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Culver Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas Plans 'Budget Priorities Forum


January 8, 2015

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Culver City) announces plans to host the California Budget Priorities Forum | 2015 – Los Angeles | Culver City, a community public policy gathering on state budget priorities for the 54th Assembly District.

The focus will be on the impact of proposed state spending on the cities of Los Angeles and Culver City in Fiscal Year 2015-2016 beginning July 1.

The Budget Priorities Forum will be held on Saturday, January 24 from 9 am. to 1 pm at Susan Miller Dorsey High School Math/Science/Technology Magnet, 3537 Farmdale Avenue, Los Angeles.

Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, "Governor Jerry Brown's budget will affect every community in California, but the impacts of his proposed budget may vary widely from small cities to large metropolitan areas.

"It will be important to hear thoughts and opinions from local officials, civic leaders and community stakeholders in Los Angeles and Culver City regarding their view the Governor's spending plan and how they would advise me and my colleagues in the state legislature as we begin our task of shaping California's fiscal priorities for 2015-2016."

The California Budget Priorities Forum | 2015 – Los Angeles | Culver City will feature seven breakout sessions for budget presentations and fiscal discussions on education, health and human services, public safety, transportation and housing, natural resources, labor and consumer protection, and state administration and state constitutional offices.

Local Senate and Assembly members will join senior officials from state government departments to serve as moderators of the forum's breakout sessions.

Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will deliver a keynote speech on the importance of the state's upcoming fiscal year spending plan and the budget's significance to working families.


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