Jan Perry for L.A. Mayor? See Her Questioned Today on a Live Video

The city councilwoman will be the second mayoral candidate interviewed in the Talking About Los Angeles series. Questions from Patch readers will be presented to Perry.

A series of conversations with Los Angeles mayoral candidates continues Tuesday evening with an interview of Councilwoman Jan Perry that will be shown via a live video stream you can watch on this Patch site.

The interview, the second in the "Talking About Los Angeles" series, begins at 5:30 p.m. before an audience in The Grand Salon of California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. (.)

If you would like to attend the event, you can register on the Talking About Los Angeles website.

The moderator for the event will be Christine Essel, the CEO for Los Angeles’ Community Redevelopment Agency. She’s a former senior vice president of government and community affairs for Paramount Pictures and had been an airport commissioner for Mayor Villaraigosa. Essel has also served as a board chair of the Central City Association in 2007 and 2008.

Other candidates who have committed to appear in the series are City Controller Wendy Greuel and radio talk-show host Kevin James. Dates and locations for their conversations have not yet been announced. Councilman Eric Garcetti was the first guest in March.

The election is on March 5, 2013.

Topics for the conversations include:

  • Transportation, goods movement and infrastructure;
  • Environment, green technology, resource protection, energy policies;
  • Quality of life issues—public safety, neighborhoods and city services;
  • Business climate, job creation and the local economy;
  • Education and workforce development;
  • Envision L.A.—a general discussion about the future of Los Angeles.

The series is being organized by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a Latino voter participation organization; and Cerrell Associates, a Los Angeles political consulting firm. The May 15 event is being hosted by Associated Students of California State University, Northridge.

Patch is a co-sponsor of the series.

For more information, visit the "Talking About Los Angeles" website at www.talkingaboutla.com.

Another WorldView May 09, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Why did you sell-out the South Central Farmers? How can we trust you to do what's right as mayor, when as a Council Member you showed yourself to have more concern for wealthy landowners, than the folks in your district?
Susan R May 09, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Jan Perry, there are no supermarkets in your area. Why is it that in 12 years on the city council you were only able to bring one supermarket into your area? Why didn't you allow Wal-Mart to come into your area so residents have a place to shop?
STARCHY May 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
here's MY question: Why did you sell out your constituents (and the citizens of LA outside your district) to the outdoor advertising companies? What was the TOTAL value of the free billboards provided to you for your past campaigns and will you continue to put your personal career advancement over the cries of citizens to stop the unbridled infestation of billboards in our community?
Shawn Richardson May 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM
In light of the two new studies upon which the New York Times recently reported that conclude that "food deserts" are a non-existent problem, and another study that concludes that fast food is predominately consumed by the middle class and not the poor, how do you justify your ban on new fast food restaurants in South LA?
Richard Core May 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM
We have reached the end of the period for taking questions. Thank you to all who participated. I'll present selected questions to Councilwoman Perry on Tuesday at Cal-State Northridge.


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