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                           Agenda – June 20,2011
       Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Galpin Ford – 2nd floor meeting room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (at the 405)
       Parking: Free parking in the Galpin Lot on the West side of Orion
Please do not park in the customer service areas.


6:30pm – 7:00pm
7:00pm- 7:30pm
Reports by Valley VOTE Committees
( ~5 minutes for each including Q&A)
Real Estate          Vic Viereck
LAWA                     Denny Schneider
Transportation     Bart Reed
Membership          Richard Leyner
Redistricting         Joe Vitti

7:30pm – 8:00pm
            Wayde Hunter  – President – North Valley Coalition
Wayde will bring us up to date on activities at the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. Since the landfill accepts trash from the City and L.A. County as a combined landfill, the governance structure includes both city and county appointments to the various governmental agencies reviewing the operations at Sunshine. They include the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Local Enforcement Agency (SCL-LEA), and the Sunshine Canyon Landfill – Community Advisory Committee (SCL-CAC). Wayde is currently Vice Chair of the SCL-CAC but has been involved with oversight of the landfill for many years. We appreciate that he is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit with us to discuss the important current issues at the landfill.

8:00pm – 8:30pm
                                           Dennis Zine

Dennis Zine was elected to represent Council District 3 covering the southwest section of the San Fernando Valley in 2001. He was reelected in 2009 with over 70% of the vote and was selected to serve as the Assistant President Pro Tem. of the Council.
His public service career began over 42 years ago with the Los Angeles Police Department where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. He was also elected three times to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. In 2001, Councilman Zine became a Reserve Police Officer in Fugitive Warrant Detail where he continues to assist in the apprehension of felony suspects. Councilman Zine was first elected to public office in 1997 to represent Valley interests on the Charter Reform Commission where he served as Vice Chairman.

As Chairman of the Los Angeles City Council’s Audits &Governmental Efficiency Committee, he is committed to eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in City government. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Personnel and Education &Neighborhoods Committees, and is a Member of the Public Safety Committee, and a Member of the Information Technology &Government Affairs Committee.
Working to improve the quality of life for all San Fernando Valley residents, he formed the P.O.S.S.E. (People Organizing a Safe, Secure Environment), a volunteer group of over 450 concerned citizens trained to rid their communities of graffiti, abandoned cars, potholes, neglected properties, illegal sign postings, and other blight.
The Councilman also works closely with Neighborhood Councils and assists them with their community activities. In addition to his extensive public service experience, the Councilman has volunteered with and continues to support numerous community service organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), ONEgeneration, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, and Haven Hills Home for Battered Women to name a few. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Councilman Zine has contributed over $300,000 from his salary to nonprofit organizations. In 2006, he was honored to be elected as the President of the Executives of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging where he served two terms.
Councilman Zine currently resides in his district and has two adult sons, Chris, an LAPD officer, and Eric, who is a pilot.
We are so pleased that Councilmember Zine has taken time out of his busy schedule to bring us up to date on what is going on at City Hall.
Questions from the audience, as time permits, will follow each speakers remarks. The public and press are invited to the meeting.

The next regular monthly meeting of Valley VOTE will be on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Galpin Ford.

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