L.A. Area Chamber Hosts L.A. City Council District 5 Candidates Forum on Jobs, Gridlock and the Economy

Qualified Candidates Address Business Community at Free Event Hosted by the L.A. Area Chamber, Century City Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Business Journal and Time Warner Cable

January 6, 2009

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

WHAT:
All qualified candidates for Los Angeles City Council, District 5 appearing on the March 3, 2009 Primary Nominating Election will address members of the business community at a public forum in Century City.  During this free and open-to-the-public event, the candidates will share their perspectives on how they plan to improve traffic flow, help businesses grow, improve quality of life and ensure that Los Angeles remains a global economic leader.  The candidates forum is hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Century City Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Business Journal and Time Warner Cable.
                            
WHO:
Adeena Bleich, Director, Non-profit Organization
Paul Koretz, Non-profit Organization Director
Ron Galperin, Neighborhood Advocate/Attorney
David Vahedi, Boardmember, Neighborhood Council
Robert Schwartz, Attorney
Robyn Ritter Simon, Community Leader/Businesswoman
Lee Kanon Alpert, Attorney, arbitrator and mediator (Moderator)

WHEN:
Monday, January 12, 2009
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Reception)
6:30 – 8 p.m. (Candidates Forum)
* 3 hours FREE parking available at Westfield Century City. Enter on Constellation Boulevard. *

WHERE:
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles

WHY:
The City of Los Angeles faces significant challenges including worsening gridlock, growing budget deficits, higher taxes and fees and a shrinking middle class.  The outcome of the election for L.A. City Council District 5 – which includes the business centers of Westwood and Century City – will have a profound impact on the local business community for years to come.

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About The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A.County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

About The Century City Chamber of Commerce
The Century City Chamber of Commerce promotes the best interests of CenturyCity and its membership, serving as the unifying voice for business development and civic growth, through effective communication, events and programs. For more information, visit www.centurycitycc.com.

About Time Warner Cable California
Time Warner Cable West Region serves Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San DiegoCounties, and Hawaii and employs approximately 7,900 local professionals.  Leveraging its leadership in innovation, its quality, local customer care and its fiber-rich broadband network, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services including digital cable, video on demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and digital phone. 

 Nationally, Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states.  Headquartered in New York City, Time Warner Cable has approximately 13.3 million video subscribers and more than 6.9 million customers who purchase more than one product.  Nearly 85 percent of the Company’s customers are located in five geographic clusters (New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California) and includes the nation’s two largest cities:  Los Angeles and New York.    


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Gwen Oldham, 213.580.7532 (L.A. Area Chamber)
Starlyn Klein, 310.553.2222 (Century City Chamber)
Darryl Ryan, 310.647.6534 (Time Warner Cable)