Video)
President & CEO, Bay Area Council

7:30 Potential Delegate Selection Plans

Steven Hill (Video)
Director, Political Reform Program, New America Foundation

7:40 Reform of the Initiative Process
Robert Stern (Video)
President, Center for Governmental Studies

7:50 State Budget and Government Reform, Including a New Plan to Elect the Legislature

Mark Paul (Video)
Senior Scholar, New America Foundation

8:00 State Budget Reform and Education, Perspectives on the ConCon from inside the Legislature

Julia Brownley (Video)
State Assemblymember, 41st District

8:15 State Budget Reform Perspective from a Municipal Government

Bill Rosendahl (Video)
City Councilmember, Los Angeles

Pam O'Connor (Video)
City Councilmember, Santa Monica
Boardmember, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles County

8:25 Response among Panelists

8:40 Questions from the Audience (Video)

9:30 Community Reception


Event Time and Location

Friday, July 17, 2009 - 7:15pm - 10:30pm