Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Clean Money: Taking It Around Town

Last night, more than 120 people packed into Colfax Avenue Elementary School in North Hollywood to support the idea of a Clean Money Campign for Los Angeles. I've posted before about the proposal I've introduced with Wendy Greuel and Bill Rosendahl to promote a system of full public financing of local elections here in Los Angeles, but last night was the first community meeting since our motion moved forward.

The outpouring of interest was tremendous. The indomitable Patt Morrison emceed the evening, which consisted of a panel discussion with some of the brightest minds on public financing: Ethics Commission Vice President and longtime LA Times journalist Bill Boyarsky, Executive Director of the California Clean Money Campaign Susan Lerner, attorney Cary Davidson, and Center for Government Studies President Bob Stern.

If you are interested in learning more about public financing of local elections, here are some informational links:

Our next community meeting will be at 6:30PM in Venice on May 30th at Venice High School. You can RSVP early to my office by emailing my legislative deputy Molly Rysman.