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16th Annual General Assembly

February 27, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The SBCCOG’s 16th Annual General Assembly working title “A View From the Front Porch: Neighborhoods in the South Bay,” was held at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center (801 E. Carson St., Carson CA 90745). The conference focused on neighborhoods – what makes a good neighborhood, what are some of the challenges cities face, and what is our vision for the neighborhood of the future. For the past 15 years the SBCCOG has brought together elected officials, city commissioners and staff, community and business leaders, and the public at this FREE event to hear and discuss issues of importance to the South Bay. View the program here

To put the subject matter of this General Assembly in context, Wally Siembab, the SBCCOG’s Research Director, prepared a white paper for discussion on the topic, which includes a short summary of the history of South Bay neighborhoods and then sets forward a strategy for preparing for the future.  Read it here

Looking to give us feedback but forgot to complete a survey at the General Assembly? Fill this one out and send it to info@southbaycities.org

The General Assembly was designed to kick off a continuing conversation with stakeholders about the challenges and opportunities facing the South Bay over the next 10 years. The issue is what we should do next to nurture and further develop that dialogue. As a result, we are going to extend a question to the public each month that speaks to the theme of the previous General Assembly. For the month of May, we ask: 

On a scale of 1-10, how worried are you about the price of gasoline suddenly escalating or worse, having spot shortages accompanied by occasional lines at gas stations?   

Please respond via either social media platform:

  • Twitter: Tweet your response to @SBESC, using #GA2015
  • Facebook: Comment on our post

 

Videos from Hasan Ikhrata’s presention: 

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View Councilmember James Osborne’s historical postcard views of the South Bay in the slideshow on the “About the South Bay” portion of the website.

Speaker Presentations and Bios

Chief Executive Officer, Beach Cities Health District

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Jim Dear

Mayor of City of Carson

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Helen Dennis

Specialist in Aging, Employment and New Retirement

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Jim Goodhart

Councilman of Palos Verdes Estates / SBCCOG Board Chair

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Hasan Ikhrata

Executive Director of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

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John Jones

Community Services Director for the City of Torrance

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Dowell Myers

Professor at USC Price School of Public Policy

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Sharon Papa

Chief of Police for the City of Hermosa Beach

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Sheri Repp-Loadsman

Planning and Building Director for the City of Palos Verdes Estates

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Hillary Theyer

City Librarian for the Torrance Public Library

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D. J. Waldie

Historian Emeritus for the City of Lakewood

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CITY OF CARSON FOR HOSTING AND TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:

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