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Pacific Palisades Democratic Club Annual Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
LEVENSON, TAMARA
17:37
We are doing a technical check right now - thank you all for waiting. We appreciate your patience.
Kayla Hayempour
20:48
Jane, attendees cannot turn their mics and videos on. Please refer to the chat!
"MINER
28:02
Deborah: I volunteered this past week too, it worked out.
Jonathan Zasloff
28:12
It's not "corps"?
Alan Sege
28:22
CORE
Alan Sege
29:16
https://coreresponse.volunteerhub.com/account/signin?returnUrl=%2F
"MINER
29:41
Alan, I think I signed up to volunteer through a different link so there might be two.
"MINER
30:06
But I did have to schlep all the way up to Magin Mountain in Valencia.
"MINER
30:13
Magic*
Jonathan Zasloff
30:15
I was just thinking about in the mode of, say, "California Conservation Corps", but as a not-so-wise man said: it is what it is.
Jonathan Zasloff
31:10
Is he getting cooperation from the General Services Administration?
"MINER
36:49
Kayla: I”m just an attendee, but I see everyone :)
Marcia Hanscom
37:55
Hi Jen ~ me too! Although I think we only see “panelists”
"MINER
38:28
Marcia, I think you’re right - that was in the email. That means I can sit ungracefully though, haha
Marcia Hanscom
38:58
I’ve got my scarf and earrings on - just in case!
Jonathan Zasloff
39:03
I didn't get a VIP link, so I am assuming that I am a VUP.
"MINER
39:07
Hi my most beautiful friend Deborah! <3
"MINER
39:54
Jonathan, that means you registered early enough to be one of the special viewable folk
Jon Katz (he/him)
39:56
Time to upgrade your Zoom account!
Jon Katz (he/him)
40:19
SMDC learned the hard way LOL. Now we can have up to 1000 guests. :)
Marcia Hanscom
40:30
I was just thinking that, Jon! Upgraded zoom so everyone can be seen and heard. Democracy.
Jonathan Zasloff
41:49
Couple of questions for Lieu:1) Does he think that the 50 Senate Democrats are all onboard with using reconciliation? What can we do to facilitate that?2)
Jonathan Zasloff
42:30
2) What should a local Dem club be doing now to help Dems in Santa Clarita, AV, and OC to reclaim those seats, especially since we don't know the boundary lines yet?
Kayla Hayempour
43:32
Make sure to also check your spam/junk if you should’ve received a VIP link!
Jonathan Zasloff
43:46
Question for Nick Melvoin:1) If we want schools to reopen, should we move teachers up in the queue to get vaccines?; and2) What is his opinion of the California Ethnic Studies Curriculum?
Jonathan Zasloff
45:10
Question for Ben Allen: what is the progress on implementing the climate ADAPTATION report that came out from the Brown Administration a few years back, and how should local communities push forward on climate adaptation? (In particular, are we adequate in saving stormwater runoff for future use and if not why not?).
martha bardach
45:23
Love to hear thoughts about the Newsom recall efforts.
"MINER
45:59
Another question for Ben Allen: Do you think it’s useful or worth your time to reintroduce the plastics phase out bill?
Jonathan Zasloff
46:26
Question for Richard Bloom: what should the Pacific Palisades' fair share be for affordable housing units? There aren't any here. And which populations? Homeless vets, DV survivors, workforce housing, what?
Robert Jan van de Hoek
47:18
Hi Jen, All! My question for Richard Bloom regards upgrading your previous legislation on whales, as the number of whales continues to increase in our region due to abundant squid population which is prey, but there is a squid fishery with bright lights and is attracting squid with lights and usurping the squid that is needed by the whales and seabirds and seals. The California Fish & Game Commission needs terminate commercial squid and so far that Commission continues to authorize and increase issuance of squid permits on our Southern California Coast off of Malibu and near the Channel Islands. Do you agree that your bill needs to be upgraded and improved. Peace, ‘Roy’
Jonathan Zasloff
47:19
Question for Mike Bonin: what should the Pacific Palisades' fair share of affordable housing be and which sites do you think it should be?
Marcia Hanscom
49:05
Supervisor Kuehl and Mayor Garcetti - in the house!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
50:21
I can only see 20 faces?
Jon Katz (he/him)
50:21
Erika has been such an incredible partner along with Santa Monica Dems, West LA Dems, and all the other Westside clubs at the Westside Democratic HQ.
