Saturday, June 26, 2010

Channel 35 to Replay Councilmember Huizar's "Election Reform Forum" Today & Twice Next Week

Huizar Forum on Election Reform

Councilmember Huizar moderated his second government reform panel recently in Council Chambers. A panel of experts discussed election reform in hopes of increasing voter turnout in City of Los Angeles’ elections while exploring ways to save the city money in the process. Channel 35 will reply the program later today @ 5:30 p.m. and again on 6/28 @ 12:30 p.m. and 7/1 @ 6 p.m. You can also click here to watch it online.

The panel included Kathay Feng with California Common Cause, Antonio Gonzalez with Southwest Voter and the Willie C. Velasquez Institute, David Holtzman with the League of Women Voters Los Angeles, Ron Kaye with OurLA, political pundit and Sonnenschein managing partner Darry Sragow, and Holly Wolcott with the Office of the City Clerk. The discussion centered on possible solutions to voter fatigue and apathy in increasingly expensive elections.

Councilmember Huizar’s last panel in March focused on Campaign Finance Reform and he is currently working on a package of campaign and election reform proposals. A third forum focusing on the City’s Charter will soon be announced for September.