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Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Elections 2017

Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-largest urban area in the nation. It is located in the southern part of the state on the Pacific Ocean. It is the seat of Los Angeles County. Geographically, it extends more than 40 mi from the mountains to the sea.

The Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolá visited the site in 1769. On Sept. 4, 1781, the Mexican provincial governor, Filipe de Neve, founded “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles,” meaning “The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels.” The pueblo became the capital of the Mexican province, Alta California, and it was the last place to surrender to the United States at the time of the American occupation in 1847. By the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, Mexico ceded California to the United States, and Los Angeles was incorporated as a city in 1850.

The city's phenomenal growth was brought about by its equable climate, which attracted people and industry from all parts of the nation; the development of its citrus-fruit industry; the discovery of oil in the area during the early 1890s; the development of its man-made harbor—its port is one of the busiest in the United States—and the growth of the motion picture industry in the early 20th century. Today, Hollywood is a part of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is a major hub of shipping, manufacturing, industry, and finance, and is world-renowned in the entertainment and communications fields. It is a favorite vacation destination and attracts millions of tourists to the area each year from all over the world. Apart from the movie studios and other landmarks associated with the movie industry, points of interest include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits (famous for Ice Age fossils), Disneyland (Anaheim), and the Santa Anita and Hollywood racetracks.

Los Angeles County is the nation's largest manufacturing center, and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are second only to New York as the largest customs district in the United States. Major employers in the Los Angeles Five-County area are in the business and management sector. Growth in the key wholesale industries—apparel and textiles, furniture, jewelry, and toys—and the boom in industrial trade were the trend for the region in the 1990s. Other important sectors are health services and international trade and investment. After some lean years, the aerospace industry is making a modest comeback as a result of increased federal defense spending.

Mayor: Antonio Villaraigosa (to June 2013)

2010 census population (rank): 3,794,820 (2); % change: 6.0; Male: 1,841,805 (49.8%); Female: 1,853,015 (50.2%); White: 1,734,036 (46.9%); Black: 415,195 (8.2%); American Indian and Alaska Native: 29,412 (0.8%); Asian: 369,254 (10.0%); Other race: 949,720 (25.7%); Two or more races: 191,288 (5.2%); Hispanic/Latino: 1,719,073 (48.5%). 2010 percent population 18 and over: 73.4%; 65 and over: 9.7%; Median age: 31.6.

2010 population estimate (rank): 3,744,829 (2)

Land area: 503 sq mi. (1,215 sq km);

Alt.: Highest, 5,081 ft.; lowest, sea level

Avg. daily temp.: Jan., 58.3° F; July, 74.3° F

See link for CD12 Map

District 12 borders are:
South to North From Roscoe Blvd. and North to outermost LA City border.
Northern border is the outermost LA City border.
Eastern border from the I 405 San Diego Highway North including Golden State I 5 to LA border/city limits.
West from the I 405 - I5 along Roscoe all the way to Ventura County.
There is a small area jutting out South of Roscoe from Balboa to White Oak all the way to U.S 101 Freeway
CD 12 area neighborhood councils:
Chatsworth - entirely
Granada Hills North - entirely
Granada Hills South - entirely
Northridge East - entirely
Northridge South - entirely
Northridge West - entirely
Porter Ranch – entirely
North Hills West - entirely
Mission Hills - partial
Canoga Park - partial
Encino - partial
Lake Balboa - partial
Reseda - partial
Van Nuys - partial
West Hills - partial
Winnetka - partial

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Chamber of Commerce in CD12
North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (818) 349-5676 9401 Reseda Blvd # 100 Northridge, California 91324 www.nvrcc.com/
Northridge CA chamber of commerce listing with link to official chamber website as well as links to area apartments, motels, Northridge jobs, colleges, ...
Special Thanks to our sponsors for honoring this year's Legends & Heroes at the Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce's Fifth Annual Legends & Heroes ...
Serving Granada Hills Since 1927 Our Goals: - To promote, support, and enhance the local businesses in Granada Hills. - To continue our encouragement of ...
Canoga Park and West Hills Chamber of Commerce: BUILDING WEST VALLEY BUSINESSES SINCE 1912.
The Reseda Chamber of Commerce relaunch has been placed on hold. For more information, please visit http://www.sanfernandovalleychamber.com/ . ...
Category: Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce in Winnetka, CA. Offers: , business developement. View Winnetka Chamber of Commerce company ...
Community information, events listing, business directory, news, related links, and contact details.
The Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the premier business organization in the San Fernando Valley. ...
Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
7120 Hayvenhurst Avenue
Suite 114
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 989-0300
Fax: (818) 989-3836
Mission Hills, California Chamber of Commerce
11150 Sepulveda Blvd. #200A, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Phone: 818-361-8888 - no website
Better Business Bureau
18631 Sherman Way # B, San Fernando Valley, CA 91335 (818) 401-1480 ‎
18631 Sherman Way, Suite B
Reseda, CA 91355-4196 - (818) 401-1480