Courtney Lewis
51:19
Agreed Erica is amazing - Thank you for all your hard work
STOREY, ISABEL
51:21
Thank you for your wonderful service, Erika!
Jonathan Zasloff
51:33
652 days until the midterms.
martha bardach
52:11
I agree completely with Erika. Remember 2010! Let’s not let up our activism!
HASKELL, SUSAN
52:25
Thank You Erika for your leadership!
Larry Gross
53:08
Erika is the best!!!
STOREY, ISABEL
53:59
We’ve got to pass that bill this year! Yay, Ben Allen!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
55:08
Commercial fishermen are some worst racists and sexists, republicans and do not like being regulated by our democratic government. I make this statement as FYI to accompany my question for Richard Bloom to protect our whales from starving as the commercial fishermen capture excessive amounts of squid off our coast, and then is sent to Japan for food by the wealthy. Save the Whales.
POLHILL, ALLISON
59:18
Thank you Ericka
DAVIS, BRODY
01:00:00
I can’t raise mine for some reason
Marcia Hanscom
01:00:14
Thank you for your leadership, Erika!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
01:01:09
Janet and Kayla you are AMAZING making this all work today!!!
Jon Katz (he/him)
01:01:16
Congratulations Steve and everyone else on the Board!! Looking forward to continuing our partnership of PPDC and SMDC!
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:01:34
Goodbye and thanks Erika, and welcome Steve! Excited for 2021!
Dency Nelson
01:01:42
Congratulations to Steve & all, and thank you for your leadership!
Melissa Grant
01:02:12
Thank you Erika for everything. Congratulations Steve - I know you'll be a great President
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:02:41
As was Melissa : )
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
01:03:04
Thank you Erika and Congratulations Steve - looking forward to 2021!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:04:49
Senator Ben Allen. There is a state law needed to allow the Sea Otter to be in our 5 counties of Southern California, which would overrule the Fish & Game Commission ruling and the sister Department of Fish & Wildlife that made the Sea Otter illegal due to wishes of commercial abalone fishermen. However, there are no abalone in Southern California anymore because of the fishermen, not able to blame the Sea Otter as they were banned. The public that visit our coast are robbed of the opportunity to see the Sea Otter. Can you introduce legislation to override the Commission and Department regulations? Peace, ‘Roy’
Jon Katz (he/him)
01:05:38
Susan Haskell - Westside Legend
Jon Katz (he/him)
01:05:54
Such a great friend
Larry Gross
01:06:19
Susan is a rock star!
Marcia Hanscom
01:06:59
Thank YOU for your leadership, Susan! xoxo
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:07:22
Thanks Susan for your years of service!
Erika Feresten she/her
01:07:26
Susan, heartfelt thanks for you dedication, leadership and. work.
Sheryl
01:09:49
Sheryl Goldman here(aka Silver7 via phone name). I’m a retired RN hoping to volunteer or work giving vaccines. Northridge sent me home and all pods are full. they have hired SNAP travel nurses. I hope we will continue to mobilize locally and hope there will be copods were fullnorthrigr
Cara Robin
01:10:49
Congratulations Steve! Look forward to getting to know you and to continue working closely together with our West LA Dem Club & PPDC
martha bardach
01:10:54
Inspiring beginning, Steve. Thank you for your remarks!
Sheryl
01:11:47
Sheryl Goldman continuing. thank you Mayor Garcetti. I just love you and wish you were the Santa Monica Mayor.
Philip Schwartz
01:11:51
Next target in California: Kevin McCarthy!!
Melissa Grant
01:11:51
Happy Birthday May Garcetti
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:11:56
Cara, we love working with you, Jon, Jane, and all our other local club partners!
STOREY, ISABEL
01:12:03
Happy birthday, Mayor Garrett! Thanks for all you’re doing in these troubled times.
Sam Liu
01:12:09
Happy Birthday Mayor Garcetti!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
01:12:24
Thank you Steve — Pacific Palisades Democratic Club is a beautiful space to make a difference. Very inspiring beginning of the year!
Mayor Garcetti and Staff
01:12:47
Thank you all!
Marcia Hanscom
01:12:50
Congratulations to President Steve! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY week to Mayor Garcetti!
Kayla Hayempour
01:13:21
Happy Birthday Mayor Garcetti! My time on your youth council inspired my involvement in civics.
