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Blog: Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce to Host City Council Candidates in Town Hall

Valley voters will choose the successor to City Councilman Dennis Zine on March 5. Hear from the six candidates in person at a town hall on January 30 at the Westfield Promenade mall.

Are you ready for the March 5 election? What election, you say?

The City of Los Angeles will hold a primary election for Mayor and for City Council representatives on March 5. If no candidate gets over 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off on May 21.

In Council District 3, where Councilman Dennis Zine is termed out, six candidates are running to succeed him, and you can hear from them in person at a town hall meeting on January 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Westfield Promenade Mall in Woodland Hills.

The town hall is sponsored by the Valley Regional Forum and the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce. Admission and parking are free.

I'm helping the Chamber organize the forum. I hope you'll join me there. Come over and say hello and submit your questions for the candidates!

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Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce to Host City Council Candidates in Town Hall

Six candidates seeking to represent the West San Fernando Valley on the Los Angeles City Council will participate in a town hall sponsored by the Valley Regional Forum in conjunction with Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce on January 30 at the Westfield Promenade Mall.

Business owner Elizabeth Badger, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, business owner Cary Iaccino, attorney Joyce Pearson, city Personnel Department investigator Steven Presberg and commercial real estate broker Scott Silverstein, will answer questions drawn from members of the Chamber and from the public. The candidates are competing to succeed Council District 3 incumbent Dennis Zine, who is termed out. The nonpartisan primary election will be held on March 5, with the general election on May 21 if no candidate garners more than 50 percent of the vote.

The town hall is the second event in the Valley Regional Forum series hosted by the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce, the largest Chamber in the San Fernando Valley with over 700 business members. In October the Chamber hosted a debate on Proposition 38, which aimed to increase school funding by raising state income taxes on most Californians.

Also involved in presenting the Council District 3 town hall are the Reseda Neighborhood Council, the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, the Tarzana Neighborhood Council, the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council and the Canoga Park-West Hills Chamber of Commerce.

The forum will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the retail space formerly occupied by Dick's Sporting Goods, the same space used by the Chamber last January for a 30th congressional district town hall forum with Democratic incumbents Brad Sherman and Howard Berman and Republicans Susan Shelley and Mark Reed.

Questions for the candidates may be submitted on the Chamber's website, www.WoodlandHillscc.net.

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Sean McCarthy January 31, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Nearly 350 residents attended the 6 way debate of candidates for Los Angeles City Council District 3. Each of the candidates articulated their position well. The Woodland Hills ~ Tarzana Chamber of Commerce is proud to have given you the opportunity to hear from the candidates on the issues that are important to you.

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