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                         Agenda – July 18,2011
     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
Redistricting                 Joe Vitti
Transportation             Bart Reed

Veteran’s Housing      Ernie Hilger
Ernie Hilger is the Legislative Chairman of the DAV Chapter 13 Camp Kearney Van Nuys CA which has been Serving And Protecting Veterans for 86 years. Ernie will discuss the following: The Breach of Charitable Trust by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs: Failure to Use West Los Angeles VA As a “Home” for Veterans As Required Under 1888 Deed Originally Donating Land to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

7:30pm – 8:00pm            Ontario Airport – Paul Haney  
Paul Haney’s remarks will focus on the city of Ontario’s efforts to regain control of Ontario International, why it is important to everyone in the Southland, and how it will protect and benefit the greater Southern California economy. He will also examine the significant changes in airport market share over the past several years and what it means for efforts to promote regionalization.
Paul Haney came to Englander Knabe &Allen in 2008 from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) where he served as deputy executive director for the City of Los Angeles agency that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport and three others airports. In eight years at LAWA, his responsibilities included oversight of operations, construction &maintenance, security, air service development, and public &community relations.
Before joining LAWA, Paul spent 22 years at American Airlines and Lockheed Martin Corporation in corporate communications, business development, marketing, and airline operations.
We are pleased that Paul is able to join us to discuss this very important Ontario Airport plan.

8:00pm – 8:30pm     Councilmember Mitch Englander                                                                         Mitch Englander was elected to represent CD 12 on March 8,2011 and stared serving his 4 year term on July 1, 2011. Mitch represents the communities of Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, North Hills, Lake Balboa, West Hills, Winnetka, Encino, Canoga Park and Reseda.
While serving as Chief of Staff to Greig Smith he led the ongoing fight to protect our neighborhoods. He was the architect of the plan that stopped the massive Las Lomas development.  Mitch has worked to preserve and protect open space and equestrian properties and to acquire new parkland. He also helped create the RENEW LA plan, which will end our dependency on landfills while increasing our energy sustainability.
Mitch also led the effort for the crucial expansion of Providence Holy Cross Hospital, adding 136 new beds and the only LEED Certified hospital in California. He brought together the resources necessary to reopen the Northridge Pool, and helped build the new Devonshire Police Activities League Youth Center providing a much-needed resource for local at-risk-youth.
As a Reserve LAPD Officer Mitch works in uniform, patrolling and protecting our community.  He currently serves as Chairman of the North Valley Family YMCA and serves on the boards of numerous community organizations including the American Diabetes Association, San Fernando Valley Jaycees, Providence Holy Cross Hospital, West Valley Boys and Girls Club, The Jewish Home for the Aging, Winnetka Community Foundation, Valley Leadership Institute, Devonshire Police Activities League (PALS), New Directions For Youth, New Horizons, Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire (SOLID), and is a member of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Wildlife and Endangered Species Committee.
Mitchell Englander was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended valley public schools and has dedicated his life to public service and to making the Valley a safer and better place to live, work, and raise a family. Prior to entering public service, Mitch was a small business owner.
Mitch lives in Granada Hills with his high school sweetheart Jayne, their daughters Lindsey and Lauren, and their two Golden Retrievers. He was recognized as Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council – one of his proudest achievements.

We are very pleased that Mitch has found the time from his very busy schedule to provide us an update on current City Hall issues.
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, Sept. 19, 2011 at Galpin Ford. There will be no meeting in August.

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