Cara Robin
01:13:23
Erika and Susan, I will miss you terribly! 💕
Genise
01:13:26
Hail but never farewell to Erika and Susan. You’ll always be invaluable compañeras in the long beautiful project of realizing in fact that other, possible, better world.
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:14:21
Mayor Garretti, would you please direct LAPD to give citation to people using leaf blowers? New op-ed, in Dallas Morning Star is excellent in explaining the issues. You can also write to Ralph Nader endorsed environmentalist with questions, whose email is pbahouth@gmail.com
Vibeke
01:14:52
We cannot see the Mayor on the screen.
Kayla Hayempour
01:15:24
Mayor Garcetti is pinned on screen. Are you in speaker view?
Vibeke
01:15:49
Are we not supposed to see the Mayor? We only see Melissa.
STOREY, ISABEL
01:16:26
Vibeke, who you see depends on your own settings.
Jennifer Miner
01:16:32
Vibeke - change your setting to “grid”
Jennifer Miner
01:16:56
Or “gallery”
Murtaza Mogri
01:17:40
Happy birthday, Mayor Garcetti! Thank you for joining us, today!
Sarah H
01:17:43
Hope you have a healthy hopeful bday Mayor G!
POLHILL, ALLISON
01:17:50
Happy Birthday Mayor!
Dency Nelson
01:18:34
Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor!!!
Cara Robin
01:19:50
Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor!! 🌺🌹
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:20:06
Robert, I read that op-ed and heard the leaf-blower activist on The Ralph Nader Radio Hour — important climate change issue!
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:21:00
People can learn more and get involved locally to beat back blowers at the Resilient Palisades meeting coming up Feb. 2 at 7 PM:
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:21:02
https://resilientpalisades.org
Dency Nelson
01:24:03
Health, Education and Housing should absolutely be a Right! Thank you Mr. Mayor!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:25:35
Adam, thanks. So glad you saw the Ralph Nader program on KPFK 90.7 today at noon, Sunday. I think our LA City Attorney and the Mayor have made a secret negotiation to not do citations or cases the expose in news articles in order to bring leaf blowing to an end in the City of Los Angeles. Peace , ‘Roy’
Erika Feresten she/her
01:26:27
CA Medicare for All would be a significant response to having healthcare and housing a human right.
Ross van Dongen
01:27:39
Mayor’s Helpdesk for any questions: 213-978-1028
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:27:53
Can you take the many millions of dollars and investments in LADWP from their bank accounts, and spend on helping people in LA. Thanks, Mayor, for not doing so and educating us until now about the corruption of LADWP, and instead you praise the LADWP?
Dency Nelson
01:27:55
Everyone should know that then Councilman Garcetti was an early EV adopter with a 2002 Toyota RAV4EV!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:30:16
EV cars use dirty fossil fuel of methane gas generators that make the electricity at Edison and the LADWP Electric plants. Sorry to burst the bubble for hose that like EV vehicles and hybrid Prius, as you pollute the Earth and hurt climate change just as those people that use gasoline engine cars. On and on …. Jus sayin…. Peace, ‘Roy’
Dency Nelson
01:30:48
Yes, Mr. Mayor!!! I'm on my 5th EV since 2002, a Tesla Model 3 and loving it. I'm a founding member of PlugInAmerica.org.
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:31:23
Love PlugInAmerica — thank you Dency!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:32:24
City of LA has nuclear power plant, coal investments in Arizona, so we the mayor does not have a good environmental record, and has a bad environmental justice record for that reason as the Indigenous Navajo tribal people suffer due to our Mayor and LADW continuing with bad policies of coal and nuclear power.
Genise
01:32:34
A study by the establishment National Bureau of Economic Research, titled “Housing Precarity & the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts of Utility Disconnection and Eviction Moratoria on Infections and Deaths Across US Counties,” that found that policies forestalling evictions could have saved well over 150 thousand lives in the US through November had they been uniformly/universally implemented:
Dency Nelson
01:33:25
Thank you, Ted, for your amazing leadership!!!
