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CA EVENT: Southern California Constitutional Convention Town Hall

The Southern California Constitutional Convention Town Hall focused on introducing and educating the community to the concept and gathering feedback from the public. Featuring panels of elected officials, issues experts, and community leaders, this event was Southern Californian residents’ first major opportunity to learn and ask questions about this powerful method to reform the state, and give input into a process that could profoundly affect California for generations to come.



University of Southern California, Davidson Hall (Embassy Room)
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles
See map: Google Maps


8:30 a.m.  Registration

9:00 a.m.  Call to Order and Welcome

The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
Mayor, City of Los Angeles*

Angela Sanbrano (introductions)
Executive Director, NALACC

9:30 a.m.   Panel: "What are California's Problems From Different Vantage Points"

Rick Jacobs (moderator)
Founder and Chair, Courage Campaign

The Honorable Fabian Nunez*
Former California Assembly Speaker

The Honorable Eric Garcetti*
Los Angeles City Council President, Council District 13

Kathay Feng
Executive Director, California Common Cause

12:00 p.m.  Lunch (Feedback Activity)

1:00 p.m. Panel: "The Constitutional Convention as an Answer"
Angela Sanbrano (moderator)
Executive Director, NALACC

Antonio Gonzalez
President, William C. Velasquez Institute

Jim Gonzalez*
Principal, Gonzalez and Associates

Steven Hill
Director, Political Reform Program, New America Foundation

Jim Wunderman
President & CEO, Bay Area Council

3:30 p.m.  Adjourn

* Tentative

Event Time and Location

Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 9:30am - 4:00pm