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2017 L.A. City Neighborhood Council 1.0

Photos by David Ng  Civic U 1.0 #CivicU on Facebook and Twitter After the successful Civic U 2.0 for neighborhood councils in 2016, the City’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment asked the Pat Brown Institute to come back in 2017 to give a new cohort of elected...

2017 Annual Policy Conference

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, in association with the World Trade Center LA and the LAEDC, will hold its 2017 Annual Policy Conference, “Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy?” on Thursday October 5th at The L.A. Hotel Downtown.  International trade and investment policies are both economically critical and politically sensitive. What should the nation’s largest state and the world’s 6th largest economy be doing? What role can and should cities, large and small, play? Through dialogue and debate, the conference will help clarify the next steps for our leaders and our communities in an unsettling and unprecedented era.

2017 Annual Dinner

Marking 30 Years at  Cal State LA Thursday, April 27, 2017 The Millennium Biltmore Hotel 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 5:30 p.m. Reception 7 p.m. Program Purchase Individual Tickets and Sponsorships Press Release Annual Dinner Invitation Annual Dinner...

2016 Summit of Possibilities

The event presented a historic study about the current economic and community assets of the Central 710 Corridor – Southeast Los Angeles region, by Beacon Economics. Following the presentation, a panel of local civic leaders and experts shared their impressions of the report’s implications, and generated an open dialogue with the audience.