Genise
01:33:44
https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w28394/w28394.pdf?utm_campaign=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&amp%3Butm_medium=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&amp%3Butm_source=PANTHEON_STRIPPEDhttps://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w28394/w28394.pdf?utm_campaign=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&amp%3Butm_medium=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&amp%3Butm_source=PANTHEON_STRIPPEDhttps://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w28394/w28394.pdf?utm_campaign=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&amp%3Butm_medium=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&amp%3Butm_source=PANTHEON_STRIPPED
Jon Katz (he/him)
01:33:54
Congratulations Erika and Susan! So deserved
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:34:08
Go Ted. You have courage and you are bold and that has genius showing in you. Please protect yourself and family and your close friends. Will you work to get the guns out of the hands of members of the House of Represenative in the Capitol, so you can be certain you are safe, and the public that comes to visit the Capitol?
ingrid van Eckert
01:34:40
congratulations to Erica and Susan for all you do to get Democrats elected. Big virtual hugs from Ingrid
Genise
01:34:57
Gah! Sorry that link to the paper on housing precocity and COVID came out so long. Here’s a better one: http://www.nber.org/papers/w28394
Genise
01:36:35
Even in the absence of the kind of federal relief that would have enable non-essential businesses and organizations to close and non-essential workers to stay home, that these measures focused on maintaining people’s housing is shown to have such a stunning effect on public health during a pandemic. If you wonder if that study can be relied on, see here for info about the organization that produced the report so that its credibility can be judged:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bureau_of_Economic_Researchhttps://www.nber.org
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:36:38
Hi Ted. Why do you have California Real Estate Manuals on your book shelf? Where are environmnetal books on your shelf?
Ros Wolf
01:36:39
Congressman Lieu, Thank you for your consistent progressive leadership.
Cara Robin
01:36:42
great Ted!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
01:36:56
Thank you Rep. Lieu!!! Your leadership inspires us every day.
Jon Katz (he/him)
01:37:17
Congressman Lieu, glad to see you are a fan of The Mandalorian!
Jon Katz (he/him)
01:37:24
#Grogu
Cara Robin
01:38:06
love #Grogu!
dorothy reik
01:38:39
So proud to be your constituent!
STOREY, ISABEL
01:39:02
Good point, Congressman Lieu! Thank you!
Genise
01:39:17
My representatives in Congress since I have been old enough to vote have been Father Robert Drinan and Tip O’Neill, both in Massachusetts, and Henry Waxman and Ted Lieu since moving to Santa Monica. I have been exceedingly well represented in the House and have grown quite spoiled….
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:39:34
Go Congressman Lieu! Can the California Congressional caucus find any way to help Democrats win the next congressional race to defeat Kevin McCarthy in Bakersfield and Kern County. He is a real problem and brings shame to California to have him as a fellow congressman?
Jennifer Miner
01:39:58
Thank you so much for all your tireless work, Congressman Lieu. We are so proud and lucky to have you represent us.
martha bardach
01:40:00
So grateful you represent our District 33, Congressman Lieu. I appreciate your strength and fortitude!
Marcia Hanscom
01:40:00
So glad you are on the impeachment team, Rep. Lieu. Your sharp thinking will be helpful - hopefully in turning some minds and votes!
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:40:35
Roy, appreciate your admonition to do better, and we should all push for change. Let's also be appreciative of the environmental and progressive work the mayor has done, and recognize that despite not being perfectly clean, in the big picture EVs are superior to gas vehicles! We need an energy infrastructure overhaul, and President Biden and VP Harris are moving us in that direction, along with local electeds. There is hope, and solutions within reach!
Dency Nelson
01:40:42
We all could listen to Ted all say long, as should the entire country!
HASKELL, SUSAN
01:41:02
Thank you Ted!
POLHILL, ALLISON
01:42:22
Thank you Gail!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
01:44:40
Gail thank you!!!
WOLMAN, ADAM
01:45:27
Thank you Allison for your work with Nick Melvoin and the LAUSD School Board : )
Dency Nelson
01:45:58
I first met Sheila at a then Assemblywoman Debra Bowen event in the Marina in the early 90s! Thank you Sheila for all of your leadership!
pamela
01:47:21
wWe appreciate you Supervisor
Genise
01:48:28
We’ve learned through the experience of the past few months the you can do a lot in engaging civically and politically through virtual means, but you can’t hug your supervisor. :-(
HASKELL, SUSAN
01:52:20
Mobile Vaccinations to communities that lack access is critical
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:54:17
In you supervisorial district in Sylmar, chemicals are placed around trees to kill weeds, but those chemicals hurt the trees and the tree trunks are blasted with water sprinklers night. The trees are being killed by your Department of Parks and Recreation. Weeds need to be embraced, not hated, as weeds are flowers and attract butterflies such as Monarch. Each tree a the park should have a flower bed with Milkweed plants for the Monarch, instead of chemicals to make bare ground, and then with rain, erosion occurs. You have two good women at the top of the Parks and Recreation Department and you need to guide them to do the right thing. Is that possible? Do you recommend that a woman be our next County Supervisor, so that we keep our Board of Supervisors at 5 women? I do not think there is any other one of our thousands of counties in the USA that has all 5 supervisors as women, and we ought to keep that record in Los Angeles County?
