CD12 Conversations with Councils Tours the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
Posted by Councilmember Englander on September 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM
On Wednesday, over 70 representatives from the ten neighborhood councils from Council District 12 took part in what has become a much-anticipated tradition in the North West San Fernando Valley – the Council District 12 Conversations with Councils.
Designed to provide the CD12 neighborhood council membership the opportunity to expand their repertoire of information regarding relevant social and political issues and provide access to the respective City agencies and departments designated to address these challenges, this regular meeting has become a cornerstone in providing understanding of complex topics for our neighborhood council membership.
Hosted by the newly built San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission (SFVRM) at their Home Again facility, the NC members were treated to an engaging dialogue that touched upon keystone issues such as the recent Homeless Count, options for addressing the needs of the homeless and how to leverage resources such as a "homeless navigator." Joining me in this dialogue were SFVRM Executive Director, Wade Trimmer, Luis "Oscar" Blanco and Gary Mitchell from the Los Angeles Housing Services Authority.
A special thanks to Wade and his incredible staff for their time and commitment. It was undeniably a powerful event and one that will not soon be forgotten.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District
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