Los Angeles
Los Angeles 2nd most populace city in the USA the most populous city in the State of California and the Western half of the USA with a population of 3.83 million within its administrative limits on a land area of 498.3 square miles (1,290.6 km2). The urban area of Los Angeles extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 14.8 million and it is the 14th largest urban area in the world, affording it megacity status. The Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is home to nearly 12.9 million residents while the broader Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riversidecombined statistical area (CSA) contains nearly 17.8 million people. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most multiculturalcounties in the United States. The city's inhabitants are referred to as "Angelenos".
Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the river of Porziuncola). It became a part of Mexico in 1821, following its independence from Spain. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican-American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.
Often known by its initials, L.A., and nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. In 2008, Los Angeles was named the world's eighth most economically powerful city by Forbes.com, third in the U.S. behind New York City and Chicago. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third largest economic center in the world, after the Greater Tokyo Area and the New York metropolitan area. As the home base of Hollywood, it is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World", leading the world in the creation of motion pictures, television production, video games, and recorded music. The importance of the entertainment business to the city has led many celebrities to call Los Angeles and its surrounding suburbs home. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics.
Los Angeles enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with an average of 35 days with measurable precipitation annually.
Los Angeles city councils (15 district system) 1925—present
Neighborhood councils 97
Voters created Neighborhood Councils in the Charter Reform of 1999. First proposed by City Council member
Joel Wachs in 1996, they were designed to promote public participation in government and make it more responsive to local needs.
The councils cover districts that are not necessarily identical to the traditional neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Almost ninety three neighborhood councils (NCs) are certified and all "
stakeholders" —meaning anyone who lives, works or owns property in a neighborhood—may vote for members of the councils' governing bodies. Some council bylaws allow other people with a stake in the community to cast ballots as well.
The councils are official government bodies and so their governing bodies and committees must abide by California's
Brown Act, which governs the meetings of deliberative assemblies.
The first notable concern of the neighborhood councils collectively was the opposition by some of them in March 2004 to an 18% increase in water rates by the city's
Department of Water and Power. This led the City Council to approve only a limited increase pending independent review. More recently, some of the councils petitioned the City Council in summer 2006 to allow them to introduce ideas for legislative action, but the City Council put off a decision.
The neighborhood councils have been allocated $45,000 each per year for administration, outreach and approved neighborhood projects.
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District 12
Population 281,480
62.28 Sq. miles
Councilman for the 12th District, represents the neighborhoods of Northridge, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Porter Ranch, parts of West Van Nuys and Encino, West Hills, North Hills, Mission Hills, Lake Balboa, Reseda and Winnetka.

"Let us take back our city/state and make it Los Angeles governed by the people for the people"

Dear Voter,

On this Independence Day, we've got a fresh opportunity to declare America's independence from big money control of our elections.

Encouraged by the success in Montana, We are launching an Amend 2012 campaign in California yesterday to give voters a voice against all the big money madness this November. We've got less than five weeks to gather 150,290 valid voter signatures so that Californians can declare their support on election day for a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United.

This is a huge undertaking. Can you help us make it happen by donating today?

There's a lot to do in a short amount of time! We are printing petitions, contracting for canvass crews to fan out across the state, and setting up a volunteer operation. We have to pull together as much funds as possible from allies and donors for this ambitious drive, but need to raise substantial more funds to get to the finish line. We could also use volunteers to help us in this crucial task and restore our Democracy.

We know that Californians, like other Americans, are fed up with attempts by millionaires and big corporations to buy our elections; now we have to show them they can fight back. Our Western Region rebellion is spreading, and with California in the mix – a major State in the presidential election – we can send a loud message to Washington, DC that it's time to make elections of, by and for the people, not of, bought and paid for by special interests. We must hold our elected officials accountable to the people.

Help voters raise the cry for independence from big money in politics. Give today to spread this national uprising to take back our democracy!

So as you enjoy a day with family and friends, picnics and fireworks, please take a moment to support our 21st century declaration of independence – from big money.

Thanks for all you do,

YJ Draiman
and the rest of the team at Government by the people

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