Marcia Hanscom
01:55:27
Thank you, Sheila Kuehl, for your leadership. Nice to have one of our amazing five women Supervisors here!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
01:55:29
HOPE! Thank you for doing all you are doing to juggle what is an impossible process.
Robert Jan van de Hoek
01:55:34
I think we need to reform fire fighting so that every home gets a fire retardent tent so that zero homes burn. The Union of firefighter is opposed as it removes the need for employment of many firefighters.
Dency Nelson
01:58:49
Yay BEn!!!
Marcia Hanscom
02:00:50
Great - Vote by Mail for special elections. YES!
Genise
02:01:17
Can’t hug your state senator either in virtual space. Or pinch little Ezra’s chubby cheeks.
Dency Nelson
02:01:27
Yes, I agree Marcia!
pamela
02:01:34
Glad to hear about the vote by mail option.
Larry Gross
02:01:56
Good step, but renters need so much more.
georgia goldfarb
02:01:58
It is critical to base wildfire protection on science. It is NOT helpful to remove habitat ie "clear". It only allows growth of invasive plants which are, in fact, fire accelerants. See From the House Outward by Rick Halsey, Chaparral Institute, for ways to protect your house and landscape immediately surrounding your house. Insurance Commissioner Lara is looking at both individual and community rating based on house hardening as described in the above document. We will need subsidies for some to make the recommended changes. Look for SB 55 and 63 (hopefully including subsidies) for other wildfire protection measures.
Kayla Hayempour
02:02:23
The link to our online store: https://bit.ly/PalisadesDems
Genise
02:02:39
Ben — a good start on eviction relief, and looking forward to your leadership going further.
Marcia Hanscom
02:04:14
Excellent points, Georgia. My former colleague on the national Sierra Club Board of Directors (he is running for election again this year, for those members!) - Chad Hanson - talks about genuine fire ecology. I wish Gavin Newsom and his staff would listen to him and to Rick Halsey. https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/apocalypse-no-wildfire-damage-and-impacts-can-be-overstated/
georgia goldfarb
02:05:24
If you would like more info on the Halsey document and scientifically based measures, noted above, please ask Steve for my email. In so cal, the cause of ignitions are mainly Edison's lines. They need to be undergrounded, but SCE is detering this thru absurd costs. georgia
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:06:08
Thank you for your attention to plastics!!!
Larry Gross
02:07:20
Stay strong opposing Scott Wiener.
georgia goldfarb
02:07:57
Thank you. The reason best practices are not implemented and supported is a simple Common Cause analysis: special interest $
Larry Gross
02:08:17
All these proposals don’t guarantee AFFORDABLE Housing!
georgia goldfarb
02:09:13
Yes, as i said SB 55!!!
Marcia Hanscom
02:09:22
NO more bond money for climate as long as Newsom’s representatives at Fish & Wildlife claim - falsely - that destroying/bulldozing millions of cubic yards of life-filled soils at the Ballona Wetlands and helping SoCalGas’ gas storage facility stay there - somehow helps climate impacts - in fact, it’s the opposite. That’s why Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project is opposed to that destructive project at the Ballona Wetlands. So does LA County Democratic Party and 7 local Democratic Clubs!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:09:48
Hi Georgia, I know R. Halsey very well and his book and writing, and you see that there is no guarantee that house will not burn if a resident clears vegetation around home. Fire retardent foam tents are 100% effect, zero failure, but again this cure is not getting out to the public as this lessens the need for costly fire prevention efforts which has become a big business, and the firefighter unions are more interested in having more firefighters and fire engines and do not wish to solve the fire issue. There is a corrupt system set up. Some firefighter even start the fires to stay employed. There is real courage and boldness in elected officials to do the true and tried use of fire retardent tents.
