First Meeting of 2012:
I hope that we all had an enjoyable and happy Holiday.
I would like to welcome everyone back - your Board, Chairs and all of our Stakeholders throughout Studio City.
Yes, we do need to hit the ground running - there's a lot going on and it's best to be in front of the race, rather than trying to catch up!
Let me start with the appointment of our new Chair for the Crime & Safety Committee, . Richard has been a community activist and an outspoken community member who has worked hard on several of our other committees, has assumed the position of being an Ad-hoc appointment and has been very active at our Board meetings. Richard sent to me what he would like to accomplish as Chair, and after reading it and having some lengthy conversations with him, I realized how lucky we are to have this kind of individual in our community.
Welcome Richard. I know that we all look forward to being involved and seeing accomplishments from this Committee.
Sadly, I have to pass on the resignation of one of our Renter Board Members, . Aside from being a friend, Todd has worked as Chair of Transportation, Vice President and served as a Board member to better all of Studio City. Todd and his family will be relocating outside of Studio City and will no longer be eligible to hold a Board seat.
Thank you Todd for all of your past years of work. We wish you and your family continued happiness and success.
At our first meeting on January 18th, our Guest Speaker will be Mr. Garcetti stepped down as President of the City Council so that he could devote time to this race. Mr Garcetti is a Fourth-generation Angeleno. He studied urban planning and political science at Columbia University, where he received his B.A. and M.A. in international Relations. He also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. All of Mr. Garcetti's bio will soon be on our website: www.studiocitync.org.
Mr. Garcetti will speak to the important issues regarding Studio City and Los Angeles, and will be sharing his ideas on how to help get our great City back to work.
Please plan to attend this very important first meeting of the year. Your voice/vote IS IMPORTANT and the more we know about our candidates, the better equipped we are to make that choice.
I hope to see an over-flow audience on the CBS Lot, Wednesday, January 18th. Refreshments at 6:30.
Thank you all for your continued support - and tell your friends and neighbors.
Happy New Year.