See what Los Angeles City Council member Paul Krekorian says about what he sees as the future of the San Fernando Valley.
The Rotary Club of the Greater San Fernando Valley (www.rotaryecclubgreatersfv.org) asked him about the newly-formed San Fernando Valley Council of Governments. (The website is very interesting with background and some specifics, but please note that it is not 100% updated http://sfvcog.org/.)
Rotary E-Club Greater SFV member Mel Powell conducted the interview of Krekorian, who was recently elected chairman of the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments.
As chairman, the councilmember said he will push the Council of Governments to focus its attention on priorities that broadly impact the Valley and its residents.
"I'm hoping to inject more vitality in the engagement of the COG, particularly around the issues of transportation and economic development [in the Valley]," the Councilmember told the Rotary E-Club. "For the longer term plan, I have some thoughts about collective environmental goals that we should be seeking as well in terms of open space protection and water, among others."
The SFVCOG was established in 2010 to develop and implement policies and plans to address the unique needs of the greater San Fernando Valley region, including transportation, environmental and planning issues. The board meets bimonthly to discuss coordination of government programs while working to provide recommendations and solutions to problems of common and general regional concern.
The Council of Governments consists of the two County Supervisors and seven Los Angeles City Councilmembers whose districts encompass the Valley, as well as one councilmember from each of the City Councils of Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando and Santa Clarita.
To listen to the councilmember's full interview in the video above.
The Studio City Rotary Club holds a meeting Tuesday night at the Sportsman's Lodge to hear from an aid worker who recently returned from Doctors Without Borders. Click here for more information: http://www.scsorotary.org/