Marcia Hanscom
02:10:38
None for WATER FUNDING - unless language that the $$$ can’t go for Ballona Wetlands destruction.
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:11:21
Killing native plants around peoples homes is not good, results in soil erosion with exposed soil during rain, plus more weeds, and give homeowners a false sense of security, when all that is really needed is fire retardant tents!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:12:24
Can you provide a list of democrats that are against plastics legislation?
Dency Nelson
02:12:43
Thank you, Ben!!!
STOREY, ISABEL
02:12:48
Thanks for leading the charge against single-use plastics!
Marcia Hanscom
02:13:00
Thank you, Senator Allen! Best to Melanie and Ezra! xoxo
POLHILL, ALLISON
02:13:34
Thrilled you are trying to ban single use plastics.
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:13:41
How many democrats are voting against plastic legislation, since we have a super majority of democrats in the state legislature? We need a list of those democrats to lobby them, or to find a more progressive democrat in those areas?
Marcia Hanscom
02:14:20
Senator Allen DOES have that list - maybe Sam - who is in this meeting - can share them with you.
martha bardach
02:14:54
Agreed - I want a list of those fighting FOR Single Use plastics and are on the wrong side of the climate crisis.
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:16:16
Shout out to Janet & Kayla for orchestrating this amazing Zoom meeting today. It takes a lot to make this all work.
Melissa Grant
02:16:49
I echo Tamara's text. Thank you Kayla and Janet!!
Jennifer Miner
02:17:20
Jumping on the Melissa/Tamara bandwagon — thank you, Janet and Kayla!
Marcia Hanscom
02:17:33
Not thankless jobs - they are very IMPORTANT jobs! I remember when I first met you, Richard Bloom, in a home of one of your neighbors - when you were President of Friends of Sunset Park. We collaborated on an important lawsuit in efforts to protect the Ballona Wetlands. 1996.
georgia goldfarb
02:17:43
Yes, native plants are much more resilient than invasives. The best practices comment above referred to wildfire measures. Special interest $ from the industries involved in the Dept of Forestry: timber, ag, pesticide and many of the "preventive" vs actual firefighting measures promoted by CalFire.
Kayla Hayempour
02:17:55
Thanks everyone! We have an incredible 144 people attending.
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:19:02
144 now, but peak number I spotted was 177 : )
Senator Ben Allen
02:19:14
At Dodger Stadium no less!!
Ros Wolf
02:19:42
Why weren’t they arrested ?
georgia goldfarb
02:20:41
And of course AB 1788!!! on rodenticides.
Larry Gross
02:21:33
More renter protections are needed.
Marcia Hanscom
02:22:19
In Los Angeles it’s already allowed for housing to be built in commercial zones.
Marcia Hanscom
02:24:01
In fact, there is quite a bit of commercial space that can be converted now - as the pandemic has changed many commercial business practices. I just wonder why the State has to weigh in on these issues.
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:28:00
Yes, Georgia, but why does vegetation clearance around home include removal of native plants, giving invasive plants the advantage, when a fire retardent tent would save the home and the native vegetation, and stop the invasive plants. Jus sayin…. Peace, ‘Roy’
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:31:46
Seems it would be easy to have a law that not just states no rodenticides, but has still penalties for private sellers (pimps) that sell and market the poisons, not blame the homeowners that use the rodenticide poisons. Thanks Georgia, as there must be a lot of democrats that want rodenticides to remain legal and allowable to be sold at stores.
georgia goldfarb
02:32:17
I don't advocate removing native plants, instead preserve them - just add a little water to them and trim the bits of dead wood. The most important area is the first 5 feet around the house, next is 30 ft. it's described in from the house outward.
pamela
02:32:42
Thank you Councilmember Bonin for all you and your team do!
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:32:59
Thank you Richard for all you do, and best of luck on the campaign!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:33:15
Can you take the hundreds of millions dollars of LADWP in investment stocks, cash assets, and properties. I think that the City Council needs to have courage and boldness with genius, to work with mayor to take money away from LADWP. Is this a good strategy to alleviate fiscal situation of the City of LA?
georgia goldfarb
02:34:02
Rodenticides are killing predators that eat the rodents. Exclusion of rodents and trapping are the most effective and safe measures.
