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                   Revised Agenda – Sept. 19, 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

7:30pm – 8:00pm        
Austin Beutner

Mr. Beutner has a unique background of outstanding experience in both the public and private sector. Working for $1 a year he accepted the position of First Deputy Mayor in January 2010. His goal was “to do more with less” to help solve the city’s economic challenges. His primary role at City Hall was to change the business culture of the city where growth and job creation were the top priorities.
Mr. Beutner was then confirmed on April 20, 2010, in addition to his position as First Deputy Mayor, by the L.A. City Council as the Interim General Manager of the LA Department of Water and Power. This immediately cut ~ $260 million from that DWP’s budget as he once again accepted no salary for the position. His long term goal at the DWP was to end it’s over reliance on fossil fuels. His short term focus was on finding a new General manager for the DWP with “the leadership goals and vision to help the department become the best utility in the United Sates.” His final selection of Ron Nichols as the new DWP Chief has been an outstanding choice. Even the toughest critics of the DWP organization admit that Nichols is doing a fine job.
We are very pleased to have Mr.Beutner take time out of his very hectic campaign schedule to visit us at Valley VOTE. We look forward to hearing from him as to why he would like to be the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.

8:00pm – 8:30pm      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.
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, October 17, 2011 at Galpin Ford.

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