WIRTH, GAIL
02:34:12
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WOLMAN, ADAM
02:35:33
https://www.palisadesdemclub.org/join
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:35:43
I also heard that LADWP does not want all homes and businesses to have solar because then there would be need for a LADWP in the future. This is an easy win-win, Mike to reign in and refer the corrupt LADWP that also rips us off as customers. LADWP is also ruing our wild natural desert lands. And LADWP is an environment justice problem with dirty electric generation plants. Please become a true environmentalist with care?
pamela
02:36:29
Yes Erika!
Dency Nelson
02:37:05
We miss Bill's eggs, Mike!
Ros Wolf
02:37:55
Councilman, Thank you for your consistently progressive leadership !!!
FERESTEN, ERIKA
02:37:59
Great question!
Larry Gross
02:38:07
Mike is a true leader in fighting for the rights of tenants and for affordable housing.
Marcia Hanscom
02:38:44
Thank you, Mike, for being the MAIN elected official working to close down the Playa del Rey gas storage field under and around the Ballona Wetlands.. You ARE taking on the challenges with fossil fuel companies. I’d love to see others join you. Janice Hahn has publicly called for this closure. More will join you soon, I’m sure!
Marcia Hanscom
02:39:51
(This club has passed a resolution in support of closing that gas field - as have 7 other Dem Clubs AND the LA County Dem Party)
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:40:11
We should get to a place and plan to no longer have a LADWP, at least the “P” removed. And then we need to stop taking water away from the Owens Valley, and sell our LADWP lands in the Owens Valley to the state and federal government to make more national parks and sanctuaries. LADWP is atrocious toward nature and Indigenous Paiute peoples in Lone Pine, Bishop, Lee Vining, Mono Lake, Owens Lake. LADWP is total corrupt and no reform is coming from LA City Council. We see the Mayor praising LADWP and there is so much wrong. Let us have LADWP pay homeowners to put up solar power, not make a homeowner pay to set up the solar power. And with all the money in LADWP bank accounts this could be done very easily. And then electric cars can charge their cars without guilt at their homes at night.
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:40:29
Councilmember Bonin is one of our most fearless, tireless advocates for progressive change. We're lucky to have him
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:40:36
Mike - Thank you for supporting our needs so artfully!!!
Marcia Hanscom
02:40:41
Agree, Adam.
pamela
02:40:56
Agree Adam!
georgia goldfarb
02:41:28
Best practices for homeless are exemplified by https://www.pathwayshousingfirst.org Pretty sure Sam Tsemberis, CEO, will be happy to talk with you. In a randomized controlled trial, in Harlem, they demonstrated 85% housing retention rate in the chronically homeless, mentally disabled.
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:41:46
So sad to hear bout Dick! Peace, ‘Roy’
FERESTEN, ERIKA
02:43:07
Dick is greatly missed. RIP Dick Wulliger
Melissa Grant
02:44:31
Dick was a wonderfully generous soul. He will be dearly missed
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:45:00
Love to Marilyn from all of us at PPDC. We'll never forgot Dick and his contributions, and will always appreciate his and Marilyn's years of gracious support and hosting
POLHILL, ALLISON
02:46:09
LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin’s contact nick.melvoin@lausd.netFor school matters contact Allison Holdorff Polhill: (Nick’s Chief Advisor & District Director) allison.holdorff@lausd.net
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:46:14
Gary — truly meaningful presentation. Dick was one of the first Board members to welcome me into the club. He set the example for us all to follow on how to serve our community best.
FERESTEN, ERIKA
02:46:38
Go LAUSD!
POLHILL, ALLISON
02:46:54
Safe Steps to Safe Schools (LAUSD reopening efforts) January 25th 2021 Town Hall with Supt. BuetnerArchive of virtual events: https://www.facebook.com/nick.melvoin/videosWebsite: http://boardmembermelvoin.comNewsletter sign up: https://www.boardmembermelvoin.com/signup-for-our-newsletterBD4 accomplishments: https://www.boardmembermelvoin.com/community-accomplishmentsFacebook/Twitter: @Nick.Melvoin
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:47:39
Hey Nick, a bit of history. LAUSD had a nature study science program until World War II for a high school graduation requirements. After World War II with pro-chemistry and pro-nuclear power and science to make for food by pesticides and fertilizers, nature study was cancelled. Big mistake. Can you acknowledge this mistake from School board 70 years ago, and reinstate nature study in schools again, with projects in classrooms with various nature studies from butterflies to birds, and from trees to flowers, and so forth?
POLHILL, ALLISON
02:48:34
Link to Monday’s Town Hall Nick hosted with Supt. Buetner regarding reopening efforts: https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boardmembermelvoin.com%2Fvirtual-town-halls&data=04%7C01%7Callison.holdorff%40lausd.net%7C3f91a0351d5a45c7cab008d8c22b48e6%7C042a40a1b1284ac48648016ffa121487%7C0%7C0%7C637472838442204142%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ZsHuCHfq4l25VoEWN5b9P63b2D7DHLFX054fL3%2FCa1o%3D&reserved=0
FERESTEN, ERIKA
02:50:06
@Robert that is really interesting. Thank you for sharing. My son’s LAUSD middle school has an active farm with animals and crops. Check out Paul Revere Middle School.
pamela
02:50:10
Thank you for those hotspots! it along with the lending of computers has allowed underprivileged student access to continue their education.
pamela
02:51:25
Great to know you are working so hard to re-open our schools and keeping our teachers safe as well.
Kayla Hayempour
02:52:00
Donations? Call 310 230 2084, leave a message and a volunteer will call you back and take donation over the phone!
pamela
02:52:39
Great idea!!!
Kayla Hayempour
02:52:55
Virtual store: https://bit.ly/PalisadesDems
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:52:58
Yes, call, or email info@palisadesdemclub.org, or hit the website at https://www.palidems.org/join
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:53:04
Thank you Nick and Allison for your service on behalf of our schools, benefiting all of society, not just kids and parents
FERESTEN, ERIKA
02:53:17
Thank you Nick for your courageous leadership in moving funds from school police to student and community care.
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:53:19
Thank you Nick for all you do for our schools and students.
POLHILL, ALLISON
02:53:34
to help our schools please email nick.melvoin@lausd.net or allusion.holdorff@lausd.net
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:53:43
The plans for vaccines is inspiring and builds hope.
Kayla Hayempour
02:53:45
Thank you, Nick, on behalf of all the students!
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:53:48
Big thanks from PaliDems to Rep. Lieu, State Sen. Allen, Assem. Bloom, Sup. Kuehl, Mayor Garcetti, Councilmem. Bonin, LAUSD Board member Melvoin, and their staffs for being with us today
STOREY, ISABEL
02:53:51
Great program! Thanks Pac Palisades Dem Club for getting so many of our electeds together to update us on important issues!
POLHILL, ALLISON
02:54:05
Excellent program!
HASKELL, SUSAN
02:54:11
Thanks Nick. Vaccinating teachers is the goal.
pamela
02:54:41
Excellent program! Thank you...
Boardmember Nick Melvoin
02:55:04
Thank you all for such an engaging program this afternoon and for your service to our community in so many different ways. It’s a privilege to represent the Palisades on the Board of Education!!
Robert Jan van de Hoek
02:55:24
Congrats to all with election and a great board, with so much kindness, and politeness, and such great volunteers. I am glad that you are democrats and progressive and thinking of the future as well as now, and forgetting our past. Peace,
HASKELL, SUSAN
02:55:49
Great to hear from our elected officials on meeting the complex challenges. Thanks to the program committee!
martha bardach
02:55:54
Thank you all for a valuable and informative event. The annual meeting is always a special treat!
Ros Wolf
02:56:27
Good job, Everyone !
Murtaza Mogri
02:57:01
Can PPDC also use Facebook posts for publicity?
Dency Nelson
02:57:15
Thank you everyone!
Murtaza Mogri
02:57:22
Thank you for a great event!
FERESTEN, ERIKA
02:57:27
Beautiful meeting everyone. Congrats Steve and welcome new board and members!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:57:32
In honor of the amazing work of Janet, Kayla and their team I’m making a donation to the PPDC: https://www.palidems.org/join (AKA Gail’s pass the hat)
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:57:41
We do use Facebook!
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:57:46
Twitter and IG too
ingrid van Eckert
02:57:50
wonderful meeting!!! Thanks to all organizers!!!
Jon Katz (he/him)
02:57:51
Congrats PPDC!!!
Tamara Melzer Levenson she/her
02:58:11
Amazing meeting!!!
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:58:29
Find us at PaliDems — facebook.com/palidems, twitter.com/palidems, instagram.com/palidems
Marcia Hanscom
02:58:38
Thank you all!
WOLMAN, ADAM
02:58:48
As well as at our website, https://www.palisadesdemclub.org